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Van Rensselaer's Restaurant

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VAN RENSSELAER'S RAW BAR
Shucked to order from Wellfleet waters the "World Famous" Wellfleet Oysters & Clams!
1/2 Dozen $16.0
Dozen $29.0
Wellfleet Oysters
from billingsgate shellfish, fiercely local, world famous,
1/2 Dozen $11.0
Dozen $20.0
Wellfleet Littlenecks
delicate, sweet, delicious
four large shrimp $12.0
Shrimp Cocktail
4 large shrimp with homemade cocktail sauce
$19.0
Raw Bar Sampler
3 oysters, 3 littlenecks, and 3 shrimp
SOUPS
Bowl $8.0
Cup $6.0
New England Clam Chowder
Bowl $8.0
Cup $6.0
Soup Du Jour
A seasonal soup offering your server will tell you about
SALADS
unlimited trips $18.0
Soup & Salad Bar
a bowl of our homemade chowder or soup and unlimited trips to our salad bar
Unlimited trips $12.0
Cape Cod's Best Salad Bar
As your entree, with roll & butter
one trip $6.0
unlimited trips $9.0
Add the Salad Bar to your Entree
STARTERS
1/2 Dozen $13.0
Dozen $24.0
Clams Casino
bacon,red pepper.garlic,scallion butter
$14.0
Crispy Calamari
jalapeno poppers, thai sweet chili sauce
$17.0
Sesame Seared Ahi
spun veggies, sprout salad, pickled ginger, Joe's tamari mustard sauce
$18.0
Lobster Cakes
a VR's specialty! lemon buerre blanc, red pepper aioli
$11.0
Margarita Flat Bread
garlic oil, vine ripe tomatoes, basil, mozzarella
$11.0
Avocado Toast
watermelon radish, toasted pine nuts, vine ripened tomatoes, balsamic reduction
$13.0
Arugula Flatbread
garlic oil, pear, goat cheese, mozzarella, balsamic reduction
$12.0
Autumn Spinach Salad
gorgonzola, dried cranberries, warm apple bacon vinaigrette, candied pecans
TODAY'S CATCH
Our fish changes daily and can be paired with any of the following presentations below Substitutions will result in a service fee,
Regular $28.0
Bistro $22.5
Swordfish
native, firm, moist, mild flavor
regular $31.0
Bistro $23.5
Scallops
day boat, delicate flavor, low carb, low fat
regular $28.0
bistro $22.5
Salmon
Faroe Island wild raised,rich flavor, high in omega-3
regular $27.0
bistro $22.0
Tuna
yellow fin,tender steak-like, full flavored, best served medium-rare
regular $21.0
Tofu
Organic Extra Firm
regular $23.5
Chicken
statler Style
TODAY'S CATCH - PRESENTATIONS
our fresh fish changes daily and can be paired with any of the following presentations: Substitutions may result in a service fee
Special Presentation
seared fish, fig & goat cheese polenta triangles, roasted asparagus, prosciutto pumpkin cream sauce...
Simply - Grilled or Cajun
roasted asparagus, whipped russet potatoes, honey yuzu aioli
Taste of the Mediterranean
prosciutto, garlic, feta, basil, fire roasted red peppers, kalamata olives, linguine
LANDFARE DINNER ENTRÉES
add a trip to our salad bar $6.00 or have unlimited trips for $9.00 (No sharing on salad bar), Substitutions may result in a service fee
Chapman Cut $27.5
End Cut $27.5
Bistro Cut $22.0
Angus Prime Rib
au jus, house made horseradish sauce, roasted asparagus, whipped russet potatoes
regular $34.0
Fillet Mignon
cognac mushroom demi, gorgonzola, wilted spinach, whipped russet potatoes, onion crisps
regular $29.0
Half Duck
roasted crispy, honey mango ginger chutney, roasted sweet potatoes
regular $23.5
Chicken Marsala
pan seared garlic, sliced mushrooms, shaved scallion, whipped russet potatoes
regular $24.0
Chicken Gorgonzola
baby spinach, roasted red peppers, garlic, gorgonzola, linguine
$15.5
Half Pound Angus Cheeseburger
lettuce, vine ripened tomato, onion, French fries
$18.0
Bacon Mushroom Swiss Burger
lettuce, vine ripened tomato, onions, French fries
VEGETABLE GARDEN
entrees with two prices signifies regular size / smaller "bistro" size entrée add a trip to our salad bar to your entrée for $6.00 or have unlimited trips for $9.00 (No sharing on salad bar), Substitutions may result in a service fee
$22.0
Vegetarian "Noodle" Bowl
asparagus, mushrooms, garlic, kale , hard-boiled egg, pea shoots, shaved scallion, spaghetti squash, ginger miso broth, seasame nori sprinkle
$21.0
Oven Roasted Organic Tofu Provencal
garlic, white wine, kalamata olives, tomatoes, basil, feta, steamed broccoli
LOCAL LOBSTERS
drawn butter, mashed potatoes & green beans Larger Lobsters available in season
priced daily
Steamed 1 & 1/2
priced daily
Stuffed & Roasted
A pound & a half Lobster with shrimp, scallops, and parmesan bread crumbs .. daily priced
VRS SIGNATURE SEAFOOD SELECTIONS
entrees with two prices signifies regular size / smaller "bistro" size entrée add a trip to our salad bar to your entrée or starter $6.00 or have unlimited trips for $9.00 (No sharing on salad bar), Substitutions may result in a service fee
regular $34.0
bistro $25.5
Seafood Linguine
scallops, shrimp, lobster meat, little necks, parmesan, garlic cream, linguine
$34.0
Mixed Seafood Grille
tuna, swordfish, scallops, mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli, sweet Dijon aioli
regular $29.5
bistro $23.0
Potato Crusted Salmon
lobster butter sauce, baby spinach, roasted sweet potatoes
regular $26.5
bistro $21.0
North Atlantic Cod
panko crusted, fresh lemon, steamed broccoli, whipped russet potatoes
regular $27.0
bistro $21.5
Garden Shrimp Scampi
garlic, sweet butter, chablis, tomatoes, parsley, linguine
$22.5
Fish And Chips
house made tartar sauce, coleslaw, french fries
About
We will be re-opening in the Spring 2019. We wish everyone a healthy and prosperous holiday and winter season and look forward to seeing you in the Spring.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always have breakfast here. The table linens are always clean, the service is top notch and the food is cooked to perfection. The owner walks around and checks on every table and keeps your coffee full.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank John T
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

I love VR’s as the locals call it , they offer carb free zucchini noodles in place of pasta , vegetarian choices as well as delicious fillet mignon and fish options out if the box. Healthy alternatives, and one of the last salad bars out...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 111213Dan
Reviewed 20 October 2018

I've passed Van Rensselaer's Restaurant scores of times over the years I've gone to Wellfleet, but for some reason (perhaps because it's on Rt. 6, which I tend to avoid for eating out) I never tried it. Well, I finally tried it, and I will...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ddaborn
Peter H, Owner at Van Rensselaer's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

Glad you enjoyed, look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 4 October 2018

Theis is the second time we have visited this part of Cape Cod. This restaurant is a must for fine dining. Yes I wore my flip flops but shook the sand out and put on approparite clothes. The meal was wonderful, Steak cooked to my...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

We made reservations and were promptly seated--by the fireplace which was nice. I had a lobster filled with good sized shrimp & scallops with breading. It was most enjoyable. Wine choices were average. My husband had the raw bar sampler and the mixed seafood grille...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LorraineSaunderstown
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Good food. Nice setting. --- cozy and friendly. --- Extra attention by owners or senior staff greeting every table personally. Not noisy like other places. Accommodating to seniors and easy access, plenty of parking. Amazing bread puddings. Owners care about the community year-round and support...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank reisenelisa1
Reviewed 26 September 2018

This is easily becomming our favourite place on the cape. The breakfasts never disapoint, the quality is impecable, great selection and not to be missed. This time we visited for dinner and it was excellent! we had the prime rib and seafood linguine. The appetizers...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Sophiemylene
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Went there after memorial service with about 40 people....had a hot buffet which was delicious. Service was great, too. They did a nice job. Would go there for a regular meal.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank bestx
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

I've been here multiple times and I always leave happy. I went last week, had a very reasonable appetizer that consisted of 3 shrimp, 3 little necks, 3 wellfleet oysters that was all fresh and tasted as though they were right from the wellfleet waters...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank tmickcc
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Service was good, eggs and coffee were great. Eggs benedict and the omelets were all good. Try their bloody mary.

Date of visit: August 2018
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orangeu
29 May 2016|
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Response from Peter H | Property representative |
it's only $6 or $9 (for unlimited trips) with a meal.or with a soup & salad option $14.00 for a trip with a bowl of Chowder or $17.00 with unlimited trips. It does come with the early bird either a trip to the salad bar or... More
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orangeu
28 May 2016|
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Response from Emarcucci | Reviewed this property |
It's an add on for like 4.99 or 5.99. We also get the bistro size meal if we get the salad bar and always have leftover of the meal to take home for another day. They do have an early bird special that includes the salad... More
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Beachglassgirl1
2 September 2015|
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Response from Peter H | Property representative |
HI WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU NEXT WEEK IT IS A CHOICE OF FIVE ENTREES (SMALLER PORTIONS OF OUR REGULAR MEALS) WITH A TRIP TO OUR SALAD BAR OR A CUP OF OUR HOMEMADE SOUP OR CHOWDER. THE ENTREES ARE AEGEAN SHRIMP (with... More
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