Maestro’s at The Van Dam

On Wednesday, wifey and I went down to Saratoga Springs to check-out the new digs for what’s been our fav Saratoga place for good eats, Maestro’s. Maestro’s used to be a small, intimate bistro that had a European flare and great food – I did an earlier blog w/pics from the old Maestro’s last year. Now, it has moved just a couple of buildings down Broadway into a much larger space, that at one time was the Rip Van Dam Hotel. While we loved the intimacy of the bistro style, I understand the wishes of the owners to move into a much bigger space. Now, Maestro’s at The Van Dam has morphed into another upscale Saratoga Springs type of eatery. The old hotel sports a rather large, long balcony typical to the day when the Rip Van Dam Hotel was in it’s heyday. It makes for a grand, but noisy location to dine alfresco. We decided to eat off the Prix Fixe menue.

Enjoying snacks and drinks

The Goat Cheese & Herb Ravioli was very tasty. Tani's salad was, well...salad.

Tani's Wild Salmon was fantastic, while my Hickory smoked espresso glazed BBQ 1/2 chicken was so salty I couldn't finish it. I did enjoy the baked beans that came with it?

For the Dessert Course, we selected one of each that was offered on the Prix Fixe menue. Lemon Cheese Pie and White Chocolate Cherry Bread Pudding. The Bread Pudding was the better of the two.

While we were a bit disappointed with the new look, I’m sure they will do fine as Saratoga is definitely an upscale kind of place. We’ll be back, but probably won’t make it our default Saratoga place to dine. Saratoga offers a number of options for good eats.

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