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.
Sperry's (Saratoga, NY - Dining)
30 1/2 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs Route 9, NY
Type: Great staff and a fresh new menu for 2011.
In Saratoga, especially during the race meet, the choice of a restaurant is much more about matching the mood, the atmosphere and, to some extent, the prices to what you want for your guests. Unlike most small college towns a long way from anywhere, Saratoga is overwhelmed by average-to-moderate eating places which come and go as quickly as Triple Crown contenders in the spring. When a restaurant survives five years in the Spa, you can bet it’s surpassing the expectations of a very fickle crowd.
Year in, year out, my most reliable choice for a combination of all the factors mentioned above is Sperry’s. The menu has been freshened for 2011, but many of the stand-bys remain. The place has gentrified over the years, the a/c is much improved, but, most importantly, they have a great team in the kitchen, behind the bar and waiting tables. Borrowing an overused expression from bloodstock agents when justifying a yearling purchase, “Sperry’s ticks all the boxes”.
-- Terence Collier (Fasig-Tipton Director of Marketing)
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