The sunshine on your face. The hustle and bustle of people out and about. A delicious meal in front of you. Patio dining is coming very soon to Saratoga, and just in time for Easter!
Dine Outside in Saratoga & Watch All the Excitement
Patio dining once again returns to Saratoga Springs on April 1st, which of course happens coincide with Easter this year. The high forecasted for Sunday is 38 degrees F, which is admittedly a bit chilly to be dining outdoors. If you have your heart set on eating outside for Easter, bundle up and go for it – you might have the patio to yourself! Or, make note of where the best patio dining is for the very near future.
If you’d like to take advantage of patio dining right in the heart of Saratoga Springs, where you can people watch and be around the excitement and commotion of the city, you might try Cantina, Harvey’s Restaurant and Bar, or Gaffney’s.
Cantina is located right on Broadway and they specialize in amazing Mexican food created from fresh, local ingredients. They also serve up a fantastic margarita, which could be super refreshing to enjoy on the patio!
Harvey’s Restaurant on Phila Street and Gaffney’s on Caroline Street both have lively and fun bar atmospheres. Harvey’s is known for their authentic Irish fare, and Gaffney’s has classic American cuisine with burgers, sandwiches, and much more. Gaffney’s also has a really spacious area in the back of the restaurant that is just perfect for dining outside.
Consider Dining by the Lake
You might also consider Nostalgia Ale House & Wine Bar, located in nearby Malta, or Villago Pizzeria & Ristorante in Ballston Lake. Nostalgia is located right on Saratoga Lake, and Villago is on Ballston Lake.
Bring Your Dog With You!
Yes, you can have your patio dining and bring your dog too! As of 2015, New York State restaurants can choose whether or not to allow dogs on patios, and several Saratoga area restaurants choose to. The aforementioned Lake Local and Nostalgia both allow dogs, as do Peabody’s, Boca Bistro, The Wine Bar, and more.
One caveat: Some restaurants will only allow dogs on the patio, but not inside the restaurant. They can also change their rules at any time, so it’s always safe to call ahead and confirm the pet policy before heading out.