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The Ginger Man

234 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-1322
+1 518-427-5963
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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American, International, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
234 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-1322
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place for a first date if you like wine and quality small plates. This is possibly the best first date place in Albany. You must make reservations. Its value and quality are no secret. It is always packed.

Thank Thatguypaulie
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I met my friend at the Ginger Man for a late night glass of wine and a bite to eat. Everything about the Ginger Man was first rate. The selections of wine were long and amazing. The food was really good and artfully placed on...More

Thank Linda147
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

I used to go here every 3-4 weeks for years, loving the simple menu of after movie fare of soups, sandwiches, burgers, and then dinner entrees were great. I keep trying this warm ambiance place again but have been continually disappointed by the rise in...More

Thank chris d
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Nestled in the heart of Albany, far from downtown where parking is a major issue is this cozy place in what 30 years ago was the suny albany student bar district. The wine list was extensive pairing up with a menu had a number of...More

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We have lived in the area for a short 2 years and had been looking for a restaurant that had jazz and great food. My cousin mentioned "The Ginger Man" and I promptly made reservations. To our delight, we found exactly what we were looking...More

Thank Krioux48
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Delicious food, nice beer selection, friendly, efficient service (although we were one of only two tables) Took too long to get here, will be back soon!

Thank MGH_7
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Made an easy reservation through Open Table for an early dinner for girls' night out. We were seated in the back for a quieter location. The wine and drink selection is extensive so there is no problem choosing something to drink. The Guinness they offer...More

Thank DeborahL428
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Well done, Trip Adviser! You got this one right. We travel to Albany occasionally to visit an ailing old friend and while there, we like to explore the restaurant scene. Tonight, we chose The Ginger Man based on its ratings and proximity to our friend's...More

Thank Donald M
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I've been going to the Gingerman pretty much since it opened in 1983. While the prices are certainly different than they were then (as you'd expect them to be), it's still a great place for a well-prepared meal and great glass (or bottle) of wine...More

Thank guyr541
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Found this restaurant via Opentable. Only had a few minutes to grab lunch before my meeting and being The Ginger Man was less than a mile away off I went! Service was very good - waitress was very attentive and when I noted the short...More

Thank Dave M
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Where can you park
4 June 2016|
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Response from srhahm | Reviewed this property |
Apparently there is lot but I wasn't aware & parked on street. Call restaurant for lot directions.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
16:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 234 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-1322
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-427-5963
  • E-mail
The Ginger Man Wine Bar and Restaurant is the perfect choice for a casual bottle of wine offering several appetizers and dinner. All menus offer creative sampling flights including appetizers, wines, beer, scotch and small batch bourbons from around the world. Its unique atmosphere provides a warm feeling whether you choose to linger over lunch or dinner. Our famous seasonal fruit and cheese board, charcuterie platter, or a house made dessert paired with our wide selection of ports, grappa and liqueur’s makes The Ginger Man a perfect destination spot.