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“Great meal - one of Lake Placid's best!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jimmy's 21

Jimmy's 21
21 Main St., Lake Placid, NY 12946
(518) 523-2353
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Ranked #39 of 95 restaurants in Lake Placid
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Rochester, New York
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“Great meal - one of Lake Placid's best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I've never had anything but great meals at Jimmy's 21, so this was simply one more in a long succession of wonderful meals. I ate here while in Placid for a conference, and wandered in for an early dinner. There were very few people dining when I arrived, so I was able to get a seat by the windows, which provide a splendid view of Mirror Lake, in back of the restaurant. (Close enough to watch the ducks eating, too!)

For dinner, I ordered the Seafood Neapolitan, which was shrimp and scallops in a "light blush sauce" served over linguini. I must admit that the sauce was NOT as it was described..."light blush." Instead, it was a thick, creamy, wonderfully-flavored sauce that coated the pasta and the seafood alike. I think it tasted more like a traditional vodka pasta sauce than anything, but it was superb! Plus, the dish was filled with an excess of jumbo shrimp and scallops, both cooked perfectly and sitting on top of the pasta. This was a truly great dish that balanced all the tastes in perfect proportion. I loved it!

Helpful hint about this restaurant: if you make a dinner reservation and have anyone who is handicapped in your group, tell them in advance so they don't give you a table downstairs. There is a very steep and narrow spiral staircase that gets you from one floor to the next, which would not be passable to a handicapped person.

THis was a wonderful visit (again!), and I would gladly come back here.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Jimmy's 21”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is a place you cannot go wrong dining at. I have been coming here for many years and have never been disappointed. Their pasta is freshly homemade and delicious no matter what sauce you choose. The steaks are prepared wonderfully to you're specific liking, as are the seafood dishes. You get a warm basket of fresh breads and a salad with your dinner. We always sit right in the window overlooking Mirror Lake... you can't get much better than that!! Do yourself a favor and visit this Lake Placid staple the next time you're in town, you won't be sorry.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Trainer,Pa
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“Second trip good as the first”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

My husband and I were in Lake Placid about 3 years ago and had enjoyed a wonderful meal at Jimmy's so we decided to stop in again on this trip. We were greeted warmly and were seated right in front of the windows overlooking the lake. Service was good and the meal was just as good as we remembered. The salad was nice and fresh and the homemade dressing adds just enough zing. I had the shrimp a la Jimmy's husband had veal sorrentino and we were quite happy. Nice way to start off another week in the Adirondacks .

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provincetown
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“Great view, good solid food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

If you want a no frills meat and pasta dinner this is a solid choice for dinner, the menu isn't ambitious but it doesn't need to be. There are basic main stay Italian food items done well with good presentation. Our waiter didn't over do it and it was a pleasant experience love the view of the lake.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Orrville, Ohio
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“great meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

After asking a couple locals the best place for a steak or seafoof dinner , we decided on jimmy's 21 . We had an excellent meal. 3 of us ordered steak and were not dissapointed. A very good cut of meat. Service was good. Would go back.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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