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The Merry Monk

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$$ - $$$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)
“belgium beer” (6 reviews)
“meuniere” (6 reviews)
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American, Belgian, Bar, Pub, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
90 N Pearl St, Albany, NY 12207-2207
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 November 26, 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 November 10, 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.

Thank Bob G
Reviewed October 30, 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 October 9, 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
Reviewed October 6, 2017 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 September 27, 2017

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 September 13, 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 September 3, 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
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September 8, 2017|
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Response from PVH76 | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe so.
Concetta S
April 14, 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, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, 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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