Warning: If you’re hungry, this blog post probably won’t help.
There’s no doubt about it – downtown Albany, NY has some world-class restaurants. And yes, they are open all year for your dining pleasure – but one week a year you get the chance to try some great food at a price to match.
On Saturday, April 11, 2015 Downtown Albany Restaurant Week returns (yay!). For seven days, you’re invited to enjoy a 3-course meal for just $20.15 at 16 participating restaurants. This year, there’s also FREE parking available! Thanks to the Albany Parking Authority, free parking will be available in the Riverfront, Green-Hudson, and Quackenbush Parking Garages.
Oh, it’s food you’re wondering about? OK. How about mushroom risotto, harvest short rib, duck a l’orange, lemon ricotta pasta, and grilled salmon? They’re just some of the delicious dishes available this year.
Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options are available. Menus for each participating restaurant can be found on the Restaurant Week event page.
Participating restaurants are:
- V&R Italian Ristorante
- Public House 42
- Parish Public House
- Olde English Pub & Pantry
- The Merry Monk
- La Serre
- Jack’s Oyster House
- Hudson Harbor Steak & Seafood
- The Hollow Bar + Kitchen
- City Beer Hall
- Charter (Hilton)
- The Capital American Eatery & Lounge
- CafÃ© Capriccio
- The Albany Pump Station
And of course, this year also brings back Student Night at participating restaurants. On Monday, April 13 students with a valid ID can get their 3-course meal for just $15.15 at V&R Italian Ristorante, La Serre, Jack’s Oyster House, The Hollow Bar + Kitchen and Albany Pump Station.
Oh, and make sure you save room for dessert – because you’ll have choices like Belgian sugar waffles, lava cake, gelato, and New York style cheesecake.
Reservations are recommended – and some restaurants require them – so make sure to act fast so you don’t miss out!