The Lake House at Sylvan Beach

4.5
62 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Outdoor seating for the 2021 season will begin Mid May.
The Lake House at Sylvan Beach, where the drinks are cool, the slots are hot and there’s always fun on the menu.

Guests must be 18 YEARS OLD or older to enter the property.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • 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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 62 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DonnaC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was average, but service, atmosphere, and accommodation were excellent

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LyndaW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Will be good in summer outside. Food was just OK. Hard to find a way in to park. Nicely organized with social distancing. Patio dining will be the ticket.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped in for brunch this morning wonderful brunch menu. Always a delight the views this morning were amazing!

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Bill
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful! Service was too notch and the quiche Lorraine was scrumptious. Very clean. It was a mini getaway for a couple of hours.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, staff polite and very informative on food, quiche was to die for

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StefanieW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food with a great view. Would be extra special to sit outside.

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ChristopherR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very good food and beverage choices. Server June was great.

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Marshamarashamarsha
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the view, the drinks, the food, the service!!!

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RichardW
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time we came for the brunch but it will not be the last time. The food was excellent and the service was very good also. Our wait person was right there for whatever we may have needed.

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DanielE
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch was wonderful! Good selection, great food, and great service. The view of Oneida Lake is spectacular, we had a great brunch. We will be back.

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vipCoryD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Today we had brunch and wow the food is good the drinks are good but the servers and staff is what made our experience wonderful! Will return!!

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MariaB
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience, food was absolutely delicious as well as the service from the friendly hostess to the great bartender and the great server our experience was perfect we love it there and will definitely be back

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MicheleW
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Service was slow and she never came back to get us more drinks so we had nothing to drink with our food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The table we wanted was unavailable, but the server and hostess apologized immensely. It turned out to be a great evening. With better then expected food for an off season restaurant. Server and manager were on point. Can't wait for the outside patio to open!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

We waited for an hour for our food, the service was slow.

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NancyD
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice atmosphere, the service was good and the food was very good.

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Unsatisfied
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Not sure where to start. First with waiting at least 15 minutes to get an order for drinks in (mind you only two other tables were being served at the time), then once the drink order was in we were required to leave our table to walk up to the bar to put our IDs in a machine to “verify” them bc the waitress could not touch our IDs (COVID related, but could easily take the debit card used to pay ?). Mind you our IDs were already scanned as we needed to enter through the casino entrance. Back to the drinks- my boyfriend ordered a craft beer with a canned date that was 7 months old. These beers have a shelf life of 3 months. The waitress was polite and offered a new drink. Just to be noted. Once the food order was placed I was told they had something specific to my allergy, a mistake was made and they no longer had that item. Again they graciously offered to replace the meal. A different waitress brought the “new” meal out and felt it necessary to make a rude comment about the other waitresses honest mistake. Overall, it was a cute restaurant but would not go out of our way to return especially when this was the service with two other tables being served in the entire restaurant.

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SueC
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Seating area was too small and not as “upscale “ as depicted in ads. Service personnel were friendly and tried to be accommodating. More of a casino atmosphere and not a good dining experience.

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vipMipo
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Usually it’s better than it was this visit. Food was bland, waitress seemed in a bad mood. Wasn’t rude just seemed to be going thru motion.

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ChristopherE
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall a good experience. Great lakeside views. Two couples in our group. The ladies enjoyed the slots for a while. We ended up sitting at the bar for dinner, as the chairs at the table were visually pleasant but had a protruding decorative metal rail across the top of the the chair back.
I couldn't imagine being able to relax in those chairs, so we were accommodated at the bar. The bartender was excellent. Food was far better than expected. We will return but hoping they change the dining room chairs!

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TimR
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Asked for a regular table thru Open Table. Got high top table which is uncomfortable. music was blaring over our heads. Asked for another table and was told they were all reserved. I had a reservation for a regular table but that didnt matter I guess. food was good but not comfortable at all. May not return again.

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JessicaS
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little restaurant, can’t wait to visit in the summertime when the patio and bar are open outside.

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RamonaD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff at the Lake House is caring and kind. It was a pleasure spending the afternoon with my husband enjoying great food and drinks while being seated in a beautiful area with a view of the lake.

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NancyC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch..scallop special was fabulous as was the haddock sandwich...the creme brûlée was the best I ever had!! And the service couldn’t have been better!

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vipMipo
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice brunch. Our server was very good. Enjoyed it. Can’t wait until the weather gets better and you can sit outside again.

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ChristineV
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was awesome! We enjoyed every bit of it. Food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here and definitely will be back. Quickly seated, service was good and food delicious.

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vipLisa
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were close by and decided to check out the Lake House on a frigid, snowy winter Friday evening. It was busy! We made reservations on Open Table and our table was ready and waiting for us when we arrived early. Looking for a low carb options, I ordered the grilled veggie wrap. It was very tasty and satisfying. I actually ate only the filling out of the second half because I was getting full and it was just as good that way! My husband had the fried fish sandwich. It was sizable and he really liked it. Sweet potato fries were hot and served with a really yummy dipping sauce. Our waitress was a sweetie. Friendly, good service! We'll go back!

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vipRobertaB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was terrific. we arrived a little early and they were able to seat us. Food was outstanding, we had brunch.

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RickB
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there. Every aspect of our visit was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prime rib and maple chicken were amazing! Lavender lemon drink was to die for!!! Our waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly. The view from our table was amazing, we experienced a beautiful sunset! Definitely worth the drive!!

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SandraS
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting to sit and enjoy a great breakfast.

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Timothy
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful room and view of Oneida Lake. Service was good, the manager even came to the table to speak with us. Food was very good and nice prepared. We both had the fancy coffees and they were very plain tasting and not worth the $7 per cup. overall a good experience and we will be back.

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DonF
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Music was too loud. No need to scan personal information on driver's license. For identification it is okay.

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BrianE
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef asked use how it was , that was cool, great food every time we eat there .

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CLJGLB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived a little early, and found seats at the bar on Valentine’s Day. The bartender Kyle was very attentive. The food was amazing, I would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made our Valentines Day meal special. Severs were nice and always helpful. I really appreciate the extra work that they did during the meal and the little details they put into the the special Valentines Day four course meal. Food was fantastic and we really enjoyed all the food that was prepared. The staff took covid seriously and were sanitary in their preparation. The staff were also nice enough to offer to redo a dish after it was overcooked a bit(asked for medium but got it medium-well done). Really loved the place and would definitely recommend!

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TimF
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A quality Valentines Day dinner experience. The 4 course meal selections were outstanding especially for the price. The Federal (California) Cab was excellent considering the price. Truly an outstanding experience.

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JohnB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for the Valentines Day meal. Outstanding! Every course was delicious & presented nicely. Service could not have been better. The rose for my wife was an extra bonus!

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MargieC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I didn’t realize the restaurant was also a Casino. There were slot machines when you walk in the main door. The music and machines were loud.
The restaurant overlooks the lake. We went on Valentine’s Day, so there was a limited menu. The food was very good. However, the steak was smothered in a bernaise sauce. It was good, however had I known, I would have asked for the filet without it. The only other complaint was that the asparagus was over cooked. Otherwise, everything else was delicious.
Also, they gave me a beautiful pink rose for the occasion.
We will go back this summer to sit out on the deck.

FAQs

The Lake House at Sylvan Beach offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (315) 356-1838.

The Lake House at Sylvan Beach is rated 4.5 stars by 62 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.