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Contemporary American Dinner Cuisine at Scrimshaw at The Desmond (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Scrimshaw at The Desmond

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Market-fresh strawberry grouper and filet mignon paired with award-winning wines

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Expires 120 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Phone reservation required; Open Table reservations are not accepted. Dine-in only. Alcohol is not discounted more than 50%. Merchant is solely responsible for all sales and delivery of alcohol. Must provide 21+ ID to receive alcoholic beverages. Not valid on Thanksgiving. Not valid at Scrimshaw Tavern & Simpson's. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $35 for $70 worth of contemporary American dinner cuisine for two or more
  • $70 for $140 worth of contemporary American dinner cuisine for four or more
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Scrimshaw at The Desmond

A stroll through The Desmond is like a stroll into an earlier era. The hotel's many pathways meet at the fountain of an interior courtyard, where brick facades and windows recall an 18th-century town square. Follow any of these pathways, and you'll likely stumble upon artworks from the 1700s, hand-carved decorations, and crackling fireplaces.

In contrast, at Scrimshaw, the hotel restaurant, the food is fresh and modern, thanks to executive chef Michael St. John, who continually revises the restaurant's menu of contemporary American plates. He and makes monthly adjustments to market-fresh seafood dishes such as pancetta-wrapped halibut and grilled lobster tail, alongside traditional favorites such as prime rib and sole en papillote. The waitstaff prepares fresh caesar salads at the table's edge, allowing diners to get up close to the kitchen work. Other menu mainstays range from sole en papillote to pork chops with anjou pear chutney over green apple butter.

Such dinners have earned Scrimshaw an AAA Four Diamond rating for four consecutive years. The drinks are likewise acclaimed, as the wine list holds a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for its assortment of reds, whites, and champagnes. These, along with the oak-aged sherry sprinkled over the lobster bisque, echo and embody the hotel's overarching theme of aged sophistication.


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87% of 269 customers recommend

  • “The pianist was excellent, definitely worth the experience!”

  • “The Scrimshaw is one of the best / finest places for dining in the capital district.”

  • “The service was excellent. Everyone was very nice and the food was delicious”

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    Scrimshaw at The Desmond

    660 Albany Shaker Rd.

    Albany, NY 12211

    +15188698100

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