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Scrimshaw - CLOSED

660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1056
+1 518-869-8100
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good17%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
26 May 2015
“excellent food”
29 Apr 2015
“Convenient and good”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, French, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1056
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Reviewed 27 May 2015

nice atmosphere and excellent food. Staff was very accommodating. Restaurant was very clean with a nice ambiance.

Thank Meg S
Reviewed 30 April 2015

Ate here twice during the conference I attended. First night was a good way to ease into the hotel and have a really nice dinner. Second night was a little less so because the waitress seemed out of sorts and had to be cajoled into...More

Thank Tourfox24
Reviewed 21 March 2015

The meal started off a little disappointing. The wine list is quite limited, and it was disappointing to find out that several of the labels were unavailable. Our appetizer came after about 10 minutes, and it was adequate. It took about 45 minutes for our...More

1  Thank G L
Reviewed 1 February 2015

I live in the area and am disappointed with myself that I haven't been here before. What an amazing experience! Certainly not your typical hotel restaurant. This is a classy atmosphere with a pianist playing a baby grand piano in the background. The service was...More

Thank Travel-Passat
Reviewed 22 November 2014

I was at Scrimshaws last week for a business dinner. This is a very fine restaurant. Professional service. Outstanding wine line list. We sampled a variety of appetizers, all great. I had the pork chop, just fantastic. My friends had seafood, they said it was...More

Thank Baseball39
Reviewed 4 November 2014

if your looking for a great relaxing meal, with a some one playing a baby grand right behind you this is the place I would go again and again, the food, the service was amazing

Thank jason b
Reviewed 13 October 2014

My dinner of scallops on polenta was delicious and the staff could not have been nicer. The restaurant is also attractive and spacious and dinner included a pianist. I didn't order desert ( I'd been at an earlier reception fir my business and wasn't that...More

Thank Eugenie B
Reviewed 29 September 2014 via mobile

I feel that this restaurant is overrated. If I could do a 1/2 star it would had gotten a better rating. We ordered 4 appetizers. The smoked salmon was a bit fishy and I felt the lobster bisque was way to strong a fish taste....More

Thank Toni S
Reviewed 23 September 2014

This past weekend, my wife and I visited the Scrimshaw. Over the years, we have delighted in this restaurant which still exemplifies class. From the friendly greeting, the decor, the pianist, to the service to the entire presentation of the meal, we were not disappointed....More

1  Thank TJKJR
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Hubby and I love this place. You need to dress up a bit. Nice slacks for him, dress for her. Tie and jacket better yet. The dinner is wonderful. Drinks are exceptional. White glove treatment. The only complaint I ever have is the piano is...More

Thank salihora
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1056
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-869-8100
Executive Chef Michael St. John and his culinary team present an innovative menu of New American cuisine, featuring creative seafood dishes alongside traditional Scrimshaw favorites. Scrimshaw is the proud recipient of the Achievement of Excellence award from The American Culinary Federation in the category of Fine Dining, and has been honored with the AAA Four Diamond Award for the last five consecutive years.
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