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7 Whiteface Inn Lane, Lake Placid, NY 12946
800.903.4045
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Ranked #33 of 85 Restaurants in Lake Placid
Price range: $0 - $50
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 86
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.
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English first
Lake Placid, New York
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

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
3 helpful votes 3 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 

Annapolis
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Beautiful dining room. great food. wonderful service. it was one of the highlights of our trip to lake placid. just wished we wouldve stayed at the lodge. highly recommend

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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My wife and I went for drinks and a light fare, we ordered the White bean dip which was very good, the iceberg wedge was excellent and the truffle fries a top any I have tried with cheese and bacon. The martinis were very good and set the mood ant this great location. You cannot beat a lounge in a... More 

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Sean F, Manager at Kanu, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on the "persuasions" that you ordered and enjoyed off of our lounge menu. Our Sommelier and beverage team spend a lot of time and energy perfecting their craft. Cheers, Sean More 

Hatboro, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We had a big dinner planned so we did not want to be too full, but still needed to have something to eat since we skipped lunch. Decided to camp out in front of the fire at Kanu and enjoyed crab nachos, soup, a glass of chardonnay and a mug of hot chocolate. We did not get a full meal... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

As a restaurant in a leading hotel this is a poor effort. The menu is very limited as it is, dishes are unimaginative and over-salted, and while service is friendly (be it understaffed) the food takes for ever (> 1 hour) to come out of the kitchen. There are loads of restaurants in and around Lake Placid that are better,... More 

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Sean F, Manager at Kanu, responded to this review

Thank you for your critical feedback on your experience in Kanu. The culinary team at the Whiteface Lodge takes great pride in the product we serve and it is unfortunate that we got it wrong on your visit. I would like the opportunity to showcase for you what the food and beverage team is capable of. Please let me know... More 

Rotterdam, New York
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The Kanu Lounge is nice and peaceful for lunch and has nightlife in the evenings. Plus the breakfast buffet has anything you could want...including friendly staff!

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Manhattan
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104 reviews 104 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This restaurant is a bit overpriced for the quality of the food served. My wife an I ordered very basic meals which were quite all right. However they were not equal to the price. Service was pleasant and competent. The restaurant is decorated in high Adirondack style, which we appreciated for the exuberance.

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Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We love lodge-style, log cabin looks and this hotel and restaurant fills the bill-in spades! The fires were burning, snow covered the area and we were happy as clams...with the ambiance, the food , the service...Hi Morgan :-) Ya gotta go...this is too good to miss.

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Albany, NY
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Kanu is a very nice restaurant in the Whiteface Lodge. Atmosphere is Adirondack style. I have found the food and service always to be outstanding.

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Sean F, Manager at Kanu, responded to this review

thank you for mentioning the consistent service you receive in Kanu. We pride ourselves with having an educated work force that enjoys what they do. thank you for your words, Sean More 

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Additional Information about Kanu

Address: 7 Whiteface Inn Lane, Lake Placid, NY 12946
Phone Number: 800.903.4045
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid
Average Prices: USD 0 - 50
Cuisine: American, Contemporary

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