Jack's Oyster House
42 State St, Albany, NY 12207
I went here a long time ago, but I remember it like it was yesterday. I loved the flapper-era interior, with dark wood, tiled floors, and simple elegance. It doesn't have any extravagant decorative features, which is refreshing for a fine restaurant. The place features is an Oyster House, and the Shrimp Cocktail was amazing. Two ~1/2 foot long shrimp on ice were outstanding with a delicious dipping sauce. The chicken lunch entree was pretty good, with a nice sauce. Plus, the lunch prices were affordable, with most, if not all, options under $13. Call them to find out where to park; I parked nearby, but if I parked in the right lot, then they would have validated the parking. A gem in downtown Albany.