About The Wishing Well

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.

745 Saratoga Road
Wilton, NY 12831
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Happy Hour daily from 4:00 - 6:30

Cross Street:
Worth Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(518) 584-7640

Website:
http://www.wishingwellrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Weekend piano entertainment. Nightly during the Saratoga thoroughbred racing season.

Parking Details:
On site parking area able to accommodate 100 vehicles. There is room for several motor coaches.

Executive Chef:
William Lentz

Private Party Facilities:
Menus tailored for your event and budget. Four dining areas, all with stone fireplaces, provide the perfect background for any special occasion. Private areas are available for groups of 20 to 120.

Private Party Contact:
Corey Pritchett: (518) 379-0946

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Special Thanksgiving Menu Nov 23rd beginning at 12 noon with our last reservation at 6:45 pm. We will have a variety of entrees, one of which is a Turkey Dinner. All entrees are accompanied by a seasonal dessert.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Come celebrate New Year's Eve with us. We will be offering a special a la carte menu beginning at 4 pm with the last seating at 9:45. The Rob Aronstein Trio will be performing live.

The Wishing Well Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (58)
Good for Anniversaries (47)
Good for a Date (42)
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Worth the Drive (41)
Romantic (40)
Cozy (38)
Good for Birthdays (36)
Neighborhood Gem (33)
Authentic (31)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Local Ingredients (29)
Comfort Food (24)
Live Music (23)
Business Meals (22)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Notable Wine List (22)
Good for Groups (21)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Bar Seating (19)
People Watching (17)
Fun (16)
Casual (14)
Seasonal (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Hot Spot (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Happy Hour (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Healthy (7)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great Beer (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Organic (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent in every area. Attentive service, amazing selection of delicious food. Particularly liked being offered the 1/2 glass of wine. Looking forward to returning.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Everything was delicious. The beet hummus is gorgeous and tasty.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My husband and I are so glad we chose the Wishing Well for our recent anniversary dinner. I can't imagine better service. They were completely lovely, especially considering the occasion. The portions are generous, so bring your appetite. I would definitely come back and gladly recommend such a terrific place, which is clearly loved in the community. My only request, if they are going to have you park in the back, it would be great to light it better. I used the flashlight on my phone but more light overall would be better.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Food and service were excellent. We will be back. Veal cheeks were fork tender and delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Lovely dinner and service, food delicious a tad over seasoned but truly amazing. We had a wonderful time and will return and recommend 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Cozy, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Service was lovely, food was delicious. Was there with my daughter and we both had a lovely evening.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Always a classic, friendly, hometown establishment. We were greeted at the door by the owner, Bob Lee, with a smile welcoming me personally and the rest out our gang warmly. Food is prepared to perfection, as you like it. Great wine list and an excellent cocktail craftsman. Service is beyond exemplary.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Casual, Fun, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Romantic, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

What a great restaurant. The ambiance was cozy, comfy and romantic, the food was excellent and the service was impeccable. This is a charming find in the Saratoga Springs area. Good for special occasions, but homely enough to enjoy a good meal anytime. Definitely worth a visit if you’re in town.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Lobster risotto was very disappointing. Tasted like warmed over rice.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Had a great birthday dinner. Food, drink and service were all exemplary.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 19, 2017

This charming restaurant was just what we were looking for. It has a casual yet upscale vibe with several fire places and horsey accoutrements. Although entrees were pricey, the prix fixe meal was reasonable, fulfilling, and delicious and the staff most hospitable and attentive. A lovely evening!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This was our 1st time in the Saratoga Springs.
My Wife & I were looking for a special place to Celebrate my Birthday & our Wedding Anniversary.
The Wishing Well ticked off Every Box in what we were looking for & then some.
From the moment we walked in we knew that our night would be special.
The Restaurant is housed in one of the Most Beautiful & Rustic places. Although we were seated in a large dining room off the Bar it still felt Cozy & Romantic.
The Menu is not Overwhelming with just the right amount of choices.
There is even a Prix Fix menu which my Wife ordered from, that was Super Reasonable $29.00 for a 3 course dinner with great options.
To start my wife had the Escargot which was a substantial portion & I had her French Onion Soup which was a choice off the Prix Fix. Both were Delicious the Escargot were tender & melted in your mouth according to my wife.
The French Onion Soup was definitely in my top 3 that I have ever had, my only complaint would be that I wanted another one.
For Entrees my wife had the Grilled NY Strip Steak which was well seasoned & cooked a perfect Medium Rare. Almost didn't wanna share it with me but it was my Birthday
I had the the Hazelnut Crusted Pork Chop in a Frangelico Cream Sauce. Yes Read that Again Hazelnut Crusted in Frangelico Cream Sauce! OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!!! I had to share it with her it was our Anniversary after all.
Desserts Wife had the Lemon Creme Brulee delicate lemon flavor & perfectly carmelized sugar.
I was given a Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie with Ice Cream. Phenomenal! The Staff & Owners are Truly One of the Things that Stand Out Over Everything.
I have had Great Meals @ 5 Star Restaurants Ruined due to Poor Service.
Not the Wishing Well they Elevate the Dining Experience to the Highest Level.I am Truly Looking Forward to Going Back.
Oh Yeah if Possible try to have a Mr. Lee if they'll make you one. Thank you Wishing Well for a Memorable Evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great service, and amazing food and a terrific wine selection.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

They have a prix fixe menu for $29 that is a good value. This is one of those places that you must try if you are in Saratoga - history and horses. Famous for their huge slices of beefsteak tomatoes and fresh bread at the start of service - makes for very special dining

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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food was deliciously made and the wait staff was friendly and helpful. The owner even came over and spoke to us, asking about our meal and gave us recommendations for breakfast the next day.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Cozy, Romantic, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Lovely meal in a lovely setting. Many nice touches including wonderful live piano music, linen table clothes, a nice fixed priced menu option, efficient & good humored wait staff (Kylee), good coffee served in individual pots to keep the brew warm, cozy round table for 4, just so many things done right. I am a fussy customer and The Wishing Well satisfied my preferences nicely. Thank you for a pleasant evening!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

We had a wonderful family meal here with four adults and two young children. Not only was the food delicious (with extras provided--seasonal tomatoes and corn), but the service was exceptional. The two women who waited on us were very attentive to the children, and the restaurant was quiet enough for civilized conversation. We all enjoyed the meal.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

We have a great experience at the Wishing Well. We went for the first time to celebrate our 30th anniversary and had noted that in the reservation. The staff could not have been nicer. We were seated promptly at a nice table and treated to champagne to celebrate. The menu had a wide variety of choices such that anyone would be sure to find something to their liking. We opted for the prix fixe menu. Everything was cooked to our liking and well presented. An ear of the freshest corn possible was included with all diner's meals. We'll be certain to go back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Found this place on the net and the review said it was excellent and that was an understatement. As soon as you pull up you are enveloped by the unbelievable smell of deliciousness which forces you to go in. Once you are inside the smell only gets better. The downside is it makes you hungrier and waiting for food is sweet torture. Normally you would think that the food would be a let down with that amount of anticipation but every morsel was better then the next leaving you ready to bust at the waist. If it wasn't for the fact that my plate was licked clean I might have had to roll out of there. I highly recommend this restaurant!!!

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

The food and the service at Wishing Well were fantastic. They have a very diverse menu with something for every palate. We enjoyed Lobster Thermidor as an appetizer and a perfectly cooked half Duckling and Triple Cut Lamb Chops as meals and everything was cooked to our exact specs. One nice surprise was a couple ears of the best corn we have had all season. I also wish we had room for dessert because the menu looked fantastic. We took a box of dark chocolate truffles to go. I am looking forward to going back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

The Wishing Well is consistently very good. Interesting menu. Prices are Saratoga-like, but still a good value. They even included fresh picked large corn on the cob! Don't see that offered very often in a nice restaurant. Service was friendly, attentive and professional. We'll return.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We love the good food, good service and friendly/homey atmosphere .
Good American food without all the fancy/unusual ingredients

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We had Table for two which was comfortable distance from other tables. Fantastic, friendly and capable wait staff and the food was even better. Big after the races ( Saratoga) crowd. Liked it so much we went back for a second night in a row. None better!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

A wonderful dining experience! We loved the charming older building that had obviously been well taken care of. The food was outstanding with wonderful fresh side dishes as sliced local tomatoes and corn available at no additional charge. We will definitely come back next year when we return to Saratoga. Very nice welcoming touches that made the night.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We were a party of 8 and were seated at a round table. That is very important when you have a crowd. This allows for everyone to converse with one another. In addition, the food was excellent and the service superb. Would definitely go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Another excellent dinner on a very busy night thank you

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The service is fantastic. Our food choices were average. The lobster bisque is too thick and creamy for our taste; after a few spoonfuls we were done. Both meals were overcooked, the halibut and turkey. I think this is a steak and lobster place. We will give it another try given the positive reviews.

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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Delicious meal, excellent service as usual. Never disappointed eating at this fine restaurant

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Our review would normally (and has in the past) be easily 5 stars. But, we made the mistake of going during the Saratoga racing meet. While the service & food was top notch, as usual, the commotion and noise were unnerving and destructive to an enjoyable dining experience. We learned a valuable lesson which we should have been aware of without being taught. That will never happen again, as we love this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

We have been to The Wishing Well many times and this visit did not disappoint. This time of year diners get an extra (free) treat of the sweetest, reddest tomatoes as well as super corn on the cob (sweet and also free). It's a tradition. My escargot starter was great as was the prime rib. Service was excellent, and the piano player is always fun.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Came up from Buffalo for the races. Never miss going to the WW. Best Prime Rib, lifetime. Topped off with wonderful Raspberry Pie. Cocktails always perfect. Thought the piano player was Diana Krall, outstanding. Service staff great. Just a perfect spot to celebrate my girl's birthday. Zaxxon

Tags: Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Best food and people in the Saratoga area. Hosts Brenda and Bob are great people. Music super! Charlie&Gail

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Best liver and onions EVER!
Coming to the wishing well for 20 years during the Saratoga Meet
Love it
Corn, tomatoes locally grown is such a treat!
Lots of great meals and memories. Thanks

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Always WONDERFUL!

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great meal with friendly staff. Always love it there. It has a great Saratoga atmosphere. If there is a negative.....it's the deserts ( maybe just the last few times I've been there) they just don't seem to be the same excellent high caliber as the meals themselves.
P.S. Someone drives to smiths during the day and pick up some pie😘

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great meal after the races. Service was very good and the lobster was amazing!!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Everyone was extremely friendly. They
Even provided a ride for my husband and I
Back to the hotel. Service was spot on. My
Husband who attended The Culinary Institute in Hyde Park said the steak was one of the best he's had. Corn and tomatoes are
Delicious. Great job!

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

It doesn't disappoint. Fresh and delicious .
It restores faith in authentic, rustic dining.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Always the best! Fabulous food and service!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We love the Wishing Well. They carry Boodles Gin which makes them a special restaurant. This last time we were seated in the new annex. We didn't like it. Too noisy, crowded and without the charm of the original 2 rooms. Next time we'll ask for the original rooms.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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