The Wishing Well

4.7
1342 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Saratoga's finest selection of premium steaks and chops, live Maine lobsters, an array of fresh seafood and award winning wines. An inviting 1823 Victorian farmhouse, with four Adirondack fieldstone fireplaces, provides the ideal setting for an intimate dinner for two or larger social event.
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GZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed

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RM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was delicious and staff were wonderful! We will definitely return to the Wishing Well!

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JC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been enjoying the food and atmosphere at Wishing Well for many years. They never disappoint. The food offerings are top quality and we have never been disappointed with the service. We used to save this location for special occasions, now we go whenever because dining at the Wishing Well is a special occasion.

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LP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always. Inviting and friendly service. Still the best steak I’ve ever had!

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RC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I look forward to coming here for my birthday. The restaurant, the service is warm and welcoming. The food shows a level of expertise and quality you would expect in a city type locale. The owner stopped at our table and that makes it even more caring and welcoming. Make it a point to try it. Great place.

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JD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent, food and service. Our favorite restaurant

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MB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For making a last minute reservation they seated us right away.. The food was great ..

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were pleasantly pleased with the rustic old charm of the restaurant. It is full of character and beautiful. We were greeted by the team of attentive staffs, from manager to our waiter. Everyone is making us feel special on the special day! We were happy to spent the night there on this trip and definitely will come back in the future.

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k
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the ambiance, food and service were excellent. We/ve been going to the Wishing Well for over forty years and have never been disappointed.

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Prime rib wasn't anywhere near tender or done to my liking. Green beans weren't even close to being cooked. Disappointed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was attentive, but still let us have good family conversations. Didn’t have any problems serving cake brought in by us.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary. Excellent food, nice ambiance and experienced waiter made for an excellent dining experience.

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KP
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Although the service was excellent and the food was good, we felt the menu was overpriced.

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D
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was impeccable, the atmosphere...as always warm and friendly in a cold evening and Hist Bob Lee was his usual charming self.

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B
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This charming place has a wonderful bar area with great music on some nights. Staff is very attentive. Food is delicious and well plated. One of my favorite places in the area. Only negative is the parking lot can get quite crowded.

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CM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No complaints here. The food and service were exceptional. A little pricey for what you get.

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TH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

One entree (mine) was prime rib.. Poorly cooked . A poor cut as well. Service was good . No butter when bread was served. Patrons park any way they choose . Tight quarters getting out. Entertainment was very good.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently excellent! Strip steak, prime rib and lobster risotto - delicious.

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JZ
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to the restaurant on Feb 2nd to celebrate my mother's 75th birthday with a group of 6. We started with a great mix of drinks, then moved to a wide selection of appetizers, our entrees came out at just the right time and then we finished with a warm chocolate chip cookie with a candle sitting atop for mom.

Love the establishment, the people and the food - wish I could go back every night!

Thank you for making Mom's Birthday Special!

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LF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very professionally run restaurant. No glitches and a wonderful meal had by all in a party of 9 people. Good food, service, excellent bar drinks, fun.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crab cake, lobster risotto, and filet was absolutely delicious. Owner came over and said hello. Very nice and caring guy

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LP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Best steak in the area. Awesome service and cozy atmosphere. Our favorite restaurant!

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OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to The Wishing Well while we were in town for my husband’s birthday weekend, over MLK weekend. There happened to be a snowstorm that weekend at it didn’t stop us from making it to the restaurant and I’m so glad we did. At first we were the only ones there and got a wonderful table in front of the fireplace. The service was fantastic and the food was amazing. I had the French onion soup and the crab cake and loved them both. My husband had the Cavatelli Bolognese and the Cioppino. He said both were amazing but plan for a lot of food. The owner brought us champagne for braving it through the storm and still coming in. We finished off the evening with a raspberry pie and bourbon brownie. If we return to the area we will definitely be coming back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Wishing Well is and has been the best restaurant in Saratoga for decades. Always exceeds expectations.

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C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

16th anniversary of first day with my wife. Been going The Wishing Well for 3 years now- food, atmosphere and service is outstanding. Plan to keep going back for years to come

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JY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service is outstanding. Can't wait to return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

My boyfriend and I went to The Wishing Well on a New Years Eve. We were definitely not thrilled with our experience there. My boyfriend ordered steak “rare” and it came out almost raw. There were also no beers on draft which we were shocked to hear. Our waitress wasn’t the nicest, but she did take my boyfriends steak back to cook it for a bit longer, but it still was not good. The restaurant itself is a cool atmosphere but we were not thrilled.

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A
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is an area gem that truly showcases the great history of Horse racing in Saratoga . The art and decor are beautiful and the ambiance amazing . My girlfriend and I had a reservation for 6:45 pm but when we arrived we were told our table was not available, we waited 30 minutes before we were seated . I had been here once before and had the Lobster Risotto the previous time which was absolutely amazing . This time I had the Pork Osso Bucco with Garlic Pallenta I was completely underwhelmed by it , the flavor was poor and the meat tough , I was very disappointed. The one thing that I found delicious was the Lobster Bisque which was rich and flavorful.

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BJ
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Year’s Eve

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RW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for New Year’s. I was pretty under dressed because I wasn’t sure what to expect. The service was incredible, the best I’ve ever experienced and we eat out a lot. Definitely a great spot for anniversaries, special events, or really nice dates. The food was also great! Simply outstanding.

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E
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Had a fabulous New Years dinner here. There was a laps in service for a bit, not sure where our waitress went off to? But it caused a decent 15 minute delay in clearing dinner to ordering dessert etc. despite this glitch the evening was wonderful and we had a great time. Highly recommend, will definitely be back.

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DW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Wishing Well is always a good choice for those who enjoy a very romantic environment with good food and drinks. The food we had was very good and the service was great. The menu does not change much so it is predictable but it is never disappointing. Happy hour is great as well!

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RB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good dinner and evening for my wife's birthday.

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P
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came from out of state for a quiet weekend. Great atmosphere , great food . Service was awesome.

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JM
Naples
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

One of our favorite restaurants. Grandkids love the piano player.

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LF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Reliable, professional. We go there often when adult family visits and for a special night out
Comfortable.

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DY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been wanting to go there for a while. We were not disappointed. Food was delicious. It was great to have top notch service with style.

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s
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I went there with my boyfriend for our one year anniversary and we got champagne to celebrate. He got the prefix menu with steak and I got the lobster risotto. Everything was soooo delicious. I highly recommend

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time! Food was exceptional and our server was a delight!

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