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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
  • Email: diningroom@mirrorlakenn.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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Requested a window table months before my arrival. Since I was staying in the hotel, I confirmed my reservation the day before. When I arrived there was a nice window table, but I was told my guest and I could not be seated there with no explanation. Seated us against the wall. All night long, there was between 1 and 5 window tables open. After my salad, and now with multiple windows open, the waitress said now it was OK to move tables. Good Grief! Not great customer service. My birthday girl was not impressed."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "We had friends from out of town here for a special occasion, so we wanted something commensurate. The setting is very nice and from what we saw all tables had a view of the lake, very nice. The food was well above most restaurants in the area, but not outstanding; however, the service was the best we've had in the north country. We would highly recommend the restaurant. Since our friends ordered the wine, we can't comment on the wine list."
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "We were really looking forward to our dinner at "The View". I had the cod wrapped in prosciutto. My husband had the lamb. He said the lamb wasn't bad but certainly not the best he ever had. My cod was kind of bland. The waitress said it was very popular. I didn't say anything to her about not particularly enjoying it because she was so awesome. He name was Cassandra and if you have a sense of humor you will love her understated banter ( of course my husband was egging her on so she might not be this way with everyone). Plus her service was impeccable. We got there about 1/2 hour before sunset and the "View" was absolutely lovely. So glad we didn't have a later reservation time or we would have missed the beauty of the lake as the sun set."
    Dined on 10/3/2013
  • "Our evening at the view could not have been better in any way! From the minute we sat down I knew it was going to be an evening to remember. The level of service and attention from the staff was unsurpassable. The wine recommended was top notch. Every dish was thoughtfully prepared and well received. Pierre was aN absolute pleasure and we appreciated his kindness. We will definitely return!"
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "You cannot beat the food or the view at this wonderful inn at Mirror Lake in Lake Placid. We would definitely eat here again. Our waiter was lovely but the service was painfully slow. It was a very busy weekend in Lake Placid during the IronMan event but the restaurant was nearly empty when we began eating and it took forever to receive our food and for everything else. Again, the food was outstanding but delivery of the final product was lacking."
    Dined on 7/26/2013
  • "service needs to step up a notch or 2 in order to match the quality of the food and the view."
    Dined on 7/15/2013