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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%
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“mussels” (74 reviews)
“duck” (16 reviews)
“belgium beer” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Belgian, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
90 N Pearl St, Albany, NY 12207-2207
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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Comfortable very Albany joint. Good neighborhood place to go when looking for something easy and unassuming. INCREDIBLE Brussels sprouts. I also hear they are known for mussels. Good burger. Great beer selection. You may get lucky and score the table near the fire!

Thank FunseekerAlbany_NY
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Get the meuniere mussels and dip your bread in it you'll thank me. Get some wine and order the local cheese plate it's fantastic. Love this place.

Thank Sara P
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We came here because of the ratings & the food is pretty disappointing - don't get the Brussels sprouts or the cod. But the Leffe Blonde on draft is fantastic. Mussels are good though and free on your bday!

Thank TXCottageMama
Reviewed 29 August 2016

The menu was great but not everything was served as expected. Pomme frites should be crisp and they weren't. There was also a lot of oil on the Brussels sprouts and they were not caramelized but desperately needed to be. The fried duck drums were...More

1  Thank SeatOfMyPntsTravelr
Reviewed 24 August 2016

The sandwiches we had were delicious! Duck confit Reuben? Who knew this would be so yummy? Our waiter could not have been more attentive. The frites were fun as you can pick your dipping sauce. This is not haute cuisine but it s a great...More

Thank mjcrooksmomof3
Reviewed 23 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 18 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 5 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
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Questions & Answers
September 8, 2017|
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Response from PVH76 | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe so.
Concetta S
April 14, 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, Bar, Pub, Belgian, 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 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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