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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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Dining options: 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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance

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  • 40
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  • 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
Most recent review
Absolutely Love It

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Dan R
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Saranac Lake, New York
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Reservations
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125 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Saranac Lake, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 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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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Contributor
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
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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 

Annapolis
Senior Reviewer
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
90 reviews 90 reviews
71 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
63 reviews 63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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 

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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 0 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance

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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