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I'm a little put off by the corporate food ambience, but I found the ham salad to be delicious. I'll be back for ham. They also have a most interesting array of jams and chutneys and sauces. Staff is friendly and attentive
Public - in the last week
reviewed in the last week
I went with a group of 9 people and the hospitality for our table was very good. The staff was attentive and very helpful. We wanted beer, wings, pizza, mozzarella sticks and we wanted to try the Buffalo chicken egg rolls. We also were outside, which was very pleasant on a summer evening. The wings were classic - we had hot and medium, and decided the medium actually had more flavor, and the hot were plenty hot. The spinach specialty pizza was good! We added mushrooms, which were fresh, not canned. We also tried the sausage pizza, which was link sausage that was sliced, not sausage crumble. I think the crowd assessment was "meh", since there were slices left over. We took advantage of the special "free pitcher of beer with 10 wings" and when all was said and done, two large pizzas, three orders of wings, three pitchers of beer and an order of Mozz sticks and and order of egg rolls was $14.00 each. It was a great dinner party with ok food and good service in a nice spot for a VERY modest price.
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Public - in the last week
reviewed in the last week
For an Irish a pub, Finnbar's is just about perfect. I chose to sit in the dining room in the back rather than on the expansive patio - a choice born of the aforementioned nostalgia. All the dark wood and padded seat of the banquette helped me start to relax and unwind from a rigorous day. The excellently mixed and to my exact specifications martini did the rest. I chose the appetizer that was the beefy Irish version of poutine and some beer braised cabbage and it was a hearty meal. The potatoes, not really fries so much as very large wedges, were so perfect that I seriously considered eating all of them, which would have been uncomfortable, the appetizer is such a large size. But it's perfect for a table of more than one, I'm sure. It's a PUB! That means casual and very local and quirky. That's why we like it.
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Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
The Cafe had to move to a new location, so now it is at 41 State Street with an entrance from Broadway too. The menu includes sandwiches, soups and salads, all made fresh to order. They care about recycling, composting and re-using, so in my book that all adds up to a great little cafe. They source from local farms and include wonderful breads and classic flavors. It's definitely got a 70's flavor - in a good way. So crunch the granola and enjoy a lunch made with loving care.
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Public - 2 weeks ago
reviewed 2 weeks ago
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I've only eaten Jamaican food in other Albany restaurants so I can't say much about its authenticity, but I didn't care for the food at all. The oxtail was completely tough - I couldn't pry it away from the bone with a fork. The dumplings were hard as rocks - I couldn't cut through them with a fork either. Finally, the bananas were tasteless and there wasn't enough gravy in the dish to add any flavor to them. They were out of yams, which were supposed to be included. All in all I can't recommend them based on the other restaurants, where I have really enjoyed the food. Try Dutch Pot or Kenneth's or Roy's instead. The service was polite and friendly, which is why I gave the place two stars.
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Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
I've visited a few times and tasted from their all-you-can-eat menu and from the regular menu and I've enjoyed each visit. The all-you-can eat pieces are small, so have patience and don't over-order. The hamachi collar is fabulous, the tempura is as it should be: light and not oily but crispy. I had the lobster mango salad to try something a little extravagant and it was a good balance of flavors. Each time the food has bee professionally prepared with all the details correctly done.
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Public - 2 weeks ago
reviewed 2 weeks ago
Murray's moved across the street into a bigger place and it's still terrific. I just had a snack and of course since it's Murray's it was a very very good snack, cheerfully served, and I was well taken care of. When you're in Tivoli stop in and enjoy inside or outside seating. Older review: Murray's is great! The service is good, it's relaxed even when it's busy and the food I had for lunch was delicious. I had the quiche special and a side of garlicky vegetables - kale on the day I was there. It was topped off by a ginger lemonade that was completely fresh and terrific. Tables are outside in warm weather. There are good-looking baked goods for those who just want a snack, but a substantive (although short) menu for those who want a whole meal. The salads looked nice for a good sized lunch too.
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Public - 2 weeks ago
reviewed 2 weeks ago