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.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

The Brown Dog Cafe & Wine Bar

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2431 Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3370
+1 518-523-3036
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

566 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 560: English reviews
Alexandria, Virginia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ate here last week for dinner. We sat at a table overlooking Mirror Lake - very romantic. I had the Salade Maison which was excellent but I found the French Onion Gratinee a bit bland. The mussels were superb and the scallops cooked perfectly. I am not a fan of Risotto but my husband liked it. Overall an okay... More 

Thank sonia p
Arlington, Virginia, United States
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Came here for a late lunch with the kids (12 and 16). Led us through to an AMAZING table in the back overlooking Mirror Lake! I had the poached lobster sandwich - unbelievable, I felt like Gordon Ramsay getting the good treatment. Kids had French Onion Soup - home made - it wasn't salty but sweet. My husband was served... More 

Thank Braavosi
Level Contributor
35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very welcoming team, good food send beet, and happy for our spaniel puppy to come and sit at the front. Cheese plate was good, mussels great. So we were pleased with our evening and will return

Thank Henry A
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's hard to ruin a veggie burger. They did. Deep fried yuck. Sorry. Not good. Partners lobster roll was only OK, nothing great.

Thank Eva G
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm from Canada and while visiting we stopped in here. Veal was excellent! I have never had it before and it was very flavourful and a good serving. Would definitely return.

Thank Rebecca H
Highland, New York
Level Contributor
31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was quite a surprise, hidden along the main street it looks like an ordinary place but the service and food were excellent. The wait staff were attentive and the food service was good. I ate with a large party and they were able to accomodate us, be sure to call for a reservation. The menu is limited but... More 

Thank stormcloud187
Mayfield, NY
Level Contributor
42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The view of Mirror Lake is really beautiful, maybe that is why the prices are high and the food mediocre. I had the scallops and Meyer lemon risotto, there were three scallops, three! The risotto was practically crunchy with little to no lemon. Also, beware only wine is served no cocktails. Been there done that!

Thank mimi306
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After reviewing several menus in town I was attracted to the unique flavors and lakeside seating here. Looked like many dishes were made from local ingredients which was also a plus. We weren't sure what to expect when both tables around us had credits made for issues with their meal. Ours was good flavors but the construction of the sandwiches... More 

Thank Amy L
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
81 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

When I saw the name, I didn't expect a fine dining experience so I was very pleased with the outcome. The place was right in the middle of town, main strip, and was located right on the lake. The setting was very quiet with smooth jazz and piano bar type music playing. White table cloths and the overall fine dining... More 

Thank Elizabeth S
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We did not eat at this restaurant, but stopped in for a drink on our way to dinner and sat the bar. There was a good drinks selection - beer and wine - and a warm atmosphere. The barmaid was chipper and friendly.

Thank MarathonChick

Travelers who viewed The Brown Dog Cafe & Wine Bar also viewed


Been to The Brown Dog Cafe & Wine Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $34
American, French, International, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2431 Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3370
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid
  • Phone Number: +1 518-523-3036
In our 16th year as Lake Placid's premiere wine bar with award winning wines paired with an eclectic French American fare in a quaint, romantic and Art Gallery setting over looking Mirror Lake or have a bite and a glass of wine in our Bar and lounge- serving both Lunch and in between cafe menu and Dinner everyday.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Brown Dog Cafe & Wine Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?