Highest-rated restaurants in Albany, according to Tripadvisor

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August 10, 2022
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Highest-rated restaurants in Albany, according to Tripadvisor

With the advent of Big Data, it's now easier than ever to quantify what people like around the globe. And when it comes to food, Americans seem to have specific opinions. American dining brands have a long and storied history, and whether they're fast food, fast-casual, high-end, or super cheap, U.S. restaurants offer something for almost everyone.

What's clear about U.S. dining habits is that people love options. Restaurants across America are chock-full of variety, mixing ethnicities, food regions, and cultures into steaming melting pots of (often) fried deliciousness.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated restaurants in Albany using rankings from Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. These restaurants range from fast food powerhouses to local hot spots.

Locals reading the list will surely see some favorite eateries and classic go-to restaurants. Keep reading to see if your favorite restaurant made the list—and to see which spots you haven't been to yet.

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#30. 99 Restaurants

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (147 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 107 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205
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#29. Cafe Capriccio

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (214 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 49 Grand St, Albany, NY 12207-1409
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#28. Wellington's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (127 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 144 State St, Albany, NY 12207-1605
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#27. 110 Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (84 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1 Crossgates Mall Rd, Albany, NY 12203-5368
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#26. Rain

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (108 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Chinese, Asian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 259 Lark St, Albany, NY 12210-1159
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#25. The Standard Restaurant & Lounge

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (368 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1 Crossgates Mall Rd, Albany, NY 12203-5368
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#24. The Hollow Bar + Kitchen

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (174 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 79 N Pearl St, Albany, NY 12207-2293
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#23. Ralph's Tavern

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (217 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1328 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205-5227
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#22. Sweet Basil

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (130 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian, Thai
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 370 Delaware Ave, Albany, NY 12209-1622
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#21. Sushi Tei Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (92 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1800 Western Ave Cosimo's Plaza, Albany, NY 12203-4650
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#20. Mr. D's Restaurant & Lounge

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (42 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 660 Albany Shaker Rd The Desmond Hotel Albany, Albany, NY 12211-1056
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#19. Mcgeary's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (125 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Irish
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4 Clinton Sq, Albany, NY 12207-2201
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#18. Cafe Madison

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (147 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1108 Madison Ave Ste 1, Albany, NY 12208-2276
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#17. Jack's Oyster House

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (525 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 42-44 State Street, Albany, NY 12207-2804
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#16. City Line Bar and Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (248 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1200 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203
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#15. Warehouse Grill & BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (274 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 219 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY 12205-1114
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#14. The City Beer Hall

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (250 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Gastropub, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 42 Howard St, Albany, NY 12207-1608
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#13. Lanie's Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (199 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 471 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1583
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#12. Barcelona Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (237 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1192 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-3315
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#11. Black & Blue Steak and Crab

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (312 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Seafood, American
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 1470 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-3538
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#10. Albany Pump Station CH Evans Brewing Co.

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (932 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 19 Quackenbush Sq, Albany, NY 12207-2311
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#9. MezzaNotte Ristorante

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (215 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2026 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-5096
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#8. Druthers Brewing Company

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (281 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1053 Broadway, Albany, NY 12204-2505
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#7. Yono's Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (286 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Indonesian, American
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 25 Chapel St, Albany, NY 12210-2733
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#6. Caffe Italia

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (226 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 662 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206-1645
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#5. Delmonico's Italian Steakhouse

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (704 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1553 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205-5044
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#4. Grappa '72 Ristorante

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (377 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 818 Central Ave Ste 11, Albany, NY 12206-1543
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#3. 677 Prime

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (456 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 677 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207-2998
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#2. Athos Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (748 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1814 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-4602
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#1. Iron Gate Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (291 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 182 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210-2304
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