Award-winning food.  Professional service. Dine at The Desmond.

PLEASE NOTE:  The Tavern is open for indoor dining Tuesday through Saturday, 5PM to 9:30PM for dinner and cocktails.  Due to our ongoing renovations in the original bar area and Simpson’s, we will be temporarily serving in our beautiful indoor Fort Orange courtyard. Reservations are preferred, and can be made by calling 518-869-8100.  


For 45 years The Desmond has been a leader in Albany restaurants, providing outstanding dining to both local residents and hotel guests.  From our English-style pub The Tavern, to the casual atmosphere of Simpson’s – dining at The Desmond is always a delicious and memorable experience, with award-winning food and service from our culinary and waitstaff teams.

We are proud to have received many culinary awards over the years including the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in Simpson’s since 2013, the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, the AAA Four Diamond award, the American Culinary Federation award and the 2018 OpenTable Diners’ Choice award.

Desmond Bread Pudding
Our Bread Pudding is a guest favorite, so many people have asked for the recipe that we decided to share it with you!
Desmond Bread Pudding Recipe

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