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Paradox Lodge Restaurant

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2169 Saranac Avenue, Lake Placid, NY 12946-
+1 518-523-9078
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: We have changed our format at Paradox Lodge. We are doing private dinner...
We have changed our format at Paradox Lodge. We are doing private dinner parties and special events/ functions. These are done for a minimum of six people and need to be arranged in advance.
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Visitor rating
  • 113
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Excellent Dinner

We had a wonderful dinner this past weekend! Nan did a wonderful job helping me plan a wonderful and excellent dinner for my friends and me. We have been to LP for over 20 years and think this dinner was the best we've ever had! We look forward to having another dinner at Paradox next year... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Macrifour
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Rutherford
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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132 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Rutherford
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had a wonderful dinner this past weekend! Nan did a wonderful job helping me plan a wonderful and excellent dinner for my friends and me. We have been to LP for over 20 years and think this dinner was the best we've ever had! We look forward to having another dinner at Paradox next year. Joan and Glenn

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New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Heartfelt hospitality. My stay made my vacation a dream! Soft towels wonderful soap, exquisite food, love the fireplace, it's quiet and relaxing. I slept like a baby!

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Fort Johnson, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I booked our dinner party seven months in advance. That should pretty much tell you how I feel about The Paradox, Red and Nan. There were 8 of us and we were the only guests that evening so there was no rush to fill our table or any other table in the restaurant. It was nice being able to enjoy... More 

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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We've been fans of Chef Red's cuisine for over 30 years, so we were all initially disappointed to hear that Paradox Lodge was switching to a private party format. However, we hosted a family celebration there last month and had such a wonderful time that we are already planning our next special event. We all know that Red is a... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Just hosted a private dinner party for 13 on a beautiful fall evening. We started with white burgundy and nibbles by the bar before sitting down to dinner. The banter with Chef Red is laced with intelligence and fun! A course of lobster bisque followed. I know what you are thinking: rich and boring like it came from the can.... More 

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1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This place is shut down. Can you take it off of tripadvisor? I always have people asking where to dine when they go out in lake placid and I always give them the top five on here and since the paradox ( which I hear was an amazing place) is closed for what looks like forever can we either take... More 

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SNOWBLIZ, Owner at Paradox Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Contrary to what you wrote in your "review" Paradox Lodge is NOT "shut down". We have simply changed our method of operation. We continue to function as a bed & breakfast and in addition to that we are hosting special events and private dinner parties (minimum of six people) on a prearranged basis. Going forward we are going to start... More 

Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Can not say enough about this tiny restaurant! The food, the service, the ambiance is all top-notch! I'd send anyone to this gem. I wish I lived closer, so I could treat myself to their delicious food more often. We came up to ski in March 2014 and ate at this restaurant 2 nights in a row. My companion grew... More 

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Adams, NY
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We dined at The Paradox Lodge on our way into Lake Placid on Friday, June 6th. As always we had a FABULOUS meal with stupendous service. They do not ever disappoint us as they are so much fun to watch them preparing your meal in the open kitchen and the flavors are sooo good. Their food is local and in... More 

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upstate new york
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We visited again this June and once again one of the best meals I've ever eaten. Red and his wife are very gracious Chef and hostess. I highly reccomend to anyone heading to Lake Placid who enjoys a fine meal prepared by a very fine Chef. Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy a great meal with great atmospere and a... More 

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Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2169 Saranac Avenue, Lake Placid, NY 12946-
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid
  • Phone Number: +1 518-523-9078

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

We have changed our format at Paradox Lodge. We are doing private dinner parties and special events/ functions. These are done for a minimum of six people and need to be arranged in advance.

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