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The Hollow Bar + Kitchen

Albany, New York

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The Hollow Bar + Kitchen

Albany, New York

(548)

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Sarah F.

12 October 2019

Awesome veggie chili - and very allergy safe! Server had a solid knowledge of allergens in each dish.

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Wolfgang S.

5 October 2019

Decent food, ok ambiance. Nothing fancy. Definitely feels more like a "bar" than an eating establishment (obviously a location can be both).

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Kurt Borchardt

29 September 2019

Great vibe, great selection of drinks, amazing food!

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Bethany G.

23 September 2019

Amazing service. We came in out of town and the hostess to the server went out of their way  to give us local Indio. Food was great- especially the eggplant stack. Wine list great- even by the glass! More...

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Christopher Chanowitz

22 September 2019

Good food and great service

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Kristan Abare Wilcox

22 September 2019

Great place and music ,had a cover charge for this event but it was a fundraiser so that was ok

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Lucy Turnbull

21 September 2019

Excellent selection of brews etc. but $7.00 for a can of hard cider seems very high for a former Albanian returning from SC. Of course, there was free music fest goingn on, Pearlpalooza so probably jacked prices up. Didnt try food but smelled/sounded yummy. More...

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Dave R

21 September 2019

The Hollow is the BEST venue in the City of Albany!

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Katrina Garcia

21 September 2019

Love this place for drinks!

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Dave Knode

21 September 2019

Great food and service. Large beer selection. Nice quiet vibe

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Gina Moço

21 September 2019

We are in town for the Thomas Rhett concert. Arrived a little later than expected so I called to change our reservation from 5 to 5:30. Without a second thought they changed our reservation. We sat near the door and considering the wait and how busy it is here right now and how many people do not want to wait for a table, I am very impressed at how accommodating you all were to us! And to top it off - the food and drinks are amazing!! I would highly recommend you to friends who travel through the area. More...

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Rachel R.

8 September 2019

Excellent restaurant! Very cool and chill atmosphere. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. I went for dinner while in town for work and I was not disappointed. The beer cheese pretzel dip appetizer was delicious and the Signature Gnocchi was amazing! One of the best gnocchi dishes I've ever had, tons of flavor! I would highly recommend this place! More...

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Tracy Smith

7 September 2019

Good food, pricey

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Pa Irigoyen

7 September 2019

Buenísima atención. Lo mejor de Albany. Una buena ensalada de tomate con cebolla y lechuga Y los mejores macarrones con queso que he comido en mi vida.Un 10 en todo.Gracias desde España ¡ os recomendare¡¡ More...

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James D.

7 September 2019

Service was quick and very polite and she had great suggestions and very knowledgeable.  I started with the cheese and brocolli soup, while it was slightly on the salty side it was very good.  I then had the 3 bean chili nachos, it was a very large portion that I could not finish.  The flavors were tasty a few to many jalapenos and the bottom was very watery so the chips got pretty soggy.  But I would recomend it just based on flavor and size alone.  I was gonna try the bread pudding but between the food and couple of beers I to full to do so.  I would return here to try one of the many great sounding dishes that I want to try. More...

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Rob R.

1 September 2019

Visiting my son while he is up at college and wanted to take out for a good meal.  He wanted some good pub food.   The Hollow did not disappoint.   We shared a plate of Nachos and boneless buffalo tenders, nice sized portions and very tasty.   Burgers were great, and they have a really nice selection of craft brews. More...

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christian bouillon

25 August 2019

This is my type of place. The food is amazing, but let me start with the laid back, comfortable atmosphere. The wait staff is super knowledgeable and friendly, and our waitress’ beer recommendations were spot on. After that, we listened to everything else she recommended. The beer selection is pretty substantial with hit after hit. There’s def something for everyone. I had the Hollow burger, which is fresh, locally sourced, juicy and delicious beef with habanero ketchup, cheese, and an egg on top. I ordered mine medium and it was cooked perfectly. The gnocchi my girlfriend ordered melts in the mouth, and was to die for. Best pasta we’ve had in a long time, we both agreed. When we asked about dessert, our waitress recommended the bread pudding, which didn’t disappoint. I’m a bread pudding fan, and if you’re like me, it’ll def hit the spot. It’s simple, and classic, and we were both happy we had made room for dessert.I’m pleasantly surprised by how good the food is here in Albany, and this is a must try for anyone visiting. Anyone who’s a fan of good food, beer, and a comfortable local pub setting with no pretense or gimmicks. 5 stars all day. More...

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Ethan Poole

25 August 2019

Good food and good service for dinner.

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Rachael Taylor

24 August 2019

Great food, staff is friendly and pricing was great. Bartender knew how to make a drink!!

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Harley B.

24 August 2019

everytime ive gone its been a different, exciting experience. their brie sandwich and seitan wings are my FAVORITE and I find it hard not to order them all the time. good thing I dont live close anymore otherwise I would be broke! 10/10 More...

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Veronique Couttee

22 August 2019

Good food and service was really nice!

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A E

22 August 2019

The Vegan burger, truffle fries, and Mac and Cheese are awesome!!! All the food is good and and prices are great. Lots of vegan and gluten free options. Gabrielle was a great waitress :)

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Lisa Suarez

22 August 2019

I’ve recently been hearing a lot about The Hollow on Facebook so we decided to give it a try. The menus are incredible. Both the food menu and the beer menu. Wow! It was so difficult to decide on what to order because so many items sounded amazing. They had a very wide variety of vegan, vegetarian, GF, DF offerings. So I hoped the food would taste as awesome as the menu made it all sound. The food was BETTER than could be described in a menu. Everyone needs to enjoy The Hollow. I highly recommend because of its outstanding service, menu options, and taste ! More...

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Nicolle Bangerter

22 August 2019

Pleasant surprise! Delicious

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Chris Colman

22 August 2019

Great place for a martini. I stopped by when it was my birthday weekend. Great bartenders. The bartender made the perfect martini for my girlfriend and I. Definitely a place to go and relax. The ambience was great. It was the first time visiting and the experience was great. I recommend this place. More...

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Shane Shoemaker

22 August 2019

Great draft selection and kind staff.

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Molly Zembko

22 August 2019

Really cool atmosphere - good beer selection and tasty/unique food. Got the fried artichoke and beef brisket sandwich. Both delish

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francene berner

22 August 2019

We enjoyed our lunch. Good menu selection, well executed

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Trevor E.

22 August 2019

The Hollow is my favorite establishment in the capital district. The owner Mike looks like Wolverine, if Wolverine were a ginger who liked French fries. He's the best.

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Tyler P.

20 August 2019

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Cathie T.

19 August 2019

Excellent restaurant. In Albany for a concert it's right down the street from then Times Union Center! Very convenient and tasty!

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Jeff S.

16 August 2019

Our boys 8 and 10 requested we rate this A 5 and  I would agree.  Went for a later lunch, no issue getting seated. Has a bar section, and then a more of a restaurant area forOne listing said not kid friendly, they do have a kid menu, just not listed online. Our boys split regular chicken tenders, and a side of fries. They are both pickier eaters, and love these. My wife had a burger and said very good, I had the brisket sandwich and loved it. Nice selection of local craft beer. Our host Curtis was great, friendly, informative about local beers, and appeared to be all in.  If we were local to the area I would see us going there more! More...

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David Ech

15 August 2019

Amazing location, probably the best food I have had in a while. The blackened chicken sandwich was to die for. The sweet patato fries are probably the best is have ever had. I visited the location and went back the following day and had the same meal again. Wings are delicious and the bread pudding dessert was incredible Gabrielle was a fantastic waitress and added to the overall experience.Don't leave Albany without checking out this spot. More...

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Kim Pigliavento

15 August 2019

Food was spot on tonight as always! The burgers are amazing. GF is available. Waitstaff-excellent. Pricing is VERY fair.

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Nicole S.

15 August 2019

My kids declared the chicken tenders and fries to be the best meal they'd had all vacation. Husband said the brisket sandwich was very tasty. I had the standard burger which was good. No left overs, which is a rarity. Server was friendly and personable. Nice place. Would definitely eat here again if in the area. More...

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Joanna F.

15 August 2019

One of the most delicious chicken sandwiches I have ever had! Every ingredient was fresh and delicious. Historic building and bar feel. We stopped on a road trip and had a great meal! More...

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Douglas Kaelin

8 August 2019

Amazing beyond meat burger

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Dillon N

8 August 2019

Great food! Staff was on point. Highly recommend!

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Tracy Callaghan

8 August 2019

What a surprise..!!! Great place..!!! Very Friendly & Accommodating Staff..! Good Food & interesting food choices..!

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Ian Newington

8 August 2019

Great service and a really tasty and interesting menu.

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Alyson Newington

8 August 2019

Excellent food and excellent service. Had the pulled pork and the standard burger. Quick delivery but no rush to get us to leave even though they were busy. Great experience. Thank you.

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James R.

7 August 2019

Hollow bar is a friendly place with good food and drink and amazing staff! Definitely worth a try.

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Terry Smith McKirchy

3 August 2019

Food was awesome the atmosphere was cozy staff very friendly

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Carol Cullen

2 August 2019

Saratoga Sparkling NY Extra Dry Rose’ (draught) is excellent. Interesting place and menu. Looking forward to tonight’s meal.

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Will Schaefer

1 August 2019

The ambiance and seating far outpaces the food especially at the price point.

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Mitch Harrington

29 July 2019

A Delight, Great Menu with Many Options. The service was awesome and the proximity to our Hotel and Show Venue make it a Jewel. You won't be disappointed

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Theresa D'Amica

29 July 2019

Food was okay. Service was fine. More expensive than it should be.

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Lexxi Love

28 July 2019

Made reservations easily online. Staff were super friendly and the food was excellent. They have great vegetarian and vegan options as well as your more typical fare - something for everyone.

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Courtney Lynch

28 July 2019

Excellent bartenders, a fun and energetic vibe, and mediocre food.

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Jessica R.

24 July 2019

I love coming here before a show at the palace. The food is great , the menu is amazing. They always have a get beer selection and the staff is friendly.  Keep up the good work guys!

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Nathan Reed

24 July 2019

This gastro pub had an interesting mix of dishes too choose from, but I went with the gnochhi for my first visit and was mightily impressed in is flavor and preparation. But I must warn you, if you order the ice cream sandwich for dessert, it's big enough for 2. Will be back for sure. More...

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Benjamin Henderson

23 July 2019

Rustic, awesome service, very friendly

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Lillian Ouillette

23 July 2019

Good food

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Jim Savitt

16 July 2019

Garlic string beans, Standard Burger and fries, all yummy. Friendly and efficient server. Perfect for post-CapRep theater matinee.

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A Druke

16 July 2019

Great food! Eggplant stack was awesome.The Hollow burger was yummy.

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Jody B.

10 July 2019

I'm in Albany for training and tonight after googling places and checking out a few menu trying to figure out a good spot to eat. I decided this place was the winner. It was so convenient to get to walking distance from my hotel. To top it off, as busy as it was in there the hostess was welcoming and very friendly. Being greeted right away was defiantly a good feeling, she was great. The food was great . Such a friendly staff . More...

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Maria Teresa P.

9 July 2019

We arrived very late just when the kitchen was closing and they accommodated us with a smile and  a careful, professional service. We had called them while driving to Albany and ordered on the phone so when we got there our dishes were ready for us to eat and enjoy. Great food and very friendly atmosphere, these young people at The Hollow were super nice. If I ever get back to lovely Albany, I'll return to their place. More...

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L.C. M.

9 July 2019

We were only in town for one night but we trusted the Yelp reviews and tried this restaurant and boy, we're so glad we did. Part of our experience was made phenomenal by our server, Gab, who not only steered down the right path as far as drinks and food, but also gave us some great advice on where to go in the city to enjoy our time in town. I had the salmon burger and loved it. Also, the wings were great! More...

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Cassandra Edwards

9 July 2019

Great place! There is a pub area, a restaurant section, and also provides live music. Food is great, from pub-fare to higher quality, and they have a great selection of vegan options. Cute, rustic atmosphere and vibe! You will fall in love with the Mason jar lighting! Would definitely recommend More...

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Charice Russell

9 July 2019

Very fun place!! Went to see some live music on a Friday night and fell in love with the food too. My husband had the eggplant stack that was both light and filling somehow. And I am now obsessed with the gnocchi with arugala, mushrooms, truffle oil & browned butter. Service was really good too! We lucked out being the after dinner crowd and getting a seat, but i would recommend reservations around dinner time. We were 5 hours away from home visiting family, and I will be looking for an excuse to go back!!! More...

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C F

9 July 2019

Cool place. Maybe slightly over hyped.

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Karie Loeser

30 June 2019

Visited The Hollow on our recent visit to Albany. We're big on local craft beers, and we loved the selection at the Hollow. We loved customizing our own flights so we could sample the beers we wanted. We were not disappointed in the selection, the quality or the service! More...

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Heimdall Imbert

30 June 2019

Great drinks, great food, great service.

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Sandy Knapp

30 June 2019

The signature salad was absolutely delicious. One of the best salads I've had. Good service and convenient to Hampton inn.

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Tim Larson

30 June 2019

Good food and nice atmosphere

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Dan Lilkas-Rain

30 June 2019

Exquisite and innovative food, great servers!

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Sean McGowan

30 June 2019

Cool bar

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Steven Gomez

30 June 2019

Great food with a considerable selection of craft beers on tap

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Leah

30 June 2019

Excellent beverages and service. Scallop appetizer was AMAZING and cooked perfectly.

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Finn Ryan

30 June 2019

Good food and nice service, though uncomfortable chairs. Overall nice experience

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Tiger Cotton

30 June 2019

The Hollow has a great beer selection and good options for vegetarians.

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Danielle Pecoraro

30 June 2019

Awesome lemonade cidar on tap!!!

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colleen mclaughlin

30 June 2019

Vegetarian selections. Drinks are not too watered down. Not too load.

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Kathryn Blake

29 June 2019

Love this place! Great food, cool atmosphere and amazing shows.

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A T.

21 June 2019

I've had excellent food and service on each visit; I've been here for a quick bite to eat at the bar before a show and hosted a weekend family lunch. The servers are friendly and attentive and they know their beverage menus and can pace a meal well regardless of the party size. I really have nothing but positive things to say about this place. Everyone (from the vegans who appreciated that there were more than "token" options on the menu -- to the carnivores) loved the food. It's also a nice little music venue! You should go if you haven't been yet. More...

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Lee M.

14 June 2019

Delighted to say - the Hollow Burger was a solid choice! Camping out in the Capitol for a business meeting in Guilderland the next day. Contemplating dinner and drinks, my colleague texted me the Hollow's webpage at the same time I was checking it out on Yelp. Updated craft menu on the web and an eponymous burger - that's right in my wheelhouse. On the extensive draft menu, chose the most local DIPA to start Bloodville - Up the Keydeross Creek an 8.0 hazy bomb that tasted so good after the long ass car ride. The dinner menu had 2 sides - some finer dining choices one and pub fare on the reverse. Sitting at a high top in the bar area, savoring hops - pub menu only made sense. Both of us ordered the Hollow Burger - Hers medium w/ fries ( two each their own) - Mine medium rare w/ sweet potato fries. Both burgees were spot on doneness. Fried egg sunny side and runny exactly as it must be. Nice soft brioche bun. Broke the yolk, slapped a few leaves of fresh crisp lettuce on top and took that first expectant bite - yum! Quality burger - up there in my top 10 for sure. Beer pairing with the Grimm Today's Special American Pale was also the right choice.To me , the Hollow is the perfect place to frequent if you frequent Albany. More...

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Mike R.

13 June 2019

Just a great place to sit at the bar and eat, be entertained and welcomed.  Regular goers try to sit with Kay and hear all the stories.  Steph is a great bartender with an amazing personality. Food is always fresh and tasty.  Just come over. You won't be disappointed. More...

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Kristen C.

12 June 2019

Never got to eat before a show at TU. Put on waiting list and never got called . Over an hour and went to another restaurant ...Good place for a drink but get there 2 hrs early to eat. More...

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David S.

8 June 2019

Great menu and service. Food and drinks we're modern and delicious. Will definitely come back

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Paula W.

7 June 2019

Started off a little dicey.  Big accident on northway which made us about 15 minutes late for our reservation.  We apologized to hostess when we arrived but she seemed quite irritated. She seemed to soften up a bit when I said I didn't have the phone number because I made the reservation through Yelp and I was getting horrible internet service in the car. The waitress could not have been any nicer!! I was concerned about the spiciness of a particular dish and she was honest enough to say it varies from day to day.  She actually went in back and tried the sauce!  I ordered the chili ginger BBQ brisket. It was fabulous.  Also had the chips with the Blue cheese dipping sauce.  Another great choice.  I was not as fond of the brussel spouts in the brown butter, I prefer roasted.  My friend loved their brussel sprouts so it is definitely a matter of taste.There is a wonderful variety of choices and I will be back to try a few more!  Definitely worth the trip! More...

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Domenic J. L.

5 June 2019

I was heading out after a two day SUNY event, and decided to get a snack to fuel my drive back to Buffalo. A quick search in Happy Cow, confirmed by the awesome reviews in Yelp, guided me here. Once again, Yelp did not steer me wrong! This place is awesome. I was immediately impressed by the nostalgic charm of the place, centered amidst the 18th century architecture of old Albany. The atmosphere is authentically friendly and welcoming. I was handed a menu and a tap list, both chock full of options for vegans, omnis, and craft beer enthusiasts.I chose the vegan Philly cheesesteak with sweet potato fries. It was as tasty and satisfying as I'd hoped it would be. Prices for food and beer are very reasonable.I see that @AlexL reviewed Hollow as a music venue and wished he had eaten here. Now that I've eaten here, I'd love to come back for a show.Do not think twice about stopping in. More...

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Donna A.

3 June 2019

Great music venue. The drinks are always consistent in the food is good to go as well. I've been here a few times for the New Year's Eve party it's pretty cool. Definitely a must see if in the Albany area. More...

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Abbrogation Normalson

30 May 2019

Experience was mixed. Music event started late & the door staff was brusque and barely communicative in their handling of the situation. Delayed our entry well past the time the bar area should have been open. Beer selection & food quality were excellent, though, once inside, & the musical performances were also. More...

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Sharon McMurray

30 May 2019

Very nice..

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Tim Richardson

30 May 2019

Always very good

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Bill Williams

30 May 2019

Great music very much thanks to Greg Bell

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Katie Malinowski

30 May 2019

Great food, good atmosphere.

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Isha Kumar

30 May 2019

cutest concert venue

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ray wood

30 May 2019

packed on a Monday night. A good sign. A bit understaffed but they were working hard.

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Andrew Canavan

30 May 2019

Food was delicious especially the hummus board and hollow Mac and cheese.

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Otto Horstmann

30 May 2019

Great food and insane beer menu

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Otto Isenberg

30 May 2019

Stopped here pre concert at the times union center just for a drink. It was insanely busy, but the wait staff did a great job of making sure everyone was caught up on drinks. A superb craft beer selection at regular prices. I'd enjoy a trip back here to try out the full menu More...

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Garret Bever

30 May 2019

Good spot. They have Lawsons Sip of Sunshine which I'm always excited about.

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Vyacheslav Lisiy

30 May 2019

Great vegan options, awesome event space. Their take on the beyond burger is the best I've had so far. Drafts are of average price.

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Liz Bender Shepard

30 May 2019

A busy place with decent pub fare and an active live music scene.

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Kyle Hodgson

30 May 2019

Tasty!

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Sharon W.

3 May 2019

I ordered the Buddha bowl with vegan burger patty. The Buddha bowl was 70% arugula and very salty for me. I add salt to all dishes I cook, so was surprised...My bf had the salmon burger and sweet potato fries, both amazing.Beer was great, I would come again, but wouldn't have the Buddha bowl. More...

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Marco Illescas

30 April 2019

I would definitely recommend this place if you are in the area. They have a good selection of craft beers and their food was amazing. I had the surf and turf burger and it was excellent. More...

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Peggy Brown

30 April 2019

Coconut Rum Chicken rocked!

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Mike Scully

30 April 2019

Pretty good food, fun place to play music

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Meredith Everhart

30 April 2019

Great food and our server was awesome. Good atmosphere and an impressive drink list. Everyone in our party was very happy!

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Adriana Lopez

30 April 2019

Excellent food. Service was quick.

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Daniel Boyle

30 April 2019

Didn't eat full meals but had an app and some beers...lively place, good beer choices and an interesting menu. We will definitely be returning!

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Scott Moore

30 April 2019

Bourbon wings were delicious!!! Thanks.

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Winter Babe

30 April 2019

I liked the atmosphere and the vibe my drink was good..Ordered a tempeh Reuben. The rosemary fries were great the Reuben was not. The sauerkraut had no flavor it was very blah as well as the tempeh...I'd go back for the fries and a drinks.....11 months later back at the Hollow 4/23/19 the vibe is still the same very chill.. I had the fried artichoke and they were very good I also order the vegan burger and sweet potato fries which I asked to be tossed in their truffle oil and rosemary. They were very good and the burger was excellent. Friendly staff and great service although I do think the bartenders should ask if the customer wants a single or a double when ordering a drink...I would recommend checking it out. More...

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Andrew Marshall

30 April 2019

Great food great service one of my favorite places to eat in downtown Albany

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Melissa Hose

30 April 2019

Loved It ! Great atmosphere with nice service

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Elder Toad

30 April 2019

Always amazing food. Eat here Everytime I'm in Albany.

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Kate A.

24 April 2019

TIP: If you don't want a hightop table ask to be seated in the dining room for your reservation. This place has great cocktails, a wonderful fresh menu, and good service. I highly recommend.

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Amanda R.

22 April 2019

How have I not reviewed The Hollow yet?! It's definitely on the my list of most visited and most enjoyed places in Albany. The food; although it's getting easier and easier these days, it can still be hard out here for vegetarians and vegans, but not at The Hollow; they have one of the most V and VG friendly menus in the area! Plus, they have super respectable mozz sticks with melba so you know I'm a fan! The drinks; their tap list is always featuring cool New York brews, and there's usually a sour option that ends up being my favorite choice. My most recent trip was accompanied by a Mikkeller Raspeberry Blush that I could've drank 10x more of if I wasn't driving. The music; The Hollow has established itself as a pretty cool live music venue. I'm a big fan of the small intimate setting that guarantees that no matter what you're getting an up close and personal experience with whoever is on the stage. I've seen a few of my favorite bands here, and getting up to front row has never been easier. TL;DR: yummy vegetarian and vegan options, good brews, cool live music venue! More...

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Michael Leake

30 March 2019

The staff was very helpful in seating us before the Weezer concert last night as we did not have any reservations. The menu is diverse and the portions are generous. I had the Hollow Burger which was cooked as desired and the sweet potato fries. They have an extensive beer, wine and cocktail menu. Everyone was satisfied with the meal and the prices were spot on. More...

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Paul Pasco

30 March 2019

Stopped by here for a late lunch and ordered The Standard burger. It was cooked perfectly and the fries were nice and crunchy. It was a good sized portion for lunch. I especially loved the picked onions! The service was quick and the staff was very nice! More...

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Dave Power

30 March 2019

Nice bar with live music Grand job

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Eugene Torres

30 March 2019

Nice good and atmosphere but bad service

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Carter Craig

30 March 2019

We were in town for the Mumford and Sons concert 3:2/19 . We stopped in for dinner and a few drinks. The bartender was very nice and the food was excellent as well. If you want great all around service. This is place you want to stop at 5 stars More...

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Monica La Borde

30 March 2019

Great show venue. Easy to get a good view of who is performing.

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Alex Gault

30 March 2019

Saw Mother Mother perform here, an incredibly memorable experience!

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Anthony Carlucci

30 March 2019

The Hollow burger was absolutely amazing..the cajun maple garlic wings might sound debatable but was very good..the food all around was delicious..my sister and mom enjoyed their food as well..I would be a regular if I didn't live so far away More...

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James Norton

30 March 2019

Great spot .awsome for private events.

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Justin Perrotti

30 March 2019

Went for a music show, so can't speak on the food but drinks are reasonably priced and because of the size of the the spot, whatever you're going to see there will have a level of intimacy large scale venues simply can't create.

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Tim Breen

30 March 2019

Food is good and fairly priced. Nice atmosphere for a group. Noise level gets high so a little hard to talk at times

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James Parente

30 March 2019

Great place for good music and food!

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David J. Brown

30 March 2019

Great food, good service, don't get a table near the door or you will freeze.

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Jesse Savago

30 March 2019

Had a great experience. Succotash was amazing. Very interesting menu

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Andrew Belschwinder

30 March 2019

Great music venue and great food!

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Erica G.

24 March 2019

The food was delicious. The only thing is that it is incredibly loud. I went with my family at 6:45pm ish so maybe that was why. There was live music which was fine. I like that the portion of the restaurant that was a bar was off separate from the dining space. I got the signature salad with veggie chicken, very good. My brother got a burger called "The Hollow" and devoured it within minutes, very good. Both my parents got the "The Coconut Rum" dish, one with seitan and one with veggie chicken, they both thought it was very good and my dad loved the veggie chicken and said it was prepared very well. The service was very nice ad the decor was very appealing. The design was kind of industrial with exposed brick and light fixtures made from mason jars hanging from the ceiling. I would definitely go again. More...

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Ron R.

23 March 2019

Good food , fine service a bit noisy for conversation however we will be going again.  Great for dinner prior to shows at Cap Rep, The Palace, and the times union center

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Pauline L.

8 March 2019

A large group of us went there for dinner. The live music was  very good. The food was great. My pesto chicken sandwich was very reasonably priced at $12. I washed it all down with a Founders Breakfast Stout, brewed with oats, chocolate and Kona coffee. I liked it very much.Service was fast. The wait staff was very attentive.I can see why The Hollow is a popular spot. More...

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Lauren R.

7 March 2019

Stopped in for lunch when I was in Albany for a conference. I chose the place because of its setting in an old building surrounding by some other historic buildings. The inside was lovely and the staff was very friendly. Great selection of beer. I had the gnocchi with mushrooms and truffle oil. SO good. I would recommend. More...

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C K.

2 March 2019

I love the funky atmosphere, and they have lots of great events. (I especially liked the Science on Tap.) The food is not bad, though not great either. Staff is great. They never hassle me for having an invisible disability and a service animal, which is very refreshing. You have no idea how many people are apparently uneducated viz the Americans with Disabilities Act in this region, or how great an impact that has on the quality of life of people with disabilities. Cudos to the Hollow for being better than that. More...

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Shellie Doubleday

28 February 2019

Always go there to eat before a show at The Palace. Love the atmosphere and the food/drinks are incredible. They accommodated our party on a busy Friday night without a reservation a few weeks ago#lifesavers. Super friendly staff.

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Bryan Marcou-O'Malley

28 February 2019

Went there for lunch. Had a classic burger with fries. The burger was cooked perfectly and the fries were tasty. The proposal was filling, but not oversized, something I appreciate.The service was excellent. Wait staff was attentive but not overbearing. He was also polite. Overall atmosphere was great for an informal lunch. If you are looking for quiet or romantic, maybe consider another place. But a business lunch or lunch with friends for the bill perfect. More...

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sanket jain

28 February 2019

They have some vegan options!

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Sarah Parrio

28 February 2019

Absolutely loved everything about this place from the aesthetic to the fact that they had a bevy of vegan options. 10/10 would recommend!

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mick obryan

28 February 2019

Food is delicious and the beer selection is great

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Michael Brooks

28 February 2019

One of the best places in Albany for drinks and meetings!!

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Terry Hubbard

28 February 2019

Great Food, Great Music, Great Service! What else do you need!

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Jeff B

28 February 2019

We went to see an acoustic act. We sat and had dinner and then caught the act. The food was absolutely award winning. We had the surf and turf burger. It met and exceeded my expectations. The staff wad friendly and we were well served. I would reccomed this place to anyone. More...

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Sergio Leon

28 February 2019

Great shows and live music weekly. Burgers and sandwiches are a must. Excellent beer selection with some local favorites

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Andy Zagajeski

28 February 2019

Food was great, accompanied by a great beer selection. Make sure to have a reservation.

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Tatiana Gochez-Kerr

28 February 2019

Incredibly good scallops and asparagus. The French onion soup is a vegetable broth base and too bland, though. Needs something!

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Chris Lueck

28 February 2019

Delicious salmon burger... everything was fresh and prepared perfectly. We're still talking about it.

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Jeanine Roby

28 February 2019

Amazing shows in a beautiful venue. The bar by the stage is huge with some stools. There’s a second bar and restaurant in the other side.

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Kim L.

26 February 2019

I have frequented this restaurant for lunch and its hit or miss and I'll tell you why.  The food is always good-  you can't argue about that, no matter if you order a burger, a salad or a sandwich, but the timeliness and the service can either be fantastic or super terrible.  I've been in and out of this place in 45 minutes when it was super busy with a party of 4, and also have had it take an hour and a half for a party of 4 when it wasn't even that busy. If you're looking for a quick lunch, go to one of the pizza shops nearby.  But, if you're looking for really good food and a good selection, you've definitely found the right spot! We have also went here with larger parties (8 to 12), and the servers are very accommodating and push together tables for us or put us in the back room. More...

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Raya V.

25 February 2019

Delicious everytime and there are several vegan options. One of my favorites is "The Vegan" with truffle fries.

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Dawn V.

3 February 2019

Something for everyone and really good vegan options! Parking can be an issue but I love going for lunch on Saturdays-same food and service but no parking problem  In fact,we have reservations for two upcoming Saturdays. I'm not fond of eating with someone who's eating animals but the Hollow is a place for everyone. They make the best vegan Philly steak in town and when a non-vegan friend was in town recently, we ate at the Hollow and she had the vegan burger over greens-and loved it!! (Bonus!) Nice selection of wines, beers and liquors as well. I'm not a beer fan unless it is on tap and tastes like a Hefeweissen -staff are really good -great, in fact, about finding me one that I like-very difficult but they did it!  Only one suggestion for a non-food or service-related alteration: add some kind of sound deadening curtaining-those of us who have issues with background noise can't hear any conversation. Those tall ceilings I think bounce the sound around. Note that this will never atop me from re-visiting  bottom line: we love The Hollow! See you again and again and again and ...... More...

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Nichole Shultz

30 January 2019

Awesome food music and atmosphere..and I'm picky

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Edward Rosenberg

30 January 2019

Great food

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Pete Mason

30 January 2019

Great place for music, drinks and live music!

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Mary H.

30 January 2019

Good veggies burger and beer

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Risa Lenney

30 January 2019

I love this place. The food is unique and delicious. I had the eggplant stack which was like eggplant parmesan plus other veggies including asparagus. They have vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options. Will return! More...

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oehlda2000

30 January 2019

The Hollow has great muscal acts and great food. It's a gem downtown, really. I've been there for several shows, and the atmosphere is really great!

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Patrick Jordan

30 January 2019

Good draft selection

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Ground Control Geo Restorations

30 January 2019

Gabriella, the best waitress I've had in a long time! I ordered a ribeye and it was done perfectly, vegetables were seasoned well... whole place was friendly and inviting to a stranger... I would definitely recommend a dinner there to anyone who is close. Thanks! I'll be back tomorrow.. More...

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Linda LeTendre

30 January 2019

Food was fresh and creative. Dressing was a bit too heavy on my Buddha Bowl but otherwise good..

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John Burgher

30 January 2019

Great atmosphere, food and beer!

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Corie Y.

25 January 2019

The reviews here are great and since my friend is a vegetarian i really wanted to take her here. I don't usually dine out in albany due to the hassle of parking and the crowds, but we came in on a thursday at 6 and we both found parking and got seated right away. the beer list was extensive. a little pricey all around but tasty. i had a double ipa and an ipa while i was there. both very good beers. we started with the fried artichokes. they were ok. in my opinion the breading was far too heavy for the delicate taste of the artichoke. the lemon aioli though was fantastic. i love lemon though. i really didn't want to choose one dish, i wanted three, but i ultimately chose the surf and turf burger after recommendations from our server. it was divine. such a nice taste and texture from the shrimp that i have never had in a burger. it was messy and juicy but held together very well. perfectly executed burger.  i also got the sweet potato fries and asked for some garlic aioli. the fries were very good but that aioli was literally just puréed roasted garlic. i was living and breathing garlic for the rest of the night, but it was tasty. my friend order the eggplant stack after recommendations. it was delicious. i had a bite. also perfectly executed. my friend did say she felt the $18 price tag was a little high and the portion was a little small. for 3 beers, an app and two entrees we hit $69 on the bill before tip. both our plates were cleaned. the service was very good. very nice environment with an amazing menu. i can't wait to try something else! More...

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Ben Jammin

30 December 2018

Great place. Good food, good drinks, reasonably priced. Come visit and try the menu and see for yourself.

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gary h

30 December 2018

Nicely cheffed food. Broad, good craft drafts. Good service and atmosphere. Reasonable prices. Well worth going

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Lanson Cosh

30 December 2018

Great locally sourced menu and beer list. friendly staff.

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Mary Sutton

30 December 2018

Food was delicious and the show was amazing!!

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Rebecca Roninson

30 December 2018

Love this bar/concert venue! Great shows all the time!

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Kristin Friedel

30 December 2018

Great lunch

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Hannah Gies

30 December 2018

Super cool vibe, I loved the exposed brick and hanging lights. Food was excellent and I appreciated the choices available which included quality local ingredients and several vegetarian or dairy free dishes. I had the curry chicken board and was very happy with if. More...

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Autumn Boucher

30 December 2018

Nice atmosphere. Staff was friendly and helpful!

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Jennifer Holland

30 December 2018

Great venue for live music. Acoustics are amazing, no need to worry about next day tinnitus! Bar is cool, prices aren't bad, bartenders are quick, really good selection.

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Brooke Underwood

30 December 2018

Good music, good beer but you literally get an hour of it. It's done by 1230 Everytime...I don't understand

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Kristine D.

21 December 2018

Awesome food and service. Loved it every time I've been. Definitely will be back! My son said the scallops were best he ever had!!!

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Roseanne C.

6 December 2018

Great food and service. Get the mac n cheese, it's like dinner and breakfast together!

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Brett L.

2 December 2018

Great place for snacks and beers. The food is good. Even better as a concert venue: they have an amazing list of music that comes through and plays in the Hollow's bar/music space next door to the restaurant.

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Emma Hans

30 November 2018

Great vegan options are available here!

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m morrison

30 November 2018

I had such a good time. Food was good as well. Try it

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Joe Sullivan

30 November 2018

The food is great. The beer is great. The waitstaff is great. Go enjoy!

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Erin Cortes

30 November 2018

The staff was really great and the band we went to see was amazing!

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Tom C

30 November 2018

Nice bar, even better venue. Good food too. Parking can be tough though, so it's probably better to park uptown and walk, take the bus or otherwise catch a ride.

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Jerry Shaul

30 November 2018

Great food and drinks before heading out to see Metallica!

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Cut The Chaos

30 November 2018

Loved it

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Jaclyn Orlando

30 November 2018

Great food and super friendly!

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Margaret Guerra

30 November 2018

OMG! The Hollow burger was the best I have ever had. The atmosphere was fun and hip. Sweet potato fries... ordered a second round! So awesome. Great place. Definitely recommend. More...

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PJ

30 November 2018

The place is great... but the kitchen couldn't cook a burger. The first burger was charcoal on one side and raw on the other, not medium. no big deal these things happen. The second burger was beyond overcooked. But hey I'm just being over critical, after all the water was wet. I will have to go again and see if it was a fluke. More...

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Fernando Parra

30 November 2018

I had a salmon burger with fries and IPA draft beer. Very pleased with my meal and service. I was with a large party for a business dinner. Everyone was happy with the meal and service. Highly recommend! More...

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Alex L.

13 November 2018

Can't speak for the restaurant part of it, except that it looked clean and modern. I came here for a concert and thought the venue was nice and rustic. Acoustics were great and the bartenders were friendly. Part of me regretted eating dinner before coming since the restaurant looked really nice and I would love to try eating here next time.Seeing a show here is nice, the space isn't huge (maybe a few hundred people, but it will feel crowded) - but the intimacy of it really gave me a communal feeling when watching the concert. I would totally come back here for a meal sometime too! More...

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LouisGiovanna P.

12 November 2018

Great place to chow down for a work lunch, happy hour, you name it!! One of the few places with vegan options early on. They have excellent food and cheap drinks.

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Melissa F.

6 November 2018

Came here for dinner with a friend this past weekend and I fell in love with their mason jar lighting fixtures! They are awesome. Their food, equally as awesome. I had the pear Brie sandwich which was so flavorful and delicious. My friend had the burger with sweet fries and she loved it. Bonus points for the awesome venue for concerts, which we enjoyed after dinner! More...

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Phoebe Kelley

30 October 2018

Very artsy and hip. Good cocktail menu! Very nice bartender and a very nice crowd and Vibe. I recommend!

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Charlotte Mack

30 October 2018

We had the best time ever!!!Atmosphere , food and drinks were amazing. I got the beyond burger ( Omg this burger was so good Vegans are so dope)with sweet potato fries and Hubby loved his surf and turf burger(Shrimp topping Super amazing) with regular fries. Our server was really helpful and really cool dude Kudos to him. Music was flowing, nice feel. Will definitely will be back. No regrets at all. More...

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Daniel Mcgrew

30 October 2018

Nice cozy place for dinner or a few drinks

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Nathan

30 October 2018

Great atmosphere, but things can get a little noisy even without the live music.

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D M.

24 October 2018

Very unrated restaurant in Albany. I think most people think it's just bar food. The Shrimp Madeira is great! Service is good, sometimes a little slow, but the place is generally packed and kind of a hang out feel. Hasn't ever been an issue. Definitely worth a try! Prices are fair. More...

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Kalinda T.

11 October 2018

We had the best time ever!!!Atmosphere , food and drinks were amazing. I got the beyond burger ( Omg this burger was so good Vegans are so dope)with sweet potato fries and Hubby loved his surf and turf burger(Shrimp topping Super amazing) with regular fries. Our server was really helpful and really cool dude Kudos to him. Music was flowing, nice feel. Will definitely will be back. No regrets at all. More...

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Jay A.

2 October 2018

This place is like a bar straight out of a movie.  It's got a patina that some how makes the place more attractive.  The menu could use a little work, but great bar food.

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David Bulnes

30 September 2018

Friendly staff, good food, good beer selection and a pool table.

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Joseph Tinner

30 September 2018

Great location, great burger and great beer. I had the Flower Power IPA.

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jeff hughes

30 September 2018

Great venue, restaurant, bar, music

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Casandra Buell

30 September 2018

Trendy. Beautiful inside. Food great and pricey

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Veronica Held

30 September 2018

Had the vegan burger with sweet potato fries. It was so hard to pick because there were so many awesome vegan options! Great atmosphere, great beer selection. Recommend!

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Frank Verizon

30 September 2018

The Hollow Burger was amazing!!

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Daniel Wakefield

30 September 2018

Very good food for the price, especially for downtown Albany, with a variety of craft beer on tap and in can--but there was definitely some sticker shock with some of the beers. Also, an absolute cockpit of a music venue, which is fun...if you don't mind getting squeezed in. More...

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Jean-Philippe Body

30 September 2018

Great lunch and service

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Joseph T.

18 September 2018

Great burger! Even better beer. And the sweet potato fries are DELICICIOUS!! Great vibe

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Holly W.

18 September 2018

Located in downtown Albany which is a very nice city. Free parking on street after 5. My first time in Albany. Friendly staff. Prices reasonable. Prompt service. We were able to get in and out quickly for a show at The Egg. For appetizers we had a cheese plate, French onion soup, and fried artichoke bits with a lemon aioli. Excellent. Nice selection of craft beers. Dinner was pulled pork sandwich, a skirt steak salad, and Buddha bowl (arugula, sweet potato, roasted beets, pepitas, pickled onions). The ice tea was watery. Waiter cleared dishes too quickly. (I don't think plates should be cleared until everyone is finished.) Bathrooms could use an upgrade. Pool tables in back. They occasionally have live music. More...

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Dan L.

2 September 2018

Great food and nice beer selection. Ketchup was spicy! Loved burger. I wish they were open sundays.

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Pat J.

31 August 2018

Excellent surf n turf burger. We ordered med rare and they delivered, and with a great char to the patty as well. Sweet potato fries were awesome. Get them! (And request the garlic aioli with them, a wonderfully garlicky version thereof.)Eggplant Stack had lots of interesting flavors in addition to the eggplant.  Red pepper was very prominent and I believe there was also asparagus, olives and pickled jalapeno. If you don't like red peppers, you might reconsider getting this, but otherwise, recommended. Big enough to split, too! Very filling and I'd think vegetarians would be ecstatic with all these flavors. More...

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judy grasso

30 August 2018

Always a good time! Good music! Good food! Good craft beers....I totally recommend this place!

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David Watson

30 August 2018

Lunch service and menu are outstanding and efficient enough to get back to work, but wanting, instead to stay and enjoy the spot some more.

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Owen Percoco

29 August 2018

This place has a good beer selection, and while the seating isn't the best, it's in a really nice easy to get to location and the food is great. It also frequently has the best live music in Albany. More...

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Will Juntunen

29 August 2018

I really like the Hollow Bar + Kitchen. I wonder if the two features of Hollow could be reconciled. Hollow wants to be thought of as a culinary destination and a chef leads the kitchen. Hollow also presents touring bands, bands with enough following to go out on the road for a season, doing small shows for small covers. There's really only five tables where one can see now how ones food appears on the plate. A conflict arises when one orders a thirty dollars steak and can't see it. I loved how the band hall had open arches where I could peer and hear the Jauntee perform a jam band rendition of "Old Man, Take a Look at Yourself. I'm a Lot Like You Were". The lead might as well be singing that song straight at me. The beer list had plenty of interesting choices. Only the beers that deserved higher prices got higher prices, like the Belgians. And if one was short of cash, one could order a Utica Club for 3. I experience a perfectly delightful fruit infused beer for six dollars, which seemed generous.The location includes the a repetoire theater next door and a solid beer bar across Pearl, so this area allows visitors to cruise around and explore a nascent entertainment districts, seed of things to come. More...

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Steve Lowe

29 August 2018

Very cool space and atmosphere. Large craft beer selection. Didn't eat there, but the food looked and smelled great

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Colin Marcom

29 August 2018

Always a good pace to grab a drink or some food. Nice atmosphere friendly staff.. A+

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Liam Bancroft

29 August 2018

Simply put, The Hollow is a comfortable pub atmosphere, presenting you with a large variety of craft beers, which are mostly local to the Northeast, and a menu that deviates from the typical pub fare with high quality options catering to patrons of all varieties. While the menu satisfies vegans and vegetarians, there are still plenty of delicious options for meat eaters. I've tried a good amount of the menu and have never been disappointed or left wanting more. I just had the Ahi Tuna; both the presentation and perpetration were perfect. I would recommend, and have recommended, The Hollow to anyone, for anything from date night to catching dinner before a show, which they have plenty of, showcasing some amazing music at their intimate venue in their lower section. Just make sure you make a reservation, in case it's a busy night! More...

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Annabeth Jones

29 August 2018

It was good, but not what I was expecting (everyone at my table agreed). The food tasted good but was a little over priced. I got the buddha bowl and on the menu the first ingredient listed was sweet potato but I literally only got three pieces and they were not even chilly roasted like the menu said, they were also raw. The dressing was ok and the greens we're tasty and fresh, but it just was not was the menu made it out to be. Everyone else with me had a similar epeexperie. My friend got a beer salad with only a few beets on it. It felt like they were not giving us what we paid for. If I pay 15 dollars for a salad, the least they can do is give you a good salad. Despite all that I still give this place four stars for the nice staff and good atmosphere. Even though I did not love the food it was still ok. More...

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Joanne Revelle

29 August 2018

Great atmosphere and service

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Justine M Aliseo

29 August 2018

Food was delish. Waitress was a doll

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b walsh

29 August 2018

awesome beer selection. great food. especially if you have any dietary requirements.

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Jordan Rogowski

29 August 2018

Best place to drink on Pearl St. Always a very good selection of beers -- 20+ taps -- and all priced very well. Plenty of space inside for sit-down eating, and they also double as a pretty great music venue.

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Jeremy Olson

29 August 2018

Great concert venue.

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My Island Movers Inc.

29 August 2018

Great place to start new years

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Camille

29 August 2018

The food is delicious!

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James Marek

29 August 2018

Good food and very vegan friendly options

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Gila G

29 August 2018

Delicious food found in downtown Albany not too far from the State Capitol Building and the local courts. Not much open at night but this place is a gem with an eclectic menu. Everything from burgers, to gnocchi, to vegan options. More...

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Shawn Keehan

29 August 2018

I don't think this place is known for their wings but man they were good. Huge vegetarian and vegan selection also.

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Anthony Noboa

29 August 2018

Great beers and excellent service and friendly staff

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Jane Pearson

29 August 2018

Amazing brunch, fantastic bloodymary, great service, and delicious vegetarian options. Can't wait to go back and try more of the menu!

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Michael Hofler

29 August 2018

Great vegetarian options

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Carlene Sheehan

29 August 2018

Good selection of beer and food

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Iza Junia

29 August 2018

Great burgers.

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Traci Scalzo

29 August 2018

The menus is very impressive. The staff are amazing!!! Very trendy decor.

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Robin Rosenkranz

29 August 2018

The people were frendly! The music was fabulous. A good time was had by all. The mozzarella sticks were hearty.

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Brenda Shields

29 August 2018

Great food and fantastic wait staff!

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Jordan M.

29 August 2018

You can your team is going well with you in a few minutes and then we can go for it and the only thing I would be able to come in for a interview thing is I don't think so but you have to get the girls we are going on a trip with you on the couch and watch it with a little bit late

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Tam Gallo

29 August 2018

a pleasant dining experience!

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Rick Groleau

29 August 2018

Great food! Fast service! The brisket burger was fantastic and the hollow burger outstanding! I will definitely re turn.

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Geoffry Govertsen

29 August 2018

Great show space, always playing WEQX style artists, so look at their calendar. Drinks are strong.

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Troy Tortora

29 August 2018

Great food prepared perfectly. The cheese plate was some of the best cheese I've ever had.

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Ann McAllister

29 August 2018

Great place for lunch and drinks after work. The cheese board is fabulous especially if you have wine with friends and the vegan dishes and sandwiches are flavorful and fine for non vegans as well.

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Matthew Canfield

29 August 2018

The setting is a mix of old and new. The food is good and for the health conscious vegan and local sourced.

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Joseph DeCapita

29 August 2018

Best place to eat in Albany, NY hands down. There friendly staff and wide variety menu will please the smallest and biggest of appetites. Definitely a favorite when I am in Albany! More...

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Emmanuel Bell

29 August 2018

Great burgers and the best sweet potato fries ever. They have a secret ketchup sauce that is spicy. Did I say they burgers are huge?

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Joe Guarinello

29 August 2018

Good menu and great service

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Adrian

29 August 2018

Friendly staff. Good food (w vegan options). Good drinks. And great music taste! A hip, modern place in downtown that doesn’t try too hard to give off that vibe. An ideal place to grab lunch with options to sit along the sidewalk on Pearl, the well lit natural light space inside, or at the bar. Also can’t go wrong picking it as a place to wind down in the evening if you work in the area. My favorite place in Albany. More...

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Sadie G

29 August 2018

My idea of a perfect date night. Had a delicious meal, even though we sat at the bar it was still intimate and was able to enjoy our food without being too crowded. Customer service was great! Everyone welcoming and smiling. There were guests there of all ages. After dinner we attended a concert next door. Staff was super friendly. Everything about my experience here was wonderful. More...

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Chris Strom

29 August 2018

Kitchen was slow but the food was very tasty when it finally came out. Saw a great concert too!

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Joseph Ruocco

29 August 2018

Good bands play here. Good food. But,instead of paying to see band,hang in front bar with beer and app,and listen for free.

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julie sawyer

29 August 2018

Went here to catch a show. Great food, nice staff. An enjoyable experience. The "bouncers" know their stuff and really handle everything very well!

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BJ Hall

29 August 2018

Rest & relax at the Hollow - good food and good drinks

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danielle skiba

29 August 2018

Great environment. Haven't tried the food

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Erika DeBonte

29 August 2018

Great place to grab vegan and vegetarian food!

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Anthony Botta

29 August 2018

We stayed in the Hilton hotel and needed a good place to eat. The concierge at the hotel recommend this restaurant. Good recommendation. This restaurant was within walking distance of the hotel. The food is very good and the staff is friendly and helpful. The ambiance is very nice and the restaurant is easy to find and see from the street. More...

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C j

29 August 2018

The Hollow was a medeocour restaurant. My family and I ate here and were not impressed. I got the beet salad, I was expecting mainly beets with some arugula, radishes, and goat cheese but when the server came with my salad it was mainly arugala and only have four pieces of beets on the whole salad, there was more radishes. This salad was wrongly advertised as a beet salad, it should really be called and arugula salad with radishes and beets. This was the same for my sister whom got the Buddha Bowl which was discribed as a chili roasted sweet potato salad she was expecting more sweet potato and less arugula but for her she only got three pieces of sweet potato. Now my father whom got the brisket sandwich which was one of the best brisket sandwich I had ever tried and he was thuroghly happy with it. The staff at the Hollow were extremely friendly and happy to answer any questions you had about the dishes. In the end I would not recommend to my friends (or strangers). More...

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Nishant Sinha

29 August 2018

Good bar options with nice fries and variety of beer

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Becca

29 August 2018

Great food. Good drinks. Nice location for music. A little too hipster-y for my taste, but the food and drinks overrule my usual anti-hipster stance.

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Carlos Jackson

29 August 2018

Every time I come here I end up drunk so 5 stars it is

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Mikaela T.

12 August 2018

I recently moved to Albany and the Hollow is one of the best restaurant I have been to in the area. The building itself is beautiful and it's a great setting for a date night or going out with friends. They also have outside seating which is great when the weather is nice. The staff is also nice and attentive.I have gotten the hollow burger with sweet potato fries each time I have been here because it is so good. However, there are a few side dishes I have gotten here that have not been quite as impressive (Brussel sprouts, salad, and bread pudding). They also do have music here which I am eager to see in the future. Overall, good restaurant and I will be back. More...

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James S.

11 August 2018

Love this place. Every time I have a new friend in town visiting from out of state I bring them here first thing. Little place with personality. Food is sooo good.

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Ann B.

9 August 2018

love this place! great staff! wonderful food!!!!! awesome tunes. you really can't loose with the hollow!

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Daniel B.

31 July 2018

I like The Hollow. A lot.I've been there for private events. I went there as part of the Historic Downtown Albany Food Tour.I've had drinks before shows at The Rep.I've enjoyed lunches with friends.I've popped in for a late night snack.Yet, this is the first time I've reviewed The Hollow? Man. It's true what they say about the backlog. Look. I don't go to many places over and over again, so there has to be something that The Hollow is doing right.One of the things that keeps bringing me back are the vegan and vegetarian options. While I'm neither vegan nor vegetarian, sometimes I like to dabble. So I've tried the tempeh reuben and the Beyond Meat burger, on visits when I was trying to eat more plant based foods. And also out of curiosity. The Beyond Meat burger is certainly tasty, although I'm still on the fence about it a bit. If I were avoiding meat, I would totally get the eggplant stack, because that's just delicious. Even the house salad is notable. And just in case you didn't know, the beer selection is great. Plus the last time I was in, The Hollow was buying cheese from The Cheese Traveler for its cheese plate. That's a power move right there. I hear that live music shows are fun too, but I can't speak to that. One of these days though I would really like to check out the yoga and beer programs I've seen on their Facebook page. Those seem more my speed. And quieter. More...

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Rebecca White

30 July 2018

Went there for dinner and a concert with my boyfriend. Interesting, delicious food with lots of different options including vegan and vegetarian. Their beer selection is great and it's cool to enjoy the atmosphere of the historic building and people watch next to Pearl St. This place has a very hip vibe without being snooty. We ate in the right hand section, then moved to the left for the concert. This section also has a bar like the restaurant half, a pinball machine, and a shelf lining the room for people to sit down and relax with their drinks.The venue is historic (aka cramped) so if you're there for a show, get there early to snag precious wall-shelf space like we did. Or you're likely to be smushed in the middle with the crowd.Great food and drink, great atmosphere, and a variety of good concerts throughout the year. Part of the larger growing movement of trendy, hipster hotspots in Albany. More...

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Nick Hargrave

30 July 2018

Great cocktails and if you're a vegetarian they have some amazing dishes!

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Stephen Broadfield

30 July 2018

Great range of beers, nice food and excellent service.

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Sarah Klaiber

30 July 2018

Delicious food, nice staff, but small and can get loud.

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Jason Caprio

30 July 2018

The vegan burger was great!

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Paola Pelaez

30 July 2018

Great environment, wonderful service, amazing food

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Susan Canning

30 July 2018

Had a super great meal and drinks at the Hollow. Thanks to Phil our waiter excellent service! He knew excatly what to recommend and that we wanted those double drinks. Give that man a raise boss man!

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F F2

30 July 2018

Great beer selection nice atmosphere!

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Solomon Yakubov

30 July 2018

Seared tuna was phenomenal, service was efficient and pleasant.

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Viktor

30 July 2018

Great, trendy spot. Excellent selection of drafts. Very convenient as a stop before musical venues in the area. Frequent visitor, didn't get a chance to comment until now. Thanks.

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Kristie Hartig

30 July 2018

Love going here for music!! What a great space

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Justin Hahn

30 July 2018

Excellent place to drink and eat! Excellent place to be entertained as well. Their beer selection is fantastic! From domestic to import, generic to craft - they have beer for all tastes; the same can be said for their liquor selection as well - if you want something small-batch or unique, there’s a decent chance they’ll have something for you. They also offer great flights of beer as well, in case you can’t decide which you’d like to try first, try them all, why not? You’re there for a reason, after all. Also, the pricing is affordable and the service exceptional. By far my favorite venue just for the music alone (CTS fans ). Go there, drink, eat, sing and be merry!! Love it! More...

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Thomas Neider

30 July 2018

Doses... Can I say more

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RobeSci

30 July 2018

Food is always amazing. Had asparagus sauteed in olive oil and it was just right. Also had the pesto chicken sandwich and it was amazing! Great job!

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Bryan Ballard

30 July 2018

Great food, prices, and service.

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Joseph Calcagno

30 July 2018

Nice wine selection and good staff

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Mike Connally

30 July 2018

Really good burgers, great service

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S K

30 July 2018

Cocktails were meh but the concert space is a great space to see a show. So loud, though, that my ears are still ringing.

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Jo-Ann Pangburn

30 July 2018

Didn't eat here so I can't vouch for the food but it a great place to see a rock and roll band!

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Nellie Bentz

30 July 2018

Excellent vegan food and beer selection and great location

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Dominic Gagne

30 July 2018

Bien mangé et ambiance agréable

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Pam L

30 July 2018

Loved the food! Surprisingly healthy options...yummy, too! Great service.

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alanjholly

30 July 2018

Great pub atmosphere, food was hot and fresh. If there is an event going on I suggest you make a reservation.

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Colin Mcknight

30 July 2018

The Hollow is a great downtown restaurant with a creative menu. It has a rustic decor reflecting the character of its historic building. In the evenings on weekends it turns into a concert venue with live rock. It has been known to get pretty crowded late in the evening. More...

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France UN

30 July 2018

Great and fast service, awesome steamed hams, skinner quality hams if I do say so myself! Charmers would be proud.

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Nicole Moore

30 July 2018

Stage area was a little small but over all great experiance

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Stacy Flavin

30 July 2018

Aaron!!!!! ~☆♡WINNING♡☆~

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morgan irish

30 July 2018

Great

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Jacob Walker

30 July 2018

Not too bad of prices for how fancy it is. Great atmosphere and great selection. nachos

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Chris Jordan

30 July 2018

Great food, drinks and live music in a cool historic building downtown.

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bhoody1

30 July 2018

Place is awsome, first time as visitor and nice place, we tries the vegan items (not vegans but have food occasionally). The seasoning on the wings was amazing, but not the actual fake wings. It is good to see bars have vegan options, and of course beer is awesome More...

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Meaghan Moffitt

30 July 2018