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“Do not miss out on this place!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Brown Dog Cafe & Wine Bar

The Brown Dog Cafe & Wine Bar
2431 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946
518-523-3036
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Ranked #28 of 86 Restaurants in Lake Placid
Price range: $8 - $32
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: In our 14th year as Lake Placid's premiere wine bar with award winning wines paired with an eclectic French American fare in a quaint, romantic setting over looking Mirror Lake or have a bite and a glass of wine in our Bar and lounge- serving both Lunch and in between cafe menu and dinner everyday.
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“Do not miss out on this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

This is my first review on trip advisor and mostly because I have never been so compelled to write one. The Brown Dog Cafe is a must stop in Lake Placid. In a recent relocation during my visit the restaurant did not have a liquor license. This being a dealbreaker for most (myself and husband included) my experience rather swayed me into proclaiming what a shame it would be to be missed! The service and quality of food is remarkable. Our waitress Eden was outstanding. We wish we could take her home with us. Not to mention the food! Starting with the mussles, my family and I enjoyed lamb and filet that were cooked to perfection. The dining room is beautiful with a view of the lake from every table. We however sat in a booth- each designed with a different place- France, London- we were in Rome! When they get their wine, we will be lucky if we get in the door. Cannot wait to return!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Waterloo, Ontario
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29 restaurant reviews
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“No Service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

We entered The Brown Dog in mid-afternoon. When we entered, we were told that there were no alcoholic drinks. We said "That's OK" and we were then seated at a very nice table overlooking Mirror Lake. That was the last of any contact with the staff! During our time in The Brown Dog, it was not particularly busy and at least three different wait persons passed by our table, some more than once. We were never acknowledged. After enjoying the view of Mirror Lake for 10 or 15 minutes, we left. Needless to say, we have no plans to ever return.

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lake placid
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“They have moved up the street and its even Better”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Been to the Dog a few times and they have moved, no wine or beer for a few days becaused they moved and all of Ny states rules but they have a full bar just waiting for the license . I would say the best steak i have ever had ! no doubt lot of great steaks in Texas but they know how to do a steak in Lake Placid .Its a lot nicer than the old building has has a ton of tables with a lake view

  • Visited February 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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West Point, New York, United States
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“"Redneck Comments"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Best livestock in town!!
Great wine, drinks, appetizers and service. The atmosphere and steaks were AWESOME!
Must have the chocolate cake and peanut butter pie!
We will be back!!!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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hickory creek texas
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“Best Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Great food, service and atmosphere. I'd go back in a heart beat. Wine selection rates an A. Beautifully decorated for Christmas. Seem like more than one waiter was handling our table and they did it seamlessly.

Visited December 2012
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