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Cottage Cafe

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American, Bar, Cafe, Pub
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77 Mirror Lake Drive, Lake Placid, NY 12946
+1 518-302-3045
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great for lunch or dinner

Great place to enjoy a drink outside in the summer. Best time is right before sunset to catch a nice pre dinner drink on Mirror Lake. The food is great too and people and staff are so friendly. Go here!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Syracuse_12
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Syracuse, New York, United States
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Syracuse, New York, United States
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105 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to enjoy a drink outside in the summer. Best time is right before sunset to catch a nice pre dinner drink on Mirror Lake. The food is great too and people and staff are so friendly. Go here!

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Bolton Landing, New York, USA
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took our family of 4 for lunch, it was mid week and quiet. Our server, Meredith (?) was very nice and accommodating. Kids shared a kids meal, a real beef hotdog, my husband had the roasted pepper soup- it was delicious and cheesy. He also had the Caesar salad, different but fresh and tasty. I had the mushroom flatbread, didn't... More 

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Thank Fredericks1987
James Penny
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to have dinner at "The Cottage" after a day of walking around. The food was good and the staff was very accommodating. My wife had the Nachos and I had a sandwich. They also served a "build your own" bloody mary. very relaxing.

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1 Thank jpenny1965
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love the Cottage, we go every year for a long weekend and make sure this is one of our stops. small and cozy, good food and several fireplaces inside and outside on the patio. Staff is great.

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Thank Maggie C
MLI, General Manager at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at The Cottage! We’re happy you stop every year and our staff appreciate your compliments! We look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Carl Gronlund General Manager Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More 

Waterford, NY
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104 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked here after spending the afternoon exploring Lake Placid in REALLY cold weather, so we couldn't wait to warm up. We had a spiked hot apple cider that was to die for, and my son had hot chocolate. The spinach artichoke dip was some of the best I've ever had. It's one of my favorite appetizers, and I haven't... More 

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Thank TiffNLuke
MLI, General Manager at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at The Cottage! We’re glad you enjoyed the food, drinks and service and feel this is your go-to place in Lake Placid! We look forward to your return! Sincerely, Carl Gronlund General Manager Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More 

Staten Island, New York
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a great lunch here right on the lake. Our table was right at the window next to the fireplace. There's a outdoor section with heat lamps where you can stand and have a drink. We went on a Sunday and it was packed. No space at the bar to sit. The drinks were great and unique, but just don't... More 

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Thank Tom M
MLI, General Manager at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at The Cottage! We’re happy you enjoyed a great lunch on the lake by the fireplace! We also appreciate that you like our unique menu! We hope you stop in again! Sincerely, Carl Gronlund General Manager Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More 

Lake Luzerne, New York
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cottages owned and operated by the Sagamore, a first-class resort and spa, and it is or you would expect from such an establishment . I don't know if I would enjoy dinner there is a menu is limited , but for lunch , a cocktail, or an after ski snack it is excellent . It is basically a bar... More 

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MLI, General Manager at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at The Cottage! We’re happy you enjoyed lunch and cocktails and make this a bi-annual stop on your visits to Lake Placid. We look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Carl Gronlund General Manager Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More 

Malta, New York
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Friends & I had lunch & drinks at the Cottage Cafe while visiting Lake Placid. We shared a variety of appetizers all of which were delicious. The beer & wine selections were so good we returned for a couple drinks later that evening! I will definitely return the next time I'm in Lake Placid!

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Thank Magnificent_U2
MLI, General Manager at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at The Cottage! We’re happy you enjoyed appetizers, lunch and drinks and even returned for more drinks in the evening. We look forward to your return! Sincerely, Carl Gronlund General Manager Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More 

Radnage, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This place was a real find, we were guests at the Inn, and stopped by here for drinks and appetisers on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. It is dark and cosy, beautifully decorated for Christmas, has a great atmosphere and is clearly loved by many. The first day we sat at a table and then moved the bar for happy... More 

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Thank ewa_suzin
MLI, General Manager at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at The Cottage twice during your stay at the Mirror Lake Inn! We’re glad you enjoyed your stay and dining and drinks at The Cottage! We hope we will have the pleasure of your return! Sincerely, Carl Gronlund General Manager Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More 

Keene, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I wanted a special place to enjoy dinner with a dear friend. We choose the Cottage. Wonderful atmosphere with fire roaring. Ceasar salad and turkey sandwich was . . gobble-icious!

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Thank Deborah M
MLI, General Manager at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us at The Cottage for your special dinner with a friend! We’re glad you enjoyed your meals and the atmosphere. Stop in again soon! Sincerely, Carl Gronlund General Manager Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 77 Mirror Lake Drive, Lake Placid, NY 12946
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid
  • Phone Number: +1 518-302-3045

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Cafe, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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