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“Skip It!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Kanu

Kanu
7 Whiteface Inn Lane, Lake Placid, NY 12946
800.903.4045
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Ranked #33 of 85 Restaurants in Lake Placid
Price range: $0 - $50
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 86
Description: Join executive Chef David Haick and the culinary team in Kanu for their take on eclectic New American cuisine; seasonal ingredients with a union of flavors complimented by a distinct presentation.
greenwich, CT
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Skip It!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

The food was cold and uninspired. The service was even worse. We were so tired of waiting that we had to find the wait staff to get the check. We waited a good ten minutes to be seated with two other couples while the receptionist trained a new staff person. When she finished she seated a couple that just arrived. Our table was next to a large party that stood up around the table all night talking. Our table was so close we had backsides in our face all night. Never going back.

Visited February 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Lake Placid Gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Kanu is a wonderful place to either enjoy romantically or with your children. The service was great, food was great and seating very comfortable. The atmosphere is relaxing and perfect for the Adirondack background. The only recommendation would be that if you do go with your children that it is more appropriate for older children. Mine are 10 and 14 respectively and each one enjoyed their meal. I think younger children won't appreciate the atmosphere or food.

  • Visited February 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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Ottawa, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
“Fantastic service, very romantic setting, pricey but worth it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Me and my wife visited Kanu for dinner in Feb 2013. We made reservations before arriving, since this is a popular place and there is limited seating. The following is our review:

Ambiance: Very nice. Very spacious. Rustic yet elegant. Perfect for a romantic dinner or a special occasion.

Service: Absolutely fantastic. The kitchen prepared dishes for me which were not on the menu!!! The wine Sommelier was very knowledgeable, very friendly and offered fantastic service!!! He also offered us interesting materials to read about their different wine flights while we were enjoying our wine and waiting for the food.

Wine Choices: Very nice. There is a whole plethora of offering from very expensive wines to low 40$ for bottle. They also have very nice "Wine Flights", "Whiskey Flights" etc which should not be missed

Food: The food presentation was good. The service was good. The chef went out of his way to prepare an entree for me which was not on the menu. The food proportions were very generous, and in fact I could not finish my portion and was too full!!! My wife also enjoyed her dishes. On a side note, the "Tuna Starter with noodles/wasabi" is very heavy as a starter, and plus the tuna meat in this dish is really raw by design, so something to understand before ordering this starter.

Conclusions: Great ambiance. Superb service. Good wine list. Ok food. We paid around $200US for a couple for dinner including tax/ very generous tips. Will definitely recommend to family/friends for special occassions.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Ottawa, Canada
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Kanu Lounge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

We ate in the lounge, not the restuarant itself. The food was excellent and plentiful at very reasonable prices. The views from the lounge were amazing, as were the two huge fireplaces in the lounge. We enjoyed it so much we went back the next day.

Visited February 2013
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New York City, New York
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6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Nice dining room”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Dining room is lovely. Bit fireplace and great great lodge feel. Food is fine, but nothing inspired. Service is good.

Visited January 2013
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