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black & blue Steak and Crab

1470 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203
+1 518-313-7388
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pretzel bread” (12 reviews)
“steak” (103 reviews)
“black grouper” (6 reviews)
Open Now
4:30 pm - 10:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Seafood, American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
1470 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Kudos to Melissa and Jonathan - servers, and the managers. Our party of 9 - Family gathering after a funeral - had steaks, salmon and scallops with a variety of starters and desserts. The crab dip with pita great! So were the pork belly pieces....More

Thank Mary Kay D
Kiley M, Guest Relations Manager at black & blue Steak and Crab, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Mary Kay, thank you for taking the time to leave a review and share with us your experience. I want to assure you that we will be sharing your notes with the kitchen team about the Lobster Bisque. Your feedback is extremely important to us...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

So happy that Black and Blue came to Albany! Excellent food, elegant ambiance, impeccable service, and great wine and specially cocktails. The restaurant aims to make dining a special occasion, and with great success. B&B bar offers an atmosphere of casual elegance for a business...More

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Kiley M, Guest Relations Manager at black & blue Steak and Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and share with us your experience. We are so thrilled to hear you enjoyed your dinner at b&b. We hope to serve you again soon! Sincerely, Kiley M Guest Relations Manager Two For Seven, LLC...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice dinner here on a Thursday evening. Bar service was slow, but cocktails were good. Once seated our server Paul was great. The sommelier was very good and quite friendly. She made a very nice recommendation on a bottle of red. Had the King...More

Thank robrc
Kiley M, Guest Relations Manager at black & blue Steak and Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and share with us your experience. While we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your dinner, we are concerned about the slow bar service. This is certainly not the standard you should expect from us....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with a group of 5 people last night. We had an early reservation, the first ones seated but our table wasn't ready then once we were seated the hostess kept having a conversation with different servers around us. The food was excellent. We...More

Thank LBraun1359
Kiley M, Guest Relations Manager at black & blue Steak and Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for reaching out. My name is Kiley, I am the Guest Relations Manager for our restaurant company. I am terribly sorry about your recent dining experience at black & blue. We pride ourselves on providing the finest service, as well as products, to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had been here for lunch and drinks but never dinner. I decided to go there on a busy Saturday night (Dec 16th) with my family of four and we all enjoyed our meal. We ate in the bar area in a booth as the...More

Thank Susan R
Kiley M, Guest Relations Manager at black & blue Steak and Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Susan, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We look forward to sharing your experience with the entire b&b team Thank you again! Sincerely, Kiley M Guest Relations Manager Two For Seven, LLC guestrelations@blackandbluesteakandcrab.com

Reviewed 8 December 2017

I am so glad I discovered this restaurant! Everything was top notch. Our waitress, Debbie was friendly and accommodating when my husband asked for tuna on his Caesar salad. I started with the She Crab soup and it was delicious. The bread was warm and...More

Thank Susan V
Kiley M, Guest Relations Manager at black & blue Steak and Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Susan, thank you for taking the time to leave a review and share with us your experience. We look forward to serving you again soon! Sincerely, Kiley M Guest Relations Manager Two For Seven, LLC guestrelations@blackandbluesteakandcrab.com

Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

We were a table of four and anticipated a good steak house meal and it is as far as steaks go they were cooked perfectly with great flavor. My complaint was with the Short Rib dinner on the menu. The rib was absolutly tastless and...More

Thank William P
Kiley M, Guest Relations Manager at black & blue Steak and Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Thank you for reaching out. My name is Kiley, I am the Guest Relations Manager for our restaurant company. First I would like to say how incredibly sorry I am about your recent dining experience at black & blue. We pride ourselves on providing the...More

Reviewed 20 November 2017

During a recent visit to Albany with family, we decided to try Black & Blue based on the great reviews I had read. We were not disappointed. I normally order seafood, but when I saw sizzling steaks being delivered to the next table, I could...More

Thank Kevin C
Kiley M, Guest Relations Manager at black & blue Steak and Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Kevin, thank you for taking the time to leave a review and share with us your experience. We are so thrilled to hear you enjoyed your at b&b dinner with family. We hope to serve you again during your next visit to Albany! Sincerely, Kiley...More

Reviewed 19 November 2017

Great experience. Food was delicious, server was informative, staff was friendly, bartender was really kind! The tuna tartar with coconut rice balls was delicious.

Thank Nicolexkregler
Kiley M, Guest Relations Manager at black & blue Steak and Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Nicole, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We look forward to sharing your experience with the entire b&b team Thank you again! Sincerely, Kiley M Guest Relations Manager Two For Seven, LLC guestrelations@blackandbluesteakandcrab.com

Reviewed 16 November 2017

I was dying for a steak so I decided to go here. I was there early and the first one there. Had a martini which was made perfectly. Quentin was my waiter. I was very impressed with him. I had oysters which were great and...More

Thank judi2
Kiley M, Guest Relations Manager at black & blue Steak and Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and share with us your experience. While we are pleased to hear you enjoyed the service, we are concerned about a few of the issues mentioned. If you would like to discuss further, please feel...More

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Melissa W
9 March 2016|
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Response from Andrew P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have lobster and other seafood choices.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
USD 40 - USD 80
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1470 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-313-7388
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Description
black & blue sets the bar for the New American Steakhouse; elegant yet unpretentious, sophisticated yet approachable. b&b offers an inventive design and unparalleled ambiance for you and your guests. Our inspired cuisine coupled with our gracious hospitality is perfect for your refined lunch meeting, special occasion dinner, family gathering or executive business event. black & blue also offers a variety of private rooms and tailor made menus for large groups. We would be happy to help plan your next business meeting or celebratory function.
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