Updated update: They’re back!
Update: Holy addendum of sadness and doom! Thanks to an informative comment from Wendy, I sadly learned that one of our favorite places in ‘Toga (thusly, one that marked many milestones in our path to becoming The Burdens) has closed, just a week after this meal. So says the sign in the window, “After 30 years in business, we have decided to close our doors.” In its place, Dale Miller’s—a very talented chef from Albany. Say goodbye to a piece of Saratoga history, to a monument to the legacy of her horse racing history, and to a style of restaurant that’s fading fast.
There’s a little less class on Caroline St. tonight.
What a fortuitous name! Good old Sperry’s. This place is such a throwback, and I don’t mean “throwback” as in “throwing drinks back” even though that’s what tends to happen in its snug bar. I’m thinking immediately of some long-lost photos of my brother’s bachelor party. Which may or may not have included some of the bow tie-wearing gents in Sperry’s wood-paneled bar, and later, riding of our local flair, the thoroughbred sculptures.
[You can see some total arseholes trying to do it here.]
Solid wine list, but take note—Sperry’s has a corkage fee. Bonus.
Ignore the plate leftover from ’91… the pate was delicious:
Beyond, the outdoor bar and patio at Sperry’s. I’d take this spot over navigating the herds by the terlets at Gaffney’s any night:
The ’06 Bald Mountain Zin was fantastic:
Sperry’s is BYOB—corkage fee is $15. They’re They were located at 30 Caroline St.