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“Great dining experience in Lake Placid!”

Taste Bistro and Bar
Ranked #19 of 99 Restaurants in Lake Placid
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $24
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Taste Bistro & Bar is recognized for its warm, friendly, and casual atmosphere where food and drink are the primary focus. With a panoramic view of Mirror Lake, this comfortable nook is a welcoming place for house guests, local residents and a haven for friends and family who simply want a great meal served with a glass of wine or a regional brew. Enjoy live music on Friday and Saturday nights.
Plainview, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great dining experience in Lake Placid!”
Reviewed August 3, 2014

We were with friends looking for a fun restaurant for our last night in Lake Placid and are so happy that we chose Taste. The food, including the fried Brussell sprouts, seafood chowder and pot roast topped off with the whoopie pie were fantastic. The food was only part of the experience. The staff was incredibly friendly and gave us a fantastic and fun dining experience. Our server Wendy was so personable, giving great recommendations as well as sharing her knowledge about Lake Placid. Her colleague Colin came by to talk to us and share his experience as an aspiring bobsled Olympian answering all of our questions after we had done the bobsled experience earlier in the day. He even awarded a medal to our friend who shot 10 out of 10 in the biathlete experience! We hope to see Colin in the 2018 Olympics. In short, we highly recommend and are so happy to have had the opportunity to have Wendy as our server.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Jen O
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MLI, General Manager at Taste Bistro and Bar, responded to this review, September 16, 2014
Thank you for being our guest at Taste Bistro! We’re happy that you enjoyed the food and your service by Wendy and Colin. The Brussel sprouts and pot roast are very popular items and we’re glad you enjoyed them! Stop in again!
Sincerely,
Carl Gronlund
General Manager
Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa
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Oswego, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A great evening !!”
Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Family of six with the youngest being 9.
The appetizers were fantastic, Mussels, Lobster Risotto and Oysters Rockefeller.
I believe the Pot Roast is their signature entree and does not disappoint. The steak tips were well received. Only the chicken salad would not be ordered again. The desserts finished off a great evening.
We were seated in a semi private room in the middle of the restaurant which still provided a nice view of the lake and allowed us some privacy.

  • Visited July 2014
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Southern Pines, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best Dining Experience in Lake Placid!”
Reviewed July 30, 2014

If you are able to book the private dining porch in the Taste Bistro at the Mirror Lake Inn you won't regret it. This is a phenomenal dining experience. The porch is screened in so the bugs don't bother you and has full views of Mirror Lake.

The service is the best. Our waiter was top notch and made sure our dinner experience was wonderful. Be sure to ask for Goran.

The food from the appetizers to dessert were made with fresh local ingredients and presented beautifully.

We could not have had a better time with wonderful friends watching the moon rise over Mirror Lake.

Thank you Taste Bistro and Goran for a wonderful time.

  • Visited July 2014
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Wilton, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Good meal with a great view”
Reviewed July 25, 2014

My boyfriend and I spent the weekend at The Mirror Lake Inn for our birthdays in June. We had dinner at Taste on Friday night and got a great table by the window with beautiful lake views.

We had gone back and forth between the View and Taste and decided on Taste because it actually has better views and is more resonably priced. We were also told that they both share the same chef.

Our meals were very good and there was a live accoustic singer/guitar player who was great (and not too loud). We enjoyed a lovely evening.

  • Visited June 2014
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Clay, New York
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“Disappointment!”
Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

High expectations were not realized by our visit. Nice view, nice setting. The downward spiral started when we were asked " Would you like to see a wine list?" Since we were not ordering any alcoholic beverage, the waiter remained polite, but there was an immediate shift in his whole demeanor. ( attitude felt though not stated .... There will be no big tip here.) We ordered the house specialty... Fried Brussel Sprouts. This was going to be shared but no spoon or extra dish was provided. It was difficult to maneuver from that one tiny plate. It's a lot of little things that in the end make a big difference. Two entres were ordered. One entre was alright. The second one ..... The flavor of the steak tips was overpowered by the marinade. The guest could not eat it. An earlier review on the Trip Advisor had made a similar comment. When the manager did come to talk to us and she tried to compensate us. However offering a free dessert is not sufficient when you are still hungry.
The dining experience was not a success.

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Thank Reginadcs
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MLI, Restaurant Supervisor at Taste Bistro and Bar, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
We’re sorry you didn’t enjoy the preparation of the tenderloin tips. It’s one of our most popular dishes. It’s hard to understand how you could have been hungry because you ate almost everything on the plate. Even so, when we became aware that you didn’t like it (we asked you if there was anything wrong with the dish and you said no you just didn’t like it) we offered to get you another meal, which you declined. Actually if when you took your first bite and it didn’t suit you we would have gotten you another meal at that time. We try to do everything possible to satisfy our guests desire to be satisfied. So again, it’s hard for me to understand how you could be hungry when we offered to get you another meal and you declined and we offered to give you a dessert, which you also declined.

If we had known that you wanted to share the appetizer we would have brought an extra plate and utensils, but we were not made aware. There is no change in the attitude of our staff because someone doesn’t order alcohol. Your server was a young athlete in training who receives many accolades about his kind, gracious and humble service.

Sincerely,
Nichole Dunford
Restaurant Supervisor
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