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Paradox Lodge

2169 Saranac Avenue, Lake Placid, NY 12946-
+1 518-523-9078
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Ranked #1 of 95 restaurants in Lake Placid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This tiny restaurant is truly a five-star treat. The chef, who has been at it 50+ years, shops for fresh items every day and prepares the food in his open kitchen. This is gourmet French food, not to be missed. It's pricey but worth every penny if gourmet dining is your priority.

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Lake Champlain
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great everything!!! Wonderful atmosphere and staff. Food was perfect with large portions. Fantastic wine list. Could not have been better😍. Loved it.

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CT
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

When my wife asked me where I wanted to go for dinner on my birthday, I had only one response. It had to be Paradox Lodge. I have dined here before and the dinners rank as the best we have every consumed accompanied by superior service. It was going to be a long 5 hour drive but we made a... More

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NJ
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The paradox is of course that this house of minor size contains a restaurant of major quality. We stayed at the lodge for several days this spring and had dinner and breakfast in the small dining room. Everything about our dinner was outstanding. I especially enjoyed the wonderful variety of vegetables served with each main course. And the fresh strawberry... More

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Ottawa
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Enjoyed another fabulous meal at Paradox Lodge located behind a line of spruce trees across the street from McDonald’s on Saranac Avenue in Lake Placid (from the culinary sublime to the Mc-ridiculous). Had the huge garden salad with blue cheese vinaigrette as appetizer then the small filet with peppercorn sauce and tons of vegetables including a turnip puree (what a... More

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Sudbury, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

It was through sheer luck that my husband and I happened to arrive at Paradox Lodge. We ended up having the most amazing meal, prepared in front of us in the open kitchen. Chef Red proved to be a wonderful entertainer as well as a master chef. His wife Nan and staff provided excellent service and finishing touches. Our meals... More

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Ballston Spa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We were in Lake Placid over Memorial Day weekend. We had no reservations set as the restaurant we had loved the last time we were there had gotten a lot of less than favorable reviews so we decided to look around once we got up there. After reading the reviews early one morning, I decided to call and try to... More

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Lacona, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Why? Maybe because Lake Placid offers so many excellent choices, maybe because we tend to return to the best ones we've been to already, and certainly because we just can't eat that many great meals in one week (no matter how hard we try). So when we got a tip from the couple next to us at one of our... More

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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