Had dinner here Sunday night. We were just looking for some place relaxing after a drive up from Nassau County. Not only did this place fit the bill, it was a great surprise. The service and food were excellent. My wife had a large dinner salad that was very refreshing. I has the strip steak with blue cheese and horse radish, it was out of this world. The bill was more than reasonable for the quality of food. They don’t take reservations, but its worth the wait. We will be back again.
Sandwiches are better than the entrees at OBI. Front end and bar seating is preferable to tables in back of restaurant (past bar) which lack ambiance. Happy hour drink specials can be hard to beat anywhere else in Saratoga Springs...
I have been a loyal customer for years and I will continue to be for years to come. Although, it is true, you will wait to be seated, it's a wait that will be worth every mouth watering bite of your food.
Being busy speaks for the fine quality, friendly staff and atmosphere.
I really love this place. The atmosphere is cozy and inviting, and the food is wonderful. Unlike many of the restaurants in Saratoga, OBI has zero pretention and keeps their prices totally affordable for the locals. Be patient and prepared to wait to be seated. Your best bet is to go for an early dinner, 3 or 4PM, or wait until 8PM or so, especially on the weekends.
Relax and enjoy the comfortable surroundings. The French onion soup is to die for!
From the first time I have got there I got charmed by the friendly service, the excellent food and the great atmosphere. Sure enough.. you have to wait a while till you get seated but the food is worth every minute of wait..