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Cottage Cafe

77 Mirror Lake Drive, Lake Placid, NY 12946
518-302-3045
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Ranked #25 of 93 restaurants in Lake Placid
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Marcellus, New York, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I have diner here before and once again it was good. The setting is great literally right on the lake. The food was good as always. I wasn't that hungry so I got a bowl of chili and a salad. The chili was flavorful and just the right spice and the salad was solid. Nice crisoy lettuce, good dressing and... More

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NYS
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84 reviews 84 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

They made us great pub fare sandwiches (I had turkey breast with apple and cranberry with cheddar cheese on a grain bread) were just great. Wish we lived closer and could order more. The place was packed.

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Kerrville, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Interesting menu, friendly staff, excellent food. We went twice in our very short visit to the area.

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New York City, New York
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93 reviews 93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Has a nice vibe, right on the lake, busy spot with friendly servers but food was pretty uninspired...flatbread pizza overcooked and dough not flat...chicken salad sandwich okay...plastic tablecloths not very clean feeling...just pretty ordinary and disappointed because we wanted a good lunch...not here.

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MLI, Manager at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest at The Cottage. I am glad that you think The Cottage has a nice vibe and your server was friendly. I am sorry that we did not meet your expectations. We receive several positive comments about both the flat bread pizza’s and the chicken salad sandwich. I hope that you let your server know... More

Middletown, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Great place for a light meal for lunch or at the end of the day. Wonderful staff,food & view. Just a warm & friendly feel. My wife & I love this 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 are glad that you enjoyed lunch, staff and the view! Come back again soon! Sincerely, Carl Gronlund General Manager Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More

Cambridge, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

It is everything you expect for a cozy lunch spot smack on the lakefront. Lunch was exceptional and we returned for a 2nd day. I wish I had my skates with me to ck out the ice skating on the 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 are happy that you thought lunch was exceptional and returned for a 2nd day! We look forward to having you back again soon! Sincerely, Carl Gronlund General Manager Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More

Marco Island, Florida
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113 reviews 113 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

After skiing and in need of a bowl of soup and a libation, this was a good spot to grab a quick lunch. I bet it's nice in the summer too.

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

Thank you for being our guest at The Cottage! We are glad that you enjoyed the view, lunch and drinks! Stop in again! It is great in the summer too! Sincerely, Carl Gronlund Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa General Manager More

Albany, NY
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252 reviews 252 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We stopped at the Cottage as we do every trip to Lake Placid to meet some friends and had another great time. We were ravaged after walking around the lake and not having too much for lunch, so we ordered the humus platter to hold us over until dinner. The wine selections are always good, and even though they were... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Stopped down after a walk around mirror lake for a drink at the cottage. Nice decor inside and had propane heaters to sit outside (it was full so we couldn't). The bar inside has a great selection and a nice view of the lake. If you want a bit quieter spot this is great because it's just off the main... More

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South Orange, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

staff was great even when the place was packed! Loved the outdoor fire and TV during the Olympics - made for a magical space!

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