21 Lake Restaurant and Bar
DUE TO COVID-19 WE CURRENTLY WE ARE ENJOYING OUTDOOR DINING! WE ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR TAKE HOME DINING! 203-744-1776 x 236
Excellent all around, highly recommend to anyone who enjoys good food prepared well and presented simply.
Our server was very friendly, and I enjoyed sitting outside. The 21 dry rub wings were delicious. BUT None of the food seemed freshly made. All reheated. Considering the price it should be fresh. Chicken sandwich was inedible. Kettle chips were stale.
We tried their takeout on Thursday night and it was so good we decided to dine in on Friday! New chef Jamar’s menu and specials were extraordinary. I had a special crispy cod over lentils with carrot mash and the presentation and taste were flawless. My kids had a burger and crispy chicken sandwich that my son described as crack. Burger was cooked perfectly chips were house made and addictive. We will definitely be back!
I will not be returning to this restaurant. The service was terrible. Once we were seated we waited at least 15 minutes before we had to find a server to take a drink order. She disappeared and came back more than 15 minutes later. We had to search again to give our food order this time to a different server. No one cleared our plates between courses or asked to refill our drinks. We had to find someone again. The food was mediocre at best. Overall a very poor experience.
The best thing was the champagne since I bought a bottle.
They had butter already sitting out on the table with no cover before we got there.. which is already a bad thing!
I ordered the calamari, which was decent.
My bf ordered the teriyaki wings, they were too salty and came out cold! It was so bad.
For entrees, my bf ordered the planked salmon which came out on a bed of old dried rice, with Lima beans that you can get from the freezer section, the salmon was too sweet, had no flavor and was super over cooked and dried, chewy, disgusting over all.
I ordered the 21 mixed grill, everything on there was overcooked or left out for too long. The pork belly looked like it has been sitting for some time. The prawns were sooooo overcooked and dry the shells were stuck to it, the steak was terrible! It was overcooked, when I didn’t ask for it to be well done! I just can’t believe they serve people this food!
We barely even touched our plates, we looked at it and can already tell how bad it was going to be.
The manager tried to only give us half off of our entrees at first when the bill came, then I told him it’s unacceptable and the food on our plate were literally 99% still there! We could not eat it! Please save yourself the money and time and go somewhere else!
We waited forever for our food to not even eat it for vday dinner.
Our waitress was sweet but you could tell she didn’t know what she was doing, or how to speak to customers. I don’t know if she was nervous or it was her first day working. But overall I just could not enjoy it! I’m very big on hospitality and good service! I never ever feel the need to write these reviews but this was one of the worst.
Just stopped by on a quiet Monday evening for dinner. It’s a restaurant located in the Ethan Allen Hotel that we were curious about. Food was very good. Had app and two salads. Would have preferred the grilled shrimp on one of the salads to have been shelled. It came with the shell on each end of the three pieces. Too much “work” :) Service was very good.
We ate in the bar and were greeted very cordially. The waitress was very pleasant and offered suggestions for our meal. The four of us shared the calamari appetizer. The best ever! We all got the hamburger which was delicious. Since we had an early dinner, the bar was very quiet. Enjoyed the evening!
It was really bar food, very limited menu, and doesn’t match the ”Ethan Allen ambiance”. I ordered a seafood platter and all of them were overcooked/over-fried. My husband ordered grilled salmon, salmon was ok but side beans were soggy and tasteless. Won't go back again, although the waitress was very pleasant.
Went with close friends for Sunday brunch. Meals were very tasty, service was very good. Nice live jazz background music. Will go back!
It was my birthday brunch celebration. From the start, the experience was a complete and utter disaster. The service was unbelievably slow to nonexistent. The staff was friendly but did not respond to requests. At all. We asked for music but got silence. We asked for the AC to be turned down and it was FREEZING. We asked for stronger beverages, and they were mostly juice. Then to top it all off, they charged each of us the ENTIRE tab by accident. Disaster! Never will go again!!!!!!
Service was horrible. Waitress could not even describe dishes on menu. Ordered Asian chicken and rice dish. Pieces of chicken were smaller than chicken McNuggets and even lesser quality. Disgusting and sent back
There was a long wait for service, food okay, room very cold.
Food was great! Service was awesome. Nice place for a Saturday date night!
Not so many occupants and our service was super slow. Food was 50-50 of 4 eaters. Ok
The staff was lovely, the food was awful. I am deter never to eat in an Ethan Allen restaurant again.
Décor and tables are excellent and comfy with nice table settings. Cool solarium. Bar area with occasional trivia/entertainment. Wonderful food!! Not cheap but probably average $$$, but the food and chef is excellent! Very good service from a great team: Aixa, Gina, and Marisa, THANK YOU!!! :) In a nice hotel and WORTH a visit for a NICE meal! DAILY SPECIALS!
The restaurant was very slow the evening we were there, but that didn't mean the food was any less special. All of our entrees were presented well and tasted delicious. Our waitress was very personable and offered suggestions. I often hesitate to order a hamburger because I like it medium well and don't want it overcooked or undercooked. It came just exactly as I like (and the waitress didn't scoff at my detailed description lol)
Would definitely recommend both the Ethan Allen Hotel and the dining. Our lunches in the bar area that afternoon were also very good!
Place was fabulous but the Service was lacking ~ we waited & waited & waited constantly throughout the entire meal. Took an hour before they brought out our order. I can only think it was the server was new or off that day. We will give it another chance as all else was superb! Would recommend!!
The resturant is very nice. Food was good. Service could have been better. I think waitress was nrw
Great breakfast selection for a great value. Everything was fresh and tasty!
We were very disappointed with this restaurant. The menu was very limited and our waitress
who had only 1 other table forgot about us. We won't go back
21 Lake Restaurant and Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 744-1776 ext. 236.
21 Lake Restaurant and Bar is rated 3.5 stars by 21 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.