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Van Dyck Lounge

€€ - €€€American, ,
237 Union Street, Schenectady, NY 12305
+1 518-348-7999
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good43%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar, Pub, International
€€ - €€€
237 Union Street, Schenectady, NY 12305
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

OK, don't judge a book by its cover. Because I almost did. This place is eclectic and unique and have great beers. My preference, you need to sit on the back patio weather permitting. We met the owner (I think Billy) and he couldn't have...More

Thank OBTraveler65
Reviewed 16 October 2017

On this sample of one visit, I'll go back when my travels take me close to Schenectady. The Double IPA was outstanding, and the salmon over spinach risotto was in the same category. The wait staff were really friendly, as were the locals who engaged...More

Thank nonsibisedaliis
Reviewed 13 October 2017

I am a Union College Student from Utica and will be reviewing several downtown restaurants. My family comes in for dinner on weekends. We tried the Van Dyke last Saturday night. Food was good. Enjoyed the pizza. Didn't have as large of a selection as...More

Thank mp474747
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We stopped in for an early dinner on a Monday night and sat at the bar. The place wasn't busy at all. They had an interesting assortment of craft beers made on site. My husband liked the Ales for ALS. The turkey panini was huge...More

Thank sjt2009
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

I see why the locals hang out at this place. Cool oaked out, larger sized pub atmosphere. On site brewery is super cool and beers are good! Menu is pretty extensive and food was good. Out back is their patio with a cool clear wall...More

Thank westkiSC69
Reviewed 5 September 2017

The Van Dyck is always a solid choice. It's pretty consistent with good food, good beers, good cocktails, and good service. The truffle fries are tasty, as are the burgers and the red snapper sandwich.

Thank muddyexplorer
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed excellent and friendly service here! The veggie burger is delicious and the Mont Pleasant Porter is delectable!

Thank Masonick
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Had dinner with friends, my wife and I had pasta which was pretty good. My friend has gluten issues and had a GF Pizza and there was a good beer selection as well.

Thank iamtheczar
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Decent beer/local wines. The fish & chips were probably the best I've had this far from the coast!. Huge portion.

Thank lbrooke24
Reviewed 19 May 2017

The owners of the Van Dyck also own Mad Jack brewing, so the restaurant serves their own beers on tap. All of the beers are really good. Food is a typical bar menu, but very well done. I especially enjoy the pizzas and burgers.

Thank Carolyn Z
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Steve W
26 May 2017|
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Response from Shirley D | Reviewed this property |
I think they have a couple of more private areas, but I would call ahead.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$21
American, Bar, Pub, International
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 237 Union Street, Schenectady, NY 12305
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Schenectady
  • Phone Number: +1 518-348-7999
  • E-mail
In 2009 the Van Dyck reopened under new owners, the McDonald Family, giving this historic venue new life. In 2011, the McDonald's again revitalized the Van Dyck by getting the formerly used brewery on premise functioning once more, under the name, the Mad Jack Brewing Company. Fresh brews are made weekly, and can be seen through the open glass brewhouse behind the restaurant. Sampler, growlers and kegs are available for purchase. Come in and enjoy the freshest brews in the most historic setting in the city.
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