Saratoga Race Course - Turf Terrace

4.1
232 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Turf Terrace Dining Room is located on the third and fourth floor of the Clubhouse. The multi-level trackside dining area offers a great view of all the racing action with closed-circuit television monitors located through out. An a la carte menu is served in a formal, open-air setting.
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4.1based on all time ratings
3.5
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3.9
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4.4
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3.4
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Saratoguan
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience5

You come for the amazing ambiance and view of the track, not the food or service.

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DebCP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Grab a slice of Saratoga Race Track! The Turf Terrace offers great seating and views along with great service, food and cocktails.

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Mort54
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The service was exceptionally slow. Not sure if it was understaffed or just slow. It was not as crowded as I have seen it previously so I don’t know why it was so slow. Food is OK at best. Would like to see a more upscale menu from The Porch.

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KathleenG
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was adequate but better options elsewhere on the grounds. Great place to watch the horses and see the race. Easy access to restrooms. Betting windows were upstairs and not as convenient. Did not have an account which might have made betting at the table possible but it was hard to see the screen at the table due to the lighting. Nearby big tv was helpful. Water was always available and seats were reasonably comfortable. Able to see the horses approach the track and we were near the finish line. Would do it again. A relaxed day.

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BourbonBill
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Visiting Saratoga has always been a bucket list item for us. We were traveling from California. I would highly recommend reserving a table in the Clubhouse . The track is amazing and historic. The food and beverage are very good. You have the ability to wander all over the track and return to your table. There are also a Woodford Reserve Bar in the Clubhouse where you can get your favorite Bourbon Drink or your waitress will bring it to your table. We started with a bottle of Chandon Champagne and then moved to Woodford Old Fashions. The Burrata on toast with tomato jam was a perfect compliment to the champagne. They had several lobster dishes on the menu and Lynn asked if they did a lobster roll. Our waitress said it wasn't on the menu but they could make it for her. They did and it was amazing. Everyone at the track was so friendly and helpful you felt like family.

Make plans to go to Saratoga next summer. Go to morning workout, take the backstretch tour, and the historic tour of the track, you will be so glad you made the trip. "You can thank me now, or you can thank me later."

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience2

New menu for 2018 has great choices! Disappointed appetizer came out with lunch. Presentation of appetizer was not what I have come to expect from the Turf Terrace. Waiter had no personality and seemed to be annoyed the entire time we were there. Thankfully there were other very helpful and pleasant servers willing to help. The walls need a serious scraping and paint job, the chairs need some updating as well.

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StephenM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pro:
Enjoyable day. Friendly service. Decent food. Exciting horse racing. Good way to spend an afternoon with friends or family members.
Con:
Somewhat expensive of late. Removed $25 per person food/drink cost and replaced it with an upfront table cost per person. Cost of food remains moderately expensive in light of the change.

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TrackFan52
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall3food1service1ambience3

Have been going to the Turf Terrace for many years. Worst service ever encountered. Menu is not good as usual. View is spectacular.

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LynneL
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Absolutely a great way to spend a day at Saratoga track!

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GeraldH
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Was there for the afternoon to watch the races at Saratoga. My only complaint is that there were a lot of bees flying around the tables all afternoon long and it made it difficult to enjoy your food.

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JeanneH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Great spot to enjoy a day at the races! Our server Alisha was great! Speciality cocktails very tasty! Expect NYC prices, but worth it for the experience.

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JoannT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Good day! I had a pleasant experience dining at the Turf Terrace, Saratoga Racecourse on Aug 24th, but I was a little disappointed with the location of where the hostess seated us. When I made my reservation with open table(well in advance of 8/24), I requested to have a table on the first or 2nd level(lower levels) in the Terrace; I was not seated on either of these levels. In the future, I anticipate that Open Table staff will be able to assist in securing my preferred location at the Turf Terrace. Sincerely, Joann

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FrancisA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our second visit. It is a wonderful facility and especially enjoyable for ambiance. Service very attentive and friendly.

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JohnD
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Our server brittany was outstanding, but the food is average and has been this way year after year.

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GERARDD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience3

THE PLACE NEEDS A TOTAL FACELIFT. EVERYTHING IS DIRTY: WALLS, HANDRAILS (FILTHY); MEN'S ROOM. LEVEL THE FLOOR IN FRONT OF BETTING WINDOWS! A GOOD COAT OF PAINT WOULD SURELY IMPROVE THE PLACE! GAD

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MargaretD
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food and service were sub par. Unable to modify reservation through OpenTable and unable to reach racetrack by telephone

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vipKeydet74
Wilmington
45 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No better way to enjoy a day of horse racing than lunching at the Turf Terrace. Service excellent, food and beverages top notch and best view of Race Track possible. Betting at table huge plus! We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Turf Terrace is very good for ambiance and most times service. The food runs from fair to good. The prices in 2018 were raised without warning and not clearly spelled out. After 10-20 years of visiting the track,this year was totally messed up with regard to cost and reservations. Three out of four dates were incorrect and the Open Table system was useless,unresponsive and screwed up what had been an error free system in prior years. NYRA needs to fix the mess they created with Open Table.

Ed Klein

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VincentC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. There is no better way to enjoy the racetrack.

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2ThePonies
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Have experienced Turf Terrace several times. A bit more roomy than the Patio. Very good view of track, and helpful viewing monitors on tables. Food is average and pricey, expected for this venue. The table is yours for the full day at the track, and you can still walk around and experience all of what Saratoga Race Course offers.

We had requested a table in Sect. A on the rail for two days, in our original reservation back in April. We were accommodated on Sunday, but were disappointed on Monday, when we were seated in a different Section. (Even after going back to desk on Sunday, and requesting the same or similar table for Monday)

We realize that everyone wants the best seat, but the seats were available for over an hour after we were seated, so they were obviously "saved", and not a first come, first serve basis.

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RonaldD
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Typical race track restaurant.High prices ,fair service,limited menu

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kayc
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I and my friends had never been to this part of Clubhouse

The view was spectacular
Food great
We could talk and enjoy races
Jody was our waitresses to care of all our needs
We will go again
Prices were fair

Enjoyed every minute
We were right over finish line
Thank You

JB
JoeB
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Thanks to our hostess who was able to accommodate us because we were very late arriving.

Excellent customer service.

JB
JohnB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a ball and enjoyed the meal and the experience

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teriz
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

i made 6 week advance reservations. we were shown 4 different tables (after they said the first time that they had absolutey nowhere else to seat us) and each was worse than the first. we could not even see the track, we were smushed into 14 inches of space between back-to-back tables (not chairs) and we were told that all the empty tables were reserved specifically. it was really amazing that folks actually enjoyed sitting there at all.

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Reebee
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Service was excellent as usual. Staff works very hard to make things right. Food was horrendous! Always gononce every meet since you cannot best the ambience/view. Food previously was tolerable even though expensive....after all one is paying for the seat and the view. But this year, the food was bad. Got lobster grilled cheese and for $28 thought it would be nice soft grilled sour dough bread oozing with melted cheese and .....menu says a quarter pound of lobster meat. It was the saddest grilled cheese I have ever seen....even a $1 home made one. Bread was thin sliced, tasted stale, not buttered to grill, dry with one and I do mean one thin slice of cheese that didn’t even cover the bread. There was some lobster - but did not seem like a quarter pound. Lobster that was there was tender and tasty. DO NOT ORDER THIS SANDWICH!
The chips were excellent, cupcakes for dessert were decent. Will find some other way/place to dine at the track in the future.

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BonnieA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The dining, food and waitstaff was the poorest in any restaurant I have ever had. I would not recommend this to anyone. Stay away.

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vipLanceS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Fun day at the races

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Diningdown
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We sat on the rail and it was positively amazing. Service was outstanding. Miriam was our Waitess and Christian was her assistant. We’ve been coming to the track for years and this was our best experience ever.

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KEITHC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Perfect spot near finish line, a little tight, but always has been. Overall nice experience

BJ
BeJe
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience5

These are great seats for viewing the action track side at Saratoga Racetrack. Given the logistics and crowd size the restaurant food and service is very enjoyable. It's a fun way to spend a leisurely afternoon.

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CBou
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was extremely slow. Bill was $146 for the day which was fine, but it was difficult to get drinks and food.

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Arthur
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Excellent service,attentive waiter. Great cheese plate

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vipPeggyC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

What can be bad about dining st the Race Track. Great view!

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RalphM
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The table we were seated at was so tight for 4 people and the view of the race track was awful. We decided to leave and go to the Grandstand where we have been for the last 4 years. We were glad we left and we had the feeling of being at a race track instead of watching on television . Lesson learned

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vipBillR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Race track seating all day.

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SteveP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Over-priced bad food. Slim menu made in advance. Crowded tables that make it impossible to get up if not seated near the aisle.
Dress code is ridiculous for "just going to the track" !
Save the money when going to Saratoga and just purchase a nice seat in the clubhouse and enjoy a nice meal in town after the races.

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vipPeggyC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great way to watch the races and enjoy Saratoga Race Track!

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PeterKD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The hostess team was excellent in moving us to a table requested at the time I made the reservation. The table we requested was close to the finish line and had a great view. We have been seated in that area when we come, for several years now. While my wife and I are local, the remaining 8 people were from out of town, we wanted them to have a great experience and our excellent location helped. Also we had FANTASTIC service from our waitress, Brianna!

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STEVENA
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Wait service, Donna and Justin were fantastic! The Saratoga Turf Terrace is the place to be if you are going to the Races for the day.

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Saratoga Race Course - Turf Terrace is rated 4.1 stars by 232 OpenTable diners.