Putnam's - Gideon Putnam Resort

Putnam's - Gideon Putnam Resort

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.gideonputnam.com/Dining.aspx
  • Phone: 5182264719
  • Hours of Operation:
    Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Monday Through Sunday 7am - 9pm

    Bar Service til 11pm nightly
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Vegetarian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Brian P. Sterner, CEC, PCII
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact our Sales Office at 518-584-3000 ext.4701
  • Entertainment: Thursday, Friday & Saturday evening on Putnam's Patio 5pm-8pm
  • Special Events: Please join us on SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29th at 5:30pm for a special celebration of Fine Beers and Fall Fare. Putnam's will be host to the "Gerard Heineken 171st Birthday Party with a Beer's Around the World Dinner. A promotional rate of $55 per person (All Inclusive) is being offered to showcase a Beer Tasting with Hors d'Oeuvre followed by a Four Course Pairing Dinner. Seats will fill quickly so please make your reservations now for this wonderful opportunity. This event is surely one not to be missed! ONE SEATING at 5:30pm (Please note "Heineken" in the Special Resuest Box.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Spa State Park
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from Putnam's - Gideon Putnam Resort
***Special Event Notice***
Please join us on SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29th at 5:30pm for a special celebration of Fine Beers and Fall Fare. Putnam's will be host to the "Gerard Heineken 171st Birthday Party with a Beer's Around the World Dinner." A promotional rate of $55 per person (All Inclusive) is being offered to showcase a Beer Tasting with Hors d'Oeuvre followed by a Four Course Pairing Dinner. Seats will fill quickly so please make your reservations now for this wonderful opportunity. This event is surely one not to be missed! ONE SEATING at 5:30pm (Please note "Heineken" in the Special Request Box.
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Putnam's - Gideon Putnam Resort reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (6)great for lunch (4)scenic view (4)great for brunch (3)special occasion (3)neighborhood gem (3)good for groups (3)kid-friendly (2)romantic (2)fit for foodies (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The Gideon Putnam Hotel re-conceived, re-located and re-named its casual but upscale bar/restaurant. Putnam's is now a gem and a great place to eat before enjoying an evening at SPAC. The service, food and ambience were top notch and I had a calming view of the park while enjoying the re-invented menu. Definitely will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good!
    SaratogianVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The waiter was very accommodating! He was very attentive. The chef honored special requests. Food was great! Dinner was relaxing and an enjoyable experience. We eat there often. It is a neighborhood gem. Whether you are going for a burger or a complete dining experience, they never disappoint.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 12 reviews are from the Putnam's - Gideon Putnam Resort reviews archive.
  • Gideon Putnam resort
    TurkVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2013
    Set in the magnificent Saratoga State Park , this historic resort sports an anything but old resto. The menu is as current as today and the ingredients are fresh. Sit outside on the patio and breathe in the clean air, listen to the sounds of the fauna and imbibe on one of the very well prepared cocktails as you peruse the daily menu selections. The waiter will bring a basket of homemade potato chips as you order your meal. Try the pasta dishes- they are cooked perfectly. The seafood is prepared beautifully as are the meat entrees. Service is helpful and friendly. We come back yearly and have never been disappointed. This place is as good as a yoga session if you need a relaxing and satisfying 1 1/2 hours.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extremely slow service. Food
    BeachcomberVIP
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    Extremely slow service. Food arrived lukewarm, one entree missing main ingredient!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Easter Brunch at the Gideon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Easter Brunch at the Gideon Putnam is a treat. The food is very good and abundant. The service is professional and friendly. The pace is relaxed not rushed. We really enjoy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Christmas dinner!
    CinzieVIP
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    We had our first family "restaurant" christmas dinner here.....it was very enjoyable.....nice menu selections....great atmosphere!...only complaint is that the service was extremely slow because the restaurant was understaffed because of the holiday....had to go find the waitress at one point to see where the rest of our drink order went to after ten minutes...:(....wasn't her fault since she had too many tables to wait on...:(
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hotel was decorated beautifully
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    Hotel was decorated beautifully for the Holidays. Food was okay and wait staff paid special attention to my children, which was a very nice touch. Table linens needed to be pressed and then need new chairs. A nice experiences, but not great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious house made potato
    Irisbow
    Dined on 10/1/2012
    Delicious house made potato chips! Beet salad with goat ice cream was unusual and tasty. Both of us had the $14 burger which was ok but better quality beef would have made it really special. Onion rings were delicious but a bit too salty. Deli desserts looked really fun and unique but we were too full to try them. Innovative but brief menu.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday brunch is excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/19/2012
    Sunday brunch is excellent and extensive. Large selection, generally well prepared though nothing unusual or unexpected. Lots of kids- many of them young, not especially well behaved, and over-indulged, so if you go with an adult group hope for seating in areas away from the playpen set!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seven of us had lunch on the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/6/2012
    Seven of us had lunch on the patio. Several of us had dined there before, so we expected it to be good, and we weren't disappointed. The Cobb salad with lobster was wonderful, and so was the waitress. The patio is lovely, landscaped with herbs and vegetables that are used in the kitchen. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasantly Surprised!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2012
    I have to say that I was hesitant when I walked in. Our server recommended the specials and we were pleasantly surprised.... extremely surprised. The food was wonderful. The desert menu is not to be missed. We were completely enthralled by the descriptions and ordered just so we could see the presentation. Again, we were thrilled that it tasted even better than it looked. The deserts were the perfect size and not overwhelming. I would definitely return. The staff was wonderful, giving us a history of the chips and the artwork in the room.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Could have been better brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    Went for Father's Day brunch. Food was good but not as hot as it should have been. Waitress was not very attentive, and failed to take away empty plates and drinks in a timely manner.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We ate at Putnam's following
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/19/2012
    We ate at Putnam's following Skidmore graduation. We were expecting to order from a menu, but there was a buffet instead. It was very limited, although everybody found something s/he liked. Service was attentive and friendly.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Took my parents for dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/12/2012
    Took my parents for dinner. Food was wonderful, and their unique menu encourages sharing - but there was a noisy group at the bar, which made conversation difficult.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic