Finish Line Restaurant and Bar open on Route 9
The eatery, located at 2961 Route 9 next to the Roosevelt Inn & Suites, was known as Roosevelt Bar & Grill before closing last season.
“We’ve always talked about trying to get a place of our own,” said Reilly, a resident of Saratoga Lake who’s spent his career in the food service industry. “This is our dream.”
Reilly trained as a cook with his mentor, Jimmy Poggi, at Melody Manor on Lake George. Guido, a native of Switzerland, worked as chef and manager at Bruno’s for 18 years, Reilly said.
The partners officially opened the racetrack-themed restaurant May 14 and are serving breakfast and lunch from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. seven days a week. Brunch is served until 2 p.m. on Sundays. Dinner will be served and a full bar will be open when the restaurant receives its liquor license.
The menu includes sandwiches, burgers and breakfast in the theme of “classic American home cooking,” as well as Italian dishes.
“The Finish Line’s location south of the city offers ample parking and serves as a convenient before- and after-track meeting place, especially for people from Malta, Round Lake, Clifton Park, Mechanicville and the Ballston area,” Reilly said.
There’s no website, but look up The Finish Line Restaurant and Bar on Facebook for more information and photos. Call 584-1900 for reservations.