The Wishing Well

4.7
1814 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 1814 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and the ambiance made a fun dining experience. Staff was super friendly and welcoming. Our waiter was attentive and enthusiastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A step back in time with an entertaining piano bar. The food and service were excellent. We will definitely go back!

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davidZ
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly and welcoming atmosphere!
Excellent food and very attentive waitress.
One of our favorite restaurants!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love The Wishing Well. Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere.

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vipMetroreviewer
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What’s not to like? The food was great, served in ample portions. The service was professional, efficient and discreet. The ambiance is charming and quiet, perfect for quiet conversation. Highly recommend!

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vipV12I34P56
New York Area
158 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn’t been there for a while and had delicious entrees… the lobster was excellent, bone-in pork chop was perfect, very tasty, service was excellent… can’t wait to go back.

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FrankC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic dinner at The Well

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Mikehughes
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebration of a dear friends birthday. Party of 4. Her special request of boiled lobster was flawless and the filet mignon and 2 prime ribs were outstanding. Never a disappointment and last night was no exception.

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SueC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed my experience. Definitely going back! Food was good. Entertainment was enjoyable. Nice atmosphere. Friendly and efficient staff.

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vipMonicaG
Naples
36 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Ordered the special stuffed sole, waiter came back to say they were sold out so I ordered the filet & short ribs, he left and came back again to say sold out! 3rd order was the filet béarnaise medium rare, came out pretty rare but that wasn’t horrible the side of broccoli was over cooked & limp. My husband ordered a 2nd drink and the waiter never brought it, had to ask him for it when dinner was over, he had forgotten to put the order in w the bartender. Husband had the stuffed trout which he liked. All in all, I wouldn’t rush to go back.

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JoyceM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend this restaurant for a top shelf fine dining experience. All of the food was excellent, with substantial portions. The wait staff was attentive to every need, including a special treat for the birthday person at our table. We will surely return again.

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MelissaS
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

For the prices charged, everything should be top notch. My mom's steak was a bad cut and she left at least 1/4 of it on the plate. Her potatoes were only warm. My sister's soup was just OK. My chicken parm, however, was excellent. I was also disappointed in the lack of any vegetarian option. Waiter was not on the ball. We had to ask for butter with the bread, which was not very good either. Had to ask for a straw twice. And the 3 of us spent $200 plus a tip, which in retrospect should not have been the 20% we left. They did give my mom a free dessert for her birthday, and a sign on our table. That part was well done.

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IMKK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved everything about this lace. The filet was one of the best I have ever had. Melt in your mouth

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SusanF
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was friendly and eager to please. We’ve never had a less than excellent experience here. Great food, great menu options and definitely something for everyone.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious. I had the crab stuffed trout which was nice. And they brought every table fresh corn on the cob complimentary as is their tradition this time of year. Same owner now for 55 years and the son is now running the restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The duck was the best as always, as was corn on the cob and chicken liver pate. The sirloin was undercooked and less flavorful than on prior occasions. Service was solid, but slower than usual, presumably due to the restaurant being rather busy, which accounted for the higher level of noise than on our prior occasions. Remains one of the best restaurants in and around Saratoga Springs.

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DeniseH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The waiter was abrupt and in a hurry not friendly. There was a women playing the piano and singing in the bar area. This made it difficult to have a conversation at our table as you could not hear each other talk as our table was down the steps from the bar.

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KevinP
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn't been there in many years, but it was still as wonderful as I remembered. Ryan was our waiter and he was very good, attentive and spot on.

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Foodbrunette
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday celebration was brought to the next level with the amazing staff and superb food. Highest quality. Thank you! 💜

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HeidiR
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again only good things to say about The Wishing Well The service is excellent and the food absolutely delicious

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LoriD
Key West
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect night out! Look forward to being there again soon.

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Kristy
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our bachelorette party for 8 was perfect. The meals were absolutely delicious and the service was spot on. We will definitely be dinning with you in the future.

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EdwardB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and great food. Great follow up by all staff working there. Staff made sure all your dining needs were being met without being intrusive in anyway.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We used to reserve the Wishing Well for special occasions. Then we decided that we need to eat there more often as the food is always exceptional!

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WilliamS
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food excellent and service fast. It was our 32nd Anniversary. We had not been here
for years. Seemed little had changed since our wedding reception here in September 1989. Have to do this again

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vipmarmar60
New England
35 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome awesome awesome as usual!!!!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Danielc
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were exceptional, omg you have to try the Crab Cakes 👍

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BillyA
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It is a great place to take the family for a lovely dinner. The Wishing Well has a great deal of character with a great selection of food.

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SteveP
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great experience we had a wonderful time would recommend

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AliceB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great meal at a wonderful restaurant!!! Food was amazing. Waitress was outstanding- sorry can’t remember her name!!!

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JimP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A landmark for fine dining near Saratoga Springs. There is a reason that they've been there for 80 years. Great food, drinks, wine and service. A must stop when in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as usual. Never disappointed here Highly recommended

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vipestherf
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our dinner
Great service and atmosphere!
Will be back

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

Our date night was delightful from the warm bread plates to the espresso martini. Loved all of our food, the server and host were both very welcoming and pleasant. The bartender made exceptional drinks. The food was flavorful and delicious. The restaurant was immaculate and courses were timed perfectly. I have been in food service for over 20 yrs and I was impressed with the entire experience. Will make it a yearly event when vacationing. An absolute must try if you are within an hour of it.

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DanS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration for two close friends. Evening was perfect. Meals were delicious, beautifully prepared and served. Excellent cocktails and desserts. Enjoyed the piano player and after dinner drinks at the bar. The Lee family does an outstanding job that keeps us coming back. Staff professional, knowledgeable, friendly. Wonderful summer fun in beautiful Sarstoga.

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PhilipM
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Sat at the bar waiting for my table had 3 drinks with my wife after one hour wait the bartender tells they are all out of prime rib which I came there for and it cost me 55 dollars joke

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RolandK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The frog legs were excellent. The bar made great cocktails.

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HeidiR
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent The food was excellent Menu pricing was great

FAQs

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 4.7 stars by 1814 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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