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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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Hours:
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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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 21
    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
Good for:
  • Romantic
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129 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Red Creek, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Willsboro, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My wife and I visit often especially for the Tuesday night burger and brew special for the locals. We love it. The decor is amazing. Sipping an Ommegang by the fireplace after dinner is so relaxing. The staff is so friendly and they always offer great service.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We stayed at the lodge and made reservations for dinner for an expected quality meal. My dinner was charred and overcooked with wilted sides. I rarely complain about dinners but felt the need to post as I rely on reviews as a diner. I actually mentioned it to the waitress which she brushed off. Made the mistake of ordering dessert... More 

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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Since we were staying at The Whiteface Resort we make reservations at Kanu. We love the Adirondack style so the ambience was perfect. Two very large fireplaces, one on either side od the high ceiling dining room. Adirondack furnishings. Warm and inviting but casual enough not to be stuffy. Most Appetizers were $15. We chose the coussalet as a first... More 

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Huntington, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This place is beautiful. If your thinking you will have high end service and food, forget about it ! Our waiter should be in show business, because he pulled a disappearing act after he took our order. We had to ask 3 different people to get us wine, water and remove our plates. Apps plates stayed on our table 20... More 

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Lake Placid, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

The Kanu Restaurant and the pub at the Whiteface Lodge are great places to to have dinner. The Kanu restaurant is a large venue but the service is so good you feel like you're in an intimate setting. The sommelier there, Scott, is extremely helpful, very friendly and has vast knowledge about wines. Whether you have a $10 glass of... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We were shocked to discover how basically rude and poor the service quality (or lack of quality) there was at such a pricey bar/lounge. We waited 50 minutes after we ordered our food to be told by our waiter "I have no idea where your food is-I don't control the kitchen." We consequently cancelled our order and left. We found... More 

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Sean F, Manager at Kanu, responded to this review

I apologize for the service and experience you received on the day/night of your visit. What you described is not what Kanu, or the Kanu Lounge, are about. Please fell free to reach out to me on your next trip trip to Lake Placid so that we can showcase what the F&B team has to offer. Thank you, Sean 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?