New World Bistro Bar

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300 Delaware Ave, Albany, New York, USA

Serves meat, vegan options available. Gastro pub has plenty of vegan options; see online summer vegan menu. Located near Spectrum Theatres. Has another location in Saugerties, NY. Open Mon-Thu 5:00pm-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 5:00pm-11:00pm, Sun 11:00am-3:00pm, 5:00pm-9:30pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, International, Non-veg

11 Reviews

First Review by FractalFaery

Best in the area - Edit

NWBB is a favorite of mine and I take the 45 minute drive from home to eat here for special occasions and basically whenever I can. They recently have started doing meatless Monday's (thenregular menu is still available) but you get a three course vegan/vegetarian meal for $25 which is a great way to get meat eaters involved. I can't help it but my go-to every time is the Blue corn crusted seitan cutlets with mashed yams, black beans and greens with a fried plantain. It is my favorite meal. Get the blackened string beans too! Bring your vegan and non vegan friends me everyone is happy! Also have an awesome brunch!!

Pros: Outdoor seating, Everyone is happy, Chopped champion chef

Cons: Always super busy so get reservations!, Parking is a little cramped

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spaghetti squash - Edit

At the waiter's recommendation, I ordered the spaghetti squash dish which was absolutely incredible. I don't remember what I almost ordered, but I'm so glad I went with this selection because it was huge, filling, and incredibly tasty. I'd highly recommend it to anyone, vegan or not. Additionally, this place was insanely busy! I was alone and managed to grab one of the last free seats at the bar, but I'd make a reservation if I were to come here again.

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Good service and nice atmosphere. - Edit

NWBB had really great and helpful staff. They were very knowledgeable about the menu and able to substitute many things. The vegan options were pretty good. I ordered Seitan "cutlets". The portion was huge so I brought home a whole second meal with my leftovers. I followed it with a vegan brownie with blueberry compote. Overall, delicious and filling. Just be prepared to spend some money because it's on the pricey side.

Pros: Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten free options, Knowledgeable staff, Cool design and cozy interior

Cons: Pricey, Different takes on classics so be prepared to step

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Brunch and Beer with great staff - Edit

We really enjoyed our brunch at New World Bistro. There were a number of unusual vegan options including nachos, tofu scramble and pizza with delicious eggplant balls. Everything we ordered was excellent. There were also some great local beer options and a variety of vegan desserts. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. We would recommend New World Bistro to anyone looking for a great dining experience!

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Well Prepared Food, Great Experience. - Edit

If you're going to NWB on a Friday or Saturday night be sure to make a reservation ahead of time. This place books up fast.

I've eaten here three times and have yet to have a bad experience. Menu has clear markings of what is/can be made vegan Some top picks:

Veggie Tapas Plate
Blue Corn Crusted Seitan
House Made Veggie Burger

I definitely would like to make a trip back to try the pizza and nachos soon.

Pros: food, service

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New Years Eve feast! - Edit

I came here on New Years Eve with some friends. They had a set menu, and I was
pleased to see that they had vegan options for each course. I had the candy cane beet tartare on black bread, salad of shaved Brussels sprouts, pomegranate, and red quinoa, and the eggplant braciole. Everything was magnificent! The dirty martini was also made to perfection. If I lived nearby I would definitely frequent this restaurant.
Updated from previous review on Wednesday December 31, 2014

Pros: friendly service, delicious food, vegan menu

Cons: pricey

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Wonderful! - Edit

I have had several experiences here, and they have gone from bad to alright to good to great...in that order. The sampler appetizer with hummus, grilled veg etc is a wonderful appetizer for a few people or could even be a meal for one or two people. The seitan wings are alright, but they are the only seitan I've ever enjoyed. I usually don't get salads out because I can make a nice salad at home, but the curry vinaigrette on the kale salad is wonderful, as is the blackened tofu it can come with. Now, the entrees change per season, and there are usually only two (although keep in mind the salads and pizzas, even a few appetizers, could easily be enough for a main). The seasonal entrees are usually well thought out and very good, but may not fit the bill- for example, right now they have a veggie burger and a mushroom dish- I don't like mushrooms and was not in the mood for a veggie burger on my last visit. I got the "big plate of brown rice, black beans and seasonal veggies". I have never gotten this before because I didn't want to get a bowl of rice and beans and carrots. I was so pleasantly surprised when my meal came- wonderfully flavored black beans, brown rice, and A BUNCH of awesome veggies- a sweet potato mash with fried plantains on top, asparagus, cajun brussels sprouts, garlicky kale, and the optional tofu. it was amazing. I wish i had known how good the simple beans rice and veggies dish was before; I definitely would get that over a veggie burger any time. Definitely didn't need the tofu with all of those great veggies. Also, I love their mixed drinks, and the service is usually wonderful!! (only once was it bad). Oh, and the olive oil on the table for dipping bread in is so amazing!!! Definitely make a reservation any day of the week.

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Consistently excellent - Edit

I really enjoy this place. The staff, the warm casual atmosphere, the cocktails, great wine list, fresh seasonal menus, it all makes me want to keep going back. Sunday brunch is not to miss. I often stop in for a drink and bite to eat before or after a movie next door at the Spectrum. The place is always packed, so reservations are a good idea, but there is usually seating in the bar area for walk-ins.
The veggie tapas plate (baba, smokey hummus, pickled veg, nuts, tofu feta, olives, and pita) is a perfect dish to share between 2 people, which is exactly what my husband and I ordered last night. His pasta special was full of fresh heirloom tomatoes and summer squash and super flavorful. There are also some really creative meat and seafood dishes to please the omnivores.

Pros: Menu changes seasonally, Wine list, Great staff

Cons: Very crowded on weekends

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a great vegan menu at a non-vegetarian restaurant - Edit

Travelling from Boston to Ithaca NY we stopped in Albany at New World Bistro Bar. What a treat, worthy of a night out, not just a travel stop! The "special vegan menu" had many choices, and the three we ordered were great. A middle eastern themed appetizer plate with excellent humus, babaganouge, tofu feta, olives, and pickled vegetables, an entree with the best pureed winter squash I've ever had, asparagus and nicely flavored black beans. The pear sorbet was very nice also.
Nice ambiance and service in a pleasant neighborhood.

Pros: great vegan food, ambiance, service

Cons: too far away from us to eat there often!

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My new favorite place Upstate - Edit

My boyfriend and I had the an amazing dinning experience here! The place has a funky and cozy decoration, the food was super creative and tasty, all the beer they serve is brewed in NY State, and the waiters were fun/funny/friendly and very competent. Most of the food is locally grown, and seasonal. If they have available, you should eat the apple crumble!!! hummm

Pros: price, flavor, ambient

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AMAZING Vegan Menu! - Edit

The place was packed and would have had a 15 min. wait for seating but they had seats avail. outside if we wanted and the weather was good for mid Sept. so we ate outside. Our waiter was sooo friendly and really knew the menu. They were a ton of interesting vegan options and he could describe all of them... the food was a bit pricey but the quality of the food made it totally worth it. I'm really glad I tried something new! There was a bit of a wait for our entree but they were really really busy so the wait was understandable, and again the quality of the food made it totally worth it.

Pros: Amazing food!, Huge selection for vegans!, Adorable, knowledgable & friendly staff!

Cons: A bit off a wait for the food., A little pricier than I'm used to.

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