We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Skip” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Grill 211

Grill 211
211 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946
518-523-5853
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #72 of 86 Restaurants in Lake Placid
Price range: $6 - $36
Cuisines: American, Seafood
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
New York City, New York
1 review
“Skip”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

We visit Lake Placid every year around Christmas (for the last 15 years or so), and I don’t normally write restaurants reviews but after such a horrible experience I decided to make an exception.

We were a group of nine people, five adults and four kids. We ordered two appetizers: the octopus salad which required extensive effort to chew, and the shrimps cocktail that was partially frozen, and that’s was just the beginning.

We ordered four main courses: The fillet mignon was ordered medium rare but served well done (also was listed as 6oz, but no more than 4oz were served). The Salmon was too dry, the veal chop was a bit cold inside, and the highlight, the lamb chops, smelled really bad (the meat was literally spoiled and was returned to the kitchen). In other words, all main courses were somewhere between ‘below average’ and ‘not eatable’.

To balance the review, the Kid’s menus and the side orders were all fine and the service was fair, but I would recommend staying away from this place; there are many better dining options in this pretty village.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

50 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    10
    11
    6
    3
    20
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Wakefield, MA
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“limited but good experience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Limited experience with just an appetizer and drinks at the bar but the food was good and the bartender friendly.

We shared the antipasto which was fresh and fairly priced. My espresso martini was fabulous.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bel Air, Maryland
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Excellent Lamb Chops”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012 via mobile

I really liked the 40's type atmosphere with the relaxing old timely music. The lamb chops were just fantastic with a buttery glaze seered on. Lamb is my favorite and I have ordered it just about every where and I would say these were about the biggest cuts I've had! No tiny thin cuts served here.

I also liked the fact they had a self serve salad bar with unlimited salad to compliment te meal.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Very average, nothing to brag about”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Not a meal you will remember and brag to your friends about. Service is lack luster and nobody really seems to want to be there.

Visited September 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Top Contributor
334 reviews 334 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 137 cities Reviews in 137 cities
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
“They need new carpet in the Nichola part of their restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012 via mobile

Food was okay. Street appearance looks great, a little misleading. The carpet in the Italian side of the restaurant is in major need of replacement. Might pass this place. There are other nicer restaurants in the area.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Grill 211 also viewed

 

Been to Grill 211? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Grill 211, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.