Italian cuisine was born when, after building the city of Rome, Romulus and Remus discovered Greece didn't deliver to their new address. Taste the origins of an empire with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian American cuisine at Sweet Basil Restaurant in Queensbury.
Sweet Basil Restaurant's elegant dining rooms draw in a patronage of noodlephiles and steak claimers eager to sample the menu's upscale Italian and American cuisine. Sauced up on pink vodka cream, portobello ravioli ($15.95) arrives at the table spouting Churchillian quips, and the stuffed chicken breast ($17.95) lays down rules of engorgement with spinach, roasted red peppers, and a sun-dried tomato-and-pesto cream sauce. The barbecue combo ($23.95) mingles baby back ribs in house sauce with four jumbo Cajun shrimp, and 12 ounces of certified Angus top sirloin are charbroiled to patrons' tastes in the restaurant's house steak ($20.95). Patrons may dine in Sweet Basil's Oak Room amid rich tones and dusky lighting, or the Rose Room amid Romanesque columns and optimistic waiters.
Sweet Basil Restaurant
The kitchen staff at Sweet Basil Restaurant combines Italian classics and East Coast culinary traditions to create the offerings on its extensive menus. In addition to everyday lunches and dinners, the owners host weddings and banquets and team up with Saratoga Comedy Club to bring their diners live shows every Saturday night. Between laughs, diners indulge in lightly breaded chicken parmigiana, broiled Atlantic salmon in a white-wine sauce, and slow-roasted prime rib.