Review by ajaxphil for Van Rensselaer’s Restaurant & Raw Bar
We saw the recommendations and my wife insisted on going through the 35 minute wait to get a table. Once sat, our waiter didn't show for another 10 minutes! We ordered the drinks and appetizers - my wife's mixed drink was overpowering in its strength. It was clear that they didn't know how to make a Margarita. I ordered a Sam Adams on tap - it was flat. The appetizers were small and not very good. I had the escargots and they were almost cold and not properly cooked. We complained but they didn't seem to care. Once we got our main meals they were ALL cold. We complained again and were told that it would be another 30 minutes until they came out again - they were sorry because there was a party of 10 people that they were tending to...obviously, a table of 3 didn't matter to them. We got the check for almost $200 and got out of there NEVER to return. This place is for wannabe's who think that they know fine dining. Do yourself a favor and pass this one up. You were warned.