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About Putnam's - Gideon Putnam Resort

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.

Putnam’s Restaurant is open to both the public and resort guests year-round, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and Saratoga Sunday Brunch. We have outdoor seating on Putnam's Patio on a first-come, first-serve basis, weather permitting.

24 Gideon Putnam Road
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Vegetarian

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast
Monday-Saturday 7-10:30a
Sundays 7a-10a

Lunch
Monday-Saturday 11a-4p

Dinner
Monday-Thursday 4-9p
Fridays & Saturdays 4-9:30p
Sundays 2-9p

Sunday Brunch
Every Sunday 10:30a-2p
(reservations recommended)

Cross Street:
Spa State Park

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(518) 226-4125

Website:
http://www.gideonputnam.com/Dining.aspx

Entertainment:
Entertainment will resume in the Spring of 2017.

Catering:
Please contact our Sales Office at 518-584-3000 ext.4704

Executive Chef:
Chris Dore

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Easter and Mother's Day Holidays are right around the corner! Please call to make a reservation.

Come try out our new winter menu! Featuring great, locally sourced items, and menu items that are featured in our Wellness Program.

Putnam's - Gideon Putnam Resort Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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4.5

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4.0

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3.8

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90% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

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!

Tags: Spicy, Seasonal, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 14, 2017

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 4, 2017

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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·Dined on September 1, 2017

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

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 30, 2017

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!

Tags: Live Sports, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Live Sports, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

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

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Tables nicely spaced - not too close together. Creative menu.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Great scenic atmosphere, great food selection. Perfect dining experience

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Horrible service bordering on incompetent. Made reservations for my wife and 2 daughters. My daughters meals came out prior the appetizer we ordered and my wife never even received her main entree. When it was brought to the waiters attention, he said he put the order in now but it would be another 20-30 minutes. My daughters were already done with their meals so my wife just left, frustrated. At least my wife's meal was taken off the bill once she complained. Unreal!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Beautiful setting, outside overlooking the lush, green golf course. Fairly good service considering a big crowd. Reasonably good food for a hotel.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We fortunately were able to change to a table outside because the bar area was much too loud.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Fish not cooked as requested. Waiter then explained, after serving it over cooked, that it couldn't be served as requested. Should have told us immediately so that order could be changed allowing us to eat together. Very disappointing particularly since restaurant was not busy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

I really wanted to like it, because it's a beautiful location and brunch options in Saratoga are sparse, but I was disappointed. For $40 a person, you expect more selection (for example, no waffles, no carving station). Just did not seem like the offering was worth the price. In addition, they ran out of plates, and when the next delivery of plates came and I took one, i realized I had grabbed some squishy muffin that had remained stuck to the bottom of the plate I grabbed as it went through the wash. Again, not the experience I wanted to have for that price.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on June 18, 2017

French toast was cold. Eggs Benedict ham too thin and hard. Coffee old and tasted very burnt.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Great lunch. We weren't rushed, excellent food, great ambience and excellent service. What more can you ask for.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Beautiful brunch spread in an elegant setting overlooking Spa park.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 9, 2017

This was our second time attending the Sunday brunch. The primary reason for my poor rating was the terrible service. The dining room was not crowded and we had a difficult time getting coffee, juice or water. The server never asked if we wanted a cocktail. The food was either lukewarm or cold on the buffet. Very disappointing . Will not return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Very enjoyable, great breakfast, comfortable room, great service

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Average food, not really worth the price. The quiet setting is nice for conversation.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2016

Went to the Gideon Putnam for Sunday Brunch - WOW...what an amazing and delectable array of brunch foods. You will not be disappointed...give this Sunday Brunch a try...the beautiful setting is a bonus!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2016

Excellent views of lake and mountain at outdoor seating.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 2, 2016

The service at The Gideon is spotty. There is rarely a hostess, in fact at 12 noon the bartender told us that the hostess was on a break. Note - this is a full service resort hotel, not just a stand alone restaurant, and this was Labor day weekend and they were almost at capacity in the hotel.
They also did not know anything about Open Table or the points etc. That said once a few more tables came for lunch, the service picked up and we were taken care of. The sandwiches are expensive but very good and the view from the patio of the park is pleasant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2016

Excellent food!!! The outdoor seating ambiance is gorgeous. The service is fantastic and I will definitely return when in in the area again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2016

Limited selection of wines by the glass. Nice setting, average food quality, good service.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2016

The food was good, the service was excellent but the noise level was so high that you could not hear the entertainment or each other. If you want to talk to your dinner companions I would not recommend eating inside. We had no choice due to inclement weather.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2016

I would not recommend this restaurant.Dined here3 Times hoping for improvement. They are not busy but it takes 20 minutes to get a sparking water Food very mediocre.. Terrible management.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2016

Had an awful recent experience at their Sunday brunch! Came for a number of special occasions which converge in August - anniversary's and birthdays. The service was HORRIBLE - and they "automatically" added the tip to the charge as we had 8 of us. I always tip well, but in this case, I would have left no tip as we had to get our own coffee (for a VERY DIRTY kitchen area that the servers use), had no plates removed when used (this is a buffet where little service is required, but used plates should be removed), and no refills on coffee, as well as food used in buffet was not replaced!! I was concerned about the cleanliness as the area where the servers use was totally disgustingly FILTHY - and I believe we saw our server a total of two times during our whole experience. We used a neighboring table to pile our dishes upon - and that table which was unused had clearly not been cleaned off from the long-gone customers (they probably left due to the terrible service). The food was OK. . . . . . used to be dependable - no longer. The only good news is that the view of the park was amazing - but lets face it, the kitchen does not control that. WOULD NOT return - despite having gone there regularly for 20+ years as we are "locals" - poorly managed. AND, I left a message for the manager who was not there on a Sunday (big mistake), who did not return my call - but indicated when I called later in the week that he had received my message "and was just about to call me." He apologized and offered a discount on the meal - as well as a gift card to be used at a future visit. Needless to say, no discount card was ever received despite a lengthy and pleasant conversation. . . . . . WOULD NOT RECOMMEND OR RETURN!

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Awful. Terrible service, no one in the restaurant on a Saturday night at 8pm- should have been my first clue. Atmosphere was totally outdated. Service was terrible, the waiter could not seem to remember who ordered what, even if it was only one glass of wine. He would come back to the table and wonder which of the seven of us ordered it...This went on the whole night, who had the cheesecake? Who had the salad? Who had the martini (oh, no one! because he ordered a gin and tonic!!)

Food was terrible. 3 of us order beef, all ordered medium. We got one rare, one well done and one medium. Guess they were hedging their bets.. Good thing he didn't come back to check on how we liked the meals until we were done. The one person who had the beef done right shared his dinner with the other two who had their beef done wrong. But we did get a free AWFUL slice of carrot cake to make up for it.

Whatever they used to do right, they no longer do. Don't waste your time or money. So many great restaurants in the Saratoga area. THIS IS NOT ONE OF THEM.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2016

The guitarist was adorable. He played well, his song choices were perfect and he was very personable. It made dinner that much better.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 16, 2016

Awful experience. It took an hour and 15 minutes before we received our food and we ordered hamburgers and salmon. We also had a 5:30 reservation so there was no reason for the absolutely poor service. Do not go!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2016

Great service; food delicious and not too salty, which was greatly appreciated. Ate outdoors in the beautiful setting of this lovely, old hotel.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 19, 2016

Father's Day brunch was a joyful day of well-prepared food and exceptional service! All diners at my table were impressed with the environment and the wait staffs willingness to please. The ONLY suggestion for even better service is to label gluten free options for those who are sensitive to gluten ... One person in our dining party looked longingly at what she thought might be flourless chocolate cake but reluctantly did not imbibe as she did not want to take a chance.
Thank you for a lovely experience. We shall return!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2016

hmmm....busy Saratoga weekend so we booked this not knowing much. Beautiful location inside a national park. It is an old historic inn with mineral spas. You have to be able to appreciate the 'old' which is quite charming. It was cold so we couldn't sit outside but the area looked beautiful. Service was 'eh'. Nothing to rave about. Food was ok. There was a jazz duet playing and they were quite good. Overall relaxing environment. Would be a nice place to have drinks with a group. Food is fine.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 20, 2016

Not ad good ad other times...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 3, 2016

Very nice brunch, but a little expensive, the warm food was not so special like breakfast and deserts, need more soups, the antepasta was not great, but ok.
Overall, nice setting and service for breakfast not so much for lunch food, (should have some shrimp dish)

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on April 2, 2016

The Gideon Putnam is reliable in its simple elegance in all categories. Nothing fussy, just solidly excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 27, 2016

Gideon Putnam was where we chose to have Easter brunch this year. We were seated in the corridor between the 2 main eating areas. If Spring was a bit later it would have had a great view. The food was very nice and had many items to choose from although I thought arugula was a little too well represented. The biggest downfall was that the buffet plates were right next to where we sat. Everytime plates were replenished, the noise level increased exponentially. The staff was checking each individual plate to make sure it was clean. We heard each plate get stacked. The noise interrupted our conversation multiple times. Consideration should be given to this issue.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on March 27, 2016

Horrible Easter brunch experience . We were seated in the bar area with the tv on. We asked for other options and were told there were none although we saw empty tables. Not at all what we expected having stayed with you before. Surly staff. Definitely a flop for our family!

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