Maestro's at the Van Dam
Maestro's at the Van Dam

Maestro's at the Van Dam

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.maestrosatthevandam.com/
  • Phone: (518) 580-0312
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm


    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Danny Petrosino
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Off-site catering is available. For more information, please email us at info@maestrosatthevandam.com
  • Entertainment: Live Entertainment every Thursday, Friday & Saturday in the Bar & Bar Lounge. Find more information on our website and Facebook.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Phila Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: The entire lot is open for parking after 5pm
A word from Maestro's at the Van Dam
A gathering place for exceptional food and drink, Maestro's is located in the historic former Rip Van Dam Hotel, the largest surviving hotel from before the civil war in Saratoga Springs, New York. Join us for lunch, dinner or libations in this unique 1840s setting. Whether dining in our 90-seat dining room or enjoying the summer breeze outside on our columned stone terrace, you'll marvel at our exceptional menu designed daily to tantalize your taste buds. Our unique and ever-changing cuisine will appease a wide range of appetites, whether yearning for a burger and an ice cold brew, planning a special event, or gathering friends for dinner. Better yet, let the region's most popular chef Danny Petrosino "put love on a plate". Join us as Maestro's makes its own history in the Rip Van Dam Hotel right here on Broadway in Saratoga Springs, NY.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Maestro's at the Van Dam reviews from OpenTable diners
206 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (130)fit for foodies (110)special occasion (94)neighborhood gem (71)romantic (58)great for lunch (57)vibrant bar scene (50)hot spot (49)notable wine list (45)good for groups (44)scenic view (27)great for brunch (13)kid-friendly (10)late-night find (7)Show More
  • maestros is a favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    always enjoy dining at maestros service is great, friendly waitstaff and the new decor is chic and very inviting. im glad the chocolate is still served for dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • murph
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    My husband and I come to Maestros all the time,this is our hangout all summer also. I was upset the other night when I received your email about pasta night, we have been there before for pasta night, however your new emails telling about happy hour and what will be served was very confusing When I was reading it, it said happy hour at the bar only and tonights special will be pasta. Right under that in red it said make reservations. I said that is new we never have made reservations for happy hour. Well I made them for six people. When we arrived I was told I was to be seated in the main dining rm. I didn't want the main dining rm, so we just went into the bar and waited for a table. I feel your emails are very confusing. Raffelle took care of us as always he is amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing can't wait to go back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Scallop s and lobster risotto delicious. Excellent wine list. Our server Ryan was excellent .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foreverforward54
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Liked it better under previous owner/chef. Will give it another try. Server was very good
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • CreoVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Good food Lovely room Great bark to end the affair
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great but,
    melbrando
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I've visited Maestros for lunch and dinner many times over several years. I find the latest renovation has taken Maestros back a few steps. Because of the lighting, guests look blue-ish. It's lost it's comfortable, warm night time ambiance. Food is still very good. Service is excellent as always.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening out at Maestros
    KinderVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Once again an impeccable dining experience at maestros. We are from Boston, and yearly we make the trek to saratoga that includes a dinner at Maestros. On this trip, we learned of the new chef. But no worries, Our meals were top notch. Braised short rib just as good as the old. Our waiter Benny was the best!!!! The place was packed! But service was spot on! Cannot wait to return again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    One of our favorite restaurants in Saratoga. The food was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a delight
    Hugh
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    You really can't have a bad experience here. They never disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fine dining
    Pattih
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The food could not have been better nor the atmosphere or staff. Everyone went out of their way to make everything perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, service could be better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Set up reservations, and the table was not ready for another half hour. we were told to go to the bar, Needed to keep checking with the hostess to remind her that we had reservations. Once we had a table the service was excellent and the food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top in Saratoga Springs
    Here2explore
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Enjoyed very good food. The service experience is what made the dinner remarkable beyond the next 10 days. Professional knowledge, vigilant and supportive with a very personal touch. It was a pleasure!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food. unattractive room
    goodcook61
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Our food was great. Shrimp bruschetta and crab cake to start. Swordfish and duck for entrees. Truly delicious. But. Our waiter seemed to be a somewhat unhappy person altho competent. Mostly, the atmosphere was simply disappointing. Brightly lit. Generic paintings. Colors in the room unappealing. Not consistent with Maestros reputation as an upscale restaurant and inconsistent with Saratogas reputation as a place with character. A step down from ordinary. Should this matter? It does if its a special occasion. Also, I had noted that this was a birthday and no effort was taken. Lastly, the prosecco available by the glass was really the poorest available. One final thing the outside porch is beautiful. I will be back in the summer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maestro's at the Van Dam
    GEM50
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    It was their 2nd evening under new owner and chef. They had their staff well-trained and ready for the large crowd on hand. They wisely kept some of the largely favored entree choices from the last owner (like braised short ribs) and added new dishes as well. All four of our meals were excellent, which included both meat and seafood and the chocolate bark capping off dinner is always a treat. The calamari appetizer was the only disappointment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Chef, New Owner - Still good
    LocalCouple
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Time will tell if what we have loved about this restaurant will remain. But so far, so good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place to have dinner
    lashelizVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    It is expensive, the food was good, service good. It wasn't the most memorable place, but if you are in town and want a nice/fancy place to eat, this is a good option.
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly Recommended
    SaratogaThea
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Superior service. Absolutely exquisite meal. Scallops with Lobster Risotto perfectly prepared and amazingly delicious. Beautiful Fall evening we sat outside. Great idea to have the heat lamps to extend the outdoor season.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High End
    NPAConference
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I always make a stop when I am in Saratoga Springs and am never disappointed. I highly recommend this establishment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maestro' reopening
    RicD
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We dined at Maestros the 2nd night of their reopening with a new chef. Still great food and the same friendly waitstaff. And the same high noise level. New decor is nice and you still get the chocolates at the end of the night. Still one of our favorites.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CulinarykitchenVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Nice to be there for opening night after 11-day remodel. Service was extraordinary; I highly recommend Katie. the kale and beet salad is a must have. Italian Tuscan beans brought to the table with warm bread was lovely. Baby calamari small plate was a bit fishy and I'm not sure the "sweet" in the dish worked. Lovely location in downtown shopping district.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great menu,good service
    Billken
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Other than our fine dinning experiance,we were dissapointed that a young male guest (18 to 25) who was sitting at a table next to ours,was allowed to dine wearing a undershirt,"not too classy",. For such a fine restaurant, with dinner and coctails costing $185.00 /couple, a dress code should be required. We have had as many as 16 guest attending Maestro's for a family dinner party, including children,and all properly dressed.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DaveB
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Excellent food and service was outstanding. Had a great waiter, David. Awesome service and very entertaining!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WarrenMann Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Lovely downtown restaurant in Saratoga Springs; wide food selection for lunch and broad veranda for outdoor seating; meal concluded with a complimentary serving of dark chocolate; our party of four was enchanted
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner in Saratoga
    VlySummitVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Traveling with an old friend, and Saratoga surprised us with its many choices of good restaurants. Maestro's is a big, pleasant space, good lighting, attentive but not oppressive service. I had a glass of pinto grigio that was lovely, and we split an entree salad and one of the steak dishes, then had the best sea salt caramel gelato ever. Completely satisfactory.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Occasion Dinner
    GSSusanVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I was excited to bring my family to Maestros for a special Birthday dinner for my daughter. Everyone was happy with the many choices on the menu. Food was served quickly and efficiently. our waitress was attentive but not overbearing. Only complaint was the noise level in the dining room. I had eaten there before but only for lunch or on the terrace. It was difficult to carry on a conversation with all at the table. The food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow kitchen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Since I live locally, I enjoy taking friends to Maestro 's. We were seated on time and received our drinks and ordered. Dining room was very busy. Received our salads and then waited and waited for our entrees. We were seated at 7:30 and it was now 8:45. My daughter went to talk to the hostess and manager came. He was very nice and apologized for the wait. He offered compensation for our meals. My faith was restored in your establishment. A very nice gesture. Will continue to bring friends who come to visit .
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Danny does it again
    USFoodie1
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We just had the best meal we've had in a long time. Quality and service was excellent. Thanks for a memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect date night
    foodie333
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Was not disappointed at all the wine food and dessert were excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints!
    SaratogianVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The pumpkin soup was outstanding! Salads are always fresh! Wait staff attentive! A favorite place to dine!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Treat
    OntheroadVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The food--my one dish, a salmon salad--was surprisingly well cooked. Attractively presented, and the salmon, which I ordered medium rare, was perfectly cooked. The service was also excellent: timely, informative without overbearance, and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sharon
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We don't even live there and we love Maestro's! Our daughter and son-in-law live there and we go there almost every time we're in town for a visit. Everything on the menu always sounds so good, we always have a hard time deciding what to get. And we've always had a great meal, whether it's just a dinner or lunch salad, burger (with those awesome tater tots!), or a soup and appetizer and an entrée. They never disappoint!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Smilten
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Had such a good time at Maestro's. Definitely will go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We've been there several times and each time we have a fabulous dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls' Night Out
    CPGal
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Maestro's was excellent for a girls' night out dinner. It's great that the menu ranges from smaller plates and simple meals to full dinners. Maestro's chef takes those seemingly simpler items, like a burger or steak sandwich, and adds interesting twists. The server was highly attentive and really stressed how everything is made in house. Truly enjoyable dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    Bonrod
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Everything from the food,ambiance and service was phenomenal. We go once a year on our Anniversary to Saratoga and have to visit this restaurant. We had Ryan our waiter for also a second year in a row, he is amazing. Truly a wonderful experience every time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very noisy Friday Eve
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Previous experience at Maestros was lovely. Friday evening's dinner was frustrating for us and our guests. Arrived on time and welcomed well. Server was experienced, available, knowledgable, thorough and friendly but not gushing. Gave us time to re-aquaint with our friends. Offered helpful suggestions & answered all our questions wonderfully. Food arrived promptly, prepared according to our wishes, presented beautifully and tasted fabulous. Background conversation noise and spillover from the bar, including the musician steadily increased in volume so that practically any conversation was impossible except for the person beside us. Server shared that renovations coming soon to raise ceiling & lessen problem. I hope so!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A SPECIAL IN TOWN PLACE
    Bostonjoey
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Maestro's at the Van Dam is one of Saratoga's very best restaurants. Casual elegance with exquisite presentation of appetizers and entrees. The wine list is robust, the setting unmatchable inside or out. I could not reccomend it more.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Experience
    LoveSaratoga
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Been to different restaurants in Saratoga, NY but just discovered this gem. Wonderful experience, enhanced by a very attentive waiter.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Reliable choice in Saratoga
    Howth123
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Outdoor is better experience in good weather. Indoor dining room is a bit dark and dated. Food is of good quality and wide range of choice. Service is good. Dependable choice year over year.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing tuna from Cape cod!
    DrDonnaNJ
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Wonderful special! Good service on busy sat night over labor day . Nice bar with music. Had nice Chilean white wine. Outdoors is place to be if weather good. Also it's an historic spot and good location on broadway. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.