Prime at Saratoga National
Prime at Saratoga National

Prime at Saratoga National

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.golfsaratoga.com/dining.html
  • Phone: 5185834653x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:30pm,
    Sunday: 11:30am - 3:30pm

    Lite Fare: Monday - Sunday: 3:30pm - 5:30pm

    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm;

    Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jason Saunders
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: The Crystal Room is a warmly elegant private room serves as a multi-function space to be used for meetings up to 35 guests as well as a formal dinner setting for up to 50 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Matt Campion 518-583-4653x603
  • Entertainment: Live music is offered in our lounge Thursday - Saturday 6:30pm - 9:30pm. Happy Hour daily from 5pm - 7pm. We also have our popular Sunday Jazz Brunch with great jazz music to serenade you while you enjoy our classic brunch buffet.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 12866
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Prime at Saratoga National
Prime at Saratoga National is Saratoga's favorite restaurant in the venerable tradition of the Great American Steakhouse.

Prime at Saratoga National’s dynamic menu will showcase signature entrees as well as classic favorites.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Prime at Saratoga National reviews from OpenTable diners
82 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (59)great for outdoor dining (48)scenic view (45)romantic (45)fit for foodies (35)notable wine list (33)good for groups (29)great for brunch (22)vibrant bar scene (17)great for lunch (15)neighborhood gem (14)hot spot (9)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (6)Show More
  • Tasty Sunday brunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Granted it was a blustery, cold day in Fall, the food was set out in the atrium. So every time, the door opened, the wind cold accompanied arriving guests. The placement of buffet setup is too close to entrance, about 5 ft from door. Hence the warm food selections did not stay as warm as we would like. It would be better situated in the bar area. However, the food was so delicious, well prepared and replenished promptly. Service was overall pleasant and good, except a bit lax on picking up empty plates off the table. I have eaten here for dinner and the service was impeccable. I would definitely recommend Prime for any occasion. It is undoubtedly a class A establishment!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak dinner on birthday
    AchillesRestaurantReviews
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We love steak and were not disappointed with our meal. We celebrated our daughter's nineteenth birthday with this massive piece of chocolate cake which was excellent. Great service and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Tablefor2
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This was our first time in Saratoga and Prime was recommended to us for dinner. It was an excellent choice and we had a very nice dinner. Elise and Jimmy were our servers and they were fantastic and very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not as expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Location not set-up for mobile limited accessible dining. Waited 10 minutes for matridee to come to podium only to first ask how did you break your foot. Then made a comment that "every one is clumsy". Sat us the furthest you could be away from door (difficult to walk between tables with crutches). Wearing dark clothes my husband and I left with white link on our clothes from their white napkins. Prime Cowboy steak was very chewy, burnt and crispy on the outside ( just "love" the taste of crunchy char on food- yuk) and not worth the price. My potatoes (got surf and turf special) were ice cold (like they served it directly from the refrigerator ) and filet was not cooked propery. Offered us free desert when we let them know the issues.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We'll be back...
    AlteredEgo
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Sunday brunch 10/5/14, our second brunch visit to the Prime at Saratoga National. Once again food, service, ambiance, setting, value for price all exceptional. Live jazz ensemble a nice touch but Caution: unless you value jazz over conversation, ask to be seated away from the noise. We were initially shown to table next to the drummer. Go figure.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding
    eatingood1VIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    My husband and I were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary at Prime and were duly impressed. We were greeted warmly and wished a happy anniversary many times during the evening. Prime even printed out a special greeting and placed it on our table. The food and service were outstanding and if in the area again, would definitely make a return visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    From the second you pull up to the valet to the second you pay for the check. The only words that came to mind were elegant, pristine, romantic, refined. Amazing service at a beautiful venue
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special occasion diner
    ladybugsjl57
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Love the National for finr dining and bringing our out of state guests. Food is always excellent and consistent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    RonboVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Met a long time friend and wanted to have a really good meal with ambiance. Prime did not dissapoint on any level. This is a place you can't miss when in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely place for brunch
    Eatsoutoften
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The setting was lovely, the buffet options both extensive and excellent, and the wait staff pleasant and attentive. After brunch we enjoyed a cocktail and the view at the patio fire pit. A perfect ending to our weekend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lobster Monday
    sfjfsf
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The service was impeccable, food was excellent, and we had a lovely dining experience. I definitely would enjoy dinner at the Prime again and would recommend this restaurant to my friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lobster Night
    lobsterlovers
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    My wife and I decided to check out the Monday Night Lobster special and were pleasantly surprised at how much food you were given. We had a nice glass of wine and our lobster was very good. All three courses were very good. A well spend night out.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Terrible food Great location that is about all I can say for this spot
    Special Features:
    hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Warm, Friendly, Beautiful
    BKJOMOMVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The majestic building as you approach through the golf course is just gorgeous. Valet at the front door, enter a lovey entry hall, very handsome indoor bar with great woodwork and comfortable sitting area, outdoors is another covered bar with tremendous view of the 18th hole of the golf course and fountains with outdoor dinning and numerous spots for relaxing cocktails. The staff was extremely friendly and very accommodating. We dined indoors in the very handsome main dining room. Dinner was excellent steak was done to perfection and appetizers to desert were tremendous. If this is a special occasion or just looking for a evening out, you can not miss the Prime at Saratoga National it will be a night to remember.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Paradise for Lunch
    nittanyhokie
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    My husband and I ate at The Prime while on our way to Lake Placid. It was a really nice summer day, but was like paradise at The Prime Restaurant. The location on the Saratoga National was amazing. In addition, our waiter Aaron was so nice and attentive. The food was plentiful and delicious. And it is only minutes from the highway. A real gem
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A new server?
    Christine
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Great restaurant . Very disappointed in the service. We had to ask our waiter to take our order as we had finished our appetizers and waiter still hadn't taken our order. I think he forgot about us. We did order desert but was never asked if we wanted coffee or tea until we asked for our check. Even the pouring of the wine was poor. The server didn't fill the glass of the women who ordered and tasted the wine. She had to ask for her initial glass. The specials we not discussed. There was no conversation about the food or wine. We were entertaining our supplier. It was almost embarrassing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful meal
    eatoutregularly
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This place is just simply special. The food is beyond delicious, the service is impeccable and the atmosphere is wonderful. We had family from out of town and went on their last night in Saratoga. It couldn't have been better. It is pricey but it is just soooo special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, 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.
  • Special lunch occassion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Our lunch was very nice. The only hitch was that the waiter went off duty after leaving the bill but there was no one to take the payment when we wanted to leave. Poor transition of the wait staff.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good but very pricey
    JessVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Coming from NYC, food was very good but $30 per pound for lobster seems a bit much and definitely more expensive than at home! It's Saratoga not NYC!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mike L
    Outandabout
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Another great night. Service and food excellent. Third year in a row after the track.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 100% Perfection
    Foodie4days
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    My boyfriend and I chose to dine at Prime because it was my boyfriend's birthday. We have heard many great things about it then as foodies like ourselves we decided to try it for ourselves. When we arrived to Prime I felt the class and warming atmosphere. We chose to dine outside overlooking the golf course and it was such a beauty. The view was very pretty and not to mention the veranda was breath taking. You weren't sitting too close to table next to you either. Our waiter was very attentive as well as bussers trying to make sure our dining experience was up to par. I had to the lobster roll and my boyfriend had the 9 oz filet with truffle fries. Our food was out of this world delicious. I recommend anything on the menu. We will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner for our anniversary.The food and service were both exceptional. After dinner, they let us finish our wine out on the veranda by the fire pit, even though an event was going on. A very special evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • PALsaratoga
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Everytgung we had hoped for. Third time partner and I have been here. Did not disapppint. Better each time. Sat outside. Beautiful surroundings and weather. Great food and service. No pretentious servers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed
    jimsVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Great service from Bar and Wait staff. Food was above average and venue was spectacular. Especially enjoyed wine selection and steak. If anything "only average" it was the vegetables
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finest Dinning in Saratoga
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I brought guests for luncheon and they were totally impressed. Food and Service were excellent
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1jcat
    1jcat
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Beautiful club , great food and moderate priced wines available.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    Happy1
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    - Sunday Morning Brunch! We wanted to celebrate our 81 year old Moms recovery from a hip shattering incident. We had been told to try the Brunch at the Saratoga National Golf course, we were so glad we did! We entered through a warm yet stunningly beautiful polished rustic wooden foyer, we were greeted by pleasant, knownlegible staff. We were seated/treated to comfy overstuffed chairs for our dining pleasure. The selection and flavors from the buffet dazzled our palates! The Jazz Trio completed our experience. I had requested one of Moms favorite songs -Night Train- and between the tickling of the ivories, the sweet mellowness of the bass and the smokey tones from the brushes on the drums - we were in heaven!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We went to dinner at Prime at Saratoga for our wedding anniversary. The evening was wonderful and memorable. The service was outstanding, the food was unbelievable and the ambience was excellent. We are so glad we went to Prime at Saratoga for our special night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go to place to be pampered
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We enjoyed a delightful evening sitting outside on the beautiful patio. The food was delicious (the filet literally melted in my mouth & the "lifeboat dessert" was absolutely decadent), our server was efficient, helpful and friendly, and everyone we encountered treated us like we were very special. We were celebrating 3 birthdays and an anniversary and this was the perfect place for a wonderful evening of celebrations.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food quality very good.
    pablo
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Food was very good as well as the atmosphere. Service was not what you would expect from an upscale resturant. No personalization had many waiting staff with little interaction. Very load night we dined golfer event was going on.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch
    luvLG
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    The atmosphere and the service was excellent, but I'm sorry to say we were very disappointed in the lobster rolls. They did not have the chunks of lobster in them which I find at other places and it surprised me, as I have eaten both lunch and dinner there in the past and always find it to be great. Hopefully, my next meal there will be better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not what I hoped for...
    CinCinVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The service, the view, the drinks were great...but, in a restaurant review it is the food that matters. My medium rare steak was quite burned on the outside, but medium rare inside. It was dry and grainy in texture.(My husband's steak, as well.) It was not appealing to look at-arrived on a large white plate with a white roasted garlic. The side of creamed spinach arrived separately on a dish. It wasn't tasty, and normally I love that side. To be noted, it was a very busy night for the restaurant with a large wedding center stage, but I expected more from the food. The place itself is quite beautiful.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Best In Town
    LLLL
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The Prime at National is the best restaurant around, always top notch service and the food is absolutely wonderful - by far my favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and Noise
    genbnet
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The noise level was a little much. Calamari was a little over cooked in other words a little crunchy. We could not keep a conversation going because of the in ability to hear each other across the table.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DAH1962
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The food and service were excellent. I loved the more relaxed atmosphere as compared to 677 Prime in Albany. It was raining so we weren't able to sit outside, but the patio looked very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 47 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 587 reviews are from the Prime at Saratoga National reviews archive.
  • Simply perfect
    Bizzy57
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Don't miss Prime! Perfect for a special occasion or just a splurge for a night out. It's expensive but seriously worth every penny! Our server was outstanding - as was the whole team. He was formal and professional but never stuffy. A very rare combination. You cannot go wrong - definitely try Prime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch was wonderful!
    LynnG
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Our waitress was outstanding a And food was outstanding. 4 couples and everyone was so pleased. The only thing I would say is that we had the table right near jazz band and it was a little difficult to hear each other. Would have preferred a tar a little further away.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • flynnie
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Top noch service and food. Best in the area. Wait staff was on the ball and the food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • disappointed
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    My boyfriend and I had never eating at Saratoga Prime and we were really looking forward to getting their signature steak for dinner. I am not usually someone who orders a steak but I figured it would be the best thing on the menu and I would regret not trying it. Both my boyfriend and I got a filet cooked medium rare and both of our steaks came out compeltely well-done cooked. We were definetnly disappointment in our steaks although the sides and appetizers we ordered were very good. I would recommend the lobster and steak tempura roll. I have never seen anything like this on a menu and was plesantly suprised at how good it was.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    GuntherVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Appetizers, main courses, and service simply were great. Great wine list selected by host who knows his wines. Place is sophisticated and quiet, but a bit dark, but that easily can be fixed. Enjoyed the experience and will definitely return on next trip to Saratoga Springs. Recommend it to anyone visiting here.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet