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Cottage Cafe

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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 144
    Excellent
  • 115
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
An Old Favorite Gets Better

I had actually become bored with the cottage and stayed away for a while. But my wife and I just had a delightful lunch there on an off-season weekend. If you have not been there lately, you may be pleasantly surprised by the new and improved menu. Chips have been replaced by greens on most... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
mountainclimber10
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New Jersey
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
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328 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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New Jersey
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I had actually become bored with the cottage and stayed away for a while. But my wife and I just had a delightful lunch there on an off-season weekend. If you have not been there lately, you may be pleasantly surprised by the new and improved menu. Chips have been replaced by greens on most entrees, and the service was... More 

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White Plains, NY
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I discovered the Cottage Cafe five years ago my first visit to Lake Placid. I am a single woman, widowed, and I travel alone. Each time I make the trip to Lake Placid, I make it a point to stop at the Cottage Cafe for a bite to eat, bowl of hot chili, dinner, or glass of red wine. Always... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Have been coming to Lake Placid for many years----the Cottage Cafe is the place to go for excellent food, service, and a great view of Mirror Lake.

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

Thank you for being our guest at The Cottage! We’re happy that you have been coming for many years and enjoy the food and service! We look forward to your return! Sincerely, Carl Gronlund General Manager Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More 

Lake Placid, New York
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

darn good sandwiches, hearty portions, nice staff, tiny little cottage, eat in and can eat out in summer....cozy........nice place to meet and eat. Bit pricey for sandwiches, but they are good!

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

Thank you for being our guest at The Cottage! We’re glad you enjoy the sandwiches and portions! Stop in again! Sincerely, Carl Gronlund General Manager Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More 

Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The beautiful setting of this restaurant can't be beat. It's right on the water with floor to ceiling windows. Just beautiful. We had a fabulous lunch here. We started with the daily soup which was Steak and Ale. It was so delicious that after sampling mine, my husband grabbed our waitresses attention and ordered some for himself too. It was... More 

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

Thank you for being our guest at The Cottage! We’re glad you enjoyed lunch, the views and service! Stop in again! Sincerely, Carl Gronlund General Manager Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More 

Montclair, NJ
Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We enjoyed a group lunch here with a bunch of my son's teammates. They were very accommodating and helpful, even moved tables around so we could sit together. The food was delicious, loved the maple balsamic on my salad and the nachos!

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

Thank you for being our guest at The Cottage! We’re glad your group enjoyed lunch and the accommodations to sit together! We hope you come in again! Sincerely, Carl Gronlund General Manager Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More 

Newburyport, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We visit Lake Placid often and the Cottage Café is a must do for us on each trip. My husband and I enjoy it each time. Sitting in front of the warm fire in winter or on the patio in summer we have never had anything but a wonderful lunch or dinner at every visit. I always look for the... More 

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

Thank you for being such a loyal guest at The Cottage! We’re glad that you haven’t had anything but a wonderful lunch or dinner during your visits and that you enjoy the deck both in the summer and winter! We look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Carl Gronlund General Manager Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More 

Williamstown, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Pub food, draft beer, and a view out onto the lake... which even in the winter is a lot of fun to have!

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

Thank you for being our guest at The Cottage! We’re happy you enjoyed the food, draft beer and views! Stop in again! Sincerely, Carl Gronlund General Manager Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More 

Lansing, New York
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Always popular, this little restaurant is romantic and cozy... Right over the water, with a fireplace and rustic interior. Food choices are limited and not adventurous.Delicious chowder, and the cocktails are a heavy pour. The bartenders always funny. Overall, quaint and hard to leave! Awkward waiting for a seat as there is nowhere to stand, so diners are the entertainment.

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

Thank you for being our guest at The Cottage! Were glad you enjoyed the food, views and atmosphere. We hope have the opportunity to come in again! Sincerely, Carl Gronlund General Manager Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More 

Quechee, Vermont
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Had dinner with my wife and two kids while staying at the Mirror Lake Inn. The menu is fairly limited but the quality was good. 3 of us had flatbread pizzas and my wife had what was basically a fancy steak and cheese. The place is small but very cozy. The service was adequate. The prices were reasonable in the... More 

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

Thank you for being our guest at The Cottage! We’re glad you enjoyed dinner with your family and the service and cozy atmosphere. Stop in again! 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: Café

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
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

Questions & Answers

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