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Downhill Grill

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74 Main St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-1708
518-891-3663
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 53
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  • 47
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  • 22
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Mexican Fare at Reasonable Price

Lovely downtown restaurant with great décor and ambience offering Mexican fare which is good and worth the reasonable prices charged. A local favorite that has a large bar with attentive staff.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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New York
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New York
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Lovely downtown restaurant with great décor and ambience offering Mexican fare which is good and worth the reasonable prices charged. A local favorite that has a large bar with attentive staff.

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Saranac Lake, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The owners and staff are super friendly and they remember you which says a lot considering we come up to Saranac Lake maybe once a month. Great menu.

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I can't really say everything has gone downhill, because I don't remember when it was (if ever) any good. So it is just "downhill" from a good restaurant in value. It seems as if they don't really care about the quality of food coming out of the kitchen. It's a shame because it is a nice space and could be... More 

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Pittsburgh
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This restaurant staff accommodated our party of four for a late birthday dinner. The Margaritas were fantastic. Food and service was great! Portions are huge, so keep this in mind when ordering. Forever grateful!

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The food here for dinner was good! A chicken dish with bacon and blue cheese cream sauce was phenomenal. The NY Strip was cooked as requested and flavorful. Salad came with the meal and was pretty good, too! I can't say the service was poor, but it could have been more attentive. No one will try to impress you, but... More 

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Saranac Lake, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I walked out once before after sitting at a table with out being acknowledged by any staff for 15 minutes while they were not that busy but thought i would try it again today. I walked out with the same issue again. Worst service I have had anywhere. I've had their takeout to avoid the awful service and it was... More 

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NY
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Sadly disappointed ever since the Downhill Grill moved over to Saranac Lake. Long waits for seating with plenty of open tables, incredibly slow service (no smiles at all - very bland staff personalities), and luke warm food. Definitely not how it used to be. Dull atmosphere. Will not recommend...

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We were told to sit by the hostess and waited twenty minutes but nobody ever came with menus or to take our orders. People who came after us were being given menus right away and even getting drinks..... We left because that type of service does not deserve my money.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We took my daughter out to dinner for her "bridal shower". I had asked all the ladies I invited to RSVP and a few did. We started out with three tables put together and by the time we were done we had five tables with 23 ladies. The staff was very accommodating and the food and service were excellent. I... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Our hotel recommended this restaurant so we thought we would try it. We were very disappointed. We waited 20 minutes for our drinks and didn't get side plates for our appetizer. When we finally got our food the fries were cold and my order was wrong. I couldn't believe we got charged for refills on pop. Very disappointing experience.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 74 Main St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-1708
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Saranac Lake
  • Phone Number: 518-891-3663

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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