Mr. D's

4.3
206 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located at the Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel, Mr.D's serves a modern American menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner from Executive Chef Michael St. John and his award-winning culinary team.

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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 206 people are saying
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ShelbyB
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good, service was excellent and was a nice setting considering attached to a hotel

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Charmagne
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The drunken clams were delicious but a bit oversalted (for me) - otherwise a
lovely meal in a lovely place with a fine staff

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VictoriaE
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Terrific brunch, great filet eggs benedict, delicious strawberry soup, bottomless coffee and tea included, our wait staff Deanna was SOOOOO nice!

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Martha
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Izzy
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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SueK
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed an excellent lunch at Mr. D's. The food and service were both great!

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vipHappydiner
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The selection was great and the food we picked was wonderful. We’ll be back!

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RonaldW
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

It was closed!

Mr. D's
Responded on November 30, 2021

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipNiceLunch
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ShelleyS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

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.

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CarolL
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

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.

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CatarinaT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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Marie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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vippswider
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The food was pretty terrible, we couldn't finish our breakfast.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely brunch

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Mother’s Day

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Giovanni
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

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.

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Rick
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Staff was overworked and was totally inadequate to properly handle the volume of Valetine's Day patrons; management dropped the ball!!!

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Coreyofvt
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

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.

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

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..

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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.

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Buddylee
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

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!!

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vipKathrynM
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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.

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TonyT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service- food fresh, quick and tasty. Portions small for the price. A little pricey. Overall a great meal with great service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

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!

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MayonnaiseJane
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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gary
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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KristinW
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here prior and we love the food and we love the atmosphere and everybody is always very kind and accommodating.

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Spock6868
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ReezBeez
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great specials!
Needs more waitstaff.
Staff seemed overwhelmed.

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DeborahL
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipBarbaraR
New England
23 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

93 birthday for Neighbor

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PaigeH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always we had a wonderful experience at Simpson’s. Food was delicious, staff was attentive. Great for large group dinners. Highly recommend.

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Mary
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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janetp
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tracy our server was awesome. The food was fabulous. We will be back to see her soon.

FAQs

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.

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