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The Merry Monk

€€ - €€€American, ,
90 N Pearl St, Albany, NY 12207-2207
+1 518-463-6665
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (74 reviews)
“duck” (16 reviews)
“belgium beer” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Belgian, European, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
90 N Pearl St, Albany, NY 12207-2207
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Reviewed yesterday

I was in Albany for business with my partner, we cam ehere mostly for the beer. The food we had was okay but the beer was excellent. Definitely recommend for the beer!

Thank BusinessTravelMonkey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place looked only okay from the outside but the food was phenomenal. I had mussels with tequila and they were off the scale good. Extensive range of beer options too. Possibly avoid the wines.

Thank MXKBrisbane75
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good Belgian pub. Wonderful selection of Belgian style beers, many of them drafts, great variety. Tried the standard entry steak and frittes - this was excellent although cooked medium despite requested medium rare (still excellent). Very small, reservations required for any sized party. Solo...More

Thank Dadmanly
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a bar restaurant with limited seating for dining. I came here for Restaurant Week. My appetizer choice of Prince Edward Island Mussels was probably the best item, even though the mussels were very small. The bath of garlic broth was just right enough...More

Thank E H
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

1st Time in Albany to see a show at The Palace . We love Belgian Beer and we saw Merry monks so it was perfect ! We ate from Philly area and love Monks on Sansom. Merry monks had an excellent Belgian Beer selection and...More

Thank Diedrasheart
Reviewed 17 March 2018

This as my second time here, and the first time was worthy of four stars. But since I am reviewing this place on this visit, I have to give it 5 stars. I had a Bistro French Dip, and it was the tastiest, most tender...More

Thank MikenSue726
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Across the street from The Hollow Bar. On a holiday weekend, they were almost the only two places open near the hotel. Hollow Bar was noisier, this was quiet. I thought it was okay, but I'm not a beer guy. My salmon entree was good;...More

Thank L Frank
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Had great appetizers and the beer was cheap at happy hour. Tons of great beers on tap and will go back if I am ever in Albany again.

1  Thank Bob G
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Our third meal here may have been the best. Belgian fare including Moules et Frites, Duck Reuben, and Pork Tenderloin. Yum! Great selection of beers including the Belgians Duvel and Leffe Blond on tap. We've had the cold meat plate and pretzel appetizers. Well prepared...More

Thank markf1955
Reviewed 9 October 2017

A Friday night, and out to dinner with friends. We started with side salad, caesar salad and their meatballs, which were very good. 3 of us had the Cranberry Chicken entree: 2 chicken breasts each, with cranberrys and apples and a cream sauce with mashed...More

Thank Jeannene A
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8 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, Bar, Pub, Belgian, European, Gluten Free Options
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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