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Pennell's Restaurant

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284 Jefferson St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-5192
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are looking for quiet, intimate, romantic candle lit dinner, this is probably not your place, especially in mid August when the race track is in full swing. However, if you are looking for great food at a reasonable price this is a great place to go regardless of the time of year. I have been told by a... More 

Thank Kenneth Larry H
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Although this place on a Thursday evening was packed, I must say that my husband and I were quite disappointed with this restaurant. The ambiance was ok, nothing special. The service with our waitress, Brooke, was excellent. But the food was nothing great. Our salads were fresh but mine was smothered in dressing. My husband's haddock was nice, but the... More 

Thank PattieK53
Saratoga Springs, New York
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for dinner on Friday 8/19/16 with another couple. Recommend that you make a reservation. Pennell's is one of Saratoga's classic restaurants. Started with Mussel appetizer, while I'm not a big fan of mussels, they were delicious. I had the Shrimp Fra Diavolo which was excellent, other guests ordered Veal Parmesan, Salmon dish all very good. We hadn't been here... More 

Thank fresno6921
Rochester, New York
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pennell's is a excellent Italian restaurant adjoining the back stretch of Saratoga Race Track. The clam appetizers in a garlic infused broth with crusty Italian bread were excellent as was the home made lasagna.

Thank Gary F
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Making a last minute reservation was pretty easy for this popular dinner spot. When we arrived the place was packed. They took us right in, and everybody was so nice. The service was incredible and we could just tell we would not be let down. We had tomato and mozzarella as an appitzers, it was out of this world with... More 

Thank Carl L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having recently bought a vacation condo down the street, it was time to revisit Pennells for the first time since 1995. We took a 6:30 table for two on the lovely patio on a gorgeous Friday evening. Our tomato mozzerella appetizer was served with just a hint of oil and no Balsamic vinegar. After about 10 minutes I was finally... More 

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Albany, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great meal, for the umpteenth time, last evening at this popular spot. Have been going here for many, many years. It is a busy, appealing place favored by the racetrack crowd plus savvy locals. The menu is not extensive but very well executed and favors traditional red sauce type dishes. The veal parm is as good as any... More 

Thank thomas n
Whitesboro, New York
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visited Pennell's last Thursday after spending the afternoon at the Saratoga race track. As soon as we arrived at Pennell's we were greeted by the hostess Rebecca. She was extremely friendly and courteous and went out of her way to be sure that the special table we had requested was ready when we arrived. Our server... More 

Thank Paul O
Dunedin, Florida
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Never a disappointment when dining at Pennell's. Steak was cooked to perfection and the veal park was food. Not something I would order again. Wonderful staff.

Thank Kathleen S
Killeen, Texas
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

My Aunt suggested Pennell's for a good steak. We came in and they seemed bothered to greet and seat us although it wasn't a real busy night. We are in our mid 30's and (other than staff) were WAY younger than any customer there. It was uncomfortable and unwelcoming. We sat down and saw the menu and noticed there was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 284 Jefferson St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-5192
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Saratoga Springs
  • Phone Number: 518-583-2423

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?