Guest favorites include our Skillet breakfasts, Drunken Goat Cheese Salad, Pancetta Wrapped Shrimp and Desmond Bread Pudding. Social Hour is 4:30-6:30PM daily with small plate specials and $2 off beers, wines by the glass and cocktails. Weekend Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday featuring delicious specials such as Filet Eggs Benedict and Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes.
The newly renovated restaurant includes a large bar in a contemporary setting with complimentary WiFi, a seasonal fireplace, and seasonal outdoor patio dining. Conveniently located half a mile from the Albany Airport, adjacent to Wolf Road.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Food was good, service was excellent and was a nice setting considering attached to a hotel
The drunken clams were delicious but a bit oversalted (for me) - otherwise a
lovely meal in a lovely place with a fine staff
Terrific brunch, great filet eggs benedict, delicious strawberry soup, bottomless coffee and tea included, our wait staff Deanna was SOOOOO nice!
Small menu, but excellent food. The bar area was very loud. When we complained, we were escorted to a lovely quiet room. We were there during the 4:30-6:30 hour and the appetizer prices were reduced. The grouper was delicious. We ordered the goat cheese salad without the Chicken. Strangely, it was the same price without the chicken.
The staff was very friendly and professional. The food was well prepared with quality ingredients. The beer selection and cocktails were excellent and we enjoyed the decor and environment. A terrific restaurant with something to offer for everyone.
We enjoyed an excellent lunch at Mr. D's. The food and service were both great!
The selection was great and the food we picked was wonderful. We’ll be back!
It was closed!
Hi Ronald, Mr. D's is open every day and we open at 7AM on Sundays. Perhaps this review was made in error for another location? We are located next to the Crowne Plaza Albany.
Had the Mr. D salad, pancetta wrapped shrimp and the salmon blt with sweet potato fries...everything was great and came out fresh and hot. Will be back for sure. Heather was super. Great space for a lunch stop or dinner. Love the renovations.
Very quiet Sunday at the restaurant. Post-Covid they are doing a good job of spacing tables, etc. Food was good and we had a nice time.
We had a nice time. Kim our server was excellent. The food was excellent.
The table was to small. We were crammed, the chairs are so tight together you are sitting shoulder to shoulder. There was not enough room on the table for coffee cups, tea pot, coffee pot, water glasses and condiments. The renovation came out beautiful, however someone missed the size of the tables for an enjoyable dining experience.
The ambiance was nice,but it was so cool in there, my friend and I were freezing. It didn’t make for a comfortable dining experience. We had our coats on.
The grouper was a weird texture and not tasty.
Never made it past the hostess stand. We showed up on time for a brunch reservation with my 87 year old mother in law. Were told they needed a “few minutes” to set up. After 15 minutes of no further interaction with the hostess (she disappeared) we walked out. Looking around I saw that none of the empty tables had been cleared and standing any longer was too much for my mother in law (nowhere to sit while waiting). Seems they are short of help. Suggest they remove themselves from OpenTable until they can accommodate expectations of customers making reservations.
We had a very nice, quiet lunch. Very few people in the restaurant. We sat in the pit in front of the tv which was on silent mode (good). The couple we were meeting for lunch was late and the waitress seated us and checked on us occasionally to see if we wanted anything while we waited. Would definitely return.
The food was pretty terrible, we couldn't finish our breakfast.
Atmosphere was exceptional, seating was well spaced out and comfortable, food was good. I modified my reservations through Open Table to add another person and push back the time 15 minutes. They were not aware of the modification but said they would accommodate us anyway? Delay in a couple of items served to our table. Would have been fine but felt like asking the server for anything was an imposition. I didn't say anything because it was Mother's day but after breakfast my wife said something to me about it. Beautiful place, nice atmosphere, excellent spacing, all you need is the right server and you should be fine going here.
Staff was overworked and was totally inadequate to properly handle the volume of Valetine's Day patrons; management dropped the ball!!!
We waited 35 minutes before waitress took our drink orders. The Filet mignon was so tuff it was inedible. The cheese cake tower was a round cake with a dollop of whip in the side. Waitresses were fighting. And it was an expensive valentines dinner special.
Restaurant staff needs refresher training; on how to create a sense of urgency to cycle patrons through on high reservation evening. Some servers need the friendly ness factor built in more. Tables and chairs need adjustment on the floor to accommodate party’s of 2 & 4. Just obtaining an appetizer (wedge salad and rice balls took an hour), seems the patrons just sitting and not leaving had control of the restaurant. Why not a friendly reminder signage before entry... ‘Do to a high volume of reservations this evening kindly be mindful of other patrons who like to enjoy this dinner experience also’...My wife and I need to give credit as the delay in reservation put us the Tavern for a half an hour for an appetizer and 2 free drinks.. thank you..
The food was delicious but there was a long wait to place our order and get our meal. The waitress did not check to see if we needed anything else. My husband asked another waiter to refill his drink. Our meal took about 3.5 hours.
We were greeted promptly. She did not have our reservation through OpenTable but was able to seat us. Their appeared to be only two servers for the while restaurant. Our server seemed a little abrupt. We both ordered the lobster bisque as our appetizer . For our meal my wife ordered a salad and I ordered the filet.
When string at Simpson’s, hostess said we did not have a reservation. Said there was no communication from open table and suggested next time we call her directly.
Although not an extravagant decor, the waitress was 5 star plus as was the meal. The only negative was the hostess!!
The service was very slow. A single diner, and a couple sat down after my husband and I did. They had coffee and drinks even before our server came to get us coffee. Then they were waited on before we had coffee. It took 15 minutes for the server to even come to see us. The single man had eaten his breakfast and was done before she even took our order.
Great service- food fresh, quick and tasty. Portions small for the price. A little pricey. Overall a great meal with great service.
We received our entrees 2hours & 20 mins after sitting down. Just about everyone was pleased with their entrees, but we were all very dissatisfied with the service. We all were without a drink for close to an hour after finishing our first.
Only saw two waitresses & a busser working. We were there just under 3 hours on a night that was far from busy!
The food was absolutely fantastic. I had the Grouper Special and my Husband had the regular Grouper. He had the Apple Soup and I had the Lobster Bisque. I could have died the bisque was so good. The Lemon Drop I had to drink was really good too! It was quite quiet and not very busy at all on a Friday night! In our early 30s I think we were the youngest people there. Will tell our friends not to sleep on this place! Definitely a special-events kind of place, however, with the price. Perfect choice for our Wedding Anniversary!
It was an excellent experience at Simpsons. We are long time customers and appreciated the great wait staff that has been there for many years. An added bonus was that we were there for the Friday night prime rib special. We will be back.
We have been here prior and we love the food and we love the atmosphere and everybody is always very kind and accommodating.
I can't tell you how impressed I was with everything. Started with a drink in the Tavern. Friday happy hour has nice music. Me not being a big drinker opted for my Saranc Root Beer which came with a nicely frosted glass. Then to Simpson's. Wait staff was excellent, very attentive. Menu selection is great. I had the Friday Prime Rib special, absolutely delicious. Just nice little touches with warm rolls, pretty butter pats and chocolates at end. Also the chairs are VERY comfortable. Another thing I notices was how clean the hotel looked. I think it is a diamond in the rough for lunch also.
We went to a union convention and after a long day we relaxed and enjoyed the food here. I would highly recommend this place to everyone.
Needs more waitstaff.
Staff seemed overwhelmed.
The service was great. The food was great and pricing was good. This was the Easter dinner we went to and everything was fresh and for a large party everything was hot
The wait staff is always welcoming. The food was delicious and at the right temperature. The value is always great and the ambiance and noise were quite acceptable. We go to Simpson's at least once a month and have enjoyed dining there for 35 years.
93 birthday for Neighbor
As always we had a wonderful experience at Simpson’s. Food was delicious, staff was attentive. Great for large group dinners. Highly recommend.
I had the Prime Rib special which was excellent. The beef was very tender and done exactly how I liked it. Vegetable tasted like fresh picked. The house salad was very good and the bread pudding for desert was the best ever! All in all my diet may have suffered but I left very happy. Simpsons is a great place for a nice quiet dinner.
Tracy our server was awesome. The food was fabulous. We will be back to see her soon.
Mr. D's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (518) 869-8100.
Mr. D's is rated 4.3 stars by 206 OpenTable diners.
Mr. D's does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://mrdsdesmondhotel.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php?action=store.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.