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The Wishing Well
The Wishing Well

The Wishing Well Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.wishingwellrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (518) 584-7640
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Patrick Longton
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Menus tailored for your event and budget. Four dining areas, all with stone fireplaces, provide the perfect background for any special occasion. Private areas are available for groups of 20 to 120.
  • Private Party Contact: Robert Lee (518) 584-7640
  • Entertainment: Weekend piano entertainment. Nightly during the Saratoga thoroughbred racing season.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Worth Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: On site parking area able to accommodate 100 vehicles. There is room for several motor coaches.
A word from The Wishing Well
Saratoga's finest selection of premium steaks and chops, live Maine lobsters, an array of fresh seafood and award winning wines. An inviting 1823 Victorian farmhouse, with four Adirondack fieldstone fireplaces, provides the ideal setting for an intimate dinner for two or larger social event.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Food was excellent, service wonderful and an all-around great evening."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The evening was quaint and the food and service were exceptional."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "This place has never let me down when it comes to the food and the service. Everything is always perfectly prepared and the service is impeccable. Anytime you are up in Saratoga this is a must eat place."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Excellent dining experience. Food was fresh and well-prepared. We will return."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We have been going here for over 30 years. The food is always top notch. Lobster Bisque soup has huge pieces of lobster meat in it. Perfect place to celebrate birthdays, anniversary and special occasions."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Food was great. My wife had the steak and it's hard for other resturants to compare to her fav resturant's steak. Well, this was compares! The roasted squid I had was amazing! Tender and tasty!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We celebrated our 38th Anniversary in style at The Wishing Well. Excellent Service. You couldn't ask for better food it was the best! Every special request was met. Great atmosphere made for a very special evening! Thank you all so much!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Service and people working there friendly and welcoming. Dinner after graduation ceremony. Graduates grandmother spilled the beans on the occasion. Upon leaving the waitress gave the graduate a box of chocolates as a token of congrats. A very thoughtful touch to an end to a great meal and great service. Menu is diverse. Every meal we had was high quality and great. Would recommend."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We have to drive 45+ minutes to get to the Wishing Well; so we save it for special occasions. For such, in this case our anniversary, we went hoping for a special experience...We were not disappointed in any way whatever...I love duck, and truly, this duck turned out to be the best I'd ever had...(and, yes, I told them just how good it was.) My husband had a salmon dish, which he said was also outstanding... Prices are not low, but they seem pretty reasonable to me--especially for a special occasion. It's a terrific place; try it!!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "A very pleasant evening at the Wishing Well. Service was professional, attentive and friendly. The menu had a number of entrees that were very tempting; but we limited ourselves to one main course each. The wine list is comprehensive with some excellent selections that are reasonably priced. A pre-starter was a small complimentary sweet and sour chicken soup - delicious. First course salads and onion soup; not much can go wrong there. Main courses consisted of the rack of lamb (crown) that was cooked to perfection and simply delicious and the local duck in a blackberry sauce that was outstanding. For dessert, you have to try the Nun's cheesecake and the German chocolate cake. Highly recommended; we will return on next trip."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "A favorite restaurant of ours. Quality service and food is outstanding!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The Wishing Well has been a fixture on rt 9 for many years my family has been coming there since the 70's. Enjoy the people and the food all is amazing. The staff goes out of their way to meet your expectations and needs."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I just discovered the Wishing Well this year and my first two visits were both excellent. The food was top notch and the service to match. However, my third visit was a disappointment. It was my 18th wedding anniversary and I booked the Wishing Well expecting the same great experience as my previous visits. Unfortunately, this visit was marred by several issues. The bread in the bread basket was stale. My wife ordered a second glass of wine but it never arrived. One of my pork chops was raw (not pink - raw) on the inside but the other one was perfect. My wife's risotto was one note and so rich she had to stop about 1/2 through. A large party had arrived and our waitress was no where to be found. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We had four adults, a 6, 3 and infant. The wait staff was very friendly and accommodating. The adult women had prime rib, my son-in-law had salmon and I had shrimp cocktail as my main course. We all started with their excellent lobster bisque. Everything was very good and we all had more than we could eat. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Let me start by saying that my words probably can't describe good enough how great this place is to give it enough justice but I will try :). We made a reservation for 6 people for my wife's b-day this past weekend. As always we arrived to the great melody of the Piano player and were greeted to our table. The dining room was vibrant and full of people but our waiter was very friendly, helpful and perfectly on point the entire night. The food was fantastic, we sampled lots of different things from the menu and everything was delicious as you would expect but what really sets The Wishing Well apart is the amazing service and incredible hospitality of the hosts. This is HANDS DOWN, THE BEST RESTAURANT IN TOWN!!!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Don't judge the restaurant by the exterior, we were uncertain by the 'country home' type of restaurant. The service was incredible, very attentive. The food was excellent, including the fiddleheads that we had as an appetizer. We both had steaks which were delicious. definitely a place that we would return to."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Have been going to this restaurant for many years and they never disappoint. Always great food, great service and the drinks are always nice and strong and made right! No wonder when the ponies are in town (Saratoga Races), this is one of the favorites of the owners and trainers. One of my favorites too. You won't be sorry. Great for a first date, will leave a lasting impression."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The Wishing Well was up to the challenge of our table for 7! The service was very, very good. Our server was friendly and efficient, and she took a great photo of us to boot. I give them credit for how well things flowed on a very busy holiday. The menu satisfied everyone's tastes and a dietary restriction with ease. The desert, surprisingly, was a little flat. I had the strawberry tart and it was unexpectedly meh. Others who had the flourless chocolate cake were quite impressed."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "When you go out to eat on a holiday you expect less than great food and service, but that was not the case at the wishing well this past Sunday. we were seated promptly, waited on in a timely manner and our food was good and hot. we didn't feel rushed and we felt right at home. For such a nice restaurant and for Easter people were dressed like slobs, I feel bad for the owners of this fine establishment. the wine list is spectacular with wines for every pocketbook and taste. we will be back soon I'm sure."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Had a wonderful Easter dinner with my family of 3. Great Duck entree and the veggie entrees were equally delicious with very generous portions. Extremely attentive service both timely and helpful. It was everything one would expect from this upscale restraurant! Price was reasonable for this quality of experience. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "As always we had an awesome lunch. We love the Wishing Well!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Service from Devon was superb. She was especially careful dealing with my Father In law who is in a wheelchair. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Love the atmosphere, service and the food is excellent! Been there 3 times this month."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "My wife and I went there for our anniversary and really enjoyed the experience. The wait staff were very attentive and the food was delicious."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had a wonderful birthday celebration with our group of 11. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive. The food was excellent with large portions- we got a little of everything- fish, crab cakes, duck, steak and everyone was happy with their meal. We brought our own cake and they brought it out with candles and cut it as well. I live out of state now and hadn't been to the Wishing Well in years- it was a great choice."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "The sizes of the portions were perfect and amazing and oh so filling! My boyfriend ordered the prime rib, I have never seen one come out so thick and perfectly cooked, it was delicious! I had the filet mignon and it just melted in my mouth...everything was delicious!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We had a fantastic dinner on our first visit during restaurant week. Our waitress Kayleigh was a gem, I probably spelled her name wrong, sorry!!! Our dinners, apps, deserts were fabulous. Salmon for me with a great blood orange sauce that I wish was included with my leftovers!!! Next time I will be sure to ask them to. And stuffed porkchops for my husband. The owner thoughtfully sent us home with some extra corn bread when he saw how much we enjoyed this bread. He is right, goes great with coffee in the morning. We might not have gotten complementary bloody mary's or after dinner drinks like the table next to us but we did enjoy a fantastic dinner at a lovely table with a very talented waitress."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Thank goodness there are still family owned restaurants that consistently offer superb dining experiences. Classy, comfortable, with terrific food, service, and ambience. There are none better in the area, or for miles around."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Went with out of town guests during March restaurant week. Great steaks, fried oysters, generous servings, nice wines by the glass. The service was excellent, especially compared to many restaurants on Broadway. Our guests were very pleased."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We were very impressed with the service and during the holidays we did not have a reservation but we were able to be seated. I had always wanted to return and when the opportunity arose to invite some colleagues from another company who had never been I took the chance this would again be an impressive decision. The service was perfect, we had wine by the fireplace to begin, then appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts. We were never rushed and everyone in our party was excited to enjoy such a wonderful place. Each of the couples have expressed a desire to return for a romantic dinner on their own. Thank you for remaining exceptional in the areas of service and quality, it has not gone unnoticed and will remain on the top of our list."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Wednesday, oysters are $1 apiece. A dozen of those + a Caeser salad with anchovies for dinner - can anyone spell "p e r f e c t"?"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "It was our first visit; on a Saturday night, St. Patrick's weekend. We wanted to avoid the downtown crowds. The parking lot was full, but we got to our table about 10 minutes after arriving. Enjoyed a drink by the fire in the bar while waiting. It was full capacity but we could enjoy conversation . Service was prompt and quite friendly. The food was delicious. Pork chops, NY Steak, salmon."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "FIRST TIME THEIR EVERYTHING WAS VERY GOOD DON'T CHANGE ANYTHING"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Dinner was excellent. A lot of choices. We were NOT rushed at all. I really enjoyed it."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This app worked like a charm, arrived a few minutes early our table was being prepared so we had a quick drink at the bar with a adorable bartender and a great piano player. Had a great exotic meal, frog legs, escargot ect ... Very impressive . My husband ordered the prime rib I swear it was 2 inches think ... Insane . Just a great spot and a fun night !"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We enjoyed the ambiance and the service was excellent,as usual, but the dinner left a lot to be desired. The lobster tails were excellent! But the choice of vegetable with it was not! The broccolini and shredded carrots were terrible. Not something you would expect to get with the lobster. Although the crab cakes were large, they were very doughy and had large pieces of crab, which was the only thing that saved this dish. The crab cakes had no flavor at all. Once again the broccolini and shredded carrots that went with it were not the best choice. The chicken parm and linguini were very good. We will definitely come again because we love your lobster tails. Hopefully, the choice of vegetables accompanying the meal will change."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "my wife and i had a wonderful time at the the wishing well .the food was great the staff was friendly .the piano man was very good ,overall nice time for just the two of us"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "As a senior foursome, we were able to converse easily. The menu choices were varied and recognizable. We all enjoyed our experience and will definately go back again."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I've been here twice.. Excellent food and service..bartender knows how to make drinks :)"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My husband and I had a wonderful date night here. We were sea ted next to the fire which added to the romance of the evening. The Cham 69 cocktail was delicious and refreshing. The Braised Angus Beef with Gnocchi was rich tasting and I look forward to having it again. We are already planning our next date night at The Wishing Well!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014