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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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11 - 20 of 214 reviews

Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Husband polished off his pound of Dijonaisse Mussels w/out a problem. Salmon burger was delicious, but needed more aioli in my opinion. I sided w/mashed potatoes as an alternate, & loved them. The dishes indicate they are a fan of garlic. Husband loves their Moscow...More

Thank PVH76
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Sunday in Albany provides few eating options. Just down the street from our hotel (whose restaurant was also closed!!), we were happy to have this option. The bistro french dip was very good. Although this is an unassuming place, the service was good and we...More

Thank DeeDeeTraveler
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

if you love belgian style beer, this place has a great beer list. if you want a different style, your choices are more limited. the food makes the visit worthwhile either way. excellent hummus, fish tacos (though oddly, with a cold tortilla wrap instead of...More

Thank glen k
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We were surprised to find so many places closed on Sunday in Albany. Driving around almost empty streets and scouring yelp for help we found this restaurant. Not too inviting, but blood sugar were low, we were traveling and hungry. As with the streets, it...More

Thank HnossDesign
Reviewed 5 August 2017

The food is always good, great even for pub food, the beer list is pretty spot on, especially if you like Belgian brews. Good place for lunch during the work week downtown and a nice date night for my wife and friends.

Thank Joshua T
Reviewed 4 August 2017

My companion wanted beer, so we picked the Merry Monk. There was an extensive board of drafts from which to choose. She found two she liked, they were happy to give her a taste to be sure. I was there for the food. I chose...More

Thank travelpatt
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Very good! Food was excellent (loved the cheesy ale sauce for the pretzels), enjoyable atmosphere (not too many TV's), friendly staff. Got nothing bad to report. Overall this was a very good meal after the show at Capital Rep. Easy, right across the street, left...More

Thank Tricia S
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Took a gamble on a recommendation from a friend and tried dinner at The Merry Monk. I had the beer battered Cod and the fish was light and flaky, large portion and cooked perfectly. My husband had the tomato and basil mussels and was 100%...More

Thank Tclearwater
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Want a great dinner, excellent beer and be a few minutes away from a great theater? (Spectrum 8 on Delaware ave. )...then go to merry monk on pearl!

Thank carlsedon2015
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Dinner was fine but nothing special, I wanted salmon but they were out so I settled for the Flemish-Style Cod. It was prepared with Belgian Ale lemon and butter but it had little flavor. Good beer selection and service.

Thank H2734CBmichelled
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Questions & Answers
8 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from PVH76 | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe so.
Concetta S
14 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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