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Experience dining in an unforgettable setting - Shepard's at Erlowest, Lake George, NY

Shepard's at Erlowest

4.9
4.9
375 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
A unique dining opportunity on Lake George.

Located in a stone mansion built in 1898, Shepard's at Erlowest provides a unique opportunity for a quiet dining experience. Surround yourself in the history of our Queen Anne mansion in a fireplace dining room or with a unique setting in one of our outdoor "E-gloos". Offering an intimate dining setting with outstanding service, Shepard's offers a wide array of alcohol and wine options to complement the menu drawn from local farms and the freshest ingredients to create a unique and changing menu for our guests. Chef Scott consistently receives top reviews for creativity, presentation, and flavor profiles!

During the winter season, please regard our igloo booking policy as only available by phone. An Open Table reservation - even one with an explicit request - will not be guaranteed igloo dining.

All reservations are subject to a $25/person cancellation fee within 48 hours.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon, Fri–Sun 8:00 am–10:30 am Dinner Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (518) 668-5928

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Scott Dewar

  • Catering

    Catering and take-out options are available upon request. Please call 518-668-5928 and ask for our Restaurant Manager for more details.

  • Private party facilities

    Private party accommodations are available through our dining room - up to 24 guests can be accommodated in our dining rooms. For larger parties, our ballroom can support groups up to 225 guests. Please call 518-668-5928 for special group dining menus or visit: https://www.theinnaterlowest.com/weddings-and-celebrations/celebrations/

  • Private party contact

    josh@theinnaterlowest.com: (518) 668-5925

  • Neighborhood

    Lake George

  • Cross street

    Stone Schoolhouse Road

  • Parking details

    Parking is available and offered at no charge.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 375 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Contemporary American

  • Upstate New York

    Best Overall

  • Upstate New York

    Best Food

  • Upstate New York

    Best Service

  • Upstate New York

    Best Ambiance

  • Upstate New York

    Romantic

  • Upstate New York

    Good for special occasions

  • Upstate New York

    Contemporary American

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  1. JB

    JaneB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best salmon I have had in a long time. Staff are great. Romantic atmosphere. Loved it

    Shepard's at ErlowestResponded 3 days agoHello JaneB, Thank you from all of us here at Shepard's at Erlowest! Our staff strives to provide consistent, courteous service on a nightly basis. We are gracious and thankful to know you loved your experience with us. Our Faroe Island Salmon dish is certainly one to remember! Thank you again and we hope to see you again soon!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Igloo on a 40 degree night. I was comfy in jeans and a thick sweater. It was amazing

    Shepard's at ErlowestResponded 3 days agoHello there! Thank you so much for reviewing us 5 stars! We are thankful to offer our heated igloos for an outstanding winter dining experience! We are so pleased to know you enjoyed your time with us. We hope you will visit us again soon!

  3. KT

    KT214

    Philadelphia

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great event restaurant! Excellent service! We love the bar area (cozy and inviting)! Great bartender with lots of experience!!

    Shepard's at ErlowestResponded 3 days agoHello KT214! Thank you kindly for your 5 star review of your time with us here at Shepard's at Erlowest. We are delighted to know you enjoyed your experience with us! We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner at Shepard's at the Inn at Erlowest. The food was excellent, service was pleasant and professional, the atmosphere was warm and inviting. There were plenty of options for those that didn't feel like having a traditional turkey dinner, but it was available as well. And, best of all, I went home feeling like I hadn't slaved over a meal for days but rather just plain enjoyed it.

    Shepard's at ErlowestResponded 3 days agoGreetings, Thank you so very much for your kind review! We are thankful you enjoyed your Thanksgiving day with us. We are pleased to have been able to serve you and the rest of our wonderful guests who joined us for this holiday service. We very much look forward to the opportunity to serve you again!

  5. BB

    BriB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, comfortable ambience, and the food is absolutely delicious. I can’t recommend this place enough!
  6. PM

    PeterM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding dinner, from start to finish. Definitely an upscale restaurant, with attention to detail. The presentation of the meals was excellent, and the quality was outstanding. Steak was prepared as asked and the salmon was excellent. A bit on the high side for cost, but you do get what you paid for as the saying goes. The ambiance of a old rustic castle complimented the setting. Definitely will be back.

    Shepard's at ErlowestResponded on November 13, 2022Hello PeterM, Thank you so kindly for your outstanding review of your time with us here at the Erlowest. We as a team strive to provide the highest level of hospitality for our guests. We are pleased that the passion and skill of our chef shined through his thoughtfully crafted dishes. We cherish your 5 star review and strive to provide such an experience to all of our guests with every service. Thank you again and we hope you will join us again soon!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Nice but way overpriced
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was fantastic and food was amazing. I’d highly recommend this restaurant.

    Shepard's at ErlowestResponded on November 4, 2022Hello, Thank you for your lovely review! It brings us great joy to know that you truly enjoyed your experience with us. Thank you also for recommending the Inn at Erlowest to others as we cherish the opportunity to provide such an experience to all. We hope you will visit us again soon!

  9. N

    Nami

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent but a bit pricey for what you get Overall great!
  10. C

    Chelsea

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting and delicious food. I definitely plan to return on my next visit to Lake George.

    Shepard's at ErlowestResponded on October 24, 2022Hello Chelsea, Thank you for visiting us and reviewing your time here at the Inn at Erlowest. We are delighted to know you enjoyed your experience and found it worthy of 5 stars. We look forward to you joining us again soon!

  11. m

    markd

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular as usual great place if you can get in always booked

    Shepard's at ErlowestResponded on October 26, 2022Hello markd, Thank you so very much for your kind review. We are thankful for each and everyone one of our beloved guests who visits us. We hope to continue providing spectacular experiences here at the Inn at Erlowest! We graciously thank you for your 5 star review and hope you will visit us again.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Complete dining experience. Friendly/competent server(Olivia) who made great suggestions. All options had tremendous flavor. Ambiance was perfect. Stopped for a post dinner glass of wine at the bar, and Matthew helped with finding the perfect glass to compliment the evening. You won't be disappointed. Prices were reasonable for where and what you were enjoying. Definitely going back. Make reservations!

    Shepard's at ErlowestResponded on October 24, 2022Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review of your time with us here at the Inn at Erlowest. We as a team are humbled and gracious to know that your evening with us was an experience to remember. It is our passion to provide hospitality at the highest level. We thank you again for visiting us and hope to see you again soon.

  13. LB

    LindaB

    New England

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dining room is beautiful, the service top notch, the food delicious. The Adirondack setting combine for a memorable dining destination.

    Shepard's at ErlowestResponded on October 23, 2022Hello LindaB, Thank you so much for writing about your time with us at the Inn at Erlowest. We strive for all of our guests to feel as you have described in your gracious review. We are delighted to know that your time with us was memorable, and worthy of 5 stars. Thank you again for visiting us and we hope you will join us again soon!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were exceptional. It was indeed an experience to remember!
  15. TC

    TraceyC

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Has to be one of best dinners out I’ve ever had - celebrated 39 years married.

    Shepard's at ErlowestResponded on October 26, 2022Hello TraceyC, Thank you so very much for your lovely review of your time with us here. Providing a memorable experience for our beloved guests is our passion. Thank you for allowing us to host you on such a special day. Congratulations to you on 39 years married and we wish you many more happy years together. From all of us at the Inn at Erlowest we thank you and hope to see you again soon!

  16. GQ

    GeorgeQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food & service. Elegant dining at its best. A bit pricey...but you get what you pay for!
  17. TR

    TomR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I went to the Inn at Erlowest to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. The ambiance was perfect, service was impeccable, food was fantastic. In short I can’t say enough what a fantastic experience it was. Would definitely go back and would absolutely recommend to others Thank you Erlowest for a memorable anniversary memory
  18. MZ

    MatthewZ

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were amazing and the staff was very friendly.
  19. DS

    DavidS

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful upscale dining experience. Service and food was 5 star. Our waitress , Diane, was friendly, efficient and responsive. Ambience was wonderful and relaxing. Scenic patio. Nice wine list and innovative cocktails.
  20. SG

    StaceyG

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    I had been here for cocktails previously, and was excited to return with my husband for dinner to celebrate our anniversary. Unfortunately, we did not have a good experience. We arrived about 7:15 planning to have drinks on the terrace prior to sitting inside for our 8:30 dinner reservation. I asked for our martinis to be made a certain way, but they were not, they were terrible (hey, I'm fussy about my cocktails, but I'm polite and friendly with my request and always tip well). While we were sitting outside with our drinks enjoying the sunset, we were offered to be shown to our table at about 7:35, however declined explaining we made the reservation for 8:30 so that we could enjoy drinks on the terrace first. That was fine, until at about 8:00 we were again offered our table (by the same person). At that time, noticing that there were very few customers, I asked if we were the last ones to be sat in the dining room, which they confirmed was true. In fact, there were no other guests in the dining room at all. I agreed to be seated in a few minutes as soon as we finished our drinks. At about 8:10 we were ready to be seated, and actually volunteered to have dinner at an outside table so they could close the dining room. Fine dining outdoors is not typically my preference, but didn't mind as it was a mild night and there were no pesky bugs around. There were 3 other tables having dinner on the terrace at that time. Our server was very friendly, but did not tell us about the specials until we asked, nor were we offered bread until we asked, unlike the other (earlier) tables around us. We ordered a bottle of white wine, which was brought out at room temperature. Our food was just ok, my husband liked his filet, but my lobster and scallop special had an overwhelming amount of some kind of glaze that did not complement it. Presentation was great however. Unfortunately, we will not return. There are other great fining dining options for us to enjoy.
  21. s

    salvee

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all-around!! Service by Meghan was top-notch!! Quiet, elegant atmosphere. food is delicious gourmet style.
  22. LM

    LeonardM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best filet ever! The staff is wonderful.......
  23. E

    Eiffelq

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our visit to Erlowest and our dining experience was wonderful. The food was simply delicious and the service was stellar, as always. We were very happy to be greeted by Manager Aziz, who always finds a way to make our experience special. He is amazing!
  24. C

    Claudia

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server Megan was very attentive & helpful! Our dinner was phenomenal my filet was like butter & our appetizers were very good we just had to ask for more dressing/marinade! We come back every year, Unfortunately we were so filled we had no room for desert 😞
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner. Service was exceptional!! Had a glass of wine by the wood fire on their patio after our dinner. We can’t wait to come back!
  26. CJ

    CJP22

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Beautiful 18th Century mansion turned restaurant. Each room has its own history. Service was okay. Having to go back and forth on findings answers to basic questions. Portion sizes were miniature. Wine was price 3x the value of the bottle. Total price of bill was overly price for the portion and service. Should have cancelled the reservation and paid the $50 cancellation fee. The grounds were nice with great views of the lake.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dining manager Aziz makes you feel so special and treats you like you are the most important guest that he has that night! Our waitress Megan was amazing and so attentive and went above and beyond for us! The Inn is absolutely beautiful and has so much to offer!
  28. EP

    ElaineP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful hotel. Fantastic view of Lake George. Gourmet cooking.
  29. e

    eatsoutalot

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food beautiful view. We dine here every year during our visit to Lake George
  30. J

    James

    Key West

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Interesting menu and excellent execution. Would definitely go again.
  31. LE

    LEKOLITE

    Philadelphia

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    The Erlowest is quite beautiful and the food was absolutely delicious! Views of the lake from the place were also gorgeous. The staff was gracious and friendly. The only thing I would mention was the night we were there the service was incredibly slow. I assume that was a staffing issue as there was a wedding taking place there at the same time.
  32. AS

    ArleneS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful special occasion dining experience. Loved it!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed an excellent dinner to celebrate our 30th anniversary. Stuff was attentive and knowledgeable. Overall, a great experience.
  34. S

    Sawyer

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely stunning view. Great food. Didn’t feel rushed at all.
  35. r

    richt

    Portland

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great drinks in a spectacular setting.

    Shepard's at ErlowestResponded on August 11, 2022Thank you for sharing your experience!

  36. PB

    PatandBill

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our meal and our server! We had the salmon and the short ribs and I don’t think we have ever had such perfect meals! We ate outside overlooking the lake and it was breathtaking.

    Shepard's at ErlowestResponded on August 11, 2022It was our pleasure to be able to serve you, and we truly appreciate your review - thank you for giving us the opportunity!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful. Food & service were outstanding. Wine list could be a bit larger.

    Shepard's at ErlowestResponded on August 11, 2022Thank you for sharing! As a small restaurant, keeping a long wine list is a challenge we have accepted. We think our selection represents some strong values and styles and are always pushing to build on it. Cheers!

  38. JT

    JustineT

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite food and dining. There is nothing like it. 5 stars all around. Went back for our 1 year wedding anniversary after getting married at The Erlowest in 2021. We can’t wait to go back every year and maybe some other special occasions in between!

    Shepard's at ErlowestResponded on August 11, 2022Justine, we will always be pleased to serve you - thank you for sharing such special occasions with us! Happy anniversary and cheers!

  39. MB

    MisterB

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful place to eat, stay or have an event at. Chef prepares his dishes to perfection. No wonder 4 diamonds. Strawberry risotto! To die for. Also wild berry crisp. Diana couldn’t have been more congenial server. Wish they were closer to home.

    Shepard's at ErlowestResponded on August 8, 2022Thank you for your review, and for mentioning the care shown by our staff! Chef Scott is so detailed with his dishes, we are glad you enjoyed his seasonal creations. We will be so pleased to serve you again...thank you. Cheers!

  40. W

    Wendy

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I celebrated his 75th birthday here and it was a magical evening. We sat outside with a gorgeous view of Lake George. The staff was charming and attentive and the food was exceptional. The cuisine was imaginative and perfectly prepared. Overall a memorable experience and one we hope to repeat soon!

    Shepard's at ErlowestResponded on July 29, 2022What a lovely review, Wendy - we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit on such an important occasion! We consider ourselves very fortunate that you chose us, and work very hard to deliver for our valued guests. Thank you for dining with us, and thank you for your review! Cheers!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Shepard's at Erlowest is rated 4.9 stars by 375 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Shepard's at Erlowest

3178 Lake Shore Dr, Lake George, NY 12845

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Stone Schoolhouse Road

  • Neighborhood

    Lake George

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon, Fri–Sun 8:00 am–10:30 am Dinner Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking is available and offered at no charge.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Scott Dewar

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (518) 668-5928

  • Catering

    Catering and take-out options are available upon request. Please call 518-668-5928 and ask for our Restaurant Manager for more details.

  • Private party facilities

    Private party accommodations are available through our dining room - up to 24 guests can be accommodated in our dining rooms. For larger parties, our ballroom can support groups up to 225 guests. Please call 518-668-5928 for special group dining menus or visit: https://www.theinnaterlowest.com/weddings-and-celebrations/celebrations/

  • Private party contact

    josh@theinnaterlowest.com: (518) 668-5925

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