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Friends Lake Inn
Friends Lake Inn

Friends Lake Inn Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.friendslake.com
  • Email: john@friendslake.com
  • Phone: (518) 494-4751
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, International
  • Executive Chef: Matthew Bolton
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: 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

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Murphy Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We enjoyed our dinner. Service was fantastic. The appetizer was spectacular as well as the salad and dessert. The entree (rack of Lamb) was fatty and not cooked well enough but was still enjoyable. For the price I was disappointed in the main course but the rest of the meal was outstanding..."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The food and service were excellent! We ate in the dining area which was more formal for our special occasion!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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