Saratoga Springs- what's good for dinner?
We are traveling to Saratoga next weekend for a wedding and will arrive in town probably around 7 p.m. on Friday evening. Where is good for my husband and I to go for dinner? We'll have a car.
Too many choices to list, depending on what you're interested in eating and how much you want to spend. Hattie's for fried chicken and Southern stuff, Sperry's or One Caroline for Old Saratoga (One Caroline probably has jazz on Friday nights). Beekman Street Bistro for upscale market cuisine; Chianti for N. Italian; Wine Bar for small plates. Lots more choices, too, depending on what you want to eat.
Beekman Street Bistro
62 Beekman St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
417 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Chianti Il Ristorante
208 S Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
45 Phila St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
30 1 2 Caroline St, Saratoga Springs, NY
One Caroline Street Bistro
1 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
If the wait is too long at Chianti, my first choice, try their bistro on the other end of Broadway, Forno. I always like the Wine Bar and the Beekman St Bistro is a lot of fun. I know a lot of people like One Caroline but I am not a fan. People forget about Scallions down on Lake Ave a bit but I like the new atmosphere there.....
We went to Hattie's over the weekend. They served some very delicious biscuits and cornbread in the beginning. We then shared the crabcakes to start. Not the best thing -- pretty much all filler. Then we had the fried chicken and mac and cheese. They were both excellent renditions. The fried chicken platter (huge -- 4 pieces) was crispy, juicy and flavorful. It came with two sides -- we picked the smashed potatoes and collard greens, both very well prepared. The mac and cheese was very good as well, with a crispy coating. We shared the pecan pie which was good as it wasn't too sweet, topped with fresh whipped cream. We had tons of leftovers. Overall, a very delightful experience.
Chez Sophie has had some love on this board, but we had such a disappointing experience the last time we were there (in September).
re: Miss Needle
We've been there several times since they moved to Saratoga and find the food better than in their prior location. Of course, I get the impression that the chef is becoming a bit more creative with the recipes, which we love, but which is not for everyone. We generally get the chef's tasting menu when we go, as we like the surprise.
Incidentally, I heard that their former sous chef took over the diner building; unfortunately, I haven't been and can't remember the new name, but have heard good things.
We also really love Beekman Street.
my vote is for the Wine Bar or Beekman street bistro...both use exceptional ingredients, have innovative cooking styles and menus, and decent prices. Here's the link to my review of Beekman Street Bistro.
I second the earlier poster about One Caroline...I just don't get what all the hubub is about...