Putnam's - Gideon Putnam Resort

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100 Reviews
$30 and under
American

The Gideon Putnam’s signature dining experience, Putnam’s Restaurant offers historic charm, first-class service, and seasonally changing menus. This casual upscale restaurant in Saratoga Springs NY features menus of stylish regional cuisine.
Bar setting with tables and leather arm back chairs.

Enjoy attentive and personalized service from the highly-trained staff and dishes that complement the Saratoga Springs experience, prepared using locally sourced and seasonal ingredients whenever possible. Rustic yet elegant seafood, beef and game preparations are some of the featured menu specialties at Putnam’s.

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JimI
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hotel and restaurant exceeded our expectations in every way. The hotel is charming and elegant, but not pretentious at all. Everything was comfortable and the staff was warm and gracious. The dining experience was also excellent !! I think I had the best strip steak ever, the salmon was fresh , wild caught and deliciously prepared and we had a lovely bottle of Pinot Noir that was fabulous !! Superb overall dining experience and stay at the hotel !!

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ChristieF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The outside eating area is beautiful. Very peaceful and relaxing. Our server was very professional and friendly and helped make a suggested, he was great. The food was very expensive, limited, and just okay. I think we may have expected a little higher quality for it being so elegant.

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constantinoP
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Let me start with we’ve eaten here in the past and it was excellent. Now bring that said I’m sure they are short staffed as everyone else is but the service was terrible. It seemed as if we were bothering the waiter. The food was cold. My burger was a frozen patty. This was a far cry from what it was in the past. And not what we expected.

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William
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Laughed a lot with our waitress and host. All in all a good night.

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Mary
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very good. Menu selection was quite limited.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience5

We are at the resort for my mother’s birthday. We decided to have dinner our first night in the hotel. The restaurant is clearly understaffed which is a big problem everywhere right now so we understand that. The food was actually bad as well however and that was a pretty big problem. If we thought it would improve we would have sent it back, but didn’t feel hopeful about that. Both pasta dishes were very undercooked and way over salted and both salads were drenched and soggy with too much dressing. The cocktails were good but we had to go to the bar to get a glass of wine after being told by the waiter that the wine we ordered didn’t even exist at the hotel (though the menu showed two different bottles of it). The bar was able to find it.

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Sis2
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Small menu but great food! Bonus being in the park and just a short walk to SPAC entrance. Service was a little slow, we had to go find our waiter to pay.

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JBecker
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wait staff and atmosphere. Will definitely make this a regular stop!!

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vipAllanG
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

If you think fairly posh FORGET THAT! Basically a small room with a bar and some tables with linen. There was a group of about a dozen drinkers VERY loud. The menu was very abbreviated and nothing even exciting. Will never return!!

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vipcyberderm
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing on so many levels, sitting outside with a forest in front of us. They serve all tables a basket of the best BBQ homemade potato chips I have ever eaten, fresh from the fryer. ) Potato chips were invented in Saratoga!) We were pre concert at SPAC so ordered one sandwich croissant and one cheeseburger both of which came with fries with same spice as potato chips. The burge was a perfect rare one, the turkey havartu sandwich was also very well prepared and the price was reasonable. Service was attentive and despite this being a very lovely and not inexpensive hotel the meal was a bargain.

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KatherineC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining outside at Putnam's was delightful. Citronella candles kept the rare mosquito away. Food and service were excellent. I highly recommend and will return.

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Debbypop
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful patio. Excellent service!

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vipJohnH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Highly recommend! Will come here again!

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JenniferC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Live music too loud for such a small space, service very slow, but overall a great location with various seating options.

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vipuesider
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Patio much nicer

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JackH
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

nice casual dinner venue. Perfect for before a SPAC performance. Nice singer and guitarist; lovely staff. Couldn't be nicer.

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JoyceH
New England
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place/ it should be more crowded!

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AllanS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

maitre d' did not seat us, just pointed to a table, menu was limited, did not have ingredients for a listed cocktail, needs a dress code, expected much more from a place with such history

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lawless
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience4

Positives: nice atmosphere, pleasant service
Negatives: cocktail menu presented was not available until next week, waitress could not offer alternative ideas for cocktails, cocktails finally served were terrible. Pizza was NOT good (how do you mess up pizza)? Service wasn't great, but not horrible either.

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Lindymae
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu had great choices. Enjoyed my pick. Wait staff was friendly and helpful with answers to my questions. Would definitely come again.

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LizM
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Please work on 1 great vegan/vegetarian option...
I had quinoa salad....little dressing...maybe but on side? And fried tofu wasn't great.
But overall it was okay.
My husband liked his roasted chicken.

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Jake
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is a very elegant place for dinner. Wonderful location and ambiance. Food is good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love the homemade dip and ships. The hamburger was a patty not fresh chop meat.

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JanetC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Batter dipped fries were amazing.

Putnam's - Gideon Putnam Resort
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thank You for the kind words! The fries are delicious, We will be launching our new spring menu very soon, we would be pleased to welcome you back to Putnam's for our new selections :)

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vipemil
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Not enough servers for the valentines dinner.
No centerpiece or candle on table.
Slow disorganized service

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William
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very casual, but all in all a great experience.

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normd
Richmond
32 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was good but it seems the theme is for after track or content fare rather than dinner date fare.

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vipMike
New England
18 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience1

I recently showed up for dinner at Putnam’s on a Sunday evening. I was informed that the “open table “ reservation I had couldn’t be honored because of some computer snafu. I made the reservation 2 months in advance and showed the staff my open table reservation on my app. No luck . I drove 45 minutes each way. Disappointing.

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RonY
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Putnam's could not confirm that I had a reservation through Open Table. Experience was blah, as usual.

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vipTimB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

the management informed us the Gideon Putnam is not on OpenTable. They did not have our reservation.

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vipnona
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fresh food

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vipOutallot2
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Elegant old-historic hotel in a picturesque setting. Menu is very limited for lunch. Luncheon restaurant location and setting in unimpressive. More what you'd expect at a cheap hotel.

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StephX2
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place!! Sure it was a bit pricey for the amount of food you get. But it's a resort! That's to be expected! But the meal was absolutely delicious!! Crab cake was out of this world! My husband had the Delmonico steak and I had the lemon and rosemary chicken. They were both done beautifully. Service was top notch and staff pleasant. Will definitely be going back!

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vippensioners
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent several days at the resort. First time we ate dinner at the restaurant. My husband said his halibut was wonderful. I had the maple brined fried chicken. It was to die for. I usually do not get fried chicken out because I am always dissatisfied. This was wonderful. We were offered dessert but we were too full

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JonathanO
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I wanted this to be a good experience but sadly it failed epically.

Saratoga Springs needs a five-star experience but this isn't it. The server failed to remove the extra place settings. The wait for the first course was excruciating. No bread was offered in the interim. The ambience was sadly lacking with no effort to remove food crumbs long deposited on the carpets.

On the positive side, both the quality of the food and portions served were well above average. The service was quite superb and our waitress (server) [sic] made up for deficiencies in other areas. She radiated genuine hospitality.

The Gideon Putnum could quite honestly be everything Saratoga Springs needs but is not yet there. This could be a terrific place and my hope is that the management will take this friendly critique in the spirit in which it was intended.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall3food4service5ambience2

I have enjoyed brunch here many times in the past. Spent a lovely evening with family to catch up. The service was awesome. Good food. Room could use some updating

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vipKT214
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great place to eat prior to a SPAC event. Good food and Great service! Avoid the traffic from an event and enjoy a leisure dining. When the weather is nice the outside venue is perfect!

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vipKT214
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Perfect place for dinner prior to an event at SPAC. Our server was handling our party as well as the bar and managed both well. The menu is very good for a lite bite or full meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Disappointing menu and extremely slow service. Outdoor patio was very nice and background singer was pleasant.

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vipcos999
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent Chicken wings with the bourbon sauce. Tuna dish was excellent with the wasabi risotto. Other dish ordered was the bone in pork chop which was very good. Excellent presentation on both dishes. Kudos to the kitchen.

FAQs

Putnam's - Gideon Putnam Resort offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (518) 226-4125.

Putnam's - Gideon Putnam Resort is rated 4 stars by 100 OpenTable diners.

Putnam's - Gideon Putnam Resort does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.gideonputnam.com/giftcard.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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