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Friend's Lake Inn

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963 Friends Lake Road, Chestertown, NY 12817
+1 518-494-4751
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good22%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“crepes” (8 reviews)
“lobster” (7 reviews)
“cioppino” (5 reviews)
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963 Friends Lake Road, Chestertown, NY 12817
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Reviewed October 15, 2015

If you don't often go out for a very expensive meal, this is the place to treat yourself for a special occasion. The service was friendly, and the food was delicious. We loved the pumpkin ravioli, corn chowder, filet mignon was spectacular and perfectly cooked,...More

Thank AndyJ-L2013
Reviewed October 10, 2015

Delicious classic fine dining in a lovely room with outstanding service. Foie gras was great, filet was perfectly cooked, duck was delicious. The chef ans staff seem to take great pride in their work.

Thank SanFranDaisy
Reviewed October 5, 2015

I'd heard about this place for so many years and was considering making plans for my 1-year anniversary there. We went to the Adirondacks this weekend, and thought it would be a good idea to swing by on the way home and check things out...More

8  Thank BearTS
Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

They take full advantage of having a captured audience. The food is a joke. Breakfast was embarrassing, worst coffee ever. The drop apples I found on the property was the best food I had here.

5  Thank adriandantley
Reviewed September 20, 2015

A special place to stay on vacation or for a weekend Homey Comfortable, clean Food is special too Great menu Casual of formal

Thank Nancy K
Reviewed September 9, 2015

This used to be very good at the bar. The portions were ample, food was good, ambiance was inviting and friendly. Now, although the waitstaff is friendly, the new owners are not. The wines have been replaced with many featured beers and the whole ambiance...More

5  Thank Jane W
Reviewed August 21, 2015

Very fancy restaurant in the midst of wilderness. Amazing wine list ( a book ! ) A bit pricey, but worth it.

Thank ETC363
Reviewed August 19, 2015

The menu, ambiance, and prices all give rise to an expectation of a sensational meal to come. NOT!!! At the waiter's recommendation, I ordered the special of the evening: a $44 center-cut filet to be prepared black -and-blue, accompanied by a potato gratin with a...More

7  Thank Liz3668
Reviewed August 16, 2015

Under relatively new ownership and somethings are better. Seafood crepe, retained from previous menus, perhaps not quite as good as before but still delicious. The lobster bisque, while good, could have been hotter. The ahi tuna special was very nicely prepared and presented. The filet...More

Thank kardashr
Reviewed August 10, 2015

My wife and I have been coming here for over 20 years. In the last year or so there has been a change in ownership. The wine list remains compendious and Wine Spectator awards should continue. The Manhattan cocktail my wife had was not a...More

2  Thank Michael C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 963 Friends Lake Road, Chestertown, NY 12817
    (Murphy Road)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Chestertown
  • Phone Number: +1 518-494-4751
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