Spotlight: Ravenous, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
I’m going to start this occasional series where I highlight awesome places to eat in our area. I think a huge part of why I’ve grown to like food and cooking so much is because we live in such an interesting place that has a bunch of awesome eateries.
It was kind of a no-brainer about the first selection for me because this is such a unique, little place. Ravenous is tucked away just off Broadway on Phila Street in Saratoga Springs. The place is small, but has a lot of charm. I met a friend there recently for lunch to chat about some upcoming projects and we sat right by the windows, looking down Phila Street at Four Seasons Cafe. The seating is kind of what you’d find at an eatery in New York City – a large communal table in the middle, some smaller tables and some counter seating.
When it comes to the menu, the pommes frites are a must-try with the pesto mayo dipping sauce. We split a medium order and it was plenty for the both of us. For lunch, I had the bretagne crepe, which is filled with ham, asparagus and gruyere cheese. The savory lunch crepes (made with buckwheat flour) are served alongside some mixed greens. They also had Saratoga Olive Oil products on the table to top your salad with.
My lunch (crepe, half the pommes frites and a water) came to just over $16 (not including tip).
Ravenous has some phenomenal sweet crepes as well, but we were both stuffed after the fries and lunch crepes. Like I said at the beginning, Ravenous is just a great spot to try for lunch or Sunday brunch when you want to sit down and catch up with a friend.