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The Merry Monk

) #21 of 535 Restaurants in Albany $$ - $$$ American, ,
90 N Pearl St, Albany, NY 12207-2207
+1 518-463-6665
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (77 reviews)
“thai curry” (7 reviews)
“duck” (15 reviews)
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American, Belgian, Bar, Pub, European
$$ - $$$
90 N Pearl St, Albany, NY 12207-2207
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11 - 20 of 197 reviews

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
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We are traveling thru the US on vacation and made an overnight stopover in Albany. Walking around we saw The Merry Monk and got in. Even though the pricing is a bit high, we really spent a great time there with very good food. We...More

Thank Luis M H
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Came here for a quick bite and drink before they closed after an event at the Times Union Center. This seemed to be the only bar in the area that wasn't packed to the windows and obnoxiously loud, so in we went. The beer list...More

Thank Craig C
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

This place is located in DT Albany. They have a great beer menu and the space is inviting and warm. The menu is ok. Had a good Caesar salad, but you can't really mess that up. No soups and not a ton of healthy options....More

Thank Runnerny2244
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Great food! Great service! Great beer! Portions were huge, so we have done for another night. Beer selection was outstanding. Great stop for before the theater.

Thank Krista F
Reviewed 4 November 2016

An undistinguished looking exterior - best Belgian beer in the state capital. Also noted for clams and oysters.

Thank rfalteri
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

My wife an I got burgers and some drinks and the burgers were great. Also quiet atmosphere when everywhere else was very loud and no seating.

Thank Connor G
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Comfortable very Albany joint. Good neighborhood place to go when looking for something easy and unassuming. INCREDIBLE Brussels sprouts. I also hear they are known for mussels. Good burger. Great beer selection. You may get lucky and score the table near the fire!

Thank FunseekerAlbany_NY
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Get the meuniere mussels and dip your bread in it you'll thank me. Get some wine and order the local cheese plate it's fantastic. Love this place.

Thank Sara P
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Concetta S
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
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