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Wellington's @ The Renaissance Hotel - Albany

4.5
4.5
271 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 13 times today

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

What 271 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Upstate New York

    Good for business meals

  • Upstate New York

    Innovative

  • Upstate New York

    Healthy

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Small but interesting menu. Very nice wine selections for a reasonable price. Meals and appetizer were beautifully prepared and seasoned. We had a short window for dinner and our waiter expedited our order. We will definitely return.
  2. KR

    KeithR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Limited lunch menu but the items we tried (roasted sprouts, chicken sandwich and salads) were all exceptionally good and creative. For the quality of food the pricing seemed reasonable. The waitress was very attentive and had a good rapport with guests. The decor of the restaurant is showing its age.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    New Years Eve, but had to ask for a champagne chiller and was told they didn’t have one? For a $90 bottle of champagne on New Years? Weird. Also waiter never refilled our glasses, we did. Our seat was right in the middle of the main area and there was lots of traffic around us. Food was excellent. Live entertainment was good, overall very nice.
  4. D

    Diningexperiencer

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family holiday breakfast was great. Our party of 10 was treated exceptionally well by a terrific server. Food was great - will return to try three other appealing menu items.
  5. KS

    KenS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The menu offered a very nice selection to please most. The people all enjoyed their choices of the food ordered. The service was prompt which was important to us and very pleasant wait staff.
  6. SB

    StefanyaBellacroce

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time at wellingtons and it’s one of our favorite restaurants in Albany! The ambience is so chic and elegant, the staff is superb (our waiter is always the best), and the food is 10/10. Also plates were warm & food was hot. The in house desserts are delicious!
  7. S

    Shawna

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always have a great experience here. Food, service and atmosphere are all fanatastic.
  8. RR

    RRBT

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a meal - all courses were great. Great chef you won't be disappointed.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We had a reservation for 545 but due to heavy rain and hail didn’t arrive until 6pm. We sat around 605 and drinks arrived about 15 min later. Food order wasn’t taken or placed until 630 and another half hour before food arrived. The seating in lounge area was uncomfortable due to oversized chairs and undersized table which our glasses kept sticking to. Everything was over cooked from the dry and crumbly swordfish to mushy carrots accompanying the chicken. Mashed potatoes and pilaf tasted like they were batched for a cafeteria. Floor of restaurant was littered with food debris. Clearly understaffed or lacking management to assist with bussing, back waiting, and food running. Server was pleasant when available. Nice decor but lighting could use adjustments for better ambience.
  10. BT

    BobT

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was spectacular, food was delicious, the wait was a little long
  11. LS

    LisaS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is great. Attentive staff, Good service, excellent food.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Drinks small, watered down,overpriced. Will not return unless corrected.
  13. KF

    KevinF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Location,service,food,wine & comfortable. Will definitly reccomend.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic breakfast and dinner. Thank you!
  15. N

    Nancy

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a great, quality restaurant near the Empire State Plaza in Albany, so it was very handy. The salmon fish was wonderful, hubby’s chicken was good overall, perhaps would have been improved as a boneless chicken breast vs. bone-in. Atmosphere was classy. Service was great.
  16. JB

    JumaineB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still one of my favorite spots in the Capital District area.
  17. NS

    NathanS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious brunch, great staff and beautiful dining room.
  18. CO

    CarrieO

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I would give some zero stars if I could. I was required to answer in each category but as for the food, I wouldn't know. We left after 20 minutes without a single person coming to our table. This was our second visit and second horrible experience. Giving it a second chance on the assumption that the first time was a fluke was clearly a mistake. Completely ruined our anniversary celebration. Never again. Inexcusable.
  19. JV

    JoeV

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    They were understaffed. Overwhelmed by the amount of customers. The hotel knew there would be a crowd before they showed up. We will try again if we happen to be in Albany. The renaissance hotel is very nice. The staff at both Wellington and renaissance were working their tails off. Some of the people waited an hour and a half for two burgers. They ordered at 5 and the food arrived at 6:35 The concert was starting at 7:00
  20. SK

    StacyK

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience5
    There is no draft beer selections. They were out of the ginger cider. The appetizer was great but the waiter never but our entree in as after an hour, we still didn’t receive them. He blamed the kitchen but regardless we never ate dinner. Very disappointing.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience2
    Waited for eternity for food… When. I finally got my meal beef was raw. sent it back and they brought out my hamburger that was just past well done. Server did comp my meal but food was so bad we will not return
  22. t

    thegangof4

    New York Area

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a relaxing lunch at Wellington’s. The food and service were excellent!
  23. l

    luveatingout

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fried artichoke hearts were awesome! Nice views of downtown Albany.
  24. HM

    HeatherM

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We were staying at the hotel. We needed a restaurant close by. We had a very nice dinner. Our server was excellent. Food was good. Tables are a little low. More like a cocktail lounge table height. It's a little odd, but still very nice. Lovely view of the capital building, They do have a nice bar and I'm sure the area is used more for cocktails anyway. It suited what we needed. Much better than most hotel restaurants.
  25. E

    Ezzie

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Music loud , restaurant too warm. Food was ok , nothing really to rave about. Average !
  26. MM

    MelissaM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, drinks and service. We will definitely be back.
  27. SE

    StevenE

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    stayed at the property before a concert. Started with the brussel sprouts and a cheese board with three cheeses, fig jam, olives, balanced peanuts and some currents and crackers. Excellent and the cheeses were outstanding. We each had salads for main, my wife spinach with shrimp and I had a caesar with salmon. The salads were fine, but really.....a 2 inch by 2 inch piece of overdone salmon, about 1/4 inch thick for $12? Not really that appetizing. Server was wonderful...cant remember his name but a gentleman who is a musician. He was attentive in a busy place. Just a note, we were supposed to have breakfast the next morning, Thursday, but went down and it was closed....no one bothered to let anyone know, that was unfortunate.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    It is ok. Albany downtown is pretty dead around so this was the only place open for lunch.
  29. 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.
  30. A

    Alexsky

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Stopped by Wellington’s during our trip to Albany. This restaurant is located inside The Renaissance Hotel. We sure got our steps in as the incline of the road to it is very steep! If there are elderly or disabled individuals in your party, please be aware of this before walking over. Our dining experience consisted of an appetizer and two entrees. To start, we got the charcuterie board which featured assorted cured meats, pâté, pickled veg, & baguette slices. While nice, it didn’t seem very cohesive from a flavor standpoint. For our entrees, I got the duck & my partner the salmon. While he had no complaints about his, my duck dish was not all there. The protein was a bit rubbery, and again, the flavors were just not all cohesive. The ambience of the restaurant is contemporary with a sort of “study” vibe to it. Service was standard, but a bit more along the lines of having dinner at a family-oriented chain restaurant versus an elevated dining experience. Our waitress was fairly young, so maybe there was a bit of inexperience there. In totality, Wellington’s was a decent meal - but there’s definitely room for improvement in order to get full marks from me.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation lunch, it was great!
  32. MC

    MeighanC

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 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.
  33. M

    Morg

    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.
  34. MC

    MeighanC

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 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.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 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
  36. 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.
  37. AM

    AMood

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. Wonderful staff. Excellent food.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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

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 4.5 stars by 271 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 13 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–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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