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Travers 1864 Restaurant Week to Celebrate Mid-Summer Derby at Saratoga

By Eric Wing; Mark Bardack

Nearly 40 restaurants throughout the greater Capital Region to offer special $18.64 menu from August 18 through 22

Nearly 40 restaurants and eateries throughout the greater Capital Region will offer special pricing and menus in celebration of the Travers during the fourth annual Travers 1864 Restaurant Week from Sunday, August 18 through Thursday, August 22.

During the five-day event, diners will enjoy a three-course meal at participating Capital Region restaurants for the prix-fixe cost of $18.64, the year of the inaugural running of the Travers, the oldest major stakes race in the country for 3-year-olds.

The area-wide offering takes place in the days leading up to the 144th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Travers on Saturday, August 24 at Saratoga Race Course. 

"Travers 1864 is one element of a community-wide celebration in honor of our biggest and most historic race," said The New York Racing Association, Inc. Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Rodnell Workman. "We're thrilled to have Travers 1864 Restaurant Week return for a fourth year to usher in the social and sporting event of the summer season, the Travers."

The current list of confirmed, participating restaurants from throughout the Capital Region includes:

  • Angelo's Tavolo in Schenectady
  • Aperitivo Bistro in Schenectady
  • Bellini's Italian Eatery in Clifton Park
  • Bookmakers at the Holiday Inn in Saratoga Springs
  • Buca di Beppo in Colonie
  • Café Nola in Schenectady
  • Cella Bistro in Schenectady
  • Charlton Tavern in Charlton
  • Chez Pierre in Wilton
  • Cliff's Country Inn in Malta
  • Cornell's Restaurant in Schenectady
  • D-Line Pub in Ballston Spa
  • Dunham's Bay Resort in Lake George
  • Grandma's Pies and Restaurant in Colonie
  • Jack's Oyster House in Albany
  • Karavalli in Saratoga Springs
  • La Serre in Albany
  • Manhattan Exchange Restaurant and Pub in Schenectady
  • Market Restaurant at the Albany Marriott in Albany
  • Milano in Colonie
  • More Perreca's in Schenectady
  • Nové  in Wilton
  • Paolo Lombardi's in Wynantskill
  • Pasta Pane in Clifton Park
  • Peaches Café in Albany
  • Provence in Albany
  • Quintessence in Malta
  • Ravenous in Saratoga Springs
  • Taj Mahal Indian in Schenectady
  • Tesoro in Guilderland
  • The Olde Post Grille in Lake George
  • The Ripe Tomato in Ballston Spa
  • The Van Dyck Restaurant in Schenectady
  • The Vista Restaurant in Clifton Park
  • Valentino's in Amsterdam
  • Water's Edge Lighthouse Restaurant and Inn in Glenville
  • Wheatfields Restaurant & Bar in Saratoga Springs
  • Wheatfields Restaurant & Bar in Clifton Park
  • Wine and Roses in Broadalbin

$18.64 price may not include tax, gratuity and beverage.

For more information about Travers 1864 Restaurant Week, a complete list of participating restaurants, and to view the prix-fixe menus, please visit here.

Restaurants seeking to participate in Travers 1864 Restaurant Week should contact JuliAnn Goronkin at (518) 383-6183 or via email at jgoronkin@edlewi.com.