John Morrissey — prizefighter, gangster, entrepreneur and congressman — is credited for bringing racing to Saratoga, personally organizing and financing the town's first thoroughbred contest in 1863. A bare-knuckle boxer known for his toughness, he once pulled off 37 rounds of fisticuffs, but he also had the charm and polish to sit down for drinks with the likes of William Travers, John D. Rockefeller, and Mark Twain.
At Morrissey's, couched within the reimagined Adelphi Hotel, wood fired pizzas and artful crudos spread across tables filled with good friends, good conversation, and great drinks. Local beer, craft cocktails, and a top-notch wine list complement an array of small plates and shareable dishes. The atmosphere reflects John Morrissey's rugged spirit, and his vision of Saratoga's gleaming future.
John Morrissey gave up the ghost while sitting at the old Adelphi Hotel bar. We dedicate this establishment to his spirited history, and we think he'd have a damn good night here with us.