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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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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    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
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Tampa, Florida
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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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 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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.

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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!

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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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Albany, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Stayed in Diamond point just down the road, read reviews and was reluctant to go, however the other place we want to go was closed. We were pleasantly surprised the food was fresh and tasted home cooked. I had the chicken marsala which had generous side portions of vegetables. My boyfriend had the half rack of ribs which was perfectly... More 

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I should've known when our host at our resort said The Rain Tree was "Ok". We dined on Thursday night, after we had dropped our bags off at our resort. We didn't want to go all the way down to LG Village so we chose this which we passed on our drive in. It's a large space, with ample parking,... More 

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Elkridge, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We have been going to the Rain Tree for years. We start our vacation and end our vacation with dinner and drinks at the restaurant. It's a great place for a family gathering. Their pizza is awesome and their clams are great too. We have used them for catering parties while up at the lake. They coordinated everything with me... More 

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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This sleepy restaurant is not worth the time or money considering all of the many choices close by. We went early...around 5:30 and the place was virtually empty. The service was slow by any standard. We ordered a burger and a pork chop. Not rocket science. The meals were edible. The atmosphere is dull. There are so many choices in... More 

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Rochester, New York
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We had a hard time deciding where to go out for our 'farewell to Lake George" dinner, and finally decided on the Rain Tree, a family owned restaurant on Lakeshore Drive, about 5 minutes from Lake George village. It sits high up and gives you a nice view of the lake from either the open or glassed in porch dining... 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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?