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Cottage Cafe

77 Mirror Lake Drive, Lake Placid, NY 12946
518-302-3045
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Ranked #24 of 97 Restaurants in Lake Placid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Café
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Binghamton, New York
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Several years ago we chanced upon the Cottage while walking along Mirror Lake and we fell in love with the place! Whether it a summer draft on the deck or a winter warmer inside next to the fire, the Cottage offers a great place to relax, eat, drink, and recuperate from a day of hiking or skiing. The menu offers... More

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We stumbled upon the Cottage on our first night in Lake Placid and I'm so glad we did! The patio dining overlooking the lake and was quiet and very pleasant. I ordered the asian chicken salad and my husband had the jerk chicken on a pretzel roll. Both were delicious. I recommend this venue to anyone as they also had... More

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Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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274 reviews 274 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you want a cozy and friendly atmosphere with some of the best views of Mirror Lake right from your table with a limited but absolutely tasty menu selection, and a not pay extravagant prices, this is your place. The indoor dining area is just past a warm lit bar and is wrapped by large floor to ceiling windows with... More

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Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Recently stopped here for lunch. They have a limited menu but still more interesting than most other lunch stops in Lake Placid. Beware of ordering flat bread pizza. The toppings tend to be dried out and or slightly charred. The chili is quite good and worth the stop.

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MLI, Manager at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest at The Cottage! We’re glad you enjoyed the chili and felt it was worth the stop! I’m sorry the flat bread pizza did not meet your expectations. We pride ourselves and think people really love our food and the way it’s prepared. Anytime you are here and it is not prepared to your liking... More

Lake Placid, New York
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

There are just some evenings when after a ling day you just want to sit outdoors and enjoy light fare and we were delighted with our choices. We ordered the hummus which was homemade and with an ample portion of vegetables and pita to accompany it. We followed with the featured salad which was fresh and delicious and then to... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

The ambience and view can't be beat. Though the restaurant was very busy, the staff were friendly and efficient and the service was excellent. Though we were all pleased with our choice of meal, I think the mahi mahi fish tacos really stood out. Very enjoyable experience here.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We came here for a casual dinner with the kids. The menu is limited but really tasty food. The hummus and the local cheese plate are very tasty. They have several craft beers on draft. The service is good and they have several simple items got kids. The cheese pizza is probably the best. We sat inside but the outside... More

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Washington DC
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167 reviews 167 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We are in Lake Placid at least once a year, and we always find ourselves in this restaurant. The main draw for us are the view and the service. The restaurant has a great view of Mirror Lake, whether dining in or outdoor. The service is reliably nice and friendly. The food is average to sometimes, below average. But at... More

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MLI, Manager at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest at The Cottage during your recent trip to Lake Placid. I am glad that you find yourselves in our restaurant whenever you are in town, and that you enjoy the view and service. I was surprised to hear that you find our food to be average to sometimes below average. We substantially upgraded our... More

Wilton, Connecticut
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My boyfriend and I spent the weekend in June at the Mirror Lake Inn for our birthdays. We arrived on Friday and our first stop was lunch at The Cottage Cafe. It was great! We had a table outside right next to the lake on a perfect summer day. I had the Cobble Hill sammie and my boyfriend had the... More

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Khon Kaen, Thailand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We have been coming to the cottage for years. This is the first time I was there in the summer, and I was beautiful to sit right by the lake. They had a good selection of beers. Their food is good. (I guess it's a little pricey for what you get, but it's good and in a lovely location.) The... More

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