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Elisa515 Apr 29, 2011 10:40 AM

Since I always enjoy your restaurant discussions, I thought I'd see if you have some good ideas for dinner this Sunday in the Saratoga area. I'd been hoping to try the place in Malta you liked, but now I see it's closed. And then I looked at your recommendation for 51 Front St. in Ballston Spa, but it's closed on Sundays according to the website.

My mom lives in Saratoga, so she goes to plenty of places in town. I'd really like to take her somewhere she might not have tried before.

Otherwise, there are of course plenty of great options in town.

Thanks in advance for any ideas!

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  1. financialdistrictresident RE: Elisa515 May 14, 2011 08:42 AM

    Hi Elisa515, thanks for your kind words.

    I've been off Chowhound for awhile . . . my apologies I'm just reading your post now.

    I hope you and mom had a delicious dinner:)

    Where did you end up?

    PS I haven't been to 51 Front in a long time . . . I would have suggested 28 Tables (closed Sunday & Monday) or Sperry's (open 7 days) if she hasn't been. Capriccio Saratoga (will be open 7 days) soon . . .

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      Elisa515 RE: financialdistrictresident May 14, 2011 02:28 PM

      No worries! I could tell you weren't deliberately ignoring my query.

      We had a great dinner, at Maestro's, which was doing the prix-fixe 7 days a week. Not sure what they'll do after the move. The five-onion bisque was fantastic, as was the salmon on a bed of all sorts of stuff. The lemon cream pie (I think that's what it was) for desert was perfectly tart and light.

      51 Front is closed on Sundays, so we'll have to try it another time (maybe in a couple weeks when I visit to set up my mother's new iMac). 28 Tables had a similar Sunday problem.

      Sperry's is one of my brother's favorites (our Mom actually lives on on the same street, but a few blocks away). Where is Capriccio?

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        financialdistrictresident RE: Elisa515 May 14, 2011 04:42 PM

        Maestro's is a favorite and budget friendly. My SO is a big fan of the onion bisque :)

        Capriccio Saratoga will open in the Dine space (we just ate at Dine recently, not sure if the transition has started yet) end of May/June.

        BTW Saratoga National is also closed on Sundays except for brunch. I think Mondays also. Sundays and Mondays we usually end up at Sperry's or a more casual place . . .

        51 Front is not a destination place.

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          Elisa515 RE: financialdistrictresident May 14, 2011 06:59 PM

          Honestly, we couldn't have been happier than we were at Maestro's. Truly attentive and caring service, delicious food, reasonable price, nice bottle of wine, we were able to walk there and back, and it was quiet enough that we had a nice conversation (we being three people). I only hope the new space will provide as nice an experience, and I'm glad they'll have a bar for waiting. Sounds like the outdoor dining area will be a good addition to the Saratoga dining scene too.

          I guess Sunday isn't much of a going-out night in Saratoga outside of the summer season.

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            financialdistrictresident RE: Elisa515 May 15, 2011 05:51 AM

            I'm glad Maestro's is moving to a larger space. The patio seating sounds good also. 28 Tables has a nice bar area now, the space is a big improvement over 8 Tables which they use for private parties. I hope Maestro's does as well. Sometimes bigger is not better. . .

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