The Chateau on the Lake

4.7
436 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary European
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  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Waterfront
Welcome to the Chateau

It is with great pleasure and 20 years of traveling that we bring you our interpretation and flair of the American gusto to traditional European dishes. We offer something for everyone and we invite you to explore your palette and indulge in our fresh ingredients and attention to detail and cleanliness. Whether joining us for homemade breads and coffee in the morning, stopping in for wine tasting, Italian meats and cheese for your afternoon pleasures, or escaping for a date night, an exquisite experience awaits you.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary European, Contemporary American, French
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Hours of operation
Summer Hours (7 days a week. Wednesday is casual menu)
DINNER: 5:30 pm-10:00 pm
Live music Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Happy Hour: Thur. - Sun. 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Closed for select private parties.
Dates of private parties closing's are posted on our website
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Phone number
(518) 644-7094
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Owner
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Catering
The Chateau and its executive chef will accommodate your specific event needs.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lake Shore Drive
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Parking details
The Chateau has a private lot with 30 spaces.
4 Boat slips available, must reserve.
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Public transit
Trolley service from Lake George village to Bolton Landing Main street.
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Entertainment
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
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Special events & promotions
Casual Wednesday, Live music, and casual menu.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The Chateau on the lake is located in upstate NY on Lake George and is more than a dining establishment, its an experience. Host your next private event and sit for a three to four course meal with your guests, ending the evening with coffee/after dinner drinks by the fire pit roasting s'mores.

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What 436 People Are Saying
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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My hubby and I were on vacation and had an amazing meal. The food and the service both amazing. The wait staff were friendly and accommodating Manning the experience all the better!

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Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Nice setting. Nice ambience, service - no complaints. Food tasteless and exorbitantly over priced. Calamari appetizer - short glass full of bitter greens with 5 calamari rings. Mushroom ravioli and Bronzino both roughly $45 were virtually tasteless. Chef's cut, New York strip salty with bland truffled mash potatoes.

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a group of 10 and everything was spectacular. The food was prepared perfectly and everyone enjoyed their meal. From the pickled peach salad to the strip steak and halibut, everything was excellent. The service was incredibly attentive and ambiance was just right. We had the most memorable experience. We are looking forward to our next visit.

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CH
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

How do you rate a restaurant among Top 100 scenic restaurant in United States that has tattered chairs, very poor decor, and unpaved pebble parking lot. Sure the restaurant is located on Lake George, with a not so dramatic view even of the lake. The food was decent but prices were outrageous. Service was excellent though.

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FC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice touch - complimentary dessert for our anniversary celebration. Food was excellent as always and the hostess, bartender and server were all helpful and represented your establishment well.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food. Enjoyed rib eye steak.

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SL
Cleveland
16 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Surprising and delicious find while on vacation in Bolton NY (Lake George).
Will return when on our next trip! Yum

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d
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was terrific. Great wine. Service was spot on. We really enjoyed our dinner. Not sure you can get a finer meal on Lake George.

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LF
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We went on an early Sunday evening for a special celebration dinner and were not disappointed. The staff was young, energetic and eager to please. The ambience was perfect for a warm summer evening on Lake George and the meal was a pleasant surprise. The mussels appetizer hit all the right notes and the main course was perfectly prepared and presented.
The staff gave us enough space to enjoy our meal and bask in the glow of our celebration. After dinner we walked down to the dock and enjoyed the sunset and breeze on the lake.
We will be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 5

Extremely overpriced. The waitress was pushy and kept trying to up-sell us. I got Ravioli which was good but nothing special for $33 - this was even the cheapest entree. I live in Manhattan and could get the same dish or better in tons of nice restaurants for $25 or less. The calamari is very small and I don’t appreciate that they stuff the bottom with lettuce to take up space. If you share an entree they charge you. The one positive I have to say is that the ambiance is very good, and the man assisting us with getting a table was very kind and helpful. Overall a waste of money.

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Magical and perfect.

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RJ
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner, a bit pricey. Nice to have in Bolton Landing. Will go back next year.

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JA
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dining experience. Great service and delicious food. The cheese platter appetizer was delicious. We loved the restaurant design and architecture. It was also nice and cozy to sit by the lake and enjoy the fire after dinner.

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KC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my husband's birthday dinner and could not have been happier. Exceptional service, food, wine and view!

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r
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect night for four of us.......from Freddy at the bar to all our servers

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Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening, casual Wednesday with live entertainment, enjoyed a few of the items to share and s few cocktails- it was an overall great experience I look forward to another evening at Chateau on the Lake.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Restaurant was so pretty inside . Done in elegant Romantic feel. Our server was Johnny and he was the nicest guy. He didn’t make us feel rushed at all. We like to have a drink before ordering our meals. His wife works behind the bar and she made us delicious cosmos. The food was amazing . It was our best meal of our vacation. I think it was the best filet and lobster tail we have ever had . Cooked perfect and the cut of meat amazing. It cut so easy . The lobster tail was also Perfect. Sometimes Lobster can be chewy well not this one. The entire experience was a beautiful night out. We sat at the bar after for a glass of wine. Great conversation with Johnny and his wife. Very welcoming relaxed atmosphere. We will be back .

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic !

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BZ
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, great food, service ambiance and drinks
Would def recimmned

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JB
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome dinner and time spent with friends. The Bonzino and Osso Bucca were fabulous. The music provide by Riley was amazing and added a nice background for dinner. Our server, Jackie was attentive and a pleasure to have as are the other servers (Johnny, Jess and Freddy). Jackie always makes the night special for her guests. Page at the bar is friendly and always willing to make your drink special. Buddy and Jen have a jewel on the lake and worth a visit. I would be remiss if I did not add that Nicole makes the evening run smooth and will always go beyond to make your time special at the Chateau.

Definitely worth the trip and the dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It is always amazing!!

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DF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an awesome experience from the great outdoor dining, nice live entertainment , great good plus s’mores on the fire pit!! Little pricey but worth every penny!!

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JB
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating our 38th wedding anniversary in a beautiful setting that is romantic and made special by a wonderful staff and location. Our server Jackie was excellent and very attentive to us. We capped the night by staying in one of their beautiful beautiful rooms overlooking the lake. We have stayed in many locations and this is at the top of the list. Definitely recommend a night and dinner at the chateau.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our wedding anniversary

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New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazed by my surprise proposal plan-execution by Nicole and Jackie, with much much thanks and appreciation to Buddy, his wife and sweet daughter Ava. Dinner was impeccable, service was stellar! Thank you a million times!

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HM
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There are very few times in life when you can honestly say with a straight face that an event or experience was perfect. But that was my experience at the Chateau. What a remarkable restaurant. There is not a detail I would change here, from the phenomenal service, the care and attention of the owners Ed and Jennifer Foy to every detail, the ambiance of the indoor and outdoor spaces, the live music, the décor and so on. We even got to meet the chef and staff later in the evening. What a great bunch!

Dinner was fantastic. From the charcuterie to the main course and wine pairings, you knew the love and care of the chef both as to the fare and its presentation. But the experience did not stop with dinner. We spent hours just hanging out by the fire pit after dinner with people we did not know enjoying a lovely bottle of champagne in the Adirondack chairs and marveling at what the Foys have created.

DO NOT MISS THIS PLACE. It's the kind of experience you don't get very often.

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B
New England
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Chateau was an ideal blend of culinary expertise, extraordinary wine selection and romantic ambiance. It vastly exceeded my expectations. I gave the proprietor some latitude with our wine pairing and was thrilled with the outcome. Their wine list rivals or exceeds our favorite NYC restaurants. I decided on the chef’s cut which was so tender and flavorful that I was actually disappointed when I couldn’t finish the whole serving (the portion sizes are very generous). My husband had the Statler chicken which when paired with a lovely gnocchi was a harmonious blend of flavors and textures — not your “standby” or “ordinary” chicken dish by any stretch of the imagination. Afterwards, we took a bottle of champagne outside to sit by the fire in Adirondack chairs to take in the scenic water views. We wound up spending a whole evening here, rather than just having dinner. This hidden gem is not to be missed.

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B
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My dock slip reserved...a great table...super server....good food...world class setting...fire pit wth after dinner drinks. Hello!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From beginning to end, it was a fantastic experience! Our waiter Johnny was excellent and the food was perfect, highly recommend! A bit pricey but worth it for special occasion.

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TD
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Casual Wednesday was a bust. All the food we ordered including oysters and seafood tower was awful. Overpriced pretentious and tasteless. Will not be returning anytime soon.

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JM
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

First it wasn’t that busy - our food took almost an hour to get. It was casual Wednesday, we ordered a Seafood Tower ($75) not worth paying that much - had leftovers to bring home and half the seafood wasn’t even packed in our leftover box. We also ordered flatbread margarita pizza, my son didn’t want tomatoes, waitress was a bit snotty with him regarding that tomatoes are in the sauce, we said yes but we don’t want “tomatoes” on the pizza - pizza arrived with tomatoes. Waitress never asked anyone for refills on their drinks, and was unseen for the majority of our time there. She was asked to bring lemons in the very beginning for our waters, and she never got them, had to ask a 2nd time. So maybe some of this would be ok if they were slammed with people but they were clearly not. Definitely not a place I would be dying to return to. Wish our experience was a better one.

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O
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Always a treat here but be prepared to spend some serious cash. My drink was $18 and the $9 cup of soup I had was filled halfway and not a knock out of the park dish. Great ambiance. Service was friendly yet slow.

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RB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time for a date night

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HE
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely perfect! The server, Lana, was very thorough, food fresh and delicious, great job Chef! Ambience very calming and romantic! We will be back! Thank you owner for recommending to checkout the Sagamore after dinner, wow, how gorgeous it was, that is our next destination!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The Chateau on the Lake was a fantastic experience. The food was inventive and the outdoor seating created a very memorable atmosphere.

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KT
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is an awesome find! Just happened to have a Casual Wednesday menu! We got to try several small dishes. There was even a full dinner option! We found the staff very accommodating (just ask). BTW, they had a music soloist. She was excellent!! Totally worth the drive.

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JR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

PRICELESS NIGHT
No kids INCREDIBLE view food was AMAZING
our server was awesome

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful place. Food was generally very good, except the mussels. You’re paying extra for the venue but it’s still a bit overpriced. Overall a nice experience.

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PL
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Real real nice. A little pricey but awesome rest food and service and atmosphere Very special

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LI
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience at The Chateau. Food, wine and service were all top notch. After dinner we sat outside and had a drink by the fire pit overlooking the lake.

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