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Wellington's @ The Renaissance Hotel - Albany, Albany, NY
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Wellington's @ The Renaissance Hotel - Albany, Albany, NY

Wellington's @ The Renaissance Hotel - Albany

4.2
4.2
324 Reviews
$31 to $50
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


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Wed 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 8:00 am–10:45 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
    (089) 922432
  • 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, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 324 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Upstate New York

    Good for business meals

  • Capital District

    Good for business meals

  • Capital District

    Great for scenic views

  • Capital District

    American

324 Reviews
  1. KBNY

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Well above an average meal and experience. I would recommend for any occasion.

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  2. LaurieH

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Music not super loud but was god-awful and restaurant had no noise level control. Pleasant evening on the end of a 3 day weekend with NO LEGISLATIVE COMPETION.

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  3. GiGi

    Naples

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The restaurant was uncomfortably cold. Service was very slow because they were short staffed. Waitress was very friendly and helpful with food selections.

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  4. Efg27

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Wellington’s needs a makeover to be considered fine dining. I was seated next to a massive extension cord and a bunch of electrical tape. The chairs had significant wear and tear and overall the atmosphere was very underwhelming. Although our service was great, we were extremely disappointed in the food. Again, being labeled as fine dining with the matching prices to boot, the expectation was that we’d get an edible meal. The sweet potato gnocchi was tasteless and tough and the sauce served with the duck was watery and flavorless. Unfortunately, we won’t be returning unless it’s to the bar only because they did make a fabulous martini.

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  5. MaryannB

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious dinner on Valentine's Day eve...the greens and beans soup; truffled hash browns; buratta salad; duck; and peanut butter pie were all wonderfully prepared.

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  6. KatieG

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great meal and great service. A little loud, but the bar was right next to our table and it was full.

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  7. CherrellE

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I can't speak about the food or the value as we waited for an hour to place our order and receive our food. We ended up canceling our order and leaving. The decor is beautiful. When I have many hours to wait perhaps we'll visit again and I can give a proper review.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lobster bisque was phenomenal. Our server Brett, was really great and personable.

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  9. MarcH

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The poor server Nicole was overwhelmed. She had to wait on every table. She did an extraordinary job under deplorable staffing conditions. Most of the menu items were sold out. The wait for drinks and food were unacceptable. Plus, the food ranged from adequate to poor. The management should be ashamed of themselves. Clearly, they knew this was scheduled to be a busy evening. This is the first negative restaurant review I have ever submitted.

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  10. BenM

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went out for a New Year's Day dinner and it was fantastic! Its beautiful place, especially looking out the windows and seeing the state Christmas tree still glowing. We have gone to Wellington's many times for special occasion dinners and would recommend it to anyone. They also have a nice mix of entrees, including more casual fare like burgers and salads.

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  11. MariaP

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The meal was really great! Service was phenomenal! Our server, Jourdan, was friendly, bubbly and knowledgeable about the menu. We enjoyed her presence! The decor needs an update! It’s too bad that the place didn’t look as nice as it could be! It didn’t match the food or staff quality.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service, and ambience. Brett, our server, was engaging and attentive; Lucky, the bartender, created expert cocktails and was engaging with her patrons. We can’t wait to go back!

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  13. ReeseS

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    A very nice place to have dinner. The food was innovative and very good. On my second visit, the service was adequate, but not great. I consider the prices quite high.

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  14. DylanL

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We booked a 10:45 appointment for brunch. We got there, was seated. Then was told they close at 11. Why would I book a 10:45 reservation for 15 minutes? There was no notice of closing at 11. And we were only able to order breakfast, because lunch doesn’t start until 11 and they close at 11. lol very poor operation and online organization. The service, and food was great. Would try again, for dinner… hopefully they will be open when I book the reservation.

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  15. JenniferW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Salmon was fantastic, beef short rib ragu app was delish and the drinks were nicely-crafted.

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  16. DanielE

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good drinks, delicious food and close to the arena.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Very sad and horrible experience for my girls night out. We had reservations at 5:15pm before a concert. We did not get seated until 5:45pm…then, we placed an order for an appetizer and entrees and the server forgot to put our order in and did not communicate with us. A table of 6 that were seated way after us got their food before us. We finally got our food at 7pm! We asked to speak with a manager and whoever he was he gave us attitude and it was unacceptable when we were just trying to express our experience. At the end of the night, we were very late to our concert and we did not enjoy our dinner experience.

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  18. JEREMY

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent! That's why we come every year! Top notch

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  19. KathleenR

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had thanksgiving dinner here (our first visit) and was pleasantly surprised with the terrific wine list, wonderful food and excellent service. Will definitely visit again when in the city.

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  20. Blobfish

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We went here for Thanksgiving dinner. The food was ok. The noise level was high, not buffered. Our waitress was indifferent at best. We were led to believe that pie for dessert was included in the prix fixe and weren't told up front that each small slice would cost $16. Not going back.

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  21. JEREMY

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent quality food. Exceptional service. Always perfect! Thanks again for another great meal!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    A mixed experience here. The cocktails were fantastic, the salmon was great, and we enjoyed our desserts. Our server was also wonderful. However, I ordered the duck and it was almost inedible. It was more rare than I was comfortable with and the parts that weren’t pink were gray. I told the server and he said I wasn’t the first person to mention the color (so why not take it off the menu for the night?). They took that off of our bill, which was nice, and I ordered a burger medium well to go. I got home and cut into the burger and it was medium rare at best. The fries tasted like frozen steak fries.

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  23. Foodie

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We ordered the Saratoga chips and they were very stale. After sitting for 40 minutes without a drink, we got up and left and walked to another restaurant. It seemed like they were very short staffed.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was extremely slow. If you don't have 3 hours for your meal, don't go. Food was good, but because we had tickets to a show we were forced to eat too quickly. We allowed 2 hours for dinner.

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  25. EmilyB

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was subpar. There was only one server on, on a Friday night. The appetizer was decent but the main entree - a burger and a cod special - were both disappointing. We spent $140 for a disappointing meal, unfortunately. The chairs and decor need to be updated desperately. Just outdated and a disappointing dinner. Wouldn't recommend.

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  26. Slamjay

    Phoenix

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This venue was very good, and the food was outstanding. Service by Jordan our waitress was superb!!

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  27. JEREMY

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent! Top notch service and delicious meal. Can't wait to return!

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  28. Samantha

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    40 mins just for drinks and apps. Can’t even order entrees before going to our show at 7:30.

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  29. ChristopherR

    Portland

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came to Wellingtons twice for lunch during our stay and had Brett as our waiter both times. He was attentive and very polite. Food was tasty and really everything was very enjoyable.

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  30. AndreaRL

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best meal in the Albany and the area in such a long time besides Barnsider and The Standard. Great place for drinks, lounge, and in our case a great meal. We ordered the brussell sprouts a big hit with our server and customers. So glad I asked about them and the server said a must. He was so correct nice and cooked but no taste of burned the sauce sweet with a light hint of bitter. I also got the stickey ribs different but well enjoyed very fork tender and came with peanuts as the menu stated. Was surprsied of how much crused nuts but really did add a flare to the dish. Only issue with the ribs perfect but some of the ribs not the whole ones had to much char on the tehm. Good spicy also. I would rename them on the menu as Korean Style. Husband ordered chicken do not yawn or say boring these were not meathy not fatty at all crispy but not burnt at all great sauce on them the ranch dipping sauce oh my amazing. Actually the ranch went great with the sprouts also. Husband also ordered a steak came out perfect medium as ordered a few old fashioned steak house style onion rings and did sub the side for fingerling potatos also a hit. All in all a great meal very tasty and great for the palate of fine food people so the prices for many in this area may seem way to high but for the quality ambiance and such not an issue for us.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love Wellingtons! Staff lovely and food is consistent and delicious.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wi-Fi for work from waitress helped for convenience. Thx! Very nice! 🤗

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  33. DouglasB

    New York City

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    a hidden gem in a spectacular hotel. service was excellent as was the meal.

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  34. NkemdilimO

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service and good food. The whole experience was very nice. Our wait staff was very knowledgeable and courteous.

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  35. LindaR

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience Great hostess and waitress Great chef and servers

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  36. Tracy

    New York City

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was great. Our server was very professional and friendly. I had the lobster grill cheese. The sandwich was delicious. You have a choice of fries, fruit or or home made baked chips. My husband and friend both had the turkey club which they said was plentiful and excellent.

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  37. Scott

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was quite good, as was the service. Hard-working and friendly waiter.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was terrific! The location was great! Thank you for making our time pleasurable!

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  39. LynnB

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best duck we’ve ever had!! And the land was superb. Some of the best dining in Albany.

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  40. Soccergirl13

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wellington’s was the perfect place for lunch in Albany. The food was good and the service was solid.

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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 4.2 stars by 324 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


Booked 6 times today
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–10:45 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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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