7:00 AM – 11:30 AM, Monday – Friday

Breakfast & Weekend Brunch
7:00AM – Noon, Saturday
7:00 AM – 1:00PM, Sunday

11:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday
Noon – 4:30 PM, Saturday
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM, Sunday


4:30 PM – 11:00 PM, Monday – Sunday
Bar closes at 11:30 PM, Sunday – Thursday
Bar closes at Midnight, Friday & Saturday


Enjoy a new chapter in the history of dining at Crowne Plaza® Albany – The Desmond Hotel at our new restaurant and bar, Mr. D’s featuring a seasonal fireplace,  complimentary WiFi and award-winning menus from veteran Executive Chef Michael St. John, C.E.C.  

Mr. D’s serves a carefully curated modern American menu including long time favorites such as our Skillet breakfasts, Drunken Goat Cheese Salad, Pancetta-Wrapped Shrimp and Desmond Bread Pudding along with new entrées including a Bourbon Bacon Pork Chop and Seafood Bouillabaisse.  The full bar offers a wide selection of local New York State craft beers, fantastic wines and upscale cocktails.  Social Hour is 4:30-6:30 PM daily with small plate specials, and $2 off draft beers, wines by the glass and specialty cocktails.  Our Weekend Brunch menu is offered both Saturday and Sunday featuring delicious items such as Filet Eggs Benedict and Bananas Foster French Toast.

Join us for a relaxing family meal, your next business dinner or a casual weekend brunch  – Mr. D’s is the perfect spot.

Gift Cards

Gift cards to Mr. D’s may be purchased online or in person at the host stand of the restaurant.   


Bread Pudding

Our famous Desmond Bread Pudding is available to order online.  Each dessert serves 8-10 guests and will be packaged in a white Crowne Plaza logo tin.  Note that orders are for pick up only, we are unable to ship at this time.

Want to make our Bread Pudding at home?  Find a copy of the original recipe here including our delicious English custard.

Mr. D’s Photo Gallery

Click any of the images below to open the gallery slideshow.