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Merry Monk

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar, Belgian, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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84 Henry St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-3218
+1 518-584-6665
11:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 23:00
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157 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Went in for dinner at 6:00 PM. What we ordered was not what we got from waiter ‘Gatlin’. My companion ordered their Monk’s Blood dark Belgian ale and I ordered the Blanche de Chambley Belgian white ale. His order was fine; I got a glass of white wine. Call the waiter; remove the wine; bring the beer. Next we each... More 

1 Thank xygb7dklt
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We only had 1 night in Saratoga Springs but went for a walk around. This place is just off the main road down a little hill but was very close to our hotel, Pavilion Grand. The atmosphere was buzzing and very friendly, they had a great selection of craft ales and the food, although simple, was very tasty indeed -... More 

Thank Neil N
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68 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Excellent Mussels as an appetizer, best I ever had. Fish and Chips were outstanding. Service was very good. This is the second time that I have been there to eat and will definitely go back again.

Thank David M
Saratoga Springs
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

As a 3 generational family, we visit for their outstanding their mussels. Their desserts are yummy, too!

Thank SaratogaJC
New York City, New York
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280 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

After reading the other reviews I was a little disappointed in this place. It was a very cold room with little atmosphere and the food was not great. We had the mussels, which were passable. The such hash, however, was awful. It was mostly potatoes and barely any duck. We would not recommend this place. Too many other good places... More 

Thank Lisa L
Glens Falls
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We frequent the Merry Monk a couple time a year. Great beer selection, and great hard ciders too. My husband loves their specialty sausages (tonight was rabbit), and their food is great. Definitely a must for a night out!!

2 Thank Emily W
Saratoga Springs, New York
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

The bar at "The Monk" is festive and fun. They offer a lavish selection of beers, and the bartenders are knowledgable and generous with tasting samples. You can eat at the bar; both bar fare ( delicious Bavarian pretzels, frites and dipping sauces) and regular menu items. The menu is trendy and everything sounds better than it is. Every time... More 

Thank noregrets64
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

We sat at the bar and had several orders of mussels and frites. They had a good selection of beers. The bar staff, with a special shout out to Ed, were entertaining. It was a Friday night so the vibe was great.

1 Thank William H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

WONDERFUL mussels from Prince Edward Island. And fantastic selection of Belgian beers. Fries were delicious--thin cut--my fave!

1 Thank Cindy S
Utica, New York
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

would not recommend. This is the second visit and both times food ill prepared. Décor is pleasant, good bar varieties

Thank chrisholehan1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Belgian, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 84 Henry St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-3218
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Saratoga Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 518-584-6665

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?