When deprived of flavorful sustenance, the mouth will often retaliate by shouting your bank-account number at sporting events or turning every sentence into a high-pitched jingle. Tame an unruly tongue with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of casual American fare at The Pearl Street Pub & Dirty Martini Lounge. The Pearl Street Pub & Dirty Martini Lounge’s menu sates diners with a selection of hearty entrees, sleek salads, and sandwiches. Begin the meal and etiquette lessons for formal beluga whale soirees by picking at the poached shrimp cocktail ($9) before indulging in a layered salad ($6 small, $10 large) such as the eponymous Pearl St. Pub with bacon, egg, and avocado piled on thickets of lettuce and tomato. Sink into a french dip ($8), or scuttle up next to a golden crab-cake sandwich topped with red-pepper-flecked Old Bay mayo ($9). Sweet desserts ($6 each) covertly fashioned by nefarious dental lobbies balance savory meals, and options include lemon-berry mascarpone between two layers of sweet biscuit and berry cake.
Pearl Street Pub’s classic fare complements its elegant, simple setting accented with a wood-paneled bar, warm lighting, and an outdoor patio. Pre- or post-meal, join in on one of the pub’s weekly events, which include comedy nights, trivia nights, and happy hours featuring live bands.
1 Steuben Pl.
Albany, New York 12207