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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

2 Thank M D
Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars 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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London, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

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 

4 Thank rnwster
Manlius, New York
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

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 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

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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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 

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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 Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?