The Wishing Well

4.7
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1566 reviews
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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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4.7
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KS
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice place, great food, nice atmosphere. Will go back.

l
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting from New Jersey and have dined here in the past. We enjoyed another wonderful evening. The food was excellent and the service was the best. We will certainly return when we are next in the Saratoga area.

CL
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both excellent. Definitely on the list for a return visit.

Entrees were awesome, portions made leftovers (the Queen cut Rib was outrageous). Staff were very attentive.
Nice job!

PZ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On the one hand, the Wishing Well is very old-fashioned; quiet, countrified, simple preparations of top-rate ingredients, served professionally. On the other hand, the Wishing Well is very contemporary; fresh and light dishes make up daily specials alongside the lamb chop, calves liver, brook trout, and lobster that make up the old-fashioned part of the menu. An absolute favorite.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobsters were fantastic

JK
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, worth the price! My husband got a steak special and I got a stuffed lobster tail. The steak was cooked perfectly and the lobster tail had the most amazing crab stuffing. The masked potatoes were delicious as well! We were so stuffed we go dessert to go. Very yummy creme brûlée and a chocolate chip cookie pie. We will definitely be back next time we are in the area. What a great meal!

PP
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. Great food and friendly staff combined for a beautiful evening.

SR
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We thought that it was mediocre and over priced for what it was. We don’t mind spending for a good experience but unfortunately this was not a good experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Fabulous!...as always.

W
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
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
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
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 on 14 February 2020
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
22 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing

CW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely perfect.

BD
Key West
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
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 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The three of us had a fabulous dinner

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

Consistently excellent. One of my favorites.

KG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 January 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 25 January 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 21 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding service, great food and great atmosphere.

J
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on 19 January 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 18 January 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 17 January 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 11 January 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 9 January 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.

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

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

CG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 31 December 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.

MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 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 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 December 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
20 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

P
New England
1 review
Dined on 29 November 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 28 November 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 28 November 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🍾

MB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The Wishing Well is a fine restaurant and have visited often. However, when it's a major holiday, they seem to suffer in that the food is not given the ample attention. Our food was dry and over cooked.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 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 24 November 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 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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