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UpRiver Cafe

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29 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
518-696-3667
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 102
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  • 33
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 5
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
GREAT FOOD

What a great place its on the a small stream of water of the hudson river VERY BEAUTIFUL Food is so DELICIOUS The chef comes to the table to make sure all is ok and believe me the food is DELICIOUS Staff is great

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

What a great place its on the a small stream of water of the hudson river VERY BEAUTIFUL Food is so DELICIOUS The chef comes to the table to make sure all is ok and believe me the food is DELICIOUS Staff is great

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I have been to the UpRiver Cafe twice this year and can't wait to go back again! Both times we went there the chef was visibly interacting with the customers asking how everyone's meal was and even popped out of the kitchen to ask someone a specific question about their meal of choice. My husband responded, "How... More 

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andrewvanb2014, Owner at UpRiver Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You for joining us a couple of time this summer. We are very fortunate to have such a great wait staff and front of the house team. Andy More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I remember it as Papa's in the 80s. Was absolutely delightful. Everyone was hospitable, and chef Andy personally stopped by to say hi. I had lobster mac and cheese one night, with a super delicious vanilla bean creme brulee for dessert. So good and fresh i returned the next night for southwestern black bean soup, the mahi mahi fish tacos,... More 

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andrewvanb2014, Owner at UpRiver Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to URC. I am happy you enjoyed the Brulee's . Desserts are one of my passions. Sincerely Andy More 

latham ny
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

adorable, out of the way, funky place. food was wonderful- reasonable, well prepared and well priced. Ice cream desserts are worth a separate trip

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Binghamton, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We went here after our great white water rafting trip. Beautiful location. We sat on the back porch over looking the river. Food, service, view ALL amazing. You must go!

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Albany, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I made a reservation to sit outside on the porch overlooking the river just in time for sunset, the view was spectacular and the food was just as spectacular. We had the steak special, the meatloaf wrapped in bacon and homemade cheesecake for dessert. Our server, Josh, was very good (he talked us into the cheesecake). The atmosphere is casual,... More 

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Upstate NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The Lake Lucerne-Lake George area suffers from a boom-bust cycle ever year; over crowded and hectic in the summer and dead in the winter. I can appreciate that may be why it is so hard for the restaurants to provide a high quality meal with good service at reasonable prices. UpRiver is certainly one of the better ones, but expect... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We sat on the deck overlooking the Hudson which was beautiful; the waitress was sweet when my daughter said she was cold she was offered a blanket! The food was good just a bit expensive but the check personally brings your food to your table. Nice place with good service we will return on our next journey upstate

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Forest Hills, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

While driving around we came across this restaurant. We didn't have a reservation but got the last open table. It was on the back porch overlooking the river. The staff and the owner/chef were very friendly. The food was amazingly good. Fresh, well made, and well-presented. We will definitely return.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Friendly atmosphere and a great location on the river. We had lunch on the porch with my sister and her husband who live nearby. The chicken salad curry sandwiches were good. My sister said he chili was good but a bit spicier than she expected. Service was friendly. A worthwhile stop in the area.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 29 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Luzerne
  • Phone Number: 518-696-3667

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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