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Wellington's @ The Renaissance Hotel - Albany

4.3
4.3
213 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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Booked 1 time today
  • 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.

  • Entertainment

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

  • 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

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
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Menu

Snacks

  • Saratoga Kettle Chips$1.99

    horseradish sour cream

    • Charred Brussel Sprouts$11.00

      hazelnut, pecorino, grain mustard, honey, chili

      Shareables

      • Cubano Mac 'N Cheese$16.00

        whole grain mustard mornay, roasted pork, house hot pickles

        • Wings$16.00

          Thai chili, sesame aioli, wonton crisps, toasted cashew, cabbage slaw

          • Sticky Pork Ribs$16.00

            Asian barbecue sauce, pickled radish, cilantro, toasted peanuts

            • Butcher's Board$18.00

              cured meats, spreads, bread

              • Cheese Board

                artisanal cheeses

                • Flight of Three$14.00
                • Flight of Six$26.00

              Salads

              • Tuna Nicoise*$20.00

                ahi tuna, pea tendrils, asparagus, fingerling potato, hard-boiled egg, olives

                • Spinach Berry$14.00

                  mixed berries, local goat cheese, pecans, citrus tarragon vinaigrette

                  • The "W" Caesar$12.00

                    romaine, radicchio, parmesan crisps, roasted garlic croutons

                    Main

                    • House Smoked Turkey Club$16.00

                      applewood smoked bacon, avocado-scallion spread, tomato, ciabatta

                      • Crispy Hot Chicken Sandwich$16.00

                        house-made pickles, hot sauce, ranch, bibb lettuce, brioche bun

                        • Faroe Island Salmon$26.00

                          ancient grains, tuscan kale, tomato-basil jam

                          • Capitol Burger$17.00

                            smoked onion mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, cheese, French fries

                            Last updated: July 19, 2021

                            What 213 people are saying

                            Overall ratings and reviews

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

                            4.3
                            4.3 based on recent ratings
                            • 4.2Food
                            • 4.7Service
                            • 4.2Ambience
                            • 3.8Value

                            NoiseModerate

                            Loved For

                            • Upstate New York

                              Great for Lunch

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                            1. OU

                              OmarU

                              Washington DC

                              5 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              5 reviews

                              Dined 7 days ago

                              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.

                            2. V

                              Viperion

                              New England

                              7 reviews

                              4.0

                              7 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.

                            3. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              1.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on August 21, 2021

                              overall1food1service3ambience1

                              Food was not good.

                            4. BU

                              BobU

                              New York Area

                              114 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              114 reviews

                              Dined on August 20, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Very very good food & service!

                            5. D

                              David

                              Dallas

                              14 reviews

                              vip
                              3.0

                              14 reviews

                              Dined on August 19, 2021

                              overall3food4service5ambience2

                              Good food, loud place.

                            6. WG

                              WendyG

                              Miami

                              9 reviews

                              vip
                              2.0

                              9 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.

                            7. 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

                            8. 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.

                            9. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              3 reviews

                              5.0

                              3 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.

                            10. 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

                            11. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Miami

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on June 8, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Always a great spot for business lunch

                            12. B

                              Bobby

                              New York Area

                              179 reviews

                              vip
                              4.0

                              179 reviews

                              Dined on May 18, 2021

                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                              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.

                            13. SP

                              SuePer

                              Portland

                              12 reviews

                              5.0

                              12 reviews

                              Dined on May 15, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              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.

                            14. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              4 reviews

                              1.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined on May 14, 2021

                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                              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.

                            15. NB

                              NicoleB

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              3.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 24, 2021

                              overall3food2service3ambience5

                              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.

                            16. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              5 reviews

                              4.0

                              5 reviews

                              Dined on April 3, 2021

                              overall4food3service4ambience4

                              Great atmosphere but very small portions for the price

                            17. JC

                              JoeC

                              1 review

                              4.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on February 21, 2021

                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                              Our server was excellent and the food was delicious. We will be back.

                            18. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              1 review

                              2.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on February 15, 2021

                              overall2food2service1ambience2

                              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.

                            19. Z

                              Zippie

                              1 review

                              3.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on February 15, 2021

                              overall3food2service3ambience5

                              For the Hudson Valley Duck I received the duck was like warm and the bed of butternut squash puree and mushrooms was cold.

                            20. B

                              Bobby

                              New York Area

                              179 reviews

                              vip
                              3.0

                              179 reviews

                              Dined on February 14, 2021

                              overall3food3service3ambience3

                              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!

                            21. K

                              Kimberly

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on February 14, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Best food we have had in a while! EVERYTHING was delicious. Our waitress was also super sweet!

                            22. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              2.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on February 13, 2021

                              overall2food2service2ambience1

                              Overpriced, very mediocre food

                            23. HG

                              HaileyG

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on January 24, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Overall a great experience! The food was great and the waitress was very nice. I would love to go back again

                            24. J

                              Jess

                              New York Area

                              3 reviews

                              4.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on December 30, 2020

                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                              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.

                            25. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on November 18, 2020

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              It’s a great fun experience every time and I only been twice.

                            26. LG

                              LuckyGirl

                              New York Area

                              24 reviews

                              5.0

                              24 reviews

                              Dined on November 17, 2020

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              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!

                            27. a

                              amedinajr

                              New York Area

                              9 reviews

                              5.0

                              9 reviews

                              Dined on November 7, 2020

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Great food and Drinks. Wonderful host staff. Highly recommend!

                            28. KP

                              KendraP

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on October 30, 2020

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              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

                            29. S

                              Susan

                              New York Area

                              14 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              14 reviews

                              Dined on October 13, 2020

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              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

                            30. TK

                              TimK

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              2.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on October 10, 2020

                              overall2food3service2ambience2

                              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

                            31. PP

                              PennyP

                              1 review

                              3.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on October 10, 2020

                              overall3food2service4ambience4

                              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.

                            32. B

                              Bobby

                              New York Area

                              179 reviews

                              vip
                              4.0

                              179 reviews

                              Dined on September 17, 2020

                              overall4food4service5ambience3

                              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.

                            33. c

                              colleenk

                              New York Area

                              17 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              17 reviews

                              Dined on March 8, 2020

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Great spot for dinner prior to a show at the Times Union Center. Walkable from the lot

                            34. ME

                              MEG09

                              New York Area

                              25 reviews

                              vip
                              4.0

                              25 reviews

                              Dined on February 29, 2020

                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                              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

                            35. M

                              Marie

                              New England

                              4 reviews

                              4.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined on February 14, 2020

                              overall4food5service4ambience5

                              The music added to the ambiance. The food was delicious and the dessert was amazing!

                            36. l

                              lilyl

                              1 review

                              3.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on February 8, 2020

                              overall3food4service2ambience4

                              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

                            37. RS

                              RobinS

                              New York Area

                              6 reviews

                              4.0

                              6 reviews

                              Dined on February 1, 2020

                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                              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.

                            38. H

                              Hudsonvalleyfoodie

                              New York Area

                              6 reviews

                              3.0

                              6 reviews

                              Dined on January 18, 2020

                              overall3food3service3ambience4

                              Not certain of recommendation based on brunch meal

                            39. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              1.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on January 18, 2020

                              overall1food1service3ambience1

                              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

                            40. MG

                              MarieG

                              New England

                              2 reviews

                              4.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on December 24, 2019

                              overall4food4service3ambience5

                              Very good meal...restaurant was crowded so service could have been more attentive.

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                            Wellington's @ The Renaissance Hotel - Albany is rated 4.3 stars by 213 OpenTable diners

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

                            144 State Street Renaissance Albany Hotel Albany, NY 12207

                            • Cross street

                              Eagle Street

                            • Neighborhood

                              Albany

                            • Hours of operation

                              Lunch
                              Tue–Sat 11:30 am–5:00 pm
                              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

                              David Gibson

                            • Entertainment

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

                            • 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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