By Mark Genovese
Once again, there’s a restaurant located
at 62 Beekman Street in Saratoga Springs’
Shortly after Timothy Meaney put the
Beekman Street Bistro up for sale this past
winter, restaurateur Dominick DiVietro
stepped in to bring new life to the property.
DiVietro comes to the Beekman Street
Arts District with a the experience running
a similar restaurant in Washington Depot,
After renovation and the creation of a
“new American” cuisine menu, the establishment,
dubbed Restaurant at 62 Beekman,
opened June 8 on a limited basis offering
that day a lunch menu that included crab
cake or chicken herb sandwiches.
The restaurant celebrated its full-time
grand opening on July 6.
“We’re really proud to offer ‘farm-to-table’ meals,” DiVietro said. “We use produce that’s grown locally, so it’s fresh and natural, and it supports our local farmers.” The restaurant also contracted with local artists for decoration, and currently has five employees, he said.
“Our offerings are simple, yet on the creative side,” DiVietro added. “We take healthy, traditional ingredients and present with them with a slight twist. We hope that the community finds them exciting.”
The salad menu includes balsamic-marinated radicchio wrapped in pancetta and melted fontanelle cheese and entrees such as delicate layers of sauteéd shrimp, boursin, crispy wonton, and seasonal vegetables.
A local favorite has become its Pasta of Sun – which is cappellini tossed with asparagus, pine nuts, chevre and a roasted red pepper cream sauce.
The Restaurant at 62 Beekman is open seven days a week, from 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday to Wednesday; 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday, and Saturday; and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Reservations are recommended during the track season. The restaurant can be reached at 584-1022. Its website is 62beekman.com.