Putnam's - Gideon Putnam Resort

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87 reviews
$30 and under
American

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The Gideon Putnam’s signature dining experience, Putnam’s Restaurant offers historic charm, first-class service, and seasonally changing menus. This casual upscale restaurant in Saratoga Springs NY features menus of stylish regional cuisine.
Bar setting with tables and leather arm back chairs.

Enjoy attentive and personalized service from the highly-trained staff and dishes that complement the Saratoga Springs experience, prepared using locally sourced and seasonal ingredients whenever possible. Rustic yet elegant seafood, beef and game preparations are some of the featured menu specialties at Putnam’s.

What 87 People Are Saying
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JenniferC
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Live music too loud for such a small space, service very slow, but overall a great location with various seating options.

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vipuesider
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Patio much nicer

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JackH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

nice casual dinner venue. Perfect for before a SPAC performance. Nice singer and guitarist; lovely staff. Couldn't be nicer.

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JoyceH
New England
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place/ it should be more crowded!

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AllanS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

maitre d' did not seat us, just pointed to a table, menu was limited, did not have ingredients for a listed cocktail, needs a dress code, expected much more from a place with such history

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lawless
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience4

Positives: nice atmosphere, pleasant service
Negatives: cocktail menu presented was not available until next week, waitress could not offer alternative ideas for cocktails, cocktails finally served were terrible. Pizza was NOT good (how do you mess up pizza)? Service wasn't great, but not horrible either.

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Lindymae
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu had great choices. Enjoyed my pick. Wait staff was friendly and helpful with answers to my questions. Would definitely come again.

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LizM
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Please work on 1 great vegan/vegetarian option...
I had quinoa salad....little dressing...maybe but on side? And fried tofu wasn't great.
But overall it was okay.
My husband liked his roasted chicken.

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Jake
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is a very elegant place for dinner. Wonderful location and ambiance. Food is good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love the homemade dip and ships. The hamburger was a patty not fresh chop meat.

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JanetC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Batter dipped fries were amazing.

Putnam's - Gideon Putnam Resort
Responded on 3 March 2020

Thank You for the kind words! The fries are delicious, We will be launching our new spring menu very soon, we would be pleased to welcome you back to Putnam's for our new selections :)

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vipemil
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Not enough servers for the valentines dinner.
No centerpiece or candle on table.
Slow disorganized service

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William
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very casual, but all in all a great experience.

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normd
Richmond
29 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was good but it seems the theme is for after track or content fare rather than dinner date fare.

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vipMike
New England
18 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience1

I recently showed up for dinner at Putnam’s on a Sunday evening. I was informed that the “open table “ reservation I had couldn’t be honored because of some computer snafu. I made the reservation 2 months in advance and showed the staff my open table reservation on my app. No luck . I drove 45 minutes each way. Disappointing.

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RonY
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Putnam's could not confirm that I had a reservation through Open Table. Experience was blah, as usual.

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vipTimB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

the management informed us the Gideon Putnam is not on OpenTable. They did not have our reservation.

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vipnona
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fresh food

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vipOutallot2
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2017
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Elegant old-historic hotel in a picturesque setting. Menu is very limited for lunch. Luncheon restaurant location and setting in unimpressive. More what you'd expect at a cheap hotel.

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StephX2
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place!! Sure it was a bit pricey for the amount of food you get. But it's a resort! That's to be expected! But the meal was absolutely delicious!! Crab cake was out of this world! My husband had the Delmonico steak and I had the lemon and rosemary chicken. They were both done beautifully. Service was top notch and staff pleasant. Will definitely be going back!

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vippensioners
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent several days at the resort. First time we ate dinner at the restaurant. My husband said his halibut was wonderful. I had the maple brined fried chicken. It was to die for. I usually do not get fried chicken out because I am always dissatisfied. This was wonderful. We were offered dessert but we were too full

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JonathanO
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I wanted this to be a good experience but sadly it failed epically.

Saratoga Springs needs a five-star experience but this isn't it. The server failed to remove the extra place settings. The wait for the first course was excruciating. No bread was offered in the interim. The ambience was sadly lacking with no effort to remove food crumbs long deposited on the carpets.

On the positive side, both the quality of the food and portions served were well above average. The service was quite superb and our waitress (server) [sic] made up for deficiencies in other areas. She radiated genuine hospitality.

The Gideon Putnum could quite honestly be everything Saratoga Springs needs but is not yet there. This could be a terrific place and my hope is that the management will take this friendly critique in the spirit in which it was intended.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2017
Overall3food4service5ambience2

I have enjoyed brunch here many times in the past. Spent a lovely evening with family to catch up. The service was awesome. Good food. Room could use some updating

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vipKT214
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great place to eat prior to a SPAC event. Good food and Great service! Avoid the traffic from an event and enjoy a leisure dining. When the weather is nice the outside venue is perfect!

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vipKT214
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Perfect place for dinner prior to an event at SPAC. Our server was handling our party as well as the bar and managed both well. The menu is very good for a lite bite or full meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Disappointing menu and extremely slow service. Outdoor patio was very nice and background singer was pleasant.

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vipcos999
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent Chicken wings with the bourbon sauce. Tuna dish was excellent with the wasabi risotto. Other dish ordered was the bone in pork chop which was very good. Excellent presentation on both dishes. Kudos to the kitchen.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tables nicely spaced - not too close together. Creative menu.

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GeneV
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great scenic atmosphere, great food selection. Perfect dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2017
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Horrible service bordering on incompetent. Made reservations for my wife and 2 daughters. My daughters meals came out prior the appetizer we ordered and my wife never even received her main entree. When it was brought to the waiters attention, he said he put the order in now but it would be another 20-30 minutes. My daughters were already done with their meals so my wife just left, frustrated. At least my wife's meal was taken off the bill once she complained. Unreal!!

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Alwayshungry
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Beautiful setting, outside overlooking the lush, green golf course. Fairly good service considering a big crowd. Reasonably good food for a hotel.

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Sewer
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We fortunately were able to change to a table outside because the bar area was much too loud.

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TND49er
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Fish not cooked as requested. Waiter then explained, after serving it over cooked, that it couldn't be served as requested. Should have told us immediately so that order could be changed allowing us to eat together. Very disappointing particularly since restaurant was not busy.

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vipMichaelB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2017
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I really wanted to like it, because it's a beautiful location and brunch options in Saratoga are sparse, but I was disappointed. For $40 a person, you expect more selection (for example, no waffles, no carving station). Just did not seem like the offering was worth the price. In addition, they ran out of plates, and when the next delivery of plates came and I took one, i realized I had grabbed some squishy muffin that had remained stuck to the bottom of the plate I grabbed as it went through the wash. Again, not the experience I wanted to have for that price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2017
Overall2food1service3ambience3

French toast was cold. Eggs Benedict ham too thin and hard. Coffee old and tasted very burnt.

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Dale
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch. We weren't rushed, excellent food, great ambience and excellent service. What more can you ask for.

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vipMargherita
New England
58 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful brunch spread in an elegant setting overlooking Spa park.

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itsadate
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2017
Overall2food2service1ambience2

This was our second time attending the Sunday brunch. The primary reason for my poor rating was the terrible service. The dining room was not crowded and we had a difficult time getting coffee, juice or water. The server never asked if we wanted a cocktail. The food was either lukewarm or cold on the buffet. Very disappointing . Will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very enjoyable, great breakfast, comfortable room, great service

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vipBikingdoc
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2017
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Average food, not really worth the price. The quiet setting is nice for conversation.

FAQs

Putnam's - Gideon Putnam Resort offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (518) 226-4125.

Putnam's - Gideon Putnam Resort is rated 4 stars by 87 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 bookings at the moment.

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