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WORST and BEST in SARATOGA SPRINGS

What are your best and worst restaurants you have dined at?

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  1. I'm sure someone else will respond with how you can find the Saratoga Springs food reviews on this blog. I'm not sure how to do it. Saratoga Springs restaurants have been exhaustingly dealt with on this blog. Well in excess of 200 comments or more.

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    1. re: trakman

      Yes, just type "saratoga" into the search box on the top of the page. All the threads will come up.

      1. re: rrems

        Its been a long time since any of threads are that recent, seeing wuite a few have closed and new ones have opened!

        1. re: leavinglasvegas

          Yes, I too would like to know what is good in Saratoga Springs.

        2. re: rrems

          Thanks, rrems. This is a great tip. All the individual Toga restaurant threads come up.

          I just went to Sperry's for brunch recently. Had not been there for brunch before, just dinner. Overall two good experiences. I'll have to post specifics about the food on the Sperry's thread when I get a chance . . .

      2. We've had a lot of discussion about meals we've enjoyed the most (these days, Sperry's is my favorite for best food, 9 Maple for best drink), but not so much about the town's low points. I've had consistently poor food, served poorly, at Lillian's, a popular joint on Broadway. I won't go there again voluntarily.

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        1. re: PSZaas

          I had a horrible meal at Lillians the last time I was there. My dish was over salted and they couldn't cook a filet for my dad to save their own life. My coffee cup also had lipstick on it. I would avoid that place like the plague.

            1. re: gerchak198

              Gerchak you are on point with that one!

        2. My current bests for dinner are Sperry's, Maestro's, Saratoga National. Capriccio Saratoga, Harvest and Hearth for more casual dining.

          I usually post on this thread:

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

          I prefer to focus on the positive . . .

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          1. re: financialdistrictresident

            I understand you want to focus on the positive, but your best could be someones worst...the thread you recommend dates back to 2008 with the last post in 2011. Quite a few of the places mentioned have since closed: Dine, Gotchya's. Springwater, 8 tables, Lanci's, Brindisis, Chez Sophie, etc..It needs updating. I would say that Maestros and sperrys have both improved since then, also 28 tables was a best, now leaning to a not so!

          2. I like Wheatfields. It's my favorite restaurant in Saratoga Springs. It's an Italian place with very good pasta dishes and nice wine. It does get crowded so go early...

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            1. re: olivia7261

              olivia7261, how often do you get to Wheatfields from the city? What are your favorite pasta dishes? Tell me more about the food.

              I've never been to either Wheatfields location (Saratoga Springs, Clifton Park) . . .

              1. re: financialdistrictresident

                Wheatfields has one of the best happy hours in Saratoga, highly recommend it!

                1. re: leavinglasvegas

                  we tried the clifton park location yesterday and really liked it. it was my first time at either although my wife has been to the saratoga location.

                2. re: financialdistrictresident

                  I only get up to Saratoga Springs about once a year but I have been going for the past 10 years so I have been to Wheatfields many times (my first time in 2005). I always have at least one meal there when I am in SS. Sorry I dont remember specific dishes but they have fresh pastas and I've never had a bad pasta dish there. If you go up there often I recommend trying it.

                3. Folks, we've removed a few posts from this thread. Just a quick reminder that if you don't like a thread or a post, it's find to pass it by without answering. But please avoid answering to tell someone you don't like how they've chosen to post -- there's room on Chowhound for threads in different styles and approaches. It's fine to have a long running thread about a particular region that gets updated periodically. It's also fine to have additional threads about the same region.