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Albany's Simpson's Grille @ The Desmond Hotel
Albany's Simpson's Grille @ The Desmond Hotel

Albany's Simpson's Grille @ The Desmond Hotel Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.desmondhotelsalbany.com
  • Email: restaurants@desmondhotels.com
  • Phone: (518) 640-6094
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 12:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:30pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 1:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 1:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Michael St. John
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Shaker Room in the Desmond Hotel offers Simpson's menu and service
  • Private Party Contact: Frank Rivera (518) 640-6093

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wolf Road Extension
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary open lot
A word from Albany's Simpson's Grille @ The Desmond Hotel
"Casual, friendly dining at its best" See what the critics are saying about Simpson's Restaurant at The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center. Five chefs sharing 83 years of experience have created menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner to tantalize even the most discriminating palates. Featuring weekly specials and a culinary style for everyone, Simpsons is where Sole Francaise and Grilled Atlantic Salmon, meet New York sirloin and filet mignon!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Have traveled the world and have eaten at some of the best places for steak and no one can beat the Prime Rib dinner at Simpson's! Absolutely THE BEST! They make it authentic with Yorkshire Pudding (a classic Popover) which is absolute heaven when dunked in the au jus."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We dine out 2-3 times a week, and haven't been to the Desmond in years. We spent a lot of table talk trying to figure out why. The soups were award winning, (we shared) i can still see & taste them as I write this days later. The Simpon's Grille is a well appointed & comfortable room, and our server Darlene made the night a treat with honesty, humor and perfect service. It was Colonie Rest. Week and we were really impressed with the choices & quality of the offerings for $20.14. Th Desmond has always been a asset and great partner to the Town. We have no idea why we haven't been there in so long... It won't happen again."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We have come a few times through the years for special occasions. Have always found it to be the perfect setting for an excellent meal."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "It really isn't brunch in the truest sense. Rather than having a buffet, we ordered off the menu as one would for a normal breakfast. Other than that, it was excellent."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Food was terrible, both presentation & taste. Acerbic was uber slow, but mainly due to understaffing (on Valentine's Day!)."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "No bread. Asked for bread. No bread for twenty minutes. Why? They are warming rolls! Main course. Steak over cooked. Enough said? Friends who accompanied us and sat at another table experienced same treatment."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We waited 1 hr and 25 mins from when we were seated to when we received our entre. For $35 per person would not even put scoop of icecream on apple pie. Appetizer was only cup of soup. Best choice was rib eye but I had salmon which was over cooked and dry. Ambiance was good and enjoyed drinking coffee from china cup. Would not go back."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We went to Simpson's because Scrimshaw wasn't open on a Sunday evening. We had reservations, although it appeared we didn't really need them. All of the diners seemed to be seated on one side of the restaurant, causing the noise level and conversations easily heard. There was a gentleman at a nearby table who dominated his party's conversation with a loud voice. Our waiter, Daniel, was very nice and efficient. They had only one piece of prime rib left, which my husband was able to get. It seems the menu is a bit dated."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "We arrived at 6:30 pm and were greeted and shown to a small table for two. When we asked, the manager who seated us changed us to a more comfortable and slightly more private booth. There were few patrons there. The waiter came over took our drink order and promptly brought us drinks. We watched him scamper around taking care of half the restaurant .There seemed to be three managers and only two servers for the entire restaurant. 30 minutes later we had not even put in our dinner order! We finally were able to flag down the manager who took our order. 25 minutes later the manager told us he was bringing shrimp cocktails as our order was delayed.Food was great. Would not bring kids here. Restaurant could use a facelift as well. Very dated."
    Dined on 10/12/2013