The Wishing Well

4.8
1843 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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
What 1843 people are saying
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RobertA
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Service was outstanding. Bartender was great. Highly recommend.

Wait. Disregard. Don’t go. (Because if you go it’ll be harder to back.)

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CarolynH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food quality suffered at the hands of food quantity. I know this restaurant can deliver a good meal at a far price. I will not dine there again for a holiday.

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RobertL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant is very cozy and comfortable. Food is always 4 stars. Wait staff are very professional and friendly. The bar is equally well run and professional. I appreciate an experienced bartender who can make all the classics. That is Wishing Well.

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vipGEORGEM
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great service and great food. We always enjoy the Wishing Well experience.

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JamesB
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t have picked a more ideal restaurant for Thanksgiving. Everything was outstanding, from atmosphere, to food, to service. The salmon, topped with sautéed fennel and watercress on a bed of roasted autumn vegetables, mashed potatoes and yams was incomparable.

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HeleneS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving at the Wishing Well was perfect. The food was great;the service was superb. Thank you.

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LynneM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Thanksgiving and everything was wonderful.

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MarshaM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience2

My partner and I were seated at a 4-top round in a corner with a large light beaming down on us. Uncomfortable to say the least. The wait-staff were very friendly. The service was good. My meal was grossly over-priced; filet Mignon 3/4" thick maybe, not much more than the size of a small hamburger a starch and a mashed something with a chopped beet, similar to a marbles- uneatable. And - I got to pay $45 for that. My dinner mate had better luck, a large serving of prime rib with the same sides. Unfortunately, the meat was served on top of the potato and vegetable. You had to be a contortionist to eat it. In other words - a big mess.

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vipkevinm
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent food, service, and atmosphere. The price is commensurate with the quality.

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MichaelC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old world charm on food choices with a modern day presentation , the same is to be said about the decor and entertainment. Can’t wait to go back ,very attended staff can’t say enough about about the menu selection

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vickiec
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service, piano music a real plus. Will definately make it a favotite.

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vipPatty
Chicago
88 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining at Wishing Well. We were celebrating a birthday. We had a beautiful table in front of the fireplace which was perfect. The menu had quite a selection and the appetizer menu was equally plentiful.
I had the prime rib and my husband had the Delmonico steak. They were served with mashed potatoes and green beans. Everything was perfectly cooked and delicious. We were too full for dessert but my husband was given a box of chocolates for his birthday.
The atmosphere was great and made even better by a pianist.

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vipMarkF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had more than a delicious meal - we had a memorable and amazing experience! The food, the wine, the owner, the host, our server and even the busser couldn’t have been nicer, friendlier and more helpful.

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vipNYtravelers
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband, son, daughter-in-law and I went for my birthday dinner. The appetizers (pâté, burrata, special salad) were delicious and extremely generous, so much so I barely made a dent in my entree (veal piccata). The others had a filet, the 24 hour short ribs and pork chop and everyone was very happy. We all tend to eat lighter on a day to day basis and this was all quite a treat. The service was just great and we had a wonderful evening.

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KristenS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff. Food was incredible.

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meateater
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Unfortunately prime rib was sold out so hubby got the Short ribs... they were very tender. I had fish tacos. Both delish!

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chris
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Saratoga institution that never changes and in this case that’s a good thing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite dining venue! Just rely on Bob to select the wine…he never disappoints. The next time I go , I will just let Bob pick the menu & the wine to pair with it. What a wonderful culinary experience in a delightful atmosphere, with a view of the fireplace, and subtle & enjoyable live music in the background.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was very good and greatly appreciated not feeling rushed through the meal. Plating was OK, not as good as in the past, but, as said, taste was very nice. Serving size/portion is great. Service was fair. The water person spilled water all over table and didn’t say anything… just tried to pretend it didn’t happen. Wait person was pleasant, but not overly attentive and had to send drinks back twice due to errors (not sure if bartender’s error or written down wrong). Couldn’t recall who had what meal, served a bit haphazardly, etc. Acceptable, but not as professional as the past. Timing of appetizers versus meal was very good. Coffee (1 regular, 1 decaf) we’re both lukewarm. I know finding help is difficult, and appreciate they are still open. I will go back and recommend to others, but hope they can pay more attention to details going forward.

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AnnMarieS
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Clam chowder with fresh steamed clams on top and crab cakes were both awesome. All 4 in our party ordered something different and everyone raves about their meals.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We made the 4 hour trek to this, our favorite, Saratoga area restaurant and it did not disappoint! As usual. Best Caesar salads we've had in a long time. My wife had Filet, and I the fish tacos. Both were excellent. Do not pass up this legendary dining experience.

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Debandi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Service was exceptional. Our server was Alex and we couldn't have asked for better. He was very personable and helpful, answering any questions we had. The atmosphere was so warm and welcoming. We certainly would recommend The Wishing Well to anyone looking for a nice night out.

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Valerie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome from the service to the food to the music to the ambience.

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vipKarenD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, we chose our favorite restaurant to celebrate a special occasion- our Anniversary. We were greeted warmly by the owner, Bob, who proceeded to gift us with glasses of champagne and chose the perfect pairing of wine for our meal. Hubby had pork chops which was cooked perfectly with delicious accompaniments. My rack of lamb was delish. As always, service and food were wonderful. Thank you again for a lovely & yummy night out!

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Lindamb7
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We attended the Wishing Well during Restaurant Week. We had an excellent experience. Everyone enjoyed their meals,the portions were ample (especially considering a 3 course meal for $35). Our waitress was very efficient and friendly. Overall highly recommend!

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DEBORAHMM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent anniversary dinner. Seated by the fireplace which was unexpected and so nice. We totally enjoyed our dinner.. food was perfectly executed. We will be back soon!

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vipJohnB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal and drinks. Nice atmosphere and bar area.

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MariaG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience1

We had 6:30 reservations last night and decided to go early for a drink at the bar. There was a Happy Hour until 6:00. We arrived about 5:30 and while in the bar area was approached by a gentlemen in charge (manager/owner?). He asked if he could help us and I said we were hoping to sit in bar area for a drink during Happy Hour (my mistake was mentioning Happy Hour) he said sorry there are no seats and turned away. As I stood there and looked around there was an empty table with no chairs,
(there were extra unoccupied chairs at other tables, and a bar stool with someone at bars coat on it) He made no effort to help us find a seat. A woman sitring at bar near where he was now standing, said something to him about a seat for us and I heard him mumble something like - oh it's only for Happy Hour anyway. How rude!
A few ladies on the other side of the room saw us and had two tables pushed together which they did not need and told us they would seperate the tables so we could sit. Whoever this person was should not under estimate their patrons, just because we wanted a drink during Happy Hour. Again, very rude.

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vipseasonless
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say when all is excellent. Wishing Well does not disappoint.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience ! All of our meals including the Fileted Porkchop were fantastic !
We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and I came here for our anniversary and had the best time. From walking into the building being treated by the nicest staff. To the complimentary champagne toast, the food was AMAZING. We will be coming back

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Shane
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite, and probably the classiest place in and around Saratoga.

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vipEdH3
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences we have ever had (legitimately on par with well known chefs from NYC and around the globe). Barolo wine was amazing, Delmonico steak delicious and the lobster bisque had a delightfully unexpected heat to it. Service was just as warm as the fireplace we sat next to. Recommendations, execution, ambiance - everything on point right down to the limoncello that closed out the evening. Can't say enough - definitely worth the 10 minute drive from downtown Saratoga Springs.

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ChristopherL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went there for the first time for my Anniversary last night and was not disappointed. The staff was wonderful and the food was even better. A can't miss in the area, and better than nearly all of the stuffy Saratoga center fine dining restaurants. Beautiful rustic and classic dining room.

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KARIF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time here and am glad we chose it. Excellent food. I would highly recommend it. There was a piano player in the bar area which was excellent. The place is very rustic in a good way. Because the place was full, we did have a hard time finding a parking space even though the lot is large. Says a lot for the place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best piano player and singer

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KellyS
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire staff could not have been any nicer or more accommodating. The food was amazing, service impeccable and made for an amazing 30 year wedding anniversary celebration dinner.

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RonS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Quiet dining experience perfectly paced by Shannon. The food was prepared very well and presented beautifully.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Overpriced American fair
Noisy room
Private party was the priority
We got burgers and chicken tenders for the kids
Adults ate Cesar salad stuffed trout, chicken parm
Bill was $300!!!! Honestly it’s a ripmoff

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ColeenW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have not been to the Wishing Well Restaurant in many years but decided to go for our anniversary. We were given a glass of complimentary champagne to start our meal. The food was outstanding from appetizer to dessert along with great service. We can't wait to go back!

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You can order delivery directly from The Wishing Well using the Order Online button. The Wishing Well also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (518) 584-7640.

The Wishing Well is rated 4.8 stars by 1843 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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