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The Point Restaurant and Lounge

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1100 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12208-2248
+1 518-729-5383
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15:00 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 15:00 - 01:00
Wed - Fri 15:00 - 02:00
Sat 15:00 - 00:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Nine of us stopped in to have dinner last Friday night at The Point. Once again, we were not disappointed!! Since we arrived right as they opened at 4:00, we got a table in the bar side of the restaurant, right in front of the window - nice large (single) table so no one was crowded. Three of us started... More 

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Hagaman, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My son and I dined at the point on a beautiful fall day. We ate outside, and had a wonderful meal. Our waiter, Keith, provided excellent service. The menu offers great variety. We will definitely dine there again.

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Thank Dawn R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

A weide selection of wine beer and food makes his place a joy to visit. Very nice menu with slight little twist that makes each option just a little bit better than the competition.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The service here is always "on point". The food is good & more upscale than other bars along this strip of Madison Ave. Parking is always an issue, behind the building is usually full .The atmosphere is congenial but occasionally loud when the bar is crowded. It is a nice place for seating a large group.Service at the bar was... More 

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Thank ReddyBro
New York City, New York
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

A great meal and an excellent martini menu. We were nearby for a work conference and looking for some local fare and found The Point listed on Yelp. Its in a college neighborhood so it has a good location and a great vibe. The Black Magic martini was so good I had 2 which paired well with the Duck Risotto.... More 

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Albany, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

The Point is a near upscale bar and restaurant away from the craziness of downtown Albany and literally at the junction of Western and Madison Ave. I have been many times, but just picked up to write a review after celebrating a friend’s birthday. I usually go back to this restaurant because of it’s attractive décor and also very well-run.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Here is a place that ranks very high in my experience . Open only for dinner the place is not expensive. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Ambiance is easy.

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Thank eMark
Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Our Albany friend took us here because she had never had a bad meal there. This visit kept up the good streak. Everyone loved their meal - calamari appetizer was amazing, black and clue pizza, hangar steak, steak and frites, and Nonna's chicken. All delicious. And the coffee was good too.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

We were looking for a new place in the Albany area to dine, and my wife happened upon this hidden gem. we were seated and our drink orders taken promptly (my wife chose from the extensive martini collection & I enjoyed a beer). Dinner started with an appetizer of the calamari, which was terrific. The dinner that followed lived up... More 

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

I loved my blackened salmon sandwich which was substantial and moist. The fried risotto balls were okay but would have benefited from a sauce. While the food was good, the music was SO loud, we could barely hear our waitress or each other. We asked for it to be turned down but we're told it was up to the manager.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 01:00
Monday
15:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
15:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
15:00 - 02:00
Thursday
15:00 - 02:00
Friday
15:00 - 02:00
Saturday
15:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1100 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12208-2248
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-729-5383

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?