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Anyone dine at Scrimshaw recently? (Albany)

PSZaas Jul 13, 2012 04:08 AM

Scrimshaw (at the Desmond in Albany) hasn't been mentioned here since '07, so far as I can tell. Can anyone describe recent experience there? Thanks.

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  1. jaylhorner RE: PSZaas Jul 13, 2012 05:23 AM

    Mediocre... not rushing back!

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      PSZaas RE: jaylhorner Jul 13, 2012 02:41 PM

      How long ago? Mediocre in food or in service or both? Do you remember what you ordered? Thanks.

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        jaylhorner RE: PSZaas Jul 13, 2012 02:52 PM

        Clams casino and an osso bucco special. Both blah. Service fair to poor. Ambiance good.

    2. financialdistrictresident RE: PSZaas Jul 14, 2012 04:04 AM

      I've been a few times for meetings in the past 2 years. Standard banquet fare, well prepared. Better than the Century House. Now that Mazzone is running the catering for Hilton Garden in Clifton Park I anticipate more meetings there.

      Not a place I'd be in a hurry to head to for dinner.

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        PSZaas RE: financialdistrictresident Jul 14, 2012 05:43 AM

        Thanks. I'll cross it off my list.

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          financialdistrictresident RE: PSZaas Jul 14, 2012 06:15 AM

          Didn't their chef receive some recognition recently?

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            Roger K RE: financialdistrictresident Jul 14, 2012 09:14 AM

            FDR, possibly you are recalling Scrimshaw's recent Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator?
            http://blog.timesunion.com/tablehoppi...

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