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The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn
The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn

The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://mirrorlakeinn.com
  • Phone: (518) 302-3000
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 10:00am, Saturday - Sunday: 7:30am - 11:00am; Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jarrad Lang
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Contact our Group Sales Department for private events.
  • Private Party Facilities: Multiple venues are available for private parties from 8 to 100 guests. Groups over 20 are encouraged to work through the properties group sales office.
  • Private Party Contact: Katie Welch (518) 302-3000
  • Entertainment: Taste Bistro & Bar- Friday evenings enjoy live music, 7:30-10:30PM

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Interlaken Avenue
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Limited hotel parking primarily for house guests is available. Additionally street parking is in close proximity to the restaurant.
A word from The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn
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 Thirteen 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. Taste Bistro & Bar adjoins the View with Casual dinner fare, have drinks by the fire and relax. Live music on Friday nights in Taste Bistro. The perfect place for the "special occasion". Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was excellent! Our party had the two evening specials: Halibut and Sirloin, while I had the Seared Scallops off of the regular menu. The presentations were wonderful, with the main entrees paired with fabulous garnishes and sauces or vegetable purées! Everything was cooked to perfection. Top that off with a wide variety of superb wines, great service and yummy desserts and you have quite the culinary experience. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "A lovely spot on Mirror Lake and very creative, flavorful cuisine. The pea soup was excellent, and (finally) a new take on a Caesar salad: the Parmesan custard and the preserved lemon were brilliant and gave the salad a touch of sweetness that was sublime. Along with the amuse bouche, the vegetarian Barigoule was very good, as was the lamb. Almost everything was locally sourced and it was clear by the flavor. The desserts were also delicious, full of fresh berries and dark chocolate for us. The next morning we hightailed it down to the Saratoga Olive Oil Company because the oil and balsamic we were served with the fresh bread The View was to die for! This is a humble, restful and delicious stop worth making while you're in the area."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Wonderful staff, excellant food, and a fantastic view of Mirror Lake are a winning combination !"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We eat at The View for 2 evenings. The service was excellent. The food came hot. The food was also displayed with style. The portions were ample. We liked the appetizers from the chief and the sorbet between courses. The whole experience was wonderful. We have been coming there for the last 5 years to celebrate our birthdays and will be returning again."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "While staying at the Mirror Lake Inn, we enjoyed a fabulous dinner and two excellent breakfast buffets at the View. The view is in fact amazing from every table. The entire Inn has tremendous character which is enhanced by the attention from the staff. Breakfast was excellent and fresh even at the buffet. Overall, the price is a bit high for some dinner entrees but the ambiance, service, quality and even portions made the price appropriate."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I am a foodie! This was outstanding and simply one of the best dining experiences I have had. We will return to Lake Placid for many reasons but The View will be at the top of our list!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The View restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn is one of the best restaurants in Lake Placid. We had spent our fourth anniversary trip there in 1987 and had been back with our children several years ago. This is our third time there. The food was well presented and the waitress very knowledgeable about the menu items. The ambiance and and view of the lake make for a relaxing and enjoyable dining experience. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "A truly delightful, pampering dining experience. The employees - from hostess on down - actually seem to enjoy what they are doing, and want to make absolutely certain that their patrons enjoy their entire time at The View as well. Of course the food is top notch, but that is to be expected. What really sets The View apart, head and shoulders above the rest, is the impeccable service. Whomever is doing the training deserves a raise!!!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "One of the few places I've been to recently that had a REAL wax candle on the table, not some battery-powered or lamp oil thing. Beautiful view of Mirror Lake (adjacent to Lake Placid). The food was excellent and imaginative, and perfectly presented. I ordered a strip steak medium rare and the first one came out medium well, but I sent it back and the second was brought out quickly and just perfectly done. Probably a new trainee learning how to judge steaks, but both meals were terrific after that little hiccup. Our server was terrific, and very knowledgeable about their wine list. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The restaurant had a beautiful view and great service. The food was well prepared and thoughtfully presented. My husband and I enjoyed our leisurely meal. If you are in a hurry, this is not the place to go. It was expensive and is good for a special occasion."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Food was exceptional. View of the lake outstanding. Made a great ambiance. Piano player was a nice touch for music. I recommend this to anyone who wants a great romantic place to entertain and for special occasions. The only suggestion on Parking is that there was no signs that directed you to the back. So if you go, know that you must back up the hill behind the Inn."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The dining room at The View is lovely and it does provide a beautiful view. The food was delicious and well prepared. The staff was friendly, but the actual service was spotty. Our waitress disappeared for long periods of time; in fact, she left us alone for so long with the dessert menu that we decided to skip dessert & coffee. It seems the timing of the service is a few beats too slow."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Everything was perfect! The Food, the service,and of course the view of the the lake and mountains was spectacular!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This restaurant seemed to have good ratings, but we found the food to be flavorless and restaurant seriously overpriced."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The service and food were excellent. Looking out over Mirror Lake added a special touch. The staff were friendly, attentive, professional, and knowledgeable of the menu item's. We had a Great Father's Day Dinner."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We were in town for the weekend. We did not find any fine dining in the town of Lake Placid. When we saw the tucked away restaurant on a walk around mirror lake, we decided to try - and wow! It rivals a 5star restaurant in NY! A treasure. Pierce, the friendly waiter is very kind and professional."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Every aspect of the experience was outstanding. The service was professional and the quality of the food was excellent."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "My wife and I are big fans of dining out, so we have the opportunity to dine at and rate hundreds of restaurants each year. Our meal at the The View was extraordinary in every way. Every part of the meal from beverages, appetizers, salads, entrees and dessert were impeccably prepared and abounding in taste. The mustard au jus reduction used on the filet mignon was like nothing I have ever tasted before. The waitstaff is very well trained and always appeared at just the right time. The restaurant is in a classic old inn with great views. The atmosphere was very elegant and peaceful. Perfect for a romantic evening."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Rutabaga & Apple Bisque was rich, creamy, delicately flavored, and absolutely to die for. Braised Pork Cheeks so tender that virtually kneading between tongue and upper palate before swallowing sufficed. Delish! Free Range Chicken an outstanding dish accentuated by roasted beet color and flavor burst contrast with quinoa; savored the sweetness of the vinegar reduction and the texture of the parsnips reminiscent of water chestnut. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We stopped in here for the final night of our Honeymoon in Placid. Everything was fantastic from the greeting at the front to the after dinner truffles and menthe. We are still talking about how great the food was days later and can not wait to return to go again! The view of mirror lake was wonderful, the atmosphere was perfect for a romantic special occasion with the candlelight, and the staff we interacted with was very engaged and interactive. The food was some of, if not the best, we have ever had start to finish. Every course was phenomenal and the wine list and pairings just made it even better. I would recommend this to everyone who visits Lake Placid looking for a great fine dining experience."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "As a couple in our late 20s/early 30s, we were by far the youngest couple except for one other couple our age. The building burned down in the past 20 years, and was rebuilt, but decorated to look like it is the same, leaving it rather stuffy and out-dated feeling. We were there mid-week in shoulder season so it was fairly empty, which meant we could hear everyone else's conversations which was not so romantic. The food and service was excellent. But the overall ambiance detracted from the experience. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "The view, service, and attention to detail was outstanding. Our meals from the salad, entree, to dessert were delicious and presented beautifully. Although you expect to pay more , it was worth every penny. We highly recommend for couples celebrating special occasions."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I was dining individually and wanted a window seat but they were all taken. Nicole came later and said a table opened up next to the fireplace which was warm and cozy. It was late at night so view not good better if you come sunset. The men behind me were rowdy and one howled as I passed. Nicole apologized and said the group was not permitted to ever return to the restaurant. Great food and great service. For my birthday brought me a cake with a candle....very sweet."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The food was outstanding - but I expected that. The views were wonderful - but I expected that as well. What really made the evening for us was the exemplary service, and THAT was a welcome surprise! Food was served correctly, the table was set correctly, servers were always present but never obtrusive. Only one time did a server reach in front of my wife to serve her (bread.) The only challenge was finding The View! Signage could be improved! But then, of course, EVERYONE would be dining here! On second thought, forget the signs. Keep this the hidden jewel that it is! "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The view is, of course, the strength of this restaurant. The wait staff was knowledgeable, friendly, efficient, and inconspicuous, except when needed. That defines excellent service in my book. The wine list was excellent and had a number of wines by the glass and some very good half-bottles. The food, on the other hand was a bit shy of great. The crab cake and the foie gras appetizers were good but both were missing something. More salt, maybe? The sea bass special was good but the vegetables it was paired with didn't quite work. My wife's beef bourguignon was excellent. We had the cheese plate and the selection of cheeses was good but - and here I will conceded that our taste in cheese is a bit atypical - we have had better."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We were very disappointed by our last visit to The View. We come to The Mirror Lake Inn every winter and typically would book every dinner at The View but this time we had to cancel all the subsequent dinners and go elsewhere after the first one. The Caesar Salad was bland. So was the Risotto - we had to replace it with Atlantic Cod but it was also a disappointment - bland just like the previous 2 items. The only things which were OK were Pork Cheeks and Sea Scallops. Something needs to be done about the menu - The Mirror Lake Inn is such a charming special place but the restaurant menu has deteriorated dramatically. This said, the service as well as the breakfast are very good."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "My husband and I were staying at the Inn for a special weekend getaway. We decided to eat at the View for his birthday. They went out of their way to make him feel special. The food was outstanding and the service was great. There was a little blip with them not having the sparkling wine we ordered, but made up for it with something nicer for the same price. We live out of State, but would definitely return next time visiting Lake Placid."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This was a spectacular restaurant with the most attentive service. I have a severe peanut allergy and the staff took special care to ensure my concerns were met. The wine list has won awards from wine spectator and whenwe had troubles deciding between a few choices 2 samples were brought to allow us to make a great decision for our special evening."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Dinner choices were uniquely prepared and delicious. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "We have dined in the View many times over the years we have been coming to Lake Placid. I would sum the View up in one word - consistent. That would be as in a consistently outstanding menu, consistently outstanding wait staff and a consistently outstanding value for my dining dollar. I guess if I had one complaint (not really) it is that my wife and I enjoy staying at the Mirror Lake Inn so much and dining at The View we have not tried any other place in LP."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Dinner: Caesar salad & crab cake appetizer both very good. Crab cake was small but high quality. Filet mignon was excellent. Prosciutto-wrapped Cod was slightly dry, not overly full of flavor. Blood-orange martini was not very good. Good pour on a Crown & ginger (twice). Wait staff seemed inexperienced and maybe a bit on the slow side (we were not in a rush, just seemed to linger a little between visits) - but made up for it in effort in terms in trying to please. Manager worked hard to ensure we were pleased as well - didn't charge us for the drink that we weren't happy with. Also made extra effort on a special occasion. Breakfast buffet: All food was really good. The homemade jams were excellent. Really good service."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "As always, we enjoyed a beautiful evening at the View. The food was delicious and the service by Perrier was super attentive and friendly. Most of all we were able to relax and enjoy our teenage daughter. A super meal in one of our very favorite locations."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "The food was delicious, the service was great and the wine list was impressive. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "My husband and I have been going to Lake Placid since 1975. The Mirror Lake Inn is beyond beautiful in all seasons. Dinner at their View Restaurant is truly a fine dinning experience and not to be missed."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "We were fortunate to be guests at the Mirror Lake Inn. We enjoyed our meals there very much. We did find that some of the meat dishes were overly salted. The pace of the service was uneven and very slow. Children loved the kid's menu"
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "My wife and I stayed at the Inn to celebrate her birthday and had a great time."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "We have eaten at The View many times. By far the best food in Lake Placid!"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "As always the ambiance was perfect for the two of us to enjoy a very special thanksgiving dinner together. We arrived early so we talked in front of the fireplace. Food was terrific, and the service was great, even though it was a buffet. Selection of foods was excellent, not overwhelming, but all the things you would expect at Thanksgiving. We'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Excellent restaurant with wonderful view of Lake Mirror. Great menu choices."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "Wonderful food; good service; beautiful location and ambiance. Went there for an anniversary dinner and we were treated special. Reasonable prices for such good quality service and food. Would highly recommend to others."
    Dined on 10/17/2013
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