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Jul 17, 2007 04:45 AM

Saratoga - Comments on my 3 choices?

Heading to Saratoga Springs for a few days of racing. Looking for top quality food and service, but in a more modern/non-stuffy atmosphere. Open to any ethnic influence. Have been to Springwater and Wine Bar. Liked both, but not extremely impressed. Looking for something else. Have decided on Beekman Street Bistro, Tiznow and Mare. Other finalists were dine, Grey Gelding and Lancis.

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  1. You'll be fine; haven't been to Mare--it's under new management. Former owner was the owner of Chianti, which is one of our favorites. Grey Gelding is good; Lancis is great, but doesn't take reservations, and is very small. Beekman Street Bistro is the best of the lot.

    Beekman Street Bistro
    62 Beekman St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

    Wine Bar
    417 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

    Chianti Il Ristorante
    208 S Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

    Tiznow Restaurant
    84 Henry St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

    Mare Mare Ristorante
    17 Maple Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

    Grey Gelding Bistro & Bar
    423 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

    68 Putnam St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

    Springwater Bistro
    139 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

    1. I love Beekman Street Bistro. I thought Tiznow was fine but it didn't blow me away. Haven't tried Mare.

      I think Chez Sophie has really hit its stride in the new location, and Chef Paul Parker has been trying some fun stuff now that he has Mark Graham in the kitchen. Recently had a duck breast w/ tamarind and green peppercorn that was the second-best duck of my entire life. You can check out their website (the "news" button will take you to their latest weekly newsletter) at

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      1. re: meg944

        Hitting Chez Sophie for lunch before a spa appt w/a friend. Any recommendatios?

        1. re: meg944

          I finally got to Beekman Street Bistro. Up there with Bloomer's and The Wine Bar. The soft shell crab was delicious. They charge for bread service which was something I haven't even seen in NYC. Heard good things about Springwater Bistro and Max but have not been yet. Dine was okay. I liked Beekman Street Bistro better.

        2. Chianti was great at the old location, haven't tried the new. I think the small places on Beekman are great. Give Scallions a try down on Lake ave, moved from broadway and there is supposed to be a new cheesesteak place behind it on Henry street, in the same building. I really like the pub food at the Parting Glass (especially the wings). Your choices were great with me. One last, the Moussan House (sp?) is a nice place with small, intimate atmosphere.

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          1. re: jspear

            Might want to try Lanci's as they are closing in Sept.-no problems-they just want to do other things. Definitely consider Max London's on Broadway next to Mrs. London's (Beekman St. Bistro's former chef is now cooking at Max's).

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