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The Brook Tavern
The Brook Tavern

The Brook Tavern Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://thebrooktavern.com
  • Phone: (518) 871-1473
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday through Saturday, 4 to 10 p.m
    Sunday 4 to 9 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Patrick Longton
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Nelson Avenue
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking available on north and south sides of Union Avenue and alternate sides of Nelson Avenue.
A word from The Brook Tavern
The owners of one of the region's most popular restaurants, The Wishing Well, serves innovative American fare in a historic Saratoga Springs neighborhood. The Brook Tavern features fresh oysters, innovative salads, locally sourced ground beef and an array of artisan spirits and award winning wines.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "When we visit Saratoga we always include a stop to Brook Tavern. The staff are friendly and helpful. The wait staff attentive and knowledgable."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Terrific service and food at a great spot just steps from Saratoga Racecourse"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We had a very nice time. Three out of four dinners were fine. The fourth dinner salmon special was a little too cooked (dried). Overall it was a pleasant experience."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Great dinner options!! Everything was delish!! Great GF options"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Dinner was good. The track crowd makes it a little loud and the service a little more hurried. The workers are great people. The food is good. I'm a local, so I'll stick to offseason dining there."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Skillet chocolate desert was a special find. Martini is super!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Our waitress was a sweet girl, with a calming way about her, providing great service. Portion size was shocking, meaning not impressive, a long with presentation. A little balsamic drizzle can make a much better impact on the customer. Things to think about and reconsider."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Our party of eight has dined here each of the last two years. We like the convenient location, the variety on the menu, the reasonable pricing and the friendliness of the servers. Four very different couples all agree we do not need to seek out anywhere else in Saratoga Springs."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We were able to get a reservation the day before a day at the tracks. Food was good, service was better. Cookie skillet for dessert was amazing."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We will be dining here the first Friday of August, for as long as we & our group are able to!! ( and the restaurant will put up with us!!). Great food, menu, service and ambiance. We are fans forever, Bruce & Mara Newell."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The Brook Tavern is a favorite spot for locals during the off season. Dined on Fasig Tipton sales night. Probably not a typical crowd. The hostess has a pleasant personality, the server was less seasoned in service, we waited 35-40 minutes for our food, ate and felt like the server was anxious to turn our table. The tuna tacos and salmon meal was average and below the standard we usually enjoy. Over cooked salmon, brussel sprout appetizer was dry and overcooked."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Good Food for Good Price! Brought our daughter there after the track.....kid friendly options that were not overwhelming. All food was nice and fresh!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Our visit was disappointing. The restaurant seemed under-staffed for the volume of business. We had to wait 45 minutes for the crab cake starter. My wife's order of half dozen oysters came quickly, but only with 5 oysters, all of which appeared shriveled and dried out as if they had been shucked a long time before serving. We decided to just pay the check and depart."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Other than the mix up with the restaurant thinking we didn't keep our reservation it was terrific. The food is always very good and there are usually some very nice specials. We made reservations for after THe Whitney and sat on the porch. Service was great. We will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Great location for an after track dinner. My steak was better than the one I had at Prime the night before. Great Value."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We spent the day in the backyard at the track and the tapas me or mini plates were just the right thing. The food was good. We would go again"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Was disappointed since we had really enjoyed dining here last winter. Upon visiting Saratoga Springs this summer we were excited to come back to the Tavern. My tuna tartare was not only cool on the inside but overall cold and not very flavorful. What seemed to be leftover homefries were served with it??. Odd combo in my opinion. My husband's chicken parmigiana was less than anything special and again not served hot. The restaurant was not busy this evening so these mishaps could not have been a stressed kitchen. We won't be back again."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Menu items look and taste great, but meager portions and subpar service undercut this Saratoga eatery experience. Nice bar with great beer list. Small but appealing outside eating area."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "First time here on a busy Friday night. Staff was very attentive, friendly, and prompt. The menu has a lot of options for all types of appetites, including small plates, daily dinner specials, and extensive offerings including fish, chicken, beef, pork, and vegetarian, to choose from. Wonderful beers on tap, and great bourbon selection. Our party had chicken, burgers, and tacos which were all tasty. This is a bustling place during track season, so if you're looking for a quiet dinner, would advise against coming here until the off season. If you enjoy an energetic ambience and are coming with a party of four or more, this is the place to be any evening after the track. Really great social scene, and beautiful bar."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We had a very nice dinner after a day at the track. The service and food were very good. Nice atmosphere too !"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The Brook Tavern has become one of our Saratoga favorites. Nice range of choices from burgers to special entrees. We have never been disappointed. Service was great . Save room for that special chocolate Cookie desert."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Cozy dining booths and an excellent menu featuring a nice selection of smaller dishes, like a small Steak Frites. Good bar, and a few outdoor tables."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed a casual evening at the Brook Tavern. The service was great and the food was wonderful. This was our second visit and we will definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Ideal location, price friendly, wonderful food, great service. Will certainly return."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We were attending a concert at the Performing Arts Center .. The waitress was terrific as was her service . Far from the crowds on the main streets and a quick ride to the SPAC. Only regret was we weren't able to stay longer .. Very comfortable atmosphere and good food !!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "First time for us and we went with the burgers. They were just ok as the apps, sliced fried pickles and the hummus, were our highlights. Overall the place was a little pricey too with $14 burgers that were ok and $6 drafts. I liked the feel of the joint and we'll give it another shot some other time."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Good, enjoyable, will go back to this neighborhood restaurant."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "2 of us were vegetarian and the others like vegetables. Vegetarians had almost nothing to choose from. Most kale salads are at least massaged kale, not raw. Menu should have said so. Will never be back"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Food is always spot on and service is friendly and impeccable. The dining rooms buzz with activity but not enough to impair conversation at the table. Wine list is reasonable and fair in pricing. Overall the Brook Tavern is a terrific value and consistently good. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We have been twice and had a great experience both times."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "En route to the Adirondacks from New York City, we made a quick open table reservation, not know on what we'd find. We were lucky to get a last-minute reservation. The restaurant was pretty full, and I can see why- good food, good atmosphere, and friendly staff. If I'm ever in Saratoga Springs and don't want fried chicken, I'll be back!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Food was delicious, waitress was attentive but the kitchen couldn't keep up with demand. We waited almost 45 minutes after we finished our appetizers for our main courses to arrive. It would have helped if the restaurant served a bread basket and also explained that our entrees were delayed. Other than that it seems like a keeper. Will definitely go on a non-graduation evening to try it again. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Food was great, service was awesome. Really enjoyed the entire evening!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "This past Monday, I booked a table for 7PM by myself. I have always enjoyed dining here since the new management team took over although it can get loud during the height of the racing season. On this night, they had two guitar players playing in the bar area which was extremely loud and unappealing. I stayed for dinner which was very good, but if I walk in again and there is music blaring in the bar, I will pass and suggest that you do as well."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "We chose The Brook Tavern for our group of five adults and one babe-in-high chair. We had dinner a bit earlier than usual, so that the baby wouldn't perturb serious Saturday night diners. The staff was lovely to us and attentive, even though the restaurant was filling up fast. My husband's burger was cooked to order, my artichoke appetizer, served in a lemon-y broth was out of this world! Others had the crab cake, reported to be excellent, too. A large kale salad and Blue Point oysters were enjoyed by our companions - all delicious. I suppose some diners looking for a quiet or romantic dinner, might not choose The Brook on the Saturday before Mother's Day, it was a perfect spot for our needs. Reliably well-prepared food! Super staff."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The Brook Tavern is a hidden gem on Union Ave. in Saratoga, it's away from all that is going on downtown. Wonderful staff and excellent food, from a burger to rack of lamb. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "First visit to this restaurant. Enjoyed it very much, menu was interesting, service was very good, food was excellent. Will definitely return. I have always loved the bar at this location and it is still resembles the old Spring Water bar... which is a good thing."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great first visit, during restaurant week. The food was great, the staff and service was extremely friendly and accomodating."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Don't miss this neighborhood tavern. Food is amazing. Recommend the wings and Brussels sprouts but everything is amazing."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Took mom and a friend for dinner here the other night when I stopped by Saratoga to visit. Between us, we had a few orders of ribs from the small plate menu, a beet salad, and a burger. All were hits, and the staff was welcoming and on top of everything."
    Dined on 3/10/2014