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The Merry Monk

$$ - $$$American, ,
90 N Pearl St, Albany, NY 12207-2207
+1 518-463-6665
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (74 reviews)
“belgium beer” (7 reviews)
“thai curry” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Belgian, Bar, Pub, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
90 N Pearl St, Albany, NY 12207-2207
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41 - 50 of 214 reviews

Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I love this place. The beer selection is awesome and the food is delicious. I have gone here a number of times for business and personal enjoyment.

1  Thank scottvb
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Absolutely delicious tacos, great atmosphere and a delightful waitress. Stopped in briefly as we were passing through. We'll have to stay for beers next time!

Thank Arlene C
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Service was great. Menu very ambitious. Very creative and interesting. (Menus weren't very clean though) However what is advertised is misleading. We have dined in many Thai restaurants and we make Thai food ourselves.The curry powder used in Indian and Jamaican dishes is not what...More

1  Thank Irish eyes are ... I
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Wide range of American and European beer selections. Fabulous food, especially any of the fish dishes.

Thank Deborah H
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Went to Merry Monk with my book club (9 of us) before a movie. The place is small but they were able to accommodate us. The mussels were GREAT! Clean, juicy, perfectly prepared in a delicious sauce that was great for bread dipping. Burgers were...More

Thank Foxtripper
Reviewed 21 July 2016

My husband and I love mussels... we tried the blue cheese and bacon sauce and loved it. Next time we will try the Thai Curry- yum sounds good. We also had the frites- very nice- tasty sauces- garlic herb and spicy ketchup. Beer was excellent-...More

Thank oldtimertraveler
Reviewed 14 July 2016

This restaurant was so NOISY that at times I actually had to lean forward to hear my dinner companion, who was sitting across from me, speak. I really was looking forward to tasting their mussels, a restaurant specialty. They were tasty but we had to...More

Thank fba5
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

If you're ok with just getting overpriced drinks, this place won't seem too awful. But if you want anything to eat, you might as well just microwave a burger at home for 1/5 of the price. The food is bland and basic. Barely better than...More

Thank Joe W
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Nice and casual. The pretzel app was really good. I wish they had a larger draft selection. It was fairly family friendly, though some of the language coming from the folks at the bar got a hair rough for our toddler as supper went on.

Thank RJSquidly
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We thought we were going to wait forever. A table for two opened an immediately a very gentle young woman came to attend us. Food was good and tasty...another chapter for the excellent beers from all over! Charming bistro!! Say hi to Alicia efficient and...More

Thank mamagolf
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9 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from PVH76 | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe so.
Concetta S
15 April 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, After-hours
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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