Awesome veggie chili - and very allergy safe! Server had a solid knowledge of allergens in each dish.
Decent food, ok ambiance. Nothing fancy. Definitely feels more like a "bar" than an eating establishment (obviously a location can be both).
Great vibe, great selection of drinks, amazing food!
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...
Good food and great service
Kristan Abare Wilcox
Great place and music ,had a cover charge for this event but it was a fundraiser so that was ok
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...
The Hollow is the BEST venue in the City of Albany!
Love this place for drinks!
Great food and service. Large beer selection. Nice quiet vibe
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...
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...
Good food, pricey
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...
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...
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...
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...
Good food and good service for dinner.
Great food, staff is friendly and pricing was great. Bartender knew how to make a drink!!
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...
Good food and service was really nice!
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 :)
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...
Pleasant surprise! Delicious
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...
Great draft selection and kind staff.
Really cool atmosphere - good beer selection and tasty/unique food. Got the fried artichoke and beef brisket sandwich. Both delish
We enjoyed our lunch. Good menu selection, well executed
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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Excellent restaurant. In Albany for a concert it's right down the street from then Times Union Center! Very convenient and tasty!
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...
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...
Food was spot on tonight as always! The burgers are amazing. GF is available. Waitstaff-excellent. Pricing is VERY fair.
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...
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...
Amazing beyond meat burger
Great food! Staff was on point. Highly recommend!
What a surprise..!!! Great place..!!! Very Friendly & Accommodating Staff..! Good Food & interesting food choices..!
Great service and a really tasty and interesting menu.
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.
Hollow bar is a friendly place with good food and drink and amazing staff! Definitely worth a try.
Terry Smith McKirchy
Food was awesome the atmosphere was cozy staff very friendly
Saratoga Sparkling NY Extra Dry Rose’ (draught) is excellent. Interesting place and menu. Looking forward to tonight’s meal.
The ambiance and seating far outpaces the food especially at the price point.
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
Food was okay. Service was fine. More expensive than it should be.
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.
Excellent bartenders, a fun and energetic vibe, and mediocre food.
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!
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...
Rustic, awesome service, very friendly
Garlic string beans, Standard Burger and fries, all yummy. Friendly and efficient server. Perfect for post-CapRep theater matinee.
Great food! Eggplant stack was awesome.The Hollow burger was yummy.
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...
Maria Teresa P.
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...
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...
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...
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...
Cool place. Maybe slightly over hyped.
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...
Great drinks, great food, great service.
The signature salad was absolutely delicious. One of the best salads I've had. Good service and convenient to Hampton inn.
Good food and nice atmosphere
Exquisite and innovative food, great servers!
Great food with a considerable selection of craft beers on tap
Excellent beverages and service. Scallop appetizer was AMAZING and cooked perfectly.
Good food and nice service, though uncomfortable chairs. Overall nice experience
The Hollow has a great beer selection and good options for vegetarians.
Awesome lemonade cidar on tap!!!
Vegetarian selections. Drinks are not too watered down. Not too load.
Love this place! Great food, cool atmosphere and amazing shows.
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...
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...
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...
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...
Great menu and service. Food and drinks we're modern and delicious. Will definitely come back
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...
Domenic J. L.
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...
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...
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...
Always very good
Great music very much thanks to Greg Bell
Great food, good atmosphere.
cutest concert venue
packed on a Monday night. A good sign. A bit understaffed but they were working hard.
Food was delicious especially the hummus board and hollow Mac and cheese.
Great food and insane beer menu
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...
Good spot. They have Lawsons Sip of Sunshine which I'm always excited about.
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.
Liz Bender Shepard
A busy place with decent pub fare and an active live music scene.
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...
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...
Coconut Rum Chicken rocked!
Pretty good food, fun place to play music
Great food and our server was awesome. Good atmosphere and an impressive drink list. Everyone in our party was very happy!
Excellent food. Service was quick.
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!
Bourbon wings were delicious!!! Thanks.
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...
Great food great service one of my favorite places to eat in downtown Albany
Loved It ! Great atmosphere with nice service
Always amazing food. Eat here Everytime I'm in Albany.
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.
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...
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...
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...
Nice bar with live music Grand job
Nice good and atmosphere but bad service
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...
Monica La Borde
Great show venue. Easy to get a good view of who is performing.
Saw Mother Mother perform here, an incredibly memorable experience!
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...
Great spot .awsome for private events.
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.
Food is good and fairly priced. Nice atmosphere for a group. Noise level gets high so a little hard to talk at times
Great place for good music and food!
David J. Brown
Great food, good service, don't get a table near the door or you will freeze.
Had a great experience. Succotash was amazing. Very interesting menu
Great music venue and great food!
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
They have some vegan options!
Absolutely loved everything about this place from the aesthetic to the fact that they had a bevy of vegan options. 10/10 would recommend!
Food is delicious and the beer selection is great
One of the best places in Albany for drinks and meetings!!
Great Food, Great Music, Great Service! What else do you need!
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...
Great shows and live music weekly. Burgers and sandwiches are a must. Excellent beer selection with some local favorites
Food was great, accompanied by a great beer selection. Make sure to have a reservation.
Incredibly good scallops and asparagus. The French onion soup is a vegetable broth base and too bland, though. Needs something!
Delicious salmon burger... everything was fresh and prepared perfectly. We're still talking about it.
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.
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...
Delicious everytime and there are several vegan options. One of my favorites is "The Vegan" with truffle fries.
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...
Awesome food music and atmosphere..and I'm picky
Great place for music, drinks and live music!
Good veggies burger and beer
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...
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!
Good draft selection
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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...
Food was fresh and creative. Dressing was a bit too heavy on my Buddha Bowl but otherwise good..
Great atmosphere, food and beer!
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...
Great place. Good food, good drinks, reasonably priced. Come visit and try the menu and see for yourself.
Nicely cheffed food. Broad, good craft drafts. Good service and atmosphere. Reasonable prices. Well worth going
Great locally sourced menu and beer list. friendly staff.
Food was delicious and the show was amazing!!
Love this bar/concert venue! Great shows all the time!
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...
Nice atmosphere. Staff was friendly and helpful!
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.
Good music, good beer but you literally get an hour of it. It's done by 1230 Everytime...I don't understand
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!!!
Great food and service. Get the mac n cheese, it's like dinner and breakfast together!
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.
Great vegan options are available here!
I had such a good time. Food was good as well. Try it
The food is great. The beer is great. The waitstaff is great. Go enjoy!
The staff was really great and the band we went to see was amazing!
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.
Great food and drinks before heading out to see Metallica!
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Great food and super friendly!
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
Very artsy and hip. Good cocktail menu! Very nice bartender and a very nice crowd and Vibe. I recommend!
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...
Nice cozy place for dinner or a few drinks
Great atmosphere, but things can get a little noisy even without the live music.
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...
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...
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.
Friendly staff, good food, good beer selection and a pool table.
Great location, great burger and great beer. I had the Flower Power IPA.
Great venue, restaurant, bar, music
Trendy. Beautiful inside. Food great and pricey
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!
The Hollow Burger was amazing!!
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...
Great lunch and service
Great burger! Even better beer. And the sweet potato fries are DELICICIOUS!! Great vibe
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...
Great food and nice beer selection. Ketchup was spicy! Loved burger. I wish they were open sundays.
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...
Always a good time! Good music! Good food! Good craft beers....I totally recommend this place!
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.
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...
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...
Very cool space and atmosphere. Large craft beer selection. Didn't eat there, but the food looked and smelled great
Always a good pace to grab a drink or some food. Nice atmosphere friendly staff.. A+
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...
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...
Great atmosphere and service
Justine M Aliseo
Food was delish. Waitress was a doll
awesome beer selection. great food. especially if you have any dietary requirements.
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.
Great concert venue.
My Island Movers Inc.
Great place to start new years
The food is delicious!
Good food and very vegan friendly options
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...
I don't think this place is known for their wings but man they were good. Huge vegetarian and vegan selection also.
Great beers and excellent service and friendly staff
Amazing brunch, fantastic bloodymary, great service, and delicious vegetarian options. Can't wait to go back and try more of the menu!
Great vegetarian options
Good selection of beer and food
The menus is very impressive. The staff are amazing!!! Very trendy decor.
The people were frendly! The music was fabulous. A good time was had by all. The mozzarella sticks were hearty.
Great food and fantastic wait staff!
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
a pleasant dining experience!
Great food! Fast service! The brisket burger was fantastic and the hollow burger outstanding! I will definitely re turn.
Great show space, always playing WEQX style artists, so look at their calendar. Drinks are strong.
Great food prepared perfectly. The cheese plate was some of the best cheese I've ever had.
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.
The setting is a mix of old and new. The food is good and for the health conscious vegan and local sourced.
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...
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?
Good menu and great service
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...
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...
Kitchen was slow but the food was very tasty when it finally came out. Saw a great concert too!
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.
Went here to catch a show. Great food, nice staff. An enjoyable experience. The "bouncers" know their stuff and really handle everything very well!
Rest & relax at the Hollow - good food and good drinks
Great environment. Haven't tried the food
Great place to grab vegan and vegetarian food!
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...
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...
Good bar options with nice fries and variety of beer
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.
Every time I come here I end up drunk so 5 stars it is
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...
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.
love this place! great staff! wonderful food!!!!! awesome tunes. you really can't loose with the hollow!
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...
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...
Great cocktails and if you're a vegetarian they have some amazing dishes!
Great range of beers, nice food and excellent service.
Delicious food, nice staff, but small and can get loud.
The vegan burger was great!
Great environment, wonderful service, amazing food
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!
Great beer selection nice atmosphere!
Seared tuna was phenomenal, service was efficient and pleasant.
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.
Love going here for music!! What a great space
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...
Doses... Can I say more
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!
Great food, prices, and service.
Nice wine selection and good staff
Really good burgers, great service
Cocktails were meh but the concert space is a great space to see a show. So loud, though, that my ears are still ringing.
Didn't eat here so I can't vouch for the food but it a great place to see a rock and roll band!
Excellent vegan food and beer selection and great location
Bien mangé et ambiance agréable
Loved the food! Surprisingly healthy options...yummy, too! Great service.
Great pub atmosphere, food was hot and fresh. If there is an event going on I suggest you make a reservation.
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...
Great and fast service, awesome steamed hams, skinner quality hams if I do say so myself! Charmers would be proud.
Stage area was a little small but over all great experiance
Not too bad of prices for how fancy it is. Great atmosphere and great selection. nachos
Great food, drinks and live music in a cool historic building downtown.
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...