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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 186reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Service was friendly and efficient. Food was excellent and drinks were generous. Aug 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by The dinner was fine for the price, but the room was too cool. Aug 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Food was excellent, and the waitstaff appropriately attentive and pleasant. We had lunch at an off time (2:00 in the afternoon). The room was quiet, but the staff did not lose track of us. Our meal came quickly. Aug 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by The breakfast buffet was the best we ever had.Freshly cooked omelets and crepes. A great selection of juices, bagels, English muffins and danish. Hot tables of various breakfast sausages, bacon, potatoes and eggs. The price was well worth the meal. Aug 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic. The foo sis always fresh n delicious. The service impeccable. Connie n Jean are so attentive and gracious Jul 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by The food is always fresh and delicious. The service impeccable. I always meet friendly travelers there....a perfect storm of dining experience! Jul 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Waitress Michelle, was very nice and made recommendations on items on the menu Jul 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Meal was delicious. Nice place to eat. Jun 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Food was well prepared. Service was excellent and the menu was just right. May 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by friendly staff, wifi May 5, 2014
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