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Pan Dolce

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American, Italian, Seafood, Bar, Pub, Family Fare
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2166 Saranac Avenue, Lake Placid, NY 12946
518-302-5005
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Pan Dolce, meaning “sweet bread” in Italian, is a full service restaurant...
Pan Dolce, meaning “sweet bread” in Italian, is a full service restaurant located just beyond the hustle and bustle of Main Street in Lake Placid.Our menu offers a selection of seasonal dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We pride ourselves in creating a casual gourmet experience with high standards of quality, service and convenience. All of our tempting dishes are crafted in our kitchen using carefully selected local ingredients.We braise, roast, poach, boil and bake all our own meats, poultry, and breads. Enjoy our distinctive, spacious, Eco-friendly, restaurant - designed with natural materials and a contemporary feel. Pan Dolce welcomes families, friends and groups of all sizes.
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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 155
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
CLOSED

Closed. The word is Permanently. Out of Business. This was never our favorite, but it's bothering us that it's still listed in the Top 20 when it's closed and has been for 3 months when we last visited.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
SourD21
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Closed. The word is Permanently. Out of Business. This was never our favorite, but it's bothering us that it's still listed in the Top 20 when it's closed and has been for 3 months when we last visited.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Driving through on a road trip and rainy day we looked to Tripadvisor for a good place and we were not disappointed. The restaurant looks newly remodeled and even the bathrooms were elegant and spacious. My trout BLT was fantastic and the onion soup was delicious, too. My boyfriend had a burger and he said it was good although he... More 

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Lake Placid, New York
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

By far the most talented chief around. Creative, unique, intelligent with his creations and they hit the pallet perfectly every single time. Now that Pan Dolce is closed I will need to find where he is working because his creations are out of this world. I would like to thank Christopher McDermott for his professionalism and amazing food. He, in... More 

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Cornwall on Hudson, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

My wife and I spent two nights at lake placid. When we told the inn keeper that we had plans to go to pan dulce, she said that most of her guests had negative feedback to her. WE both looked at the on line reviews and decided to try it. We called for reservations on a saturday night and were... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

Just had a wonderful meal! It was an all inclusive 4 course meal and was delicious! This was our first time at this restaurant and definitely will not be our last. The manager and wait staff were very attentive. Thanks again!!

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The food was awesome. Great service. Terimsuu and cappuccino was the best I have had! It's the best restaurant in lake placid. We tried several restaurants, not nearly as good. Overall experience was great for our last night.

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Old Forge, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Oct 1, 2014 was when we visited Pan Dolce..from start to finish it was wonderful!! I did not want to go and was out voted and glad I was!! :) Upon entering the restaurant I always want to start at the Bar and there was a Guitarist playing, very nice, service prompt and nice, visited with some of the others... More 

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Merrimac, Massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

While out leaf peeping in Lake Placid we stopped at the Pan Dolce Restaurant because we had a coupon. The lunch I had was awesome. I had a soup and salad combo. The salad was an awesome Caesar salad but the soup stole the show. It was a very delicious apple bisque. It was so yummy and thick and hot.... More 

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Near the Adirondacks in NY
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The positive features were the smoked salmon app and the shrimp and calamari app. My salmon piccata was moist, but the carrots and potatoes were mushy and swimming in the liquid on my plate. My husband had the prime rib special and he said the meat was good, but also did not like the soft vegetables. The other couple that... More 

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Jamesville, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

No atmosphere .. Limited menu .. Limited wine list .. Mediocre food ... Chicken parm is supposed to be thinly sliced, instead it was a thick boneless breast .. Guitarist should be playing italian music .. They show pictures of tractors on their tv .. We went because of the positive reviews .. These people must normally eat Italian food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2166 Saranac Avenue, Lake Placid, NY 12946
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid
  • Phone Number: 518-302-5005

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 27
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Seafood, Bar, Pub, Family Fare

Description

Pan Dolce, meaning “sweet bread” in Italian, is a full service restaurant located just beyond the hustle and bustle of Main Street in Lake Placid.Our menu offers a selection of seasonal dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We pride ourselves in creating a casual gourmet experience with high standards of quality, service and convenience. All of our tempting dishes are crafted in our kitchen using carefully selected local ingredients.We braise, roast, poach, boil and bake all our own meats, poultry, and breads. Enjoy our distinctive, spacious, Eco-friendly, restaurant - designed with natural materials and a contemporary feel. Pan Dolce welcomes families, friends and groups of all sizes.

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