The Long and Winding Road to Brindisi's (Saratoga Springs)
Ventured out without reservations and headed to Saratoga Springs. Started at Chianti's. An hour and a half wait. This was my third time to Chianti's. I have only actually eaten there once and the experience was mixed. Why do people love this place? I just don't get it. PS They still don't take reservations.
Next. . .
Wandered over to Max London's and put our name on a list.
Finally ended up at Brindisi's. People were really nice here. Server was very good. Place was crowded. Had some Utica chicken dish. Food was bland. PS Hounds posts on Brindisi's were spot on, as usual.
I think the right strategy is to give Chianti your name and cell number, and then go for a drink, to the Wine Bar, 9 Maple, someplace good. They'll phone. People love the place because of the food, the wine, the service and the atmosphere, most of the reasons that they're pretty blah about Brinidisi.