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Thirsty Owl Wine Bar and Bistro

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Wine Bar
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed July 31, 2018

The food is excellent, and you can choose to sit outside in the garden, on the "porch" or inside. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, and as a bonus, they have a gluten free, dairy free dessert that's out of this world!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank SLTraveler67
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Only serve New York wines as well as local spurts. Staff, very friendly and helpful in selecting wines, etc Food, average? They overdo some basic items, I mean you can't add to pasta allaoliga. You have to ask for BREAD! And we had 2 couples...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Donald L
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

We ate on the porch which was very nice. We are off the tapas menu which was excellent. The lettuce wraps were A+. Crab cakes and Mediterranean plate were very good. Service was good and food was fairly priced. Recommended.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Lawrence B
Reviewed July 26, 2018

I have had lunch here, many glasses of vino, purchased dozens of cases of wine. This was one my first time for dinner, it shall not be my last. The menu is inventive, the chef clearly trying to be eclectic and tasty at the same...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank john p
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Thirsty Owl is our first stop every time we come to Saratoga and we have never been disappointed. Great food, wait staff and wine. Sit on the porch. It is Saratoga’s best kept secret

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

Though I live in Saratoga Springs and had purchased wine here, I had not eaten a meal at the Thirsty Owl previously. We wanted a place that was not very far away late on a weekday evening, and decided to try it. We were both...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Wally E
Reviewed July 21, 2018

We had a group of 15 people staying in town for an annual meeting and we were looking for something special to do in the evening. We booked a wine pairing dinner which included 4 courses and each course had a choice of 2-3 items...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank coopmommy
Reviewed July 20, 2018

I'll start out by saying that this review would be a "2" instead of a "3" if it wasn't for the good service and ambiance. I was disappointed by the food here. It was like something that I could have prepared at home, offered at...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank jjoshua
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Five stars for the wine but not so much for the food. Enjoyed the Pinot Gris and the Chardonnay...lovely on a warm night. My guest and I shared the tuna nachos which were very nice but so disappointed with the Charcuterie plate for two. Looked...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank NewYork5family
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is one of the most enjoyable experiences I have had in awhile. The waitress were exceptionally friendly, but the food. The food was the best thing I have ever ate. I had the steak friets and I would recommend anyone that dish!

Date of visit: April 2018
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