Union Grille, A "Gastropub" Concept, Offering American Cuisine, Set To Debut At Saratoga Hilton This Fall

Developed by Local Restaurateurs, Louis and Andy Brindisi, New Restaurant Name Conceived by Saratoga’s “Grande Dame” of Luxury Hotels – The Grand Union Hotel

This information originated in American English.

June 25, 2009

SARATOGA SPRINGS, Ny. -  The 242-room Saratoga Hilton situated on Broadway in the heart of historic Saratoga Springs in beautiful upstate New York, will be debuting a new restaurant this fall, the Union Grille. Developed by local restaurateurs, Louis Brindisi and his son, Andy, owners of popular Brindisi's Restaurant & Bar in Saratoga Springs, Union Grille will offer customers American cuisine in a relaxed contemporary setting and fun atmosphere, specifically a "Gastropub"-style concept. Gastropub is a British term for a public house which specializes in high quality food at an affordable price in a "casual-meets-refined" atmosphere that welcomes diners and bar-goers alike.

"We are thrilled to be partnering with Louis and Andy, on this project," said Ron Day, General Manager, at The Saratoga Hilton. "Their solid reputation in the local restaurant scene as well as the community exemplifies their passion, creativity and innovation for creating fine cuisine and running a superb operation. The Brindisi's have cemented their status in the Saratoga region with local patrons, out-of-town visitors and dignitaries alike over the years and we look forward to having their newest venture at our hotel."

"My father and I look forward to our association with The Saratoga Hilton and serving their guests with our unique brand of cuisine," said Andy Brindisi. "Conrad Hilton, is the father of American hospitality and we are honored to be opening our new restaurant at a Hilton property where we will provide their loyal customers with a cuisine comprised of the freshest and finest ingredients," Brindisi added.

Union Grille will be situated in the space of the hotel's former restaurant, Chez Sophie. The new concept, will offer traditional American fare such as steaks, chops and fresh seafood in a contemporary setting and unpretentious atmosphere. Union Grille will also feature a fun and attractive bar providing a welcoming setting for casual conversation and serve an array of imaginative cocktails as well as a diverse wine and beer list. The Brindisi's will also oversee the Saratoga Hilton's in-room dining operation and both operations will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.

Active in both civic and community affairs, Andy Brindisi is the current President of the Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association and is actively involved with other local community boards and charitable organizations.

The Union Grille is scheduled to open October 1st.

About the Saratoga Hilton Hotel
Contemporary style meets distinguished tradition at The Saratoga Hilton hotel located at 534 Broadway in downtown Saratoga Springs, New York. Our recently appointed accommodations have introduced a fresh, new vibe to the heart of the downtown scene. Delight in our exquisite Broadway address, just steps from over 50 restaurants, distinctive shops, sidewalk cafés, and thriving nightlife. Rediscover this classic Saratoga Springs, New York hotel, situated in a landmark setting:

From our contemporary-style guestroom furnishings to our refined meeting facilities, we set the standard of full-service luxury for hotels in Saratoga Springs. With the thoroughly modern décor of our accommodations comes a refined level of service, built upon years of experience catering to guests from all over the world. Sit back and relax, knowing that The Saratoga Hilton hotel staff is at your service 24-hours a day, ready to accommodate your every whim.

The Saratoga Hilton features: 212 newly renovated, boutique-style guest rooms, 30 spacious suites with a vibrant, contemporary design; Wireless Internet access; indoor heated swimming pool; a newly renovated Fitness Center; on-site restaurant and lounge 46,000 square feet of event space with adjoining city center; and, an Express check-in/check-out

For information on The Saratoga Hilton or to book a reservation, please call 518-584-4000 or visit the website at www.thesaratogahotel.com

About Brindisis:
For information on Brindisi's Restaurant & Bar, located at 390 Broadway, in Saratoga Springs, New York, please call 518-587-6262 or email at mail@brindisis.com Brindisi's has won numerous culinary and popular awards, including Best Italian Restaurant (2007 Saratogian Reader's Choice Awards), Best Steak (2009), Best Seafood (2009), Best Burger (2009), Best Dessert (2008 Saratoga All-American July 4th Festival, 2009 Saratoga Springs Mardi Gras Festival), and has been named one of the Top Ten Restaurants in the Capital Region (Capital Connections, 2008). Brindisi's also operates Brindisi's Trackside location as a part of Restaurant Row, in partnership with Centerplate and the New York Racing Association at the historic Saratoga Race Course. Please visit the website at: www.brindisis.com



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