Spotlight: Iron Roost, Ballston Spa, N.Y.
Continuing my summer spotlight of restaurants in our area, I couldn’t resist writing about the Iron Roost. We literally went here the day it opened in April 2012 and have been going ever since. The food is literally some of the best breakfast food in the Saratoga area (but there are a few places we haven’t tried out yet that I want to see soon!) and we usually run into someone we know there.
My huge loves of this place are: kid-friendly atmosphere, the French toast waffles (those were my pregnancy craving with Bryn), home fries, the coffee from Capital City Roasters and the fact that they locally source some of their ingredients. On Sunday, I even ordered something new and LOVED it (check out the Lemon Berry Waffle, but get blueberries instead of strawberries – pictured above). I think this might be my new must-order breakfast.
The only caveat to the Iron Roost is that for all that awesome stuff (great food, locally-sourced ingredients), it gets pricey. We certainly don’t go every week (we used to when we weren’t a family of four), but I would consider ourselves regulars, especially when they’re having their Eggs Benedict, which Trevor loves. Our breakfast on Sunday came to $36.
Note: For these restaurant spotlights, I want you to know that I’m not compensated by any of the places I write about, but I will take your suggestions on places to try in the Capital Region!