Scrimshaw at The Desmond

Colonie

260 Ratings

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In a Nutshell

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the upscale hotel, couples begin a special four-course meal with a champagne toast

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Promotional value expires Nov 30, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Must provide 21+ ID to receive alcoholic beverages. Alcohol is not discounted more than 50%. Reservation required. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. OpenTable reservations not accepted. Not valid on Thanksgiving. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

$100 for a 40th anniversary special four-course prix fixe meal for two ($150 value)

  • Two glasses of champagne to begin with a toast
  • Choice of lobster bisque or harvest bisque
  • Scrimshaw salad
  • Two entrees (chateaubriand for two, salmon foie gras, or chicken Veronique)
  • Two desserts (duo of chocolate polenta torte and petite strawberry napoleon)

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.

Customer Reviews

260 Ratings

The service was excellent. Everyone was very nice and the food was delicious
Cathy D. · December 14, 2014
The pianist was excellent, definitely worth the experience!
Karen H. · November 30, 2014
It has always been our "special occasion" place to go. Food is delicious and a great salad comes with the meal. Lovely atmosphere and the ladies get a fresh rose. We were given a 15% off coupon. Will definitely be going back.
Nancy K. · November 30, 2014
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    660 Albany Shaker Rd.

    Albany, NY 12211

    +15188698100

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