Downtown Albany Restaurant Week Features Free Parking

16 Restaurants to offer 3-Course Meals
for just $20.15

Albany, NY… The Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID) announces the 11th Annual Downtown Albany Restaurant Week slated for Saturday, April 11, 2015 – Friday, April 17, 2015. Sixteen downtown Albany restaurants will offer a three-course meal valued at a minimum of $35.00 for the price of $20.15. Diners are encouraged to make advance reservations directly with the restaurants. A FREE parking promotion is being offered by Albany Parking Authority (APA) in conjunction with the dining event, featuring:
  • Riverfront Garage | Columbia Street between Broadway and Water Street (behind Kiernan Plaza). Free 5 PM until 6 AM for the duration of Restaurant Week.
  • Green-Hudson Garage | Hudson Avenue and Green Street (near the Times Union Center). Free 5 PM until Midnight (Monday – Friday; not available on Saturday).
  • Quackenbush Garage | Orange Street between Broadway and Water Street (behind 677 Broadway). Free 5 PM until Midnight (Monday – Saturday).
  • On street meter parking is also available at no charge beginning at 6:00 PMMonday through Friday. Street parking is free on weekends.
“It is exciting to welcome this event to its 11th year,” says Mayor Kathy M. Sheehan.  “Each year Albany Restaurant Week offers the opportunity to find your new favorite restaurant, and it gives the entire region a reason to come Downtown and experience a taste of Albany.”

The Restaurant Week FREE parking promotion is part of a larger APA goal encouraging people to embrace Downtown.

“Supporting the local businesses and Downtown development has always been an important goal for the APA,” says Michael Klein, executive director of the Albany Parking Authority. “With promotions like this one, we are able to showcase the ample, year-round parking options. Having this information, visitors can confidently take the opportunity to return Downtown in the future to dine, explore the city, or enjoy an event at one of the many entertainment venues.”

Three new venues join this year’s line-up: Public House 42 which opened up on Eagle Street this past fall; Parish Public House, previously the Red Square venue; and Dawn’s Victory Sports Café, formerly the Victory Café on Sheridan Avenue, now under new ownership of Dawn Lynch.

The full list of participating restaurants for the 11th Annual Downtown Albany Restaurant Week is: V&R Italian Ristorante, Taste, Public House 42, Parish Public House, Olde English Pub & Pantry, The Merry Monk, La Serre, Jack’s Oyster House, Hudson Harbor Steak & Seafood, The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Dawn’s Victory Sports Café, City Beer Hall, Charter (Hilton), The Capital American Eatery & Lounge, Café Capriccio, and The Albany Pump Station. Menus, hours of operation, and specials for all participating restaurants are available at downtownalbany.org.

People who patronize participating restaurants will also have the chance to enter to win gift certificates to Downtown restaurants, and to receive discounts at select shows at the Capital Repertory Theatre and Palace Theatre. Full information can be found atdowntownalbany.org.

“Excitement continues to build in Downtown as a number of residential and commercial projects move forward. With more people coming to our District to work, live, or both, Restaurant Week offers the perfect opportunity to try over a dozen of our eateries at a wonderful price,” says Georgette Steffens, Downtown Albany BID executive director. “While here to dine, I encourage people to walk around and see the exciting projects that are creating a vibrant future for our Capital City.”

A Student Night will once again be held on Monday, April 13, 2015 as an extra incentive for college students to come out and dine the 3-course menu for only $15.15 at select restaurants. Restaurants participating in Student Night are: Albany Pump Station, The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Jack’s Oyster House, La Serre and V&R Italian Ristorante.

From international corporations, regional giants and locally owned proprietors, downtown Albany is more than business as usual. Accented by the powerful currents of the Hudson River to the motivating forces in the State Capitol, downtown Albany stands in good company with some of the greatest names in business today. Over 250 companies call downtown Albany home and signs like IBM, Microsoft and Windstream are seen throughout our historic streets. Since 1996, the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID) has worked to restore, promote and maintain the character and vitality of improve the quality of life and overall image of downtown for those who work in, live in and visit the  Capital City of the most famous state in the world. The Downtown Albany BID is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. For more information about the Downtown Albany BID please visit downtownalbany.org |@AlbanyBID or call 518.465.2143.


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