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The Brown Dog Cafe & Wine Bar

2431 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946
518-523-3036
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Ranked #21 of 95 restaurants in Lake Placid
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $8 - $32
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: In our 14th year as Lake Placid's premiere wine bar with award winning wines paired with an eclectic French American fare in a quaint, romantic 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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Baldwinsville, New York, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

My boyfriend and I were in Lake Placid for his birthday weekend, we were walking down the street and it was very cold so we decided to stop in to the brown dog cafe for a glass of wine. We were very impressed by the cozy atmosphere and the service (Erin was our bartender, she was great!) we liked the... More

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Caledon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Service was excellent and friendly. We went on a Monday and liked it so much we returned on Thursday with friends! Our 11 year-old recommends the mussels! One of us forgot a scarf and the restaurant staff went to great lengths to send it to us in Canada. We will return.

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Adirondack, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Outstanding food, wine and atmosphere. Great views. Well worth the stop when visiting mirror lake and Lake Placid.

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Sharon, Vermont
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114 reviews 114 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This place is well intentioned but tries too hard. The food has too many ingredients trying to do too much at once- it's confused and detracts from the meal. The dishes also overemphasize size of the dish compared to quality of the dish. I think that less is more is the basic message here. As a result, the meal was... More

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Plattsburgh, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I ate here on St Patties Day (our anniversary)for dinner. The restaurant was slow, which was nice our waitress was very friendly and accommodating, as was the nice young woman who worked in the kitchen. We ordered the lamb lollipops and the duck. Each entree was exquisitely prepared and needless to say very tasty. We also ordered... More

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Rochester, NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We had dinner here after a day of wonderful ADK Winter activities -- the mac & cheese appetizer was wonderful and our server was very helpful with 2 wine-by-the-glass selections … our duck entree and lavendar-honey creme brûlée dessert were fine. The view of frozen Mirror Lake is peerless, and it was fantastic to watch the ice skaters and cross-country... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Stopped in with my aunt for lunch and a glass of wine, I got the lobster Mac n cheese and a caesar salad. The lobster Mac was divine and the Caesar salad had a lighter dressing. The view was great, all and all a nice lunch spot.

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Petawawa, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My boyfriend and I went here on our last night of our visit to Lake Placid. We were visiting from Ontario, Canada. We stopped into the restaurant during the day, but found the place pricy so we left. We went to a few other wine bars, but had poor experiences so we decided to return that evening. We sat at... More

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Moriah
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We were seated at a table with a view of Mirror Lake and the activity on the lake was our entertainment throughout our lunch! And the food was extremely delicious. Service was attentive and wine offerings numerous. Definitely a place for lunch on a cold winter day!

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Killington, Vermont
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We didn't dig into the French Menu. But we did each have a glass of wine at the bar. The wine was good (nice selection), but the 'swirling glass decanter system' was a bit much. The bartender seemed nice, but we barely had the chance to speak with him as the owner was ever present behind the bar. He seems... More

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