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The Hollow Bar + Kitchen

79 N Pearl St, Albany, NY 12207-2293
+1 518-426-8550
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good50%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“gnocchi” (8 reviews)
“coconut rum” (3 reviews)
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Italian, American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
79 N Pearl St, Albany, NY 12207-2293
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The waiter was the best and customer oriented! He knew the menu, he knows it's great and how to help us with our food selection. We weren't steered wrong. We had a relaxing environment, and the food and desert were delicious. We'd go there again...More

Thank macampoy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shared appetizers and dinner with a friend. All of the dishes were very good. The eggplant stack was excellent. Service was excellent

Thank 725anneml
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Packed out on a Wednesday night, when most other downtown restaurants were nigh on deserted. My wife and I only wanted sandwiches (which were excellent) but the menu goes beyond pub fare and the food other diners had looked pretty good. Great range of craft...More

Thank pgwill
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Just in front of a hotel we stayed, we came in without expectation. Albany is lonely place during weekend but this place was packed. We were seated at live music area so it was bit cold. Good drinks menu and the food price is reasonable....More

Thank MommyandmeColombo
Reviewed 30 September 2017

this is a unique place. walked in and seated right away. waiter took beverage order somewhat knowledgable about the beers. place my meal order and was delivered fairly quickly. Service was very good. menu is somewhat limited for my tastes.

Thank toys4dad
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Cute restaurant with a great menu. I had the coconut rum with chicken and it was delicious. My husband had the salmon and it was also very good.

Thank PR12345
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent beer selection with good food. A nice variety. The apple cranberry bread pudding was amazing though!

Thank Helcat224
Reviewed 30 August 2017

The Hollow is a decent option in downtown Albany. On a night flying solo, I decided to stop in for dinner at the bar. The bartender was friendly and attentive, and the drink menu (many beers on tap and cocktails) is reasonably priced. I’ve been...More

Thank vjz1115
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Came here for a meal before a concert at the Times Union Center. Arrived at 5pm and we were seated immediately. Service was prompt and friendly. Our food came out so fast we barely got a sip of our beer. Not a bad thing really....More

Thank robinshoods
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

I stop in for a Ruben and got a veggie version mistake. Nice salad and vast selection of beers. Kind of rustic atmosphere--separate room available

Thank GringoAlto2000
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Elaine B
15 September 2016|
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Response from abourret | Reviewed this property |
Check the website. But I think their kitchen closes around 10 or 11 pm (if I remember correctly).
20 March 2016|
Response from NYCVisitor2013 | Reviewed this property |
I had the pesto chicken however there are some starters and mains which seem to be. You can pull their menu up in a pdf version on the internet. We were pleased with food and drink before our show - casual place and seemed... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
4:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79 N Pearl St, Albany, NY 12207-2293
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-426-8550
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Founded in 2013, The Hollow Bar + Kitchen is family-owned and operated by Michael and Dora Philip. The Hollow is a unique addition to downtown Albany as it is a 4-star restaurant, craft beer bar and a recognized live music venue attracting national, regional and local acts. The Hollow was chosen as one of Hudson Valley Magazine's '20 Hidden Hudson Valley Landmarks' and has received other notable accolades such as 'Best New Club' for Metroland's 'Best of 2014' list. The Hollow has also earned the no. 2 Spot after the iconic Saratoga Performing Arts Center, for 'Best Live Music Venue in the Capital Region' in Metroland's 2014 Reader's Poll. The Hollow is committed to creating its dishes with fresh, local ingredients and reinventing tried and true classics with unexpected twists. The bar program involves rotating its 24 taps continuously, curating an interesting, accessible wine list and creating seasonal, handmade Signature Jar Drinks. The Hollow's Special Events team is adept at coordinating and executing rehearsal dinners, showers, corporate functions, fundraisers, lunch and dinner parties. In the warmer months, The Hollow opens its sidewalk cafe bordered with boxwoods and is a great spot to have dinner pre-show or to watch the hustle and bustle of historic downtown Albany. The Hollow Bar + Kitchen is located next door to Capital Repertory Theatre at 79 North Pearl Street in Albany, NY.
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