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Cottage Cafe

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Cafe, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, 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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 158
    Excellent
  • 131
    Very good
  • 44
    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
Great for lunch on a beautiful day

You cannot beat the location and the wonderful view here. The service was efficient, friendly and competent. The portions were kind of huge. The menu is limited, but that is fine. What they do, they do well. My husband had pizza, I had nachos and my friends had salads. All were fresh, well made and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
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Stoddard, New Hampshire
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

great setting ,great view of Mirror Lake. Excellent bistro with many tasty and unique selections.Reasonably priced

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was recommended by a friend and it was even better than anticipated. The view is beautiful, the food was delicious and the staff friendly and polite...definitely recommend eating at the Cottage!

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Ithaca, New York
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My boyfriend and I were vacationing in Lake Placid and looking for a quaint place with a view for an early light dinner. Two different friends had recommended The Cottage to us so we decided to give it a try. We were seated inside (our choice) at a table for two in a quiet corner in front of a window... More 

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PA
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197 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

You cannot beat the location and the wonderful view here. The service was efficient, friendly and competent. The portions were kind of huge. The menu is limited, but that is fine. What they do, they do well. My husband had pizza, I had nachos and my friends had salads. All were fresh, well made and tasty. Highly recommend for a... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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186 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My fiancé and I came here many times during our vacation on mirror lake. Great service, cool people and an awesome bartender. We really enjoyed this cute little spot.

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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 that you came many times during your vacation and felt the service was great. We hope you stop in again soon! Sincerely, Carl Gronlund General Manager Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More 

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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The service was awesome the food was great just very limited on what you can order. My husband and I were hoping for a better wine list but besides that...We loved it!!!

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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 enjoyed the food, service and great views. We hope you stop in again soon! Sincerely, Carl Gronlund General Manager Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More 

Springfield, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

1st time in Lake Placid and was intrigued by the outside atmosphere! Had a Stella and ordered the nachos and artichoke dip! Not enough chili on them but lots of cheese and flavor! The view was beautiful and the staff was SO friendly! Would come again!

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Burlington, Vermont
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The cottage offers indoor and out door seating on the lake and they have now added a new seating area which is on the patio down by the lake. You can't get a better view of the lake. The food was averagely good, but not 5 star. It seemed a little expensive $11 for wine and $13 for a flatbread... 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 happy that you enjoyed the views, the new patio area and the service. We hope you stop in again soon! Sincerely, Carl Gronlund General Manger Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More 

NY
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92 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The Cottage has a beautiful view overlooking Mirror Lake, right at the end of Main Street - a great location. (Also, an easy stop for happy hour drink or a bite to eat after walking around the lake.) Heating lamps outdoors to keep you warm year round. Live music with up and coming talent. A local favorite for drinks and... More 

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Essex, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We were in the area in mid May and the weather was still too chilly for outdoor seating. We enjoyed a great lunch by the windows overlooking the water. The service was great, the food was yummy, and the setting was intimate. This is a busy place, even not in peak season. We would definitely go back!

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Additional Information about Cottage Cafe

Address: 77 Mirror Lake Drive, Lake Placid, NY 12946
Phone Number: +1 518-302-3045
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Cafe, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pub

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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: Cafe, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?