We have a second home in Upper Jay and have been going to Baxter Mountain Tavern for years. It is our favorite local restaurant. It is at the top of a pass and the location and view is great. It is almost across the street from the shorter of the two Baxter Mountain trailheads. The food is generally very good to excellent. Because it is out of the hustle and bustle of Lake Placid, it gets more of a local crowd and far fewer tourists. And it just has a cozy friendly feel to it. My favorite dish has always been the pork chops.