Bookmakers Restaurant - Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs

3.8
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41 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Bookmakers offers convenient, casual dining in a comfortable atmosphere. Located at the Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs, our full service restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a contemporary setting. Dining is also available in the lounge and seasonally on our patio overlooking Broadway in historic Saratoga Springs. Selections include traditional American fare plus lite offerings such as salads, burgers and wraps. Try our Bookmakers chips-home style potato chips served warm, salty and seasoned. Holidays are always celebrated at our place either with bountiful buffets or special menus. We welcome large parties and have plenty of choices for all including an extensive kids menu. Whether it be for a quick meal, a celebration or important business meeting, Bookmakers is a sure bet!
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3.8based on recent ratings
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3.7
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3.3
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Fatty
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good place to catch up with friends and family. A bit disappointed on my New Yorker burger. It was well done rather than medium which I ordered. But overall I have good time having dinner at the restaurant.

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JeffS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food at reasonable prices. All of the staff including the manager and the bartenders were friendly and accommodating.

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PatS
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This may be terrible to say, but it was far better than expected for a Holiday Inn restaurant. Pleasantly surprised. Plan to go back again.

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vipNYC4Me
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We couldn’t get waited on so we walked out.

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RoseNY
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Our waitress was delightful. The chips served in the bar area were fantastic...served warm! My husband's fish fry was very good. My pulled pork wrap was OK. Would have preferred the coleslaw on the side and not in the wrap.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving Dinner was Perfect we all got exactly what what we wanted on time food and drink (coctail) service was excellent, our server was very sweet!

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RonnieG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always terrific food and very polite staff

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BrandtG
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the breakfast buffet it was outstanding.We returned for dinner and were very pleased.

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WilliamK
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Traditionally, every year five of us attend Saratoga Race Track together. We often try different restaurants for breakfast and dinner. This was the first time we went to Bookmakers and each of us loved your
restaurant. The food was fantastic; from the omelet station to the buffet tables. It was agreed that Bookmakers was our destination every year for breakfast.

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JuleighW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect place to gather with friends after a day at the track. Great food, friendly service, nice clean would derful atmosphere.

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Toujourmoi
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have remodeled and it's delightful! The food is great and the dining area is quiet....you can actually visit!

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Chrissy
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Excellent steak. However, they have changed their menu, and I was disappointed they no longer have shrimp cocktail.

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Chrissy
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2017
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was good. Treated our child very well, and had good children's menu options.

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vipDerekH
Atlantic City
24 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We eat at Bookmakers at least once when in Saratoga Springs. The food is good and you avoid all the racetrack crowd. It is easy to get a table. Although the menu changed a couple of years ago, the Jim Dandy rib eye and Prime Rib are still available and terrific. Andrew is a terrific server and everyone is nice.

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Chrissy
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I made a reservation, and was seated promptly. Food was excellent, and the service was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
37 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Nice comfortable hotel bar/restaurant. Good value

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2017
Overall3food2service5ambience4

We had lovely server at bar. My meal was overdone and horrible.my husband had a wonderful steak so it was ok. Nothing special.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 13 year old son and I dined here on Mother's Day. The service was fantastic. We both enjoyed our dinners. Excellent menu for our liking.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mothers Day Brunch which was very nicely setup and with a great deal of selection for the price paid. Will most likely be back next year

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2016
Overall1food1service3ambience3

This restaurant is very nice and fancy, and the service is decent, but the food was terrible and I thought that it was a waste of my money. The broccoli that I ordered was overcooked and tasteless, and the portion sizes were way too small for what I was paying. The menu is also very misleading, because the appetizer I ordered did not say that it would cost extra just to get a small second dip with my chips; I was under the impression that 3 dips were included. On top of that, the cocktail that I ordered was nasty, so it did not improve my experience at all. Definitely won't be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2016
Overall5food1service3ambience2

We all felt this restaurant was misrepresented on Open Table...chicken wings were under cooked & waitress was overwhelmed but nice...menu was like a Fridays

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retire06pam
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I made a reservation for my vacation. I did not stay there, but was close. Unfortunately, I walked in and was the only one in the restaurant. They explained that there was a wedding that night with most of the guests attending. I had a very good experience! They were here attentive and accommodating. The food was very enjoyable and cooked the way I asked. No one rushed me out a d let me enjoy my coffee.

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vipWidow
New England
72 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our grandson out for dinner after his concert. We all were extremely happy with this restaurant. The dining room is really lovely, the service was excellent, the food surpassed our expectations. We will return whenever we are in town.

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RosaK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on a Friday night and sat at the bar area. We tried the burgers and they were so far one of the best burgers I had tried. Love this place and will definitely will continue going

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RosaK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Valentine's dinner. We love it!!!! . Love our waiter Hope, she was very nice and helpful in helping us choosing our dessert!!! Food and drinks wee great and perfect. Will definitely come back again

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2015
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We had a reservation for Bookmakers and arrived on time. We were seated promptly, and the restaurant was about three-quarters full. We sat at our table for 25 minutes and no waiter came by, even for a drink order. We ended up leaving before our waiter arrived. People seated after us got service, but we seemed to have been forgotten about.

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vipSGM79
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2015
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Lunch yesterday and breakfast today. Delicious onion soup, homemade chips with ranch and sirloin salad. You can split everything! Good prices. Very good corn beef hash and EXCELLENT marble rye bread for breakfast. Drinks are high, but meal was well priced.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2015
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We had a corporate meeting at the Holiday Inn that was fantastic and wanted to have lunch together as a team afterwards. Unfortunately, it was a race weekend and many of the offsite locations were booked. We decided to try the Bookmakers right in the hotel and while it was quiet and we had the place to ourselves, the waitress actually seemed terribly annoyed that we were there and showed her lack of care and customer service in each spoken word and with each facial expression. We had a vegan in the crowd and that really annoyed her the most. She did nothing to try to accommodate us and let's face it...we may have been the only tip of the day as there were no other patrons in site except for a 2 top. She even told them she would 'be awhile' to take their order since she had our table. We left her a very small tip to show our dissatisfaction and spoke to the manager afterwards. As an event planner, I was very displeased with the level of service here and it would make me not want to use the entire facility again.

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Toujourmoi
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2015
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This is my 3rd time here and the food is great! If you like a place where you can have a conversation and hear each other, the dining room is perfect for this. The food came in a timely manner and was nice an hot. Our server could have been a little more attentive.

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MX5Racer
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2014
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Bought the New Year Eves package that included a dinner buffet, king room and buffet breakfast. The service was impeccable. Dishes cleared as soon as they were empty, drinks filled immediatly. As far as the food goes it was very good, though selection was light. The prime rib was cooked just right and the server cut generous portions. Breakfast offered a little more selection and the omelett/creps made to order were excellent. I look forward to a visit so I can order a'la carte.

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Toujourmoi
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second time at Bookmakers Rest and both times I've enjoyed everything. It's a nice quiet place where you can relax and enjoy spending time and talking with the people you are with and actually hear each other. The food was delicious and service was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2014
Overall1food5service4ambience4

Fabulous Breakfast buffet. A very nice variety of foods and all well prepared and displayed.

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Lynn
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2014
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sandwiches so large that we took half home for supper.

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Lynnie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attended the Mother's Day Brunch with my husband, two daughters, and two of my grandsons. The food selection was extremely appealing to everyone in our group, from the youngest to the oldest (which was me!). Although we know there were several timeframes set up for the reservations, we did not feel rushed. The young lady who served our beverages was cheerful and helped make the occasion a wonderful experience!

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JEM37
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2014
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My husband and I went for Valentine's Day. We were both pleasantly surprised since we made the reservations at the last minute! Food and service were both great!

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diningduo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2013
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were actually excited to try Bookmakers after reading all the descriptions but when we
got there it was a total let down. With only 10 menu items, the atmosphere of an empty Dennys,
a patio that overlooks a parking lot, 10 minutes to wait for water, and people who came in after us
being waited on first, we left. The menu options were abysmal and overpriced. You truly knew you
were in an old style motel restaurant. Very disappointing as we have enjoyed other Holiday Inn
restaurants immensely.

KS
KimberlyS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2013
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The crepe & omelet station was outstanding - well worth the money spent for brunch!! The rest of the food was a little dried out from being heated for too long - the waffle sticks (not really belgian waffle as advertised) were not edible. On a side note - the restaurant never checked for reservations so we had a very brief wait while they set the table for 9.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2012
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The ambiance was great! We went on a Monday evening and there were very few people dining there at that time, so it was extremely quiet in the restaurant. The food was ok, but not as good as I expected. I had chicken cordon bleu and I have had better at other restaurants. I was a bit bummed about that..... The chocolate peanut butter dessert was pretty appetizing and perfect for sharing with a date.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2012
Overall1food3service1ambience2

service was awful,as i understand it our waiter was also taking care of room service.not so good coffee was 2.95 per cup,and refills were also 2.95 per cup.because we had a coupon a 18% tip was figured in to the bill,the service wasn't worth a 5% tip.my wife and i eat out often,when we have good service we will leave a 20-25% tip.i have never ate out where they charge for a 2nd cup of coffee.i asked about this and was told it was policy.bad policy as far as i'm concerned.its too bad that because of over worked staff and an extra 2.95 for a 2nd cup of coffee we will not be returning.all and all it was a very disapointing evening for my wife and i.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2011
Overall1food4service2ambience1

Would not accept a gift certificate, even though there was absolutely no mention (in any form) prior to dining (in other words, nothing on the certificate itself)that stated the certificate was not valid. Was told when settling the bill that this particular night was 'considered a holiday' (new years eve? not a true holiday as far as I can remember) & they couldn't/wouldn't honor it. When I questioned all of this, was told that "this came from the management" desk (no manager ever came over personally to tell me this, mind you.) So, it set the evening off on a rather rough start & I now need to use the certificate at a later time (which will cost me more time/$ to plan) but I don't want to lose/waste yet more $, leaves me w/ a bad feeling..

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Bookmakers Restaurant - Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (518) 584-6511 ext. 5.

Bookmakers Restaurant - Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs is rated 3.8 stars by 41 OpenTable diners.

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