About Camp David
In 1998, David N. Deutsch & Company established The Saratoga Weekend (aka “Camp David”), a three-day, invitation-only gathering of leading business executives, private equity investors, lenders and other capital providers, leading professional advisors, journalists, authors, scientists, educators, public officials and others in Saratoga Springs, NY. Now a biennial event, the conference explores issues of closely-held and family companies and ‘family offices;’ broader business strategy, M&A and finance; science and health; art and philanthropy; and personal well-being.
The 20th Anniversary Camp David will be held Thurs. August 15 through Sat. August 17, 2019. Conference attendance is limited, Saratoga hotels sell-out quickly. If you did not receive an invitation to Camp David and believe you should attend, contact David Deutsch directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-980-7800 x1.
The conference fee payable by attendees of the three-day Saratoga Weekend is modest thanks to the support of our partners. For additional information about partnering with the Saratoga Weekend and heightening your organization’s profile at this opinion-leading event, contact email@example.com.
Directions to Saratoga Springs
Saratoga Springs is approximately 35 miles north of Albany, New York, a 3 hour car drive from NYC or Boston and an easy plane trip from Chicago to Albany Airport.
From South (NYC)
1. Take I-87 north (NYS Thruway)
2. Exit 24 to I-87 (Northway)
3. Exit 13N (Route 9/Broadway)
4. North on Route 9/Broadway to Saratoga Springs
From North (Montreal)
1. Take I-87 south (Northway)
2. Exit 14 and make a right on Route 9P/Union Avenue
3. West on Union Avenue to Saratoga Springs
From East (Boston)
1. Take I-90 west (Mass Turnpike) to Albany
2. Troy/Albany Exit 24 to I-87 (Northway)
3. Exit 13N (Route 9/Broadway)
4. North on Route 9/Broadway to Saratoga Springs
From West (Buffalo)
1. Take I-90 east (Thruway)
2. Use Amsterdam Exit 27 (toll required)
3. Take right to Route 67 to Ballston Spa
4. Take Route 50/Ballston Avenue north to Saratoga Springs
Albany International Airport is located 20 miles South of Saratoga
Saratoga County Airport is located 3 miles Southwest of Saratoga
Amtrak Reservations 800-872-7245
Where to Stay
The Saratoga Weekend occurs at many venues, and its attendees stay at many hotels, inns, bed & breakfasts, etc. While the business sessions are at the Gideon Putnam, there is no single “conference hotel.” Note that many of Saratoga’s most popular — and smaller — places sell-out well ahead of racing season. No worries, the Saratoga Chamber of Commerce keeps a list of hotels with availability. And, we’d be pleased to help.
Our most recommended places to stay are:
-Hampton Inn of Saratoga
-Hilton Garden Inn
Following are many of the “go-to” Saratoga Hotels/Motels, Saratoga Bed & Breakfasts, and Nearby Hotels:
Saratoga Bed and Breakfasts
Saratoga Food, Drink, and Dessert
“David, what restaurants, and bars, and breakfast places, and… do you recommend?” There are more great places in Saratoga than I can count. And, as legend has it, more drinking establishments per-capita than in any other town in America. Here are a few. Apologies to the many we couldn’t list.
365 Broadway, Saratoga (downtown, Adelphi Hotel)
Glass conservatory in new Adelphi. Modern American.
384 Broadway, Saratoga (downtown)
Tasty tapas (small plates), wine, big tin pig out-front.
232 Broadway, Saratoga (downtown, in Holiday Inn)
139 Union Avenue, Saratoga (across from the track on Union Avenue)
Beautiful tavern in former horse carriage factory, steak and seafood.
408 Broadway, Saratoga (downtown)
Tasty, airy, contemporary Mex and Southwestern on Broadway. New roof deck.
Chianti il Ristorante
18 Division Street, Saratoga (downtown)
Formal Northern Italian, extensive wine list.
381 Broadway, Saratoga (downtown)
Craft brews, great comfort food and inspiring ‘if-you-had-your-druthers’ ethos. Off Broadway behind iron gate.
15 Church Street, Saratoga (downtown)
Sophisticated New American. $$$$ but worth it.
Fish at 30 Lake
30 Lake Avenue, Saratoga (downtown, in Pavillion Grand Hotel)
Upscale, contemporary seafood, steak and pasta.
541 Broadway, Saratoga (downtown)
Great new-Italian by Chianti owner David Zecchini.
16 Caroline Street, Saratoga (downtown)
Lots of post-racing revelry and music.
45 Phila Street, Saratoga (downtown)
Lip-smackin’ Southern gourmet.
Harvey’s Restaurant and Bar
14 Phila Street, Saratoga (downtown)
Multi-level, Irish pub with great food. Live music Saturday nights.
Jacob & Anthony’s
38 High Rock Avenue, Saratoga (downtown)
Solid American grille, craft beers.
Local Pub and Teahouse
142 Grand Street, Saratoga (a 5 minute car ride west of Broadway)
Surprisingly good food, off the beaten path (Broadway) in the arts district.
Log Jam Restaurant
1484 State Route 9, Lake George (20 mi north of ‘Toga)
Follow the bear paws. Super salad bar, steaks and everything. Worth the trip.
Longfellows (Hotel & Conf. Center)
500 Union Avenue, Saratoga (outside of town)
Large dining room, good for larger parties.
466 Broadway, Saratoga (downtown)
Sophisticated. Delicious. Son of “Mrs. London’s.”
41 Nelson Avenue, Saratoga (near track)
Little Mexican place. Oldest in the region (since 1979).
1 York Street, Saratoga (downtown)
Farm-to-table, creole, romantic, Victorian house and garden seating.
Olde Bryan Inn
123 Maple Avenue, Saratoga (downtown)
Perennial “pubby” favorite in the oldest structure in town.
26 Henry Street, Saratoga (downtown)
Chef Danny Petrosino’s superb and stylish Italian.
129 S. Broadway, Saratoga (south of downtown)
Authentic Italian, a Saratoga tradition since 1938, great new location in old Villa Balsamo.
Phila Fusion Noodle Bar
54 Phila Street, Saratoga (downtown)
Sleek Asian fusion.
1 Kaydeross Ave W, Saratoga (south of town)
Old A&W Drive-in, best ribs (and ‘Loganberry’ soda) anywhere.
Prime at Saratoga National
458 Union Avenue, Saratoga (out Union Avenue)
One of Saratoga’s best, by Angelo Mazzone, at Saratoga National Golf Course.
R + R Kitchen and Bar / 43 Phila
43 Phila Street, Saratoga (downtown)
Creative American. With drawings from the original Mother Goldsmiths!
2721 State Route 9 (Route 9 & 9P), Malta (nearby, south of town)
Nothing fancy, just delicious Italian/comfort-food on checkered tablecloths.
Salt & Char
353 Broadway, Saratoga (downtown in Rip Van Dam Hotel)
High-end steaks, Wine Spectator award winner, Broadway veranda seating.
Lake Avenue, Saratoga (downtown)
Saratoga stalwart. Fresh, bright, healthy fare. One of ‘Toga’s original gluten-free, veggie, vegan go-tos.
Side Room at Inn at Saratoga
21 Broadway, Saratoga (downtown, in Inn at Saratoga)
Vintage “tavern & cocktail parlour” in one of Saratoga’s oldest inns.
168 Lincoln Avenue, Saratoga (near track)
The quintessential Saratoga-after-the-races steak place. Bring your wallet.
30 ½ Caroline Street, Saratoga (downtown)
Another quintessential Saratoga restaurant & bar. Since 1932.
Tatu Tacos and Tequila
17 Maple, FL 2, Saratoga (downtown)
Yucatecan-inspired kitchen and tequila bar with vintage tattoo parlor decor.
440 Broadway, Saratoga (downtown)
Hand-made pasta and vegan friendly.
745 Saratoga Road, Wilton (a few miles north of town)
Beautiful, old-school, white tablecloth, ribs/chops/seafood, piano player. Since 1936
256 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa (near town)
Former Saratoga breakfast/lunch stand-out, now in nearby Ballston Spa.
Catherine’s In the Park
58 Roosevelt Drive (in Saratoga Spa State Park)
Basic “country club” fare if you’re in the Park or at Victoria Pool.
Saratoga Marketplace, Lower Level past the art galleries (downtown)
Fantastic mac ‘n cheese and comfort favorites by Rory, the owner/cook.
457 Broadway, Saratoga (downtown)
Great local diner on Broadway. The site of the old Lou’s Luncheonette (for those keeping score).
Dizzy Chicken Wood Fired Rotisserie
102 Congress Street, Saratoga (downtown)
Artful rotisserie, pizza, paninis, wings.
Dock Brown’s on Saratoga Lake
511 Route 9P, Saratoga (Saratoga Lake)
Scratch kitchen and drinks in airy room on the lake.
Eddie F’s New England Seafood
119 Clinton Street, Saratoga (west of Broadway)
Cape Cod in Saratoga.
6 ½ Caroline Street, Saratoga (downtown)
Eclectic mix of Mexican, pizza, falafel, etc. Lunch counter plus late snacks.
35 Maple Avenue, Saratoga (downtown)
New, cool, breakfast/lunch standout in the legendary former Farmer’s Hardware.
Four Season’s Natural Foods Café
33 Phila Street, Saratoga (downtown)
As “crunchy granola” as it sounds. Great health-food sister-store nearby at 120 Henry Street.
Harvest & Hearth
251 County Route 67, Saratoga (Saratoga Lake, just outside of town)
“Wood-fired artisan pizza” after a day of kayaking or paddle-boarding out of Kayak Shak (right there).
550 Union Avenue, Saratoga (Saratoga Lake)
Unfortunately, fire destroyed this great lakeside establishment in 2018. Look for its return…
Legacy Juice Works / Saratoga Juice Bar
382 Broadway, Saratoga (downtown)
Home of Christel and Colin MacLean’s Legacy cold-pressed juices (also found in 800 stores in the East and LA).
173 Lake Avenue, Saratoga (15 minutes walk from downtown)
Retail fish market “shack” and take-out place. Some of the freshest fish anywhere.
Panza’s Brick Oven Pizza
510 Route 9P, Saratoga (Saratoga Lake)
Brick-oven pizza in the Panza family tradition.
Putnam Street Market
63 Putnam Street, Saratoga (downtown)
Catherine and Gloria’s great gourmet market…along with Catherine’s husband William’s wine store, next-door.
21 Phila Street, Saratoga (downtown)
Creative crepes and hand-cut French fries & poutine. Serves dinner too.
Saratoga’s Broadway Deli
420 Broadway, Saratoga (downtown, Broadway or through Northshire Bookstore)
Perhaps Saratoga’s only “New York Deli.”
Saratoga Coffee Traders
447 Broadway, Saratoga (downtown)
Home of Death Wish, Clean Bean, SPAC Attack, some good stuff to eat and a wall of classic candies.
74 West Avenue, Saratoga (west side of town)
A favorite local breakfast joint.
Spring Street Deli & Pizza
132 Spring Street, Saratoga (a few minutes walk from downtown)
Fantastic Saratoga-racing-inspired sandwiches and pizza. A local fave.
389 Broadway, Saratoga (downtown)
When the big game’s on and you need to see it on 25 screens. Saratoga’s best sports bar.
Uncommon Grounds and Bagels
402 Broadway, Saratoga (downtown)
Bustling café, coffee roasted on-premises, fantastic bagels and anything you want on ‘em.
Adirondack Cigar Shoppe
63 Putnam Avenue, Saratoga (downtown)
Super selection, walk-in humidor, smoke-and-lounge as long as you’d like.
Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
34 Phila Street, Saratoga (downtown)
In a ‘retired’ gas station just like the original in Burlington VT.
15 Gridley Street, Saratoga (Race track)
Cool new little “trackside” (back stretch) bar in the newly renovated Brentwood hotel/motel.
8 Caroline Street, Saratoga (downtown)
Whiskey bar, ‘nuf said.
33 Caroline Street, Saratoga (downtown)
Local favorite. Curiously small slices of pizza, best eaten late-at-night after a few rounds on Caroline Street.
Farmer’s Daughters’ Drive-In
882 Route 29, Saratoga (just outside of town)
Fresh ice cream on picnic tables overlooking a great green field. Country “kitsch.”
15 Church Patio
15 Church Street, Saratoga (downtown)
Mod drink hall. Waterfalls line the walls.
– see above
Hamlet & Ghost
24 Caroline Street, Saratoga (downtown)
Cool, relatively new. Cocktails and New American fare.
Henry Street Taproom
86 Henry Street, Saratoga (downtown)
Craft beers, ciders and cocktails. Cool, new/modern pub. And new American food.
70 Putnam Street, Saratoga (downtown)
“Backyard” beer bar with great rock & roll.
James and Sons Tobacconists
360 Broadway, Saratoga (downtown)
Upscale cigar shop and membership club with three lounges, lockers.
420 Broadway, Saratoga (downtown)
Many in this chain, but it’s one of Saratoga’s best confectioners. Get the fudge.
365 Broadway, Saratoga (downtown, in Adelphi Hotel)
Super-cool, new, hotel bar in refurbished Adelphi Hotel.
Mrs. London’s Bakery
464 Broadway, Saratoga (downtown)
World-class French bakery, breakfasts, savory lunch.
9 Maple Avenue
9 Maple Avenue, Saratoga (downtown)
Jazz, single malt scotch and martinis in “hidden-door” 1880s-era space.
42 Lake Avenue, Saratoga (downtown)
Live Irish music, drinks and darts. Thurs to 12am, Fri to 1am, Sat to 2am.
419 Broadway, Saratoga (downtown)
All-natural “fro-yo” featuring Utica Coffee. Yogurt parfaits & steel-cut oats with tasty toppings.
Saratoga City Tavern
19-21 Caroline Street, Saratoga (downtown)
Five-floor bar (including rooftop) and tavern fare.
458 Broadway, Saratoga (downtown)
Genius gelato made on-location daily.
462 NY-29, Saratoga (4 mi west of downtown)
Great own-label NYS wine, local brews, wood-fired foods.
17 Maple Avenue, Saratoga (downtown)
Bar, arcade and beer garden.
– see above
521 Broadway, Saratoga (downtown, at Circular Street)
One of many of these employee-owned C-store / ice cream shops. Home of the original “make-your-own-sundae.”
Sweet Mimi’s Café & Bakery
47 Phila Street, Saratoga (downtown)
Fresh-baked muffins, scones and cakes. Serves breakfast and lunch.
Thirsty Owl Wine Bar
184 S. Broadway, Saratoga (downtown)
New York wines (Cayuga Lake Vineyards) and tapas.
Tin ‘n’ Lint Co.
2 Caroline Street, Saratoga (downtown)
Legend has it, Don McLean began American Pie here, after an evening at Caffe Lena.
417 Broadway, Saratoga (downtown)
Wonderful selection of wines and after-dinner drinks, dinner, cigar lounge..
For more info visit the Saratoga Chamber of Commerce at www.saratoga.org.