Angelo Mazzone has a new seasonal dining experience, The Porch at Saratoga National.
The new outdoor offering opened in May at Saratoga National Golf Club.
The Porch is an open-air, gastro pub. The elevated casual dining restaurant overlooks the 18th green, infinity pool, and owl pond. The Porch is surrounded by fresh herbs, planted and grown by the Green Bed Project.
It is open daily for lunch and dinner, dessert, cold and crisp refreshers, and Sunday brunch.
Hours of operation are weekdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; weekends from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and brunch until 2 p.m. It will be open through mid-October, weather dependent.
Walk-ins are welcome.
The outdoor bar is open daily at 4 p.m.
“There is a special feeling here that can’t be matched anywhere else” said general manager, Heather O’Neill. “Prime at Saratoga National saw a need for a new, modern restaurant … a way to bring guests back to Saratoga National with a new, more upscale casual dining experience.”
She said the menu is inspired by creating unique experiences with friends and family through cocktails and shareable plates. It includes an assortment of fresh, creative salads and appetizers, fruits de mer and shareable steam pots.
There are also classic main dishes like lobster club, wagyu smashed burger, BLT Kobe dog, steak frites and fried chicken sandwich. Something fresh for local and new patrons. The same menu is available for lunch and dinner all day.
The Porch offers an airy bistro feel with hints of greenery. She said the look, feel, and menu were inspired by a Rockefeller Center restaurant.
The menu for The Porch was created by Saratoga National executive chef Brandon Johnson with guidance by chef Julian Alonzo, the regional executive chef for Food+ by Compass Group.
Alonzo has more than 25 years of culinary experience, working in celebrated kitchens in the country such as La Caravelle and Maxims in New York City. Johnson has extensive industry experience within the greater Capital Region.
To tour the space and learn more about holding events at Saratoga National Golf Club, call 518-583-4653, ext 3, or email HeatherO@mazzonehospitality.com.