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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
Good for:
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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  • 42
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  • 19
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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
Fun!

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
TCWilliamstown
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Williamstown, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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324 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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Montclair, NJ
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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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
90 helpful votes 90 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
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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 

Ballston Lake
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Recommended as a nice Lunch and View of the Adirondacks, we looked forward to our meal. The views are spectacular the lunch items nice but well lets just say $$$$$$ for an average taste and small portion, the biggest shock was I ordered a bottle of beer with my lunch which was imported but $12.00 for one beer I mean... 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 the views and lunch! The Sam Smith Winter Beer is a popular winter beer that we had some requests for and decided to feature it for part of this winter. It’s not on our menu year round. Normally we do advise guests the cost ahead of time.... More 

Nyack
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

A small eatery that is associated with the Mirror Lake Inn (across the street) that is right on the lake. It was a blustery snowy day, there was a fire in the woodstove, some yummy nibbles (we ordered the baked brie with almonds, apple slices and a raspberry coulis on top, since we just wanted a snack) and a most... 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 didn’t want to leave and enjoyed the fire, food and views. We hope you stop in again! Sincerely, Carl Gronlund General Manager Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More 

RI
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Best bar in Lake Placid. I shouldn't even write this so it won't get more crowded but it's a great spot. Warm, pub atmosphere with indoor and outdoor fire places. Good, sandwich/salad type food and a great bar. Not cheap but worth every penny. Get warmed up and try the Shot Ski.

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

Thank you for being our guest at The Cottage and for saying that we’re the best bar in Lake Placid! We’re glad and that you enjoyed the atmosphere and food! We hope you’ll stop in again! Sincerely, Carl Gronlund General Manager Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More 

Lexington, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This restaurant is as close to the lake as you can be. The food is great. Not a great amount of choices and good for the foodie. This place takes food and makes it more interesting (flatbread pizzas, sandwiches, salads.... but all with a twist!

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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 our menu with a twist, the food and views! 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

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