Kanu @ The Whiteface Lodge

4.5
418 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 418 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipStephenH
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak and some of the best cheesecake ever!

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JordanC
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Honestly, it was a disappointing experience. The service was incredibly slow. The food was ok, but they had changed their menu from what was posted on their website and it wasn’t really comparable. I expected more for the price. But the ambiance and the server were nice.

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Suze
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service, fabulous ambience and most importantly, fabulous food!! Well the menu is limited the two entrées we got were fantastic. Highly recommended for a special event dinner!!

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JoanneM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our first visit warranted 5 stars! This visit the food was not as tasty. It appeared as though it was a different person cooking??? Everything else was great! It still was a good 4 stars

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JoanneM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed eating outside on the balcony. I loved the lobster risotto, and it was gluten free, so even better. My husband had the steak frites and it was so tender. The drinks were good , the people were friendly. Couldn’t ask for more

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vipDavid
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Excellent atmosphere!

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WendyL
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere, staff and food is outstanding. Definitely upscale dining. Very nice for a special occasion. The menu is limited, I think due to limited staff and seating because of covid, but that did not affect the quality of the food or the experience. We enjoyed our meals. I think it’s a little on the pricey side, but it is fine dining. I would visit again.

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vipFoody
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We went for our 20th Anniversary and the hostess greeted us with “Happy Anniversary “ our waitress greeted us with flutes of champagne! Made us feel so special. Food was delicious. I had the grilled chicken alfredo fettuccine. The best flavor I ever had! Definitely worth a try!

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vipsalty
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Kanu at the Whiteface Lodge. The locale is gorgeous. We dined outside, with a beautiful view.
The Whiteface is a lovely hotel, and offers complementary valet service around the clock.
While we were not guests of the hotel, the staff treatment was a pleasure. It was our anniversary, and we were greeted with glasses of complimentary Prosecco.

Service was top-notch, and Michelle did marvelous work taking care of us. Her attention to detail, suggestions, and timing were spot-on. Thank you, Michelle!

While flavorful, some of the menu was underwhelming. For examples, the Brussels sprouts (their spelling g) were offered as an appetizer. I usually see that as a side to an entree, not as an appetizer.

I had order the soup of the day. I am still not entirely sure if it was cream if asparagus or broccoli. I was unable to differentiate the flavor.

I also enjoyed a new dish for me; Shishito peppers. Very flavorful and I recommend them! (Again, thank you, Michelle, for that suggestion)

I had a NY strip steak, and the staff met my special request for mushrooms, which were delicious. My better half enjoyed the seared scallop risotto. The main course was full of flavor.

We took our dessert, a chocolate bomb mousse, to go, and enjoyed that later in the evening. This dessert had a layer of vanilla mousse atop chocolate, encased in a chocolate shell. It was decadent.

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vipSouthernFoodie
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food is recommendable. Good and reasonable wine selection. The outdoor terrace is wonderful with a peaceful view of nature. All staff provided excellent service.

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RobertS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Simple and good food one can certainly enjoy - due to the lack of reservations we were accommodated in resort’s casual restaurant - overall we had very pleasant experience - would definitely recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you love the Adirondack experience than Kanu is definitely the place to go for a fabulous dinner! The food was outstanding, the dining room, amazing! Highly recommend!

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Vernon
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FANTASTIC food, AWESOME views, GREAT staff & service!!

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marydisdutiful
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Beautiful setting . Good food. Seemed understaffed.

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CathyK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

28th Wedding anniversary dinner gone bad. Dining room is spectacular however we were seated in a room it seems used primarily used for storage as their was no high ceilings, no windows with views of mountains, instead I saw a few carpet sweepers and high chairs and we were only people in this room. Main problem was when my Salmon arrived it was undercooked. It took me more than ten minutes of arm waving for my waitress to notice me. I was told the chef cooks Salmon this way...If yes, I feel diners should be warned in advance. At any rate, by the time my meal arrived my husband was done with his steak dinner so I took mine to go. The restaurant did not charge me for the Salmon but made me feel like it was my fault. Perhaps I might have not minded so much if we were in the main dining area looking at the great outdoors. Will not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michelle, our server was exceptional. She went as far as stuffing olives with anchovies for my wife’s martini. We love it there!

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jonathank
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate dinner on Mother’s Day and it was great. I had Salmon with Quinoa and my wife and eldest daughter had steak and potatoes. My youngest ate a bison burger. The meals were cooked to perfection. The staff were very courteous.

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Physician
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

There was a hair in my mash potatoes. I had to pull it out of my mouth. Not at all happy...especially during a pandemic. Also...there were a lot of small flies between both restaurants. One was caught crawling across my risotto so it was not eaten. Food tasted great, but not likely to eat there again.

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Rich
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the scallops with the risotto. It was outstanding, the combination together were delicious . My wife enjoyed the NY strip. It Was cooked to her liking, which is really important . The food was excellent the chef did a great job.

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vipLuvEatingOut
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner at Kanu. The restaurant is beautiful. The log beams throughout and the stone fireplaces were amazing. We arrived before dark so we got to see the lovely Mountain View. The food was delicious. They have a new Cook and what a great find for them. I had the Seared Scallops with Risotto that was so delicious and my Husband had a Kale Caesar Salad with Shrimp which he said were cooked perfectly. And the warm Lava Cake for Dessert was a perfect end to a special evening…the cake was light and the chocolate was perfection. And Our Server was so personable…Go you won’t regret it!

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vipKerriM
New England
12 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined for dinner at Kanu. Our meal was amazing! Local chees plate was delicious, the scallops were perfect and dessert you would die for! Restaurant adhered to all covid protocols. Service was top notch and waitress was wonderful with my two daughters.

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LalaniH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kanu was one of the best restaurants I’ve been to. The service was immaculate!!!!!!

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vipStephane
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment, very good food and great service. We enjoyed our experience !

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vipFoodie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

The administration of this resturant is focused on making it easy on the staff and not making. memorable experience for the customer.

reservation times are very limited, despite a large Restaurant. (not a covid restriction because the same restaurant had 4 times as many tables served for breakfast). When asked around reservation times past the 5:150m time, we were informed that they want to limit reservations not to overwhelm the waiter staff.
menu options were very very limited. Only 2 appetizers, one of which was cheese and crostini. Again, not to overwhelm the chef.

Finally, we asked if we could take another portion on the main to the hotel room (we were staying in the hotel), and told us - sorry they could not accommodate us.

Food was good, but very limited menu and service hurt the experience. disappointing experience. i would not recommend it.

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LakePlacidGetaway
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall, it was a great meal. The ricotta appetizer was delicious! And the tenderloin was cook to perfection. And the service was top-notch. We were a little disappointed with the lamb dish. The lamb was quite boring and the grits were just ok. There were no vegetables or added textures/flavors to accentuate the lamb. It definitely wasn't worth the price for what was essentially a slab of meat. And maybe consider some other vegetables instead of just shallots. The shallots with the tenderloin were good but a little overwhelming.

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vipWonderfulOwl
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Beautiful atmosphere with friendly and prompt service.
The food was awful, my chicken was so dry I had to take a drink with every bite to set it down.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food was inedible. Dry, chalky chicken and soggy pasta drenched in garlic and too much truffle oil. Terrible.

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vipHeatherM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience5

I ordered the roast half chicken with garlic confit, caulilini and fingerling potatoes. What I got was an extremely dry and overcooked frenched chicken breast with 2 garlic cloves, cold caulilini and undercooked potatoes. Not worth a visit.

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vipSeashore32
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The space in which Kanu is located is beautiful. A high-ceiling Adirondack style room. There are multiple large stone fireplaces that add a nice warm ambiance. The service from the moment we arrived through the meal was excellent. They offer some nice wines by the glass - I had a nice California Chardonnay and my husband had a Pinot Noir. Both of our meals were quite good - I had the Seared Scalloped Risotto and my husband had the Rack of Lamb. The scallops were seared nicely and the risotto had just the right amount of shaved Parmesan on it. My husband said his rack of lamp was delicious as well. I would recommend Kanu if visiting the Adirondacks. We did not stay at the lodge (Whiteface) where the restaurant is located but probably will the next time we are visiting.

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vipKatinka
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The restaurant is beautiful and service good. The menu is very limited and the food just OK. A bit overpriced.

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Eddie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding atmosphere and cuisine. Very good staff with panache.
Our coffee was watery and apparently salad forks aren't available.
Will visit again in due time...

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Belle
New England
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food & service! Highly recommend for a great evening.

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vipLorraineR
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing meal at Kanu. The chef was able to prepare a special salad for my husband that was not on the menu. We would definitely come back.

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vipShannon
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant all around. The food, service, and ambiance are all impeccable. We can’t wait to go back..

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vipErica
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening! Beautiful space and attentive staff. The food was delicious and nice variety.

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brianrrr
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

service was not good. Food was overrated. Room was great

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JohnM
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous place. Has that wooden beam rustic lodge feel but with elegant touches all over the place. Two large fireplaces, cozy warm ambience. The wine steward was very helpful and knowlegeable. Food was terrific - I had a lamb shank and my wife had scallop risotto, both were exceptional. A bit pricey but worth it.

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NicoleM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I have been to. Amazing food. Amazing room. Will be back for sure.

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ThomasG
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food. Beautiful for a winter dinner.

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DianaM
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Would highly recommended the Whiteface lodge to anyone

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 4.5 stars by 418 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.