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“A nice dining experience, with a couple of missteps” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Crown Grill

The Crown Grill
390 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
+(1)518-583-1105
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Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Pasta
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Rochester, New York
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96 restaurant reviews
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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
“A nice dining experience, with a couple of missteps”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

Crown Grill was good, but we had hoped for great. 3 of us, whom the hostess initially seated at a high-top table adjacent to the bar. Small table top, and not much room for more than our glassware. After requesting a move to a larger table, we were seated at a booth. After a round of cocktails, we ordered the crabcake and empanadas as appetizers to share, which were delicious. Then our entrees: filet with a request of green beans (vs the asparagus), the sirloin special cooked medium, and the ahi tuna (requested very rare). Filet was good, but with asparagus (ugh), sirloin special tender, but tuna came out well done/cooked through. Waiter quickly took it away and returned a few mins later with rare tuna as originally ordered, which was delicious. Followed with after dinner drink and flour less choc cake, huge piece of cheesecake, and Cyrene brûlée. Somewhat noisy ambiance (expected for 8pm Saturday evening). Bill came to $200 before tip. Again, a good experience, a little pricey, but missed the mark on a couple of fronts on this visit.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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CircusCafe, Manager at The Crown Grill, responded to this review, December 22, 2013
Hello Snert41,

Thank you so much for dining at The Crown Grill. We are glad you enjoyed your experience and that we were able to correct any errors that occurred promptly. We hope to see you again soon!

Thank you again,
Melissa
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English first
Saratoga Springs, New York
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87 reviews 87 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Fantastic Place / Great Food & Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

What a great addition to Broadway and downtown Satatoga, NY. Had a fantastic dinner there tonight, delicious NYStrip. Great cocktails and appetizers as well. If you are in Saratoga, check it out. Lunch or Dinner..... Check out the room in the back, wonderful atmosphere and an interesting view out the french door windows.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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CircusCafe, Manager at The Crown Grill, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Hi Jim S,

Thank you so much for trying The Crown Grill and for your wonderful compliments. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Thanks again,
Melissa
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West Nyack, New York, United States
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great meal, great service, great price!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We dined at Crown Grill last night, having booked a reservation ahead of time for a one-night stay in Saratoga Springs for a getaway. We weren't disappointed. My wife and I split the caesar salad, the crab cake, and the rigatoni with andouille sausage and butternut squash.

First, the caesar: it had the best croutons I've eaten anywhere (soft crunch) and a delicious caesar dressing with just the right amount of lemon and anchovy paste. Loved it.

Next, the crab cake. It had a nice sear, pieces of lump, a tasty lemony mayo, and a scrumptious little side of tomatoes and jalapeño peppers.

But the rigatoni! I rank it up there with one of the best pasta dishes I've ever had. The andouille and the butternut squash and the kale, nicely coated with a brown butter sauce, made for an earthy, autumnal flavor that was memorable. In fact, I'm going to try to recreate it myself at home this week.

Dessert was the only disappointment. We split the white chocolate bread pudding. Sounds awesome, but wasn't. There was very little white chocolate flavor. It was served cold with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream on it. I think it would've been better had the bread pudding been warmed and just drizzled with a bit of creme anglaise or, better yet, a white chocolate sauce.

All in all, a delicious meal. Can't wait to go back.

Service was outstanding. Ambience good. Very maroonish/brown/woody tones, which seemed to fit an October evening.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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CircusCafe, Manager at The Crown Grill, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Hello GaryJWhitehead,

Thank you so much for dining at The Crown Grill. We are happy to know that you and your wife had such a great time and we look forward to your next visit.

Thanks again,
Melissa
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Granville, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Do not walk past this gem!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We are two fine dining servers who often leave disappointed when we go out for a meal ourselves. Being "in the business" we deliver top notch service and top notch food, but rarely seem to experience it in return. We came to visit Saratoga and decided last minute to grab lunch. After passing SEVERAL outdoor venues, we stopped at the Crown Grill to see the menu. It had outdoor seating and what seemed like a diverse menu. We are spoiled and are always in search something unique. Trevor quickly greeted us and sat us outside in the cozy, and somehow private outdoor patio. He knew the menu well. We were super pleased with the wines by the glass. And easily found 2 apps and 2 entrees for our lunch. The menu offered so much more than a typical lunch menu would and the service was absolutely on point . This restaurant is new and is absolutely beautiful on the inside also. Very unique and again cozy seating on the inside along with a beautiful bar. The lunch food and service was so ridiculously good, we will be making the trip again soon to experience their dinner. Trevor was absolutely a breath of fresh air as was this restaurant in it's entirety. There are a lot of restaurants to choose from in this town, but this one really stands out. Thank you for FINALLY giving us the superb experience we are constantly searching for!

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CircusCafe, Manager at The Crown Grill, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Hi Akmiller25,

We are so happy to have lived up to you and your guests expectations. We truly appreciate your wonderful compliments and hope to see you again soon!

Thanks again,
Melissa
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Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Coming back as often as possible!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We came out to celebrate our 13 year anniversary and husband's birthday w/ our 9yr old daughter; reservations were made and honored as soon as we arrived. The inside of the restaurant is spacious, and very warm with lots of wood, comfy booths and tables, and the background jazz music was spot on for the vibe of the place.

The menu was full of choices, and we plan on coming back soon to just do a table full of every appetizer, as all sounded amazing. We settled on (4) - the Maryland Crab Cake, Cuban Pork Empanadas, Korean BBQ Duck Cigar and Lamb Lollipops - all were delicious. We fell in love with the sauces, lemon pepper aioli for the crab cake, sweet jalapeno for the empanadas, the dipping sauce for the duck cigar was so amazing we bagan dipping the house rosemary pepper breaksticks into it, and the poached pear demi for the lamb was to die for.

The crowning element was by far the Skirt Steak Oscar with Crabmeat, Bearnaise and Asparagus. Luckily we both ordered this, as neither would have been able to share. The delicate crabmeat and perfectly prepared steak equally melted in our mouths, laced in the savory bearnaise.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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CircusCafe, Manager at The Crown Grill, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Hello Patricia C,

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are thrilled that you and your family enjoyed everything at The Crown Grill so much and look forward to seeing you in the future.

Thank you again,
Melissa
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