Saratoga Grill, Hillsborough: See 288 unbiased reviews of Saratoga Grill, rated 4.5 of 5 on Tripadvisor and ranked #2 of 57 restaurants in Hillsborough.
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So glad they’re open again! Currently eating their locally famous clam chowder… if possible, it’s better than it ever was (and it was already one of my favorite foods in this town!). Sweet tasty clams, bacon, cream, delicate herbs, perfectly fresh and delicious.
We had a lovely Friday night dinner at Saratoga Grill. The ambience was inviting. Adam, Coleen, and their staff were excellent. Adam’s wine selection is amazing and really well thought out. My wife started the meal with the New England clam chowder and had the surf and turf as the main course. It was fantastic! The filet was cooked to perfection and the salmon is one of the best items on the menu. I had the white wine clams and the calamari appetizer to start. Both dishes were delicious and paired perfectly with the wine. I had the scallops as the main course. Let’s just say I was impressed! Coleen’s homemade desserts were incredible. My favorite was the coconut cake and the passion fruit panacotta. Great place to have a great meal at an affordable price! Thank you!!
My mom and I heard about this place and couldnt wait to try. We drove from Mebane and were so excited and didnt know you had to climb over a flight of stairs to get there.My mom is elderly and cant do stairs. Very disappointing that no elevator too. We got take out and the scallops were supposed to be cooked well for me and were not. I just put in in a pan and seared when i got home. They honey mustard dressing and french onion soup were amazing. The scallops were great as well once I cooked them more for my taste.
This is a hidden gem in downtown Hillsborough! Love their grilled seafood. The strawberry vinaigrette topping is a must-have for salad. Will definitely go there again.
Delighted to see Saratoga Grill up and running again for lunch and dinner. Great place with excellent service and good food. A must-dine location in Hillsborough! Recommend highly.
My wife and I went there at 11:30 on a Saturday morning. When they first open. I made a reservation. We had a wonderful time. The food, service , and server were great! We had a wonderful server. We were able to sit by the windows and had a nice view of Main Street Hillsborough. The prices were very good and a terrific value for the portions served. Both of our appetizers (Clam Chowder and Onion Soup) were delicious. As well as our entries ( Crabcakes and Surf and Turf). The Honey Salmon is one of their most requested dishes. And I was delighted to hear that I could have Honey Salmon as part of my Surf and Turf. There is a wine list. I wish a bread basket was placed on the table. We will be sure to return.
Excellent food. I had the pork special, the meat was great, well seasoned, and the vegetables were also pretty great. The waitstaff were professional and formal. The atmosphere of the restaurant was that of a retirement home. The decor was very outdated, the drop ceiling and decorations were very unbecoming to the fashionably old bones of the building. The cloth napkins smelled distressingly horrible, unfolding one was like cracking open a washing machine after forgetting your clothes for a week.I’d still recommend the place. The target age group seems to be in their twilight years, but if that describes you or a friend I’d recommend you try the place for an occasion.
Nice to have them open on Thursday evenings now. Great food (as before COVID-19) with our favorite menu items. Had the Seafood Platter and it was excellent. Homemade desserts, too.
Had lunch w the wife here today. She tried the crab cakes, so so. I had the scallops in white wine and butter, yum. The key to any seafood is not to overcook it and Saratoga did it right today. Both meals were $11 and included a nice salad. Hers had 2 big crab cakes and mine had 9 big deep sea scallops.The restraunt was upstairs in an old building in old historic Hillsborough which was unique. Yeah, I’d eat there again.
This place is like stepping on to the set of Steel Magnolias and I mean that in the best way. From the creaking wooden floor, the clinking cutlery, sweet tea everywhere I looked (or wine and light beer) and southern charm, it was great from start. The excellent service and food matched it. It was a 95 degree day in Hillsborough (and you really must visit here if you have not yet for food, spirits, and art) so we ate a light lunch of chicken salad and grilled chicken. But tell you what, ya’all will enjoy that! Just go!