We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Tavern at The Desmond

) #105 of 533 Restaurants in Albany $$ - $$$ American, ,
660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1056
+1 800-448-3500
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good32%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“sandwiches” (2 reviews)
“burger” (3 reviews)
“cozy tavern” (2 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1056
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (50)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 50 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group had drinks & dinner at the hotels "Tavern" which turned a nice day at the track into a sour evening. Totally under-staffed bar/restaurant led to a very poor meal experience for our entire group.Took forever to get waited on and then screwed up...More

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant
Thank fridayt3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Live music on the weekends, cozy setting. The menu is the same as the restaurant in the hotel. Limited selection of beers and wine. Homestyle food is pretty OK.

Thank Renato M
Reviewed June 14, 2017

The staff was rude and unprepared. This was even worse at the Tavern where it took forever to get food or drinks ordered even when the place was almost empty. They then got mad at us for staying and hanging out...in a bar.More

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant
Thank Jeff H
GMDesmondAlbany, General Manager at The Tavern at The Desmond, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2017

Dear Jeff, We are very sorry to hear that you did not experience the usual service that we are known for. Your feedback has been sent to our managers in the Tavern bar to address with their staff. Thank you for taking the time to...More

Reviewed April 25, 2017

We popped in here to have a snack before we checked in. The service was a little slow, as it was quiet and she was clearly busy with setting up, which is the only reason I have not given it five stars. We had sandwiches...More

Thank Typozalot
Reviewed April 19, 2017

Good option for a quick bite to eat when staying at the hotel. Guests with me had the burgers which looked delicious. It was a busy bar! Drinks very good, didn't have the ingredients for one of the specials...the "white cosmo"... but that was ok....More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed April 15, 2017

Everyone had wonderful customer service and the bar was clean and beautiful and it was amazing how it felt like I was in a time machine in some parts, they kept the history and I loved that.

Thank emilypM789PV
Reviewed January 28, 2017

Watched the ball game in the bar, during lunch. FRESH food and service was good. Enjoyed the atmosphere

Thank Gregory T
Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

I stayed a night at the Desmond when I came to Albany for a job interview. The company chose the hotel and told me to get dinner at the restaurant and charge it to the room. I arrived on a Sunday night, which meant the...More

Thank wo_na_pa_lei
GMDesmondAlbany, General Manager at The Tavern at The Desmond, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2017

Dear Anjali, Thank you for taking the time to write to us about your experience. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your meal, our bread pudding recipe has been a guest favorite for over 40 years and we are disappointed that...More

Reviewed November 22, 2016

Nice having a place like this attached to the hotel. Quite large, which was good considering the number of people there for conventions. Food was better than average bar food. Our waitress was great. Service was fast in spite of the large number of tables...More

Thank BLDTraveler
Reviewed November 6, 2016

Located in a very nice hotel/motel it's perfect for someone desiring 1st class accomadations. It is also very convenient to the airport and the interstate(810), which is the best way best way to travel to the Adorondack mountains and Saratoga race track.

Thank rfalteri
Nearby Restaurants
Red Lobster
127 reviews
.44 miles away
Reel Seafood Company
443 reviews
.37 miles away
Olive Garden
118 reviews
.41 miles away
Outback Steakhouse
139 reviews
.70 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Colonie Center
53 reviews
1.82 miles away
Curtain Call Theater
15 reviews
2.45 miles away
Salt Den
9 reviews
1.47 miles away
JJ Raffertys
11 reviews
2.59 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Tavern at The Desmond staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1056
    (Wolf Road Extension)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 800-448-3500
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at The Desmond Hotel Albany
The Tavern is an English-style pub featuring a large copper bar, comfortable leather sofas, fireplace, complimentary WiFi and seasonal patio. For beer connoisseurs we offer a large selection of local NYS craft beers, both draft and bottled, along with imported and domestic brews. Fantastic wines and cocktails accompany our delicious menu of burgers, sandwiches, salads and appetizers to share. Happy Hours are every Friday night with live music, $3 drafts, $6 wines and our $6 small plates menu. Our seasonal patio is open at 11:30am Monday-Saturday and noon on Sunday, weather dependent. Grab a drink with your co-workers, or unwind after a business meeting... The Tavern is your perfect spot to relax.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing