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Kanu Lounge

$$$$
American, Spanish, Contemporary
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7 Whiteface Inn Lane, Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid, NY 12946 (86)
518-523-0500
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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, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Families with children
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
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Awesome Lodge Atmosphere and Good Food

The Kanu Restaurant has two options, the lounge and the dining room. The lounge is laid back and normally has live music playing which makes for a fun atmosphere along with two fireplaces and feels like a cozy living room. The dining room is grand, with 40 food ceilings, two large fireplaces and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
BCon17
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New York City, New York
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Sherrill, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Cant beat after a great day playing in the snow hanging out in the lounge with drinks and wings for only $8. Great service!

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Thank Jennifer K
Plattsburgh, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great food to enjoy in a beautiful and relaxing atmosphere. You can sit in front of either of the two big fireplaces or near a window and enjoy a beautiful Adirondack View.

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Thank Rod S
New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to the lodge four years now. The food here is nothing to get excited about, especially for the price. It is a darn shame because every thing else is so wonderful there and the ambiance is so warm and cozy. I wish the management would make some changes.

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1 Thank JDK13
Brooklyn NY
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is well appointed and done in great detail. rustic lodge and log cabin sort of appeal. The lounge was dark and secluded and had lots of spots to gather and enjoy the fireplaces and drinks. The singer was good, but very very loud. We asked the staff to have him tone it down a bit so my wife... More 

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Thank jpaolillo
New York City, New York
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate dinner here twice during our stay at Whiteface Lodge - mostly because of the convenience. The food was fine but nothing special. I found the prices, however, to be high in relation to the quality of the food and level of service.

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1 Thank ILoveTivoli
New York City, New York
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81 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

The Kanu Restaurant has two options, the lounge and the dining room. The lounge is laid back and normally has live music playing which makes for a fun atmosphere along with two fireplaces and feels like a cozy living room. The dining room is grand, with 40 food ceilings, two large fireplaces and giant game heads on the wall, definitely... More 

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Thank BCon17
Long Island, N.Y.
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76 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

For the hundred plus dollar fixed priced New Years dinner menu, I expected nothing short of a New York Times Square top shelf blow the doors off of a four star dining experience. Well, that didn't happen. First off, the décor and food presentation was top shelf. Beautifully decorated and presented. But that was about it for the four stars.... More 

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1 Thank HareWeGo
Ottawa, Ontario
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Ate here for NYE so fixed menu for adults. Kids could order off regular kids menu. Portions were tiny and we were all still hungry after appetizer, bread and main course (except for one of the kids who had a burger, that was farily big). So we ordered dessert. Waitress said the ice cream sandwich was fairly big so we... More 

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Thank newfiegirl27
Saranac Lake, New York
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We stopped at Kanu for dessert tonight. We ordered espresso, an espresso martini and an ice cream sandwich dessert. The dessert was actually two homemade ice cream sandwiches cut into halves. One of the sandwiches was very different from the other, while they looked the same, they didn't taste the same. One was dry, with an aftertaste like freezer burn.... More 

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Thank KellyWight
eastern shore, maryland
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

First the good.. The wait staff and bartender were courteous and attentive. The truffle fries were good so if you go there for these fries and a beverage then I think you'll be happy. The atmosphere in the lounge was cozy. Here's where we were let down.. I felt the dinner menu didn't offer enough variety. I didn't memorize the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 Whiteface Inn Lane, Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid, NY 12946
    (86)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid
  • Phone Number: 518-523-0500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50
  • Cuisine: American, Spanish, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?