SARATOGA SPRINGS -- The Fish at 30 Lake restaurant in downtown Saratoga Springs has been sold and is closed this week pending a Dec. 1 re-opening under the new owners.
The seafood restaurant on the first floor of the Pavilion Grand Hotel on Lake Avenue has been transferred from restaurateur Angelo Mazzone to Ron Farber and Jodi Leuchten, owners of R & R Kitchen and Bar on Phila Street. The restaurant is closed this week for decor changes.
Mark Delos and Jullie Delos, who were managing partners of 30 Lake with Mazzone, will remain with Mazzone Hospitality as vice president of culiminary operations and director of restaurants, respectively. Mazzone Hospitality, based in Clifton Park, operates 10 restaurants or event venues and does catering across the Capital Region.
The upscale 30 Lake restaurant opened in June 2016 and got strong reviews. Farber and Leuchten already operate R & R Restaurant and Upstairs at 43 Phila St., which operates as two restaurants during track season. Its executive chef, Brian Bowden, will become executive chef for both locations.
"This is an exciting time for our company and we are thrilled to have Fish at 30 Lake as part of our restaurant lineup," Farber said. "We look forward to enhancing this already successful restaurant with our flare for flavor and decor along with a high level of culinary service for our guests."
The focus will remain on seafood and the name won't change. "[Bowden] loves to create new seafood dishes; he's very innovative. He will bring his signature branzino dishes," Leuchten said on Tuesday. "We will continue to keep the theme name, and we will add some seafood menu items and also some non-seafood items."
“I look forward to operating another restaurant in Saratoga Springs,” Leuchten wrote in a Facebook post about the purchase. “It is such a wonderful town with many regular patrons and a constant influx of visitors that makes the restaurant business exciting.”