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Kanu

7 Whiteface Inn Lane, Lake Placid, NY 12946
800.903.4045
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Ranked #41 of 93 restaurants in Lake Placid
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 86
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
231 reviews 231 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

$8 for wings or chili + bread bowl or personal pizza and draft beer. It hit the spot. None of the food was a particular standout, but average-above average. The surroundings were excellent though, to eat in their lounge next to the fireplace, looking out over the snow covered grounds. That was excellent. The staff were friendly. Just what I... More

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Manhattan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

My husband and I ate here on a Saturday night around 6. it was a large space and we were greeting in a very warm way and seated by a fireplace, which my chilly spouse really enjoyed. The drinks were very good. However, we both found the food just soso. I did enjoy the salad andmy husband loved rhe risoot,... More

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Malone, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Had drinks in the lounge and dinner in the dining room. Food & service were very good and the sommelier was quite knowledgeable about the wines . Our server Jordan was attentive and amiable. Thought it a bit pricey , but then it is a resort destination and was only 1 vegetarian dish -mushroom bolognese on grits which was delicious.... More

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Seaford, New York, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

If presentation were an indicator of taste then this restaurant would be amazing. Unfortunately, the beautifully presented pork chop I ordered was bland and underwhelming. It was served with a purée that resembled baby food but tasted like medicine and a small portion of Brussels sprouts, egg plant and fruits that seemed randomly chosen. The blood orange salad was a... More

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Jeffersonville, Vermont
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

First of all, I use Tripadvisor when traveling, especially for restaurants. I do hope what I post is helpful and can only hope that in addition to the readers of the review, the establishment will perhaps deal with the issues at hand. I certainly do try to be honest when posting reviews . We had the opportunity to dine at... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We went on a Saturday night and while expecting it to be full of people, we were pleasantly surprised that it wasn't! The Atmosphere is cozy and comfortable... Roaring fireplaces, lots of wood with a rustic elegant feel. The service was also great... Attentive, friendly servers who made you feel welcome. The food was comparable to the price. Only drawback... More

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

The dining room is grand and looks old, although it was built a decade ago: an airy cathedral of heavy dark wood beams, huge fireplaces at each end of the room, stuffed moose and elk heads on the walls. There's a nice view out the large French doors. The menu is pricy and uses fine ingredients. There's an excellent adjoining... More

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Apollo Beach, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

The breakfast buffet was wonderful and fairly priced. The surroundings had lots of windows for great views and a large wood burning fireplace.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Service was excellent. My wife and I visited this restaurant and the lounge version across the hall several times during our stay at the whiteface lodge. Both kanu and kanu lounge are accommodating and perfect for guests of the lodge and visitors for just breakfast or dinner. Servers are friendly and attentive and the man who stokes the fires in... More

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Maryland
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110 reviews 110 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Started with rude valet greeters. Direct you to a full lot then are annoyed that you return. Service was slow and spotty. Food was ok. Steak very fatty and not the bet for price. Wife had salmon which was a bit better. I know it was a busy night but they just did not have it together. Food a four... More

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