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This restaurant was inspired by author J.P. Donleavy’s modern classic, The Ginger Man. The picaresque work tells the story of a young American studying at Ireland’s venerable Trinity College. The main character, Sebastian is dogged by vices of his own infatuation. And the book curates all of his charming misadventures with a brash honesty; one seldom seen in post World War II literature. Subsequently, upon publication, the book was initially banned in the United States and Ireland. For proprietors Michael and Pat Byron the novel represents the ideals of progressive society. Over the past thirty years, at this namesake restaurant, the City of Albany has experienced how The Byron’s translates J.P. Donleavy’s forward-thinking posture into the very best of food and wine and how we should all dare to eat…

Welcome to The Ginger Man

Welcome to The Ginger Man

The Ginger Man boasts a large hand selected assortment of wines from around the world.  We also feature NY state offerings in every varietal.  Keeping in trend with Organic, Sustainable, Biodymanic offerings, the Ginger Man has something for every palate and price.  We offer 18 global drafts with different craft and classic stylings from New York to Belgium. All meat and seafood and purchased whole and butchered in house, with every aspect of the animal used.  Local meats, poultry and cheeses are purchased on a local level as much as possible.  Gluten free menu and vegetarian options are taken into serious consideration and kept specialized.

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Reserve a Table

Reserve a Table

The Ginger Man does take Reservations! If you would like to make a reservation for our live music events, wine classes, or just a casual dining experience please call 518-427-5963 today. We can accomodate large parties.

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Our Menu

Our Menu

The Ginger Man offers a Lunch, Dinner, and Gluten Free Menu.  We have something for every palate.  All seafood and meat is butchered in house and purchased whole.  We purchase local as much as possible.  We have many vegetarian options and are able to specialize items for food allergies.  We offer daily specials that you can view along with our everyday menu items on Instagram at the hashtag #albanygingermanmenu and #albanygingerman

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