The Hollow Bar Kitchen

The Hollow Bar Kitchen

Description Founded in 2013, The Hollow Bar + Kitchen is family-owned and operated by Michael and Dora Philip. The Hollow is a unique addition to downtown Albany as it is a 4-star restaurant, craft beer bar and a recognized live music venue attracting national, regional and local acts. The Hollow was chosen as one of Hudson Valley Magazine’s ’20 Hidden Hudson Valley Landmarks’ and has received other notable accolades such as ‘Best New Club’ for Metroland’s ‘Best of 2014’ list. The Hollow has also earned the no. 2 Spot after the iconic Saratoga Performing Arts Center, for ‘Best Live Music Venue in the Capital Region’ in Metroland’s 2014 Reader’s Poll. The Hollow is committed to creating its dishes with fresh, local ingredients and reinventing tried and true classics with unexpected twists. The bar program involves rotating its 24 taps continuously, curating an interesting, accessible wine list and creating seasonal, handmade Signature Jar Drinks. The Hollow’s Special Events team is adept at coordinating and executing rehearsal dinners, showers, corporate functions, fundraisers, lunch and dinner parties. In the warmer months, The Hollow opens its sidewalk cafe bordered with boxwoods and is a great spot to have dinner pre-show or to watch the hustle and bustle of historic downtown Albany. The Hollow Bar + Kitchen is located next door to Capital Repertory Theatre at 79 North Pearl Street in Albany, NY.
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The Hollow Bar Kitchen

Founded in 2013, The Hollow Bar + Kitchen is family-owned and operated by Michael and Dora Philip. The Hollow is a unique addition to downtown Albany as it is a 4-star restaurant, craft beer bar and a recognized live music venue attracting national, regional and local acts. The Hollow was chosen as one of Hudson Valley Magazine’s ’20 Hidden Hudson Valley Landmarks’ and has received other notable accolades such as ‘Best New Club’ for Metroland’s ‘Best of 2014’ list. The Hollow has also earned the no. 2 Spot after the iconic Saratoga Performing Arts Center, for ‘Best Live Music Venue in the Capital Region’ in Metroland’s 2014 Reader’s Poll. The Hollow is committed to creating its dishes with fresh, local ingredients and reinventing tried and true classics with unexpected twists. The bar program involves rotating its 24 taps continuously, curating an interesting, accessible wine list and creating seasonal, handmade Signature Jar Drinks. The Hollow’s Special Events team is adept at coordinating and executing rehearsal dinners, showers, corporate functions, fundraisers, lunch and dinner parties. In the warmer months, The Hollow opens its sidewalk cafe bordered with boxwoods and is a great spot to have dinner pre-show or to watch the hustle and bustle of historic downtown Albany. The Hollow Bar + Kitchen is located next door to Capital Repertory Theatre at 79 North Pearl Street in Albany, NY.
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The Hollow Bar Kitchen

The Hollow Bar + Kitchen is Albany’s premier spot for contemporary American cuisine highlighting local ingredients. It is a laid-back and charming eatery. Inventive starter plates, such as the heirloom carrot plate with avocado and oranges and the olive plate with whole wheat baguette, are excellent and sharable appetizers. Some of The Hollow Bar + Kitchen signature entrees include the eggplant stack with tomato sauce, pesto and a trio of cheeses, the blackened ahi tuna with bourbon cream sauce and the ribeye with avocado-chili compound butter. Fantastic sandwiches, such as the vegan French dip made of roasted mushrooms and sautéed onions and the Hollow burger, topped with fried egg and habanero ketchup, speak to The Hollow Bar + Kitchen ability to feed all diners well. The Hollow Bar + Kitchen also has live music on the weekends, nightly happy hour specials and hosts private events for diners’ special occasions.
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The Hollow Bar Kitchen

The Hollow Bar + Kitchen is Albany’s premier spot for contemporary American cuisine highlighting local ingredients. It is a laid-back and charming eatery. Inventive starter plates, such as the heirloom carrot plate with avocado and oranges and the olive plate with whole wheat baguette, are excellent and sharable appetizers. Some of The Hollow Bar + Kitchen signature entrees include the eggplant stack with tomato sauce, pesto and a trio of cheeses, the blackened ahi tuna with bourbon cream sauce and the ribeye with avocado-chili compound butter. Fantastic sandwiches, such as the vegan French dip made of roasted mushrooms and sautéed onions and the Hollow burger, topped with fried egg and habanero ketchup, speak to The Hollow Bar + Kitchen ability to feed all diners well.
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The Hollow Bar Kitchen

SchdyJ (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2014First became aware of The Hollow when I took my daughter to a concert there. The place looked interesting, and I figured I would try their food some time, based on reviews I had read. Had New Year's Eve dinner in the restaurant and drinks in the bar afterward. The food was very good, but it was not the normal fare, given that it was an NYE special. The service was excellent, very attentive and accommodating. The bar scene was great as well. There was a wide variety of age groups at the bar; very welcoming. We will definitely eat at The Hollow in the near future, and in fact, are already planning to do so. I would like to try their normal menu. I have already recommended The Hollow to friends and look forward to my next dinner and drinks there.Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar SceneWas this review useful to you?Yes·No·Reportfood4ambience4service5
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The Hollow Bar Kitchen

SchdyJ (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2014First became aware of The Hollow when I took my daughter to a concert there. The place looked interesting, and I figured I would try their food some time, based on reviews I had read. Had New Year's Eve dinner in the restaurant and drinks in the bar afterward. The food was very good, but it was not the normal fare, given that it was an NYE special. The service was excellent, very attentive and accommodating. The bar scene was great as well. There was a wide variety of age groups at the bar; very welcoming. We will definitely eat at The Hollow in the near future, and in fact, are already planning to do so. I would like to try their normal menu. I have already recommended The Hollow to friends and look forward to my next dinner and drinks there.Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar SceneWas this review useful to you?Yes·No·Report
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The Hollow Bar Kitchen

SchdyJ (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2014First became aware of The Hollow when I took my daughter to a concert there. The place looked interesting, and I figured I would try their food some time, based on reviews I had read. Had New Year's Eve dinner in the restaurant and drinks in the bar afterward. The food was very good, but it was not the normal fare, given that it was an NYE special. The service was excellent, very attentive and accommodating. The bar scene was great as well. There was a wide variety of age groups at the bar; very welcoming. We will definitely eat at The Hollow in the near future, and in fact, are already planning to do so. I would like to try their normal menu. I have already recommended The Hollow to friends and look forward to my next dinner and drinks there.Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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The Hollow Bar Kitchen

First became aware of The Hollow when I took my daughter to a concert there. The place looked interesting, and I figured I would try their food some time, based on reviews I had read. Had New Year's Eve dinner in the restaurant and drinks in the bar afterward. The food was very good, but it was not the normal fare, given that it was an NYE special. The service was excellent, very attentive and accommodating. The bar scene was great as well. There was a wide variety of age groups at the bar; very welcoming. We will definitely eat at The Hollow in the near future, and in fact, are already planning to do so. I would like to try their normal menu. I have already recommended The Hollow to friends and look forward to my next dinner and drinks there.
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vipBobby (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2014The seating area at The Hollow can be a bit noisy because of the popularity of the bar, but don't let that keep you way. The menu is daring in its simplicity, from appetizers and sandwiches, to soups and salads, and of the nicely-constructed entrees. All are fresh and delicious. Try the chili over potato, or the tilapia sandwich, or the mahi plate. Abi with the oh-so-cool eyeglasses was our server. Her soft voice and frequent but unobtrusive stops at our table made for a very pleasant dining experience. Chef Henry Ciccone came out of the kitchen to ask how we enjoyed our meals. He even thanked my wife for ordering one of the specials, in this case pasta with shrimp. We continue to like the funky atmosphere and the menu. We'll be back soon!Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar SceneWas this review useful to you?Yes·No·Reportfood4ambience3service4