Sperry's Restaurant - Saratoga Springs

Sperry's Restaurant - Saratoga Springs

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://sperrysrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 5185849618
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

    Bar opens daily at 4:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Catering services available in a private dining room or outside in our patio area, we accommodate parties up to 50 guests.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Putnam
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Sperry's Restaurant - Saratoga Springs
A Saratoga tradition since 1932. Serving dinner daily in our climate controlled dining rooms, as well as full service on our fantastic, large outdoor patio. Whether it is a seafood tower with one of our signature cocktails, or a delicious entrée with a bottle of wine from our award-winning wine list, you will feel right at home dining at Sperry's !!
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Sperry's Restaurant - Saratoga Springs reviews from OpenTable diners
122 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
67% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (44)special occasion (43)neighborhood gem (40)great for outdoor dining (33)notable wine list (33)romantic (27)vibrant bar scene (20)hot spot (19)good for groups (18)late-night find (6)great for brunch (3)great for lunch (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • All's well for a Friday eve
    Palate4hire
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Food quite delicious. Wasabi shrimp came light on the wasabi, though that could've been my preferred taste. Flavor, with minimal wasabi, was quite good on its own. Temperature of dining room perfect. Waitress was very competently attentive without hovering too much
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was okay
    KMama11
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My friend had done a lot of research on this restaurant. The reviews were really good. It's listed as a mid-range priced and casual dining location on several sites but in reality it's neither. I would classify this as a moderately expensive restaurant and most people were dressed up. For the price the food was just okay and the service was weak. We sat for quite a while before our waitress came to the table. During the meal her responsiveness was okay. Then, when we were finished ~ 10pm she disappeared. There were very few people left so we were not sure what happened. We waited 20 minutes or so and we eventually found her by walking around looking for her. I don't know that I would recommend this place to others.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Prefer the outside
    diningout247
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Outside bar is a great atmosphere! Bartenders were very pleasant even though they were very busy. Hostess was a bit of a nightmare, She could use some more training on how to deal with customers and stress. Wine list was very good, service was adequate. Tuna Tacos were outstanding as well as the Beef Carpaccio. Will also return for the Salmon and Chilean Sea Bass, they were cooked to perfection. Fitz knows his fish!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • expensive but worth it.
    Pete
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Hard to find parking in the area as it is in the hot spot of Saratoga. Great atmosphere and very pleasant staff. Seafood was fresh and would highly recommend Chilean Sea Bass and the Salmon. Overall was a great but pricey experience. We would definitely return and plan too!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Lindy
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We made sure to take advantage of the gorgeous weather and sit outside. What an amazing patio; truly a lovely! My husband ordered the Delmonico steak ($38) and I ordered the strip steak ($36). The popovers that came while we were waiting for our steaks were fantastic! Both steaks came with mashed potatoes and wax beans; choices would've been nice. My strip steak was perfectly done and quite good. My husband's Delmonico steak was fatty and bland. He filled up an entire bread plate with inedible steak pieces. After we ate, our server asked how everything was. We ordered cappuccinos which were only half full and the chocolate cake was typical, but nothing special. In all, great atmosphere but service and food left us very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Bad Experience
    NoGlutenFree
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Credit Card charged for three times more than the receipt. Sent 1 of the meal's back. Undercooked and swimming in soup. Had no popover's left. No GF options.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time diners
    Luvstodineout2
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Went there after reading reviews .. Specifically made note of my birthday and no mention was made when we told them our name . Our waited was Patrick who had thre tables of 2 and a party of 12 so needless to say the lack of attention was clear . Forgot my soda forgot my husbands beer came back with pepper mill have way into meal and brought my husbands wine when he was almost done with my his meal. Reccomended a desert on menu that was awful.Was over attentive to table beside us and that was it ..: little does he know we would have tipped better as we are both in service industry . I gave 17% which I've never done.. We should not have suffered because he has too many tables not on a $140 tab.. We will never go back nor will we recommend
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Experience
    GeorgeandClaire
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    What a great find in the heart of Saratoga Springs. Excellent menu with a nice presentation. Service was friendly and at tentative. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • expensive wine list
    Stag
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    At the low end ($40), we ordered a bottle of red. vinegary: Thet graciously exchanged for another. Better. But, we have generally enjoyed better wine for lower costs. There should be no reason foer not enjoying decent wine at $40.00
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice!
    Markncarla
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Wow! Absolutely phenomenal! For starters, the lobster bisque was to die for. Being from the south, I don't get really good lobster bisque unless I'm traveling. In comparison to other parts of the US, the bisque at Sperrys was ranked at the top! Main course and wine was very good as well. Definitely a place to visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over Priced!!
    luvfood
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I will never visit Sperrys again. It is over price for what you get! Portions are small. Service was ok. The place its self is nice.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view
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  • Just ok
    CvilleguyVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We have had great memories from years past as we have made Sperry's a must visit every year when going to the races. Probably not next year as it was a disappointing visit this year. The wasabi shrimp had no heat and was covered with some overly sweet sauce. The jambalaya was loaded with rice with a bit of meat buried somewhere underneath. Such a shame but fond memories can't last forever.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sperry's
    BB57
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I will keep this simple. Was going to order the filet when the waiter said the rib eye was on special. Shame on me for not asking the price which turned out to be 90 dollars. I complained to waiter and he did nothing. Any restaurant that is that deceptive you should think twice before going. I have been to Saratoga at least 30 times in the last 5 years so i know my way around. I have been told Sperrys has new owners and I know the old owners would not have done this.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    JenNJohn
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We were excited to try Sperrys, we had heard many good things. Unfortunately there was much to be desired. Our reservation was for 8:15. We were seated close to 9 pm. Our apps were good. Our entrees were not. My husband had a request for his steak which was neglected. My steak was over cooked. The mash potatoes were very bland. The vegetables were steamed with no flavor. The worst part was the service. Empty glasses were left on our table for the duration of our meal. As our second course came, we were assisting the bus boy to clear our plates, our waiter was often no where to be found. I had to wait 20 minutes to recieve a drink I ordered before my entree came. It came when I had finished my dinner. A big disappointment unfortunately.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • AndyVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our waitress Julie was awesome. Food was excellent.ate in the garden all fabulous😃😃😃
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • disappointing meal
    cadwallader
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    very mediocre food, pricey considering the quality of the food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Extraordinary!
    JoePVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Saratoga Springs is quite lucky to have so many wonderful restaurants. Sperry's is at the top of the list. We had the Caesar Salad (beautiful display of mini romaine, with THE BEST dressing), Jumbo Shrimp (perfect), Rack of Lamb (absolutely the best I have ever had- a "must" try), Lobster & Pancetta fettuccini (sause was light, creamy, sweet!!!), with wine of course. It happened to be my birthday and they brought in a terrific creme brulee with a candle (and chocolate writing of the event). Our waitress, Sarah, was outdtanding, knowledgeable, pleasant and smiling. Notethat this great meal was also at a time when they were packed for "Final Stretch" race weekend. If they can be this awesome when that busy, then they will always be great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Notg8VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We have been here couple times. Food was good. Service was a little slow. After the first round of drinks we were never asked if we wanted another drink.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining in Saratoga
    Digger
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    This is a return visit for us and the food was excellent, the service responsive and overall enjoyable evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hostess is Rude!
    luv2dine06
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Had reservations with Open Table, the Hostess just kept telling us they did not have any tables. They where totally booked up. She never looked at the reservation book to check for our name. Just continue to tell us "NO", she didn't have anything. We have been going to this resturant for over 10 years. The food has always been good. This hostess will destory their business with her RUDE, and NASTY , attitute. Reservations where made on July 13, 2014 for August 24, 2014.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Only order meat here
    Mariaelena
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I had a good meal at Sperry's but my husband sent back his pasta. He ordered a burger and fries, the burger was good, but the fries were cold and soggy. Best was dessert (a rhubarb/blueberry cobbler, the worst was pasta carbonara which was floating in cream sauce and had no pancetta. Best bet here is grilled meat or fish.
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  • Not the same, won't go back
    SaratogaMack
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    In a nutshell, the whole experience was terrible. We were made to eat outside, even though I had a reservation made three weeks earlier. The service was indifferent: for example we had to ask for a steak knife(even though my wife and I were both eating steak) and then it took 10 minutes for the waitress to bring steak sauce to our table as we asked. The food was poor to fair with the my steak very poor and my wife NY Strip fair at best. We have eaten here before and unfortunately Sprry's is not close to what it used to be. We will not go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sperry Sperry Good
    reubenr
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Whether we just hit it on the right night, with the right waiter, the right wine, and the right menu selections, we can't say, but what we can say was that the Rack of Lamb and the Breast of Chicken were out of this world, the sauces for each, perfect, traditional but with a flare (excuse me, I meant to say jus, of course). We enjoy fine food and are always looking for imaginative combinations that elevate the traditional by going beyond, like the Creamy Mascarpone Polenta with the Chicken, and the Roasted Garlic Bread Pudding with the Rack. With the Travers the next day, this was probably the busiest night of the season. The town was jumping, but Sperry's did not forget the fineries that make for a pleasant dining occasion. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding restaurant
    Heart2heart
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This was a perfect after-race track dining spot. My wife and I have eaten there on 3 occasions and thought the food was excellent each time. Our server this year, Sarah, couldn't have been nicer or more efficient. I always enjoy the horse racing photos as well. The only negative was that the food was a bit pricey, but I think it was fair for the value received.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • teddyeats
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The oysters were great...didn't like the fois gras...wine was good..too much pancetta in asparagus salad
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Out of this world!
    StuffAndSomeSense
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Out of this world! Beside the excellent food, service from Rachel, and great historical ambiance, the proprietors treated my 70 year old boyfriend to a gift certificate and a candle on his dessert! I was overwhelmed, as we were first-time, out-of-towners who may never get to frequent the place!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overpriced
    findingdining
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Food was good. Service was excellent but far too overpriced. I have been to better restaurants for a lot less.
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  • Not the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We were excited to try Sperry's after a day at the track however the food was lack luster and the price was outrageous! My husband ordered a special the tomahawk steak without asking the price. Our mistake! When the bill came the steak was $90! It wasn't even that big and tasted like cafeteria food. Additionally, the single inside stall restrooms were less than adequate with even the men's line 4-5 customers deep.
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Poor Sperry's
    Fiona
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The usually excellent Sperry's is under new ownership and it's bad news for everyone who loved the classic spot. Their famed oysters are now gritty and unappetizing, presentation is poor, meat stringy and poorly cooked.The cost cutting corners are showing in the quality and skill of the kitchen, but the Wait Staff, many from the old team, remain top-notch, if a bit embarrassed by what they're serving.
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  • A gem for historic Saratoga
    38SpecialVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Since the town has changed a great deal over the years, and you're not as likely to dine next to two Hall of Fame trainers as I had the pleasure of doing 21years ago when I overheard Mac Miller predict his Travers victory to Leroy Jolley, Sperry's still offers the best menu in town. This fine old restaurant that's been open since the late 1930's, still puts out the finest fare of any of establishment at this 19th century racing venue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The August place to be!
    Steve
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Sperry's was certainly hopping the evening we had dinner but it's August in Saratoga. The food was marvelous and the service was attentive. However the noise from the bar was a bit much at times. I highly recommend the scallops
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Atmosphere
    ToughCookie
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Thirty's theme works. Spence our Server was great! Lamb Chops perfect, Paella different & interesting. Very good wine list. We'll be back very satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent restaurant!
    Suelovestodine29
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Sperry's is a fabulous restaurant with great food and service! We absolutely love the outdoor patio with the beautiful tented area and gorgeous chandeliers! The food is exceptional-I had the fettuccine carbonara with lobster and it was outstanding! Everything we had was wonderfully delicious and the service was efficient and very professional. I would highly recommend Sperry's!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saratogafoodie2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food and service was very good. Limited menu and pricey.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • notpleased4
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Of the places we went to both in Saratoga Springs, Ballston Spa and Cooperstown NY on this past vacation, this was the disappointment. We were sorry that we ended our trip here. If I had known more about the area, I would have made a different choice. It was recommended to us by a work associate. The prices were so out of line with the quality of the food. Maybe go for a drink but even then I would think there would be a better spot.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not so good
    Need2write
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We were so excited about having dinner there last Friday. when we arrived I ask to be seated outside and the teenage hostess said it was going to rain so inside was better...it was a beautiful clear starry night ! Our waitress was slow coming to us, and wasn't sure we were her table. drinks were weak and our steaks were made to order was all wrong. the manager did come over and took the steaks off our bill. it was too late to start a new order , since our ride was coming in 20 mins. . We ordered a cup of coffee and paid the bill. We gave our waitress a generous tip even though she didn't deserve it since she rolled her eyes when I ask for another cocktail.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • B Backer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Can't wait for my next trip to Sperry's. What's left to say?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Average for the price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This was my second visit to Sperry's. I came back because the first time was outstanding. This time I was disappointed. While the service was good. The quality of the meal was lacking....particularly for the price level.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An Annual Experince
    Airboss27
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    One dinner (at least) every summer is a tradition for us. The cuisine, service and the overall "feel" of the place makes this a highlight of our summer in Saratoga. Possibly the best martini on the planet.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite!
    yummers
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We've always loved Sperry's! Even since the new chef started, we've been very pleased with our meals (and even during track season)! Each of our meals was great for the party of 4!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet