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Wellington's @ The Renaissance Hotel - Albany

4.3
4.3
242 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Wed 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 8:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–5:00 pm Bar Mon, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (518) 992-2432

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Benjamin Stewart

  • Neighborhood

    Albany

  • Cross street

    Eagle Street

  • Parking details

    Validated parking is offered for $6.00 for the first hour and $5.00 for each additional hour. The maximum charge is $25.00. Street parking is also available.

  • Additional

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

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What 242 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Upstate New York

    Hot Spot

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  1. c

    chrisb

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I was very pleased with everything. I would go back again without question.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation lunch, it was great!
  3. MC

    MeighanC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    This was our 2nd visit. The chicken wings & ribs are awesome. Salads good too - but both times drinks were slow coming out as was food. Both servers were attentive but again, kitchen and bar were slow. Both times we have given ourselves an hour and a half before a show at the Egg (perfect location) and both times ended up rushing at the end. Plan on two hours - I think the food and location are worth it if you are going to the Egg to MVP Arena - just plan ahead to be there two hours if it's a Friday or Saturday night.
  4. MW

    MorganW

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Portion sizes were very small but overall the vibe was good, the food was good, and the service was also good. The restaurant itself is very beautiful inside.
  5. MC

    MeighanC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food was excellent but the noise level was too high. While they were understaffed our food came out quickly, as did our drinks, it was just hard to get the waiters attention, but when we did he got food and drinks to us quickly. Tables against the interior wall and windows are nice, tables in the middle of the room are stark, uncomfortable and impersonal. We were able to switch from an interior table to an outside table with club chairs and a couch easily. Cesar salad, wings and ribs were very, very good. Homemade chips and dip for $1.99 helped keep hunger at bay while we looked at the menu.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I heard good things about this place but was not impressed. I actually was upset because I could’ve went to Applebee’s and got better quality food. Poor service and even poorer food. 1/10. Cheers
  7. G

    lucyG

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Wellington provided my sister and I two wonderful dining experiences. We ate there the day we arrived and had Brett as our waiter. He was very attentive and an asset to your wait staff. Our Friday night experience was also outstanding. Alana was our server. The restaurant was packed, but she was very calm and attentive. She is definitely an asset to your wait staff. Thank you for wonderful dining experiences.
  8. AM

    AMood

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. Wonderful staff. Excellent food.
  9. JD

    JohnD

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    We enjoyed the flavor and quality of our 2 entree's - The 8 oz filet mignon and the mushroom ravioli, but the it took a long time to get our food (the restaurant wasn't overly busy) so the food arrived at our table not as hot as it should have been- like it sat in the kitchen way too long. Also we also ordered 2 cosmopolitan martini cocktails and the glasses were not as full as they normally are. Looks like the bartender miss calculated mixing them, but we begrudgingly didn't say anything and made the best out of the $11 per cocktail fee. As a result we didn't order a second round. We had to ask the wait staff to have our water glasses refilled- normally at a higher end restaurant like Wellington's stuff like this shouldn't happen, but it did. No bread for the table (always a nice touch) yet prices are sky high. I'm really not pleased or impressed, too bad because we enjoyed the Renaissance Albany Hotel very much but we won't return because Wellington's doesn't cut it.
  10. LK

    LauK

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Appetizers were great. Dinners came out cold, and one without sauce on it. When brought to server attention, it was taken off the table to the hostess stand then back, very odd. Server was very nice, but very inexperienced/poorly trained for this type of restaurant.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Appetizers were excellent, entrees were overcooked and service was slow
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Brett was amazing at making drink and food recommendations- it was a great little start to our date night
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious! Waitress was amazing!
  14. AM

    AllisonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and atmosphere were so good and relaxing, the prices were fair and our waiter so was so kind. Definitely going back again soon
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious, staff was attentive without hovering and they made sure to reserve a wonderful table for us. Another great experience at Wellington’s!
  16. C

    Cpgranados

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This a great restaurant to be seen and for cocktails with friends. The food is consistently good. For appetizers we had wings and Brussels sprouts—both tasty and good portions to share. I had the salmon and the portion is excellent and cooked to perfection. The only issue is they close early and service is not robust. We had to ask for water three times before they refilled glass. I gave them 5 stars because the service did her best.
  17. MN

    MarkN

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    I took our family here for a "fancy" New Year's Eve dinner at the request of my two young boys. While the restaurant itself looked nice, everything else was atrocious. We reviewed the website before coming and everything indicated that their regular menu would be used, however, upon arrival we learned that there was an abbreviated event menu. No way of knowing ahead of time. The choices were limited and not very appealing. Our waiter was very disengaged and took an exorbitant amount of time just to bring us bread. When we reminded him for a 3rd time after 20 minutes of waiting, he was quite short and snippy. Our appetizers (shrimp cocktail and samosas) were average at best. Shrimp were small and only 3 to a serving and the samosas were like heated snacks from Trader Joe's. Both my wife and I ordered the flat iron steak with truffle mashed potatoes. Truffle flavor was overpowering and I'm still waiting on the steak knife I asked for to saw through the tough meat. Kids had grilled cheese and chicken tenders and they were just plain awful. Soggy grilled cheese and dry chicken. Dessert was no different. My wife's creme brulee was gummy and my turtle cheese cake was dry. Service was slow, inconsistent, and unapologetic for it. Other parties who arrive after us received food before us while we were essentially ignored. Super disappointed as we attended a wedding in the adjacent Renaissance Hotel and were very happy with the food and service there. A very poor experience and disappointing as it was the first New Year's dinner that we have brought our 7 and 9 year old to. To quote my 9 year old "this was really bad"
  18. K

    Kara

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was amazing.
  19. B

    Bobby

    New York Area

    190 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    190 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Wellington's in the Albany NY Renaissance Hotel is always a treat. A tiny bit busy, and perhaps understaffed, New Year's Eve was a pleasant experience. We started with a Shrimp cocktail and Charred brussels sprouts. We selected the Scallops with lobster risotto and the Faroe Island salmon as entrées. The Chocolate flourless cake was an outstanding dessert. Service was a bit slow, but who is in a hurry on New Year's Eve? One of our favorite walkable restaurants downtown, we already look forward to our return in 2022. Happy New Year!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding experience! Food was incredible!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We continue to really enjoy our experience at the Wellington. Nice atmosphere, great service, food is terrific and the overall vibe is great. Excellent for a special occasion or a weeknight out.
  22. VT

    VTCyn

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our party of two enjoyed sharing the roasted brussel sprouts, and two of the dinner salads. Which were delicious, presented well, and the service was perfect.
  23. JE

    JamieE

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Natasha was OUTSTANDING! The specials were delicious!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and atmosphere was outstanding! We will definitely dine here again!
  25. N

    Nickenzie59

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A pleasant surprise before an evening show at Capital Rep...menu was interesting and well prepared. Service spot on. Enjoyed a tucked away window table.
  26. MF

    MichaelF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and atmosphere was welcoming. Don't miss it.
  27. SC

    SusanC

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at Wellingtons was outstanding. I had the cod/shrimp dish and it was excellent, Flavorful and a nice size. My husband had the beef shank special and was very pleased. Our server was friendly and informative. The space is beautiful. We had a reservation and were seated at the bar. I think the dining room may have been closed due to lack of staff. There was a wedding that night and perhaps they were diverted. The bar area was nice but the dining room looks gorgeous - sorry to have missed that.
  28. N

    Nonickname

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The staff was lovely and very accommodating. Examples included when my friend and I asked to change tables, and when ordering and sharing dishes, the order was put in to split in the kitchen so my friend and I didn't have to do ourselves. What we ordered - berry salad, mushroom ravioli, and Brussel sprouts were all delicious and portions were very generous. A bonus was a great location for having a great dinner before going to a show at The Egg.
  29. LA

    LauraAO

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was good, not bad for a hotel restaurant. Our server wasn't particularly engaging which is too bad since for us that's what makes a dining experience even better. We were disappointed that the restaurant wasn't open for breakfast since the menu looked pretty good, but it's Covid times so maybe next time.
  30. OU

    OmarU

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently one of the best places to go for Lunch, Dinner or drinks in Albany NY. This time my business lunch was timed perfectly with excellent service and wonderful food. Tiffany went above and beyond to make sure our lunch meeting was perfect and even made a reservation for later for dinner. I will always recommend Wellington's and will return on my next trip to Albany. Be sure to visit the bar for a craft cocktail. Katie and Kim are as incredible as ever.
  31. V

    Viperion

    New England

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Nice place and good service. The dish I ordered said it had Truffles and came with none. Food could be better.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Food was not good.
  33. BU

    BobU

    New York Area

    123 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    123 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very very good food & service!
  34. D

    David

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2021

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Good food, loud place.
  35. WG

    WendyG

    Miami

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We were staying guest at the hotel and struggled to get a reservation at a reasonable time. We hoped the restaurant was going to be great since there are not many fine dinning options in the area. Once we arrived --despite struggling to get a reservations-- there were several tables open. Once we ordered our meal, it took almost 45 minutes before our appetizers were delivered and then another 30 minutes for our meal. And bread was not brought to us until we asked if there was bread service since we were hungry and the service was slow. I ordered the Cauliflower as a main course and that was not delivered at the same time with the meals, but almost 10 minutes later and it was dry. I think the Cauliflower should me roasted rather than fried because it was very dry. Overall, the meal was mediocre and the service --although pleasant -- was not timely.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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.
  38. J

    Jess

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Drinks were good...food was tasteless and mediocre.
  39. T

    Taffy

    Richmond

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    FOOD WAS REASONABLY PRICED AND GOOD. WE HAD THE BERRYSALAD AND THE DUCK BREAST ENTREE. THE DUCK WAS PERFECT
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great spot for business lunch

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Wellington's @ The Renaissance Hotel - Albany is rated 4.3 stars by 242 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Wellington's @ The Renaissance Hotel - Albany

144 State Street Renaissance Albany Hotel Albany, NY 12207

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Eagle Street

  • Neighborhood

    Albany

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Wed 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 8:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–5:00 pm Bar Mon, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Validated parking is offered for $6.00 for the first hour and $5.00 for each additional hour. The maximum charge is $25.00. Street parking is also available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Benjamin Stewart

  • Additional

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

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