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The RainTree

Italian, Mexican, American, Steakhouse, Fish & Chips, Pizza, Seafood, Pub, Pasta, Soups
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3259 Lake Shore Drive, Route 9N North, Lake George, NY 12845
(518) 668-3900
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely brunch and Nice Service

We found this lovely place on Yelp. At first it didn't seem like it would be promising, but we took outdoor seating, enjoyed the small buffet and our meal. The lobster bisque was exquisite. We loved this quiet, lovely and friendly place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Erin K
Tampa, Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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English first
Providence, Rhode Island
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do you want to feel like your boyfriend is making dinner to impress you? Then come to the RainTree. A homey, family atmosphere with food to match. I had the eggplant, my husband had the chicken marsala, both of which tasted like they came out of an Italian grandmother's kitchen. Yet, I still wished I had ordered the burger, which... More 

Thank Katy V
rochester ny
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Right across the street from our hotel but despite mixed reviews went there with low expectations. We arrived and waited 10 minutes before anyone acknowledged us. Finally the hostess- waitress came over and told us that she had no tables at that time but have a seat and when one opened up she would seat us but said if she... More 

1 Thank foody52
NEW york
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100 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Family type joint. Really old school. Food is fabulous. Really really good pasta and meat dishes. Big portions really yummy. I finnished my lobster ravioli for breakfast people

1 Thank Orie C
Windham, New Hampshire
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This was the worst restaurant ever!!! We should have walked out after being served stale bread . I was served rancid applesauce as a side dish with my porkchop. We should have known when we saw fewer than 5 cars in the parking lot.The place should be closed down.

1 Thank rn14
Lake Grove, New York
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We have eaten at the Raintree a few times and will admit it's a bit better on a slow night. The one night we went a couple years ago when it was really busy, the waitress struggled and the kitchen was overwhelmed...and they admitted that. But we go to LG when things are not crazy and each time we have... More 

1 Thank lglvr
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We stopped in for dinner our 3rd night in the Lake George area. They seemed to have a moderate crowd, and we were eventually greeted and told to sit anywhere - we asked if we could sit at one of the tables on the porch and were told that was ok. After 25 minutes of no one coming out to... More 

1 Thank Scott B
Saratoga Springs, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Food was sub standard with cheap cuts of steak, Bartender was Intoxicated, Waitress was friendly, but not experienced. When we parked in the side lot you could smell the septic tank. The interior looked good , but was laden with lead based varnish from years past.

2 Thank paula r
Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We found this lovely place on Yelp. At first it didn't seem like it would be promising, but we took outdoor seating, enjoyed the small buffet and our meal. The lobster bisque was exquisite. We loved this quiet, lovely and friendly place.

Thank Erin K
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We were visiting from out of state and got back into town an hour after food had stopped being served. Muriel & Rich offered to make us burgers (plus homemade cole slaw and soup) and were extremely friendly. The food was great too--and excellent decor!

Thank Chris B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

If you like a cozy ambience, this is the place. If you like people that just want to get to know you, where you're from, and wanna listen to "your story" this is the place. If you like affordable entertainment, great homemade food(the owners live on the premises) and affordable libations, this is the place. I'm a person who appreciates... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3259 Lake Shore Drive, Route 9N North, Lake George, NY 12845
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake George
  • Phone Number: (518) 668-3900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mexican, American, Steakhouse, Fish & Chips, Pizza, Seafood, Pub, Pasta, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children


Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?