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Bookmaker's

232 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: (518) 584-4550
Cuisine: American, Steak
Price: $$$$

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  • Hours
    Monday: 6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    Tuesday: 6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    Wednesday: 6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    Thursday: 6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    Friday: 6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
    Saturday: 6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
    Sunday: 6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    Bar weekdays 11pm Sat-Sun 12am
  • Banquet Facilities 600-800, Over 100 People, Off-Site Catering
  • Meal Times Served Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Parking Availability Parking on Site
  • Atmosphere Romantic, Outdoor Dining, Fireplace, Family / Children, Bar Scene
  • Amenities TV, Private Party Room, Wi-fi
  • Special Needs Senior Discount, Non Smoking Area, Booster/High Chairs, Wheelchair Access, Child Menu
  • Bar Full Bar
  • Attire Casual
  • Payment Methods Amex Cash Discover Mastercard Visa

Highlights

During the last quarter of the nineteenth century, when Saratoga was at it's height of popularity, racing season got underway the day before the opening program when the Cavanaugh Special rolled into town. This deluxe train of Pullman cars transported bookmakers and their assistants exclusively. Some 600 strong they fell in behind their leader, "Irish" John Cavanaugh, for whom the train was named, and marched to their hotels cheered on by a band and a crowd of horseplayers who had turned out to welcome them. Bookmakers became a active at race tracks in New York in the late 1880's, fancying themselves no less reputable than Wall Street brokers and their function no less worthy than that of the Stock Exchange. They advertised themselves as "Turf Exchanges." New York's most successful bookies formed the Metropolitan Turf Association, and their membership buttons were sold as seats on the Stock Exchange, were just as difficult and almost as costly to obtain. Saratoga bookmakers were a colorful lot with nicknames to match their idiosyncrasies: The Boy Plunger, Big Store, The Orator; Orlando Jones was called Fashion Plate in mock deference to his Victorian attire and "Tiffany" Wolfgang had won his moniker by guaranteeing the price he quoted to be as good as anything in the country's most famous jewelry shop. WE THANK YOU FOR WAGERING ON OUR "BOOKMAKERS". WE HOPE YOUR'LL AGREE IT'S A SURE BET!

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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 209reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Food is consisently good. Wait staff is attentive in the bar area. Nov 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Went for breakfast buffet, very pleasant both atmosphere, service and food, will diffently go back. Nov 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great food, and a super friendly staff!!! Oct 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pretty dining room and comfortable. Food tasty. Wouldn't mind going back to sample a brunch buffet or another meal. Oct 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Waitress! Awesome Meal! Will return. Oct 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Got this gift certificate as a gift - most certainly will make it back when we are at our camp the next time. Sep 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Service was excellent. Love the popcorn. Sep 7, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by My dining partner ordered a Jim Dandy ribeye and was served a tough piece of meat that the server said was a tenderloin. The server said he was "sorry". My stuffed lobster was over cooked and tough. Never again! Sep 7, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by The service was absolutely horrible. Sep 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ate at the bar. Food was good. Service Teri, was excellent. Sep 1, 2014
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