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#1 Royal

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 05:20 PM

20 years ago my mom really wanted to see The Beach Boys at the Civic Center in Poughkeepsie. Neither my dad, my or I volunteered to go with her. She missed the show. Now I am taking her to see The Beach Boys's 50th anniversary tour at SPAC. We've got nice balcony seats.

What I am looking for is a reccomendation for a good place to eat in Saratoga/Glens Falls/Albany and a nice but not too expensive hotel.

Any help is appreciated.

#2 gregoir

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 05:32 PM

For dinner I would suggest Scallions in Saratoga they have good fresh food and if you go a bit early in the evening they should be able to get you in and out in about 45 minutes to an hour.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 05:34 PM

http://www.scallionsrestaurant.com/

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 05:42 PM

Or the best Restaurant in the area in my opinion it's up at the Lake so I bit of a haul back to SPAC but well worth it.

http://www.bistroleroux.com/

#5 gregoir

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 05:45 PM

Good hotel option
http://www.queensburyhotel.com/

#6 Mama Kel

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 06:02 PM

Russo's is new - where Brindisi's used to be - supposed to be good & reasonable. As far as a hotel in town, my parents used to stay at the Marriot next to Olde Bryan's - reasonable & walking distance to town. They also liked The Roosevelt Inn & Suites on 9 closer to SPAC but not walking distance to town. Hope that helps.

#7 Royal

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 07:13 PM

Thanks G, Thanks Kel

#8 Royal

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 07:19 PM

Keep the hotel suggestions coming please. Queensbury looks like a possibility. Also any place for Sunday brunch is appreciated too

#9 Lostsailr

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 07:51 PM

Another (nostalgic) informal dinner idea is PJ's barbeque.
It is 50's drive in style (no car service) and they just remodeled, I think for more indoor seating.
They have a dj playing 50's and early 60's music (annoyingly for some of us, but true to the spirit of the place.


http://www.pjsbarbq.com/

the site is strange to navigate, but the missouri plate lionk to menue is the saratoga menue as far as I can tell. Great brisket, pork bbq, ribs etc, and just 5 minutes to SPAC

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:20 PM

i am not sure what the hotel is called now, but it is on the same property as the Crystal Spa, practically across the street from spac
it was (when i stayed there years ago) shabby chic, really nice grounds and really close to spac
place to grill on site, pool and you can book spa services including mineral baths that were lovely...

#11 bugwhipper

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:49 PM

Royal ... a couple of food suggestions in town.. from someone who eats out here a LOT ;-)

Ripe Tomato ... great American and Italian... their snitzel is one of my favorite meals ever. south of town on Rt 9
http://www.ripetomato.com/

Wheatfields... fresh pasta and good italian fare
http://wheatfields.com/

Ravenous .... savory and sweet crepes.. and the best fries (pomme frites) you'll ever eat.. not open very late but would be perfect for Brunch. just make sure they're open sundays.
http://ravenouscrepes.com/

Hatties ... famous fried chicken (Jasper beat Bobby Flay in a throwdown)... they have a "fast and cheap" version out by the mall... eate there last night
http://www.hattiesrestaurant.com/

Karvali .... best indian food we've found anywhere... right downtown
http://www.karavallilatham.com/

#12 Mama Kel

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:48 PM

Hatties :drool:

#13 kramer

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:19 AM

If you care to come to Albany for brunch, New World Bistro is OFF THE HOOK. Plenty of nice hotels in town, too. They just finished a great new one at Albany Med.

#14 kramer

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:20 AM

I also second Bistro Le Roux (one of my favorites too, Greg! When are we going together?) and Ripe Tomato (small, quaint, great food!).

#15 kramer

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:23 AM

Oh and there are two nice hotels at exit 12, the Fairfield Inn & Suites and the brand new Hyatt. Migh be less $ than downtown Toga and just 10 min from SPAC

#16 mamapajama

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 11:38 AM

Bistro LeRoux gets another vote! There is also the Thai restaurant downtown and El Mexicana in Hudson Falls. What does she like? I have never been out for brunch but can ask around today...full caseload of patients today, all locals. :)
and Queensbury Hotel. My inlaws like the Sleep Inn on Rt. 9 in Queensbury and the Ramada (less expensive than the Queensbury)
act fast on the hotel though...getting busy up here!

#17 sarah b.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 12:17 PM

Hampton inn on pearl st. In albany is lovely. Use priceline bidder to score a sweet deal, or get their suite w/jacuzzi. King bed in one room. Couch opens into a bed in the other room. Fried chicken by the bus station for late night delights. Kramer knows the name of the great italian place that comes to mind.