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Lanie's Cafe

471 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1583
+1 518-438-5005
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (11 reviews)
“pasta” (10 reviews)
Closes in 14 min
Italian, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
471 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1583
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Reviewed today

Lanie's tries to be too much of everything--large but rather unimaginative menu with huge portions and the prices to go with it. I may be in the minority on this review but we need to encourage restaurants to serve more quality rather than quantity and...More

Thank carolmcglinchey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's mostly comfort food, well prepared, tasty, big portions but also a little pricy. Locals pack this place for lunch and dinner.

Thank AKT0707
Joshua G, Owner at Lanie's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you so much for the positive review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and hope that you will join us again soon :)!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were seated in the bar area, but we definitely did not have any complaints. Even though the place was packed the noise level was good. We had excellent seats, although thinking back, all of the bar seating looked pretty good. You could see several...More

Thank KiaTy625
Joshua G, Owner at Lanie's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey there, thank you so much for this not only detailed but 5-star review! We pride ourselves on delicious food and great service...it sounds like you got both! We hope that you'll stop in next time you are in the area =) We thank you...More

Reviewed April 4, 2018

I have been to Lanie's for lunch several times. The menu is vast and every time I go, everyone in my party is happy with their food. One suggestion is to offer gluten free bread and/or pasta so that those of us who have that...More

Thank Laura G
Joshua G, Owner at Lanie's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2018

Hi Laura, thanks for your review, and more importantly for being a loyal customer! We value all feedback from our customers, as we are always trying to improve based on our customers feedback. We hope that you will join us again soon! :)

Reviewed March 16, 2018

We were there for dinner in February 2018. The food was excellent, very flavorful. And the service was prompt. We sat near the bar so our only concern was the noise. However this would not stop us from eating there again. We definitely recommend this...More

Thank David L
Joshua G, Owner at Lanie's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2018

Hi David, we thank you for taking the time to write a review about your visit with us. We are overjoyed that your experience with us was one that was positive. We are glad that you enjoyed both our food and our service and we...More

Reviewed February 27, 2018

On our visit to Albany ate at Lanies Cafe in October & November 2017 with family (including 2 young boys) and both times the food was good, service prompt & servers were smiling and informative. As a vegetarian I had a grilled Panini sandwich -...More

Thank prabharao
Joshua G, Owner at Lanie's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2018

Thanks so much for leaving us this feedback! It means so much to us to know you have been consistently satisfied with dining with us. We can't wait to serve you and your family again soon!

Reviewed February 19, 2018

Ours was a biz / friend lunch meeting so we lingered two hours. The food came rapidly and the server was attentive, so will return even when on a tighter schedule. My salad was immense, fresh, and wonderful. One of the rare occasions I just...More

Thank cschaff
Joshua G, Owner at Lanie's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2018

Thank you so much for your feedback. We aim to go above and beyond with every one of our customers, so we're thrilled to know we were able to provide you and your friends with a delightful lunch! We look forward to serving you again...More

Reviewed February 5, 2018

This is a girls' night go to spot for dinner and drinks. We wish the portions were smaller and less expensive, since we do not wrap food up for leftovers as we all travel to come here (we are Siena grads and like to meet...More

Thank Mason0411
Joshua G, Owner at Lanie's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us this review. We are so glad to hear that you've enjoyed dining here so much that it's brought you back time and time again! We also sincerely appreciate the suggestions you've made, and will...More

Reviewed February 5, 2018

Our latest visit was this past January with 6 friends. Our table was ready when we arrived and we all proceeded to have an excellent dinner and time. Unfortunately the outside patio is closed (Obviously) as that's our favorite place to eat in good weather....More

Thank UpstateNY71
Joshua G, Owner at Lanie's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2018

We are thrilled to receive this wonderful review! Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know your thoughts and what you've enjoyed about dining here. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to having the pleasure of serving you again!

Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

All our food was very good and so was the service. Prices are a little high, but some of the portions are huge, mostly the entree plates I would assume. We ordered the eggplant Parmesan and fortunately split it between two of us, since there...More

Thank MFD812
Joshua G, Owner at Lanie's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2018

Hello, we are so happy you enjoyed your dining experience. We strive to provide nothing short of excellent food and service and are glad to know we have accomplished this during your visit. Please know we do use only the freshest and finest ingredients to...More

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Questions & Answers
July 21, 2017|
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Response from pmjennissen | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is. Bartender was very seasoned and made a great martini!
September 21, 2015|
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Response from cindyhBinghamton_ny | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember seeing gluten free on the menu for pasta. However the menu is quite extensive, and this restaurant seems to me like they would definitely have gluten free options.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 471 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1583
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-438-5005
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