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“Huge portions and great salad bar!”

Raindancer Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 78 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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.
Scotia, New York
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Huge portions and great salad bar!”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

I went there with 8 adults and a 4 year old girl. We had a great table a little out of the way of other diners. The decor was rustic but interesting, with real books lining the walls and bikes hanging over our heads. Some of us had filet mignon, and it was delicious! The shrimp dishes were also very good, and the macaroni and cheese was great for our little girl. My favorite dessert is chocolate mousse pie--a huge piece with an amazing crust. The salad bar had a lot of choices, and various breads, even some kind of quick bread. The service was excellent and the wine list was adequate.

Visited January 2013
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Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Our Home Town Favorite!”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

We were just in Amsterdam and as always, made a couple trips to the Raindancer. Everything on the menu is a sure bet. Favorites at our table; hot turkey and mashed potatoes, veal oscar, and a special item you won't find on the menu-Shrimp Raindancer! Ask your server for it. And speaking of server, our server Cheryl was outstanding. She brought me a killer Irish Coffee which I really needed. Their wait staff is always on their toes and knowledgeable. Everytime we are in town we will continue to make it to this yummy restaurant.

  • Visited January 2013
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Amsterdam, New York
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good food, a little pricey”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

Food is really good, but portions are starting to get pretty small on most items. And for the price, I'd like to see a little more on the plate. You can't go too wrong with the lounge menu though, but it doesn't include the salad bar. Drink are a little pricey as well. Nice atmosphere though. Cozy & romantic.

Visited September 2012
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Amsterdam, New York, United States
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“nice salad bar...good food.....ok service”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

overall I usually enjoy their salad bar with fresh bread and block cheese that you can slice on your own. sometimes the bread is hit or miss on the freshness. the 32oz prime rib is a really nice treat. My favorite place in the area. the rest of the food is good. never really had a super friendly experience. I do notice that area regulars get great customer service but not me yet. ambiance is nice and usually clean. I've been coming here one every two months for two years and I can say I don't ever feel like one of the locals yet. meaning expect normal customer service

  • Visited December 2012
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Gloversville, New York, United States
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Food never disappoints, resturant is always clean, staff are great, the only thing you have to deal with is a pricey bill but well worth the expense. Top notch place in upstate NY for a relaxing dinner

Visited October 2012
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