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About Wellington's @ The Renaissance Hotel - Albany

A local contemporary dining experience with fresh and healthy options. Conveniently located inside the new Renaissance Hotel, our restaurant features a historical yet modern feel with a spacious restaurant and lounge where you can grab a quick breakfast before you start your day, or relax and enjoy your evening. Wellington's Restaurant will offer much to savor and discover with small plates, contemporary American flare, engaging staff, and crafted libations.

144 State Street
Renaissance Albany Hotel
Albany, NY 12207
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 6:30am - 11:00am
Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Late Night Menu: Monday - Sunday: 10:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Eagle Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(518) 992-2432

Website:
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/albbr-renaissance-albany-hotel/

Entertainment:
Entertainment will be live every Friday night 6pm-9pm

Parking Details:
Validated valet parking is offered for $7.00

Executive Chef:
David Gibson

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Wellington's @ The Renaissance Hotel - Albany Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Healthy (4)
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Great for Brunch (3)
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Hot Spot (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Fun (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Romantic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Authentic (1)
Casual (1)
Cozy (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Loved it ❤️😊Great modern industrial decor, amazing food and mixologist knows his/her stuff... entrance is beautiful whether you go through restaurant or hotel . The hotel & restaurant staff is very friendly. Would definitely recommend this restaurant/hotel.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Nice place, a little loud. Burger over cooked. Good for hotel food. Never left hotel.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 23, 2017

excellent food,very good service.nice ambiance. would go again

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Was a great date night. Service and ambiance were great. Was disappointed with the food though. The donut dessert was stale and the steak and asparagus were wayyy overcooked.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food is incredible. The combinations and specials from the chef are awesome, appetizers great, never disappoints. Service is also good. Miss the bourbon cocktail with the smoked ice cubes.

Tags: Bar Seating, Healthy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on October 24, 2017

It was delightful! Ray, our server, was a delight. The food was delicious and decadent.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

While the food was excellent and one of our better meals this year (we routinely eat in good restaurants), the noise the Renaissance Hotel Corporation actually Marriott calls music is just lots annoying noise. Do not go here for atmosphere or tolerable atmosphere. The sound level is too loud (and we go to lots of various kinds of loud concerts an classic things) and sound computer generated and awful. No taste of any kind. Any type other than graphically gross hip hop would be better. I don't know what cheap accountant picked this tacky station to play with no control being allowed by the individual hotels at all. Non even sound control is programed. I was so annoyed I tried to contact Marriot that evening while waiting on dinner. Sorry the specials we ordered were all great. Don't know how they keep a good chief, staff or clientele with this ridiculous noise

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

The restaurant was nearly empty yet nearby tables had left over drink glasses & sugar wrappers etc. We ordered sparkling water which arrived in the bottles left at our table, no glasses arrived (despite food arriving) until we asked . Beef was good, asparagus was burnt and salty. The lamb was ok The chanterelle mushrooms were flavorless; not recognizable. Salad was fine . Cocktails were good. Our Server wasn't bad ; was cordial just very green.

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·Dined on August 29, 2017

We had a gift certificate and didn't really know what to expect. The service was quick and friendly. The restaurant was clean and the food was tasty. The menu is limited but what they have is excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

An excellent dining experience. Our waiter Salvatore was knowledgeable Anna attentive, the cocktails are exquisite, and the food delicious. I had a pork tenderloin -most tender and wonderful I've ever had - and my wife had and excellent blackened sea bass. We drooled over the hushpuppy and the brussel sprout appetizers.

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

First of all, Albanyans are hella nice and our waitress, Liz was no exception. Lovely venue, with a great vibe and filling food. Great for the semi-bougie lol

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Had a quiet dinner here while staying in the hotel. The food was superbly prepared. The hostess quickly seated us. The server was very attentive throughout the meal. The ambiance was very nice. Wish there was a bit less noise from the bar area. There is no adequate physical separation between the bar and the dining area. Overall, the dining experience was wonderful and we will not hesitate to return when staying in Albany. *

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Unfortunately, I was not able to stay and enjoy the experience as most of the party were allergic to menu items. However, the next time I'm in town I am sure to visit and have a meal and wine.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 23, 2017

The establishment is understaffed, leading to slow service. This is not a reflection on the staff that works there. Over the last couple years the staff members have changed, but the service hasn't.

Tags: Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, People Watching, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 22, 2017

I thought the Ambiance at the Wellington was excellent. We sat in a table next to the window where we could watch people walking around Albany. There are areas that appear more private with a curtain separating tables. The food portions were small, but tasty. The service was a little sparse, as we were seated and then didn't see the waitress for about 10 minutes. Where as a group of business man came in and waitress was right there after they were seated. Beautiful interior and views.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Scenic View, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2017

They no longer have valet parking if you go for dinner. You can park in their garage, but they do not validate parking. You have to pay to park in their garage to eat in their restaurant.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 8, 2017

The food was at excellent temperature and cooked to perfection. Its a good place to people watch.

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Long wait for everything- Not crowded at all, so I'm not sure why it took so long to get drinks? Decent food though.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2017

We enjoy Wellington's when we find ourselves in downtown Albany; it's great for people watching if you happen to be sitting at a table right by the window, which has a great view of lower State Street. We enjoyed munching on the Cheese Board, very creative, and then the HOUSE-MADE RICOTTA GNOCCHI and LOCAL FREE-RANGE CHICKEN, both of which were very good. The service was very good; our needs were met very nicely. We'll be back.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Delicious food. We sat in a booth by a window, which was strangely uncomfortable. Great service, loud after work crowd.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 25, 2017

The lunch was completely satisfactory: nice ambiance, great view, good food, and reliable Internet access.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Perfect sharing menu! Went before a concert at the TU. Great experience.

Tags: Live Music, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Went there twice this month for drinks and dinner before attending a concert. Everything was great .

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Nice modern decor and staff were lovely - friendly and unobtrusive. Food was average. Gnocchi with lobster should be divine. Gnocchi was dry and lobster chewy, so a bit disappointing.

Tags: Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Disabled Access
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Great food -- delicious mussels! Nice wine (Chenin Blanc from South Africa) and affordable pricing. Really enjoyed our time before a concert at Times Union Center.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Two of the three meals had to be returned and the reality is sometime it happens but waiter was unpleasant and didn't explain the dishes available. And walked away prior to receiving the complete order

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Service was not good. At dinner waited for water refills continuously and had to stop them and get their attention. Breakfast we had to ask another waitress for more coffee and water and then also to get our check...really bad

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 10, 2017

I've taken my family and friends to Wellington's for brunch and dinner and everyone is always impressed with the food, the atmosphere and the service. I just took one of my great friends to Wellington's for a catch-up dinner before we went to a concert and we almost skipped the concert because we were having such a great time conversing and sipping wine. I have NEVER felt rushed at Wellingtons - it is an oasis to come and relax with friends and family.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Organic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Outstanding Value, Scenic View, Fun, People Watching, Spicy, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Went there with a party of 6. Waited about 10 minutes to be seated with our reservation. Was seated at 2 3 tops pushed together. There was no other room. Sodas and juice showed up in 5 minutes. It took 30 minutes and 2 waitress requests to get a wine a beer and a cocktail . Meals came out 30 minutes after that. Most entrees were good with some burgers overdone and one way underdone for "medium". Lobster and scallop dishes were good. Overall 3 stars because of slow service.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 10, 2017

I can empathize with the service and training that goes into your hotel restaurant specifically, since I work for this specific brand in another state. But I have to bring attention to this.

The ambience was beautiful, the food was awesome to say the least. My mother and I dined here on a concert event night with an earlier dinner reservation considering the possible crowd and time constraints that were inevitable. I'm reviewing with 4 stars because watching the hustle of Wellingtons it doesn't deserve less per say but the service we specifically received from one person is what brings down an experience. My concern is with our waitress - too long waiting for a greet, with which I never learned her name until hearing her personal conversation with a table nearby that wasn't in her section. I placed an appetizer order immediately, still deciding on drinks when I thought she'd be back in a few minutes to check but we waited until after what seemed to be management had delivered our appetizer (which brings me to note, he personally set up our table for her with share plates, and new silverware for coursing - thank you for looking out for your servers!) When our waitress finally became visible we not only ordered drinks but ordered entrees - she was nice enough to tell us about ticket times on the food orders but with the visibility we had to the bar/rest of the dining area there should not have been a 20 minute wait on 1 glass of wine and 1 four ingredient coupe cocktail. Our entrees showed not even 2 minutes after our drinks. The drawn out waits continued with check presentation and payment. I'm hoping that this could help shine a light on better section control/ staff visibility especially on event evenings... with an awesome menu set up and beautiful place to sit and enjoy company - there should be no problem creating an awesome experience for your guests - and I have to say we just did not leave with the great taste I'm sure Wellington has to offer.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Outstanding Value, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Great food, Great Wine.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 6, 2017

The noise level was very distracting and made the meal less than enjoyable. The food was less than mediocre. My salad wasn't fresh and my chicken entree was only fair. The food was hot and nicely presented but i felt for the overall quality of food that the price was too high.

Tags: Quick Bite
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2017

My third recent visit to Wellington's and they continue to please. Meeting with old friends, we were seated in the curtained banquet area and enjoyed the elegant ambience. Drinks and food were delicious as usual. My friend absolutely loved his rib eye, perfectly cooked, while I have enjoyed the salmon now twice. The band is now at an appropriate volume for dining. Only one minor complaint - very dim lighting made it difficult to read the menu and our request to raise the lighting a bit went unheeded.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 24, 2017

First time at Wellington's. Wanted to checkout the restoration of the historic DeWitt Clinton Hotel where we were married. It was gratifying to see the lobby area with its beautiful murals brought back to life - kudos to Marriott for saving this Albany landmark.

My husband and I tried a variety of the small plates - endive salad, Brussels spouts, ribs and crab cake special. All were delicious. The entire staff was extremely friendly and helpful.

All-in-all, am enjoyable evening. We shall return.

Tags: Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2017

The food was great and awesome decor. Service was slow and not very friendly.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

We are pretty adventurous diners usually but for this special milestone event dinner we wanted a step it up above the usual dinner out. And we were all very pleased with the selection - while menu's not too crazy - strike zone type plates: lamb chops, salmon w/ veg, filet mignon, risotto dish, etc but made interesting w. apps/sides like poutine with duck confit, coconut milk mussels, roasted bruxelles sprouts.. in the end we all had a great time, loved our meals, enjoyed great atmosphere and this even on our new servers 2nd night ever, all went smoothly.

I'll echo the slow bar service. There's an experience gap between bartenders and the drinks they are trying to create...I had to tell them to skip the blowtorch on my "smoked manhattan", I could taste the butane in my first drink...totally unnecessary and yuck.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2017

I met my friend for dinner hoping for a second great meal at Wellington's and they didn't disappoint. Our server was friendly and efficient (thanks, Ray!), and gave us the time we needed along the way. Cocktails were perfect. Food is creative and good all around. Glad to see the live music volume has been dialed down for the space. We'll be back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We had a great experience at Wellington's for NYE 2017. The venue is gorgeous, whether dining or sitting by the bar, the space can appeal to all. We ordered from the NYE pre fixed menu and the prices were great. I am looking forward to returning soon!

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Fun, Live Music, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2016

Staff was very welcoming and professional The decor was outstanding and warm
The atmosphere created was excellent I will share with family and friends waitress was very nicer smd acvominfsti.g

Thank you for pleasant experience.

Tags: Live Music, Great for Brunch, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2016

There is a limited and pricey menu. The food was good but the service was below par. When making the reservation on Open Table, I had asked for, but didn't receive, a window seat (even though there were plenty. My companion and I had asked for separate checks but received only one. She was willing to split it in half even though my companion had a more expensive meal. Furthermore, as it turns out, even though I had checked in with the hostess, stating I had a reservation, giving my name, she didn't bother to check me in for my reservation.

Tags: Bar Seating, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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