The atmosphere was OK for a bar/restaurant, and I saw some nice plates come out of the kitchen. I opted for the 1/2 pound burger, but it was a mistake. The burger meat was really good and tender and lots of bacon, but the grilling was awful. By that I mean my burger tasted like someone held a lighter under it. It must have sat on a flame with black smoke billowing all over it or something. Kind of like the taste when you throw a burger over charcoal grill when the lighter fluid has not burned off yet. The fries were so-so too...nothing to write home about. I was going to get the salad with shrimp and scallops on it since it was the special that day (looked good too), but gave the bacon burger a whirl. It would have been really good had it not tasted like burning plastic and black smoke. They need to tweak the grill or burn less grease under the grilled food or something, anything to get rid of that black smoke taste.
1395 Washington AveAlbany, NY 12206
From Business: Property Location This hotel is within close proximity of Westland Hills Park and Northway Mall. With a stay at Extended Stay America - Albany - SUNY in Albany (M…
Ginger Man is at the top of Greenwich Ave, almost to the intersection of the Old Post Road (Route 1). It is a pub style restaurant, w/ a long bar when you enter, 2 floors (although I've never seen anyone upstairs), a fireplace in the rear of the place which is cozy during winter nights. This is a chain bar - there is one in NYC and Norwalk, CT that I know of. Both are good.There are lots of beers on tap. Many seasonal beer offerings. The menu has the typical chicken wings and burgers (both good) but also some unusual dishes that are worth trying: the salmon BLT is really good, plus the Buttermilk fried chicken sandwich.There are locals who sit at the bar during the afternoon & you can read all the NYC papers while sipping a beer and munching on wings. Also, you'll see business peeps from around the area here especially for lunch. Also great for kids & family: the staff handles all of these groups well.
This place is a good little hidden treasure for a sandwich. Prices are insanely good too and the selection is vast. The atmosphere is great and the outdoor patio area is super classy. The inside is small in the front, but the back dining area is larger than you would think and quaint. They love Elvis too, almost shrine-like! I have nothing but good things to say about this place other than the battle for a parking spot during the lunch hour. If you are within walking distance, you have to try it, you will be suprised at this gem stuck in the heart of a busy albany area. Almost feels like your eating in a park, yet your in downtown albany! FYI, I think it is a breakfast and lunch place only for those dinner seekers.
One of the best hotels in Albany...I would say the BEST hotel. I stayed for several days in the J Suite. It was fantastic. Great room, with a fire place, huge bathroom and the bed and decor was comfortable. The staff were really friendly and accommodating. The location is in the heart of Downtown Albany, making it very convenient. Parking is easy, but you have to get valet.
I have been going to Grandma's for years, anytime I come up to Albany I HAVE to stop by. The food is great, the service fast and very friendly. I love the fact that at every holiday they deck the restaurant out to the max without making it look tacky. And you have to try their pies they are to die for!! The atmosphere makes you feel like your coming home. A++
Good food, fair prices. More of a younger crowds type of place since it has a bar in the front area and dining room in the back. Ive have always had good food here and they have some interesting selections that are much different than what you would expect for the bar/cafe feel. Pretty decent palce for lunch if youre in the Albany Area on business.
Not bad, have some good southern itmes on the menu...more of a bar food type of place. Well, it is a bar.... Atmosphere is good and it is a fun place to go if there is live music on the weekend. Staff could be a little nicer though especially the bouncers, they are rude for no reason.
Not bad for a chain restuarant, you get what you pay for and they have enough options for you to find something you like. Kid Friendly too. Prices are very fair. Doable, but not romantic by any means...A lunch with work frends type of place or if you have a time constraint.
Across the board, outstanding. It was a nice quite place to have lunch, the wrap I had was delicious, and the waitress was attentive without being pushy. It is a little pricey, but the quality of the food was certainly worth it This is my new favorite place to eat.
Had a great Hollow Burger and beer with a large group. One of the servers really went out of their way to help our party of 7 settle in to a new table when we realized a band was about to start playing. Will definitely be back - a lot!