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“Good but not great”

Great Adirondack Steak & Seafood Company
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Ranked #8 of 99 Restaurants in Lake Placid
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $36
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We have been offering prime steak and fresh seafood daily for over 25 years. Our on premise brewery features award winning ales and homemade rootbeer. We feature a full wine list, full bar and private dining for both lunch and dinner. During the warmer months enjoy our beautiful patio with a view of Mirror Lake. Please visit our website for more information.Check us out on face book!!!
Rochester, NY
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Good but not great”
Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

While on our recent visit to LP we decided to try out Great Adirondack Stake and Seafood. My husband and I were in the mood for a good stake dinner so we gave this place a shot even after reading some of the reviews here on TripAdvisor. To be honest we didn't have real high expectations, esp in regards to service, but there were few choices for a stake dinner in town.

Having grown up and lived in a ski town I knew to not expect reservations and to avoid the after ski rush to dinner, so we decided to go back to the hotel to relax, hit the hot tub, and take a short nap before venturing out for dinner. Was a much more peaceful and relaxing way to spend the evening then waiting for 2+ hours to be seated and eat, as one reviewer stated.

We arrived at GAS&S at 7:40 and were seated within 20 minutes. Enough time to enjoy a glass of wine by the fireplace and warm up. Unlike several other reviewers, service was friendly and quick. We both ordered soup, the Prime Rib with the mashed red potatoes. Food was good, but not great. It seemed to be under seasoned and on the bland side. My clam chowder was lukewarm at best and obviously not homemade; thick with large pieces of clam but nothing else, not even taste. My husband got the French onion soup, while the soup was tasteful the cheese on top was not browned and bubbly and was more of the consistency of rubber. Our entrees of prime rib were good. Cooked to order and very tender...could have cut it with a butter knife, however again, it lacked seasoning and flavor of a great prime rib stake. Mashed potatoes were very thick and heavy...not appetizing at all.

We will be traveling to LP again this season, however I doubt we will visit this establishment again. While the service was great and the atmosphere was charming and relaxed, for the price of the food vs the quality it's a no brainier.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Solid option, just a bit disappointing”
Reviewed January 3, 2014

We selected Great Adirondack Steak & Seafood Company for dinner during our most recent vacation and were a bit disappointed in comparison to previous meals at other Lake Placid establishments.

It was not so much the quality of the food, but the mismatched atmosphere of the restaurant. We were not disappointed with our steak or salad and we were pleased when a minor error in our order was remedied with ease.

We never learned our waiters name and the specials were never provided to us. The decor of the restaurant emits, as do the prices on the menu, more of a high-end appeal, the ambiance was anything but.

The tables are placed far too close together and our particular experience was negatively impacted by several rowdy children.

Our highlight came in the form of pints of Whiteface stout, that was recommended by our server who shall not be named.

The overall experience of Great Adirondack Steak & Seafood Company did not match cost of our meal. The food was good and is certainly a solid option for eating at Lake Placid.

  • Visited December 2013
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New York City, New York
1 review
“Food good But not worth the 2 1/2 hr wait”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

The wait for a table gets worst with each new year bringing down the charm & enjoyment of dining at the restaurant.

The restaurant SHOULD TAKE RESERVATIONS instead of wasting people's time with a bogus wait list designed to keep their tables filled well pass 10pm. Their current "seating policy" appears to be after skiing, shopping or hiking race to the restaurant place your name on a table list, go back to your hotel shower and return in 2 1/2 hrs. Otherwise don't plan on sitting at a table until after 9:30pm. Which is fine but please be honest about the true wait.

Visited December 2013
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Staten Island, New York
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3 reviews
“Dinner”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

Second year in a row we have enjoyed a nice steak dinner and ambiance and the staff is very friendly and knowledgeable.

Visited December 2013
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Green Island, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“How can clam chowder be this good in upstate New York?”
Reviewed December 12, 2013

I went for lunch with a group. The chowder is wonderful. Lotsa clams, lotsa locally gown potatoes, thick, buttery and flavorful. Pretty reasonable prices for the starters. I had a barbecue bacon cheeseburger for lunch and beer battered French fries. Very tasty, hand made burger, not a patty. Locally made bun. Desert was cheesecake, of course. I will go back. I will go back. I will go back.

  • Visited December 2013
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