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UpRiver Cafe

29 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
518-696-3667
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
dorset
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is one great restaurant! The service by Joshua was superb!!! The view of the Great Sacandaga River is awesome and the food (entrée, side, dessert) was perfect! What an outstanding place.!

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Wilton, New York
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We used to go for Sunday breakfast.. Since I love dining outside, this place was one of my favorite place for cozy Sunday breakfast.. Unfortunately they stopped their breakfast service.. We had a chance to go last weekend for a casual dinner after a nice golf in Brookhaven. The place was packed and they asked if we had a reservation.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful time meal at the upriver cafe. The asian bbq salmon was unbelievably tasty. My wife had a ny strip and it was cooked perfectly. The butter herb mashed potatoes were the best mashed potato me or my wife ever tasted. Wonderful view overlooking the river. The chef walks around delivered food was a nice touch. The... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Found this on TA when we were out for a drive. We are staying in Lake George but wanted to see the area. After driving through Saratoga Springs and Saratoga Lake we decided to head towards Lake Luzerne. TA recommended UpRiver and it was wonderful. The owners take meticulous care in cleanliness, freshness of food, and the decor. It sits... More

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Dundee, Michigan
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We have been luck enough to find several great restaurants in our travels through upstate New York, but this was (unexpectedly) the best. Creative and well-prepared dishes ranging from duck to Ahi tuna. We also indulged in some wonderful traditional American desserts.

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Galloway, NJ
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We got a recommendation from the B&B to try this place. It sits right off the Hudson River and there is usually a wait to get the great seats outdoors. The view is amazing and worth the wait. We came the first night for the view and found out the food is amazing as well. The Chef seems to take... More

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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It is very rare that service taints an entire meal, but this is where the UpRiver Cafe excelled! Our server, Diane, was downright miserable. So much so that we couldn't wait to leave. This is unfortunate because there were certainly highlights to Chef Andrew's food. The root beer floats were stunning and delicious. The corn chowder was delicious. My scallops... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We dined here on the evening of 15th July, sitting outside which afforded us a splendid view over the river. The service was very efficient and the waitress was delightfully friendly. I chose the Lobster Roll and it was truly delicious. As the café had once been an ice cream shop we all plumped for some and we left replete... More

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Miamisburg, Ohio
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92 reviews 92 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is a local spot where regulars come from a 20 minute radius. The front part of the restaurant is an old fashioned ice cream shop. There is great patio seating by the river.Call ahead for one of these tables. It is a great view. Be aware of mosquito season, you may need bug spray.This is a step up in... More

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59 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Tonight was my fourth trip to the UpRiver since it took over the old ice cream shop. Years ago I came via motorcycle for the views. Now this is an elegant yet simple restaurant. It is hands down the best place for many miles. Two visits ago I had a steak special that was a sliced flat iron steak with... More

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