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Paradox Lodge

2169 Saranac Avenue, Lake Placid, NY 12946-
+1 518-523-9078
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Ranked #3 of 95 restaurants in Lake Placid
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Poughkeepsie, New York
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

There are many good restaurants in the Lake Placid area, but the entire experience of Paradox is one-of-a-kind.....and we found it quite by accident. A group of 8 friends and I were recently looking for dinner on a cold Wed night in a town that rolls up its mid-week sidewalks (yes, even in winter) by 9:00 PM. We had all... More

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We stayed at Lake placid for an end of March 2014 weekend of cross-country skiing. After a quick Trip Advisor review, we set our sights on the Paradox Lodge for a Saturday night birthday dinner. I made the reservation from Canada and received a positive confirmation via email net morning: quite important to give them notice, the dining room is... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

When one returns to a restaurant, there is always the risk of discovering, for whatever reason, that the first time was unique and repeated visits yield a wilting rose. I am here to tell you that this rose is still in full bloom and I have been here at least six times over the past few years. I read the... More

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

Lovely little spot. Open kitchen is fun to watch while having a drink. Food was good, but missed the mark on a few counts - sauce just a little off and some dishes a bit bland. Overall nice night.

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Northern NJ
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We rarely make a trip to Lake Placid without indulging in dinner at Paradox - and it is ALWAYS the highlight of our trip. Paradox quite simply is the best restaurant we have ever been to - anywhere. The menu is always amazing - every item beckoning and interesting without being 'fu fu'. The chef simply relies on highest quality... More

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New York NY
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This was not the restaurant we planned to dine. Where we wanted to dine was closed for renovations and how fortunate that turned out for us because we decided to try Paradox Lodge for dinner and had one of the best meals enjoyed in a restaurant coupled with charming ambiance and excellent service! We enjoyed it so much that we... More

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New Hope, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Friends and I have rented a house in Saranac Lake during the Winter Carnival for the past 6 years . . . and over that time we have heard wonderful things about The Paradox . . . but for some reason we never dined there. That was a mistake! Last Sunday, February 9th, we had n outstanding dinner in this... More

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Wolcott, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Coming from the tri-state area, where there is no shortage of excellent restaurants, my other half and I expected a good meal from the Paradox, but the amazing meal we actually received was killer. Some of the menu choices were interesting, but we both chose the filet au poivre, as we're suckers for a great steak. Beautifully cooked, butter-soft meat,... More

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Brockville, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We had a wonderful meal at Paradox. We found the restaurant staff to be very friendly and accommodating. The service was prompt and attentive and we were quickly served after being seated. I especially appreciated the extra effort they took to help me seat with my injured knee. The mushroom soup was unbelievable - full of flavour; I have not... More

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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We have dined at paradox on a number of occasions - our favorite in lake placid. Once again the food was excellent - seafood pasta was delicious a,d the filet mignon tendet and cooked to perfection. We were introduced us to lovely Pinot Noir - and the service was as always very professional and friendly. All in all,, a great... More

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