Each December, Albany is dressed in holiday style. In between shopping for gifts, marveling at sparkling light displays and spending time with loved ones, dine out at one (or more!) of Albany County's festively decorated restaurants. Scroll on to discover a few Albany County eateries decked out for the holiday season.
The Century House is trimmed with holiday trees and garlands this time of year. Conveniently located in Latham, the Century House is the perfect spot to pop in for a festive cocktail at the bar after a long day of holiday shopping. Bring loved ones and out-of-towners to the main dining room for a cozy meal accented by glistening decorations.
Serving up brunch, lunch and dinner, Innovo Kitchen in Colonie is a great spot to catch up with friends and family. Enjoy menu items such as "Cool Ranch Doritos Tater Tots," the famed "Five Onion Bisque," "Classic Bolognese," and more while enjoying the sparkling holiday decor. During Brunch with Santa on December 14 & 15, kids can discover if they have been naughty or nice while parents enjoy bottomless mimosas or a D.I.Y. Bloody Mary Bar.
Jack's Oyster House
Check the iconic Jack's Oyster House off of your Albany Dining Bucket List this holiday season. The legendary restaurant has been serving patrons since 1913, so it is a great spot to bring your out-of-town relatives for a night out on the town. The downtown Albany restaurant is elegantly decorated for the season with a large holiday tree sparkling in the State Street window.
Holiday cheer bursts out of the Olde English Pub every December. The historic facade is adorned with charming wreaths, sweeping greenery and red bows. Inside the cozy pub is a festive wonderland. From twinkling ornaments hanging over the bar, to the brightly lit garland accenting the windows and railings, to the glittering holiday tree, there are tons of decorations to marvel at while enjoying a warm meal and bubbly beverage. On your way out, make sure to peek inside the iconic red telephone booth for an extra dose of holiday cheer.
Downtown Albany's Parish Public House is lit this holiday season. Before heading inside to savor the cajun cuisine, admire the holly jolly window display. The Louisiana eatery is a cozy spot to warm up with a delicious po' boy or sip on a microbrew to take a break from the hustle and bustle of this time of year.
Wolff's Biergarten, a Warehouse District staple, is merry and bright during the holiday season. Visitors are welcomed with a large, brightly lit wreath embellishing the red garage door. Once inside, it is hard not to be dazzled by the glittering garlands, wreaths and trees throughout the beer garden. Raise a pint and cheers to the holidays!