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The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn

77 Mirror Lake Dr, Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa, Lake Placid, NY 12946
(518) 302-3000
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Ranked #5 of 97 Restaurants in Lake Placid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $19 - $40
Hours:
Mon - Thu 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Interlaken Avenue
Description: The View is the only AAA four-diamond fine dining restaurant in Lake Placid, New York. Overlooking Mirror Lake and the Adirondack High Peaks, this restaurant is renown for its commitment to food and wine. The concept is elegant comfort foods with an extensive wine list that has been recognized for excellence by the Wine Spectator for the past Thirteen years. The menu changes three times each year. Prepared Dinner at The James Beard House November 2008. We are also new member to The Adirondack Harvest. Taste Bistro & Bar adjoins the View with Casual dinner fare, have drinks by the fire and relax. Live music on Friday nights in Taste Bistro. The perfect place for the "special occasion".
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English first
Birmingham, Alabama
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

The View was by far the best meal we had in Lake Placid and the only meal we would call "gourmet." Our whole experience was first class from the moment we stepped through the door till the homemade complimentary chocolate truffles at the end. If you want a special occasion "dress-up" night this is the place to go. We didn't... More

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Wayland, NY USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I made reservations for three of us online. Not only did I receive an email confirmation, but a follow up phone call on the day of our meal. Our waiter was a wine consultant from a nearby town, We were seated a few minutes after our reservation time, but enjoyed the wait in the bar. Not only was our waiter... More

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manalapan,NJ
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My husband and I were very disappointed with the food and service at the View. We were guests at the Mirror Lake Inn where the restaurant is located and had a made a reservation way in advance. But we waited for a half hour for our table. More importantly, the food was awful. The prices were so overpriced for the... More

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MLI, General Manager at The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest. We very much appreciate getting honest, constructive and accurate feedback from our guests. Unfortunately this review includes none of the above. The reason you waited for a table is because you requested a window table. We had several other nice tables that we offered to you when you arrived and again after you had... More

Southbridge, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The 6 of us stopped in for a before dinner drink. The place has a screened in alcove that we used and therefore had to serve ourselves. The drinks were fine but there was some confusion trying to get the bartender to understand what we wanted. The place has a great reputation but perhaps it is more inclined towards diners.

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MLI, General Manager at The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest at Taste Bistro! It’s unfortunate that you didn’t truly experience The View restaurant (where this review is posted) and only had cocktails in Taste Bistro. We’re glad that you enjoyed your drinks and the great views of the mountains! We’re sorry if there was any confusion about ordering drinks on the porch. We welcome... More

Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We chose The View based on reviews of other top contributors. This is a fine dining restaurant in an equally fine Inn. From start to finish, the meal was a culinary masterpiece. My wife had the Sea Scallops and I had the Prime Filet. Both were excellently prepared and presented. Even the two palate cleansers were works of art. As... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A very quaint and romantic little restaurant. The View is a dining destination. A world-class wine list and delicious food. Only drawback is that it is quite expensive.

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MLI, General Manager at The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest at The View! We’re glad that you enjoyed the wine list and food. Don’t forget to try Taste Bistro if you’re looking for some less expensive options! We look forward to your return! Sincerely, Carl Gronlund General Manager Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More

Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The Mirror Inn Restaurant, The View, is a great place for a romantic meal. The atmosphere is pure Upstate New York Adirondack. It has a lovely view of Mirror Lake. Yes, it is pricey but it isn't supposed to be McDonalds. The food is all extremely flavourful and beautifully prepared. Very nice, I would go back for another wonderful meal... More

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MLI, General Manager at The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest at The View! We’re happy that you enjoyed your romantic evening, the views, atmosphere and food. We look forward to another opportunity to serve you! Sincerely, Carl Gronlund General Manager Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More

Ottawa, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

As a special treat, we decided to sample the fare of this highly rated restaurant and were not disappointed! It deserves the kudos. The four adults at our table each had a different main course and each raved about his/ her dish. My wife who is an unabashed foody raved about her prime beef/foie gras and being permitted a taste,... More

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MLI, General Manager at The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest at The View! We’re glad that you all enjoyed your entrees, wine pairings, the ambiance and service. We look forward to having you back for many more memorable occasions! Sincerely, Carl Gronlund General Manager Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More

Albany, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

From out of the clouds of a mundane rainy trip comes the light of a perfect meal. From the moment of entering the door, the introduction of the waiter, the selection of the meal to the final desert and drinks, this experience was perfect. It became an event that my wife and I will remember. Our thanks to Pierre our... More

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MLI, General Manager at The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest at The View! Thank you also for your kind compliments about the food, service and drinks! We’re glad that you enjoyed the Sea bass and felt the meal was a merger of art and skill. We look forward to serving you again! Sincerely, Carl Gronlund General Manager Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More

Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

We recently had dinner and really enjoyed our meal with one exception. We had the pork pate appetizer and it was quite bland. That's what prevented us from giving it an excellent review. I had their stuffed quail and it really was superb. My spouse had a cod dish and she also said it was excellent. As I stated, everything... More

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