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“Patience is a virtue.”

O'toole's Restaurant Pub
Ranked #132 of 702 Restaurants in Albany
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: American
Description: A great pub atmosphere that is family friendly. Full bar with 17 drafts and huge bottle selection. Inside and outside seating. There is a lounge and private event room for over 100 people, custom fit with sofas, full bar and a 135" projection TV and state of the art audio and video. Plus there are Over 40 Tv's throughout the establishment to view any sport or event. Watch and wager on Quick Draw and OTB horse racing.
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Description: A great pub atmosphere that is family friendly. Full bar with 17 drafts and huge bottle selection. Inside and outside seating. There is a lounge and private event room for over 100 people, custom fit with sofas, full bar and a 135" projection TV and state of the art audio and video. Plus there are Over 40 Tv's throughout the establishment to view any sport or event. Watch and wager on Quick Draw and OTB horse racing.
Reviewed June 28, 2012

O'Toole's is nothing if not consistent. Our family has patronized this restaurant for many years; it is a decent place to refuel and see people from our community. The bar can get roisterous on weekends and evenings, but seating near the fireplace, especially in the winter, is actually kind of nice.
The food is pub grub--some winners, some losers and most solidly in the middle of the road. Pricing is fair (the lunch specials are excellent values) and portions are fine.

Our issue with O'Toole's is that waiting for our food is like being at the start of a wet week: It...just...takes...ages...to...arrive...

We are ALWAYS seated promptly, provided with menus and beverages and then BAM. Our order disappears into a black hole. The servers are NEVER apologetic for the wait (why should they be? It's the norm there) but pleasant.

It's the place we go when we can't think of another place we'd rather go--sort of a "default" joint. Not bad, but never memorable. You could do worse, but if you're in a hurry, forget it.

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Reviewed January 5, 2012

Food was good. Atmosphere was good but a little noisy near the bar.

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Reviewed October 31, 2011

The best aspect of this place is the waitstaff. Very friendly and professional. The food is average. Nothing spectacular. The atmosphere is pretty comfortable, except for very busy times when the place is packed. Definitely a place for those on a budget who are looking for a decent restaurant.

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Thank Antonia C
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