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“Excellent all around.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Porreca's Restaurant & Lounge

Porreca's Restaurant & Lounge
2895 Lake Shore Drive, Lake George, NY 12845
(518) 668-5259
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Ranked #35 of 146 Restaurants in Lake George
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excellent all around.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

The food was very good and the service was very attentive. It is a little north of the village but worth the walk. The homemade pasta was great.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Nyack, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Very good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Pleasantly surprised very fresh food and pasta. Enjoyed dinner. Service was quick. Restaurant appeared clean. Ate with a six year old and his dinner was brought out quickly. Would recommend this for a family.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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PA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Bad Service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Worst Service Experience EVER! Walked in, about 45% full, waited about 5 minutes to be sat, no biggie. Another 5 minutes to get water from a busser. Then finally a waiter comes along and said that he will be over shortly. 15 minutes later both he and a manger have walked past us MANY times. We decide to leave. I went back in to talk to a manager. The server came up and asked why we left. I said because we were waiting for so long and both you and your manager walked past us noting that we were getting angry. He said that it was the kitchens fault and they they were screwing up. I then explained that you NEVER do that, BOH and FOH must both look good and bad together as I run country clubs, that would never be tolerated. All the server could say was, "sorry bro or sorry man". I then asked to see the manager who had walked past seeing that I was getting angry, the server didnt budge and said that Matt was too busy to talk to me. WE will NEVER give that place another look. Good food rarely makes up for bad service. We spent over 1k in restaurant food for 3 people in 6 days, (dinner) their loss. They take advantage of the tourists

Visited August 2012
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“Never Again”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Worst Service Experience EVER! Walked in, about 45% full, waited about 5 minutes to be sat, no biggie. Another 5 minutes to get water from a busser. Then finally a waiter comes along and said that he will be over shortly. 15 minutes later both he and a manger have walked past us MANY times. We decide to leave. I went back in to talk to a manager. The server came up and asked why we left. I said because we were waiting for so long and both you and your manager walked past us noting that we were getting angry. He said that it was the kitchens fault and they they were screwing up. I then explained that you NEVER do that, BOH and FOH must both look good and bad together as I run country clubs, that would never be tolerated. All the server could say was, "sorry bro or sorry man". I then asked to see the manager who had walked past seeing that I was getting angry, the server didnt budge and said that Matt was too busy to talk to me. WE will NEVER give that place another look. Good food rarely makes up for bad service. We spent over 1k in restaurant food for 3 people in 6 days, (dinner) their loss. They take advantage of the tourists

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Warwick
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“Spectacular”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

My husband and I have been yearly visitors to the Lake George area. This year, we decided to stay at a different motel. We booked at the Nordick. They had a restaurant on site called Porreca's. We decided it give it a try. We are so glad we did. The setting was beautiful. An all pine wood decor gave the restaurant a cozy atmosphere. When we were seated, a waiter whose name was Joe came over and filled us in on the specials for the evening. We did not expect to have specials in addition to the already diversified, unbelievable menu. Joe was engaging, very personable and knew exactly what to recommend when given our diet restrictions. The food was out of this world, and service was impeccable, and the ambience was just what we were looking for. If you are a seafood,pasta or meat lover, you will completely enjoy this restaurant. Ask for Joe, he is an affable fellow

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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