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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.

a shrimp stir-fry
The Pearl Street Pub
Albany, NY
The Pearl Street Pub is the place to go in downtown Albany if you're craving the ideal nightlife experience with an inviting atmosphere, an amazing music scene, and delicious food. This Albany hotspot will quickly become your go-to place!
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!
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The Hollow Bar + Kitchen
Albany, NY
Established in 2013, The Hollow Bar + Kitchen is located in historic Downtown Albany at 79 N Pearl St. Coined a 'triple threat' by The Alt Weekly, The Hollow is a notable foodie destination, craft beer/cocktail bar and lauded live music venue.
a basket with a burrito wrapped in foil and split in half and fries
Bombers Burrito Bar - Albany
Albany, NY
Bombers Burrito Bar on historic Lark Street in Albany serves authentic burritos, rad quesadillas, and more mouthwatering Mexican food along with a wide variety margaritas and beers.
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.
cocktails lined up on bar
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.
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.
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!
a burger, glass of beer, and fries
Lost & Found Bar & Kitchen
Albany, NY
For great craft beers and casual dining featuring fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, make Lost & Found Bar & Kitchen in Albany, NY your new favorite neighborhood spot! The restaurant is conveniently located in the Warehouse District on Broadway.
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.
a wrap split in half
Mamoun's Felafel Restaurant
Albany, NY
Enjoy the charming ambiance & fresh Mediterranean dishes at Mamoun's. Choose from among Middle Eastern specialties such as lamb, chicken & vegetarian entrees, hummus, falafel & salad platters, w/ many veg. & gluten-free options. Healthy & delicious!
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.
tapas plate
Provence Restaurant
Albany, 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.
plates of food with a beer
McGeary's Irish Pub
Albany, NY
McGeary's Irish Pub in downtown Albany is a bustling Irish pub with delicious food, a substantial beer list, and live music performed every week. This Albany hotspot has long been a gathering place for authentic Irish fare and exceptional times.
a wood fired pizza near the open oven
Milano Restaurant
Latham, NY
Since opening their doors in 1991, Milano Restaurant in Latham, NY, has been one of the premier fine dining Italian restaurants in the Capital Region. Enjoy an innovative and delicious selection of dishes on their lunch and dinner menus.
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.
World of Beer Albany
World of Beer Albany
Albany, NY
Step inside World of Beer Crossgates and gather, eat, drink, and explore! This unique bar & kitchen offers the best selection of craft beers from around the world, craft cocktails, wine, and full kitchen menu paired within a fun, laidback atmosphere.
Lakeview on Crystal Lake
Lakeview on Crystal Lake
Averill Park, NY
With beautiful views of Crystal Lake, Lakeview 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.
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!
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!
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.
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 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.
Barcelona
Albany, NY
Enjoy delicious dishes and fine wines in an intimate setting at Barcelona.
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.
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.
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.
Centre Street Pub
Schenectady, NY
Centre Street Pub features inside and outside dining, an internationally-inspired menu, live entertainment, and a private event space.
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.
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..
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!
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.
Paesan's
Albany, NY
Stop by Paesan's Pizza in Albany for great pizza, wings and more!
Karavalli
Latham, NY
At Karavalli, you'll find an extensive menu of cuisine from six different regions of India, including vegan and vegetarian specialties.
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.
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.
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.
Reel Seafood Co.
Albany, NY
Reel Seafood Company works closely with two of the nation's top seafood purveyors to offer the freshest selection of seafood in the Capital Region. You'll find traditional house favorites, new catches from changing waters, and "real" flavors.
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.
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!
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.
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.
SaraBella Pizzeria & Desserts
Albany, NY
SaraBella Pizzera & Desserts serves up delicious pizza and wonderful desserts right in Albany!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Uno Chicago Grill, LLC
Latham, NY
Looking to enjoy delicious Chicago style pizza? Look no further than Uno in Latham!
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!
Spinners Pizza
Albany, NY
Whether you're looking for delicious pizza, crispy wings or other Italian dinners, Spinners is the place to go!
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.
Taiwan Noodle
Albany, NY
Taiwan Noodle features an extensive array of Chinese dishes at affordable prices. Dine-in and takeout are both available.
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.
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.
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.
Applebee's
Glenville, NY
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.
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!
Subway
Albany, NY
Swing over to Subway on Washington Avenue for a delicious sub!
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.
Ruby Tuesday
Schenectady, NY
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.
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.
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.
Recovery Sports Grill Troy
Troy, NY
Stop at the Recovery Sports Grill in Troy for great bar food and a fun sports bar atmosphere!
Bountiful Bread
Albany, NY
Located in Stuyvesant Plaza, Bountiful Bread is the place to go for delicious, creative sandwiches, hearty salads and homemade soups.
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!
Subway
Menands, NY
Just outside of Albany in Menands, stop by Subway for a quick, delicious sub.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
4 Corners Pizza
Schenectady, NY
Junior's Bar and Grill
Albany, NY
Junior's Bar and Grill in Albany is known for their great burgers and gourmet pizzas. They also serve up a delicious brunch and have excellent happy hour specials.
DP An American Brasserie
Albany, NY
dp An American Brasserie offers a diverse menu featuring comfort cuisine, delicious burgers and more.
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.
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!
Katie O'Byrne's Restaurant
Schenectady, NY
Stop by Katie O'Byrne's for a great draught beer or delicious Irish pub fare!
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!
Luca's Grill
Schenectady, NY
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
El Loco Cafe
Albany, NY
Located just outside of historic Washington Park, El Loco provides a warm atmosphere and authentic Mexican food.
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.
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.
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!
Cardona's Market
Albany, NY
Cardona's Market serves fresh produce, specialty foods, prepared foods, and more, all from high-quality ingredients.
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!
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!
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.
Uncommon Grounds
Albany, NY
Located in the heart of Albany, Uncommon Grounds serves up delicious coffee, sandwiches and more.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.