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Artisans at the Lake Placid Lodge
Artisans at the Lake Placid Lodge

Artisans at the Lake Placid Lodge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lakeplacidlodge.com
  • Phone: (518) 523-2700 x211
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast Menu: Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am
    Maggie's Pub Menu: Served in Maggie's Pub daily from 12:00pm- 9:30pm
    Dinner Menu: Monday - Sunday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm


  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Truman Jones
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Learn to cook in Lake Placid Lodge’s new Teaching Kitchen. Discover the secrets of how the Lodge makes everything delicious! Master kitchen basics, new grilling techniques, and see for yourself how the chefs make all the sweets so sweet. All skill levels, from the cereal-burners to the soufflé-masters, will have a grand time learning to cook at the Lake Placid Lodge Teaching Kitchen.

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from Artisans at the Lake Placid Lodge
Artisans is an intimate, warm and cozy fire-lit restaurant that extends out to the Lodge’s wide covered porches in fine weather. The high windows and grand porches seem to seat the diner almost upon the lake. The dedicated culinary team offers a full menu based on farm to table cuisine. The cuisine is seasonally inspired and New American in tradition, but voyages wonderfully and mysteriously into the world beyond. The Lodge has an exceptional wine collection that ranges from the modest to the illustrious and a magnificent and romantic dine-in wine cellar for special occasions.


Artisans is open to the public, and seating is limited, so reservations are highly recommended. Dining room service begins each evening at 6pm. Children over the age of twelve are welcome at the Lake Placid Lodge.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We spent a delightful evening at Artisan's. We had a "window" seat overlooking Lake Placid - watching the boats, the mountains, the clouds, etc. They have a four course $80 meal and it was delicious - good choices, well prepared and presented. There was a savory served before the meail; an amuse bouche and extra desserts. We had a nice glass of wine and wonderful service. We sat on the porch and there was a fire going and warm blankets on the chairs if needed. It was my husband's birthday and they brought our dessert with a candle which was nice. Elizabeth was the perfect server."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "This is the third time we have eaten at this restaurant and it is simply amazing. If you're in the Lake Placid area, you must eat here! The food is delightful and the staff is friendly, helpful, and extremely attentive. A must in. The Adirondacks!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Our dining experience at Artisans could not have been more perfect! A lakeside table for two, a professional & well-trained staff, and dinner that was delicious and perfectly prepared."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Outstanding dining experience. The food, ambience and service were exemplary."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We chose this place as a special night out during a recent vacation to the wonderful but often touristy Lake Placid Area. We appreciated that they welcome guests over the age of 12. My wife ordered a delicious salmon entree and I ordered veal which was cooked to perfection. For dessert I ordered a panna cotta and my wife got a chocolate tart. Both of which were excellent. Our server was very attentive but not suffocatingly so. They were especially understanding as (in the winter at night) this can be a little difficult to find. It is a great restaurant for a quiet ambiance where you can stay, enjoy your food and linger with your company. Definitely recommend especially to couples looking for a nice romantic evening out."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "In a word, Artisans is "delightful". With its perch overlooking Lake Placid's southwest shore, one might think the draw is sublime sunsets. Not to be outdone (and, since the sun must set) ... attention easily pivots to the other star at Artisans - its food. It is seasonal and impeccable... visually gorgeous compositions. Libations are superb, hand-crafted cocktails and an extensive, accessible wine list. Our most recent and winter visit to Artisans was a party of 7, that I admit with both delight and slight embarrassment, was over-indulged by talented chef and skilled staff. In summer, dining outdoors on the wraparound veranda with a smaller party is even nicer and more intimate. Artisans ... wonderful."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We have eaten at numerous, high-quality establishments in Manhattan, I would judge this to be comparable. We loved the decor, the location was a walk from our cabin overlooking Lake Placid, which during the day is quite beautiful, and the food, along with the service was excellent. Although we are not oenophiles, we very much enjoyed the wines and drinks, and the selection is extensive. As a pleasant aside, children under 12 are not allowed."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "First time having a once in a lifetime experience of a four course meal. Everything was wonderful including the staff and service. For future guests, definitely make room for the complementary dishes. The website underestimates how fancy and great the place really is. I wasn't excepting a four course meal from the website. The nice thing about the menu is that it's ever changing so you don't have the same meal twice."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "We enjoyed a marvelous Valentine's Day dinner at Artisans. The service was superb and the food delectable!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The only thing this place has going for them is the view. Our waitress was friendly but quiet. She had no personality which made the little conversation we had to make with her awkward. We dined at Artisans on Valentines Day. There was a mediocre food selection at best. The food that we did choose was barely edible. The ambiance itself was stuffy. Unfriendly staff, dreary music and the most overpriced meal I've ever eaten. Would tell friends to stay far away from this place."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "the food was excellent, with really interesting and delicious choices that you would expect to find at a fine dining restaurant in NYC. but most impressive was the service. i indicated i was pregant and that i would like a chocolate-y mocktail, and they overheard me saying i liked smores and went out of their way to make me a smores mocktail which was awesome (even including a homemade toasted marshmallow from the pastry chef). even though i didnt ask specifically, they also went through all the items in the dishes we ordered to make sure they were pregancy friendly"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We have a house in Saranac Lake since 2010 but this was our first experience at the Lake Placid Lodge. It is a great place ! The restaurant is beautiful, service both respectful and friendly, food is great. This is Best panna cotta we ever ate ! We will definitely be coming back."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "This is a beautiful resort, and the restaurants are equally as stunning. I think the menu was a bit ambitious for the Chef in residence, and the food did not meet my standards for a gastronomic eatery. We ate in a lovely small annex room with a fireplace, and it was so hot in there it was hard to enjoy the meal at all. The management was very apologetic, and moved us into the pub room for complimentary dessert, but they really need to figure out climate control."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "A good restaurant with great staff. They do seem to care about your dining experience-"
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "The dinner I enjoyed at Artisan's was probably one of the best meals I've ever had. The ambiance is perfect for a romantic dinner, the cuisine is over-the-top amazing, and the service friendly and non-intrusive. I would highly recommend Artisan's for a special occasion."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Great restaurant, great food, 1st class service, nice ambiance -- with prices to match. Outstanding location on the shores of Lake Placid, comfortable room, and doting (most of the time) attention. Classic building with authentic Adirondacks feel. While we had a wonderful meal and dining experience, we wish we had eaten in the adjoining, far more informal (and lively), pub. We would have eaten and imbibed more there, absent $18 appetizers."
    Dined on 10/8/2013
  • "I ordered the evening speciality - rack of lamb. It turned out to be especially bad. The waiter made a point of returning to ask how I wanted the lamb cooked having failed to ask when I ordered. Notwithstanding his apparent interest the lamb came well cooked although I had requested medium. It turned out not to matter as Instead of tender lamb I found myself with what chewed like day old mutton. I returned the meal to the kitchen and although the waiter enquired if I would like to order something else, no one other - not the chef, not a restaurant supervisor - came to the table to hear my complaint or try to resolve the cause of my unhappiness. This occurred at what is advertised as the best restaurant in Lake Placid. I will not return."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "As was last year... A fantastic experience! The service at Artisan's is super - professional, knowledgeable, yet relaxed. Our server seemed to read every table and respond accordingly. Chef Nathan Rich creates delicious food, period. It is sophisticated but non- intimidating. He's brilliant to offer a wonderful menu that IS sophisticated and still represents the Adirondack life style. Our favorite Fall spot.(Ages 16 - 84) Do not miss it!"
    Dined on 10/2/2013
  • "I have been to artisans a few times before and it has been excellent in the past. This time the food was only mediocre. The desserts were especially not so good. The pastry chef is trying to be a little too fancy while neglecting good flavor. Disappointing for a relais and chateaux restaurant. I inquired if the chef was the same as the previous times I have been there and he was. I think he is slacking off a bit."
    Dined on 9/29/2013
  • "Artisans is an eclectic restaurant that's part of the Lake Placid Lodge in Lake Placid, NY. I had high expectations going in but was somewhat disappointed with the execution of my meal. I ordered the pheasant wrapped in prosciutto. It wasn't terrible per say, however, the side items (kale and potato purée) were room temperature. Add to that the servings were minuscule for the amount they were charging. Furthermore, we were seated 20 minutes late for 9:15 reservation. Artisans provides a great, cozy ambiance. The drinks and bar atmosphere were outstanding but the overall experience was a disappointment. Artisans has a tremendous amount of potential and they can start by being more customer friendly and by better executing their key dishes."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "My husband and I were very disappointed with the service at Artisans considering the cost of the meal. We arrived about 10 minutes early and were told our table was not quite ready. When we were taken to our table, it was in a room that held 5 tables, two of which were occupied, so why did we have to wait when, clearly, 3 of the tables were empty. Instead of spreading out the diners amongst the tables, we were all put near each other which caused everyone to have to whisper. The service took FOREVER and all we had was an appetizer and an entree and the restaurant wasn't full. I was hoping that due to the wait my dinner was going to be outstanding. It was good but not great. Until we hear the service has improved, we will not be returning."
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "This was our first visit to Artisans and it won't be the last. The crab stuffed squash blossoms were the best we ever had. Its a shame we can't enjoy them all year. The foie gras was smooth and creamy and the scallops with lobster risotto was cooked to perfection. Our waiter, Ray, was very helpful with our many questions. This was truly a remarkable dining experience."
    Dined on 9/10/2013
  • "Dinner (and dessert) was wonderful, the service impeccable and even though it was raining, wonderful to be able to sit outside and overlook the lake. The only setback was the amuse-bouche - the chef sent around lamb's heart on a little spoon. This was a little gross and the chef should probably be a little more "safe" and not so creative and understand that patrons do not want to send back a complimentary offering. Still, a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 8/26/2013
  • "We were staying at the Whitemountain Lodge (very nice), but were eager for a quieter, more scenic and romantic dinner venue. Artisans delivered. Gracious, friendly service. Unbelievably lovely and peaceful views from our table on the deck. Lovely presentation and very solid food all around."
    Dined on 8/22/2013
  • "Overall a very good experience and we will recommend it to others."
    Dined on 8/24/2013
  • "Very romantic setting for a delightful evening. Inventive cocktails."
    Dined on 3/13/2013
  • "The restaurant was top-notch. I live in New York City and it was on a par with the best here. The service was excellent, the food absolutely delicious and the view was beautiful. Would go back there in a heartbeat. Highly recommend it."
    Dined on 8/17/2013
  • "This restaurant is the real deal - a perfect evening from the best signature cocktails to the ambiance, views, soft blankets to keep you warm while dining at night on the veranda, friendly service, outstanding wine list, and oh, the best tasting menu since BlueHill. We wished for more of each course but were completely satisfied by dinner's end. The wine pairings were creative and delicious-a memorable NYS dry Reisling. Local artisan cheeses."
    Dined on 8/16/2013
  • "Great food, excellent service, and gorgeous setting by Lake Placid. First rate all the way!"
    Dined on 8/9/2013
  • "A unique dining experience in the Adirondacks... small but varied menu, well prepared, and the kitchen is happy to take special needs into account, unlike many high-end kitchens that have prima donna chefs who force their creations on their guests, in a take-it-or-leave-it manner. The view in the evening of the lake and mountains is spectacular, the service was excellent. Figure on New York City prices if you are on any type of budget. No children allowed, nor would they probably enjoy the menu."
    Dined on 8/1/2013
  • "Superb views of Lake Placid from the meandering porch and dining room. Staff is a little inexperienced but earnest and eager. Excellent wine list. A not overlong, well-designed menu with emphasis on game and wildfowl and local vegetables and other ingredients. Hallways and dining room and bar decorated with high quality 19th c. Adirondack scenic paintings."
    Dined on 7/21/2013
  • "Great food. Great. Service. The best scenic view in the area. You can not go wrong with this fabulous venue."
    Dined on 7/15/2013
  • "Fantastic food and ambiance and a friendly, polite staff. The only drawback is that the service is S L O W. The time between the clearing of the dinner plates, looking at a dessert menu and receipt of final bill was way too long."
    Dined on 7/5/2013
  • "Came to Lake Placid for the horse show and wanted a nice dinner out. The Artisans was a great choice. The food, service, ambience and even the wine list was impeccable. Great setting. Nice experience. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/28/2013
  • "Our last night in the Adirondack's was our best meal at Artisans. Although a high priced venue,it was well worth the cost relative to the overall excellent experience per all aspects of fine dining!"
    Dined on 6/14/2013
  • "we had a nice time here. the food was very good although fairly underseasoned. i had to add quite a bit of maldon salt to my soup. it was pretty bland. the steak should have just had a little olive oil on it or nothing at all. the barbecue sauce didnt fit the rest of the style of cooking. (which was excellent) but the service was very good, it was quiet and relaxing and a really nice evening. a really nice cabernet as well!"
    Dined on 3/25/2013
  • "The place is beautiful, tucked in the woods. Can't ask for more during a ski trip. The place is not cheap, but the food and decor is top notch.."
    Dined on 2/21/2013
  • "We went for V.D. with another couple. Food was very good as was the service. Check out wine cellar. Fantastic list & great prices for their wine. Highly reccomend!"
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "This was the first time at Artisans. The menu was cool,inventive and different The food was well presented well and extremely well prepared, flavorful and just delicious. Prices on the high side, but definitely high quality. Portions were reasonable. The only issues were drinks/wine. The very unique specialty drink list caught our attention until we saw the price of $20 per drink...yikes! We moved on to the wine list...which had an extremely large selection mostly $100 and up, with just a few bottles priced at just under $100. Would have liked some selections in the $50-$75 range as well. If they did people might dine there more often than just a special occasion. Server was friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 2/15/2013
  • "Really a Great Romantic Place to Eat....but....you really should stay there also..it was fantastic, and the service was the best I've had."
    Dined on 2/16/2013