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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 under the direction of an award-winning culinary team.
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.

Putnam’s Restaurant & Bar is open to both the public and resort guests year-round, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and Saratoga Sunday Brunch.
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25 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
(25 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 25 reviews
5 stars
(8)
4 stars
(11)
3 stars
(1)
2 stars
(2)
1 star
(3)
Food 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Service 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
1.7 / 3
Moderate
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • great for outdoor dining(12)
  • neighborhood gem(7)
  • special occasion(7)
  • great for brunch(6)
  • fit for foodies(4)
  • scenic view(4)
Putnam's - Gideon Putnam Resort Reviews List
Review 1 for Putnam's - Gideon Putnam Resort
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Putnam's Always does well with us!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Putnam's always does well for me and my husband. They have a wonderful selection of entrees made using local ingredients which I love. It's a cozy intimate little setting and that was nice too as it was our anniversary. Nice and quiet... Food was very good, good wait in between soup and dinner coming out. Waitress was a little on the slow side but she was also helping other clients with room service, so that's totally understandable.
We'll definitely be back.
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Dined on 10/09/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch, special occasion
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Review 2 for Putnam's - Gideon Putnam Resort
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/21/2015
 2006
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Review 3 for Putnam's - Gideon Putnam Resort
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great music

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Dined on 9/05/2015
 2015
Dined on 9/05/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The waiter was very good. The music was perfect too."
Dined on 9/05/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Review 4 for Putnam's - Gideon Putnam Resort
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/14/2015
 2008
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 5 for Putnam's - Gideon Putnam Resort
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 9/13/2015
 2015
Dined on 9/13/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/13/2015
 2015
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 6 for Putnam's - Gideon Putnam Resort
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 9/14/2015
 2011
Dined on 9/14/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/14/2015
 2011
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Review 7 for Putnam's - Gideon Putnam Resort
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Outstanding salmon and steak! Added treat to be served hot, freshly made Saratoga chips !"
Dined on 9/06/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 8 for Putnam's - Gideon Putnam Resort
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/06/2015
 2008
Special Features: great for brunch
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Review 9 for Putnam's - Gideon Putnam Resort
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Can't remember servers name but loved him!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Our server was outstanding! Took my parents to the Gideon Putnam for dinner before a show at SPAC. They loved the live entertainment during put meal on the patio. The service& meal were just FABULOUS. They were so impressed! Will be back!"
Dined on 8/29/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 10 for Putnam's - Gideon Putnam Resort
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Needs a lot of Help!

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Lighting is terrible.
Food was terrible!
Staff, and music very nice.
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Dined on 8/28/2015
 2006
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Review 11 for Putnam's - Gideon Putnam Resort
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Pleasant Surprise located in a Park Setting

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Outside too warm. Mosquitos were bothersome. Very ameniable staff moved us inside. Food great. Company was charming. Great place to socialize and catch up with friends. Steaks and filet mignon prepared with great veggie and fingerling potato presentation. Definitely on the repeat list."
Dined on 8/23/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 12 for Putnam's - Gideon Putnam Resort
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Lovely setting. food excellent. Service lacked.

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Dined on 8/13/2015
 2012
Dined on 8/13/2015
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/13/2015
 2012
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Review 13 for Putnam's - Gideon Putnam Resort
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Menu was limited but everything was very good.

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/08/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 14 for Putnam's - Gideon Putnam Resort
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 8/08/2015
 2007
Dined on 8/08/2015
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/08/2015
 2007
Special Features: great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 15 for Putnam's - Gideon Putnam Resort
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/06/2015
 2013
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Review 16 for Putnam's - Gideon Putnam Resort
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Sedate atmosphere, good parking in Saratoga. Food and service were meh"
Dined on 8/01/2015
 2008
Special Features: scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 17 for Putnam's - Gideon Putnam Resort
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 7/25/2015
 2010
Dined on 7/25/2015
 2010
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/25/2015
 2010
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 18 for Putnam's - Gideon Putnam Resort
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 7/18/2015
 2015
Dined on 7/18/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"2 weddings at same time: bar noise horrific. moved outside and all OK. staff stretched thin but stayed amiable. food (sandwiches, burgers) A-OK and bountiful. will return, but not on a summer saturday. dining inside could be difficult as bar in same room and acoustics totally missing. hard to hear let alone to think. dining capacity limited."
Dined on 7/18/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Review 19 for Putnam's - Gideon Putnam Resort
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Remarkably poor food and service

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We arrive on time for our reservation which gave us one hour to dine before we would need to be out the door to make a show at SPAC. We were seated promptly and then no one followed up. After 20 minutes without a word from a staff person, no water or anything I went up and checked with the hostess. she apologized and said someone would be with us right away. It took another 10 minuess for the waitress to appear. We gave beverage and food orders together right away to speed the process. 5-10 minutes later we hadnt seen her again and still had no drinks. We flagged down another staff person for water. after we had been seated 40 minutes our drinks came out and we told the server we would need everything to go as we no longer had time to eat at the restaurant. We took our food to SPAC and ate on the lawn. We were terribly disappointed with the food. We would not return."
Dined on 7/11/2015
 2010
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Review 20 for Putnam's - Gideon Putnam Resort
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Good food; slow service.

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We arrived 5 min. early and were seated immediately (with a reservation). The staff was very friendly. The food was delicious. It unfortunately took us 1 hr to actually receive our dinners. Although there appeared to be enough staff, it was an extremely slow process, including taking our order and bringing our food. It appeared as if they were unaware of the SPAC performance and unprepared for so many customers. They also left off part of my order and offered to give that to me for free. Another table nearby never received their order and finally left without eating."
Dined on 6/14/2015
 2013
Special Features: great for brunch, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 21 for Putnam's - Gideon Putnam Resort
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/31/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, scenic view, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 22 for Putnam's - Gideon Putnam Resort
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/22/2015
 2008
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Review 23 for Putnam's - Gideon Putnam Resort
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Waitstaff is very attentive. When our meals took longer to arrive , they brought us appetizers and fresh salads. Homemade "Saratoga" chips are amazing!"
Dined on 4/16/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Putnam's - Gideon Putnam Resort
Based on the average of (2) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
1 out of 2 recommend this product
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2.5 / 5
(Good) 2.5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
1.5 / 3
Moderate