Sperry's Restaurant - Saratoga Springs

4.3
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1007 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Opened in 1932, Sperry's is a Saratoga legend, a timeless classic and a popular destination for locals and visitors alike.

Located in downtown Saratoga, Sperry's has maintained the classic elegance for which this community is known. The original structure has been preserved and our history hangs on our walls as a reflection of the strong foundation on which we were built.

We welcome you to come enjoy history and an amazing dining experience...
What 1007 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
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4.2
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4.0
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vipColleen
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening with a great server and terrific menu!

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KimA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I had reserved this restaurant based on the good reviews, but was very disappointed in both my husband's meal and mine. I had ordered chicken under a brick and while the portion was a good size, it tasted very mediocre, no spice at all, smooth mashed potatoes, but soggy brussel sprouts. Plus, it came out from being under a heat lamp and in no time was barely warm. Spouse had lobster pasta dish, literally 5 mouth size pieces of dry lobster and totally unremarkable sauce. I just expected more for the prices and reputation. I complained, mostly about my meal, and to his credit, the manager, Tyler, agreed when seeing it that it was not up to par, took my meal off the bill and tried to make amends by offering another dish and some wine. But, we just wanted to leave. Hopefully this was just a bad night for the chef, but as in any restaurant, do not settle for "diner" style food at upscale prices.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

First time coming here. For a bar their dinner is exceptional! Bacon wrapped shrimp was a little greasy but my Chilean sea bass was cooked to perfection! Melt in your mouth! My boyfriend’s steak was cooked well but had a lot of peppercorns in the sauce. A little overpowering. Their popover was amazing. Never had one before. Light and airy.

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RonnieG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The original and the best dining in Saratoga Springs

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TimothyL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very nice evening. Despite the rain, we were safe and dry on the back patio. Food and service was great.

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BessieV
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Presentations and taste of dishes very good. Overall service okay. Considering other available restaurants in area probably will not return.

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ElizabethM
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AWESOME restaurant! It was a recommendation from our b&b host and well worth it. The food was full of flavor, great service. Super clean restaurant with social distanced tables. We will definitely come back on our next trip to Saratoga!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Patio was a great setting.

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ScottS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Staff was great Chris our waiter was wonderful. Tables outside were spaced safely. It was a great evening.

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MatthewE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food and service was good. Sat outside at our request, which was a mistake. The patio heaters were running out of fuel and ended up being way to cold (low 40’s) to be eating outdoors. There was no apology offered and in fact the manager laughed it off without acknowledging us. Disappointing the restaurant wasn’t prepared to keep customers comfortable if they are offering outdoor seating. Had dinner outdoors at another local restaurant the night before with no issues.

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LauraT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made a reservation for inside seating about 10 days prior and when we arrived we were told we needed to sit outside or wait for an indoor table It was about 55 degrees. We sat outside and were given water, wine bread and ordered meals at appropriate time. But, we waited over an hour for our meal and it still was not ready. The waitress and manager repeatedly told us 5 mins, 5 mins, they are playing your food etc Still never came. Manager said if food wasn’t out in 5 mins from that point (now waiting 75 mins) we could leave and not pay for any of our wine etc. we waited 10 mins and left. It was 8:30 by then and we were starving. Don’t go there. They were even seating new customers and not able to feed the existing tables. (We weren’t the only table not fed). Have never seen anything like it

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RichardB
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb wedge and Ceaser salads, excellent salmon and pasta entrees. Popovers, always good.

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MaryC
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food, excellent service. Wonderful outdoor patio.

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KenP
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The courtyard was wonderful.

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vipJp57
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

We asked if we could have a different kind of potatoes instead of French fries and were told that it would be a $4 up charge for each dinner. We thought that was pricey

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Johniewojo
Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and ample outdoor seating .
Very eclectic as well. Fabulous historic restaurant.

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dieHard
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We liked our server and services. However, the quality of the food was really disappointed . They served foods that was not fresh for NYC prices. Overall, we would not recommend this restaurant.

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vipSemiPro
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Kitchen was slammed bc a cook didn’t show, food and waiter service were great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We never received our meal. Someone else got it. Waiter very nice. His kitchen hosed him good we walked out. We have eaten in several restaurants during the pandemic and Sperry’s win worst in class. Awful. Do not go. They took 2 hours of my life that I will never regain. Not to mention the awful loud music such as Bohemian rhapsody and the angry couple cursing each other out. This old Saratoga staple has turned into a poo poo show. Shame on you Sperry’s

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TomF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It is always pleasant at Sperry’s. At first we were rushed a bit but after that it was fine. I get it with 50 percent capacity. Only disappointment was no Makers Mark, but what the server suggested fit the bill. The place is a must go for years.

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vipGinaC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food entries! Pricing was a bit high though. Would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to Saratoga Springs and wanted to walk to an older established restaurant and eat ‘outside

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vipsuedili
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Very strange situation at the bar... we had to leave because we felt unsafe... not sure what was going on... tried to ask a manager but it seemed he felt uncomfortable explaining the situation.

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Socialite4
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a great time overall. Our server was wonderful and the food was good!

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vipGPU1VP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service and Food.

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DawnH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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vipEricaC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Service was exceptional server was was very knowledgeable of food & very attentive. I got the bolognese it only ok, not sure if cream in sauce, wouldn't recommend but other than that restaurant lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is our anniversary and the entire staff was great !
Even provided complimentary champagne

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ElizabethP
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the ambiance and beauty in the outside space. The food is consistently good, it's clean, the service is good. Sperry's is has always been one of my favorite Saratoga Springs restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We absolutely love Sperry’s and for the first time the service and food was disappointing. I called in an advance to ask about the menus and was told something completely different then what the menu actually was. Overall we were hoping for a different experience than what we got.

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frequentdiner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The service and the ambiance were both good. The dinner was very good however the problem I had was the cost.
I ordered the veal chop and the mistake that I made was not asking the price of the special. I wont do that again.
The cost of the veal chop was $70.00! That's not a typo! $70.00.
I think when a special is that expensive the waiter should have advised us of that. I know veal chops are expensive and I have paid up to $40.00 for them...but come on!
So my advise is to always ask how much the special will cost. All the other prices are listed on the menu. My husbands chicken dinner was reasonably priced.

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jean
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Atmosphere in the outdoor courtyard was very nice. Food and drinks were very good. Service was efficient. Only complaint is that we felt like they were rushing to get us to leave and we were not there long at all, as we did not order apps or dessert.

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vippeterk
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

we have been there many times and stopped going after some bad food experience. So, we gave it another try. The good news is they have a new chef and the food was excellent.

but there are issues

service:
we ordered a $130 bottle of wine and were presented with the cheapest glasses. I don't understand how a restaurant can do this and call themself fine dining. also the wine wasn't stored properly as it was way too warm. to the credit of the waiter he found appropriate stemware after I refused the glasses offered.

ambiance
i like the main dining room in the front . But, the backroom has no ambiance and feels more like hotel function room.

its pains me to see such great food in a mindset of mediocracy .

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Kristin14127
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience4

We were disappointed that their traditional
Menu offerings were not available. No steaks or French onion soup during season?!? Shane!!! Charging $10 per shrimp for a shrimp cocktail is just wrong.

Plus side- oysters were a highlight!

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Donn
New England
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Food was good; however, all ala carte and over-priced. The main disappointment was that the Menu was limited and not even similar to their on-line menu.

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Stuarta
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

the patio floorshould be cleaned
Also I thought there should be a net under tree so nothing falls on our table.

Food was well served and very good

Loved the nusic

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Nikkiz
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

This is usually our favorite date night restaurant. We were seated on the patio, which was lovely. Our waiter was not very attentive, described the special incorrectly so when it came it was completely different. Our shrimp were cold, my husbands steak was barely seared and raw in the middle. And we never got popovers (our favorite part). I was very disappointed. Usually this is a gem but we had a bad experience this time 😞

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catherinec
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

service was good BUT food nothing like we are used to at Sperry's...the menu was limited (could be due to world woes)

Mostly everything was really overly fried.

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Foodlover11
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Food was disappointing...appetizer of charcuterie was served with spoiled Salami and stale crackers. The waiter was attentive and did bring a replacement for the appetizer.The salmon was average, definitely not what was expected from this restaurant.

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RobT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The meals were mediocre at best. The skirt steak was supposed to be medium but came out medium rare in large pieces. The fries were dark as if refried, and the arugula seemed wilted and salty. The salmon was al right, but the quinoa was tasteless. No herbs or almond like described, currents did not seem fresh and the peas and carrots were frozen. I would not return.

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Sperry's Restaurant - Saratoga Springs offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (518) 584-9618.

Sperry's Restaurant - Saratoga Springs is rated 4.3 stars by 1007 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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