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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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Bookmaker's is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 417.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from entrée was small. Had to ask for bread and was stale. Wife had scallops and enjoyed her dinner
Date published: 2018-07-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Everything was ordered came hot. Just a very nice meal .
Date published: 2018-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sat outside on a beautiful evening. Food and service was great.
Date published: 2018-06-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The salad I ordered as a main meal that had grapes and strawberries - Th greens tasted old and/ or unpleasant and the grapes did not taste fresh.The menu was limited and I found the atmosphere to be bland.Waitress was excellent, however. This was Saturday evening 4/19.
Date published: 2018-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It was very quiet when we were there. The server only had a few people to wait on. He was very pleasant.
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We arrived for an early dinner to visit with our grandson before he was to sing in a college concert. Everything about our dinner was excellent. Menu selections, attentive service, delicious food, and an atmosphere conducive to conversation and relaxation were spot on.
Date published: 2018-04-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Ordered the daily "special". Portions very small, salad ingredients not fresh.
Date published: 2018-02-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from While the server was friendly enough, I ordered a steak medium rare and it came to the table well done. I didn't send it back because it took a long time to get my meal and we were the only diners there. I didn't want to prolong our outing waiting for another steak.
Date published: 2018-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This restaurant was newly renovated and it is really nice. They have agreat menu and our food was delicious. The service was great too.
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Staff friendly and yet professional Food was fabulous
Date published: 2017-11-13
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Minimum purchase of $20 at restaurant. Not valid on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day and Mother's Day.
Minimum purchase of $30 at restaurant. Not valid on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day and Mother's Day.

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