The Brook Tavern

4.6
1137 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was the perfect setting for a dinner with friends. The service was prompt, attentive, courteous and fun and the food choices and taste were good. Would definitely return.

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jeannew
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had a 7:15 reservation and we didn't actually eat our dinner until closer to 8:30. Nothing we ordered was complicated. We did get some soup around 8 which was fantastic We were not in a rush or anything so it was ok to wait that long. But when the food came part of the order was cold and parts were semi warm so it was obvious that some of the food had sat while they waited for the entire order. the hostess was very nice and checked in a few times.

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Bob16
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Have been here several times, it’s good. Latest visit however was just okay. Apparently you need to ask for the bread and oil now and it’s not just brought out to you while you’re waiting for your meal. The bread is what we looked forward too!!! It’s delicious. Don’t like the fact that we have to ask???? Portion size was definitely smaller than what it used to be.

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vipLbwh
Tampa
46 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside, under the tent. Dinner was delicious and service was great. There was dining on the pretty porch as well. We checked out the inside and it looked really nice. Very diverse menu.

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diner
Anchorage
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent. This place is VERY loud, so be prepared for that!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Asked for table near window and got it. Service, food and atmosphere very good. We will go back.

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Gerard
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff were great. Highly recommend. Everything from the drinks to dessert are well worth it.

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SavoringSavoring66
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around--you can't go wrong with their food, drinks, or comfortable and beautiful space

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Fred
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new menu had some great additions. The restaurant looked great. And the atmosphere was electric.

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JoyG
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely be a repeat customer. Good food. Good wine.

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MathTeacher213
New England
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Lovely place. Food was not just salty, but inedibly salty. Gluten free sweet potato fries on the menu are not actually gluten free as they are cooked in the same fryer. Glad I asked. Was in town just for the night and has looked up where to eat for gluten free options and they were high on the list. Was truly disappointed with the food. Staff was great. Place was very nice.

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JosephR
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and staff was also excellent. We were sat near the bar, which was very noisy - which probably was to be expected on a Friday evening. The review would have gotten 5 stars overall if we were somewhere else in the restaurant where the noise was less intense

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Satisfieddiner
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I are visiting Saratoga and are staying at a B and B right next to the Brook Tavern. We had drinks at the Tavern the day we arrived and decided to have dinner there tonight. On both visits we sat out on the covered porch off the bar area.

The food was excellent (my wife had Salmon and I had the smoked ribs). The food came perfectly prepared and was just the right portion size. Our drinks and appetizer (zucchini and steak skewer) was equally delicious.

Our server (Kayleigh) was attentive, positive, professional and helped make the visit enjoyable. Without a doubt the best meal we had during our stay.

We will definitely be back the next time we visit Saratoga.

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vipSister
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service

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JeanH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food excellent, 2 problems apple fritters to salty, and coffee a little cool.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

It took us over an hour to get our first course. The server did not tell us the specials but after we ordered, we heard a different server telling his table the specials.

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Shalom
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Creme brûlée was fantastic. Save room for dessert

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JohnD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Anniversary

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KYoung
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great service in a lovely space with nice ambience. The entree portion of the meal took a while and the burgers were overcooked. Great cocktails and prices were fair.

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98Rock
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

This was our first time to the Brook Tavern and it did not disappoint. Food was very good. My husband had the Brook Tavern hamburger and said it was delicious and done to perfection. I had the poached shrimp salad special which was good but it only had 3 shrimp which was a little on the skimpy side. The dish should have had 4 or maybe 5 shrimp. The dessert we chose was the coconut custard pie and boy was it yummy. And quite a big piece too! Our only complaint was where we sat which was in the bar by the noisy door to the men's bathroom (please fix) and open door. Not the best of ambience but I understand we booked late and were lucky to get the last table as the meal was very good.

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viplocal
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

needs some fine tuning. 2 of 4 of our entrees food cooked well very well. however creativity and was lacking throughout as far as plate appeal.

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KrisJ
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner after the Travers. First time there and we loved it. Food was great and our waitress (Beth?) was exceptional. Great evening and will be back next time we are in town.

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HeidiR
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Food was very disappointing.. The waitress was sweet but that’s the only person that interacted with us

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LynnD
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at The Brook was beyond our expectations. This may have been our first visit, but it certainly will not be our last! Thanks to all of the staff who helped to make this a memorable meal.

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hyey
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistent upscale bar type food. My wife had the burger, very good, I had the ribs good but nothing special. Service was friendly and efficient. Good drinks, can get a little loud near the bar.

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vipMarshall
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

We sat inside and wished we had sat outside. Very loud inside. Two large groups were seated near us we were a party of 4. When we left another area was near empty. Wish we had been spread out better.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After Saratoga Race track! You can walk there.

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AprilM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Molly, was friendly and flexible - we had two hungry daughters who needed a kid friendly app quickly, and she worked it out with the chef so that he cut up some raw veggies for a little veggie tray for them. Our cocktails were refreshing, my halibut dinner special was seared to perfection, and my husband’s fish tacos were delicious. Thanks to Molly, who was so patient and upbeat, for making our experience lovely and thanks to the chef as well for being flexible and creative. Great food, drinks and service. So happy to have ended our vacation on such a high note!

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vipJbrown
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner with our family last night! Service was great and so was the food!

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NancyC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed dinner on two occasions at Brook Tavern. Food, ambience and service were excellent.
Lovely restaurant!! Would definitely return on our next visit to Saratoga.

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vipNanieO
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food. Staff are always awesome! Our local favorite place to go!

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GaryG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice. Great food and atmosphere.

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TimothyF
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal! Wonderful overall experience-We’ll be back soon!

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wrls1958
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food4service5ambience2

First let me say the food and our server, Joe, were great!!! Service was excellent! Now the downside, we made this reservation months ago on open table, we arrived 15 minutes before our reservation time, there was no hostess there to greet us, a server finally said he would find the hostess…people arrived after us and sat themselves at outside tables. When the hostess finally approached us she told us she had no outside tables available and the only table available was not even in the restaurant it was in the entranceway. We told her that was not going to work for us. She got annoyed said a lot of people make reservations doesn’t guarantee them a table….why bother with reservations then??? She told us she had a small table in the dining room we said that would be fine…well we were tucked in the back with a large party, which would have been fine if there were not a few lovely tables unoccupied in the dining room the entire night…when we left they were never used. So while food and service were great I would be reluctant to go back as they do not honor reservations.

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LAZinter
Orlando
33 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Best steamed clams!!!!! Very nice dining experience!

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PaulL
New England
19 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local eatery with outstanding menu and service. Never had a bad meal.

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JoeD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server, Melissa, was excellent and the food was good too.

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ElizabethK
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Service was very good. Appetizer peach salad and crab cakes were great. Tomato soup tasted like Marinara sauce. My husbands chicken sandwich was VERY tough and my haddock tacos were super spicey. Next time would only go for a margarita and the Apps.

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TimothyF
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brook Tavern never disappoints! Fantastic meal and great service and cool atmosphere! We will back soon!

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JimJ
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and wait staff attentive. We really enjoyed our dinner.

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You can order delivery directly from The Brook Tavern using the Order Online button. 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 1137 OpenTable diners.

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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