Reel Seafood Co
The decision to close our wonderful and iconic restaurant was a very difficult one and not one entered into lightly. We are committed to assisting each and every one of our loyal and dedicated employees to find employment.
Those of you who have purchased gift cards will receive a refund of your purchase. Details are available on the Reel Seafood website and our social media pages.
Once again, thank you for your patronage and support over the past 37 years.
The Reel Seafood Management Team
Lettuce, tomatoes & crispy pancetta with herb remoulade on a brioche roll. Blackened upon request
The chicken was dry could not eat it the rice was also dry, waited 45 minutes for our meal.
I do not like the new menu as much as the old menu. I don’t think there is as wide a variety of seafood choices as there used to be. Miss the whole fish amongst others
Cooked to perfection great tasting food fresh sea food
My daughter and I went for dinner and found that we liked the place better BEFORE they changed. I think the ambiance was better, the decorations, the service and the food. Our food was good but not worth the high price I paid And she must be gluten free and they only had a few meals, gf, and could not change any other meals. I believe before they changed, they accommodated whatever we asked of them, which alot of restaurants now do. So anyhow, it was good but we probably won't go anymore, unfortunately.
Service was very slow, even with a reservation. We had a small party, 4 people on New Years Eve. We had a reservation and still waited for service. We were seated a total of 2 hours and 45 minutes. Food was just ok overall, but we had long finished our coffee before desert arrived. We will not go back
Best place in Albany, NY area for quality service and great seafood options.
We have been at this restaurant in the past and it is always the same quality and service. Nice place. Love it.
Food was very good. We waited close to an hour for it. Waiter was very nice
Service was excellent! He observed an over cooked tuna, asked to get another one. We said that’s ok, we hate to waste food. He got it anyway and said, ‘I wouldn’t enjoy that.’
Terrible experience at brunch with a Santa. Confused server, apps took over and hour and there were only 4 tables. Manager accommodated but it’s obvious the kitchen and servers need more training.
Food was fresh , Service Friendly like home Comfortable! I really recommend!
We are regular customers - we prefer the old menu. Miss the clAm strips in particular. Servers had not been trained or made familiar with new menu items. Service was slow and somewhat inattentive - needs to improve at his price point. Quality of the food served was excellent. Thank you.
excellent food. Server was nice but would get distracted.
We had dinner on a Friday after errands and shopping. Location is convenient with ample parking. Ambiance is comfortable and relaxing. Staff is friendly and seating was a breeze. The meal was perfect. My beet salad was refreshing. I had salmon and my partner had tuna. Delicious. The restaurant got busier as we finished, giving the atmosphere more buzz but still comfortable and inviting. We look forward to returning to try some other dishes. Highly recommended.
The food was excellent - so many good choices we actually did 3 courses and shared the final one. Staff were friendly and very accommodating - definitely will be back!
Service was very slow. Food was just OK.
Vegan option is ridiculously expensive and totally not worth it, but the rest of my meal was good..
Food and service is always good. They need to bring back Creme brûlée’s!
I did not have a good food experience! Our waiter was very nice and accommodating. The food however was poorly prepared and presented! I ordered a salad that had shredded crab that had a very unpleasant flavoring! The clam chowder was mediocre; we also had a hummus /olives plate that was good. The bread that the waiter brought before we were served our food was hot and cooked off to become chewy fir some and hard as a rock for others! The food was way overpriced for its quality!
Everything was very good but the stuffed haddock could have been better. My fish was on the dry side and stuffing was very well done and dry. I really couldn't taste any crab in it. Again it was ok but would not rave about it or order it again! My husband loved his salmon and our crab cake , salad and rolls were great! We shared the dessert and loved the mousse cake.
My first experience is definitely going to be a lasting experience! Thank you.
We were there a little early and enjoyed the Happy Hour with oysters and clams. The meals were wonderful - flavorful and hot. The wait staff were extremely attentive and knew their wines and menu items.
My server was nowhere to be found and a smile could would have been nice too! Food got me sick!
Excellent seafood, great service and beautiful decor. We go here frequently and it's always great.
Always enjoy the great service and cheerful staff like Crystal, Alyssa and Paulie, always entertaining
Food was very good. We ordered off the specials menu for the Colonie Restaurant Week so did not order anything out of the ordinary and that was not expected. Service was very slow. Took (3) hours to have dinner/dessert from start to finish. Waited a long time for our entrees.
Great food (loved the mashed potatoes), great waitress, GREAT Anniversary! Thanks to all!
We originally came in for happy hour but after we saw the amazing dinner menu we decided to stay for dinner! We enjoyed the lobster ravioli and seafood risotto! Service was everything you could hope for. Management came and checked on all the bar a few times it was nice to see.
I ordered the Tuscan salmon. That was good but the side of asparagus that I ordered and paid $8 for was not. It was small in size and not cooked properly. Asparagus should be Al dente, but this was almost raw. The stalks were not trimmed and, as a result, I could only eat the tips which were cold.
The service was great so we did enjoy.
The food this evening was disappointing. The Oyster Shucker did a poor job shucking - had more shell than most beaches - really bad. The strips and stix were dripping oil. Really poor preparation and inedible. Service started good and spiraled downward. Too busy focusing on bigger parties and ignored those who dine here regularly. I have seen a noticeable difference in food quality and service since July. This is a regular dining spot when here on business - no longer.
We're long term fans of Reel Seafood and have considered it one of our highest "go-to" choices for an outstanding meal. But the last few times we dined there, we felt that the menu was more limited than in the past, and both the entrees, desserts and even the mixed drinks were on the bland side, with limited character. At the prices charged, that should not be the case. (Exception: the hot rolls with butter and dipping sauces are still outrageously great.)
Sorry, but we miss "the old days".
Seafood is fresh and delicious. Oysters & clams on the half shell are super fresh. Lobster & King Crab legs were cooked perfectly. Plus this is a local restaurant (super important to me) and the owner is involved. The ambiance feels like a special occasion spot but without stuffiness, making it great for any time and anyone. Many of the staff have been there for a long time and they are always welcoming, accommodating and friendly. A few tips: I don't think there is a kid's menu (although children are welcome). The steak (filet) is good, but not great- stick with seafood for the price. Mashed potatoes are heavenly. The creamed spinach falls a little flat. Happy hour has $1 oysters until 6pm.
Everything was great for our dinner. Waitress was very personable, knowledgeable, pleasant and kept checking on us at the right time.
Noise level was fine, but I would expect it to increase the more the tables filled up.
Food was right on target. I was fortunate that the waitress mentioned that the initial meal I selected was fried which I did not want. I opted for another fish dish. I suggest if a meal is fried, make sure it is called out on the menu.
Overall, great evening and we will be back as we have been in the past few years.
Reel Seafood is nice inside and looked about 1/3 full.
I called the restaurant the next day. I asked for the owner or GM. They took my phone# and name. Never heard from anyone. David 917-856-7368
We really enjoyed having Joe as our server. He was very attentive and helpful.
Have been to restaurant each time in Albany. The only problem was the noise level. Hard to hold a conversation, but food very good.
We had the lobster special and it was really delicious. Also, we had our favorite waitress, Debbie and she was excellent! Loved the chocolate banana cake!
Many very good meals at Reel Seafood over the years.
Reel Seafood Co is rated 4.1 stars by 1033 OpenTable diners.