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

The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn

  • 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 5183023000
  • 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".
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelQuiet
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (30)romantic (28)special occasion (23)notable wine list (20)fit for foodies (17)neighborhood gem (11)good for groups (3)late-night find (2)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)kid-friendly (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • What an amazing night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The staff and food were both beyond compare. I informed them that I was planning on proposing to my girlfriend a few days prior to our reservation, and they made a great night amazing for us! Complimentary glass of champagne, dessert, and they even took a photo of us and printed it out. I knew they had great service, and that it was an amazing restaurant, but they really went above and beyond. We will be returning as often as possible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal great view of lake
    Rmmtl
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The decor and view are excellent at this restaurant. The fillet of beef and scallops were exquisite. Overall, an excellent night out.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We had a fabulous experience. The food was outstanding. Our server was personable, talked with us, and did everything we expected and more. We even talked with the chef who was more than personable. Of course, we raved about the food he had prepared for us! I had Quail and my husband had Walleye Pike, both of which we highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for that special occasion
    CanadianVisitToLakePlacid
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Went there for our 40th anniversary. Picked the restaurant from the online reviews and web searches. Great meal, great service, relaxing time. Thank You.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Are the diamonds losing lustre
    FurbyVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The View advertises itself as the only Four Diamond exceptional rated restaurant in Lake Placid. Based on our visit this may be true for the ambiance and the food but the service definitely had some issues on our visit. Both our lamb shank and venison were very tasty and well presented although the crab cake appetizer is somewhat over priced at $19 for one small cake. With respect to service we have never been in a restaurant of any quality where the server presented an unsolicited business card for his second business. He also kept apologizing for the fact that he was new and still learning. Not good for a 4 diamond. He also made an error of almost 50% in the price of our bottle of wine and when it was pointed out offered no apology.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • luvfinedining
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We have been visiting Mirror Lake once a year -- almost every autumn -- for about the last ten years; our experience has always been superb, and tis year's visit was no exception!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful!
    dineeverywhereVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Having never been to the Lake Placid area, we took a chance on this restaurant and were not disappointed. Great food, wonderful service, beautiful view and an impressive fine dining atmosphere. The Parmesan Custard Ceasar salad (I know, tired...) had a wonderful twist of preserved lemon and a Parmesan "custard" dressing. Very crisp and different enough to be refreshing. The seared Halibut was a great delight, and my husband's Cornish Hen was served with leg/thigh smoked and the breast grilled.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and service
    GoldiVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We had a very nice dinner. The staff was attentive but not intrusive. The view of Mirror Lake is lovely. We also had breakfast here and that was enjoyable also.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    the service was excellent. was greeted by name and table was ready at time requested. the waitress was knowledgeable and professional. Food was delicious and presentation was equally well done!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best place to eat in Lake Placid
    NYCvisitorVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Everything was perfect from the service to the presentation. We stayed at the restaurant's hotel (the Mirror Lake Inn) and found that eating dinner anywhere else was a mistake. Try the fried Brussels sprouts. It will be a real surprise and a treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive, but worth every penny
    bluesnut
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I made reservations for three of us online. Not only did I receive an email confirmation, but a follow up phone call on the day of our meal. Our waiter was a wine consultant from a nearby town, We were seated a few minutes after our reservation time, but enjoyed the wait in the bar. Not only was our waiter personable and funny, but very knowledgeable about the menu choices. I had the strip steak special, and my friends had scallops and lamb. The extras - palate cleansers, bread, smoked salmon, etc., were great. We all were very pleased with our dinners. The staff were all welcoming and eager to please. We will be back again. There was a musician playing piano nearby - not too loud, but added a nice touch to the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Experience I hadn't had in a while
    View
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This restaurant is a must for a romantic dinner experience: food was excellent and the palate cleanser and amuse bouche were nice touches, I thought we were going to see a finger bowl before dessert. Great romantic dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb! A fine dining experience!
    VaCanuck
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We chose The View based on reviews of other top contributors. This is a fine dining restaurant in an equally fine Inn. From start to finish, the meal was a culinary masterpiece. My wife had the Sea Scallops and I had the Prime Filet. Both were excellently prepared and presented. Even the two palate cleansers were works of art. As it was my wife's' birthday, they prepared a beautiful dessert plate and took a commemorative picture which they printed off and presented to us in a Mirror Lake Inn frame. I would highly recommend The View for your special occasion or to top off your Lake Placid experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    FoodieJCVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Such a wonderful evening in Lake Placid at The View. Fantastic service, a delicious meal and a beautiful view of Mirror Lake. My husband and I went for our first anniversary and they treated us like gold. Can't wait to come back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tired
    RosieVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    From the initial entrance into the Mirror Lake Hotel which houses The View restaurant our experience was sub par. The carpet on the steps leading into the main entrance was threadbare and dirty. The restaurant was more than half empty. Yet on Open Table they wouldn't accept a 7:30 reservation. The dining room room was dreary, dark and tired...feeling much like an old age home. The hostess dressed poorly and her greeting was less than friendly. The waiter was somewhat efficient but unfriendly. For a restaurant with entrees over $40 we expected a lot more!! Including a fresh cup of coffee which when we asked the waiter his response was "at this time of night it's not fresh. His response should have been "I'm happy to put on a fresh pot!
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  • Don't take early reservation...
    ActonDadVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    unless you don't mind being surrounded by children. We have them, and made plans for them to be elsewhere for a romantic evening. Early reservations won't have you joining the blue hair crowd, instead you'll be joining the kids menu 'pizza pizza pizza' crowd. And its not that the families are seated in another room. We were surrounded. Opt for later reservations or go somewhere else if you are in search of a romantic meal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fine dining in ADK
    toobad
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Excellent food and service - but much more formal than we were expecting in Lake Placid
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 313 reviews are from the The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn reviews archive.
  • 4 diamond eating at it's best!
    Want2enjoy
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LocalDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The View
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Wonderful staff, excellant food, and a fantastic view of Mirror Lake are a winning combination !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The View
    jellybean
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner & Breakfasts
    Localresident
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    pinkbike
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and scenery
    fhlhk
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding - as usual!
    PastorPete
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for romantic dinners
    JCinPAVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent dinner
    foodforthought2
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SpectacularVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good
    happycustomerVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous Meal
    jonesz
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Everything was perfect! The Food, the service,and of course the view of the the lake and mountains was spectacular!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    This restaurant seemed to have good ratings, but we found the food to be flavorless and restaurant seriously overpriced.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner at the View
    1970DAD
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A pleasant surprise
    View
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Professional
    JosephVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Every aspect of the experience was outstanding. The service was professional and the quality of the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top 10 meal of all time
    PSUJACK
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Heavenly Cuisine at Mirror Lake
    billid2jojo
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Travis Rice
    Seriden4800
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but a little old feeling
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luv2hike
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautifully Warm
    Juanita
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.