Restaurants Serving Lunch In & Near Albany NY

Whether you need to grab a quick lunch during your break, are planning a lunch meeting with coworkers, or want a peaceful lunch with a scenic view, browse the Albany area restaurants below to find your perfect lunch spot.

City Beer Hall
City Beer Hall
Albany, NY
The City Beer Hall - An American Beer Hall and Gastropub located in the heart of historic downtown Albany. Inside this classic architectural gem you will find the finest selection of craft beers and micro brews in the Capital District.
The Bull and Barrel Smokehouse Grill
The Bull and Barrel Smokehouse Grill
Latham, NY
At The Bull and Barrel Smokehouse, we provide traditional BBQ with a modern twist. Enjoy our award winning smoked wings, beef brisket, and mouth watering St. Louis style spare ribs! Don't forget our Happy hour drink and food specials every weekday!
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The Hollow Bar + Kitchen
Albany, NY
The Hollow Bar + Kitchen is a lauded + unique downtown Albany business. The only establishment in the region that is a 4-star restaurant, led by 2016 Rising Star Chef Winner, Anna Weisheit, a notable craft beer bar + an awarded live music venue.
The Century House - EVENTS | HOTEL | DINING
The Century House - EVENTS | HOTEL | DINING
Latham, NY
The Century House's award winning restaurant features an eclectic menu of New American Cuisine set in a New England tavern atmosphere. Serving lunch M-F and dinner 6 days a week. If you're in the Albany area, stop by and give the Century House a try!
Dave & Buster's
Dave & Buster's
Albany, NY
This family-friendly chain offers a sport-bar-style atmosphere for American food, arcade games and more! Stop in and have the time of your life!
Lakeview Inn on Crystal Lake
Lakeview Inn on Crystal Lake
Averill Park, NY
With beautiful views of Crystal Lake, Lakeview Inn on Crystal Lake offers delicious family dining, superior banquet facilities and affordable prices. Our vast menu has plenty to choose from and can please even the most particular palate.
Reel Seafood Co.
Reel Seafood Co.
Albany, NY
Reel Seafood Co. has been serving the freshest seafood cuisine to the Greater Capital District of New York for over 28 years and have consistently been rated the #1 seafood restaurant among other Albany restaurants by local voters.
Angelo's 677 Prime
Angelo's 677 Prime
Albany, NY
With a menu consisting of items of only the highest quality, including the freshest sustainable seafood, Kobe beef, Prime grade steaks, extensive bar selections, and a wine list of more than 400 varieties, the restaurant exemplifies premier dining.
New World Bistro Bar
New World Bistro Bar
Albany, NY
Cozy bistro featuring Chef Ric Orlando's global neighborhood cuisine. "Chopped" Champion Chef Ric's menu features sustainable seafood, free range meats, gluten free and vegetarian options. Dinner 7 nights and Sunday Brunch. LOCAL FOOD - LOCAL FUN!
Risotto
Risotto
Albany, NY
New to the Loudonville area, Risotto brings a unique fusion of Italian and Mediterranean cuisine in a comfortable yet elegant atmosphere.
Jack's Oyster House, Inc.
Jack's Oyster House, Inc.
Albany, NY
Opened in 1913, Jack's is one of the oldest family-owned restaurants in America. Recently joined by renowned local chef, Larry Schepici, Jack's continues it's commitment to fine dining and extraordinary service.
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World of Beer - Albany
Albany, NY
Step inside World of Beer in Crossgates Mall and discover a community of fellow beer lovers! This unique gastropub offers the best selection of craft beers from around the world, mouthwatering tavern fare, and a fun atmosphere.
The Waters Edge Lighthouse Restaurant & Inn
The Waters Edge Lighthouse Restaurant & Inn
Glenville, NY
Enjoy the waterfront ambiance year round for lunch and dinner at this award winning restaurant and inn, located just across the Mohawk River from Schenectady. The Waters Edge Lighthouse is the perfect setting for any occasion!
The Albany Pump Station
The Albany Pump Station
Albany, NY
With up to 11 in-house brews to choose from (including cask ale), The Pump Station is sure to have something for every beer lover. We enjoy creating a warm and friendly atmosphere and want to make your visit a memorable one.
The Pearl Street Pub
The Pearl Street Pub
Albany, NY
Pearl Street Pub is located in the heart of downtown Albany and offers homemade food along with delicious drinks. Stop in and see for yourself!
El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant - Hamilton Street
El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant - Hamilton Street
Albany, NY
Conveniently located on Hamilton Street, El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant began serving traditional delicious Mexican and Spanish cuisine in the Capital Region over 14 years ago.
Burden Lake Country Club
Burden Lake Country Club
Averill Park, NY
Beautiful Burden Lake Country Club in Averill Park offers family, individual, junior and senior memberships as well as daily rates. Club restaurant offers relaxation, great food, and can accommodate all of your entertainment needs!
Healthy On Lark
Healthy On Lark
Albany, NY
Enjoy locally-sourced vegetarian & vegan cuisine for lunch and dinner. Breakfast all day. Fresh pressed juices and smoothies vegetarian and dairy free. Try our chickpea burger or vegan BLT. Call ahead for catering and custom juice plans.
Psychedelicatessen
Psychedelicatessen
Troy, NY
Authentic NYC bagels, hand rolled and boiled, as well as made-to-order breakfast and lunch sandwiches, breakfast and lunch wraps, organic coffees and espresso drinks, fresh organic salads, and the most comfy hippie lounge around! Sunday Brunch!
LaZeez Restaurant
Albany, NY
Enjoy the unique flavors of Indian and Pakistani cuisine in a warm, inviting environment at LaZeez Restaurant. Delivery and catering services are also available.
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Troy, NY
Featuring genuine, award winning, pit-smoked BBQ, homemade sides and desserts. Full bar with 26 Local & Seasonal draft beers with live music Friday and Saturday nights. We're serious about our Bar-B-Que!
Subway
Albany, NY
Swing over to Subway on Washington Avenue for a delicious sub!
Sandye's Cafe
Schenectady, NY
Sandye's has a delicious menu of homemade baked goods, plus items for breakfast and lunch. Have a special event coming up? Sandye's also offers catering services!
Tala American Bistro
Latham, NY
TALA, An American Bistro in Latham, NY is a 50-seat restaurant open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner, offering an eclectic mix of stylized entrees.
Zen
Schenectady, NY
Zen features Asian fusion dishes, including hibachi entrees, sushi rolls, teriyaki items, and more. Relax, enjoy great music, and try some delicious food and drinks in Albany.
Irie Vybez Restaurant
Albany, NY
Irie Vybez offers authentic Caribbean cuisine in an inviting atmosphere. The restaurant specializes in jerk and curry chicken, fried dumplings and plantains, and traditional side dishes.
Samurai Japanese Restaurant
Albany, NY
Samurai offers dine-in, takeout, delivery, and catering services. The restaurant features an extensive menu of appetizers, sushi rolls, and entrees for lunch and dinner.
Paesan's
Albany, NY
Stop by Paesan's Pizza in Albany for great pizza, wings and more!
Scarborough's
Latham, NY
Scarboroughs Restaurant is the ultimate casual eatery featuring an eclectic menu consisting of sandwiches, burgers, salads, unique house specialities, as well as full dinners. We have a full bar, children's menu, outdoor patio, and two fireplaces.
Luca's Grill
Schenectady, NY
Valente's Restaurant
Watervliet, NY
Enjoy an authentic Italian meal at Valente's in Watervliet. Valente's also has a banquet room and can provide catering services for your next event!
Bountiful Bread
Albany, NY
Located in Stuyvesant Plaza, Bountiful Bread is the place to go for delicious, creative sandwiches, hearty salads and homemade soups.
Jade Bistro
Scotia, NY
At Jade Bistro, you'll find a new Asian Fusion menu constructed from the freshest ingredients and cooking styles from various regions of China, Thailand, and Japan. Looking for a space to hold your next event? Try Jade Bistro's private party room!
Applebee's
Glenville, NY
Mohonk Mountain House
New Paltz, NY
Treat yourself to one of America's oldest family owned resorts, the Mohonk Mountain House. This 266-room Victorian castle is located just 90 minutes north of New York City and offers a vast array of activities and events within the Hudson Valley.
Provence
Guilderland, NY
Enjoy traditional favorites, plus new and exciting cuisine from the South of France. Lunch and dinner are both available, as are daily specials from the chef.
Hot Spot Jamaican
Albany, NY
At Hot Spot Jamaican, you'll find an assortment of Jamaican and American dishes. Orders can be placed online and catering is available.
Isopo's Downtown Pizza
Schenectady, NY
Enjoy an Italian meal at Isopo's! The menu includes appetizers, salads, subs, gyros, wraps, burgers, pasta, and pizzas.
Honest Weight Food Co-Op, Inc.
Albany, NY
The Honest Weight Food Co-Op is a member-owned-and-operated consumer cooperative committed to providing our community with affordable, high quality natural foods and products for living a healthy life.
Bob Ziters Food Enterprises, Inc. dba Bob's Diner
Watervliet, NY
Bob's Diner is open 24 hours a day and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner to enjoy in the diner or at home.
Dan's Place Two
Albany, NY
If you're looking for a great meal at an even better price, try Dan's Place Two on Washington Avenue in Albany. Dan's offers ample portions of breakfast and lunch favorites in a quaint, diner atmosphere.
Barcelona
Albany, NY
Enjoy delicious dishes and fine wines in an intimate setting at Barcelona.
DP An American Brasserie
Albany, NY
dp An American Brasserie offers a diverse menu featuring comfort cuisine, delicious burgers and more.
Wolff's Biergarten
Albany, NY
Head down to Wolff's on Broadway to have some amazing german cuisine, a couple tasty beers and of course, some of the free peanuts at each table! You won't be disappointed with this lively environment.
Recovery Sports Grill Troy
Troy, NY
Stop at the Recovery Sports Grill in Troy for great bar food and a fun sports bar atmosphere!
Uncommon Grounds
Albany, NY
Located in the heart of Albany, Uncommon Grounds serves up delicious coffee, sandwiches and more.
Ichiban
Albany, NY
Ichiban has an extensive menu of Chinese, Japanese, & Thai dishes, plus sushi rolls for lunch and dinner. Online ordering and delivery are both available.
Jonathan's Pizza & Italian Cuisine
Duanesburg, NY
Stop in to Jonathan's for a delicious bite of homemade pizza just outside Schenectady in the Capital Region!
Centre Street Pub
Schenectady, NY
Centre Street Pub features inside and outside dining, an internationally-inspired menu, live entertainment, and a private event space.
SaraBella Pizzeria & Desserts
Albany, NY
SaraBella Pizzera & Desserts serves up delicious pizza and wonderful desserts right in Albany!
Bacchus Wood Fired Pizza of Troy
Troy, NY
Enjoy Neapolitan style pizza cooked to perfection in the wood-fired oven at Bacchus Wood Fired Pizza just outside of Albany in Troy!
The Merry Monk
Albany, NY
At The Merry Monk, you'll find a delicious and varied menu of favorites like burgers, sandwiches, and entrees, plus an extensive selection of beers.
Uno Chicago Grill, LLC
Albany, NY
Looking for a taste of Chicago style pizza in the Capital Region? Stop in and try a bite at Uno's!
Joey G's Cafes, Inc.
Joey G's four Capital Region cafes offer diner-style favorites, like soups, salads, cold and hot sandwiches, and breakfast options.
Mamoun's Restaurant
Albany, NY
Enjoy the comfortable atmosphere at Mamoun's and indulge in delicious pita, falafel and other Mediterranean and Middle Eastern favorites.
Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill
Colonie, NY
Enjoy BBQ ribs, wings, pulled pork, and other specialties at Smokey Bones! Our extensive menu also includes burgers, entrees, and salads; truly something for everyone.
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
Guilderland, NY
Jimmy John's is THE place to get all types of delicious sandwiches quickly. Delivery and catering services are available!
Koto Japanese Steak House
Latham, NY
Koto is dedicated to using fresh, natural ingredients in its dishes, and has an extensive menu for lunch and dinner. The steakhouse is filled with traditional Japanese decorations, and therefore provides diners with an authentic atmosphere.
First Choice Caribbean
Troy, NY
First Choice Caribbean serves authentic Jamaican cuisine, like jerk chicken, curry shrimp, callaloo, and ital stew. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week.
Karavalli
Latham, NY
At Karavalli, you'll find an extensive menu of cuisine from six different regions of India, including vegan and vegetarian specialties.
Curry House
Albany, NY
Choose from more than 50 authentic Indian and Pakistani entrees at Curry House. A Capital Region mainstay for more than a decade, Curry House also offers free delivery on orders over $30, plus catering services.
Thai Thai Bistro
At Thai Thai Bistro, you'll find authentic curries, delicious salads, and delectable stir fries and chef specials. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.
Taiwan Noodle
Albany, NY
Taiwan Noodle features an extensive array of Chinese dishes at affordable prices. Dine-in and takeout are both available.
DeMarco's Route 5 Pizza & Catering
Scotia, NY
At DeMarco's you'll find specialty pizzas, salads, and appetizers made from fresh, quality ingredients. Have a special event coming up? Explore DeMarco's catering options!
Sukhothai Restaurant
Albany, NY
Our delicious Thai cuisines and affordable rates set us apart from other restaurants. We are a great place to hold private parties, birthdays or rehearsal dinners and can also provide catering!
Aperitivo Bistro
Schenectady, NY
Located in Schenectady, only a short drive away from Albany is Aperitivo Bistroo. Enjoy a range of menu items from fried calamari to fresh local salads.
Katie O'Byrne's Restaurant
Schenectady, NY
Stop by Katie O'Byrne's for a great draught beer or delicious Irish pub fare!
Gershon's Deli & Caterers
Schenectady, NY
Gershon's Deli & Caterers specializes in generously sized sandwiches like corned beef and pastrami and has been a favorite in the Capital Region for many years.
Perreca's
Schenectady, NY
Run by the same family for nearly 100 years, Perreca's offers a delicious array of breads, baked goods, and Italian favorites.
The Melting Pot Restaurant
Alplaus, NY
The Melting Pot is the area's premier fondue restaurant where guests can enjoy a choice of fondue cooking styles and a variety of unique entrees, salads and indulgent desserts.
BGSB III LLC dba Smashburger
Niskayuna, NY
Smashburger is the country's fastest growing "better burger" restaurant featuring juicy smashed to order burgers, tender marinated grilled or crispy chicken, freshly tossed salads, Kid's meals, Haagen Daz milkshakes and an array of signature sides.
El Loco Cafe
Albany, NY
Located just outside of historic Washington Park, El Loco provides a warm atmosphere and authentic Mexican food.
Aashiana Restaurant
Albany, NY
Enjoy the wonderful tastes and flavors of the Middle East at Aashiana Restaurant. The menu includes a number of family recipes that have been passed down for generations.
The Hidden Cafe
Delmar, NY
The Hidden Café, located just outside of Albany in Delmar, serves up Mediterranean classics such as their famous hummus, pitas and more.
Subway
Menands, NY
Just outside of Albany in Menands, stop by Subway for a quick, delicious sub.
Lorenzo's Italian Cafe
Schenectady, NY
In addition to a delicious menu featuring sandwiches served on fresh-baked bread and rolls, Lorenzo's also offers full catering for your next event.
Cardona's Market
Albany, NY
Cardona's Market serves fresh produce, specialty foods, prepared foods, and more, all from high-quality ingredients.
The Memphis King, LLC
Schenectady, NY
For delicious barbeque, head to The Memphis King! Menu items include BBQ sandwiches, spare ribs, fired chicken, and combo meals.
City Line Bar and Grill, Inc.
Albany, NY
Enjoy the fusion of “pub fare” and international cuisines at City Line! Expect the look, feel and expectations of the big city in terms of food and atmosphere!
Legends Field Restaurant & Pub
Albany, NY
Legend's Field serves nothing but quality tasting food. You can order their top notch juicy burgers, flavored wings and delicious pizza -- all at an affordable price!
Buca di Beppo
Albany, NY
Buca di Beppo is a neighborhood restaurant with a lively atmosphere and authentic Italian menu for all to enjoy. In the spirit of Italian culture, our dishes are meant to be shared and served family-style, perfect for passing around the table.
Shogun Sushi & Sake' Bar
Albany, NY
Take in the view of Madison Avenue at Shogun Sushi & Sake Bar. Serving up delicious sushi, creative cocktails & more.
Salsa Latina Restaurant
Albany, NY
Stop in and try Salsa Latina in Albany! This low-key option is great for tacos, enchiladas and traditional Mexican dishes.
Newest Lunch & Pizza
Schenectady, NY
At Newest Lunch, you'll find an extensive menu of burgers, sandwiches, hot dogs, and specials conveniently located in Albany's Capital Region.
ama cocina
Albany, NY
If you're looking for classic Mexican small plates such as street corn and an array of different tacos, check out Ama Cocina. From the funky atmosphere to the delicious and creative margaritas, you'll be glad you did.
Jonathan's Pizza, Inc.
Albany, NY
Looking for Albany pizza shops? Famous since 1973, enjoy delicious pizza, wings, beer and more at Jonathan's Pizza in Albany NY - a pizzeria in the heart of the Capital District..
Capital Q Smokehouse
Albany, NY
The smoker at Capital Q Smokehouse has literally smoked thousands of pounds of meat over the last 75 years - pulled pork, pork ribs, brisket, and more.
La Serre Restaurant
Albany, NY
Located in the heart of downtown Albany, La Serre Restaurant is within walking distance of many lodging venues and top attractions.
4 Corners Pizza
Schenectady, NY
Spinners Pizza
Albany, NY
Whether you're looking for delicious pizza, crispy wings or other Italian dinners, Spinners is the place to go!
Recovery Sports Grill Amsterdam
Amsterdam, NY
The exciting sports-themed atmosphere at Recovery Sports Grill is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat! Located in Amsterdam, their menu features bar food classics such as wings, burgers and more.
Mexican Radio
Schenectady, NY
Located in the heart of Schenectady, Mexican Radio serves delicious Mexican fare in an eclectic setting. Be sure to try their margaritas!
Uno Chicago Grill, LLC
Latham, NY
Looking to enjoy delicious Chicago style pizza? Look no further than Uno in Latham!
Simpson's at The Desmond
Albany, NY
Serving traditional American fare, Simpson's is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Simpson's has received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, along with the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.
The Happy Cappuccino
Schenectady, NY
The Happy Cappucino has a wide variety of certified organic and fair trade coffees that can please any palate! The warm, friendly atmosphere is a perfect place to start your morning or end a hectic day.
Cafe Madison
Albany, NY
Indulge in delicious brunch and lunch at Cafe Madison. Whether you're sitting inside taking in the cozy atmosphere or enjoying the hustle and bustle of Madison Avenue from the patio, you'll be glad you stopped in.
Bombers Burrito Bar
Schenectady, NY
Founded in 1997 by Matt Baumgartner on $15,000 on a hand of poker, Bombers Burrito Bar of Schenectady is best known for our famous giant burritos and award-winning wings.
Recovery Sports Grill Albany
Albany, NY
The Recovery Sports Grill in Albany offers classic bar food, a fun sports bar atmosphere and more. Check it out!
Ruby Tuesday
Schenectady, NY
Taj Mahal Restaurant
Schenectady, NY
Taj Mahal is open for dinner every night, and for lunch on weekdays. Have a special event coming up? Taj Mahal can meet your catering needs for birthday parties, reunions, corporate gatherings, and other events.
Northeast Dumplings House
Albany, NY
Northeast Dumplings House features handmade dumplings, along with dim sum and exotic dishes. Takeout orders and reservations can both be made online.
Garden Bistro 24
Latham, NY
Enjoy a bistro-inspired meal prepared from fresh, seasonal ingredients at Garden Bistro 24. Open daily for lunch and dinner.
black & blue STEAK AND CRAB
Albany, NY
Black & Blue Steak and Crab has created a “new” style of American steakhouse, a twist on the old classic. The atmosphere is elegant but unpretentious, sophisticated but approachable and the food is always delicious.
LT's Grill
Schenectady, NY
LT's Grill features daily specials, live entertainment, a full bar, and patio dining, in addition to an extensive menu of BBQ, steak, and seafood options. Have a special event coming up? Try LT's catering services!
Johnny Rockets
Albany, NY
Looking to have a good time? Stop in to Johnny Rockets in Crossgates for delicious burgers, milkshakes and singing & dancing wait staff!
Wolf's 1-11 Restaurant
Albany, NY
Watch TV'S throughout to cheer on your favorite team, enjoy classic american cuisine, and try one or five of our 30 beers always on Tap, with new NYS rotating beers every week! Business Meeting or Family Dining, Wolf's 1-11 has something for all!
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