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The Merry Monk

$$ - $$$American, ,
90 N Pearl St, Albany, NY 12207-2207
+1 518-463-6665
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (74 reviews)
“thai curry” (7 reviews)
“belgium beer” (6 reviews)
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American, Belgian, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
90 N Pearl St, Albany, NY 12207-2207
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41 - 50 of 211 reviews

Reviewed 26 July 2016

Wide range of American and European beer selections. Fabulous food, especially any of the fish dishes.

Thank Deborah H
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Went to Merry Monk with my book club (9 of us) before a movie. The place is small but they were able to accommodate us. The mussels were GREAT! Clean, juicy, perfectly prepared in a delicious sauce that was great for bread dipping. Burgers were...More

Thank Foxtripper
Reviewed 21 July 2016

My husband and I love mussels... we tried the blue cheese and bacon sauce and loved it. Next time we will try the Thai Curry- yum sounds good. We also had the frites- very nice- tasty sauces- garlic herb and spicy ketchup. Beer was excellent-...More

Thank oldtimertraveler
Reviewed 14 July 2016

This restaurant was so NOISY that at times I actually had to lean forward to hear my dinner companion, who was sitting across from me, speak. I really was looking forward to tasting their mussels, a restaurant specialty. They were tasty but we had to...More

Thank fba5
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

If you're ok with just getting overpriced drinks, this place won't seem too awful. But if you want anything to eat, you might as well just microwave a burger at home for 1/5 of the price. The food is bland and basic. Barely better than...More

Thank Joe W
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Nice and casual. The pretzel app was really good. I wish they had a larger draft selection. It was fairly family friendly, though some of the language coming from the folks at the bar got a hair rough for our toddler as supper went on.

Thank RJSquidly
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We thought we were going to wait forever. A table for two opened an immediately a very gentle young woman came to attend us. Food was good and tasty...another chapter for the excellent beers from all over! Charming bistro!! Say hi to Alicia efficient and...More

Thank mamagolf
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We went for lunch and enjoyed the Salmon BLT, duck drumettes with a thai dipping sauce and the Burger of the day

1  Thank Gina C
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Have you ever felt like an uninvited guest at a party... that's how we felt that rainy Sunday evening. A smile from greeter sure, but we were sat at dirty table with menus. We studied and studied them until it was obvious we were not...More

1  Thank InnOnCharlotte
Reviewed 11 June 2016

salad also had very dry grilled chicken in it- no other veggies, croutons and shaved cheese. Endive grilled appetizer was soaked in grease, had a cheap spam type slice on top, and cheese sauce on top of all that.

Thank ilse1
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9 September 2017|
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Response from PVH76 | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe so.
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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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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