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234 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-1322
+1 518-427-5963
Fri 11:30 - 23:30
Sat 16:30 - 23:30
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Cambridge, New York
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161 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I met my friend at the Ginger Man for a late night glass of wine and a bite to eat. Everything about the Ginger Man was first rate. The selections of wine were long and amazing. The food was really good and artfully placed on the plates. I'd like to come back and try out an entree. The waitress was... More 

Thank Linda147
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I used to go here every 3-4 weeks for years, loving the simple menu of after movie fare of soups, sandwiches, burgers, and then dinner entrees were great. I keep trying this warm ambiance place again but have been continually disappointed by the rise in prices to $10-14 glasses of wine, $26-32 entrees and then ordered sliced pork tenderloin with... More 

Thank chris d
North Bellmore, New York
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Nestled in the heart of Albany, far from downtown where parking is a major issue is this cozy place in what 30 years ago was the suny albany student bar district. The wine list was extensive pairing up with a menu had a number of upscale comfort food items. Shrimp bisque to start was wonderful on a 10 degree evening... More 

Thank Tom S
Niskayuna, New York
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90 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We have lived in the area for a short 2 years and had been looking for a restaurant that had jazz and great food. My cousin mentioned "The Ginger Man" and I promptly made reservations. To our delight, we found exactly what we were looking for. We were greeting like old patrons as we walked in with smiles and hellos... More 

Thank Krioux48
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Delicious food, nice beer selection, friendly, efficient service (although we were one of only two tables) Took too long to get here, will be back soon!

Thank MGH_7
Rensselaer, New York, United States
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222 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Made an easy reservation through Open Table for an early dinner for girls' night out. We were seated in the back for a quieter location. The wine and drink selection is extensive so there is no problem choosing something to drink. The Guinness they offer is directly from Ireland as opposed to other restaurants receiving it out of Mexico. There... More 

Thank DeborahL428
Level Contributor
36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Well done, Trip Adviser! You got this one right. We travel to Albany occasionally to visit an ailing old friend and while there, we like to explore the restaurant scene. Tonight, we chose The Ginger Man based on its ratings and proximity to our friend's home. We had booked a table and, on arrival, were seated immediately at a nice... More 

Thank Donald M
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I've been going to the Gingerman pretty much since it opened in 1983. While the prices are certainly different than they were then (as you'd expect them to be), it's still a great place for a well-prepared meal and great glass (or bottle) of wine with a friend or partner. The ambience is unchanged: pleasant, comfortable and friendly. While the... More 

Thank guyr541
Portland, Oregon
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Found this restaurant via Opentable. Only had a few minutes to grab lunch before my meeting and being The Ginger Man was less than a mile away off I went! Service was very good - waitress was very attentive and when I noted the short time I had to dine, she verified my selection would be prepared quickly (fish tacos)... More 

Thank Dave M
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 September 2016

stopped in for a nice lunch upon my return to the capital district and i was very happy to experience the same great food and personable, attentive staff that has made this place a benchmark on the local restaurant scene as far back as the 80's

Thank Tom E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 32
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
16:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 234 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-1322
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-427-5963
The Ginger Man Wine Bar and Restaurant is the perfect choice for a casual bottle of wine offering several appetizers and dinner. All menus offer creative sampling flights including appetizers, wines, beer, scotch and small batch bourbons from around the world. Its unique atmosphere provides a warm feeling whether you choose to linger over lunch or dinner. Our famous seasonal fruit and cheese board, charcuterie platter, or a house made dessert paired with our wide selection of ports, grappa and liqueur’s makes The Ginger Man a perfect destination spot.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?