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“Good food, good service. Nicest in Amsterdam!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Raindancer Restaurant

Raindancer Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 76 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 40
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: In 1980, the Raindancer Restaurant, located at 4582 Route 30, was established by Doreen and Walter Porath. This family-run business has grown considerably during the past 35 years. In an effort to stay current and better serve the community, the restaurant has had numerous additions, renovations and creative concepts that were implemented to keep things fresh. This constant improvement, combined with the old-fashioned notion of ample portions, quality ingredients, top-notch service and the community support we have continued to receive, has kept the Raindancer at the top of everyone's dining list throughout the years. At the Raindancer, we offer different menus for all occasions. Whether it's a quiet, romantic dinner, casual dining, take-out and party platters or to help you plan a party, the Raindancer is here for you. We have multiple dining rooms available to help make that special occasion something extra special. We offer a banquet menu that can be customized to fit your special occasion. We can accommodate for bereavement luncheons, bridal and baby showers, rehearsal dinners, receptions or company business meetings. We are open year-round with the exceptions of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Memorial Day. For all other holidays, we offer dinner features such as a traditional Thanksgiving dinner or a Mother's Day or Easter dinner for your family. Our dinner and lite fare (lunch) menus are available throughout the restaurant anytime. Choose from a selection of over 80 items on our menu and our daily feature board (Polish Night is every Tuesday). Plus, we offer an exceptional salad bar with breads baked in-house daily. If you plan to eat at any earlier hour, we offer an early bird menu seven days a week. The Raindancer also offers any of our menu items, party platters and features for take-out (except the early bird menu). Just call ahead and your order will be ready at our pickup window. And if you're just looking for a quick bite to eat, then join us in our cocktail lounge and enjoy great food, great atmosphere and a wide variety of wines and beer alongside one of our fireplaces. We offer over 80 Wines by the glass and 20 different beers on tap. The Raindancer Restaurant opens at 11:30 am, Monday through Saturday and at 12:30 p.M. On Sundays. We look forward to seeing you for lunch, dinner or your next special occasion.
Rochester, New York
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good food, good service. Nicest in Amsterdam!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2012

My husband is from Amsterdam. Many times when visiting we go to Raindancer. It's good food and the prices are very fair. The food is delicious and the salad bar is great. Reservations are a must!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Amsterdam, New York
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69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Raindancer is excellent time and time again!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2012

Being an Amsterdam native, I can confidently say that Raindancer is one of the best restaurants in the area. They have a large and varied menu, and I've had most items on it. The salad bar is a favorite. Also, they have excellent early bird specials that make the trip well worth your while. A great meal for everyone!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Albany, NY
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great salad Bar”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2012

I find Raindancer expensive, but visit often for banquets and early bird dinner specials. I enjoy the salad bar with a wide variety of selection including salads such as pasta, macaroni, potatoe, bean etc and always a nice selectoin of breads. I recommend the shrimp scampi as an entre with just right rice pilaf.

Visited April 2012
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Wynantskill, New York
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“I love being an Early Bird”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2012

Since it was my birthday, I wanted to eat out at someplace a little special. We enjoy the Sacandaga area and decided to attend a free concert at the bible camp. After reading the reviews we decided to try the Raindancer. The menu offers a wide variety of choices. Since we arrived at 4:30, we were in time for the early bird specials. Usually we share a meal to keep the price down when we eat out. No need. The prices were more than reasonable, and I had brought a cooler, so we kept the leftovers. Lots of families with children enjoying themselves. We were tucked away in the back and worried wait staff would ignore us, but service was prompt and attentive. A wonderful evening.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Scotia, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“raindancer restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2012

Four of us had a mid-day meal Sunday. Three of us had the prime rib dinner which comes with the salad bar or ceasar salad. Both were delicious, salad bar had many items to choose from and great bread. The Prime ribs were cooked to perfection and very little fat. The ice tea is served in a huge glass which requires no refills because you are lucky if you finish it. Our waitress was very good even though she was very busy. We couldn't find a fault. The prices for early bird specials can't be beat and they had a good selection.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 97chocolate
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