We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Point Restaurant and Lounge

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1100 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12208-2248
+1 518-729-5383
15:00 - 01:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Tue 15:00 - 01:00
Wed - Fri 15:00 - 02:00
Sat 15:00 - 00:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

101 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 100: English reviews
Albany, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love the point! I especially love the new addition to the bar Emma- high energy always smiling. She can turn your night around in the drop of a hat. I myself am a bartender and seeing the review that she "closed" the check out was most likely a mistake that happened at the end of a long shift that... More 

Thank ericfields2723
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall a nice place and a good atmosphere. Did not get food, just drinks. My issue with this place was an extremely rude bartender named- Emma? Aside from being excessively rude to our entire group, I purposely did not tip her and found she added a nice tip for herself on my credit card statement. Good thing i kept my... More 

1 Thank Nick M
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Recently had dinner at the Point on a cold winter's night. There were eight people in our party, including two children. We had the stuffed shrimp appetizer, the pork nachos and bruschetta apps. The shrimp was outstanding. I ordered three delicious cosmos. The bread provided was amazing. A few entrees our table ordered included the burger, the hanger steak, and... More 

Thank toodie9
Albany, New York
Level Contributor
29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Two weeks ago my yoga teacher and I decided to go out for a glass of wine and a light bite. We decided on The Point because I have always eaten there al fresco, and we tried going there several weeks ago, but there was a private party, so it was closed. The restaurant is just gorgeous, not very crowded,... More 

Thank Suzanne T
New York
Level Contributor
144 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Came here for dinner with a friend. Loved the atmosphere of the place, and the staff were friendly. They have a nice bar as well, it's a nice place to grab a drink and some food with friends. I enjoyed my meal and would definitely come here again and recommend to others!

Thank Langlokt
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 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 

Thank Richard M
Hagaman, New York
Level Contributor
83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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.

Thank Dawn R
Level Contributor
181 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank William M
Level Contributor
575 reviews
382 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
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 

Thank ReddyBro
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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 

Thank davidirby

Travellers who viewed The Point Restaurant and Lounge also viewed


Been to The Point Restaurant and Lounge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
15:00 - 01:00
15:00 - 01:00
15:00 - 01:00
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Point Restaurant and Lounge staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?