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7 Whiteface Inn Lane, Lake Placid, NY 12946
800.903.4045
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Ranked #37 of 91 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
Albany, NY
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

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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Rochester, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

A friend of my wife's recommended the restaurant; and it was one of the best suggestions we've had! We were not staying at the resort, thus anyone can go there and should. With food preparation it is almost as important as the quality; and the presentation was great! We both had the field green salad--the restaurant is a la carte--I... More

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Sean F, Manager at Kanu, responded to this review

Director of Food and Beverage at the Whiteface Lodge Thank you for providing your feedback on your Kanu experience. Our culinary team pays great attention to the quality as well as the presentation, as you noted. The picture you took of our Creme Brulee looks fantastic! Please join us this winter when our Kanu menu will change with the season.... More

New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Decent food, very slow service and great ambiance. Nestled in between trees and with the views of the Whiteface Mountain, don't miss a chance to come enjoy breakfast on a beautiful morning.

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Sean F, Manager at Kanu, responded to this review

Director of Food & Beverage at the Whiteface Lodge Thank you for your recent review on your experience in Kanu. We do experience at certain times of the morning, and at night, heavy pockets of volume in the dining room. I anticipate the slow service you received would have occurred during such a time. Thank you for your understanding and... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

While I could not fault the servers or the food quality or quantity the bill was quite a bit higher than other restaurants we eat at during our travels across the USA

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Buffalo, New York
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Great ambiance, professional staff, knowledgeable sommelier, great menu options! I had seafood pot pie, which was delicious (it was kind of cold, but that's ok, I'm not too picky). My husband had steak and loved it.

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Carrying Place
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

While some might find this restaurant a bit pricy, we thought it was well worth it! The food was excellent - imaginative, tasty and beautifully presented. The service was terrific - starting with a warm welcome form the sommelier/host, followed by friendly and attentive service by our server. And the room itself is spectacular - two huge stone fireplaces and... More

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Haliburton
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Eat at the bar. Laid back, informal yet intimate, beautifully decorated. Great bartender and service.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

So the main restaurant is beautiful, but pricy. The bar area is very nice and the food is tasty. The menu is limited, but the roasted chicken was good and did not break the bank. Also, the lower ceiling and fireplaces are very nice. We have spent 2 evening in this area because we like it so much. Great staff... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

We ate dinner in the very large dining room with only three other tables of patrons, yet the bar across the hall was jumping. Our dinners of pork and halibut was good but very pricy for what we got. After dinner we checked out the bar menu that uses the same kitchen, prices were way less although the menu was... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

My wife and I had dinner here earlier this week. It was arguably the worst restaurant meal I have had in the last 25 years. Sand in the scallops, a potato baked to the consistency of a brick, a rib eye steak full of fat and gristle, an apple tart for dessert that was supposed to be hot but was... 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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