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Blu Stone Bistro

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661 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1053
+1 518-869-9976
16:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri 16:00 - 22:30
Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, nice ambience and attentive staff. It specializes in farm to table menus. Prices and portions were appropriate.

Thank Amy C
Pennington, New Jersey
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348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in the IHG Hotel Indigo attached to this restaurant. Came down and had breakfast which was similar to what you would get from a Holiday Inn. The coffee was pretty decent and my waffles were OK. Wish they had real maple syrup. Location is good for travellers and I think would be OK for lunch or dinner. Cost was... More 

Thank KidLove
Providence, Rhode Island
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250 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We had a group of 6 people at dinner, and they handled this with ease. Everyone's entree came out at the same time, and service was attentive without being overbearing. Good food.

Thank KLGri
Burlington, Vermont
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We started our stay here at the hotel with cocktails in Blu Stone. Bartender was friendly and attentive, the appetizers we ordered were delicious. We did return in the morning for breakfast and were very disappointment with the service. Very slow service for a place that was not busy, food came out cold. I would come again for cocktails but... More 

Thank KWags1998
Germantown, New York
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332 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Blus Stone Bistro serves good food and the service is very good too. They have a nice back room for small parties.

Thank Cac1234
Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Had the occasion to dine here twice during my stay at the Indigo. Great food, nice atmosphere and very attentive staff. Even chatted awhile with Joe, the owner. Overall, a very pleasant and relaxing experience.

Thank pfoxall3
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Staying at the Indigo. Went to Blue Stone. Part of Indigo. Bar was full. Told to sit is one of the tall tables. So I did. Offered no menu, no drink. After about 10 min. Nothing. Some one left the bar. Took that seat. Bartender...awesome. Very much on top of things. However, for a nice hotel, this bistro is nothing... More 

Thank Mcarabis
Hopewell Junction, New York, United States
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was conveniently located across the street from the hotel where I was staying on business. The decor is very trendy and modern with a hipster vibe. The drinks are expensive and so is the food. They have a lot of gluten-free and vegetarian options, I had a black bean patty and my waiter happily substituted a side salad... More 

Thank Christina S
Meriden, Connecticut
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103 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed at Indigo while visiting Saratoga. Got there around 8:30 on a Saturday night. The sign said they stopped serving at 9:30 so we quickly went down. They had a decent crowd. We were seated immediately. The gentleman who seated us rattled off the specials for the night and explained the menu. It was a summer menu based on the... More 

Thank jackandpatti
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

After being seated and given menus, our waitress returned to say that the table we were at, and the remaining tables, were not available. There were at least 6 empty tables and several empty booths. We were told that we could only sit at the outside patio. Since it was about 90 degrees outside, we asked if there was anything... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 661 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1053
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-869-9976
Blu Stone Bistro is conveniently located next to the Indigo Hotel. Moments away from Albany International Airport. BluStone offers an outstanding menu, eclectic wine list and great seasonal martini list. We pride ourselves on attentive, friendly, knowledgeable service, a menu that is inventive, using only the highest quality ingredients, and an atmosphere that is comfortable, casual and cool. Whether you are a local resident or a traveler, Blu Stone Bistro is a must on your list of places to experience in Albany.

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