15 Church is a beautifully restored historic building located in the heart of Saratoga Springs, NY. A collaboration between Thomas Burke and Paul McCullough, each with an all consuming devotion to both food and guest. Seafood flown in fresh daily and the very best USDA prime aged beef are highlighted in an imaginative menu artfully mixing the classic and exotic, served with style in a comfortable yet elegant dining room.
Originally from Albany NY, Paul moved to Atlanta GA. in the early 1980’s and began working for the now nationally acclaimed team of Pano Karatassos and Paul Albrecht. After a 12 year working relationship which included key roles at The Fish Market, Pano’s and Paul’s, Buckhead diner and Chop’s lobster bar, Paul opened his own highly successful restaurant, Gastronomia in Sarasota Fl. Upon returning to upstate NY, Paul met his wife Susan as well as his new business partner Tom Burke to form the group which now humbly offers for your dining pleasure, 15 Church. We look forward to serving you!
Chef Michael's Bio
Not everyone can handle the pressure and intensity of a high-end kitchen. Michael Mastrantuono, on the other hand, thrives on it. He was very quick to adopt the restaurant lifestyle due to running around and cooking within his family owned restaurants at a very young age. By 20, Mastrantuono held his first head chef position at Indulge in Latham, followed by the family-owned Milestone restaurant in Glenmont, before moving on to MezzaNotte and Roux by age 23.
The 27-year-old executive chef swiftly moved up the ladder in the states capital region. In early 2017 he was recognized in FSR Magazine’s “40 Under 40: Restaurant Stars on the Rise.”
Since joining the 15 Church team in July 2017, he “seriously impressed” Susie Davidson Powell of the Times Union, which earned him a 4 Star food review. These days Mastrantuono focuses that intensity on sourcing the best possible ingredients. He not only respects his craft but also respects his food, what it eats, where it's grown, and what it's grown in.
A long time student of wine, Jonathan loves elegant wines that embody the harmony and terroir particular to a place. Born and raised in Upstate New York, Jonathan is a twenty year veteran of the restaurant industry, previously the Fine Wine Manager at The Wine Bar and Bistro in Albany. Jonathan is a Level Two Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers and holds a WSET Level Three Advanced Certificate from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust. He is always ready to guide you to pairing the perfect bottle for your meal, or help open the door to your next new wine experience.