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5 Great Restaurants Perfect for a Romantic Dinner in the Albany Area

Make the Most of a Special Occasion or Date Night

Bringing your significant other out to eat at a romantic restaurant is a wonderful way to show how much you care about them. If you're looking for a local restaurant where you can celebrate an anniversary, Valentine's Day, or have a lovely date night together, then you don't have to travel far. We've rounded up 5 of the best restaurants for romantic dinners in and near the City of Albany.

Plan an Intimate Night Out at Risotto

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Editor's Note (1/12/2021 8:00am): Evening and dining room table service is currently paused Tuesdays - Saturdays, but there is limited bar seating available from 5:00pm-8:00pm. Menu items and cocktails are available for pickup.

Best described as an "Italian Mediterranean Fusion Restaurant," Risotto offers high-quality cuisine in a comfortable yet elegant atmosphere in Albany. Their team of experienced chefs is ready to prepare your meal with fresh and seasonal ingredients. Risotto is locally-owned and operated, and their combination of delectable dishes, delicious cocktails, and amazing desserts is perfect for an intimate night out.

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Take Your Taste Buds on a Journey at New World Bistro Bar

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Editor's Note (1/12/2021 8:00am): Please note that New World Bistro is only open for takeout and delivery until further notice.

Head over to Albany's newly revitalized Delaware Avenue Neighborhood for a global cuisine experience at New World Bistro Bar. This cozy 80-seat gastropub features fresh and creative food, and they always have a variety of creative specials on the menu.

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Sit By the Fireplace for a Romantic Dinner at Restaurant Navona

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Restaurant Navona features one of the only fireside dining experiences in the Albany area, and the restaurant is committed to using the freshest locally-sourced ingredients in their dishes. They specialize in wood-fired pizza, house-made pasta, and Mediterranean and Modern Italian-inspired cuisine. Not only that, but the dining room's warm, inviting atmosphere makes it a top option for romantic dinners and special occasions.

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Savor the Succulent Seafood at Jack's Oyster House

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Editor's Note (1/12/2021 8:00am): Please note that Jack's Oyster House is currently only open for takeout and curbside service.

Since opening their doors in 1913, Jack's Oyster House in Albany has been locally-owned and operated by the same family. Over the years, they've remained dedicated to cooking up expertly prepared food, providing quality service, making sure each customer has a memorable experience at the restaurant. With an elegant dining room and variety of seafood specials on their menu, Jack's Oyster House is an excellent place for a date night with your partner.

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Dine Near the Waterfront at Lakeview on Crystal Lake

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Located on the shore of beautiful Crystal Lake in Averill Park, Lakeview on Crystal Lake is a fantastic restaurant to visit for food with a view. They are renowned among both locals and visitors for their friendly atmosphere and American cuisine, which includes prime rib and seafood. Not only do people choose them for banquets and weddings, but Lakeview on Crystal Lake is ideal for romantic dinners too.

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