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Friends Lake Inn
963 Friends Lake Road
Chestertown, NY 12817
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Friends Lake Inn Details
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
Contemporary American, International
Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Private Party Facilities:
The Wine Collection takes center stage at Friends Lake Inn. The Inn's wine collection has earned the Wine Spectator Magazine's coveted Grand Award since '97. The cellar boasts over 25,000 bottles of wine and offers an extensive International selection of over 2200 different types of wine. The Wine list prices range from house wine selections at $22/bottle to prestigious vintages of Bordeaux and Burgundy in the thousands. The wine list features a very extensive selection of verticals Bordeaux and Cabernet Sauvignon. However, the Phillips' are most proud of the array of high-quality reasonably priced New World "finds" that grace the selection.
Private Party Contact:
John Phillips (518) 494-4751
A word from Friends Lake Inn
Our regionally acclaimed Adirondack Inn captures the ambiance of the 19th century while specializing in sophisticated 21st century cuisine and service. Our Chef's imaginative New-American cuisine is exquisitely prepared and includes entree specials created daily and irresistible international
desserts. Complement your selections with wine from our Grand Spectator award-winning collection.
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We had a great dinner, as usual,
taking one new person to FLI and she loved it. My only complaint if that really was the warm spinach salad was off the menu and the cold spinach salad just didn't measure up. Also I think the cheese plate portion was much smaller then in past forcing us to order two to allow everyone a taste of all the cheese History coziness and generally tasty excellent food brings us back."
Dined on 2/21/2014
My husband and I have celebrated
our anniversary at Friends Lake Inn for the past 5 or 6 years. We love the food, wine and the ambience. But the little extras that they provide are priceless. Our table was set with a menu with "Congratulations on your 39th Anniversary" written at the top. There was also a card signed by all the staff. Our waitress was very attentive and served our dessert with Happy Anniversary written in chocolate. They made our anniversary very special. I recommend Friends Lake Inn for any special occasion. They won't disappoint you!"
Dined on 2/15/2014
We waited until the last minute to
schedule a Valentine's Day dinner and was lucky enough to find an open table at Friends Lake Inn. It couldn't have been a more romantic and wonderful experience. We especially enjoyed the fireplace and quaint decor. The location is off the beaten track which added to the feeling of a special occasion and the service was impeccable. We had two people waiting on us and they were both extremely nice and helpful. Friends Lake Inn will now be our go-to place for special dinners and I can't wait to go there in the summer time to see the views of the lake."
Dined on 2/14/2014
The food was fantastic, attention
to the presentation of the meal was fabulous. The staff was wonderful. Our server helped make a special night eve more special."
Dined on 2/4/2014
My hubby and I loved our meal. It
was delicious! The staff was friendly. The place was quiet and nice."
Dined on 12/1/2013
Eating at Friends Lake Inn has
been my family's tradition for many years now, and I hope it continues for a very, very long time.It's a highlight of the year and I can't think of a nicer way to spend the holiday.The setting is beautiful and the service is warm and accommodating.The menu choices are terrific and the food is always top-notch. We opt for the prix-fixe with bananas foster to round off the meal at the end. The pumpkin bisque is a huge treat too. Last year's main course appealed to me a little more because it was more pungent, unusual and eclectic (the cranberry sauce side was so unbelievably good that I remember it a year later!), but my family preferred the more traditional offering this year. Either way,we love it every time."
Dined on 11/28/2013
Our family truly enjoyed having
Thanksgiving dinner at the Friends Lake Inn. Every aspect of the service was perfect."
Dined on 11/28/2013
I went here with my parents for
their 35th wedding anniversary. From the moment we walked in the staff made it a wonderful night, they were extremely attentive and polite. They even went an extra step to make the night special by printing commemorative menus. The food was nothing sort of excellent, the dishes we seasonal, fresh and delicious. They had an extensive wine list and a sommelier that was well educated in every bottle on the list. he paired our tastes to a wonderful merlot, which we later bought a bottle of in their wine store, after a tour of the cellar itself! The Inn itself is also very beautiful and scenic. Overall this experience, food, and staff made this night one to remember. I look forward to another visit in the future."
Dined on 8/23/2013
Excellent meal. You can tell the
chef truly cares about what he serves. Every morsel was amazing, Wine selection incredible."
Dined on 10/26/2013
Our evening out to celebrate my
wife's birthday at Friends Lake Inn was nothing but fabulous! Having dinned at the Inn several years ago, prior to it's sale, we always found the service, the food, and the ambiance outstanding. We wondered if the Inn would be as good as we remembered. It was better! The menu was interesting and concise. From the appetizer to the main course (Duck Breasts) the presentation, preparation and taste was outstanding. Dessert was passed on since we had no room left after the main meal. We will sample dessert on our next visit. The wine list was massive and we selected an older red from Southern France. It was outstanding. It was a night out to remember."
Dined on 10/1/2013
Friends Lake Inn is a wonderful
place to stay! We had the Field Stone Room for the night, all wood floors and walls, beautiful stone fireplace, rustic, but very comfortable. The dinner was superb and service excellent, and the wine list is amazing, pages and pages of excellent wines. We had the Mondavi Reserve Cab 2004, WS 95, and it was great. The morning walk to the lake, with mist on the lake, and watching the loon diving to catch its breakfast was great. A "Golden Pond" experience."
Dined on 9/6/2013
The stay was very relaxing and
very little has changed since ownership has changed hands. The staff was very pleasant."
Dined on 9/1/2013
Everything about our dinner was
perfect! We were seated in an out-of-the-way table as requested (it was our wedding night). The food was amazing and the server and host were extremely friendly. We were given chocolates on a plate with "congratulations" written on it (in chocolate!) after dinner, as well as glasses of champagne to celebrate."
Dined on 8/4/2013
Small menu, but very well
done...our four entrees, in 2 nights, were pleasing to the eye and pleasing to the palate. Service was leisurely and slow; but not detracting from the overall dining experience."
Dined on 7/26/2013
Another great evening at Friends
Lake Inn with friends visiting from out-of-state. Thank you."
Dined on 7/14/2013
The food was really excellent but
way over priced. The dining room a bit depressing and dark. Not what I had in mind on a beautiful summer night. If I go back I was advised to try the wine bar..... still good food but much more reasonably priced."
Dined on 7/15/2013
We have celebrated our anniversary
at the Friends Lake Inn on several occasions and have never been disappointed. The accommodations, service and food have always been excellent."
Dined on 5/24/2013
I thought the total expense of
Friends Lake Inn was very high. The food was OK, nothing to rave about. The costs however were very high."
Dined on 3/23/2013
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