As a Saratoga legend, Sperry’s excels as a timeless classic.
Never content to rest on our success, we use teamwork and quality as our foundation to provide a welcoming atmosphere, exceptional food and drink, and a most memorable dining experience. The combination of unsurpassed attention to detail and commitment to service, results in our ability to always raise the bar. We remain dedicated to take each and every patron beyond their expectations. The goal is always to push the limits past what has been done before.
Out of the gate since 1932, we continue to proudly serve our community.
Established in 1932, Sperry’s Restaurant has been a part of the history that makes Saratoga Springs unique.
We are a popular destination for locals, visitors, and the horseracing industry. Located in downtown Saratoga, Sperry’s has maintained the classic elegance this community is known for. The original structure has been preserved and our history hangs on the walls, a reflection of the strong foundation we stand on today.
Sperry’s Restaurant – historic photo from the late 1960s or early 1970s
Sperry’s Restaurant – today
Scott C. Carlton
Scott C. Carlton was born in Rockville Center, Long Island and grew up in upstate New York. Scott graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1997 and started his culinary career at the Wychmere Harbor Beach & Tennis Club in Harwich Port, Massachusetts. After some time in the Boston area, Scott returned to the Capital District in 1999.
Scott worked at some of the capital region’s finest establishments including 43 Phila, Sargo’s, Glen Sanders Mansion, Provence, and Milano. In 2014, Scott opened his own restaurant in Schenectady called E.K. Cibo which garnered 5-star reviews from hundreds of patrons. One of many notable honors was winning the 2015 Battle of the Chefs at the Times Union Center in Albany.
Originally from Central New York and a long-time restaurant worker, Kareem studied Business Management at Villanova University before moving to New York City and attending the French Culinary Institute, where he then focused on classic culinary arts, intensive wine training and restaurant management. While spending days working in the pharmaceutical industry, Kareem worked nights as a cook, deepening his understanding of back-of-house restaurant operations. From there, he continued on as a Chef de Tournant, working events for the famed Le Cirque restaurant and spending time in the acclaimed kitchens of Daniel Boulud and Einat Admony. Afterwards, having spent several years as a personal chef for some of New York City’s elite, he decided it was time to get back to the dining room and took a position as a service director for the extraordinarily popular ilili restaurant in the Flatiron District of Manhattan, where he soon rose to Restaurant Manager and, ultimately, Beverage Director. In the years since, Kareem has managed, owned and operated several high-profile establishments throughout New York City, such as Spasso in the West Village of Manhattan, The Pennsy in Midtown Manhattan and Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Eager to reconnect with his Upstate NY roots, Kareem now joins Sperry’s long history of exceptional dining and brings with him the experience and enthusiasm that will help keep Sperry’s a true Saratoga tradition for years to come.