Black & Blue Steak and Crab - Albany

4.7
1258 reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
black & blue Steak and Crab sets the bar for the New American Steakhouse; elegant yet unpretentious, sophisticated yet approachable. b&b offers an inventive design and an unparalleled, vibrant ambiance for you and your guests. Our inspired cuisine coupled with our gracious hospitality is perfect for your refined lunch meeting, special occasion dinner, night out with friends, 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1258 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Suzie
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was amazing. Jacob was a great server.

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vipErica
New England
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great meal. Drinks were fantastic and steaks were cooked perfectly. Holy fries they definitely give generous portions

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Ilovenewyork
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Safety protocols were practiced. Staff was very friendly. Great experience!

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Jude
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

3 diners all all had fillet mignon which was excellent! Sides of French fries however were not good. I could have made tastier fries with pkg. of frozen. Service was slow. Dissapointing for a $200+ tab!!

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FredricD
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good restaurant. Noise level from music was too high, however.

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BrianI
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing yet the starter seemed less cared for as in cooking. Could have been much crispier

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MelenaM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely experience at Black & Blue Steak and Crab. Will definitely be going again in the future.

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ChrisD
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service and attention to detail were excellent. The steak I ordered was cooked perfectly and was very good. However, I would not rate its worth at $54. I've had much less expensive steaks that were just as good, if not better. The sides I had were asparagus and brussel sprouts. Brussel sprouts were tough and the seasoning on both was just "ok".

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SearraM
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Way too over priced for the amount you get.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Exciting ambiance. Our server was first rate...diligent, informative and very friendly. My wife and I have been here before on several occasions and always loved it. We went most recently because our daughter was home visiting and we wanted to take her out for a nice meal. We were not disappointed!

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JeffreyU
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was good.they sat us on time,service was good, large portions . I was thinking about Salmon until they said farm raised,that's a deal breaker for me. needs to be wild.

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John
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it there - the decor is gorgeous and staff are so courteous. The food is always excellent and they give you plenty.

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BrianneN
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Customer service was excellent and so was the food!

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vipKyle
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fine meal we always come here when we’re in Albany

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LoisD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters and Tartare just delicious for apps, porterhouse steak and rack of lamb with mashed potatoes was scrumptious as our main dish and we shared the banana cream trifle, which was just delightful; it was a wonderful night out

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Lathamdiners
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there an our first time out since March. Food was excellent as was the service. Not crowded and very quiet.

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vipChristheB
New England
99 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were fantastic. Not for the faint of wallet, but the quality and presentation make it worth the price. Alex H., our server, was attentive and informative. Water glasses were quickly refilled as needed. Steaks are high quality and Salmon was superbly cooked and presented.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the oysters, that was delicious. We both had the steak fillet, New York strip,and shared the mashed potatoes. Excellent service

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Racheld
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening, food was excellent, service was wonderful. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent service fantastic

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HenryB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food is always excellent

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I were so impressed with our date night at Black & Blue. We made a reservation a few days in advance and we were seated as soon as we arrived. Our steaks were cooked perfectly, and our sides and appetizer were delicious. Their wine selection is one of the best! We shared a bottle of red wine and it was an excellent pairing with our dinner. We didn’t have anything left on our plates to take home for leftovers - everything was that good! Our waitress was so sweet and attentive, she really made our night out enjoyable. 10/10 would recommend!

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Bonnie
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we had a wonderful evening! The food was fabulous, the wait staff was friendly and helpful and the pace was perfect for a night out with friends!
Thank you!

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MCW81
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal at Black & Blue. The steak and seafood was amazing, and our wait staff was fantastic! This is our 4th or 5th time there and it is highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was incredible! Very friendly and attentive.. our waiters recommendations for our meals was perfect! Steaks were cooked to perfection as well. Great experience!

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MatthewD
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Menu is large and offers plenty of choices. Prices are high but food is excellent. Service was great, very attentive but never rushing you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal .very cautious regarding COVID-19 protocol.

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vipCharles
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very nice dinner at B&B. The calamari and she-crab soup were excellent starters. But the 10 oz filet (truffle butter) and rack of lamb (red wine demi glace) were the starts. Brussel sprouts an asparagus were great sides, but the service size was sufficient that we could have shared one. They did make good leftovers though. A bit pricy at $20 a glass but the Daou Cab. Sav. was a perfect choice with the entrees.

Special thanks to Lisa, Henry, and Joe for the friendly service. A great staff is always a plus to great food.

We will be back- actually already reserved

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ToddA
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful meal with a great atmosphere, and they have very safe protocols in place due to the pandemic. Very safe!

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AlexM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

1. Appetizers took a while.
2. Crab bisque - no flavor - bland - served warm.
3. Steak special was not tender.

** Birthday desert was very good.

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Justin
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You will never have a bad meal here. Food and service are top notch. Everything on their menu is absolutely amazing. Cant recommend this place enough!

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vipNanette
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt the seating was appropriate and safely distanced. Servers wore maaks and were cordial and helpful. Excelllent food

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Acuraluvr
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food, specialty drinks, and the service were second to none. Lobster tail was huge, sweet and tender. Filet mignon was cooked perfectly, tasty, and tender. So glad I can get Bearnaise sauce here. Shrimp cocktail and tuna tartar were tasty and well presented. Great way to spend my birthday! Thanks!

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AprilS
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service. Appetizers were tasty. My friend and I each ordered fish as our main entree; salmon was a bit on the salty side, and the grouper was okay. Perhaps a steak choice would have been better on the pallet.

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JoeD
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Looking forward to going again

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ChefChris
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

For the price, I expected a bit higher quality of food. Went for our anniversary, received a complimentary champagne toast. Best old fashioned ive ever gotten from the bartender, so props there. Apps were good, kind of generic, nothing special, got a ceasar salad and crab cake app. Dinner was not terrible, but.certainly didnt wow me either for the nearly 250 I spent between two people. Extremely large asparagus (tough), bay scallops add on were two small (maybe 1oz) scallops. Steak flavor was exceptional, but mine was overcooked, escpecially for a steakhouse (MR bone in dry aged strip). Sides were enough for two-people. Server was very attentive until we placed our entree order, then didnt return to the table until after the meal was finished. Overall 3/5 for me personally, I had much higher expectations of a "high end" steakhouse. Next time I will go to 677.

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vipEric
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere and excellent service. My steak melted in my mouth and my friends also enjoyed the rack of lamb. Very very careful about social distancing and meeting at the door and separating booths and tables. I have not been eating outside recently but would not feel uncomfortable going back again to this restaurant.

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vipRatitou
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time here. Service was great and restaurant is beautiful. Cow boy steak was good but the seafood tower was excellent. A little on the pricey side, great for special occasions.

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KarenS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ribeye was fabulous accompanied by side of mushrooms. But 14$ is a little steep but who wants a steak without mushrooms. Scallops were a disappointment. Too heavily seasoned. Chocolate martini was a nice end to the evening. Would go back again!

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Jillian
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drove 2.5 hours from Syracuse to celebrate our anniversary here. The staff was absolutely amazing and the food was right on par. We ordered a filet and the rack of lamb - both entrees came out cooked perfectly. The pace of the meal was perfect as we also ordered an appetizer - the crab and lobster fondue. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough! We will definitely make the trip again!

FAQs

Black & Blue Steak and Crab - Albany offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (518) 313-7388.

Black & Blue Steak and Crab - Albany is rated 4.7 stars by 1258 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.