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Kanu Lounge

Certificate of Excellence
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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7 Whiteface Inn Ln, Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1275 (86)
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Ottawa, Canada
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55 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food was nothing special, but the service was good and the decor was beautiful. Are you there for the food or the look, you might ask. But hey, just once in a while, it's ok to be silly and pay extra for the look when you're there for eating ;)

Thank NPFan2014
Ottawa, Canada
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107 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just enjoyed our 19th dinner at Kanu. Complimentary Valet parking is available as you drive up. Perfectly welcoming gentlemen. They set the perfect time for a nice evening. The lodge is stunning and cozy. The dining room is huge with cathedral ceilings and gorgeous chandeliers. Everything is made from logs... Even the salt and pepper shakers! The tables are... More 

Thank TammyH222
Bronxville, New York
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here every morning for breakfast, but this review is for dinner, which we had here once during our stay. Overall, dinner was fine, but that's the problem--it was just "fine." Now it was 5 years ago, but I remember the food being better--more creative, tastier. I don't have any complaints--it was still good--I was just expecting more (especially... More 

Thank MrsDougherty
Camillus, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Beautiful rustic yet modern dining. Breakfasts are amazing! Everything thing is so clean & the staff is very attentive. A perfect 10. Dinner had a limited menu, but was delicious!,

Thank dalesnyder269
lake placid,ny
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

My husband and I dined for our 31st wedding anniversary and had a wonderful meal and enjoyed the views and beautiful adirondack decor of the room. From the massive stone fireplaces to the skylights in the ceilings there is something natural to see and be in awe of. The antler chandeliers and wildlife abound were impressive sites. It is the... More 

Thank kikilakeplacid
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Kanu is beautiful inside, the food is good but the service is a bit lacking. It is worth a visit simply for the beauty of the lodge just make sure to leave lots of extra time

Thank Denise S
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Grilled cheese is really good; other items OK. Serviceable for those guests who do not want to go out to dinner.

Thank Carol F
Wyckoff, New Jersey
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

We had just completed a non stop 4 hour drive and were extremely hungry after checking in at 2:00. After placing our order, it took at least 20 minutes to receive our drinks and there was only one other party in the lounge. When we wanted another round of drinks, we had to seek out our server who was no... More 

Thank vs13197
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

This is an expensive restaurant and we expected a fine dining experience. Unfortunately this didn't happen. Very, very slow service from an inattentive waiter. We ordered halibut (truly terrible) and "poussin" (very tasteless chicken). My husband had white gazpacho with scallops. He was the only one in our party who had this and he was violently sick during the night.... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

We made a reservation on Open Table for an early, 6:15pm, dinner for three. Upon arrival, we were greeted by the cheerful hostess who could not find our reservation in her computer because "Open Table reservations don't come through," which we thought was amusing. She then walked us into the empty, but spectacular, three story adirondack lodge-style dining room and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Whiteface Inn Ln, Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1275
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid
  • Phone Number: 518-523-0500
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.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?