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“Excellent food, nice atmosphere!”

Raindancer Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 82 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$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.
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Great restaurant. Food is always delish. Great portion size. Little slow with service, but it is worth the wait! My fave is the filet and bleu salad- never disappoints!

Date of visit: December 2017
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Thank Melissa C
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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Food is really good, except salad bar. Salad bar could be improved allot. Other that’s this the rain-dancer is a great place to eat.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank 74Sparky74
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Have eaten here many times. Local Amsterdam favorite, in business under same owners for many years. Good quality and selection at salad bar.Entries average quality, abundant quantity. Best value is the early bird specials, same selection, smaller portions, more reasonable prices.

Date of visit: April 2017
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Thank 259nthomas
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Found this restaurant on trip advisor and it was rated #2 in the area. Great tasting food and large portions. Got the seafood casserole and it was great. Definately go there again.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Zeekster08
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

It's so close to us, and yet we've only eaten there a few times in nearly 30 years--no good excuse. It enjoys an excellent reputation in the area and though it's on the higher end of the price range for places in the area, we thought it to be an excellent meal for the money.
The place is always busy, especially on a Friday evening, and yet the service was pleasant, unhurried and quite reasonable as far as timeliness. We were impressed.
We each had a Caesar salad, which was made with house-made dressing and was excellent, salad bar was optional. We then ordered their garlic bread as an appetizer. It's a generous portion, slathered with cheese and the garlic butter sauce is wonderful.
My wife opted for the special cut filet, which added one dollar per ounce of meat--a great deal. It was served with bacon and a side of rice pilaf. It was cooked exactly to her liking. I chose the NY strip steak, which had a perfect char and was cooked perfectly to my taste. I opted for the mashed potatoes and was quite happy with them. Both pieces of meat were tender and full of flavor. It was an excellent meal.
We picked one of their cheesecakes for dessert and were not disappointed in that either. We thought it was quite inexpensive for both the quantity and the quality.
All in all, we were very happy and will have to make it a point.
It's the kind of place where you can feel at home whether dressed for a fancy dinner, or dining more casually, so it has a broad appeal. You'll enjoy it.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Thank BillP1215
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