The Chateau on the Lake
The Chateau on the Lake

The Chateau on the Lake

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.blchateau.com/
  • Phone: 5186447094x
  • Hours of Operation:

    OPEN EVERYDAY: LUNCH/TAPAS: 11:30am-4:00pm DINNER: 5:00pm-10:00pm
    Live music every Sunday (July & August) 5:00pm-9:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Contemporary European, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Michael Scott Urowsky
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: The Chateau and its executive chef will accommodate your specific event needs.
  • Entertainment: Sunday's all summer long live jazz
  • Special Events: Cocktail specials from 3 - 5 pm on the great lawn; Micro beer pours: $4, Select wine pours $6 and specialty cocktails $10.

    We offer three course $45 tasting feature every day from 4-5:30.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lake Shore Drive
  • Public Transit: Trolley service from Lake George village to Bolton Landing Main street.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: The Chateau has a private lot with 30 spaces.
    4 Boat Slips Available, First come First serve
A word from The Chateau on the Lake
Welcome to the Chateau

It is with great pleasure and 20 years of traveling that we bring you our interpretation and flair of the American gusto to traditional European dishes. We offer something for everyone and we invite you to explore your palette and indulge in our fresh ingredients and attention to detail and cleanliness. Whether joining us for homemade breads and coffee in the morning, stopping in for wine tasting, Italian meats and cheese for your afternoon pleasures, or escaping for a date night, an exquisite experience awaits you.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
The Chateau on the Lake reviews from OpenTable diners
65 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.8
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (52)romantic (49)great for outdoor dining (47)special occasion (40)fit for foodies (29)neighborhood gem (22)good for groups (15)notable wine list (14)great for lunch (7)hot spot (6)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Food and Service are the best in LG
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great Meal, Great Service and Nice Wine List, what more can I say! I would highly recommend "The Chateau".....If you haven't tried it, put it on the Lake George "Bucket List".....you will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful lakeside eatery
    Shay
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Terrific food and service. Fine dining in downtown area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rich
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Always looking forward to a fantastic meal at the chateau on the lake !
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Bolton Landing
    MikeNYCVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My wife and I greatly enjoyed our late September dinner at the Chateau on the Lake. It was a warm and sunny weekend in Bolton Landing, which enabled us to sit outside in the Chateau's lovely backyard, which featured fire pots, candles, live entertainment, and a fantastic view of Lake George. We loved our appetizers (risotto, scallops) and main courses (chicken, osso bucco special), and were impressed with the small but varied wine list. Service was friendly and professional throughout. Definitely a step up from other restaurants in Bolton Landing, including the Sagamore's top eateries. Highly recommended for couples, families, and groups, especially when the backyard is open for seating. Easily walkable (10 min) from the Sagamore.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Beautiful setting on Lake George. Very busy evening and was loud because of some large groups. Food was very good with exception of over salted halibut. Pricey menu. We do not mind spending the money when service is excellent. We waited 15 minutes before a server approached us. She brought us water and took our order before we received drinks....15 minutes later. Asked for a glass of wine before dinner was served and received it after I finished dinner. Water was not replenished during dinner. We were never asked if everything was okay with dinner or if we enjoyed it. Basically the owners and servers did not seem to care. We will not return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    DrJ212
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Chateau on the Lake fancies itself an upscale restaurant with $45-$50 entrees but the night we were there I discovered a piece of plastic in my risotto and asked the waiter what it could be. He never returned with an answer and when he came to clear I asked again. He told me the kitchen had no idea, he never apologized on behalf of the restaurant and he certainly took nothing off the bill. I don't think I've ever seen this behavior in a good restaurant and I would avoid this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elegance in Waiting
    SunshineVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Delightful establishment. Food menu limited, but generally good. Very pricey for the quality served. Trying to be a fine NYC restaurant, but comes away as fine upstate NY restaurant. Great potential. Owners present during our Dining experience, but not interested in our feedback. Will try again after it has time to practice more.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely place with exceptional food
    Bankermom201
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful lunch on a rainy Saturday. Delicious menu choices and great wine. All these great things were only exceeded my the service. Attentive but not intrusive. Go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Delightful
    SteakAholicVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I always enjoy going to The Chateau. It is very romantic and the food is very good. I do feel that the entree prices are a little high for what you get but I will be back and encourage you to try it it you haven't been. The owners have done a great job with the space! One of my favorites in the Adirondacks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambiance is Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The ambiance at Chateau on the Lake is amazing. Service was outstanding - all staff seemed to really enjoy engaging in conversation with diners. Service was efficient. Food was good - but it didn't WOW me. Limited entrees - and the menu hardly seemed to reflect was was truly offered that evening. There isn't a restaurant like this is Lake George/Bolton region (with the exception of Erlowest) - so if you are looking for a special, unique dining experience, I would recommend Chateau on the Lake.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great location, view
    BuffsVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The setting is just beautiful. The service was excellent too. They should've printed a new menu as they were out of many of the items the night we visited. The chef did make substitutions for us. We dined on the patio and the view of the lake w the candles lit all around us was very nice. They had a fire pit too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was top notch
    DeliciousVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My family has been at The Chateau several times and each experience has been a great one; this particular time it was a small birthday gathering of 6 and the food was delicious, the wine list incredible (we had 3 different bottles of Cabernet--all superb) and the service was dead on. With advance notice they even baked us a birthday cake!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Food was very good but limited entree choice. We made reservations for 4:30pm through open table but was told that they dont serve until 5:30pm. Said it was open tables fault. Wine list was poor. Not even a finger lakes wine available. I would go back again because its one of the best you can find in the area. Nice view but not great. Service very good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Romantic and Special Place
    BOSBroker
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My fiance and I ate our first meal as an engaged couple here. They ambiance is amazing with romantic outdoor seating on the lawn facing the lake. The staff was super friendly and the food and wine list won't disappoint. I'd highly recommend this venue for anyone sharing a special occasion or just looking for a wonderful place to dine. The owners were eating there the same night and extended their best wishes to us with a complimentary bottle of champagne. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing Evening
    Kirch
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My wife and I went for a quite dinner. Food was excellent and the wait staff even better. The views of Lake George were amazing and the Jazz Duo provided a great backdrop to the meal without being over powering. We will be back before the summer is over!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not to be missed!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We loved the Chateau on the Lake. It's all done well -- food, wine, atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overpriced and under good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The food was terrible and very expensive. Only thing the place has going for it is the view. NYC prices but not NYC quality. Awful. Stay away.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A winner!
    tfsaratoga
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Tried Chateau on the Lake for lunch and only wish we had found it sooner! Super delicious food, excellent Bloody Mary, gorgeous setting and courteous & friendly staff. Loved it and can't wIt to go back for dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious food in a special setting
    Steve
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Our table was on the porch overlooking the lawn and the lake; it could not have been lovelier. The food was great too. The selection is limited to few items but from we ate and saw other tables order they all seem to be winers. The grilled shrimp appetizer was fantastic as was the lamb lollipops. My main course was the fish special of the day and was delicious as was my partner's steak. The flour-less chocolate cake was a wonderful ending to the meal. We highly recommend the Chateau on the Lake for a special dining experience in Bolton Landing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We thought the Chateau was great in many ways - excellent food and great service. However, I think the menu was very limited and the prices too high for Bolton Landing. Also, you could not find a bottle of wine for $50, everything was over $80 with the majority being at least several hundred dollars. The waitress did recommend a decent wine by the glass for $10 which was quite good. Overall, I like the Chateau but would like to see the owner make changes. It is the most expensive place to dine in Lake George.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over-priced; pathetic service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We ate at this place 7 months ago during the offseason and enjoyed it. This time, however, the service was thoroughly disorganized and unprofessional. Inexcusable in a place where entres are typically $40-50 and the cheapest red wine was $85/bottle! The other 4 people in my party thought their food was good (albeit overpriced) but my 'rotisserie chicken' at $32 was nowhere near as good as the one I routinely get for $5 at Costco. All in all a thoroughly disappointing evening.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful romantic resturant
    Boatersdream13
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had amazing drinks, appitezers and the entrees were delicious! Our only complaint would be there should of been some kind of starch or grain with the halibut curry dish. It was accompanied by 3 slivers of cucumber. Defiantly needed some greens or potatoes with it. We will be back but for the bill we still could of ate a little bit more.. One more bit it would of been perfect!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best kept secret
    Georgiadines
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I took my mother here for a ladies lunch. What a fantastic place, we dined on the porch with views of the Lake. The service was wonderful , our server Ashley was knowledgable and helpful with menu suggestions. This place has not been discovered yet, they have been open for a year. The tapas menu was just perfect for a lunch on the porch. Food presentation was beautiful. I would highly recommend this place, we will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great food. Great view of lake, very romantic . Our waiter was excellent and our lobster and steak were perfect. The only thing was I wished the wine menu was a little more extensive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pricey
    bettyannVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    If you enjoy a relaxed atmosphere with simple tasty food you will enjoy this restaurant. Whether you sit on the porch or under the tent you enjoy a view of the lake but the service requires patience and the food is good but nothing fancy!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This tucked away little spot in Bolton Landing was a truly wonderful experience. From the time we arrived until our departure, the service was fast and personable. The portions were plentiful and expertly prepared. The staff picked up on the hint of my Girlfriend's birthday being celebrated and provided a candle for her dessert as well as a modest and appropriate version of "Happy Birthday". The local drink selections were delicious and enjoyable. I look forward to my next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pro / Con
    Warren156
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great food and setting - pricing may prohibit repeat business from the near by seasonal homeowners.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful view
    LakeLover
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Outstanding restaurant for a special occasion; beautiful view and great service. Ambiance could not be better, and all the food was creative and delicious. Menu was slightly limited in that there was no vegetarian, pasta or chicken options. This is fine if you are a meat or fish over, but one of our party eats only chicken or pasta and there were no selections in this category.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over the top service
    FriendofFood
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    As always we had a great dinner Sunday night.... Great music on the lawn an added treat
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location. Needs a lot of work
    asp0310
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    For what they charge for entrees the service, presentation and quality should be much higher. Its a great location and fantastic view. But they have a lot of work to do if they want to be seen as an upscale restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Delicious food that was way overpriced. For the area felt like a fool paying $56 dollars for an entree. Save for a once in a lifetime experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lake George
    tony
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Great setting with very good food. The staff was very friendly and we visited with the owner. Chateau on the Lake sounds French but the menu was new American. It was pricey but worth it for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Entrees were a bit pricey. Not all steaks were cooked as requested, but were tender and tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    this restaurant is tucked behind the main street, down an alley(allens alley to be specific). everything was perfect! only open for the last 8 months--hopefully enough people will find it so it can remain open. very pricey but worth it .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch
    Rick47
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Had a special occasion lunch here after reading about it in local paper. The setting is beautiful right on Lake George. It was a beautiful summer day and we were seated on the porch. There is also a patio and other lower tables flanked by Adirondack chairs a little closer to lake. The lunch selections were small with hot entrees on one side of menu and cold ones on other side. About 5 of each. We each had a glass of wine, a little pricey for a very small pour in my opinion. I don't mind paying $13 dollars for a glass of wine, but would like more than a half cup. We chose a caprese salad,Kobe beef sliders and lobster Mac and cheese. All were delicious and beautifully presented. We even got complimentary watermelon soup from chef.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Much Needed in Bolton
    ebmd
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Beautiful setting and the decor is top notch. Food is excellent especially the clams starter is to die for! The lamb special they had was incredible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A lovely place on the lake
    InfrequentFineDiner
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This place is very inviting---so very much so that we and some of the staff expressed surprise that on a Saturday night on a major holiday weekend numerous people were arriving in golf shirts, shorts and sandals without reservations. (Even so, these walk-ins were treated very well by the busy staff.) Yet this is an elegant place with a unique dining ambience for Bolton's Landing--where you might think to dress up a bit, even in summer, and not where you'd expect walk-ins. Anyway, the meal was delicious, but we do agree with some of the other comments that Chateau is a bit overpriced.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chateau
    dineLG
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Food good, but not great. Caprese salad still had produce stickers on the tomatoes. Food warm, but not hot.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    LakeGeorgeous
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    The Chateau on the Lake had the best food we had in Bolton Landing. We stayed at the Sagamore where the food was disapointing. The cheese and meat platter was huge and delicious. They did not have scallops which put a damper on the menu a little. Strangely enough they have linen tablecloths but paper napkins like at a diner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    NJChateauFan
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Dining at The Chateau on the Lake was one of the very best dining experiences I've EVER had. It was our 7 year anniversary and Chad, our dinner attendant, made the evening awesome! The grounds also were stellar, ambient, relaxing, and just AWESOME! The lazy fire welcomed us, it was the perfect energy to relax to on the grounds, watch the evening envelop us and prepare for a relaxing celebration. The hostess staff and drink waitress made us feel welcome and invited. Their professionalism mixed with authentic appreciation made me feel like I was the most important person at your restaurant. THAT reveals experience and proper training. My wife's dirty Martini was perfect (she knows her Martini's) and that put her over the moon!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.