Next Door Kitchen & Bar
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 Christian 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.
FOOD & SPIRITS
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 craft cocktails made with boutique distilled spirits.
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 of using small production houses and offers a fresh approach to impeccable wines. Distilleries chosen reflect our high standards and are local when possible, including many from the upstate New York region and other small batch distilleries. Our craft draught beer selection is strictly New York sourced. Hall states that “with so many outstanding NY craft breweries it was a great opportunity to stay local and offer great craft beer that showcase some of New York’s finest breweries.”.
ABOUT OUR INTERIOR
Next Door 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 blown 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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