Putnam's - Gideon Putnam Resort
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.
Live music too loud for such a small space, service very slow, but overall a great location with various seating options.
Patio much nicer
nice casual dinner venue. Perfect for before a SPAC performance. Nice singer and guitarist; lovely staff. Couldn't be nicer.
Great place/ it should be more crowded!
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
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.
Menu had great choices. Enjoyed my pick. Wait staff was friendly and helpful with answers to my questions. Would definitely come again.
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.
This is a very elegant place for dinner. Wonderful location and ambiance. Food is good.
I love the homemade dip and ships. The hamburger was a patty not fresh chop meat.
Lovely restaurant. Batter dipped fries were amazing.
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 :)
Not enough servers for the valentines dinner.
No centerpiece or candle on table.
Slow disorganized service
Very casual, but all in all a great experience.
The food was good but it seems the theme is for after track or content fare rather than dinner date fare.
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.
Putnam's could not confirm that I had a reservation through Open Table. Experience was blah, as usual.
the management informed us the Gideon Putnam is not on OpenTable. They did not have our reservation.
Delicious fresh food
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.
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!
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
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.
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
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!
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.
Disappointing menu and extremely slow service. Outdoor patio was very nice and background singer was pleasant.
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.
Tables nicely spaced - not too close together. Creative menu.
Great scenic atmosphere, great food selection. Perfect dining experience
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!!
Beautiful setting, outside overlooking the lush, green golf course. Fairly good service considering a big crowd. Reasonably good food for a hotel.
We fortunately were able to change to a table outside because the bar area was much too loud.
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.
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.
French toast was cold. Eggs Benedict ham too thin and hard. Coffee old and tasted very burnt.
Great lunch. We weren't rushed, excellent food, great ambience and excellent service. What more can you ask for.
Beautiful brunch spread in an elegant setting overlooking Spa park.
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.
Very enjoyable, great breakfast, comfortable room, great service
Average food, not really worth the price. The quiet setting is nice for conversation.
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.