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Cottage Cafe

77 Mirror Lake Drive, Lake Placid, NY 12946
518-302-3045
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Ranked #23 of 93 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
Omaha, Nebraska
Top Contributor
272 reviews 272 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

OK, maybe three and 1/2 stars, but most of that is the view of Mirror Lake. This is the everyday kitchen for the Mirror Lake Resort, a four star lodge and spa. There are two other restaurants there, both substantially more upscale, better, and pricier. But this place is not cheap. The food is decent to good (the hummus 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 that you enjoyed the homemade hummus and the jerk chicken sandwich. They are very popular items. We are happy that your server was attentive and that you enjoyed the views of Mirror Lake and the Adirondack Mountains. We’re sorry for any confusion over the soups served the week you... More

Ellijay, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I have eaten here for years when visiting Lake Placid. Had lunch first day at LP and was somewhat disappointed. Service not that great and charged for refills of Diet Coke. Choices on menu very small. Had a sandwich was okay. Seems like the charm was gone in this location.

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Mississauga, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
272 helpful votes 272 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We ended up eating at the Cottage Cafe twice in one weekend. Great atmosphere, perfect setting to enjoy a glass of wine, or two and have lunch or dinner. The view is fantastic and you can watch the ducks swim by. Food was excellent. The Chili was as close to homemade that I have ever had in a restaurant. It... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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124 reviews 124 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Across the street from the Mirror Lake Inn, this is a quaint place for lunch. While the menu is understandably limited, they do offer a variety for all tastes. We each had the soup of the day and shared a sandwich (they are quite big). The server was helpful and the food was very good. Having our lunch overlooking Mirror... More

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Thornton, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Exactly like you would think a cottage would look like from the inside and one of the best lake side patios in Lake Placid! A great spot for lunch or dinner or even fir stopping in for a quick drink. Another stand-out spot at Mirror Lake Inn!

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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 your experience and felt our deck is one of the best in Lake Placid! We hope you stop in again! Sincerely, Carl Gronlund General Manager Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Very quant and relaxing atmosphere with a breathtaking view! We will definitely return! If we were there longer we would have gone back a few more times. Reasonably priced for the location and very casual. Go for the Brie appetizer!!

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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 the atmosphere, views and the brie! We look forward to your return! Sincerely, Carl Gronlund General Manager Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More

Baldwinsville, NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My party of three went for dinner on a recent Sunday night. It was relatively busy, but we only waited about ten minutes at the bar before we were seated. The bartender was attentive and quick with our drink order. Once seated at our table we waited about ten minutes before our waitress came to take our order. The food... More

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Albany, NY
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We have had lunch here a couple of times, but mostly we stop here to keep warm with a Bloody Mary. It is right on the lake with a big window overlooking the frozen ice. They keep a small area cleared for pickup hockey and if you are lucky you see people playing. The Bloodies are especially good and served... 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’ve enjoyed lunch here a couple times and the have had the bloody marys! They are very popular! We hope we will see you again this winter! Sincerely, Carl Gronlund General Manager Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More

Silver Spring, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The people treated us like locals! The drinks were excellent and the food was good and priced well. The view is perfect--it sits right at the lake!

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Oshawa, Canada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Lucky for us, a gentleman we met in our hotel elevator recommended we visit The Cottage Cafe. What a great place. Right on Mirror Lake you have a captivating view of the epitome of serenity. We enjoyed cocktails and other libations and a great selection of shared plates while soaking up the ambiance that is "cottage life"

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Additional Information about Cottage Cafe

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

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