Brunch … it doesn’t get much better in our opinion, with breakfast and lunch classics available at the same time. The options, however, can prove daunting when it comes time to placing an order. Do you go sweet or savory? Order breakfast or lunch? And what to drink… coffee, Bloody Mary, Mimosa, beer? The struggle is real, we get it.
The good news is we’re talking about brunch, which means it’s probably the weekend. So, where to? Here’s our list of the best brunches in Saratoga Springs, as well as a few insights. Enjoy!
Fried chicken and waffles? Count us in! But seriously, there are so many delicious items on this menu (Beignets, Pain Perdu, Hickory Smoked Ham Hash, Chicken Fried Steak and Eggs, Shrimp and Grits, etc, etc.) that we usually just order a bunch of stuff and share.
Plus, the vibe at Hattie’s is super relaxed—which is just perfect, in our book. Snag a Hattie’s Bloody Mary, served with a fried chicken wing, candied bacon and pickled okra, or go south of the border with an Island Michelada, made with Red Stripe, and just ease into the day. PS – you may need a nap after this.
9:00 am – 2:00 pm, Sat & Sun
45 Phila St, Saratoga Spring, NY
Hattie’s Brunch Menu
HENRY STREET TAPROOM
When one of your favorite places in town decides to start offering brunch, it’s cause for excitement! As expected, the crew at HST did not disappoint and instantly became one of our favorite brunch spots. We seriously can’t get enough of their butter soaked Sourdough Flapjacks or the Chilaquiles (braised chicken, salsa verde, crema and fried tortilla chips, topped with an egg, sunny side up). We also love that the coffee mugs are the size of a small pot. As for the adult bevs, the beer game is obviously on point, but don’t sleep on the cocktails. These guys just know how to do things right.
Post meal, we’ve been know to keep things going with a few more adult beverages and some table shuffleboard. Who’s got winner?
11:00 am – 3:00 pm, Sun
86 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs, NY
THE LOCAL PUB & TEAHOUSE
First things first, there’s never a bad time for poutine and at The Local, brunch is no exception. Pop in an order for those while you internally debate between one of their numerous savory options, because it’s definitely going to be a long decision. If you’re on the sugary side of the brunch spectrum this may not be your favorite spot (they do have pancakes and french toast), but once you give the Irish Open or Red Flannel Hash a try, paired with one of the fabulous craft beers or a Bloody Mary (Meaty, Spicy, or Classic), there’s no way you won’t be returning to this cozy brunch hangout. And, as of August 2018, they serve Kru Coffee.
9:30 am – 3:00 pm, Sat & Sun
142 Grand Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY
The Local Brunch Menu
PRIME AT SARATOGA NATIONAL
We’re not usually big on the buffet, but the Sunday Jazz Brunch at Prime is definitely an exception. This brunch buffet includes standards like muffins and bagels of course, but also French toast, scrambled eggs, applewood smoked bacon and a chef-manned omelet station. Savory options include pastas, salads, peel-and-eat shrimp, salmon, and a carving station. They pretty much have you covered not matter what you’re feeling.
If you manage to save room, you can finish things off with a dessert spread, including fresh fruit, shooters, and fondue, before you head home. We usually like to enjoy our dessert and a coffee (or one last cocktail) out to a chair by the edgeless pool and take our time finishing up. It’s absolutely gorgeous out there.
The buffet is a fixed price and does not include cocktails ($32.95 adults, $18.95 ages 6-12, free for children 5 and under).
10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Sun
458 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY
Prime Brunch Menu
Who doesn’t love crepes, sweet or savory? Whether you like yours stuffed with feta, spinach and tomato, or inspired by chicken cordon bleu, you’ll find it here—along with staples like chocolate-hazelnut spread, lemon curd, strawberries and caramel pecans. You can even build your own to suit, then pair it with a little something extra, like an apple cider, cranberry pear, or orange Mimosa. Just be sure to note, the adult beverage selection at Ravenous is limited to a beer, wine, and cider. No Bloody Marys here, but you won’t even notice.
9:00 am – 2:00 pm, Sat & Sun
21 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, NY
Ravenous Brunch Menu
Farmers Hardware is described as a brunch hall, so brunch is always on the menu here. Don’t let the counter service throw you, this fast-casual restaurant puts our some killer eats. Expect classics with a twist, like their signature Eggs Shorty (Bordeaux braised short ribs Benedict, with poached egg and browned butter hollandaise). We also love the Cinnamon Bun French Toast, and on the lunch side, the Dragon Bowl Salad and Tex-Mex Turkey Burger.
You can’t be a brunch hall without good brunch drinks, at least in our world. We’re partial to the Bucket of Bubbles (bottle of Prosecco with a bottle of OJ), because why not! We also love that they serve Kru Coffee, including the nitro.
9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Wed – Sun
35 Maple Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY
Farmers Hardware Menu (just scroll down)
THE HORSESHOE INN
The Horseshoe is the perfect spot for that super casual, I’m not quite sure what went down last night, but I’m going to do it again tonight, kind of brunch. And the prices are right, which makes it our favorite spot for a budget friendly, delicious and boozy brunch.
The Shoe doesn’t have an official Brunch menu, but breakfast is available until 1pm, and we love brunching here so they are on our list. Start your day off right with the Italian Breakfast Sandwich (hard roll with a fried or scrambled egg, capicola, mozzarella, roasted red peppers and fresh spinach) or the Superfecta Breakfast if you’re feeling ravenous (1 pancake, 2 eggs any style, and home fries served with you choice of toast or english muffin and choice of meat). And don’t forget to order one (or two, who’s counting?) of their famous beermosa’s or bloody marys, you won’t regret it.
7:00 am – 1:00 pm, daily (through Labor Day)
9 Gridley Street, Saratoga Springs, NY
THE BLUE HEN
If you’re feeling fancy, and don’t mind dropping a few bucks, then you’ll definitely want to hit up The Blue Hen. This contemporary menu is best enjoyed when ordered to share amongst friends, because believe us when we say, you’re going to want to devour it ALL. From their Banana Bread Pudding French Toast with Maple Whipped Cream to their Pastrami Salmon Avocado Toast, make sure your iPhone is fully charged because you’ll be snapping #foodie pics galore in this stylish surrounding.
10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Sat & Sun
365 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY (in the Adelphi Hotel)
Blue Hen Brunch Menu
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