The Wishing Well

4.7
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wishing well was a beautiful place to celebrate valentine's day! The restaurant feels warm and welcoming. The lighting is perfect for an intimate dinner. The food was delicious, came out in a timely manner, and tasted super fresh. We had a wine pairing that was perfect alongside our meal. Our waiter was pleasant and friendly. We definitely plan on coming back to try more food!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic meal! The service was great and food was incredible.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my girlfriend here for Valentine’s Day. We did the special that they were offering and couldn’t of been happier with the decision!! The service was great!! Can’t wait to go back soon!

GR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Pianist (Vocals) was not very good and the sound filtered throughout the restaurant. Felt like we were in a lounge from the 70's., all the way down to the decor (Pleather window toppers, pleather seats) . The place was "Tired" inside, and the staff uniforms were out of date by 20 years. The staff was very good, but left too much time in between courses. The food was very good, but gratuitous with the overuse of garlic. The price for the meal was far too high and the drinks were too over-priced ($15 for a glass of house wine) . Unfortunately, we won't be back until they modernize both decor and staff uniforms. We left the 70's in the 80's, It's 2020, I would like to see them modernize.

OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing

BD
Key West
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was delicious and the service was excellent. The atmosphere is warm and relaxed, perfect for an evening out.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The three of us had a fabulous dinner

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent. One of my favorites.

KG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was melt in your mouth. Coconut Custard pie and Mixed Berry shortcake was absolutely delicious. Our Party of four were quite pleased. Waiter was attentive and we enjoyed sitting by the fireplace.

L
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I recently enjoyed a birthday dinner with my family at the Wishing Well. I had high expectations having dined here before and was not disappointed. The meal was just fabulous, everything was cooked to perfection and delicious. The wait staff seemed too busy and we were there a long time. Everything took quite a long time to arrive, which normally might have bothered us, but since we were celebrating, it did not really upset us. We had a table next to the kitchen which was a bit of a distraction as well. Overall we enjoyed our meal very much and look forward to returning.

JD
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding service, great food and great atmosphere.

J
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time at the Wishing Well and it was terrific. Staff is very warm, welcoming and attentive. The place is decorated just as you would hope, warm woods, fire places all over. Had the porterhouse and shrimp scampi The streak was tender and done just right. Prices are fair for the level of service and quality. Great birthday spot.

J
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's my new go to Restaurant. Love the variety of options on the menu. The brussel sprouts are one of my favorites. I look forward to my next meal!

C
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary of the first date for my wife and I. Have been celebrating this at Wishing Well for about 5yrs now. Maitre D gave us a complimentary glass of champagne to celebrate- very surprised. Always great food and service- at our favorite table next to the fireplace. Thank you!

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice experience, great atmosphere, super friendly staff from the bar tender, to the server, to the owner who stopped by the table, then brought us a wine sample he thought would pair nicely with what we had for dinner. Would go there again for sure.

CR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Wishing Well is consistently good. Service always great. They also have a fabulous happy hour from 4 -6 with many good food choices plus their regular menu. The 3 course meal changes but very good and a great value. Highly recommend this restaurant.

CG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love the Wishing Well. The food is great and the ambience is excellent. The manager knows everyone and is always on top of things. Service was a bit off and we were seated close to the band, but it was New Year's Eve, so to be expected. We will return often by ourselves or with family or friends.

JO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very good on new years eve … I only thing out of place was that the Steak knives were very Dull.....

MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner with friends on New Years Eve. This was our first time eating at the Wishing Well and we will definitely be back. The atmosphere is warm and cozy and the employees are very friendly and provided excellent service. The food was delicious, we all literally cleared our plates! That left no room for desert but we will definitely try that the next time we visit. We ordered a variety of entrees, filet, prime rib, salmon and pork. Everything was delicious and cooked perfectly. Our server was attentive, sweet and very accommodating. I highly recommend you try it even if it is a bit of a ride for you. You won’t be disappointed?

CA
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening celebrating my parents 65th wedding anniversary! Thank you!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

It’s a very pleasant room and service was good. Are food was only fair and disappointing for are Girls Xmas dinner out. We hadn’t been in years.The restaurant was pretty empty, it was a Sunday night? Waitress says it’s busy on Friday andSat. We probably will not go back, sorry to say.

J
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and one of the best musicians in New York

P
New England
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Wishing Well is mine and my husband's favorite restaurant. We enjoy everything about it from the quaintness of the building, the amazing staff who knows us by name, and the delectable food! We love The Wishing Well!

Sincerely,
Stephane & Paul

KS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 1st time here & Thanksgiving at a Restaurant- service, ambiance & food were excellent.

E
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Prime rib was a bit tough. Not the usual. But, it didn’t spoil dinner. Steak knives could be sharper.

My family enjoys dining at The Wishing Well very much. We can’t wait for our next meal.

Happy Holidays!! See you next year - 2020🍾

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went for Thanksgiving dinner which is probably an atypical day for evaluating a restaurant. But our party had a very positive experience at The Wishing We’ll. It’s an old school inn, very warm. The staff is very friendly, the drinks are stiff, and the food was American comfort. We loved it and will probably go back on other occasions.

BG
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the Wishing Well on Sunday evening. We were in town and wanted to go somewhere special for our Anniversary. It was an evening to remember! We had a Happy Anniversary tent card on our table. Everyone wished us a Happy Anniversary and Katie, our server, went above and beyond to help us decide what to eat. She was attentive but not overly so, just perfect, as was the dinner. Thank you for making our anniversary so special!

JK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and meal was outstanding, had the duck and the best pomegranate martini.

PV
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were given a gift certificate from our kids and used it for an anniversary dinner. Had a fantastic experience. Look forward to going back.

JB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our very favorite restaurant. We go there whenever we need an "us" night.

l
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were seated immediately upon our arrival by a very congenial host. Our sever was pleasant and professional. The food was tasty and hot. And the atmosphere was very inviting.

KB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is truly incredible. We have been there three times and all of them we received top notch service and food. This is a very special place.

LI
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Terrible service. Errors in order. Food arrived cold. We will not return. Good luck if you choose to go.

RM
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was very good but wine was overpriced

CG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Wishing Well is an outstanding restaurant both for food and ambience. We have become regulars and bring friends and family often. This past visit was during restaurant week. We needed 2 orders of the mussel appetizer, but only one portion was left. They bent over backwards to get us another appetizer of our choice and even brought an extra appetizer for us to share! The manager is incredible!

NM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there but won’t be our last. Food and service were excellent!

P
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t be fooled by the threadbare carpet and 1970’s decor. The Wishing Well is a real gem. We loved it. Total old-school restaurant, located a little bit outside of town. It was such a pleasure interacting with professionals, from the maitre d to the wait staff. Polite, knowledgeable, and attentive. They didn’t miss a beat. Extensive wine list. As we were driving, wine by the glass - which was pricey but worth it. We had the specials which were all perfect. Couldn’t say enough nice things about this place.

DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a delight when you try a new restaurant and your expectations are exceeded. The owner of the restaurant even visited us at the table, introduced himself, and told us some history of the establishment. What a uniquie setting, too! Understated class and elegance, they nailed it. Truly, an experience!

B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the Wishing Well very much the food was as exceptional as ever would highly recommend the Wishing Well to anyone

J
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

This is an old school horse racing hang out restaurant. The service is caring and excellent. The atmosphere is a whimsical homage to the legacy of horseracing. However in terms of the quality of the food, well the get up and go got up and went. Order the basics and you’ll be fine and still have a good evening.

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