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“Good food, good people and good music...”

The Moose Lodge Boathouse
Ranked #74 of 104 Restaurants in Lake Placid
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed September 7, 2013

We came in on the last weekend of the closing of the boathouse,and we are soooooo sorry that they are closing so soon!? A wonderful and beautiful location, great food and most of all a great maitred' who was named " Margherita".(and did speak Italiano with us!) She was great and took care of all our needs and answers which indeed then gave us the greatest view of the lake...at the best table in the house!The steaks were super along with all the rest. Our server....Adam, wish there were more of him in Lake Placid! We will be back next year and hope to be seated again on the dock, sipping some wine and enjoying the music and the wonderful people of the Boathousetutto buono!

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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Beautiful view, amazing location and well frankly, missed opportunity due to poor service and average food. As a former resident of the area, whom now spends summer and holidays in LP, we've always felt that the Moose Lodge is average but worth a trip due to the view, this most recent visit was the worst in our nearly dozen trips to the restaurant.

We booked a reservation for dinner with our out of town guests due to the view; we politely requested an outdoor table at the time of our reservation booking as, aforementioned, the view is the best part of the restaurant. Upon arrival, we were given one option of a four top for our adult party of five on the porch (next to the live entertainment - and it was LOUD) or inside. We opted for inside where we had a four top with an extra chair squeezed into one side. Upon sitting down, we immediately noticed an empty table on the porch that would have sat our party of five perfectly - a six top. We kindly asked to be reseated only to be given attitude by the manager (loudly pulled our drinks/menus/utensils from our table since we had apparently touched everything, which she stated, in the .2 seconds we sat down and were told to wait while they set the table outside).

Needless to say, it didn't get any better. Our waiter, while reasonably nice, did not go over and above, it took over an hour to obtain our entrees and my husband's fish was badly undercooked (he couldn't eat it). The setting, while amazing, is sadly the only redeeming quality of this poorly run restaurant. There are many eateries in town which offer great food, and the Moose Lodge isn't one of them. Looking for a beer/glass of wine and an appetizer with a view? Go for it. Otherwise, I suggest anywhere else in town.

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Reviewed August 23, 2013

First of all, after you park, there is a lovely walk through well-tended gardens to the restaurant. Once you arrive, you have the choice of sitting on the deck, or indoors in a spacious dining room where the tables are NOT crowded together. The view is spectacular. The atmosphere is quiet and calm. Each person at our table of four enjoyed her lunch. This was my first visit, but it won't be my last.

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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Good for lunch and drinks while boating on lake placid. The views are amazing and the prices are reasonable. Kid/Family friendly. Arriving by boat can be quite difficult - Minimal boat parking. Recommend for lunch and to-go meals while on lake placid. Only negative is food often takes much longer then expected and service can be young and unprofessional.

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1  Thank Wcarter5533
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

We were looking forward to a special evening here, traveled all the way from Scotland to lake placid. Foreword - I am a natural optimist so it takes a lot for me to whine. So lets start with the good stuff - beautiful walk in - the gardens, the view, the lake, the setting it's just stunning. Shown straight to a nice table on the deck, another plus. Very nice server, pleasant, welcoming, tick. She told us several times they were very busy so food may take an extra 15 mins - best to warn people we thought, we were in no hurry so that's a ok. No kids menu ( bit old fashioned but I don't like all that fried chicken strips or pasta only option stuff anyway, a smaller portion option better). Ordered and got a cocktail while we waited. Took pics of the gorgeous sunset views.
This is where the wheels came off....heavy rain started..and i mean heavy. We dashed indoors. The place was over 3/4 empty inside ( couldn't understand why they were delayed with food the place wasn't that busy). We gestured at the nearest empty table - the woman who seemed to be acting in a managerial role half glared at us and started grabbing all the place settings off the table - cutlery, glasses, the works. She did that to all the surrounding tables and piled them all up on the table next to us. So we were grunted we could in fact sit at the barren table. By this time it was cats n dogs outside and everyone had dashed in. This supposed manager went into a gargantuan flap, directed our pleasant waitress onto the computer to I presume,reallocate everyone's orders and seating. No one bothered to ensure the patrons were ok first....we sat for 15 mins in the heat and humidity ( it's not ac'd indoors) without a glass of water, at a bare table, no indication that we would be served, watching this daft woman dry glasses out of the dishwasher and chat to one male customer. No one took hold of what was a very simple situation - I'm sure rain hits regularly. After 15 mins with hungry and thirsty children I beckoned over the nice waitress and asked are we getting service? Any cutlery? A glass of water? Is the food coming? (We'd been there almost an hour by this point). Meanwhile all the needed materials had been piled onto the adjacent table - kept asking myself why did she do that? Other than making us feel very unwelcome it was unhelpful. Everything outside was soaked! Food was nice enough but nothing spectacular. Our young blonde waitress was a lovely girl and recovered the situation a bit. On leaving we heard the inept manageress woman say to the barman ' I need a beer after a night like tonight'. She had stood doing nothing! I'd hate to see her in a real crisis...and we got bitten by mossies to boot.

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1  Thank havanagirlGlasgow
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