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About The Brook Tavern

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.

139 Union Ave.
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday through Saturday, 4 to 10 p.m
Sunday 4 to 9 p.m.

Cross Street:
Nelson Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(518) 871-1473

Website:
http://thebrooktavern.com/

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

Executive Chef:
Patrick Brown

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Brook Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (21)
Good for a Date (20)
Casual (19)
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Cozy (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Special Occasion (12)
Business Meals (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Authentic (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Romantic (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fun (5)
Live Music (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Great ambience, great service and delicious food. Highly recommend

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Great service. Food was a disappointment.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We had a great night with the warm and welcoming staff.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great service and staff very friendly and inviting....however our steak & burger were very salty ...though won't stop us from going back and trying something else.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

All great! Everyone enjoyed their meals, the wine, the atmosphere,...

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Awesome food and staff. Great atmosphere. We’ve always had great service and food here.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

What a great restaurant. Great food and great service.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great evening my with great service. All the staff were helpful and friendly.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Has a real tavern feel. Food is excellent for what it is. Not a choice for fine dining, but if you are looking for good food in a casual, fun atmosphere the Brook Tavern is a great choice.

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Good food and good service, never been unsatisfied

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Ok from the moment you enter, everyone is so warm and friendly. Live music playing in the bar was amazing. Agatha was so so sweet and chatted with us several times to make sure we were happy. Food was amazing!!! We will be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Love Wishing Well and Brook Tavern! The food is great at both restaurants.
Betsy MacDermott-Duffy

Tags: Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We find Brook Tavern to be friendly, fun, and the food is delicious. Two of us had the salmon which was excellent, one had the chicken which also was good but slightly over cooked in parts and one person had the burger which was “just right”. The service was very good. Almost too attentive for four people who are trying to catch up but that is not a big complaint. Just maybe one or two too many interruptions into an enthusiastic conversation.
We love this restaurant. We moved here 3 months ago and it has evolved to be our favorite. I wish your bar area was larger. I guess that is my only real complaint. Love the music on Monday night.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Cozy, Casual
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

The staff is wonderful and makes a point of getting to know what you like. The food is always good and the daily and weekly specials are wonderful. We always ask that Lawrence be our waiter and he is so good he remembers what we had to drink the last time we were in and how we like our meat cooked. My friends and I try to go to the Brook Tavern every Sunday. Brook is not to be missed for a good meal and great place to meet up.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Disabled Access, Quick Bite, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Friendly service. Sat in booth which was cozy. Food was very good

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Never had Mac and cheese under a burger before, it was awesome.
Larry was our waiter and he was excellent. My daughter lives a couple blocks from this place so walking there was a plus.

Tags: Comfort Food, Live Music, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Took the waiter's recommendation for a dish I would not normally order. So glad I did. The creative pairing of flavors was outstanding.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had our Thanksgiving meal at Brook Tavern. The food was great and the service was excellent. The meal was a little pricey, but not outrageously so. The restaurant itself is charming. A good place to bring a date or to entertain business clients.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

My adult son and I visited the Brook Tavern for Thanksgiving dinner, we had our holiday dinner there last year as well. Atmosphere is great, old tavern look and feel, divided into separate areas to give a more cozy feel. The food was very good, traditional turkey dinner, the service is exceptional, they made us feel very welcome and not just a number on an overbooked holiday. We were very pleased with the whole experience and would recommend to friends.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Food and ambiance was amazing. Love Lawrence and Carol Ann. Only wish they had a turkey reuben on the menu.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food variety and service. Peasant surroundings.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Open Monday night when not so many restaurants are open. Had the half ribs choice. Very good. Nice placement far from the door by staff since music lou8d and husband can't hear well anyway.

Tags: Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The Brook Tavern is in our neighborhood so we can walk there—a big plus. The people are nice and the service is good. It's noisy but there are some small tables in the back which are more quiet than others; ask for one of those. The food is OK, just not very tasty. Ingredients all seem fresh and the waiter staff are informed about allergens. It's fine, just not a fave. It's not bad and it's very convenient in more ways than one.

Tags: Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Disabled Access
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great from the moment we walked in. Very good happy hour specials. We had a large party with 3 kids and they were wonderful about having the high chair all ready when we got there on a busy Friday night in Saratoga. The center cut sirloin steak was cooked to perfection and their mashed potatoes with the garlic in them were great as well. Others loved the ribs and pork chop special. We will definitely be returning to this place again and again. Thanks for such a great experience!!!

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Had a lovely birthday dinner with my husband. The small plate was just right along with the yummy French onion soup.
Had the flourless chocolate cake with raspberry coulee and it was heavenly.
Will return.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

My group and I had a great time. We all really enjoyed our meals as well as dessert. I love dinning in Saratoga, but sometimes want to go off of Broadway, and this is an ideal spot just for that.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We loved our meal. The service was friendly and quick. The atmosphere casual. My son said the burger was the best he'd ever had. My steak was perfectly cooked and seasoned. This place was a find!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

They were having a benefit, I always wanted to go there and had not been. I definitely will be back though. We had reservations and got seated immediately - the service was excellent. We both ordered the full turkey dinner on the special sheet for $20 - came with soup, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes , sweet potatoes , cranberry sauce and apple crisp for dessert. The vegetable was something with beets, I didn’t care for that, but that is just me. Can’t wait to go back and order something off the regular menu.

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Excellent guitarist but hard to hear anything else.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Lawrence was an outstanding waiter. Very attentive and knowledgeable about menu.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Nice staff.

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

I guess I was expecting a more upscale cuisine and ambiance considering the prices. I would say that perhaps we were seated in a booth in an enclosed porch and next to us were tables covered with tables cloths. We had complete dinners but noticed others ordering burgers. Perhaps we could consider this a good burger place and give it a second chance.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 2, 2017

My friend and I went to The Brook Tavern for dinner. We loved the decor! We sat at a quiet table in the corner and had an amazing dinner! Highly recommend!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The service here was really great; right from the start we were greeted by the hostess by name. She knew who to expect from her reservation list; this made a nice first impression. The space is decorated in a way that exactly fits the area, in a huge old home. While it was a bit noisy, the booth we sat in made it feel private enough for conversation. The wait staff was fabulous, aware of our needs and generous in their attitude and demeanor with the diners. Food was delicious as well. I would go again, for sure.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We have visited Brook Tavern a handful of times and have always walked away satisfied! A nice variety, meals cooked perfectly (as ordered). I would definitely recommend a visit!

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent seafood especially oysters, fish tacos, and unusually good chicken wings.
Good selection of beers and wines.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Never disappoints! Always good, always welcoming. My “go to” spot.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Always good food, service and friendliness

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

This was not the first that some of the women of our family enjoy dinner at the Brook for a "Girls
Night Out, especially one where one of our relatives is visiting. The choice of both small plates and large plates has meant that all go away happy!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Wonderful pub with a variety of options from small to large. Very attentive staff. We enjoyed ourselves immensely

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