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The Whistling Kettle

24 Front St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020-1776
+1 518-884-2664
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (69 reviews)
“panini” (27 reviews)
“scones” (42 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
24 Front St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020-1776
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1 - 10 of 256 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here so many times- it is always great. The food is delicious and there is so much tea to chose from! This is one of my favorite places to visit.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Rebekah1985
kettle2, Owner at The Whistling Kettle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your great review! Please give us the opportunity to serve you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been here a couple of times now in the past few months and it’s always been an enjoyable experience. My recent visit is no exception. My companion and I visited the Kettle for lunch. Quiche of the day with a glass of wine for...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank pax1065
kettle2, Owner at The Whistling Kettle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your kind words. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 10 December 2018

If you like crepes, this is your place. Enjoy for main course, as well as dessert. For a lighter selection try the varies salads. You can'y go wrong at the Kettle.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank P5019YFbarbarap
kettle2, Owner at The Whistling Kettle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks a lot! We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

Most of the people who come here are seeking an “oh soooo sophisticated” dining experience with cutesy food- with all the trappings of a typical tea house, but it is actually hearty food with a good blend of flavors and a nice atmosphere. Leave any...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Alan E
kettle2, Owner at The Whistling Kettle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2018

Thank you for your business! We're glad we lived up to your expectations.

Reviewed 27 November 2018

We’ve been here before for the Tea and were very happy that it’s now also a restaurant. The Interesting menu includes coffee, fantastic selection of teas, sandwiches. Scones, crepes, soups and salads. Also they have beer & wine. The pleasant staff was very helpful and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Daniel F
kettle2, Owner at The Whistling Kettle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2018

Thanks so much for your kind words. We hope to serve you again soon!

Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

This has to be one of my favorite spots to have a relaxing lunch with my husband in town. They serve a lovely high tea with unique options in the area. The three course brunch is a great choice.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jennk1975
Reviewed 27 October 2018

I ordered the lobster bisque and the chicken tarragon crepes. The soup was very good, even if there were no big chunks of lobster in it. The crepes were probably not made fresh to order and were a bit dry but the filling was delicious...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank pjr918
kettle2, Owner at The Whistling Kettle, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Happy to hear it! We look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 7 October 2018

I was here for a 50th high school reunion, and on the basis of Trip Advisor reviews came here with my best friend to have lunch and catch up. At 2pm it was completely full, but we were quickly seated and proceeded to the extensive...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank raetzelman
kettle2, Owner at The Whistling Kettle, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Thank you for your thorough review of our overall service with particular emphasis and wonderful praise of our services.

Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

This is one of my favorite places in the area! It is great to go with friends or to just have an afternoon to yourself. The crepes are amazing and the tea is so so good- brewed the right way!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Rebekah1985
kettle2, Owner at The Whistling Kettle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Happy to hear it! We look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

The food is incredible but pricey. Definitely worth it as a special treat! This place gets very busy so make sure you’re not in a hurry

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank G9483KQsharond
kettle2, Public Relations Manager at The Whistling Kettle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thanks for coming in and enjoying a meal with us, hope you'll be back soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Front St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020-1776
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Ballston Spa
  • Phone Number: +1 518-884-2664
  • E-mail
Description
The Whistling Kettle is a full service cafe and tea room with a diverse menu offering for everyone. Paninis, crepes, artisan soups, plenty of salad choices, home made scones, tea sandwiches, beer and wine and over 150+ types of tea. We also offer all our tea in bulk as well as a full line of merchandise.
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