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Kanu

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American, Contemporary
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7 Whiteface Inn Lane, Lake Placid, NY 12946 (86)
800.903.4045
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Join executive Chef David Haick and the culinary team in Kanu for their...
Join executive Chef David Haick and the culinary team in Kanu for their take on eclectic New American cuisine; seasonal ingredients with a union of flavors complimented by a distinct presentation.
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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
nice place

came for a work meeting and had some great apps. was quiet and good location to do this. wait staff was helpful and friendly although one did talk about their wages to another employee in front of guests which I wasnt impressed with.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
hoteldos026
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Red Creek, New York
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  • Romantic
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at78rpm
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Kanu will never cut corners. Everything is always top notch, from the service to the decor to the often unique entrées. It is expensive but one doesn't get this level of sophistication at bargain prices.

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New York City, New York
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37 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My husband and I had the pleasure of dining for dinner at Kanu located at the Whiteface Lodge. The food was outstanding! I had the pork chop which was the best chop I have ever eaten! My husband had the filet. Both dishes were amazing. While pricey, the food and ambiance made it worth while. We sat outside with a... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We had free breakfast every day and ate on the outdoor patio every chance we got. Delicious buffet, but my husband also ordered the trout and eggs off the menu and loved it.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Really wanted this to be a spectacular meal, but it was not. The steaks were ordered medium, but came out well done. The pasta dish was under cooked. The salmon was very good. Now the desserts were 5 star, especially the Taramisu. The Kanu Lounge is a better choice with several shared dishes with the Dining Room, including the desserts.

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Morris County, NJ
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

First, I must say that the White Face Lodge itself is a wonderful place - and anyone who is considering staying there - must do it! Part of the whole experience is the food, of course, and Kanu does not disappoint! I had an amazing dinner there and the entire family was pleased with their meals. No need to leave... More 

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Beaver Dams, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The meals that we ate here were delicious. Can not wait to return for another experience. The atmosphere was beautiful, the staff were great, the food was amazing.

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Red Creek, New York
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

came for a work meeting and had some great apps. was quiet and good location to do this. wait staff was helpful and friendly although one did talk about their wages to another employee in front of guests which I wasnt impressed with.

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Lake George, New York
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

A charming rustic (log) restaurant with wonderful, friendly service scenic views and delicious food. What more could you ask for? Granted my wife and I gravitate to rustic log hotels and restaurants...we live in a log home, so we are very much at home with the warm feeling of wood...and animal heads hanging on the walls. But I digress...warm atmosphere,... More 

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Wheatfield, New York
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We stayed at Whiteface Lodge. The service was impeccable and staff fantastic. The lodges lounge Kanu had a great atmosphere and great food. I ordered the gluten free bacon burger which came with a side of hand cut fries. As an appetizer I had the homemade jalapeño poppers. All items were prepared to my liking. The service was excellent and... More 

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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I'm seen many bad reviews of the food and service at Kanu but we had a great experience here. We stayed at the lodge and had breakfast both mornings. The buffet had a lot of options and the most delicious pancakes and syrup we've ever had. We even bought some of the syrup in town. Omelet next am was delicious... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 Whiteface Inn Lane, Lake Placid, NY 12946
    (86)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid
  • Phone Number: 800.903.4045

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic

Description

Join executive Chef David Haick and the culinary team in Kanu for their take on eclectic New American cuisine; seasonal ingredients with a union of flavors complimented by a distinct presentation.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?