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Kanu Lounge

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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free
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7 Whiteface Inn Lane, Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid, NY 12946 (86)
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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London, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Historically, we love the Whiteface Lodge. In fact, we are owners here. But, the service, attitude and quality of drinks in the lounge will keep us from spending any more money there. We have been eating and drinking at the lodge since it was built - that's a lot of years. Our last 2 trips to the comfortable and beautiful... More 

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Manlius, New York
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great room, great service, average food. We were a party of 4 and all agreed just average and disappointing for the price. Too bad!

Thank Nancy8550
Wyncote, Pennsylvania
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79 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm sad to say that we were disappointed by our lunch here. The food was overpriced for what it was, and my husband's venison sloppy joe was served cold.

Thank GarlowFamily
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

First evening in the Lake Placid area and Dinner at Kanu. A beautiful lodge and equally impressive dining room. Very creative cocktail offerings and an extensive Wine list was a nice start to the meal. We couldn't resist the Morel Mushroom Veloute' and that was followed by an order of a delicate Halibut and a perfect NY Strip. Also couldn't... More 

Thank Wjwar
Saratoga Springs, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Gourmet food in an upscale resort. A bit $$ pricey but well worth it! A nice experience. Yummy APS !!!

Thank Picholine G
Valley Cottage, New York
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

I love the Whiteface Lodge. It's the only place I'll stay in Lake Placid. I love that there are 2 dining options steps away from my room. I just wish they were better. The breakfast buffet is a breakfast buffet, no surprises or off the charts options. The chocolate chip pancakes were actually terrific. I mean it's a complimentary buffet,... More 

Thank Nicole M
Williamstown, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Superb menu. Tried a number of dishes and loved them all. Breakfast lunch and dinner were all of great quality.

Thank Jim B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We ate lunch here and ordered their grilled cheese sandwiches. I do not normally eat a grilled cheese sandwich, but these were absolutely delicious with ham, gouda cheese and apple slices on sourdough bread. We ordered an appetizer of their Truffle Fries and those were wonderful too. The servings were so large we took it with us and ate it... More 

Thank Cynthia R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

We attended here for dinner as part of restaurant week in Lake Placid. We otherwise would probably not have tried this restaurant unless we were staying at the hotel. The dining room is beautiful, our table had a mountain view. We met Adam who attended to us. He was very police and we spoke with him at length during our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
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 Lane, Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid, NY 12946
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?