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Mar 25, 2006 06:48 PM

Saratoga Springs, NY

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Will be visiting the area and Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. Would appreciate recommendations for good food --- breakfast, lunch & dinner.

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  1. Breakfast: First recommendation would be the Corner Cafe (two locations, one just off Broadway, and one in a more obscure location (Most locals can tell you how to get there.) Other breakfast locations are Shirleys Diner, on West Avenue, and Comptons, on Broadway. All of the above are good, and not expensive.

    Lunch: Toscano Forno across from the City Center is very Art Deco, very trendy, and has great wood fired pizza and Italian specialities, very very inexpensive prices. $10 to $12 bucks will get you out of there with money in your pocket.

    Dinner: If you're a carnivore, Cliffs Country Inn on Route 9P, south of the city, is the place to go. Prime Rib, steaks, red meat. Not all that expensive, and most everybody in town can tell you how to get there.

    Big bucks meals: 43 Phila, Chez Sophie. My personal favorite is Chez Sophie, but they are moving to another location, so may be closing or closed.

    You also cant go wrong on Everglades (BBQ), the Ripe Tomato, the Public House, or Bentleys (good basic Italian at Bentleys)

    Wherever you are staying, they can tell you how to get to all of these places. Many have web sites; just Google them.

    Enjoy my home town.

    5 Replies
    1. re: SaratogaBill

      I drove past Chez Sophie today (Easter Sunday 4-16-06) and the place looked still in operation, of course they were not open for dinner on Sunday anyway. Have you any more info on the planned move?

      1. re: feelinpeckish

        Any updates to this list since 2006??

        1. re: eenie1

          Plenty of updates to this list all over this board. Chez Sophie and 43 Phila are both gone. Lots of new places. Have fun!

          1. re: PSZaas

            Sadly, I never got to Chez Sophie . . .

            I think of Bentleys as more pub fare than Italian.

            You might want to check out

          2. re: eenie1

            IMHO, best breakfast is Beverly's, although the service is often terrible; my go-to lunch places currently are Max London's, Virgil's House, and Maestro's. Best dinner s(for me) are Maestro's, Chianti, Max London's, Beekman St. Bistro.

            Max London's Restaurant
            Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Springs, NY