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“Fabulous Restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn

The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn
77 Mirror Lake Dr, Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa, Lake Placid, NY 12946
+1 518-302-3000
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Ranked #2 of 86 Restaurants in Lake Placid
Price range: $19 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Interlaken Avenue
Description: The View is the only AAA four-diamond fine dining restaurant in Lake Placid, New York. Overlooking Mirror Lake and the Adirondack High Peaks, this restaurant is renown for its commitment to food and wine. The concept is elegant comfort foods with an extensive wine list that has been recognized for excellence by the Wine Spectator for the past Thirteen years. The menu changes three times each year. Prepared Dinner at The James Beard House November 2008. We are also new member to The Adirondack Harvest. Taste Bistro & Bar adjoins the View with Casual dinner fare, have drinks by the fire and relax. Live music on Friday nights in Taste Bistro. The perfect place for the "special occasion".
New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Fabulous Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We go to the Mirror Lake Inn every year in early December and we love eating at The View restaurant. When we were at The Mirror Lake Inn in December 2012, The View restaurant was closed for dinner and we were very disappointed. Their food is unbelievable along with the service. We did have breakfast at the restaurant and that was wonderful.

  • Visited September 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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MLI, General Manager at The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Thank you for being our guest at The View! We are glad that you love eating here! We look forward to your return!
Sincerely,
Carl Gronlund
General Manager
Mirror Lake Inn
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Brewerton, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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“Fine Dining with a "View"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Dinner at "the View" shoud be on your list of things to experience when you are in Lake Placid NY.The food is prepared with imagination; relying on the excellent techniques and skill set in the kitchen. The wait-staff could not be more professional and attentive. As an added bonus,the view of Mirror Lake is spectacular. It is well worth the price and time to make a reservation in advance whenever you are in the Adirondacks. We will be sure to make it a habit.

  • 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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MLI, General Manager at The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Thank you for being our guest at The View! We are glad that you enjoyed your experience and felt the food is prepared with imagination and excellent technique! Our staff appreciate your compliments on their service and professionalism. We look forward to your return!
Sincerely,
Carl Gronlund
General Manager
Mirror Lake Inn
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Lake Placid, New York
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Breakfast Buffet could be better...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Love the warm ambiance of the MLI and have stayed many times with great enjoyment. Have dined in the restaurant and The View informal area with enjoyment. Recently we treated ourselves to the buffet breakfast on Sunday. We were seated initially at a table with no view although there were many tables available, so we asked to change our seat which was arranged without fuss. The coffee and juice was brought promptly and our server friendly. What was disappointing though was the buffet itself. We both travel and partake of breakfasts at many average and grand hotels. For the elite status of this hotel the breakfast was ho-hum. The self service stations were not regularly refreshed and the eggs stuck together, the bacon very greasy and also clumped. Looking for a healthier alternative we visited the omelet station. The pans were of poor quality and the young man there although very friendly had difficulty making the omelets with the eggs sticking to the pan and breaking apart. Not entirely his fault due to the poor equipment although he could use some guidance perhaps from those fabulous French chefs in Montreal? Let the eggs set before attempting to turn? The fruit display was the typical melon. The best highlight was a dessert creation we could not resist filled with apples. For a place that has such a high rating, the breakfast buffet needs to surpass the Hampton Inn and Hilton fare we have had.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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MLI, Manager at The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Thank you for being our guest.

We pride ourselves on providing a quality experience for all of our guests and we are very sorry if we did not meet your expectations.

I'm glad we could accommodate you on your seating preference and that your service was good. I'm sorry the buffet and omelets were not up to your liking. We usually receive rave reviews from our guests regarding the high quality and wide selection we offer, from several choices of eggs and breakfast meats to smoked salmon, pancakes, home fries, fresh cut cantaloupe, pineapple, honeydew and strawberries, our famous Mirror Lake Inn granola, plus pastries and muffins fresh from our bakery. And as always, if you don't see it on our buffet, just ask and we'll do our best to make it for you.

We very much appreciate you being our guest and hope that we have the pleasure you seeing you again soon.

Sincerely,
Jarrad Lang
Executive Chef
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Melville, New York
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“Consistently Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

My wife and I have been going to the Mirror Lake Inn every Christmas for the past 10 years. Every year we have at least one dinner and two breakfasts at The View. The View offers a homey, yet elegant, true Adirondack Inn "feel" when dining there. The service is top notch, friendly and efficient. And the food is inventive, delicious and beautifully presented. The menu changes with the season, but everything I've ever ordered has been wonderful. The Adirondack breakfast buffet is one of the true breakfast experiences you can have anywhere in the country. The View is a first class restaurant that would rank among the very best in any major city.

  • Visited December 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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MLI, General Manager at The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Thank you for being such a loyal guest at The View restaurant during Christmas over the years! We are happy that you enjoy the ambiance, breakfast, dinner and service by our staff. We look forward to your annual return!
Sincerely,
Carl Gronlund
General Manager
Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A fantastic find ... A warm gem in a cold place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We booked this restaurant at last minute. We could not have been luckier. A fantastic restaurant, lovely food, great wine list and the service was elegant and informative. I will recommend this restaurant to friends and family.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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