Need A Realistic New Year's Resolution? Try These New Saratoga Restaurants That Opened In 2017
This year, skip the typical resolutions and make a resolution you'll want to keep: Eat at all of the newest restaurants in Saratoga Springs. 2017 was a big year for Saratoga's culinary scene. Three of the restaurants that were damaged in the 2016 Thanksgiving Fire have made their comebacks, many established restaurants welcomed new executive chefs, and plenty of new spots opened their doors. Check out some of our favorite new restaurants of 2017 in Saratoga:
The Blue Hen
After five long years of renovation and reinvention, The Adelphi Hotel reopened its doors in the fall. After a few finishing touches, they welcomed diners to The Blue Hen which focuses on farm-fresh ingredients for upscale breakfasts and dinners. Menu items include avocado toast and croissant french toast for breakfast plus bronzini and rack of venison for dinner.
A hole was left on Congress Street when Legend's Cafe announced it would close. Luckily, the empty space on the street and in our hearts was quickly filled by Dizzy Chicken. Skip the grocery store and grab an antibiotic and hormone-free rotisserie chicken at Dizzy the next time you don't feel like cooking.
NOTE: Braeburn Tavern closed permanently in January 2019
Braeburn Tavern is run by a husband and wife team who packed up everything in Boston to come to Saratoga, with three of their employees in tow. It took over the former home of The Crown Grill on Broadway. The menu features pub fare with a twist including buffalo cauliflower, pork belly tacos, and great takes on seafood. Check it out the next time you're on the hunt for lunch $10 and under.
Brunch is ingrained in the Saratoga lifestyle and it's definitely not limited to the millenial crowd. Farmer's Hardware is a great example of new age brunch that reaches beyond french toast and frittatas. Many dishes are vegetarian-friendly including the colonel flanders (a veggie take on chicken parm), the dragon bowl salad, and the side cripsy chili chickpeas.
Sinclair Saratoga & Buddha Noodle
NOTE: Sinclair Saratoga closed permanently after Summer 2019
Bar-cades are a growing trend in the nightlife scene across the country. Sinclair Saratoga is the first to open downtown with skiball, arcade classics, and an epic patio. They recently changed things up with the opening of Buddha Noodle, an Asian street food pop-up led by Chef Brady Duhame. Hit up Sinclair for your next Instagram photoshoot (and don't skip a shot in front of their neon sign wall).
Ronnie & Ralphie's/R&R Kitchen + Bar
NOTE: R&R Kitchen + Bar closed permanently in September 2019
This two-concept spot on Phila Street was brought to us by two Saratoga restaurant veterans, Ron Farber and Ralph Balsamo. Ralph has sinced stepped away from the business, so there may be a name change in the works for 2018. The downstairs menu is upscale, but approachable with items like a tuna poke bowl and Vietnamese chicken wings. Upstairs the menu is a step-up and features porcini dusted halibut, braised beef short ribs, and other elevated entrées.
Who We're Excited To Meet In 2018
Taverna Novo is opening at 62 Beekman Street in early 2018. The restaurant will be an intimate experience with only 50 seats. Their menu will bring wood-fired pizza, pasta and other Italian classics.
Here's to a prosperous 2018 filled with friends, family, and fantastic food!