Downtown Albany Restaurant Week

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:00pm - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:00pm

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Mark your calendars for the 10th Anniversary Downtown Albany Restaurant Week, April 2 - 11, 2014. 10 days to celebrate 10 years.

Check out the menus. Grab your friends. Let's Eat!

Special Offerings

Work Downtown. Stay Downtown | Wednesday, April 2 - Thursday, April 10, 2014
Downtown Employees are invited to bring their 2014 Restaurant Week receipt to the BID Office (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM) April 2 - 10, 2014 to receive a FREE Downtown t-shirt and be entered to win one of the following prizes:

  • 1 pair of tickets to see America’s Test Kitchen on PBS at the Palace Theatre (3 sets to be raffled)
  • 1 pair of tickets to see Family Feud at the Place Theatre
  • 1 pair of tickets to see Bruce Springsteen at the Times Union Center 

Anniversary Concert in the Park | Friday, April 4, 2014
Enjoy FREE live music from Melonious Thunk in Tricentennial Park (Broadway and Columbia) from 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM.

Student Night | Monday, April 7, 2014
(must show a valid college ID)
College students are encouraged to come out and dine the 3-course menu only $15.14 at five participating restaurants: The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Jack's Oyster House, La Serre, Olde English Pub & Pantry and V & R Italian Ristorante.

First 100 Students
Bring your Restaurant Week receipt to the Downtown Albany BID office on Monday, April 7, 2014 and receive a free ticket to see a movie at the Palace Theatre. Movie tickets can be redeemed during Restaurant Week or for any movies at the Palace Theatre during the 2013 - 2014 series. The BID office will remain open until 9:00 PM that night so be sure to stop by and say hello.

One movie ticket per Restaurant Week meal indicated on the receipt. Offer valid only on Monday, April 7, 2014. (must show a valid college ID).

Capital Ticket | Wednesday and Thursday, April 9 & 10, 2014
Where will the Capital Ticket be this year? Parties of four (4) or more participating in Restaurant Week will be eligible to win a $200 gift certificate to any business located in the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District. One party will be randomly selected on Wednesday and one on Thursday night.

10th Anniversary Drink Specials | Thursday, April 10, 2014
To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Downtown Albany's Restaurant Week be sure to enjoy select drink specials at participating restaurants. See individual menus for more details.

Eat Great. Win Great
In addition to the 3-course dining promotion, Restaurant Week patrons can enter to win hundreds of dollars in Downtown dining gift certificates by filling out a brief survey about their dining experience. Make sure to ask your server for yours. Winners will be chosen at random from all completed surveys.

Survey prizes include: (1) Downtown Albany winner (a Grand Prize winner to receive 4 gift certificates totaling $200), (2) I Love Downtown winners (Second Prize winners to receive 2 gift certificates totaling $100), and (4) Illuminate Downtown winners (Third Prize winners to receive 1 gift certificate totaling $50).

Check out the complete schedule of events and promotions happening throughout the Restaurant Week celebration event.

Participating Restaurants:

Click below for more information and menus for each of the 17 participating restaurants or BROWSE ALL MENUS.

Victory Café

V&R Italian Ristorante


Olde English Pub & Pantry

Merry Monk

Legends on Pearl

La Serre

Jack’s Oyster House

Hudson Harbor Steak & Seafood

The Hollow Bar + Kitchen

Franklin’s Tower

City Beer Hall

Charter (Hilton)

The Capital American Eatery & Lounge

Café Capriccio

Buddha Tea House

Albany Pump Station

Diners are encouraged to make advance reservations. Some locations require reservations, please see individual menus for specifications.

There are many parking options in downtown Albany. Learn more. The Albany Parking Authority (APA) and The City of Albany offer the parking initiative 2 Blocks, 2 Bucks, 2 Easy. The program features $2 parking after 6:00 PM in Quackenbush, Green-Hudson and Riverfront garages, except when special event rates are in effect. Metered parking is also free after 5:00 PM.  

Downtown Deals & Discounts

  • Take $10 off premier $45 tickets to America’s Test Kitchen Live! With Christopher Kimball on
    Sunday, April 13, 2014 at the Palace Theatre when you mention the "Restaurant Week Discount” in person at the Box Office.
  • Save 10% on tickets to see Gypsy: A Musical Fable at Capital Repertory Theatre April 2 - 12, 2014 when you bring your Restaurant Week receipt to the Box Office.
  • Ask your Restaurant Week server for a FREE pair of tickets to see the Albany Devils at the Times
    Union Center on April 19, 2014 while supplies last.

For more information on Restaurant Week please contact us 518.465.2143 x10. All decisions are final. The Downtown Albany Business Improvement District is not responsible for any federal, state or local taxes associated with this contest or prize.

Love to Cook? Don't miss America's Test Kitchen Live! With Christopher Kimball on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at the Palace Theatre.


Photographer: Julia Zave