Guidebook for Saratoga Springs

Lezlie
Guidebook for Saratoga Springs

Food Scene

Just 10 minutes out of town, fun, casual drive-in for burgers, hot dogs, fries and milkshakes! You can also get a garden burger & sweet potato fries!
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Farmer's Daughters' Drive In
882 NY-29
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Just 10 minutes out of town, fun, casual drive-in for burgers, hot dogs, fries and milkshakes! You can also get a garden burger & sweet potato fries!
Indian food just around the corner - what's not to love!? Sometimes I'll drop by for a Mango Lassi-fix.
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Little India
60 Court St
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Indian food just around the corner - what's not to love!? Sometimes I'll drop by for a Mango Lassi-fix.
This "conscious" breakfast eatery is owned by my friend Nancy Holzman ... amazing farm2table breakfast food -- Good Morning donates a percentage of each order to a range of charities.
Good Morning Café
2100 Doubleday Ave
This "conscious" breakfast eatery is owned by my friend Nancy Holzman ... amazing farm2table breakfast food -- Good Morning donates a percentage of each order to a range of charities.
Smaller, quieter coffee shop. Fair-trade & organic focus and locally-owned.
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Saratoga Coffee Traders
447 Broadway
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Smaller, quieter coffee shop. Fair-trade & organic focus and locally-owned.
Pizza & wings in the 'hood! Plus homemade soups and salads .... What could be easier?
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Spring Street Deli & Pizzeria
132 Spring St
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Pizza & wings in the 'hood! Plus homemade soups and salads .... What could be easier?
Wonderful array of tapas-style dishes - funky urban bistro feel.
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Boca Bistro
384 Broadway
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Wonderful array of tapas-style dishes - funky urban bistro feel.
It's so wonderful to have a sushi restaurant we can walk to! I'm very partial to their Rama Garden dish with peanut sauce. ("PhilaFusion", the sister restaurant next door, is more "soho" eclectic.)
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Sushi Thai Garden
44 Phila St
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It's so wonderful to have a sushi restaurant we can walk to! I'm very partial to their Rama Garden dish with peanut sauce. ("PhilaFusion", the sister restaurant next door, is more "soho" eclectic.)
Owned and operated by Mexicans, we enjoy the food and the welcoming environment -- of course, margaritas and shots of tequila add to the vibe!
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El Mexicano Restaurant
208 S Broadway
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Owned and operated by Mexicans, we enjoy the food and the welcoming environment -- of course, margaritas and shots of tequila add to the vibe!
Good, basic breakfast food. Homemade jams!
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Country Corner Cafe
25 Church St
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Good, basic breakfast food. Homemade jams!
Upscale European-style bakery with some soups, etc. Lovely atmosphere.
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Mrs. London's Bakery
464 Broadway
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Upscale European-style bakery with some soups, etc. Lovely atmosphere.
Locally owned and newly opened, this sweet cafe offers an "artisan" breakfast & lunch menu. (Plus gluten free options!)
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Sweet Mimi's Café & Bakery
47 Phila St
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Locally owned and newly opened, this sweet cafe offers an "artisan" breakfast & lunch menu. (Plus gluten free options!)
This locally owned bakery & small cafe is now run by the second generation of the clan! Offers baked goods, soups & salads made on the premises. (Gluten free options available - usually.)
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The Bread Basket Bakery
65 Spring St
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This locally owned bakery & small cafe is now run by the second generation of the clan! Offers baked goods, soups & salads made on the premises. (Gluten free options available - usually.)
The new "hot" spot for coffee in the oh-so "uptown" Franklin Square zone!
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Spot Coffee
55 Railroad Pl
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The new "hot" spot for coffee in the oh-so "uptown" Franklin Square zone!
Excellent soups, delightful salads, artisan paninis -- in a beautiful & creatively charming atmosphere with lots of light. (I love "doing lunch" here!)
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Scallions
44 Lake Ave
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Excellent soups, delightful salads, artisan paninis -- in a beautiful & creatively charming atmosphere with lots of light. (I love "doing lunch" here!)
Delightful crepes & exceptional pommes frites ... need I say more?! (Gluten-free menu, 2!)
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Ravenous
21 Phila St
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Delightful crepes & exceptional pommes frites ... need I say more?! (Gluten-free menu, 2!)
Interesting mix of Asian cuisines, with wonderful round, red banquettes - generally fairly quiet.
Izumi Sushi
63 Putnam St
Interesting mix of Asian cuisines, with wonderful round, red banquettes - generally fairly quiet.
Eclectic, creative menu ... love their wild mushroom & black rice risotto! Wonderful place to experiment with new flavors!
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Duo Japanese Cuisine & Hibachi
175 S Broadway
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Eclectic, creative menu ... love their wild mushroom & black rice risotto! Wonderful place to experiment with new flavors!
Fairly new to Saratoga, has already gained a good reputation, pairing Belgium beer with mussels, et al.
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The Merry Monk
84 Henry St
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Fairly new to Saratoga, has already gained a good reputation, pairing Belgium beer with mussels, et al.
uthentic Louisiana & Southern cooking -- fried chicken, collard greens, andouille sausage & red beans ... total atmosphere, amazing food. Hattie originally opened her restaurant in 1938!
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Hattie's
45 Phila St
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uthentic Louisiana & Southern cooking -- fried chicken, collard greens, andouille sausage & red beans ... total atmosphere, amazing food. Hattie originally opened her restaurant in 1938!

Drinks & Nightlife

Neighborhood ease, great beer on tap, I love their roasted brussels sprouts! (Who knew?!)
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The Brook Tavern
139 Union Ave
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Neighborhood ease, great beer on tap, I love their roasted brussels sprouts! (Who knew?!)
Where I go when I need to feel like a sane & grounded adult ... elegant, quieter environment (conversation easier earlier in evening). Delicious warmed nuts and olives!
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The Wine Bar
417 Broadway
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Where I go when I need to feel like a sane & grounded adult ... elegant, quieter environment (conversation easier earlier in evening). Delicious warmed nuts and olives!
Good brew, good pub food, good local hang-out.
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The Local - Pub & Teahouse
142 Grand Ave
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Good brew, good pub food, good local hang-out.
Considered a very good neighborhood bar & restaurant, serving only handcrafted beers, artisan cheeses and farm-fresh food. Very fun atmosphere!
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Henry Street Taproom
86 Henry St
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Considered a very good neighborhood bar & restaurant, serving only handcrafted beers, artisan cheeses and farm-fresh food. Very fun atmosphere!
A legendary Saratoga tradition! Voted 3rd Best Irish Brew Pub world-wide! Over 25 brews on tap ... and one of the best places to take in live music!
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The Parting Glass
40 42Lake Avenue
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A legendary Saratoga tradition! Voted 3rd Best Irish Brew Pub world-wide! Over 25 brews on tap ... and one of the best places to take in live music!

Everything Else

Our public library is a lovely place to sit and work or take in a new book.
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Saratoga Springs Public Library
49 Henry St
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Our public library is a lovely place to sit and work or take in a new book.
Just in case!
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CVS
34 Congress St
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Just in case!

Shopping

My friend Heid Westi owns this beautiful upscale women's shop on Broadway -- with her creative flair and sense of style, well worth stopping in to try on a few things!
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Lifestyles of Saratoga
436 Broadway
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My friend Heid Westi owns this beautiful upscale women's shop on Broadway -- with her creative flair and sense of style, well worth stopping in to try on a few things!
Saratoga has a bookstore once again!! Do stop in -- such a lovely store and environment. Check out their shelf of local authors while you're at it.
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Northshire Bookstore
424 Broadway
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Saratoga has a bookstore once again!! Do stop in -- such a lovely store and environment. Check out their shelf of local authors while you're at it.
THE locally-owned coffee shop ... you'll bump into everyone here! Bagels and soups, as well.
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Uncommon Grounds Coffee & Tea
402 Broadway
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THE locally-owned coffee shop ... you'll bump into everyone here! Bagels and soups, as well.
Rare, used, & out-of-print books ... with room-upon-room to explore under the old Saratoga Bank. Wonderful place to "lose yourself" for a bit!
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Lyrical Ballad Bookstore
7 Phila St
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Rare, used, & out-of-print books ... with room-upon-room to explore under the old Saratoga Bank. Wonderful place to "lose yourself" for a bit!

Entertainment & Activities

Are you kidding?!? Ice cream at its creative best! One of the first original B&J's, located across from Congress Park in a converted gas station building. Brings out the "kid" in everyone!
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Ben & Jerry’s
34 Phila St
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Are you kidding?!? Ice cream at its creative best! One of the first original B&J's, located across from Congress Park in a converted gas station building. Brings out the "kid" in everyone!

Arts & Culture

Local theater served up in the Spa Little Theater, right next to SPAC in the State Park.
Home Made Theater
320 Broadway
Local theater served up in the Spa Little Theater, right next to SPAC in the State Park.
Skidmore College hosts a very impressive season of performance and musical talent in this magnificent recital hall.
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Arthur Zankel Music Center
815 N Broadway
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Skidmore College hosts a very impressive season of performance and musical talent in this magnificent recital hall.
From Dave Matthews to Phish to the NYC Ballet and the Philadelphia Orchestra ... so amazing that they all come here to Saratoga!
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Saratoga Performing Arts Center
108 Avenue of the Pines
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From Dave Matthews to Phish to the NYC Ballet and the Philadelphia Orchestra ... so amazing that they all come here to Saratoga!
Our beautiful new 11-screen movie theater house ... we can walk to!!
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Bow Tie Cinemas
19 Railroad Pl
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Our beautiful new 11-screen movie theater house ... we can walk to!!

Sightseeing

So much history, so much beauty! Designed by Frederick Law Olmstead (landscape architect of NYC's Central Park), this is Saratoga's "sweet spot"- historic carousel, mineral springs, and ducks!
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Congress Park
268 Broadway
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So much history, so much beauty! Designed by Frederick Law Olmstead (landscape architect of NYC's Central Park), this is Saratoga's "sweet spot"- historic carousel, mineral springs, and ducks!