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New Year's Eve Saratoga Springs/Malta - need recs

financialdistrictresident Nov 30, 2008 07:09 AM

This year we will be spending New Year's Eve Upstate. Do restaurants typically have a special New Year's Eve menu with a set price or just the regular menu? I'm thinking Bloomer's, etc. Would appreciate your suggestions. I hope it's not too late to book. . . thanks in advance. fdr

  1. jaylhorner Nov 30, 2008 08:04 AM

    Bloomer's sounds great to me. Have you tried them since the new chef arrived? They are better than ever.
    I would avoid dining downtown, since it's packed with people for First Night.

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    1. re: jaylhorner
      financialdistrictresident Nov 30, 2008 09:14 AM

      jaylhorner, didn't know Bloomer's had a new chef. . . Do you know where Mark Lawrence went? Thanks for the tip on avoiding downtown.

      1. re: financialdistrictresident
        jaylhorner Nov 30, 2008 11:48 AM

        Back as #2 at Chez Sophie

        1. re: jaylhorner
          financialdistrictresident Dec 2, 2008 10:43 AM

          Thanks, jaylhorner. We are also looking at The Inn at Erlowest . . .

          1. re: financialdistrictresident
            jaylhorner Dec 2, 2008 09:45 PM

            Dale Miller at The Inn at Erlowest is great! They are doing a few overnight packages there.

          2. re: jaylhorner
            Miss Needle Dec 2, 2008 11:29 AM

            I was at Chez Sophie over the weekend for brunch and was pleasantly surprised (considering the meal I had last year there was a bit of a miss). I had the farro soup that was very well prepared with bacon and a shoulder steak with valdeon cheese (a bargain at $13 for a generous portion -- only ended up eating half of my meal), asparagus and roasted potatoes.

            1. re: Miss Needle
              financialdistrictresident Dec 3, 2008 04:16 AM

              Thanks Miss Needle. I still have not been to Chez Sophie. Not sure we want to get caught up in the First Night crowds.

      2. jspear Dec 4, 2008 09:30 AM

        We have had a good experience on NYEve at the Lakeridge in Round Lake, a favorite anyways.....

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          financialdistrictresident Dec 4, 2008 09:39 AM

          Thanks, jspear. We will check it out. Had dinner the other weekend at Good Times (it was late, location was close). Charming place, been around 30 years, so sad the food's nothing special since they are right on the lake.

          1. re: financialdistrictresident
            jspear Dec 4, 2008 10:21 AM

            It is really nothing special, I think owned or used to be owned by OBI folks, never understood the mediocrity.....

        2. financialdistrictresident Dec 4, 2008 09:36 AM

          Bloomer's New Year's Eve prix fix menu will be available next week. They will email it to me then.

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