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The Merry Monk

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90 N Pearl St, Albany, NY 12207-2207
+1 518-463-6665
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (78 reviews)
“duck” (17 reviews)
“belgium beer” (6 reviews)
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American, Belgian, Bar, Pub, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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90 N Pearl St, Albany, NY 12207-2207
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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Sat at the bar on a busy Friday evening. Hoegaarden on tap & ordered the Bavarian pretzels and the fish tacos. Good food!

Thank Beverly M
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Had read menu on line and wanted wild boar ribs- they weren’t on menu- so I though oh- no , so let’s make best of this-mussels were reviewed highly, so why not?OMG, I never enjoyed mussels this much in my life-the sauce was phenomenal- then...More

Thank Mcbub8
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Wife and I heard of on recommendation. Was fit in without reservation on busy night. Vinny our Mixologist did an awesome job. Our waitress left us completely satisfied and Owner Jeremy was a pleasure to converse with. Fish and Pork dinners were exceptional, two thumbs...More

Thank ahshejebdhdkqhrh
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

We held a pre wedding gathering and can not say enough great things about this place. Jeremy was so easy to work with and made sure everything was perfect. The event space is very nice, the food delicious and the entire staff made it memorable....More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 21 May 2018

I was in Albany for business with my partner, we cam ehere mostly for the beer. The food we had was okay but the beer was excellent. Definitely recommend for the beer!

Thank BusinessTravelMonkey
Reviewed 30 April 2018

This place looked only okay from the outside but the food was phenomenal. I had mussels with tequila and they were off the scale good. Extensive range of beer options too. Possibly avoid the wines.

Thank MXKBrisbane75
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Very good Belgian pub. Wonderful selection of Belgian style beers, many of them drafts, great variety. Tried the standard entry steak and frittes - this was excellent although cooked medium despite requested medium rare (still excellent). Very small, reservations required for any sized party. Solo...More

Thank Jeff N
Reviewed 18 April 2018

This is a bar restaurant with limited seating for dining. I came here for Restaurant Week. My appetizer choice of Prince Edward Island Mussels was probably the best item, even though the mussels were very small. The bath of garlic broth was just right enough...More

Thank E H
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

1st Time in Albany to see a show at The Palace . We love Belgian Beer and we saw Merry monks so it was perfect ! We ate from Philly area and love Monks on Sansom. Merry monks had an excellent Belgian Beer selection and...More

Thank Diedrasheart
Reviewed 17 March 2018

This as my second time here, and the first time was worthy of four stars. But since I am reviewing this place on this visit, I have to give it 5 stars. I had a Bistro French Dip, and it was the tastiest, most tender...More

Thank MikenSue726
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8 September 2017|
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Response from PVH76 | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe so.
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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
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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