Van Rensselaer's

★★★★☆
  • 1019 Rte 6

    Wellfleet, MA 02667

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  • 508-349-2127

About Van Rensselaer's

Hours
Sat-Sun 8am-12pm, Mon-Fri 4:30am-9pm

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We live close enough to walk, but that's not the only reason to go! The food is excellent, especially the seafood, but even if you're not a seafood fan, they offer a variety of other options that are wonderful as well! The salad bar is great, excellent location especially after a day at Marconi beach!

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We live close enough to walk, but that's not the only reason to go! The food is excellent, especially the seafood, but even if you're not a seafood fan, they offer a variety of other options that are wonderful as well! The salad bar is great, excellent location especially after a day at Marconi beach!

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Incredibly good seafood & a salad bar that is beyond reproach.
After many dozens of meals enjoyed at VR's over the years, they only seem to get better. Our favorite spot on the outer Cape, and a sure thing when we have summer house-guests. Extensive menu - very friendly service. We're always glad we came...

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★★★★★

Incredibly good seafood & a salad bar that is beyond reproach.
After many dozens of meals enjoyed at VR's over the years, they only seem to get better. Our favorite spot on the outer Cape, and a sure thing when we have summer house-guests. Extensive menu - very friendly service. We're always glad we came...

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I have eaten at Van Rensselaer's hundreds of times and can't recommend it highly enough. Their seafood is great (of course), but as my husband does not eat fish or shellfish we need a good beef restaurant- and their prime rib and steaks are fantastic. (Be sure to ask for horseradish sauce with the prime rib!) The salad bar is wonderful too- and comes included with most of the meals. They make a good breakfast also. The owners are almost always there, so everything runs smoothly even during the height of the summer season. Go and enjoy!

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★★★★★

I have eaten at Van Rensselaer's hundreds of times and can't recommend it highly enough. Their seafood is great (of course), but as my husband does not eat fish or shellfish we need a good beef restaurant- and their prime rib and steaks are fantastic. (Be sure to ask for horseradish sauce with the prime rib!) The salad bar is wonderful too- and comes included with most of the meals. They make a good breakfast also. The owners are almost always there, so everything runs smoothly even during the height of the summer season. Go and enjoy!

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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.

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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.

Pros: Nice looking place

Cons: Everything else

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Been there a few times and it had always been decent. However, when I went this past summer for breakfast, and the service was very slow and my food was cold by the time it got to the table. The waitress screwed up a few of our orders, and it took forever to get our food. I would recommend Fairway over Van Rensselaers.

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★★★☆☆

Been there a few times and it had always been decent. However, when I went this past summer for breakfast, and the service was very slow and my food was cold by the time it got to the table. The waitress screwed up a few of our orders, and it took forever to get our food. I would recommend Fairway over Van Rensselaers.

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Not good for kids !? Our 2 year old LOVES Van Rensselaer's! It's the one restaurant we bring her to where we know she'll eat and where we'll all enjoy the experience. It starts with the salad bar - enabling us to get her healthy food within minutes of being seated. The salad bar has an outstanding and tasty selection, and was constantly refreshed every time we've been there. We've eaten at Van Rensselaer's over 70 times in the past 7 years, and found it to be a consistently high quality, pleasant, fulfilling dining experience. It is our "go to" restaurant when we're on the Cape. The only reason I'm not granting 5 stars is because my wife thinks the scallops are not the best to be found on the upper cape. They're very good, but frankly other restaurants nearby do better. I, on the other hand, have never had a better Tenderloin au poivre - including at restaurants like Grille 23 in Boston - Van Rensselaer's beef dishes are among the best I've had anywhere. VR's get our enthusiastic recommendation for consistently high quality food, drinks, service, and atmosphere. They don't do lunch, only breakfast & dinner. Try to make reservations if you plan on going at 7pm on a Saturday in August - they do fill up then.

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★★★★☆

Not good for kids !? Our 2 year old LOVES Van Rensselaer's! It's the one restaurant we bring her to where we know she'll eat and where we'll all enjoy the experience. It starts with the salad bar - enabling us to get her healthy food within minutes of being seated. The salad bar has an outstanding and tasty selection, and was constantly refreshed every time we've been there. We've eaten at Van Rensselaer's over 70 times in the past 7 years, and found it to be a consistently high quality, pleasant, fulfilling dining experience. It is our "go to" restaurant when we're on the Cape. The only reason I'm not granting 5 stars is because my wife thinks the scallops are not the best to be found on the upper cape. They're very good, but frankly other restaurants nearby do better. I, on the other hand, have never had a better Tenderloin au poivre - including at restaurants like Grille 23 in Boston - Van Rensselaer's beef dishes are among the best I've had anywhere. VR's get our enthusiastic recommendation for consistently high quality food, drinks, service, and atmosphere. They don't do lunch, only breakfast & dinner. Try to make reservations if you plan on going at 7pm on a Saturday in August - they do fill up then.

Pros: Salad Bar. Excellent beef, great chicken and seafood dishes. Exemplary service.

Cons: Prices in line with other Cape Cod eateries. Not cheap, but certainly not a ripoff.

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If V.R.'s were in the city of Boston, the lines would go around the block. They offer consistenly fine, fresh seafood & an outstanding salad bar. We've been dining there several times a summer for more than a decade, and have never been let down. Every meal has us saying to each other - "We've got to do this more often!" No, we don't have any stake in the place. We just really enjoy dining there. Reservations are a good idea, but not mandatory. If you like seafood, try "Seafood V.R.'s" - an assortment of great flavors, - scallops, shrimp & schrod. Their steaks and prime rib are fine, too. On our latest trip (June 6, 2009), tried their Blackened Kapalua Ahi Tuna - Better than best!
Opened our evening with a dozen clams casino (shared by two) and trips to the salad bar. A great evening out (again!).

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★★★★★

If V.R.'s were in the city of Boston, the lines would go around the block. They offer consistenly fine, fresh seafood & an outstanding salad bar. We've been dining there several times a summer for more than a decade, and have never been let down. Every meal has us saying to each other - "We've got to do this more often!" No, we don't have any stake in the place. We just really enjoy dining there. Reservations are a good idea, but not mandatory. If you like seafood, try "Seafood V.R.'s" - an assortment of great flavors, - scallops, shrimp & schrod. Their steaks and prime rib are fine, too. On our latest trip (June 6, 2009), tried their Blackened Kapalua Ahi Tuna - Better than best!
Opened our evening with a dozen clams casino (shared by two) and trips to the salad bar. A great evening out (again!).

Pros: Quality , Consistency, Friendly service

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Fine Dinning at its best, good food that suits the price and you can even eat out side.

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★★★★★

Fine Dinning at its best, good food that suits the price and you can even eat out side.

Pros: Eat out or in side, Great food, Classy

 

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