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Kanu @ The Whiteface Lodge

4.2
4.2
547 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Sophisticated Adirondack-inspired cuisine is elevated by magnificent mountain views at Kanu. Hand-hewn log beams and granite stone fireplaces add rustic warmth to an unforgettable dining experience.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (518) 523-0510

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Sebastien Roelly

  • Catering

    Please contact our Events & Sales manager, Kelly at k.folley@thewhitefacelodge.com

  • Private party facilities

    For large party requests at Kanu, please contact Danielle at d.delcambre@thewhitefacelodge.com

  • Neighborhood

    Lake Placid

  • Cross street

    Saranac Avenue

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Entertainment

    Seasonal entertainment is offered in our Kanu lounge free of charge. Please call for details or 'like' us on Facebook for future dates and artists.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 547 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Upstate New York

    Romantic

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Food was cold, over cooked and over priced. Service was great!
  2. LW

    LarryW

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food and atmosphere are awesome! But still way overpriced. Fun to do once or twice
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The lodge and restaurant is dirty and need an urgent face lift.
  4. VS

    VandS

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Holiday celebration
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was excellent and we also enjoyed the atmosphere. Our waitress was not very attentive and not so friendly. Despite that we had a great experience.
  6. m

    michelle

    Tampa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    Poor service for cost, limited menu and food was not at the quality they charged. $70 medium well steak was bleeding in center and $18 Cesar had barely any dressing on it. Few people in restaurant yet poor service
  7. F

    Fletch

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The night was simply magical. Snow on the ground, trees adorned with lights, a large and beautiful Christmas tree in the dining room with two fireplaces burning made for a perfect anniversary celebration. Staff was so pleasant and courteous we felt so very special .
  8. ZD

    ZaneD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing we will be eating there again. A little pricey but we'll worth the expense.
  9. J

    Jason

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kanu is, in my opinion, one of the best restaurants in Lake Placid. The food was incredible, the atmosphere is beautiful, the staff is so friendly and accommodating. I will absolutely be coming back to eat at Kanu.
  10. F

    Ford

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    The menu was limited and the food was not worth the money in my opinion. The service was ok just not what I expected.
  11. A

    Abcdefgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience5
    OVERPRICED, this must be 50 characters but it’s very OVERPRICED
  12. L

    Lauren

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Romantic and cozy ambiance. Great food and excellent service!
  13. CW

    CWis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    Great food however the value for the food is not there - overpriced for the type and portion of food
  14. g

    gary

    Atlanta

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best dinner ever. The atmosphere in the dining room is spectacular. We could not stop looking at the craftsmanship. We had the filet au poivre. Just super. We truly enjoyed our evening there. My new favorite restaurant for sure. We will be back!!!
  15. KH

    KristenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, the decor is beautiful and the service was sublime! 10/10 would recommend to anyone staying at or near Whiteface Lodge!
  16. B

    Betty

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful dining experience. Great food, wine and service.
  17. m

    miker

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Ambiance was great service was ok and food was descent.
  18. LG

    LisaG

    Miami

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Awful good for the amount of money
  19. JP

    JoanP

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Vacation meal not up to par.
  20. JJ

    JamesJ

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to dine. Very rustic and cozy. We highly recommend.
  21. j

    jhs51

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Elegant Adirondack design at the Whiteface Lodge, inside and out. Dining Room is spacious with large tables and very comfortable. We were seated right at the reservation time and service was excellent throughout. Appetizers (salads and mussels) were terrific, the scallops as a main course was superb but the veal main course was overcooked and tasteless. Should have sent it back but we were on a tight schedule.
  22. S

    Steen1007

    New England

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner @ Kanu. Food was excellent and cooked perfectly. And the lodge and Kanu dining area are beautiful - fantastic venue for my wife’s birthday dinner and the fall foliage was icing on the cake!
  23. G

    Grators16

    Tampa

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Tiffany was our server and she was phenomenal! Very good food, but pricey. Fantastic atmosphere, so rustic and authentic.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Delicious food but priced too high.
  25. JC

    JackieC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    The food was fine, however not worthy of the price tag. It was our 45th Wedding Anniversary and we did not find Kanu to be that special. I do want to note that the server was very helpful and pleasant.
  26. LW

    LauraW

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    The menu was limited, the offerings were plain and way-overpriced. The service was not attentive. For 5 star ratings, we expected to be delighted. The staff were clearly not trained or interested in providing an exemplary experience.
  27. b

    barbaraa

    New York Area

    166 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    166 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrate my birthday here every year. Exquisite space, superb food and service.
  28. B

    Bliss10

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    We expected a fine dining experience and left the restaurant hungry. It was the worst dining experience-just awful! The entrees arrived an hour and ten minutes after we sat down. The waitress never advised us on why. Once the entrees arrived (their $72 filet mignon and a $52 mushroom pasta dish) they were overcooked and tasteless respectively. No cream sauce at all on the pasta. The filet was dried out after I ordered medium. At this point we called them over and they admitted the food was substandard! The excuses were it’s a new menu. They billed us for the 2 appetizers that weren’t very good-mussels and a soup and for 2 glasses of wine. We cut our losses and left. They took no responsibility and should not have even charged us. But we paid anyway and left feeling it was a dam waste of our time. There are obvious problems there.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    The food was terrible. The lodge was nice. The veal was small and thin like paper, flavorless, came with a side of arugula for about $50. I had already had a salad for an appetizer. Wish the server had said something about the salad, knowing I would also get a side salad with dinner. Basically a bowl of lettuce with a few sliced tomatoes, for way too much money. dessert was good but never again. It was hardly worth the well over $200+ we spent on our meals for a birthday celebration. Very disappointed.
  30. B

    Beth

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    Our meal took almost three hours because the service was slow - she was certainly nice. Our appetizer was served cold, we had to wait 1/2 hour to return the appetizer and wait 1.2 hour to get our second drink. We ate there on Tuesday 8/9 and it was fabulous. Our server was exceptional - blond woman. We ate there again on 8/12 and everything was terrible due to the service.
  31. DW

    DavidW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Kanu is always a lovely setting. Nice wine list. Very good and friendly service. The prices have increased significantly. The trout was excellent, as was the lamb. However, the heirloom tomato salad did not seem very heirloom, which is unfortunate at this time of the summer season with truly great tomatoes available, and the price reflecting they should have been.
  32. AS

    AngelaS

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dinners I have ever had. Both the soup appetizer and dinner were amazing. Our server was also very nice and attentive. I can't wait to return.
  33. O

    Overpriced

    Charlotte

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    When reviewing the menu online (and corresponding prices) we had very high expectations for a fine dining experience at Kanu. While the ambience and room setting was lovely, the food was extremely disappointing. Definitely not worth the price. The meals were over sauced and under seasoned. And on top of the high prices, we were nickel and dimed for everything. For example, were charged an added fee to add tomato ($1) , croutons ($1) and onion ($1) to an already expensive plain green salad. That's absolutely ridiculous. Left feeling like we paid a fortune for a very sub-par meal.
  34. DL

    DanielL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was beyond expectations. A very enjoyable evening. Loved the ambiance.
  35. CB

    ClareB

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    It was a bit disappointing. Atmosphere is beautiful and the menu looks good with lots of nice selections. But the service was far from where it should be. Once seated we waited nearly 10 min for our server to great us and bring water. We waited over a hour for our good to arrive. There were very few full tables in the restaurant, but it was easy to see the kitchen was filling take out order (which would of been the better route to go and 1/3 of the cost). It was a very big disappointment.
  36. G

    Greg

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Beautifully styled dining room with rustic luxury. Very good food presented well
  37. ED

    EDP1

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    My wife and I have had some nice meals here over the years but recently had a disappointing experience. The trout entrée was inexcusably bland and overcooked while the scallop dish, featuring a nice risotto, suffered from undercooked scallops. I would normally lower my expectations when visiting a resort town restaurant, but not when being charged NYC prices.
  38. MM

    MichelleM

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere, great service, great food, will definitely be back
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Very limited menu, quality of food below average. Overall disappointing experience. .
  40. JK

    JohnK

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Great location and nice facility. We sat on the porch outside and had a great view of Whiteface Mountain. Menu is limited. I think there were 6 or 7 entrees and about the same for appetizers/salads. Food took a long time to come out. So did the drinks. The wine list was good and there were some good values in it. I had the mussels appetizer which was huge. They tasted good but not enough sauce. My wife had the tomato and mozzarella and the tomatoes were not great. I had lobster linguine for entree which was very tasty but for $53 was light on the lobster. My wife had ravioli with a pistachio cream sauce which tasted good but was a little cold and gummy by the time she got it to eat. Overall good experience but if I went back to this location I'd eat in the pub restaurant.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Kanu @ The Whiteface Lodge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (518) 523-0510.

Kanu @ The Whiteface Lodge is rated 4.2 stars by 547 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Kanu @ The Whiteface Lodge

7 Whiteface Inn Lane, Lake Placid, NY 12946

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Saranac Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Lake Placid

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sebastien Roelly

  • Entertainment

    Seasonal entertainment is offered in our Kanu lounge free of charge. Please call for details or 'like' us on Facebook for future dates and artists.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (518) 523-0510

  • Catering

    Please contact our Events & Sales manager, Kelly at k.folley@thewhitefacelodge.com

  • Private party facilities

    For large party requests at Kanu, please contact Danielle at d.delcambre@thewhitefacelodge.com

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