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The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn
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Ranked #1 of 104 Restaurants in Lake Placid
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Interlaken Avenue
Description: The View is the only AAA four-diamond fine dining restaurant in Lake Placid, New York. Overlooking Mirror Lake and the Adirondack High Peaks, this restaurant is renown for its commitment to food and wine. The concept is elegant comfort foods with an extensive wine list that has been recognized for excellence by the Wine Spectator for the past Sixteen years. The menu changes three times each year. Prepared Dinner at The James Beard House November 2008. We are also new member to The Adirondack Harvest.Chef Jarrad utilizes local cheeses, meats and vegetables as the season permits.The View Restaurant is the perfect place for your "special occasion." Taste Bistro & Bar adjoins the View with Casual dinner fare, have drinks by the fire and relax. Live piano music Friday and Saturday nights.
Reviewed September 23, 2013

My husband and I stayed two nights in Lake Placid for our anniversary on the weekend of 9/20-9/22/2013. As it was our anniversary weekend and we were away from the kids for the whole weekend we wanted adult dinner, two places were picked out; The View on night one and Kanu on night two. The View did not disappoint in one bit! The wine selection was good, we had a bottle of La Spinosa wine (oddly we couldn't figure out the picture of what was supposed to be on the bottle). First was our our "small taste" a Parmesan salad type thing which had fantastic flavors. We split the goose liver appetizer which was fantastic (forgot the technical name). Then a lemon mint sorbet to cleanse the plate before the main entrees. Both our meals were fantastic, cooked to perfection! My husband and I ate every last bite of them! My husband had the braised beef ribs (was a special that night) and I had the Prime Beef Filet.

Not only was the food fantastic but so was the service and the attention to detail. When the guy came out to give us bread he explained the difference in the bread choices, just as they did while giving you your meals and the small meals. The waitress was very personable and just made us feel very comfortable.

As it was our anniversary and they were aware of this, even though we were full they still brought out a complimentary dessert, and they even took our photo and gave it back to us in a frame so we can remember the meal and the place.

The prices here are right on par with other 4 star restaurants and considering the service and attention to detail they gave us along with the ambiance of overlooking the lake, it was a perfect place to have our romantic dinner and we didn't mind paying the price (unlike our meal at Kanu the next night).

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MLI, General Manager at The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2013

Thank you for being our guest at The View restaurant! Happy Anniversary again! We are glad you enjoyed your celebration; the wine, food, service, view and special anniversary dessert! We look forward to your return!
Sincerely,
Carl Gronlund
General Manager
Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa

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Reviewed September 12, 2013

The restaurant itself (furnishings, lighting, etc.) is a beautiful space to be in. The views of Mirror Lake are terrific. The food is interesting and very good. But the prices are so absurdly high that it detracted from the overall experience.

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MLI, General Manager at The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2013

Thank you for being our guest at The View – Lake Placid’s only AAA Four Diamond restaurant. We’re glad you felt the restaurant and views are beautiful and that the food was interesting and very good. Our Chef sources most of our products locally as well as regionally and only purchases quality ingredients so that we can serve the freshest food possible. We have an extensive wine list with close to 400 selections and have won the Wine Spectator's Award for Excellence for the past fourteen years. Our pricing is very similar to other Four Diamond restaurants and the vast majority of our guests are extremely satisfied with the exceptional service, quality and overall value we provide. We display our menu on our website and at the entrance to the dining room so that guests can decide if what we have to offer is at the price range that works for them. Additionally, most hotels are able to provide their guests with area restaurant menus and I hope the Crown Plaza was able to provide this service for you. There shouldn’t have been any surprise about the costs for our fine dining experience. We do offer a more casual atmosphere with less expensive options in Taste Bistro & Bar as well as our Cottage Café located directly on the lake. We hope that you will give one of these a try next time!

Sincerely,
Carl Gronlund
General Manager
Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa

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Reviewed August 19, 2013

I was surprised to find that this isn't directly on the water but across the road in the hotel. Our food was great as was the service. Would have liked to have had a seat by the windows since you pay dearly for the view. Very expensive dinner.

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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Wonderful food and attentive professional service in a warm atmosphere. The staff clearly goes above and beyond to please the customer. Pricey but no more than you would expect from an upscale restaurant.

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MLI, General Manager at The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2013

Thank you for being our guest in The View! We are glad that you enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere! We look forward to your return!
Sincerely,
Carl Gronlund
General Manager

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Reviewed August 9, 2013

My new wife and I dined here with relatives during our honeymoon in New England. The restaurant is called "The View," and for good reason. The location, though not directly on Mirror Lake, provides a great perspective on it. The building is beautiful both inside and out. The food was excellently prepared, with surpirises along the way. Each course was preceeded by an elegant and delicious creation from the chef. The wait staff was very polite, courteous and informed. We were even given a complimentary photo of our dining party and our dessert came complete with "Congratulations" written in chocolate! The average cost of an entree was around $30, with many ranging above $40. However, if price is an object, be assured that quality will match the cost.

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MLI, General Manager at The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2013

Thank you for being our guest in The View! Congratulations again on your marriage! We are happy that you enjoyed the location, food, service and quality! We look forward to your return!
Sincerely,
Carl Gronlund
General Manager
Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa

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