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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%
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“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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1 - 10 of 211 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Made reservations for 7. We were seated immediately. Cranberry chicken was ordered by 3 of us. All agreed that it was delicious. The side potatoes were really good as well. The zucchini did not measure up to the other two. Needed seasoning. One ordered the...More

Thank kn0rthcut
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried 2 other restaurants on a busy concert night & this was the 3rd place we stopped...we got the last table that wasn't reserved! Service was a tad slow, but when the food came out, it was fresh and hot, so you knew they were...More

Thank Marcia_in_CNY
Reviewed 13 September 2017

What's not to like? Belgian style meal - beer and for me the mussels, for my husband a burger. The food and drink was good quality, the service was good and the ambience great! Clearly popular with locals which was a good recommendation in itself.

Thank Leigh P
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here for a quick drink before a concert. There was nothing quick about it. The service was slow & not the friendliest. The place was dirty plus a dead fly on our pub table. Disgusting! Trying to pay for our one round was...More

Thank srss96
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Like the atmosphere. Bartender was engaging. Nice selection of beers and a nice sandwich. Nice quick stop by

Thank Kevinpm68
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

I've eaten here before but it's been at least 2 years since my last visit to Albany. I'm very happy to report that the food is as tasty as ever! I had the Salmon BLT on toasted sourdough and it was Amazing!! The avocado aioli...More

Thank RiverlanGone
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Husband polished off his pound of Dijonaisse Mussels w/out a problem. Salmon burger was delicious, but needed more aioli in my opinion. I sided w/mashed potatoes as an alternate, & loved them. The dishes indicate they are a fan of garlic. Husband loves their Moscow...More

Thank PVH76
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Sunday in Albany provides few eating options. Just down the street from our hotel (whose restaurant was also closed!!), we were happy to have this option. The bistro french dip was very good. Although this is an unassuming place, the service was good and we...More

Thank DeeDeeTraveler
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

if you love belgian style beer, this place has a great beer list. if you want a different style, your choices are more limited. the food makes the visit worthwhile either way. excellent hummus, fish tacos (though oddly, with a cold tortilla wrap instead of...More

Thank glen k
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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, Belgian, Bar, Pub, 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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