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660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, NY 12211
+1 800-448-3500
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, NY 12211
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

We stayed at The Desmond Hotel as a last minute decision and we were blown away by how different it was from the hotels in the area. The night desk during our visit was great! He even gave us free breakfast! The next morning we...More

Thank Carley B
GMDesmondAlbany, General Manager at Simpson's, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Dear Guest, We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our hotel, and that our front desk staff were friendly and professional to you. We are disappointed to hear about the service that you received in Simpson's for breakfast, as this is not up...More

Reviewed 20 July 2017

I am a local and have been to Simpson's many times in prior years when I am in the mood for a high quality breakfast that is well prepared using high quality ingredients with exceptional service. In my recent visit the restaurant lacked all of...More

Thank eatsoutallthetime222
GMDesmondAlbany, General Manager at Simpson's, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Dear Guest, We appreciate you sending your honest feedback to us regarding your recent breakfast experience; your comments have been sent to our restaurant management to address immediately. We apologize for the service you received, please know that this is not our usual standard and...More

Reviewed 18 July 2017

Nothing too innovative here but the food we ate was flavorful and nicely presented. The wine list is small.

Thank Renato M
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We have had brunch here several times but spaced apart by a year or two. Always a nice selection for Sunday brunch time but only open until noon. The skillet meal and Eggs Benedict are our go-tos. I want to try a few more items...More

Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 31 May 2017

I enjoyed the all-fruit smoothie for breakfast ($6 with tip). I also had their Decadent Chocolate Cake and Strawberry Napoleon ($8 and $10). Too good, but all pricey. Service was attentive.

Thank smilingcat2016
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The service at Simpson's is very good, but the meals are pricey for what they are. We went to try their two flounder entrees, which is a fish my husband and I enjoy. Most entrees are over $24. Side salads start at $6. We had...More

Thank croftoncrab
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We went to the Desmond for the Tavern Room but it was very cold in the room and the fireplace was't lit , so we went into Simpson's across the hallway. Many years ago this property had a high end restaurant ..Scrimshaw that was "Colonial"...More

Thank ReddyBro
GMDesmondAlbany, General Manager at Simpson's, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2016

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your recent visit to Simpson's with us. We have passed your comments regarding your meals to our Executive Chef. The fireplace in The Tavern is now on for the rest of the winter season, we hope that you will...More

Reviewed 16 November 2016

No comment at this time about the room went out to eat food price to high for a hotel restaurant last time we ate there service to slow food was average need to speed thing up in the after noon when you are having a...More

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Thank Jeanne O
Reviewed 7 November 2016

The food was prepared nicely and the menu had plenty to choose from. We were staying at the Desmond so we had breakfast, lunch, and dinner more than once.

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We were not staying at the hotel this restaurant is located in but love the food and service. A nice quiet restaurant to meet friends and enjoy a great meal and conversation that you can enjoy without yelling. Menu is extensive and the fish is...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
07:00 - 12:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, NY 12211
    (Wolf Road Extension)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 800-448-3500
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Serving traditional American fare, Simpson's is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The classic menu highlights Desmond favorites such as skillet breakfasts, our award-winning New England clam chowder - and our famous Prime Rib Friday night special. Whether it is a business luncheon, a family dinner or a romantic evening...Simpson's is the perfect choice for a delicious meal with outstanding service. Simpson's has received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2014 and 2015, along with the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.
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