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Cottage Cafe

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Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, 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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 149
    Excellent
  • 120
    Very good
  • 43
    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
Really good Lake Placid lunch spot.

We are a group of Monday lunch ladies who dine around LP. We have lots of spots in town for a good lunch. The Cottage menu is a nice assortment of interesting choices; very fresh food presented beautifully. The servers are all first rate, but if you are lucky enough to have Meredith or Ciara... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
lpnytraveler
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new york state
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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339 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
JEFFERSON
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

On a quick get away to Lake Placid, found this small pub/cafe, beautiful views of Mirror Lake, good atmosphere, good service, must try , build your bloody mary, awsome, with melted brei, good drinks good food.

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Ballston Spa, New York, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I had the chili and my husband had a flatbread, they were both done well and we were not disappointed in them. We were however disappointed in the seating and the service. Our party of 5 was seated at an extremely small table, a round one that would have been comfortable for 2 or 3 but definitely not 5. The... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I always stop in at the cottage when we are in lake placid which is at least 4 times a year. There is no better place to sit out on the deck have a glass of wine and enjoy the great food and fabulous view.

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Cornwall, Canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The Cottage is always a favorite! So nice to mingle with the locals! Food is yummy! Great daily specials, soups are amazing! In the winter, it's cosy with the wood stove! Beautiful views of Mirror Lake!!! Nothing beats sitting on the patio when it's nice out! Loretta always makes us feel so welcome! She's our favorite!!! A visit to Lake... More 

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new york state
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We are a group of Monday lunch ladies who dine around LP. We have lots of spots in town for a good lunch. The Cottage menu is a nice assortment of interesting choices; very fresh food presented beautifully. The servers are all first rate, but if you are lucky enough to have Meredith or Ciara wait on you, then you've... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Every time we come to Lake Placid, we always eat at least one meal here, because of the congenial atmosphere, good food, smiley service and great view. The deck and bar are particularly enjoyable dining and drinking venues.

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We went for happy hour and shared two appetizers before also sharing a sandwich. The food and beer were great, the only downside was the grumpy bartender. She showed zero interest in helping us or whether we were satisfied.

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MLI, Manager at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest at The Cottage. I am happy that you found the food and drinks to be great. I was disappointed to see that you did not have such a great experience with the bartender. Our policy at The Cottage, and The Mirror Lake Inn hinges on excellent customer service, and it is something that not... More 

Oshawa, Canada
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Love this place. It is our second trip to lake Placid and second meal at The Cottage. The staff is so friendly and great about offering suggestions. Their daily specials hit all the right buttons. Drink special was delicious and cam exactly as described by our server. The view is spectacular and ambiance is just like being on the deck... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Nice view of the mirror lake, with a good staff. The food was very good. I recommend the Cottage Salad with Chicken, that is a delicious salad for a light lunch.

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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 cottage salad with chicken and service. We hope you’ll stop in again! Sincerely, Carl Gronlund General Manager Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More 

Ottawa, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We have eaten at The Cottage on every visit to Lake Placid, often several times over a three day period, and have never been disappointed. Fare is simple, fresh, and plentiful. Deserts are to die for. The interior is cozy, definitely cottagy. The outdoor patio is where you want to be on a nice day.

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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 enjoy The Cottage every visit to Lake Placid and have never been disappointed! We look forward to having you back again and 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: Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, 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

Questions & Answers

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