Prime at Saratoga National

4.5
1066 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
Prime at Saratoga National is a rustic, yet elegant steakhouse concept in Saratoga Springs, where you can expect an unforgettable New York steakhouse experience through our chef-driven cuisine, world-class wine program and unparalleled hospitality. Our culinary team is led by Executive Chef Jason Saunders. Iowa Premium, USDA PRIME steaks anchor the menu, innovative seafood creations, as well as non-steak options. Modern takes on traditional steakhouse classics are complimented delicious made by scratch desserts. Choose to dine in our warmly appointed elegant Main Dining Room or outside on our lower patio over-looking the 18th hole. The patio features; teak-wood furniture, fire-pits, and soothing infinity pool. Offering a more casual atmosphere to relax and take in the breath-taking views of our championship golf course.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Prime Hours
Lunch
Daily | 11:30am – 3:30pm

Happy Hour
Monday-Friday | 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Lite Fare
Daily | 3:30pm – 9:00pm

Dinner
Sunday – Tuesday | Lite Fare Menu + Steaks | 3:30pm – 9:00pm

Wednesday – Saturday | Dinner Menu | 5:30pm – 9:00pm

Live Music
Wednesday – Friday | 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Sunday Live Jazz Brunch
Sunday 10:00am – 2:00pm

Winter Hours begin November 5th
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Phone number
(518) 583-4653 ext. 2
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jason Saunders
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
12866
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet
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Entertainment
Live music is offered in our lounge Wednesday - Friday 5:30pm - 8:30pm and Sunday Jazz Brunch 10am - 2pm
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Special events & promotions
Please call Lauren Holmes, Director of Sales at 518-583-465- x2351
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1066 People Are Saying
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AM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Buffet was not ready at 4:30pm and although seated already, wait staff did not inform us when buffet ready as promised, seated in the lounge which was far too loud due in part to wedding guests from upstairs hooting and hollering over basketball game, 2 other guests making a spectacle of themselves in the ladies room, inattentive wait staff and prime rib far too rare. Also forgot little details like butter rolls. Not a good“$34.95” experience.

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SC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

2 out of 4 lunches were sirloin steak done well and tough to chew when ordered medium well. Restaurant replaced one meal ( other diner did not want it replanced), and comped it and the dessert. Wait staff was very good. Fairly quiet place, good for conversation.

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K
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Pleasant attentive staff. Wine requested not provided. Fabulous desserts. Glassware from bar smelled like dish rag. Enjoyed seafood tower. $$$

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h
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Really enjoyed my dinner the atmosphere was fantastic!

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m
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The food and the service was good. My only complaint was that it was so dark the it was nearly impossible to read the menu. Needs to have a briginhter light/candle on the table or a more readable menu ex. black print on a light background

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EC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

When you run out of prime rib an hour before your buffet event ends there is no excuse for this!

Although they tried to offer a replacement, beef sliced thin like London broil is no way a replacement for a nice slab of prime rib at all.

No real aplogies or adjusts came forth either.

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d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fourth time there and plan on many more. Cannot say enough great things about my brunch there.

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JP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! Arguably one of best restaurants north of NYC.

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E
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were treated very well by the staff during Restaurant Week. Even though it was a busy Friday night, we were seated right on time, with reservations, and the food was excellent. The pub steak for the 4 of us, 4 different temps from rare to medium, served just right.

The ambiance is beautiful; we were near the fireplace. Candles lit above the fireplace. Beautiful sconces and chandeliers and artwork. Thanks for the lovely evening with friends.

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EL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This place continues to demonstrate a level of sophistication rarely encountered in upstate New York. Back from several years ago, I'd decided to return for Saratoga's Restaurant Week. The friendliness and promptness of the waitstaff remains impeccable. There was never a need to have to ask for more water. The meal began with a very tasty Parkerhouse Bun smothered in rosemary-infused olive oil...and then another :-). The highlight of the meal was the starter...perhaps the richest, most delicious and satisfying cream mushroom soups I've ever had. My choice of the Apple & Sage Stuffed Chicken Breast was good, but I thought the chicken could have been more tender, and the stuffing vegetables cooked through more. The potatoes inside the perimeter of the slice of squash was an interesting touch, but I think I might've been happier had I chosen the salmon entree. For dessert, the Maple Pot de Creme was nice, but the the compote had a smokiness which I found off-putting. Something more simple like a cranberry-orange jelly would have been a better way to go. On the upside, a deliciously-sweet sparkling moscato with dinner definitely helped save the day. The cappuccino with dessert was average. This remains a great place for special occasions...however, the dinner menu is severely limited during the cold months.

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NH
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love eating at the National ! Always top notch!! Service is impeccable as is the food😊

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food is always perfection. Its pricey but worth it. We did fixed price special $30. Included appetizers. 3 great main meal choices and dessert

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CB
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a perfect date night ! The service was spot on and we were not rushed while we sipped on our martinis. We were both pleased with what we ordered and enjoyed lingering over coffee and dessert. Looking forward to coming back soon!

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JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the second we were greeted by the valet until he said good night everything was totally five stars. Our hostess, server, and all the waitstaff were beyond pleasant. Our food consisting of soup, salad, entrees and dessert were all prepared and presented perfectly. The specialty cocktails were mixed fantastic and the wine list is phenomenal. I really cannot say enough about Prime and it easily ranked in the top five Saratoga Springs area restaurants. I was looking forward to our next visit before we were out of the parking lot.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Birthday dinner

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Poor food quality for the price. Been there many times. Probably the last.

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p
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We have dined at Prime many times and I want to give the usual 5-star rating, but this time I cannot. As always, the food was excellent, but this time the ambiance was not up to par. There was a party going on in the private room (wide open to the main dining room) in the back. People/children walking to and from the room constantly and lots of noise. Staff was carrying a large tower of chairs (stacked about 6 ft high) through the main dining room to the private dining room during our dinner. Couldn't these chairs have been stacked in the private room ahead of time? Servers seemed a bit harried (I observed one server actually running through the dining room.) and this wasn't the quiet seamless service that we have always experienced at Prime. Something new at Prime since our last visit... Anyone ordering steak was asked to cut into the middle of their steak with wait staff watching over to make sure that it was cooked as ordered. We understand the reason, but it seemed a little tacky to us. Suppose someone wanted to wait a moment before cutting into their steak? It could have just been that particular night, but we just weren't as impressed with the service as we have been on previous visits. Food was great, but not the calm and relaxing anniversary experience that we had looked forward to. Hoping for a better experience next time.

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G
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

very sub-par wedge salad, average at best filet (semi-warm) and formless not very tasty spinach.

We visit the restaurant in the summer for outside patio seating and usually have good experiences. This dinner, however, was below average for ANY reputable restaurant and certainly not worth the 200.00 bill for 2.

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KW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great way to celebrate the end of the week. Delicious dinner prepared by chef Jason Saunders and team. Great service by the entire Mazzone staff. We took advantage of the weekend Porterhouse special. Yummy, especially the coconut cream pie.

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PO
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

buffet style so serve yourself which is fine but the food was cold when it was supposed to be hot. might have had something to do with it being 40 degrees out side and 50 people opening up the door every 30 seconds for a bridal party or something and the food is right in the hallway when you walk in. the waitress we had completely forgot our drinks

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing. Chris our server was too notch.

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B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Sunday brunch at Prime is a special occasion. There are so many things right about this venue and the food, that I hate to carp about the few missteps. However, I will have to think my return because of the following: Irritation #1, they seemed to be thinly staffed in dining room. Wait staff was clearly told to pay more attention to making sure napkins were correctly (re)placed when patron left seat to get more food, than to offering coffee and beverage refills. I had a mixed drink, iced tea and had to flag someone down to get coffee. They never offered to refill my iced tea or coffee. However, every time l left my seat, my napkin was refolded when I returned. Waitstaff supervision need to rethink it's priorities. I really don't care if my napkin is folded, but I do want hot coffee with my dessert. Second irritation: I was looking forward to the roast beef. I went to the carving station twice and both times the beef was extremely rare and there was no well-done, or even medium-done, beef available. I settled for salmon, which was very good, but not what I was looking forward to. Really! Not everyone wants bloody beef.

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JW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our evening was wonderful! From the welcome by hostess to marvelous server to exceptional wine and food!
A rather loud and obnoxious foursome of golfers at the next table was the only down side to the evening.
Foul language used throughout their dinner conveesation.

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G
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Greg, the bartender, was incredibly friendly with excellent service

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JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

My meal was great. Crab appetizer was awesome. Filet and lobster were cooked perfectly. My husband on the other hand had strip steak and it was dry. Ordered medium but was over cooked, dry and no juices. He did enjoy the shrimp cocktail. And our martinis were perfect.

I was disappointed in the waitstaff for the following reason below. But the remainder of the meal they were great. I ordered the lobster dish which comes on a bed of spinach. My husband ordered spinach as a side. It would’ve been nice of them if they told us that the lobster came with spinach and that we might be interested in a different side.

We have been to many steak houses. It was no better or worse. The drinks are moderately priced which helps offset the a la carte costs.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to Prime for brunch after I had been there for a baby shower. The food was outstanding, with a variety of choices for everyone including my two young children. The live jazz was a nice touch. A great time, I highly recommend the Sunday Brunch!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Went for my husband’s birthday. He loves jazz so we attended the live jazz Sunday brunch. I am slightly disappointed that after requesting that it was a special occasion and we were going specifically for the live music...they seated us in a separate room away from the performers. We could barely hear them play.

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t
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on Saturday for the Porterhouse special for 2. Everything was perfect, from the wedge to the steak (just excellent) to the coconut cheese cake. It's $200 with drinks for 2, but worth it if you're in the mood to spoil yourself.

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S
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Not what it used to be! Service was very poor on a slow night. Cowboy steak was extremely salty and definitely not worth the $.

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LG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

I'd recommend Prime for dinner, but brunch has gone downhill. Most of the hot dishes were lukewarm, and the quality of the items has suffered lately. I used to recommend this place for Sunday brunch all the time, but our past two visits have left us disappointed. There is a decent selection, and the service is usually great, but the execution is lacking. For the price, you're better off looking elsewhere for brunch.

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GE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Very disappointed. Reservation in hand, arrived on time. Hostess indicated we would need to wait a few minutes. Time passes and the same hostess asks if she can help us, she must have forgotten us. How?, no idea as there were no other people except for the other couple she sat while we waited. Food? Almost everyone goes to Prime for meat. The meat was not properly cooked nor did it have good flavor. Best thing we had was the sushi. Will not go back

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K
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good but very expensive, particularly since everything is separate. Wine list was overpriced! We did enjoy our dinner but would only go again for a very special event!

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OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server, Nanu was an expert, very pleasant. My husband’s filet was sent back but issue was resolved promptly. There is a young woman, maybe a manager that wanders table to table interrupting our dining experience just to ask how our meals were. It’s useless small talk & I DO NOT want the intrusion.
The black rectangular plates the filets are served on are not attractive & suspect as to hiding any left behind food particles from a prior diner.
My sea bass was excellent.

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SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prime is always fantastic! Never disappoints. The Chilean Sea Bass is amazing

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BK
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Get what you pay for. The service is impeccable, which is missing from a lot of restaurant these days. The food was very good of course, but it should be at that price point. The ambiance is beautiful. We sat outside on the patio and luckily the weather was terrific. All the staff we interacted with were on top of their game.

Visiting Prime at Saratoga National will be a perennial event.

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KE
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prime is always great for a special occasion!
The steak and fish are fantastic. The salads are great. Enjoy!

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JC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were A group of 6 for lunch... found the staff extremely accommodating and the menu selections wonderful. The setting is magnificent; can get noisy if a large group comes in off the golf course.

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s
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Waitress, great. Bartender made me a special Pimms drink, very good. We asked for our steaks to be Pittsburghed and they were not. Waitress offered to take them back. Not a good option since our friends were already eating their meal.

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J
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner with family and friends. The food was delicious. The service is confoundingly slow. Nonetheless, we enjoyed ourselves and would go back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Prime for Sunday brunch. We have a 6 year old and a 5 month old and felt very comfortable, lots of families with kids for brunch. The only bummer is no changing table in the bathroom :(
Food and drinks were amazing!

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