The Wishing Well

4.7
1465 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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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening with fantastic service from Ann

DP
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding and special, as always.

RA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been there three times and this is clearly the best restaurant in Saratoga period...

WH
Louisville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch service and excellent food! The ambiance can’t be beat!

c
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

A favorite place for Saratoga friends on a regular basis. My wife and I had fish(scallops and stuffed haddock) and we were both very disappointed. Other members of the party had meat dishes and were happy. This was a great disappointment as we always look forward to our annual visit.

g
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

loBSTER WAS DRY- HARD AND THE CLAWS WERE DRY AND SPONGY WITH NO TASTE. oTHER THAN THAT!!!

PG
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Wishing Well is always on the top of our list when we go to Saratoga Springs . It’s always so nice to see Brenda Lee ( the owner) there ! The food and the staff are always wonderful ! You definitely need a reservation !! Great piano player in the bar area so get there earlier than your reservation time .

TG
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, very attentive but not overly so. Evening special was Prime
Rib. We order it medium rare and it was definitely rare ( our fault for not sending it back ).
I just expect better from them.
We go there every year when visiting Saratoga and always leave happy.

D
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to the Wishing Well for over 25 years in August when we visit Saratoga. We always have a great meal. It has a diversified menu. There were four of us each having something different: prime rib; turkey; duck and trout and the food was delicious. We would certainly give this restaurant high marks.

PA
New England
43 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fabulous find during the meet in Saratoga! Great piano player in the bar/lobby creates a really enjoyable atmosphere!

S
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent. Great food and service. Unique place.

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IG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite place to go when visiting Saratoga Springs. Delicious food and wonderful service. Will be back again next year!!

L
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Diana was exceptional; attentive, never had to wait/ask for anything! Friendly and engaging.

RP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found the Wishing Well Restaurant by accident about 6 visits ago. We are 3 hours away but every time visiting Saratoga we go there. Even made a special trip in winter for our anniversary. Spectacular food and service. Very accommodating and friendly

EE
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are at Saratoga every August and wouldn't miss dinner at the Wishing Well. It's always an evening to remember.

s
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy celebrating special occasions at the Wishing Well. They have some unique dining extras like fresh tomatoes on the table as you wait for your meal, and the best corn on the cob as an addition to whatever we order.
We also like the piano player in the bar area.
Of course the food and ambiance are also excellent.

l
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best prime rib ever & so were tomatoes & corn. We go every year

LK
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dinning experience. I have never been disappointed in the food or service.

L
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My fish entree was lukewarm,everything else was very good.

MC
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every aspect of our dining experience at The Wishing Well surpassed our expectations. From the young men working as valets, to the setting, exceptional service and food plus value for the cost - all were truly superb. We went earlier purposely and it was well worth it for the mood we were in. The restaurant and bar area did get busy as we were leaving but that was also pleasing - piano in the bar area - people enjoying themselves. You could have either, depending on your mood. We were in the area on a day trip and would (will!) definitely come back just for the restaurant. It was memorable.

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. The staff was courteous. Prices are definitely on the higher side, but well worth it.

PL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere. Live piano. Fun bar. Great salmon dinner. Yummy cornbread. Good wine list.

CP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I have recommended The Wishing Well to others who have visited during racing season. Everyone who has gone enjoyed themselves.

We has a 7:30 reservation but did not get seated until 8:15. We do come to Saratoga for the races, we are aware of the short season and know there will be crowds no matter where we go. So the wait was on our radar. If I am ever in the area off-season I'll be sure to enjoy The Wishing Well without the frenzy!!! Speaking of frenzy it was crowed waiting in the bar and the noise level was high......but it is part of the ambience of Racing Season!!

DD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant! I look forward to going every year!

GS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Old classic Saratoga experience, great ambiance with a nice bar and piano music

C
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect- meal was awesome- service was outstanding

H
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server Katie was terrific. We have gone here a few times since we recently moved into the area part time. It's a lovely place to dine & take friends to. They do take of problems you may encounter. Our first trip we had a well done steak that was ordered Med Rare. The compensated us with a $25 gift card. This last time my Lamb chop was all bone so they made me a new one , which I took to go. Unfortunately it was 2/3rds fat. But it won't discourage us to continue to dine here, just won't get the Lamb again. Oh, the Martinis are delicious!

CA
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's the one meal I look forward to having every year. That's how good it is. I love it when I'm there and I miss it when I'm not there.

GC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time at The Wishing Well. We were there on a Saturday night of a busy racing weekend and the food and service were outstanding. The valet parkers, the busboys and the wait staff were well trained and very pleasant. Our waitress Devon was fun and very helpful. The owner came by to check on us and welcome us. The restaurant was full but the noise level was moderate. I would absolutely recommend the restaurant to anyone.

LD
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, the service, the ambience! Do not have a bad thing to say. One of the best meals we have had! If you are in the Saratoga area, this is a must!!

KB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

This was our fourth visit to the Wishing Well, and while the food was delicious as usual, there were issues this time that can’t be ignored. We were entertaining close family friends on their first Saratoga visit and wanted to treat them at a favorite restaurant. We arrived precisely at our 8:00 PM reservation time and were told we’d be seated shortly, so we refrained from getting drinks. After standing in their foyer for nearly 40 minutes (and in full view of the hostess stand and dining manager), I finally approached and was told our table was ready. This, after he asked me four times if I was “XXX, party of four” and I kept telling who we were. When finally seated, our server came twice to take drink orders before we’d had an opportunity to review, and subsequently took another 10 minutes or more to return. Between appetizers and entrees, she didn’t get placement of one item correctly with the corresponding diner - not a major problem, but just surprising. Finally, with all that preceded it, there should at least have been an offer of dessert or to deduct the two glasses of wine ordered, but...nothing. We’re disappointed.

OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great dinner and atmosphere as always. Service was a bit strained with a full house in mid-racing season. But we were in no hurry and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

DC
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food with "bonus" fresh tomatoes and corn during the meal. Pleasant environment and post-track ambiance.

AS
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Very disappointed with the selection for the
fix priced dinner of $35 . Previously in other
years very good .

RS
New England
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was out first time at the Wishing Well but it won’t be our last! The food was superb! Upon being seated, we were greeted immediately by a server who brought us fresh rolls and super fresh heirloom tomatoes! Such a lovely surprise!

Y
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice ambiance. My filet mignon was the best I have ever had in my 74yrs. Waiter was great. I will return!!!

S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good meal. Consistent as always.

BP
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal, service, atmosphere and overall experience.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great!! Love this place

G
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everyone's meal was awesome, Lexi our waitress was outstanding

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