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Saratoga: nice lunch spot?

first time visitors looking for lunch ideas... creative sandwiches, big salads, not that interested in burgers. thanks!

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  1. Scallions or Maestro's

    A long thread on best Saratoga restaurants:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/509653

    Search is your friend :)

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    1. re: financialdistrictresident

      Putnum market and Bread Basket have yummy sandwiches, Ravenous aweome crepes. I was really underwhelmed my my last visit to maestros on monday. I found the entire meal heavily salted and my partner felt underwhelmed as well.

    2. The best sandwiches are at Sangwych on Putnam St. For sit-down lunches, I'd recommend Max London's, Capriccio, or Maestro's.

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      Max London's Restaurant
      Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Springs, NY

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      1. re: gerchak198

        Haven't been to Sangwych yet . . . (in the former Lanci's and 8 Tables location?). What do you suggest there?

        1. re: financialdistrictresident

          The Sonny B. for your SO, and the Liam D. for you! Also the Asian tuna nachos as at 28 Tables.

      2. Scallions matches this request exactly.

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        1. re: PSZaas

          thanks to all...Scallions looks perfect.
          we are planning to hit Maestro's for dinner at some point, although i may change my mind and check out Capriccio instead. still in the recon stage.

          1. re: PSZaas

            I concur with your analysis of the request re: the food. However, I find Scallions to be a tough place to hold a conversation in with others at your table. The decor is very hard surface, lot's of tile, and the noise level, because of that, seems very high to me. May just be me. I do think they have some outside tables which might be a better choice for diners.

            1. re: trakman

              Quiet chat wasn't part of the OP's prescription, but I agree that it's not the most comfortable room in town. Honestly, though, it's the place to go for a well-heeled salad-centered lunch, and the noise level is pretty moderate. Most lunch days I'm more likely to be at Shirley's, or in the park with my Roma's sandwich.

              1. re: trakman

                trakman, I haven't experienced the noise level. That said, we probably had lunch after the 12/1 pm crowd had left . . .

                Also, it's not a place I would consider for dinner. IMHO more of a lunch place.

                Love their duck salad.

                Also, just remembered Hungry Spot for "to go" sandwiches.

            2. rudysmom, where did you end up? How was it?

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              1. re: financialdistrictresident

                we'll be there this Friday!
                i promise to report back.