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The Brook Tavern

4.6
4.6
1443 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (518) 871-1473

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Patrick Brown

  • Neighborhood

    Saratoga Springs

  • Cross street

    Nelson Avenue

  • Parking details

    Street parking available on north and south sides of Union Avenue and alternate sides of Nelson Avenue.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,443 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Upstate New York

    Neighborhood gem

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoy the dinner.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Haven’t been to Brook Tavern in a while having previously been a regular customer. We stop dining at Brook after consecutive bad meals and a change in long-term staff. Our experience this time was on par with what we remembered - good food, good service, and at a reasonable price after factoring in 2022-2023 menu prices. Keep up the improved experience and we’ll become regulars again.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing service! Six of us got together for a birthday and decided to try a new place we hadn’t been to before. We were not disappointed! Food was delicious and reasonably priced! We will be returning during track season to fight the crowd!
  4. CB

    CarolB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are visiting Saratoga for our anniversary and a friend recommended a stop at the tavern. The service (Lawrence) was stellar! We received his constant attention without being overwhelmed or rushed. He anticipated our needs and wants as only a true professional could. The food was fabulous and we will be sure to visit again when we return.
  5. e

    edee

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall1food2service4ambience2
    The hostess continued to seat everyone on top of each other while open tables were all around. This added to the noise level which is loud. They ran out of the special we ordered. My hamburger was overcooked. The tuna tacos had very little items except for the tuna and were dry. I was very surprised and disappointed by all of this as this restaurant is owned by same owners who own the Wishing Well which we love and dine at very often. I will not be going back to this restaurant.
  6. EC

    EdwardC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Reservations (Anniversary) for 5:45p; set us up with a booth as we requested which was great; ordered drinks and app (pretzel) which took nearly 30 mins; main course served at 7:10p; filet was nicely cooked but unfortunately served slightly cold, date’s frites were also not warm. Waitress never asked how our meals were, bus boy took away our plates. It was our first date in quite awhile and we were both excited to try a new place. Ended up being a total bummer, and deflated our night/excitement.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The occasion was date night with my lovely bride. Carol Ann and her team never disappoint. We enjoy dining at the bar - Molly is an awesome bartender. Brook is our go-to Saratoga restaurant; we keep going back in anticipation of finding homemade carrot cake on the dessert menu.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their house “Brooks” salad is the absolute best!!
  9. CK

    CathyK

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is always top notch. Not sure how they can make a simple Caesar Salad taste so good! Menu has great appetizer selection upscale tavern fare and sone very nice dinners.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    NYE excellent food and service!!
  11. LM

    LindaM

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carol Ann and her staff are always wonderful! One of our favorite restaurants in Saratoga Springs!
  12. L

    Ldubeiws

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Unfortunately, we had a poor to fair experience. The French Onion Soup and Caesar Salad were very good. We had a bit of a wait for the entrees being the Salmon Burger and Brook Tavern burger. The burger ordered medium rare was cooked well done and dry. Returned to the kitchen for a medium rare temperature but during this time my husband's Salmon burger got cold. It too was also dry, probably too much filler. The replacement burger came but was raw inside. I gave up at that point and we grabbed our check and grabbed a burger at Five Guys on the way home. Sad to say that this was my second visit to the restaurant -- my first time the food was mediocre at best and unmemorable.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mussels were so good and fresh. Ahi tacos perfect Nice atmosphere in bar area
  14. DH

    DonH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was definitely acceptable, been to the Brook before, just not the best I’ve had here. I will definitely return again though
  15. D

    Dewey8

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    Two burgers, Mac n Cheese, Salmon Sandwich, 4 drinks, two wines, $230. everything way over cooked.
  16. RG

    RonG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual the food was excellent and a new duo called Evidence was excellent. Love going there Ron Greco
  17. RK

    RogerK

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    My wife quickly notices the Trefethen Chardonnay ($14/glass) on the menu and is ready to repeat the enjoyment she experienced maybe 10 years ago when she was introduced to it at a wine tasting. Speaking of tastings, I recall the first time I sampled brews from the Rogue brewery. I could not find a single one I didn’t like. So, I was looking forward to enjoying a pint of Dead Guy Ale ($8). We both were totally pleased with our choice of beverages. On the day’s special menu their Pulled Chipotle Chicken Tacos ($16) sounded inviting with pickled red onion, avocado, cheddar cheese, lettuce, and tomato added to the pulled chicken. With a serving of two, they were excellent as a shared appetizer. Very tasty with soft corn tortillas showing a hint of char. Staying with the day’s special menu, my wife ordered the Pan Seared Walleye ($30) with white rice, broccoli, and pesto. It was a beautiful looking piece of fish and while my comment after being given a taste was to say I don’t notice much flavor from the fish, my wife said, “it’s perfect, that’s just the way I like it.” Why leave the special menu when you’ve got a good thing going… I ordered the Pork Osso Buco ($34) with mashed potatoes, asparagus, and pork au jus. Osso Buco is always impressive when served with that large bone surrounded by a hunk of meat. This pork was supper tender and tasty, especially with the au jus. The young asparagus was tender, and the mashed potatoes were light and creamy with an occasional bit of diced, un-mashed potato. The only disappoint was the lack of a Buco in my Osso Buco. Where was the marrow? (It still was a delicious dish!) Finishing dinner with robust and flavorful coffee ($5.90 for 2, we shared their Coconut Cream Pie ($9). It was tasty, but the cream part had a much heavier consistency than their banana cream pie I had here nine years ago. Where was that light airy texture? Service was friendly and welcoming. Overall, it was a very enjoyable meal.
  18. S

    Shar

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We really enjoy this place, but they have to do something about how slippery it is on the porch and stairs. It's dangerous and I wouldn't bring anyone elderly there in the winter.
  19. NY

    NYtravelers

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the Brook which is a nearby go-to for us. The atmosphere is warm and comfortable, the service is always great and the food is tasty and well prepared. Our group sat in the bar area this time and enjoyed a casual meal - burgers (one beef, one salmon), tuna tacos, ribs and shared the fabulous skillet cookie with butter pecan ice cream. Yum!
  20. JD

    JeffD

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oysters, Martinis, Filet Mignons all prepared perfectly and served timely... what's not to love?
  21. RN

    RobertN

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    All in all a very good experience. The staff is first class and the food was delicious.
  22. R

    Robert

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Menu changes but seems like an abundance of blackened options. Has light and full menu options and always high quality food. Service was excellent although Abby seemed to working both rooms. Bar can be a bit noisy even sitting in far end of dining room. $137 for 2 with apps, 1 drink and 1 dessert.
  23. J

    Jane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely meal and fabulous desserts! The service was very good. We were around 4:30 so it was not too crowded.
  24. E

    Elaine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were very pleased to have a private booth. Our food selection was excellent and Brady provided just the right amount of attentiveness.
  25. MC

    MikeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice neighborhood restaurant. The menu offers a nice selection of different foods. I have visited the Brook Tavern several times in the past week ordering the Ahi Tuna and the small plate Maryland Crab Cake. Both meals were delicious and well worth the price. If there is a downside, it is not the food but the Parking which can be tricky. Be prepared to park on the street and a short walk to the tavern.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal. Looking forward to going there next year for our annual get-together.
  27. PC

    PatrickC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, live music on Tuesday nights, she was also excellent
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Server was excellent. Reception and welcome always lacking to me and impersonal compared to other quality restaurants I frequent in Saratoga Springs NY
  29. X

    Xoxo

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service & delicious food. Go and enjoy...
  30. A

    Arnie

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great dining experience. Fun environment, great music, delicious food.
  31. L

    Linda

    Charleston

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal during restaurant week exceeded our expectations! The service was impeccable! The food selections and quality was excellent! Even the Banana Cream pie for dessert was outstanding, we will definitely be returning!
  32. DP

    DottieP

    New York Area

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Only thing to add would be that the monkfish bites have become more battered. Not a fan of that otherwise one can NEVER go wrong at The Brook Tavern!
  33. NO

    NanieO

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, staff and atmosphere! Great place
  34. X

    Xoxo

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great everything! You won't be disappointed! Enjoy!
  35. RG

    RonG

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Cozy restaurant with great music on Tuesday nights
  36. S

    Susan

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This tavern was awesome. The atmosphere is dark and cozy. The food was fantastic. The waitstaff was very attentive. We'll definitely be back!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service was extremely slowwwww. Took for ever to get our food. Food was average. Nothing special especially for the price. Would not recommend
  38. A

    Arnie

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We once again had a great meal in a cozy, fun environment .
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service. Beef dish delicious but was a small portion for the high price.
  40. d

    doodles

    New England

    49 reviews

    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very delicious food , good service and friendly tavern

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Brook Tavern does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. The Brook Tavern also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (518) 871-1473.

The Brook Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 1443 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for The Brook Tavern

139 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Nelson Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Saratoga Springs

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking available on north and south sides of Union Avenue and alternate sides of Nelson Avenue.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Patrick Brown

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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