I have to say they are liars. Yesterday night my 8.5 month pregnant wife and myself drove almost 2 hours to Lake Placid; on our way up we called Caffe Rustica in 3 different occasions and we were assured if we got there before 9 pm they would sit us. We arrived at 8:58 pm (based on AT&T and Verizon's clock) and as I walked in while they had a full restaurant they said they were closed; I explained to them that it was 8:58 pm and we were told we would be seated if we arrived before 9 pm and they said they were sorry but they were closed. I have been to this restaurant several times and is this the way I get treated?
The restaurant offers above average food, the wine list is mediocre but in an area without many choices this is enough to be successful. If you are looking for a true dinning experience and an impressive wine list I strongly recommend "The Lodge" a Relais & Châteaux property.