Artisans is an intimate, fire-lit Lake Placid restaurant that extends out to the Lodge’s wide covered balconies in fine weather. Our restaurant stands as the singular property on Lake Placid. Our romantic dine-in wine cellar adorned with brick walls and wine barrel chandeliers is a magical place to spend your special occasion.View Private Dining Details
My husband and I visited Lake Placid for the first time in early February. The temperature outside was in the single digits, but Artisans was cozy and comfortable inside. The hostess and server were very friendly and helpful. We had bundled up against the cold, so we may have overwhelmed the hostess with coats, hats, scarves, and one pair of boots. We found them later in the coatroom piled in a corner. We settled into our table, and admired the Adirondack decor, which may be the most luxurious that decor could be. Lighting was low, but adequate, and there were fresh flowers and a lit candle on the table. Fires burned in several hearths.
The food was imaginative and delicious. I highly recommend the lobster bisque appetizer. My husband and I both had the duck breast entree, which arrived medium-rare as requested, and was presented beautifully. The duck was accompanied by a variety of small-cut roasted root vegetables, and a madeira sauce - excellent!
The wine list was extensive, the cocktails were perfect, and our shared pear tart dessert with homemade cardamom ice cream was delightful. We would definitely go back.
This place is absolutely beautiful. We had a lovely relaxed breakfast on NYE. The decor is gorgeous and the setting on the lake is so serene. The food was delicious and service great.
Food was fair at best small dining area very cramped other guests where very loud. Limited menu on the day before Christmas Eve. Will not return
Very short staffed to try and pull off a five course dinner. Menu seemed to try a little too hard and staff not prepared for proper service. Setting however is beautiful.
Like a well tuned orchestra. Five courses but not overwhelming .
I wrote the manager and complained about the awful service
My wife and I celebrated our anniversary and it was amazing. The outdoor view of the lake and the outstanding 5 course fixed menu. Would highly recommend! Compliments to the chef and the wait staff.
We had a problem at our arrival and almost left due to some issues not our fault, but it was late and being hungry we stayed and our server Jose was fabulous. The hostesses were less accommodating which turned us off completely !!!
Worth going though if you want a tasting menu only with wine pairing .
Great food with creative items. Our server was the chef/owner's daughter and delighted us with the home's history. She and her sister painted the beautiful artwork throughout the rooms. I would highly recommend this restaurant. It's a little hard to find the first time.
This place was amazing. The menu was different then what was online but the food was remarkable.
Our group of 10 including 4 children enjoyed a delicious breakfast on an outside porch area overlooking the beautiful surrounding grounds of this amazing Lodge ! Very memorable part of our trip to Lake Placid and would love to see it in the wintertime!
Very good food, great service, excellent ambiance. Looking forward to going again.
We can't say enough about our Artisans experience! The view from the porch is spectacular along with the beautiful tables, fireplace and availability of heaters, although not needed last night. The service was friendly, knowledgeable and discrete. We ordered the tasting menu and the courses were beautifully presented, innovative and seasonal. The mix of flavors were unusual and intense but blended perfectly. The chef, Mark, has a talent for making beautiful, delicious food without it feeling stuffy. The wine list is extensive and our server went out of her way to find just the right wine. We look forward to our next dinner there.
Excellent tasting menu. Very clever and delicious duck with marshmallow fluff! Wonderful wine parings.
My wife and I had a wonderful experience at Artisans last year, but were quite disappointed this time. We were left wondering if they changed chefs. The view of the lake is still amazing, but the food was not great and the presentations were no longer exceptional. The crab leg appetizer missed the spot, coming out as a heavy tempura. The fish was rubbery, and the chocolate torte was an overly rich slab of chocolate. It is way too expensive for an average meal, even if it is a great atmosphere.
The food was overpriced for the quality, but the atmosphere was great.
Very disappointed. Would not recomend it for the following reason. The menu was different than what was listed on Open Table. The amuse bouche was the best tasting item served all night. The poached egg was overcooked almost hard boiled. The fish was slightly overcooked. The sides with the fish were ok. The view is amazing, but the food is not worth it. The servers don't know the difference between raisins and cranberries, told us we were given raisin bread when it was cranberry bread. Additionally, it seems they don't know the differnce between habanero and ginger as they tried to convince us that the sharp taste in the tartare was ginger not habanero - even though it was green. Unfortunately, everything went from the good amuse bouche to pretty bad including finding plastic in the chocolate. After this experience I will not come back, even though I have eaten here in the past. It's a shame, because it's a really nice place.
Understated elegance on a hillside in Lake Placid with superb views. The food does not disappoint. Small, perfect portions with a nod to regional producers - beautiful prep and tasty. My favorite local venue, reserved for special evenings on the water.