Dining out is one way to explore your town, along with clinging to the back of a bus and borrowing a police horse. Try something new with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $20 for $40 worth of classic dishes for two
- $40 for $80 worth of classic dishes for four or more
The menu includes entrees such as red snapper with strawberry-mango chutney ($14.95), a 14 oz. strip steak with tobacco onions and chef's choice of starch and seasonal vegetable ($16.95), and veal parmesan ($15.95).
Legend has it that in 1901, on his way from the Adirondacks to Washington, where President McKinley had just been shot, Vice President Theodore Roosevelt made a pit stop in Ballston Lake. There, he allegedly ate a meal at Carney's Tavern—then known as the Ballston Lake Hotel—and used its telephone, one of the area's first. Historians aren't totally convinced of Roosevelt's appearance, but none dispute the rich heritage of the restaurant, which has nourished diners since 1877.
These days, chef Michael Pallozzi continues that legacy as the head of the tavern's kitchen. Along with timeless options such as grilled reuben sandwiches and veal parmesan, he creates more contemporary dishes, such as pizzas topped with shrimp and wild-leek pesto. Chef Michael's feasts unfold in a spacious dining room enhanced with historical touches, including an original tin ceiling and a trolley rail now serving as a bar footrest.