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The Brown Dog Cafe & Wine Bar

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French, American, Bistro, Wine Bar, Eclectic
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2431 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946
+1 518-523-3036
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: In our 16th year as Lake Placid's premiere wine bar with award winning...
In our 16th year as Lake Placid's premiere wine bar with award winning wines paired with an eclectic French American fare in a quaint, romantic and Art Gallery setting over looking Mirror Lake or have a bite and a glass of wine in our Bar and lounge- serving both Lunch and in between cafe menu and Dinner everyday.
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great location, wonderful food and service

Wow! What a great little place right on the Lake! We wandered in on a rare warm Spring afternoon, drawn in by the board advertising a duck special, as well as a breakfast burrito. I ordered the breakfast burrito without the tortilla, and my son had an elaborate omelet type dish. The coffee was very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Emily D
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Plattsburgh, New York
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  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Plattsburgh, New York
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Wow! What a great little place right on the Lake! We wandered in on a rare warm Spring afternoon, drawn in by the board advertising a duck special, as well as a breakfast burrito. I ordered the breakfast burrito without the tortilla, and my son had an elaborate omelet type dish. The coffee was very good, served in retro looking... More 

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Cincinnatus, New York
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Sweet staff and awesome view and atmosphere, but the food was a bit salty and adequate considering the high cost. However, the lobster bisque and salad was delicious.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Great food, great view and very accommodating staff. We came after lunch hour slot, and they didn't turn us away, or tell us? ( we realized after we left the hours posted). Great Pei mussels, homemade tortilla chips for mussels and lovely Chardonnay. Also the there are several great couch sitting areas for sipping and "visiting" (as we say in... More 

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Ottawa
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Beautiful location overlooking Mirror Lake. My friends and I visited for lunch and were impressed with the food, service and wine list. The service was attentive and friendly. We definitely will return on our next visit to Lake Placid.

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Ottawa, Canada
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This place has it all: awesome name, ambiance to match, killer view, great service, extensive menu selection and superb execution in the kitchen. Dog draft on tap was the perfect foil to the cheese plate, crab cakes and salmon. Divine! Divine! Divine! Portions were perfect and the meals seemed more suitable for sharing. You won't be disappointed.

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Delicious food and very friendly service. Extensive wine list. I had the lobster club special that was so good, served on artisan sour dough bread, perfect guacamole, bacon cooked crispy and a delicious herbed mayo. Fries were also perfectly done. My husband had Caesar salad and the lobster bisque that was excellent. The view of Mirror Lake is wonderful. Very... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

They were a little understaffed when we were there, but we were a large group so we may have been a wee bit high maintenance.

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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

You won't be disappointed with the food and the prices. They have a varied and eclectic menu and we can't wait to return again. Great service and nice located.

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Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

It beautiful almost British style restaurant, great atmosphere. The view of Lake Placid is amazing. The staff is great. The food is amazing not your typical pub style food very inventive and delicious. The beer is very good as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Popped in to the Brown Dog for what we anticipated would be a glass of wine before heading in for the evening. It certainly didn't work out the way we planned. Our bartender Kolin, was a knowledgeable and charismatic fellow who had spot on recommendations for wine selections and appetizer pairings. Long story short, thanks to him we ended up... More 

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Additional Information about The Brown Dog Cafe & Wine Bar

Address: 2431 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946
Phone Number: +1 518-523-3036
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 34
Cuisine: French, American, Bistro, Wine Bar, Eclectic

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2431 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid
  • Phone Number: +1 518-523-3036

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 34
  • Cuisine: French, American, Bistro, Wine Bar, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine

Description

In our 16th year as Lake Placid's premiere wine bar with award winning wines paired with an eclectic French American fare in a quaint, romantic and Art Gallery setting over looking Mirror Lake or have a bite and a glass of wine in our Bar and lounge- serving both Lunch and in between cafe menu and Dinner everyday.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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