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“A bit of a contradiction”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Lakehouse Grille

Lakehouse Grille
Ranked #1 of 36 Restaurants in Meredith
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
New York City
1 review
“A bit of a contradiction”
Reviewed June 10, 2009

We had dinner and then breakfast the next day--as we were staying at the hotel connected to the restaurant. My haddock was grossly overcooked and thus dry and had an overly sweet crumb topping.. The side veggies were extremely oily and undercooked (almost raw green beans). The steak my wife had was fine, and the stuffing and garlic mashed potatoes were divine. The service, though, was strange: at a nearby table the server cleared the plates from a couple by making a large stack right on the table (not what you would expect from fine dining!) and then at breakfast while I was waiting at the waffle station, a manager or server was discussing the specific details of how her family was "upchucking" throughout the house over the weekend because of the flu and how she had to work so hard to air the house out. Not exactly my idea of what I wanted to hear while waiting for breakfast. Beautiful view of the lake!

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“Very talented chef but lack of caring by management and waitstaff shows.”
Reviewed September 9, 2008

Very talented chef but lack of caring by management and waitstaff shows.

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“Great meal!”
Reviewed August 20, 2008

Went to the Lakehouse Grille about 2 weeks ago and it was, by far, one of the best meals I can remember having in a very long time. I had a Salmon dish with ginger and soy that was absolutely amazing!! So good that I could have licked the plate. It came with garlic mashed potatoes and veggies (cannot remember exactly what). The server was a little full of himself but the food more than made up for it.

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“Disappointing”
Reviewed July 17, 2008

This is supposed to be an upscale restaurant in an upscale and very nice hotel, the Inn at Church Landing. I don't think it succeeds at all. The room is dark and often too noisy. There are only a few nice tables near the windows looking out onto the water. The service is so-so at best. The food is just okay, sometimes very blah. I think it is way overpriced for what you get. I have been there many times and never once had a really good experience that was worth what you pay.

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