Sadly this restaurant has been sold and will be closing about 9/16
Food and service were terrific. Hadn't been here in a couple of years--not sure why. But it was just as good as before, which is very good.
The Gingerman has been sold and is closing soon. It was excellent in its day and was a go to date night and after work drinks meeting place. My last meal there was not representative of the outstanding restaurant that was. There were very few people dining and the food was mediocre, but still priced as if it was the excellent fare that was once served there. Sadly, a place that has seen better days.
My husband and I chose The Ginger Man because of positive reviews and an interesting menu. We were rewarded with great food in a very comfortable setting - highly recommended!
Good overall, a little on the pricier side but pricing matches value of offerings. I went to Ginger Man after finding it on Yelp. Yelp was a bit misleading according to the photos. It seemed more casual on Yelp.
Haven't been back to the Gingerman in a long time but will definitely return again. The food selection was varied & delicious. Our waitress was charming and had great timing.
Keep up the good work.
Amazing food and atmosphere. Enjoyed every course and wine was delicious.
Dined here when our children were in town. Unique, creative menu, and generous sized portions. Great bar items. Service was superb; friendly/attentive staff.
The paella has been a favorite of mine for years. It is a bit spicier than other places I've had it, but I go for heat. The short rib burger is one of the tastiest in Albany.
Wonderful experience! I was traveling across the state and on to Boston and had chosen The Ginger Man as a good mid-way point which also promised a rewarding dining experience - I was certainly right! Staff graciously welcomed me 45 minutes late due to Thruway accident (props to Open Table for making it easy to notify the restaurant). Wonderful service, inventive cocktail, delicious food! Asparagus is a food I feel pretty neutral about; their grilled spears were so good! To top it off there was a talented acoustic duo playing in the barroom. All handled on a busy Friday evening. Can't wait for a reason to return.
We had a great birthday celebration! From cheese fondue to the wine to dinner to chocolate fondue for dessert! Can't wait to go back! Worth the 65 mile trip!
First time diner. Excellent experience. Food, service top notch.
Ginger man is always reliable for a good meal and interesting wine choice.
Nice time at the Ginger Man, attentive service, tasty food, nice bar program.
Only quibble would be with the ratios on some of the dishes. A fried calamari with kimchi and sesame sauce was delicious but had a little too much kimchi and could have benefited from a few more seafood bites.
Same with the short rib burger - it comes out as a visually impressive tower of onion straws sits on top of the burger. However the actual amount of onion straws is a bit much when actually eating the tasty burger.
Mere quibbles for an otherwise great dinner date.
I really enjoyed the ambiance and the variety of flavors offered up at Ginger Man. The wine list was good! The flavors were not eccentric yet they were sophisticated and different enough. I was dealing with a food allergy and the waitress and chef were more than gracious in accommodating my need for more information or adjusting the order.
Fantastic as always. Wish we could go more! Food is always incredible and staff is great
Great food, waitress was familiar with the dishes and spot on with description. Nice atmosphere.
The food was good but the staff was GREAT! I haven't had service that memorable for a really long time.
Food was very good. Waitress was appropriately attentive without being intrusive and very knowledgeable as to menu and wine. Only complaint was how long it took to receive entrees - close to 45 minutes on what seemed a relatively slow night. When dishes arrive, quality was excellent. Will definitely return
Response on our entering was prompt, our reservation honored our requests, and everyone was relaxed and very friendly. The menu had many attractive choices and the food was delicious. An acoustic guitar player/singer was delightful.
Oysters were disappointing and the halibut was small and over cooked
I have been to this restaurant many times with good experiences. This past experience was awful. Over an hour to get an appetizer, 2 hours to get our meals, and 2 of the 4 meals were overcooked and extremely disappointing. Not sure if I will go back after this last experience.
relaxing evening with friends, good food and music!
The food and the service was amazing. We will be back. Thank you.
Don't know why I don't remember to eat here more often. The menu is exciting - the food was great. Love the atmosphere too... Excellent service.
Really enjoyed the food, drinks, music and atmosphere. Kind of slow service-wise but it was quite busy (a good thing) and our server was very nice. Would definitely go back and do recommend going.
It was our first time to The Ginger Man and we thoroughly enjoyed the hospitable environment, the friendly and attentive wait staff and of course the food. It was a two hour drive but well worth it!
We love it here! Amazing food and great staff. We try to go once a month but it's never enough. He chef is a genius.
Attentive service, good food, quiet enough for conversation, and an overall pleasant experience.
Had a 7:30 reservation there was a high top table open we're told we had a 10 min wait...after waiting 10 or 15 min we're offered the high top...my companion had the pork chop special which was outstanding...I order the swordfish special which wasn't every good---small piece of fish--dry--- not a good meal for the price...I have been a patron over years always had great food. Will be back
My son & I came for an early Saturday dinner, in honor of my birthday. The food was excellent & beautifully presented. The ambiance was comfortable & our waitress was friendly & attentive. We had a wonderful time!
Great all-around gem. You have to try their Lobster Mac & Cheese!
Five of the six of us enjoyed our meals very much - the sixth felt his Osso Bucco had been sitting around a while and was barely warm. Other than that, we were treated very nicely and enjoyed that we were able to talk to each other and be heard!
A great first visit to the Ginger Man-
The server was friendly and knowledgeable.
The food was creative-- and unexpectedly inventive for this area.
One small criticism-- the vast majority of the items were either creamy or cheesy. Many diners, including two in my party , have lactose issues.
A bit more variety would be most welcome!
Overall, a great evening
Never disappointed. Great cocktails, wine list and beer selection. Started with oysters topped with tobiko ,delish .I had the short ribs and pappardelle, a great winter dish, rich and filling , took a good portion home.The rest of our party was very happy with their selections from stuffed mushrooms and beet salad to the snapper special. Excellent service, thank you Victoria.
The Ginger Man always delivers, it is one of my 3 favorite spots in Albany. The beer tasting flights gave a great range of flavors. The main menu always has unique offerings, including the piled high onion ring pork sandwich. A great environment for adults to hang out, have conversation, and enjoy great food and drink.
A friend and I had a wine and appetizer evening...our server was excellent and allowed us to visit as long as we wanted...she was also extremely knowledgeable re the menu as I need to be gluten free and was very gracious in providing me with alternatives...an excellent experience!!!
I just don't go to this restaurant enough! The food is ALWAYS amazing! Cooked to perfection! I love how they combine tastes and everything melts in your mouth!
The service is really pleasant and attentive but not too much - just right!
Service was good, atmosphere was really nice. The appetizers (crab cakes, croquettes) were decent (not great) but the main dishes were universally bland and unremarkable. We got the short rib pasta, lobster mac, osso buco, and strip steak. Desserts were also just OK, nothing amazing. I was pretty disappointed considering the reputation and price associated with this place.
Outstanding food and service. Great wine list and beer selection. From the oysters to the creative salads to the mouth watering Osso Buco to a nice Port afterwards, all top notch. Special thanks to our server Victoria , the bartender Alan and the manager Julie.