I am a beer fan, so I try beers, both craft brews and unusual draft offerings whenever and wherever I can. I have been to C.H. Evans several times, though not recently, and I have always enjoyed their beers.
I visited last night after a hiatus of 4 years. I was alone and asked to be seated at the bar. The hostess was cheerful, but not very helpful, since she was more interested in the host. We found a seat for me eventually and that was that . The bartender was clearly too busy to take care of a single person, but eventually realized that I was there. When I asked for a description of a couple of the different beers I could tell that the bartender either had no interest in or no knowledge of what the different beers and ales were. Perhaps they have a beer menu that would have been helpful to me, but it wasn't offered.
Was the beer good? I don't really know, because I left after having only one. The one that I had was a poor choice for me because the bartender didn't take the time to listen to what I like. I have no idea about the food and didn't want to hang around to try. I do know of places in Albany where I can go for good food and where I can expect attentive service, so after a while I ran
out of patience and left.
The last time I ate at C.H. Evans (four years ago) the food was good, so I am willing to give them the benefit of the doubt and a 3* rating. I'm skeptical, though. They could do better.
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