The Brook Tavern

4.6
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871 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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The owners of one of the region's most popular restaurants, The Wishing Well, serves innovative American fare in a historic Saratoga Springs neighborhood. The Brook Tavern features fresh oysters, innovative salads, locally sourced ground beef and an array of artisan spirits and award winning wines.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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NO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it when I get a request to review the Brook Tavern Great food, staff and atmosphere. Bringing the grandson for oysters this week ❤️

DR
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Brook Tavern is our favorite local restaurant. We took our son there to celebrate a new job; this was his first time there, and he enjoyed it very much. The food and serve is always excellent. We look forward to dining there again soon.

IE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Friendly place, with great food and beverages. The noise level was a little high but otherwise it was a great place to reconnect with old friends.

NO
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never ever disappointed at the Brook. Food is always awesome. Staff are just exceptional. It’s a regular spot for us. Oh, and Tuesday to Go.... try it you’ll like it, no, you’ll LOVE it!

EG
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!! Our meals were all delicious!! Brussel sprout appetizer is delicious.

JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I had an excellent dining experience! Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. Service was excellent, too. I would definitely recommend the Brook Tavern to all my friends!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Brook Tavern in Saratoga was fantastic! I had the shrimp dumplings with broth as an app and my hubby had the salad. Both were very fresh and delicious. For dinner I had the trout stuffed with crab with Yukon gold potatoes and crispy green beans while my hubby had the 1/2 rack of ribs. Everything was excellent. The only small issue was that the trout was a little dry. To finish off we shared the coconut cream pie. Epic! Also, the bread they served was over the top. It was challenging not to scarf it down as it was warm and just the right amount of crispy. My drink was the award winning Yaddo which created by the bartender and it was perfection as it had the right balance of flavor and a hint of sweetness. The staff was incredibly friendly and attentive. The manager was just wonderful too as she took the time to talk to us and make sure everything was great. Will most definitely be going back!

NO
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again great food, staff and atmosphere. A favorite place of ours.

M
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Good food and service. To bad its so far from where I live!!
Will return to The Brook Tavern the next time I'm in Sarasota Springs.

SL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We had made reservations and we arrived the table that was originally set up for us was in the bar area by the fireplace but getting the very cold draft from door as people arrived and left. When asked to be moved they did accommodate. We sat just on the other side of the fireplace but still in the bar area so it was a bit noisy, other then that everything else was great. Service was good food was great. Overall great experience, Brook Tavern never disappoints.

S
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice quaint atmosphere, we had the steak and shrimp for 2 the portions were perfect and the whole meal was scrumptious.

NO
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place ever. Food is always fantastic. And the staff is the best!

JS
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time there on Valentines Day...everything was great!

NK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As locals it seemed crazy we had never dined at the Brook Tavern. Having tried to go without a reservation previously (with no luck) we made sure to reserve for our date night. Happy hour was going strong when we arrived but we went for the quieter dining room (which still allowed for $1 oysters and $1 sliders on Thursday). Service was excellent and our meals were great. Portions are big so next time I will keep that in mind so I have room for dessert (all sounded amazing). Solid wine list. Great for romantic dinners but also saw families enjoying themselves. Will definitely be back.

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Best meal we've had in a long time.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Emily our server was amazing! Fresh fish and burgers outstanding. Fish a bit too much butter; cocktails great; attention to table excellent. Price is on point. Great atmosphere, just missed the live music they sometimes have.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I generally appreciate the fact that Brook isn’t too noisy to hear your dinner date even when the place is full, and that I can find something to eat even as a vegetarian. This time, I was disappointed by the ahi tuna (tasted off, frankly), and my friend and I both felt slighted badgered by the repeated solicitations about whether we were enjoying ourselves or wanted to pay. I wish restaurants around here could learn that balance between taking care and intruding.

L
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This spot is a gem! From their super cozy atmosphere ,and of course the food is fantastic and consistent every time....and the sweetest most welcoming staff in town! A must go to spot!

LR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time having dinner at the bar with Kristina!

X
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent...Awesome...Delicious...Fantastic...Wonderful...Fabulous...
Thanks Thanks Thanks for a Grand time!!!
Xoxo

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had a fabulous birthday dinner at the Brook Tavern. The food was delicious and our server was the best.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A new neighborhood favorite! Loved the staff!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Food was not edible. Found hair in first course. Main course I couldn’t even take a bite. Looked completely unappetizing.

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

It took awhile for food or drinks. Almost every dish was under seasoned. They run out of several items. Wine sauce with my pasta wasn’t reduced properly.

IR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

New Year’s Eve

RS
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good service and everyone is very friendly. I like that they come around to check and see if you are satisfied with the service etc.

D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always reliably delicious and presented beautifully. The service staff is always welcoming, but our waitress “Barbara” was beyond fun and funny while professional. My wife and I enjoy The Brook Tavern, but our friends had never been. It was a great experience!

JV
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our 50th wedding anniversary dinner at Brook Tavern. Our food was perfect, the wait staff was so kind and attentive, and the total atmosphere made us feel special. On top of that, our wonderful son's called in and set up to pay for a great bottle of wine and our whole dinner. All together it couldn't have been a better anniversary dinner.

DC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Chef goes above and beyond to make everything special. First time there and we were very pleased. We'll be going back. Hot food was served hot! A definite gem.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining at Brooke Tavern. Just went for a family dinner. Amazing BBQ ribs! All of us had something different and all items were unique and very good. The service was great! We’ll be back.

MB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service were excellent! Everyone was so friendly, the bar area where we sat has a very neighborhood/locals vibes. Great wine menu and dessert was worth the calories!

g
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a party of 9. Service was impeccable. Get there for Happy Hour :-)

JN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great ambience and great attentive service. However, the food was so so. The appetizer pumpkin soup was really nice. But the main dish---Eggplant was not impressive. Too saucy. It needed rice or polenta.

J
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Thanksgiving dinner

BT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Thanksgiving meal was delicious! The food was creatively made, plated well and delivered hot. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. Our waitress, Shelby is a natural. Kudos to her. I also like the fact the owner/manager walks is in the front, greeting her guests and when not doing that she walks around her tables asking her guests how everything is.

We'll be back.

MF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Thanksgiving dinner! We were greeted very warmly and made to feel so welcome! The menu had several options besides the traditional Thanksgiving dinner, but all 3 of us chose the traditional turkey dinner with some additional sides. Everything was excellent and the service was superb! Thanks for making our Thanksgiving away from home so special!

BD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice restaurant. Definitely recommend reservations. It can be quite loud. If you are looking for a quiet romantic dinner, this may not be the best place due to potential noise issues. The ambiance was great though. My wife and I very much enjoyed it and plan to come back a future trip to Saratoga Springs area.

H
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really enjoyed this spot! Server was great - very helpful. Our entire party liked this restaurant and would definitely go again.

MF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food and cocktails were very good. However, our meal took a very long time to come out. The dinner order was put in only after we finished our appetizer and even then, it seemed to take quite a while to come out. We would have liked to look at the desserts but were out of time as we had a concert to get to.

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was perfect and the atmosphere great. We are loyal customers to here and their other restaurant, the Wishing Well. Even our kids love both restaurants and that’s a tough achievement with a 5 yr old and 7 yr old!

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