In town for the sales and looking for someplace new and different to eat, shop or visit? Let the TDN help!
Following up on our popular Best Bets on the Jersey Shore series during Breeders' Cup week,
TDN subscribers now regularly recommend dining and shopping options to our out-of-town readers.
THE OLDE BRYAN INN (Saratoga, NY - Dining)
123 Maple Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY
Type: Most charming bar in town; authentic atmosphere
Among my favorites in Saratoga is a place that I can walk to from my house. The Old Bryan Inn is not named fancifully to give the impression of an old inn; it is the real deal and goes back prior to the Revolutionary War. To eat, I go no farther than the bar. It has a low wood beamed ceiling, great thick walls of stone, a fireplace
and above that, a bawdy oil depiction of Leda and the Swan. It is easily the most charming bar in town and it is full of fun folks much of the time. The food at the “OBI,” as we locals call it, is hearty. All of the soups are terrific and the chefs seem to take great pride in their
variety. I often go for the Reuben sandwich as well. The staff is experienced and well trained, there are a lot of staff members that have been there for years. The bar selections are extensive, the dress is casual, prices
are moderate and it has a very authentic atmosphere.
-- Tom Durkin, NYRA Announcer
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