Culinary Yearning: Ravenous

Ravenous is a small (understatement) family owned and operated crepe restaurant in Saratoga Springs, New York. They specialize in a wide variety of both sweet and savory crepes and are lauded for their incredible Belgian fries (pictured below). The fries in particular hold a special place on my favorite foods list. They are twice fried in peanut oil, lightly salted and served with your choice of side sauces. My personal favorite is the creamy Teriyaki Mayo sauce, but you can get it with anything from Bleu Cheese, to Aioli, or even Horse Radish Mayo and many more. They all go fantastically with the selection of lemonades, teas, coffee drinks, bottled hard ciders and wines.

[More Info and Pictures after the Jump]

 Though the restaurant is small to say the least, it is well decorated and comfortable, with a variety of seating options, be it a standard 4 top, counter seating so you can watch the staff make your crepes, a family style table, or even diner style window counter seats so you can watch the locals and tourists alike in Saratoga. 

You can check out their menu [here]. But I have to say that my all time favorite is the Left Bank (pictured below), a savory crepe filled with ham, melted gruyere cheese and fresh tomato. The sumptuous flavor just diffuses over your tongue and permeates your mouth with every bite. I’m not a huge fan of the bitters in the salad that accompanies this crepe, but it certainly needs a leafy green side so as to not overwhelm you.

I love Ravenous for just about any meal. From time to time, especially if you are going out for breakfast during track season (last week of July through the first week in September), you may have to wait in line for a seat, but it’s well worth it.

As with all of my Culinary Yearning entries, if you’ve been to Ravenous, please leave a comment here and tell me what you thought, and what your favorite dish is there.

[Ravenous]
[Saratoga Springs Chamber of Commerce]
[Saratoga Travel Guide]

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~ by David on November 20, 2007.

One Response to “Culinary Yearning: Ravenous”

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