6.02.2010

Finish Line Restaurant and Bar open on Route 9

Dan Reilly and Guido Bieri have opened Finish Line Restaurant and Bar on Route 9 after working together for years at Bruno’s on Union Avenue.

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.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

When we first came in the hostess had a scowl on her face, no pleasent smile/nice greeting, such as "how are you today". When the waitress came over and asked if we wanted coffee, we said two coffees, she started to walk away before I could even say decafe. Only four tables had customers, there were two waitresses. After 15-20 minutes she finaly realized that she never asked to take our order. The food was warm. They have waffles on the menu but said they were out @ about 10:00 am in the morning on a Saturday. Will never go back again. Regret the 10% tip we left. Should have just walked out!

Saturday, August 21, 2010 11:58:00 AM 

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