Wellington's @ The Renaissance Hotel - Albany
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Hudson Valley Duck Breast
butternut squash puree, maitake mushrooms, caramelized fennel, arugula
Sticky Pork Ribs
Asian barbecue sauce, pickled radish, cilantro, toasted peanuts
creamy fontina polenta, spinach, calabrian peppers, red wine demi
Very professional establishment with great service. I ordered the rib eye steak with broccolini and mashed potatoes with the Thai Asian chicken wings as an appetizer. Everything I ordered was amazing
Great food experience. A wonderful Ceasars sald with homemade croutons and a great lemon anchovy dressing. The pork shank was perfectly roasted in a spicy just and creamy polenta. The duck was juicy and cooked just right with a great squash puree. The service was excellent. A quiet atmosphere with great window booths. The wine list is small but has some great choices. Overall a wonderful experience.
Drinks were good...food was tasteless and mediocre.
FOOD WAS REASONABLY PRICED AND GOOD. WE HAD THE BERRYSALAD AND THE DUCK BREAST ENTREE. THE DUCK WAS PERFECT
Always a great spot for business lunch
We stopped in this time prompted by a Split the Bill promotion that the downtown BID was having. Tiffany was our cheerful and attentive server. We started with a nice caesar salad and cubano mac-and-cheese. Entrees we selected tonight were the duck breast and faroe salmon. The view of East Capitol Park and the NYS capitol building itself are always a highlight from most tables. On-street parking is available nearby, free in the evenings. The mayor dropped in while we were there.
The pork shank dinner was one of the best meals I have ever eaten. I'm a foodie and love to eat at restaurants so this is saying something. The pork ribs appetizer was great, too.
Upon arriving, we were brought to our table immediately. We were seated at a table that had a sofa with pillows on one side and chairs on the other. As I arranged my pillows to support my back and do the same for my husband who was just sitting down, we discovered a large empty bottle of Hennessy. We immediately gave it to the staff who didn’t bat an eyelash. We found this highly unacceptable and unsanitary. Clearly, the staff did not clean between seatings. The room was loud, and service was super slow. Our food arrived cold. The bill was astronomical for what we had. We received our bill at the end of our meal - finally - and the waitress disappeared along with the rest of the wait staff. We had do go to the bar to pay. It was a horrible experience. We will not be going again and will discourage anyone we know not to go. What a huge disappointment from our great pre-pandemic experience. Just awful now.
My fiancé and I went for our anniversary. Unfortunately we did not have a great meal. The food was very very VERY bland nothing had any flavor to it not even salt. The kettle chips looked like they had BBQ seasoning on them which we were excited about until we tasted them and had no flavor. The only thing that had flavor between our two meals was the horseradish sour cream. I ordered the steak that for $40 you would assume to be out of this world. I ordered the steak medium and it came out well done. the squash felt like I was eating water it was flavorless. The mashed potato's as well. The presentation was awful. The plate was just filled with steak juice and caused the squash and potatoes to become soggy. My fiancé had the burger that was cooked the way he asked but again had no flavor. TBH we were both scared we had COVID and lost our taste, that how bland everything was The décor was beautiful at this place but that was really the only thing it had going for it.
Great atmosphere but very small portions for the price
Our server was excellent and the food was delicious. We will be back.
Heard amazing reviews about the Wellington and was disappointed by the experience we got on Valentine’s Day. The food was not the best and the ambiance of the restaurant was different, you could tell people around the restaurant were disappointed by the service. Had reservations for 7:15 and didn’t leave until after 9. Was way too long for the appetizer and entrees we ordered.
For the Hudson Valley Duck I received the duck was like warm and the
bed of butternut squash puree and mushrooms was cold.
Wellington's never disappoints. We had the pleasure of Tiffany waiting on us and Ashley assisting from the kitchen. We were glad to see the restaurant open on a Sunday night ... for Valentine's Day. The specials menu was nice, and my wife selected the veal scallopini, while I went with the duck breast off the regular menu. We started with a "W" caesar salad and finished with a flourless chocolate cake. All well-prepared. The pace was a little slow, with a good number of tables seated. One quibble we had was the QR menu ... we are just not that good with our one smartphone and a few disposable printed pages would be appreciated as an alternative. And an observation ... the window seats are so nice, but plates cool off quickly, perhaps they could be over-heated before delivery to the table? Thanks!
Best food we have had in a while! EVERYTHING was delicious. Our waitress was also super sweet!
Overpriced, very mediocre food
Overall a great experience! The food was great and the waitress was very nice. I would love to go back again
The appetizers that we ate were great. The pork was so tender that it just rips off the bone without force. The platters were nice and the champagne was also sweet and delicious. However, when it came to the main course, it was a hit or miss for us. The burger that was ordered was taste and medium-rare as we had asked for it. The ravioli was not that great for me. It's a little bit too heavy for the filling and the wrapping of the ravioli was a bit bland. It's a little pricier but the atmosphere was great. There weren't that many people there due to the pandemic, but we got the window seat and it was a decent view of the empty seats and pretty secluded.
It’s a great fun experience every time and I only been twice.
Due to COVID times the restaurant was not crowded at all and was very quiet. I would imagine if we were not in a pandemic the restaurant would have been quite busy. Our food was delicious and the service was fantastic. We will definitely be going back!
Great food and Drinks. Wonderful host staff. Highly recommend!
It was fine except the bartender working on the 30th had a attitude and gave us the run around like we didnt belong there and we had a reservation
I took my teenage son out for lunch. His favorite food is steak. The entire experience was just lovely
The restaurant is clean and airy. Our steaks were marvelous and our server was accommodating and gracious
Restaurant was not busy,had to go to bar ourself for drinks because it was so slow,table sat empty without water,silverware or bread of any sort. My 60.00$ dry aged steak was not at all what I expected and had a very sloppy plating. Overall,we collectively felt like we had become a late reservation burden. Not teillwd,refilled, return trips
The food was not hot, my entree was overcooked and dry, my husband had the duck breast which wasn’t even the entire breast, it took forever to get our courses. They were very understaffed, only two waitresses that I could see who working their butts off and one runner to help them. The room was at capacity and still felt stark, not really welcoming. The best feature were the drinks, amazing bartender (and we had drinks). Even after telling the server that my food was over cooked and not edible it was not taken off the check like it should have been. I would not return to this restaurant.
On the State and Eagle streets corner, this cute hotel restaurant is a perfect spot for a quick bite or a relaxed meal. We stopped in for dinner shortly after the pandemic re-opening and liked as well as before that necessary closure. Natasha was our cheerful and attentive server. She did not let my coffee cup go cold! We began with a splendid cubano mac and cheese of tender cheesy pasta with shredded pork mixed in. Main dishes for us were the chicken over grits with collards & the salmon over wild rice with berry compote. We expect the crowd to return, and we will too. The corner windows offer a nice ground-level view of downtown Albany, including the stylish capitol.
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.
Wellington's @ The Renaissance Hotel - Albany is rated 4.3 stars by 207 OpenTable diners.
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