Stuart deVoe, director of food and beverage at 30 Park, offers a modern vibe with a fresh take on cuisine and spirits. ©2019 Saratoga Photographer.com
By Jennifer Farnsworth
Clifton Park offers plenty of places to grab a bite to eat, but Stuart deVoe wants people to know that 30 Park has something different to offer.
A restaurant and bar located within the Hilton Garden Inn at 30 Clifton Country Road, it offers a modern vibe with a fresh take on cuisine and spirits, all in an inviting and comfortable atmosphere, said deVoe. “We want your experience here to feel like a night out, whether that is a date night or a place to eat before the movies, and in a come as you are place to come and eat,” he said. DeVoe has had a successful management career in the food industry, including time spent in Las Vegas. He wants to keep keeping things up to date at the restaurant, including not only the menu, but the decor. “We came in and changed the carpets, updated everything, and took the unused patio area so that we could extend the bar,” said DeVoe.
Park 30 is one of two of Diamond Club restaurants. The other is located at the Embassy Suites in Saratoga Springs. Both hotels are managed by Veeder Hospitality Management with their food and beverage operations managed by deVoe and executive chef Matt Barton. DeVoe said with the expansion of the bar, Park 30 will triple the size of the space, allowing for room to have TVs and live music. They have a catering team for group dinners, showers, cocktail receptions, birthday parties and weddings which can be accommodated in the ballroom, which holds up to 250 guests.
Specials at the bar include half price appetizers and a drink assortment that includes liquors not always available at any restaurant. Another thing that sets the restaurant apart, is the mix of guests. He said since they are located inside the hotel, they are seeing a mix of local patrons and people visiting from all over the country. “We have people here from everywhere, it is great to see. I grew up in Clifton Park and our head chef is a Shenendehowa grad, so it’s great to here, doing this, seeing people from here and meeting people from all over really,” said deVoe.
Some popular menu items include rigatoni mascarpone, Diamond cut ribeye steak, spinach fettuccine, lobster rolls, classic burgers, cheese plate and wings.