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Next Door Kitchen & Bar

51 Front St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020-1710
+1 518-309-3249
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried chicken” (17 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
51 Front St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020-1710
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This place is amazing. The staff is always super friendly. The food is fresh and delicious. My husband and I go here as much as we can. The food has never disappointed us and the atmosphere is great! We have had everything on the menu...More

Thank Tmarquis419
Reviewed 5 June 2018

this restaurant offers a consistent experience of fine dining and excellent customer service. We visit a few times a year and are always impressed by the menu and the extras - including complimentary samples at the start of the evening. A favorite is the Brussel...More

Thank ReadingWriter
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Local ownership, creative menu, excellent service. The best restaurant in Ballston Spa. Good wine list and friendly bartenders.

Thank Van Z
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

I took my 87 and 84 year old parents to a restaurant in their hometown that they never went to before. Next Door Kitchen has nice atmosphere and a very attentive wait staff. Prices were a bit high $26 pork chop? My father really enjoyed...More

Thank Rebels3941
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Went for dinner after winning a gift card. Made a reservation and went early for drinks. Love the atmosphere! Great drink menu, white wine sangria was delicious and the margaritas looked amazing. Good beer list as well. I had the shrimp and grits. So yummy!...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Great atmosphere, great service and fantastic food!! I would recommend everything- I’ve never been disappointed. This restaurant is a must!

Thank Laura F
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I use this restaurant as the standard by which we judge other restaurants. The food is always the best! The staff are all great. Megan is the bomb!! Matt and Chris have a fantastic venue. One of the best in the Capital...More

Thank georgebmartin
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Next Door Kitchen hit the spot! Good cocktails and wine list. Real nice variety of appetizers to share for the table and a wide choice of entrees. Friendly and competent servers.

Thank abarasol
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Next Door is a wonderful restaurant with the most delicious and creative menu. He service is friendly, but not intrusive. It has become one of my favorite local restaurants for an elegant meal.

Thank KateJK1944
Reviewed 3 February 2018

The food was excellent as was the service. A bit crowded with tables too close together but otherwise a really good find. Appetizers are varied and good and my entree pork chop was perfectly prepared. Wife had the steak and it was excellent as well....More

Thank jett137
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$29
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Front St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020-1710
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Ballston Spa
  • Phone Number: +1 518-309-3249
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Next Door Kitchen & Bar shares a love and appreciation of using foods that are fresh, approachable and unique. We pride ourselves on using foods grown in our own garden located on Science Street in Ballston Spa. The site is soil quality tested, supplemented by organic products and composting materials and maintained by ND executive chef and owners. "It's wonderful to get the experience of growing the produce and items that are served to our patrons" states Chef Strom. Owners Matthew Hall and Chris Fignar are thrilled that produce will supplement or wholly source menu items during the summer months. Additionally, the team attempts to serve items grown from local farms and small production vendors. We seek to create dishes that are inspired by traditional comfort food with contemporary flair. The cuisine is unpretentious yet has depth and complexity. Chef Jeffrey Strom brings with him a unique blend of techniques and creativity that sets his food apart. The service is refined and friendly. Our servers are highly knowledgeable regarding the menu items, purveyors, wine list, craft beer selection and offerings of unique cocktails with boutique distill ingredients. Our wine and cocktail lists were created with small production, family owned and sustainable practices in mind. Our unique wine list is in keeping with our mission and offers a fresh approach to impeccable wines. Distilleries chosen reflect our high standards and are local when possible including those from Greenfield, NY and other small batch single pot distilled distilleries. Our craft draught beer selection is strictly New York sourced. Hall states that "with so many outstanding NY craft beers, it was a great opportunity to stay local and offer great craft beers that showcase NY breweries". ND offers only the highest quality products in a comfortable and eclectic atmosphere. We designed a space that is warm and inviting with copper accents, local oil paintings and custom crafted lighting with hand blow glasswork. The newly renovated dining room was designed using locally reclaimed barn wood and barn door pulled from locations in Brandt Lake and Ballston Spa, NY. The barn door was located on Middleline Road and had once been on a barn owned by Hezekiah Middlebrook ; one of the founders of Ballston Spa. Renovations of the restaurant were supported by local construction, glass blower, artisan painters and copper craftsman. The restaurant is a warm and inviting atmosphere with unique touches that make it a perfect neighborhood space to enjoy great food and company.
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