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“Really solid food.”

Garlic Lover's Corner
Ranked #68 of 755 Restaurants in Albany
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This place has really good Mediterranean fare. The sampler platter with hummus, baba ganoush, falafel, tahini, and garlic paste is awesome. Asked to sub out tabouli for extra hummus and they didn't give us a problem. They have some of the best falafel in the area, chock full of flavorful cardamom, just fabulous. I could make a meal out of just their appetizers, but their entrees are solid too. I ordered a chicken dish that was executed to perfection, the chicken was marinated and cooked perfectly! It was so tender I didn't even need a knife.

Service is an area that could be worked on, the night we were in it seemed like the owner wanted to serve everyone in the restaurant and had issues delegating to younger wait staff who were standing around most of the time, this made service on the night particularly slow, although we have been there since and this was not an issue.

Date of visit: September 2016
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Thank Jennifer P
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

We have been here several times, the food has always been exceptional. Going in you have to realize that it is an experience dining here, and an experience that is not short. If you are looking for a place to grab a quick bite and run, don't bother. Expect to spend 2 hours from sitting down to paying the check. But it is well worth it!

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

Had lunch here with friends. We all enjoyed it. They have foods that are rarely found in chain restaurants.

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

I passed by this restaurant many times over the past few years. Silly name in a little strip mall. A friend working nearby said they enjoy it and said I should give it a try. I am sure glad I did! Very nice staff and very delicious, reasonably priced Greek food served in a pleasant simply appointed but elegant space, Highly recommended.

Date of visit: September 2016
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1  Thank RM234
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

We have been going to Garlic Lovers' Corner for years but recently needed a place that could accommodate 20 people for a family birthday so I was able to see how they would handle such a group. Many of our attendees had never been to this restaurant and, to a person, said how great the food was and how delighted they were in how we were treated by the owner, Nabil Assad! Our choices ranged from the hummus and pita appetizer to Bedouin chicken, crab cakes, and all three options on the Kabobs - chicken, beef, and lamb...there was no room left for dessert!!! We have never been disappointed with this restaurant!

Date of visit: September 2016
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1  Thank GrandmaJet
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