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The Hollow Bar & Kitchen
79 N Pearl Street
Albany, NY 12207
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The Hollow Bar & Kitchen Details
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Beer, Entertainment, Late Night, Wine
A word from The Hollow Bar & Kitchen
The Hollow Bar & Kitchen offers not only great food but also live music in Albany.
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Enjoyed the food at the Hollow.
Bartenders were friendly and knowledgeable. We dined at the bar with a view of the kitchen. The chef came out and asked about our meals and brought us a some extra shrimp for our meal. Everything was great until I used the bathroom which for a late night dive would have been acceptable, but for a place that I was dining out was bad, really bad. Pay attention to the bathroom and you got yourself a regular"
Dined on 3/1/2014
I had high expectations and made
reservations a week ahead for my Birthday, arrived 15 minutes early for my 7pm reservation. I was shown a table next to the Electronic Dart Machine and was told " all the tables were reserved" so this is all they had. No kidding, I made a reservation so I could have a table not sit next to loud people yelling playing darts and drinking. I was very disappointed at the "restaurant", because it was confused, it's not a resturant at all....it's a pub, at best, trying to be a restaurant. The over all decor was very unfinished ( like they just said ...it's done enough to get this place open so they just didn't finish anything, with all the electrical wires hanging and mediocre lighting and strangely placed TV."
Dined on 1/25/2014
We , party of 6, all agree this
was an overly enjoyable experience. Haven't been there in a good while. Since it was the bayou. The food and beverages were all excellent. They had a band in the other room. We paired them together. Which made our time that much better. It's was a bit expensive, but you got what you paid for. Will definitely try it again."
Dined on 1/25/2014
We went to The Hollow for the
first time and enjoyed our meal. You can see that they are trying very hard to make the place successful. when we came in we couldn't find the welcome stand to check in. we ended up walking through the restaurant to do so. the place is a lot of smaller rooms with different purposes, so it's a little disjointed, but it has lots of charm with its brick walls and unique lighting in the dining room.the service was attentive and the food was good. it's a limited menu but the food we had was flavorful and delivered as expected. Overall we give it a "good." with lots of potential. we'll go again and see if they keep improving. they also need to decide if they're a pub or a nice dining place."
Dined on 1/24/2014
They are making an effort to
separate the place from it's past, but there are some issues yet. The server seemed overwhelmed and inattentively busy. We waited for her for too long several times. The food came out, my Wife's was delicious, but I got the wrong dish. It was mahi-mahi instead of chicken. Luckily I just don't like seafood, because if I was allergic, I'd have been in trouble. The kitchen staff that delivered the plates apologized, but I watched my Wife eat and she watched me because mine took another 15 minutes. All we got out of that huge mistake was the wrong dish to take home. We had to remind the server of that also. The food is good, but not good enough to return."
Dined on 1/18/2014
I've only been to the Hollow a few
times but can say I had the best time, great food, excellent service, terrific shows - only positives to report. I will definitely find my way there again!"
Dined on 1/17/2014
Here is an example of a helpful
review: "I love the ambiance. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The apple bread pudding dessert was delicious. The service was well-timed and friendly."
Dined on 1/15/2014
This was a very average dinner.
The two bars are very different. I would not go back. Nothing great on the menu; not worth going out of your way for."
Dined on 12/28/2013
I was pleasantly surprised by the
Hollow. The Hollow burger is a must try! They have a great beer selection also."
Dined on 12/23/2013
There was a small dining area
sandwiched between two bars and no obvious way to check in to let them know we were there! After asking the bartender (in the smaller of the two bar areas) he directed me to the middle room where I stood waiting for someone who looked like waitstaff to show up. Very informal, minimal conversation about the menu even though we said we had never been to the Hollow. I was excited to eat here, but the ambiance it did not meet expectations. Nothing glaring, just not the warm welcome I expected. I will try it again."
Dined on 12/17/2013
There is a great gastropub menu a
nice beer menu as well. The service is top notch, the food is high quality, and the prices are more than reasonable. Additionally every time I have been here the Chef takes time to come out and chat for a few minutes."
Dined on 12/13/2013
Great food and nice atmosphere. It
was a very warm and inviting atmosphere. Service staff were excellent. I chose a board selection and it was the perfect amount of food and blend of flavors. My husband had the ma-hi ma-hi .and said it was excellent. Can't wait to go back."
Dined on 12/6/2013
A very good dining experience on
South Pearl Street. Beer selection is great. Enjoyed the beer flight. Prices reasonable and food prep. was excellent."
Dined on 11/30/2013
My boyfriend and I had a lovely
time here. The music selection was awesome! Food was good, although the quinoa and salmon seemed a bit dry. Overall I would come back here again!"
Dined on 11/16/2013
Signature jar drinks
excellent...fresh and not sweet. Loved the ginger minx and lemon-thyme Many craft beers to choose Baked Spring Onion Soup - excellent...meal on its own My S.O. loved the Hollow burger (w/ a fried egg?)"
Dined on 11/15/2013
The on-line reservation was great,
Beer selection was awesome! Server was extremly helpful and kind. Food very good. All-in-all I had a good night out at The Hallow"
Dined on 10/19/2013
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