Wellington's @ The Renaissance Hotel - Albany
Great spot for dinner prior to a show at the Times Union Center. Walkable from the lot
great service by Natasha, however the menu ( late lunch) for a that Saturday was very limited but food was excellent at a very reasonable price , great ambiance too
The music added to the ambiance. The food was delicious and the dessert was amazing!
While the food was good, it was missing something and not quite hot enough. The temperature might be due to the terrible service. Only about 1/3 of the tables were full and it took at least 20 mins to get just drinks. Not worth the money due to the service which is a shame. Beautiful room
Food was delicious and well portioned. Waitress was warm, welcoming, familiar with the menu and attentive. Atmosphere was a bit cold and “hotel restaurant” feeling.
Not certain of recommendation based on brunch meal
Would not recommend at all. Food was overpriced and tasted awful. The balsamic reduction on my dish was burnt and the used it anyway. It was super bright, super loud, and freezing in there. They were also very understaffed. The man running food had a wool trench coat on. It’s like they pulled a guy from the valet to help run food, however it was suiting for the temperature in there
Very good meal...restaurant was crowded so service could have been more attentive.
Over the Top! We enjoyed everything about The Renaissance food, drinks, and service last night! We will be back.
A little too loud. Limited menu. Mediocre.
Great for a business or personal meal. Don't be in a rush unless you tell your server - it can be a little relaxed. The food is good and the drink selections are unique. I'd dine here again.
It was perfect for a quiet birthday celebration!
Food is excellent, but they seemed understaffed. Our water glasses were never refilled!
Everything was mediocre.
Overpriced and the food was average.
Fine but noise from the bar was energetic. Food fine. Service fine.
One of the best strip steaks we have ever had! Great side dishes! Very impressed with the food quality
Dear YaelS, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. I am happy to hear that you were very impressed with your dinner and even happier to hear that it was one of the best steaks you've ever had! Your compliments are greatly appreciated and will be shared with the Executive Chef. Thank you for choosing Wellington's. We hope to see you again in the near future. Shavette Driver, Restaurant General Manager
My daughter admitted to the NY Bar
Brunch was great. Not an all out pig out like most but thoughtfully selected and prepared items like oatmeal pancakes and lobster Benedict.
We have been here 3 times, always coming away very happy. This time it was for my wife’s birthday. Our server, Natasha, was superb, going out of her way to make the experience extra special.
So fun! Came here before the John Mayer concert and had the Hip Hop Anonymous tequila cocktail, the fried oysters, and the farro salad with salmon. Highly recommend all of the above. Delicious!
Dear MaggieW, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We’re so glad you had a good experience and we appreciate your recommendation! If you like tequila, next time you’re here, you should try our "This is the End" cocktail ft. El Coyote Sotol Chihuahua. It’s one of our newer offerings. We hope to see you again soon! Shavette Driver Restaurant Manager
Beautiful location, but waitress was so rude from the minute we sat down, thought we were ordering too much, forgot half our drinks, messed up one of the meal orders, delivered our food and left us without silverware. Lousy experience. Food was mediocre. Edible, but nothing to rush back for. Too bad, this place could be great, but would have to start by hiring competent, friendly waitstaff.
Dear Anonymous, Thank you for providing feedback. I am truly sorry that we dropped the ball in regards to service and your meal. Providing great service and delicious food will always be a top priority here at Wellington's. Your feedback helps us continue to get better. If you would like to further discuss this issue please feel free to contact me directly at 518-992-2470 as it would be my pleasure to assist you. Shavette Driver, Restaurant Manager
My husband and I had dinner here on June 20, 2019. It was our first visit.
We found the food to be excellently prepared and very tasty. We split a Caesar salad: half was ample for each of us. We each ordered the lamb...done to our liking...medium and medium rare with amazing honey lavender sauce with fingerling potatoes and mushrooms. We shared the churro for dessert...yum!
We found the service to be very poor for an establishment such as this. 1. My husband ordered an Irish beer, came in a can, the waitress poured it in the glass for him and left the empty can on the table for the whole meal. 2. We used the forks for our salad, and they were taken away with salad. The entree came...no forks...we had to tag another waiter to get us forks and sharper knives for the lamb (Our waitress was chatting with others by the hostess desk) 3. Dessert, Churro comes...with ice cream...no spoons! Again we had to ask for spoons. 4. Yes, once finished eating, we sat and had to ask for the bill.
The restaurant and our waitress (Rami?) wasn’t that busy to ignore the needs of us, their customers. I personally think it is lack of management to adequately train their staff to be aware of the needs of their patrons.
Dear JanA, I appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. I am happy to hear that you were pleased with your meal. However, I sincerely apologize for the lack of service you received. We set a high standard for ourselves, and I am so sorry to hear this was not met during your time with us. If you would like to further discuss this issue please feel free to contact me directly at 518-992-2470 as it would be my pleasure to assist. Shavette Driver, Restaurant Manager
Service and food was very good. We would come back.
Dear TomB, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us so much that you're willing to come back. Please come back soon and try our new menu offerings. We can't wait to see you again! Shavette Driver, Restaurant Manager
Wonderful service, creative menu and wonderful atmosphere
Dear Anonymous, Thank you for providing this wonderful review about your experience with us. We truly appreciate it. We hope that you come back and visit us soon! Shavette Driver, Restaurant Manager
Excellent evening, staff at the bar were top notch, moved to the restaurant and our waiter fun and informative. All four of our meals were exceptional, could not have asked for a better way to celebrate an occasion.
PS. I hardly ever fill out reviews but this was that good.
Dear ThomasL, I see that you usually don't leave reviews so it means a lot to us that you took the time to provide feedback. We are thankful for your compliments and we hope to see you again in the future. Sincerely, Shavette Driver Restaurant Manager
What a great Mother’s Day Brunch we had at Wellington’s! We all enjoyed our food, I especially loved the avocado toast. The drinks were delicious, both the coco cocktail and the blood orange mimosa were unbelievable. Would highly recommend.
Dear MichelleP, Thank you for reviewing Wellington's. I am elated to hear that you had a great time especially on a special day like Mother's Day. We appreciate your recommendation and we hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Shavette Driver Restaurant Manager
This was our second time there for dinner before a concert at Times Union. Our first experience was much better than this one. Food was good but service unbelievably slow causing us to miss the opening performer at the concert.
Dear Robert, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. I am sorry to hear that your second dining experience did not hold up to your expectations. We hope to have the opportunity to better service you in the future. Sincerely, Shavette Driver Restaurant Manager
We started with shareable appetizers for a group of 5. Then ordered dinner with many great options on the menu. A few even ordered the special. Plates were the correct size without over filling.
A must stop in downtown Albany.
Dear Katrine, Thank you for taking the time to share these kinds words about your experience at Wellington's. We appreciate your feedback. Sincerely, Shavette Driver Restaurant Manager
Good food and service. Lively bar scene adjacent to dining so can be a bit noisy. Nice central hotel location.
This was not my first time dining at Wellington's, and the experience is always fantastic. The service is excellent and the food is delicious. I've never had a bad meal or experience. Highly recommend.
Dear CourtneyB, Thank you for sharing feedback. I am truly happy to hear that you always have a fantastic time when dining with us. We also thank you for your recommendation. We look forward to making you just as happy on your next visit. Sincerely, Shavette Driver Restaurant Manager
Nice casual atmosphere. We were early and it was dining out week so we enjoyed the 3 course special. Well worth it. Great for pre-Egg shows.
Dear Susan63, Thank you for providing feedback. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere as well as our menu offerings before your show. We hope to see you again in the near future. Sincerely, Shavette Driver Restaurant Manager
We visited Wellington’s during downtown Albany restaurant week. Our dining experience was exquisite. The service from Javier was wonderful. He was attentive and kind and always asked us how we were doing and if there was anything we needed! I had the baby arugula and watercress salad, which was a fresh and delicious appetizer and the crispy rainbow trout. The fish was lovely— a sprinkling of sea salt on a perfectly cooked filet, roasted potatoes, all atop a sweet and creamy pea purée which brought the dish together. My date had the short rib ragú (I think it was ragú) and the meat was cooked to perfection. The first two courses were wonderful and the meal ended on a fantastic note with our desserts. My flourless chocolate cake was decadent, rich and delicious. My date had the cider belly doughnut upside-down cake which was DELIGHTFUL. In each bite of the upside down cake had a symphony of tastes— both distinctly delicious cider doughnut and juicy pineapple. Thank you so much for an fantastic dining experience :)
Dear Anonymous, We appreciate you taking the time to provide a very detailed review about your experience with us. Your kind words are a pleasure to read. I will be sure to share your compliments to the Chef. We hope that you will visit us again soon. Sincerely, Shavette Driver Restaurant Manager
Went here for restaurant week and was extremely pleased with everything. Service, cocktails and food were spot on. Definitely going back to try out the regular menu!
Dear AmandaA, Thank you for taking the time to review Wellington's. I am happy to hear that you experienced great service and enjoyed our menu offerings. We would love for you to come back and give our regular menu a try. We hope to see you soon. Sincerely, Shavette Driver Restaurant Manager
We went for restaurant week. The menu was limited, but we both made selections that we would enjoy. We ordered drinks and they were served within a reasonable time. We waited a long time for appetizers, then she brought my husband the wrong one. She dropped it on the table and took off before w could tell her. My husband got up with it and chased her. The correct appetizer was brought out promptly. Our main courses also took some time. Again with dessert, my huband was served the wrong selection. The service overall appeared chaotic.
Dear LorraineM, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. I am sorry to hear that the service you received fell short of your expectations. We intend to provide efficient service at all times. I will be sure to share your review with the appropriate staff to prevent mishaps in the future. We hope to have the opportunity to better your experience in the future. Sincerely, Shavette Driver Restaurant Manager
We had the $25 appetizer / entrée / dessert special - great deal - looking forward to trying something from the regular menu next time.
Dear DougD, Thank you for providing feedback about your experience during restaurant week. I am excited to hear that you are interested in joining us for dinner again. We look forward to seeing you soon. Sincerely, Shavette Driver Restaurant Manager
Sal was our waiter. He had a vast knowledge of the wine list and menu and guided us in the right direction.
We loved it!
Dear Sami, Thank you for taking the time to review Wellington's. We appreciate your kind words in regards to service. We will be sharing your review with Sal. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Shavette Driver Restaurant Manager
Great restaurant! Good food, drinks were perfect, staff was friendly and efficient, atmosphere felt more NYC than Albany. I would go here again for dinner. Also a great place to go for drinks before or after a show in Albany. Within walking distance to the Egg and the Times Union Center (or whatever they call it this year). Parking isn’t great in that area but you can uses their garage, but be prepared to pay, we paid $21 for three hours, felt safe and it was easy access so it was worth it
Dear LisaS, Thank you for providing feedback. I am delighted to hear that you truly enjoyed the food, drinks, service and atmosphere. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Shavette Driver Restaurant Manager
Great food and great service! Very cool place to go before attending a concert at The Egg.
Dear Anonymous, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here before attending your concert. We hope to see you again in the near future. Sincerely, Shavette Driver Restaurant Manager
Did not realize the “restaurant” is a lounge. The tables were ridiculous - big lazy Susan’s- who wants to eat holding onto the table? Chairs were uncomfortable and the arms were so high it made for an awkward dining experience- not to mention terrible service and problems getting our cocktails.
Dear Anonymous, Thank you for taking the time to review Wellington's. I apologize for the lack of service and discomfort you experienced during your visit. If you would like to further discuss this matter please contact me directly at 518-992-2470 as it would be my pleasure to assist. We hope to have the opportunity to better service you in the future. Sincerely, Shavette Driver Restaurant Manager
Everything was top notch from check in to check out.
Dear janefran, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. I am delighted to hear that you truly enjoyed your time with us here at the Renaissance. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Shavette Driver Restaurant Manager
Wellington's @ The Renaissance Hotel - Albany is rated 4.4 stars by 181 OpenTable diners.
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