We stopped in here last night, trying to escape a soaking rain before a concert at The Palace. We were told that if we didn't have a reservation it might take a while to get seated, but then we were told we could go sit over on the rail which was a narrow bar top with stools tucked in the corner of the restaurant. We were hungry so we didn't mind. Apparently someone forgot to tell a waitress that we were sitting over there because it took a while for someone to take our order. Apparently the place gets pretty crowded on concert nights. After a bit of a wait we did get to order and it was well worth it as the food was delicious. I had the crab cake sandwich which was enormous and very moist. My fiancee had a burger which smelled and looked fantastic. Both our meals came with fries, and the added treat of two mayo dipping sauces. You get to choose from a list of about 12 different kinds and they were definitely the highlight of the meal. We had the garlic, buffalo bleu, and pesto. I'm not a huge fan of Belgian beers, which didn't work in my favor considering it's a Belgian bar, but I was happy with my Palm and the beer selection definitely has enough to choose from for even the pickiest beer drinker. The atmosphere was cozy, but a little congested. Overall it was a good experience for our first dining experience in Albany but next time we'll make sure to make reservations.
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