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The Merry Monk

) #22 of 539 Restaurants in Albany $$ - $$$ American, ,
90 N Pearl St, Albany, NY 12207-2207
+1 518-463-6665
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (77 reviews)
“thai curry” (7 reviews)
“duck” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Belgian, Bar, Pub, European
$$ - $$$
90 N Pearl St, Albany, NY 12207-2207
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Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Dinner was fine but nothing special, I wanted salmon but they were out so I settled for the Flemish-Style Cod. It was prepared with Belgian Ale lemon and butter but it had little flavor. Good beer selection and service.

Thank H2734CBmichelled
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I have lived in Albany for 22 years and was nicely surprised to visit this location for the first time. Their specialty...mussels... I had the fish tacos...yummm. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Librada P
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The beers are overpriced and pours are small. The food was fair. Good place for an after-theater meeting.

Thank quinnprof
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Never been here before but wanted to try it. Had the Beef Stew over mashed potatoes. Delicious meal! Our waitress was very friendly. Very cool pub atmosphere!

Thank Tdin75
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent burger! I had the Monk burger. Huge! Cooked perfectly medium. Fries that come with it are a little sparse but just ok anyway. Place was packed and loud. Mussels night. Guess that's a big draw. Not my thing but the mussels menu was extensive...More

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped in Albany over night as a stop over while driving to Portland. We stumbled on the bar. What a find! The staff were great, friendly and chatty. The selection of beer was great. My partner loved it. He loves Belgium beers and they...More

Thank Heather W
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We took a walk on N. Pearl St. looking for a bit to eat and a few beers. This place has a huge variety of beers to choose from. I had a Raspberry Beer and it was delicious. They have lots of different foods, such...More

Thank alibell929
Reviewed 2 March 2017

My wife loves this place because it has Belgian origins, and the Belgian Breakfast is a great meal any time of day. I love the burgers, and the daily chef's burger special is always a key question for your server. This is a great spot...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 22 February 2017

convenient before cap rep large beer list and the wait staff was good enough to help make some recommendations would have rated higher but salmon burgers (2 ordered) were salty and the server dropped one of them so our friend had to wait longer for...More

Thank bluesmama11
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I have been wanting to try this restaurant for dinner for quite a while but they were always packed when I was looking. This time we went to lunch, and I wasn't disappointed! The salmon was cooked to perfection; I eat a lot of salmon...More

Thank Carol B
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Concetta S
Gluten free choices?
15 April 2017|
Response from Carol B | Reviewed this property |
At least the salads. I would check the menu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Belgian, Bar, Pub, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 N Pearl St, Albany, NY 12207-2207
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-463-6665
  • E-mail
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