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Van Dyck Lounge

237 Union St, Schenectady, NY 12305-1405
+1 518-348-7999
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“pizza” (16 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, International
$$ - $$$
237 Union St, Schenectady, NY 12305-1405
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Old architecture makes for a nice ambience. Their own craft beer is quite good. The food was middle of the road. Four of us ate dinner. Three of the four was good. The fourth was fish and chips, not good, tasteless. They were out of...More

Thank Dave J
Reviewed 23 January 2018

I been there before for a birthday party but this time i had dinner with my daughter and our friends and after we went upstairs to listen and sing alone with two piano players.There where great and we had a lovely night.We will go again...More

Thank Chrischris111
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped in on a Saturday afternoon around 1:00 PM. There were a few people at the bar, a table or two occupied, and a large group in the more private room. We sat at the bar and were warmly welcomed. Bartender was friendly and knowledgeable...More

Thank mccrobiem
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

My friends and I had a great time in Schenectady at the Van Duck Lounge. They hosted dueling piano’s Shake Rattle & Roll. Great beer selection loved the pint of Mount Pleasant Porter and the special Christmas beer they had on tap. Waitress did a...More

Thank Rebels3941
Reviewed 24 October 2017 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 14 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 6 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
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Steve W
27 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
USD 8 - USD 21
American, Bar, Pub, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 237 Union St, Schenectady, NY 12305-1405
  • 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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