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Jul 23, 2011 04:50 PM

Saratoga Springs--Upscale recommendations

I am traveling to Saratoga next week. Have been there many times before---but need help selecting two upscale restaurants. Thus far, we already have reservations at Siros and Prime at Saratoga National. After searching the boards, I was thinking of Mouzon House or Maestros (have never been)---or possibly Siros Trattoria---but wasn't sure if it is actually up and running. Would like a nice/comfortable atmosphere with great food (American French, or Italian). Cost is not really a factor and we have a car. Any advice and/or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Mouzon House
1 York Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Prime at Saratoga National
458 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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  1. Beekman Street Bistro is worth looking at; Capriccio Saratoga is open, and probably meets your needs, as does Chianti. Visitors to Saratoga will also be congregating at the new incarnation of Sperry's. Your own suggestions of Mouzon House or Maestros won't do you wrong, either. Saratoga dining mostly falls into the two categories of "upscale" and "dive." There's not much in the middle ground.

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

    Mouzon House
    1 York Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

    1. Siros Trattoria had its formal opening, complete with Kevin Dillon, cutting the ribbon. I guess he is some big TV star. Prime has been voted best steak in a local newspaper poll, and, from all I hear, is pretty good. I've eaten at the Mouzon House, and not sure it meets your upscale needs. The original Siros I have no recommendation on, but do know, since my Wall Streeter son has eaten there, that you better bring big bucks. They have a standing menu board on the street outside Siros all during the track season. You might want to take a ride up Lincoln Avenue and check the menu out before making a commitment. No great French restaurant in the area, since Chez Sophie closed. I would also second the Chianti recommendation. Have never had a bad meal there, and they now do take reservations. Didn't do that since they opened.

      Chez Sophie
      534 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

      Mouzon House
      1 York Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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      1. re: trakman

        Ditto no French food in S. Springs. . .except Mrs. London's for pastries :)

      2. What do you mean by upscale?

        I have not been to Siro's. Prime at Saratoga National is upscale but I wouldn't consider it "fine dining". For food my two favorite restaurants in S. Springs are The Wine Bar and Saratoga National. If you go to Saratoga National suggest you request Steve as your server. Twenty 8 Tables might also work for you . . .more upscale than Chianti's.

        This is a long thread on the best of SS:

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            1. re: financialdistrictresident

              Thank you very much for your suggestions! I will ask for Steve at Saratoga National.....Twenty Eight Tables looks quite nice....I was considering Chianti (have been there before when they did not take reservations) but may switch this one to Twenty Eight Tables. Am I correct that "The Lodge" has been sold and re-opened as Siro's Trattoria?? I see a few scattered mentions of this online and have read Trakman's post but there is no website or menu as of yet that I can find. I am concerned that it may be too soon to try this one. Would love to hear if anyone has been or knows. I appreciate everyone's advice!

              1. re: Debbie

                I just posted a link to the TU article re: The Lodge. It is now Siro's Trattoria.

                We'll be eating in Albany more now that track season has started . . .went to Yono's and plan to have the tasting dinner at The Wine Bar on lark next month. Also need to check out Taste . . .happy eating :)

                1. re: Debbie

                  Sorry financialdistrictresident!....just hit your link....but would still like to see a menu and hear from someone who has been to Siro's new Trattoria.