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“I came for the view....” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Artisans at the Lake Placid Lodge

Artisans at the Lake Placid Lodge
Lodge Road, Lake Placid, NY 12946
518-523-2700
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Ranked #26 of 85 Restaurants in Lake Placid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $55 - $95
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Toronto
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“I came for the view....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

The view from the terrace over the lake is so spectacular that I booked just on that basis. I knew it would be expensive, but I considered that to be the price of admission to an iconic Adirondack lodge. The food far exceeded my modest expectations. It was original, artful, very fresh and delicate, with interesting surprises. Great wine choices. A modest dinner for two (2 glasses of wine, 2 entrees, 2 mains, 1 desert) including tax and tip = $170. No regrets.

The only weak spot was service. There are a few seasoned professionals supervising a large number of foreign temp visa workers who were well meaning but not ready for a dinner room of this calibre.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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pitttsburgh
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11 restaurant reviews
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“Magnificent in every way!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This was far and away the best evening we've had in Lake Placid in two summers vacations. It's elegant and pricey but for a special occasion (like your last night on vacation) it is worth every penny. The wine steward was spot on and really took his time with us resulting in the perfect wine. The views are incredible and the food just superb. Just soak it all in...

Visited June 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Lake Placid's Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We had a wonderful dining experience at Artisans on the evening of May 19, 2013. On arriving, staff pleasantly escorted us to two places for our consideration: the internal and the patio. What a view the patio offered of Lake Placid. It was truly amazing (breathtaking) and well worth the trip to this isolated restaurant. We selected the patio. Staff then introduced us to the concept of the restaurant/chef, being farm to the table, and explained the menu to us. We appreciated all their information, especially as we were new to the area. Amiee was especially attentive. We specially enjoyed the sommelier, Brian, who was very helpful in explaining the wine list. As we like rosa wine, we had an enjoyable discussion with him about what was on the list and what was not, thanks to Brian. For food, we ordered the tasting (which included lamb) and confit rabbit. The food arrived at a very relaxing pace and we enjoyed the presentation as well as the explanation from knowledgeable staff of what we were about to eat. The food was fantastic! In my opinion, the whole experience was worth the time to visit what I believe to be a gem in the Lake Placid area, because of the incredible view from the patio of the lake with the amazing food and wine to enjoy that view with along with wonderful helpful staff. We will certainly return to this restaurant.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rochester, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
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“Great food, Great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The food at this restaurant is amazing. The sommelier, Brian, is very helpful and the service was efficient and very pleasant. You feel like they will do anything you ask and it won't be a problem. Pricey, but well worth it for amazing food and service.

Visited May 2013
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Potsdam, New York
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“Nice Afternoon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We went here after a graduation for a family lunch. The view was great, the service fantastic, and the food was interesting and well flavored. It is a nice way to spend the afternoon and worth the visit.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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