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  2. Distance: 0.84mi
  3. Distance: 3.87mi
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About The Chateau on the Lake

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.

15 Allens Alley
Bolton Landing, NY 12814
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary European, Contemporary American, French

Hours of Operation:
Fall Hours
Thursday - Tuesday (Closed Wednesday)
Summer Hours (7 days a week)
DINNER: 5:30 pm-10:00 pm
Live music on given Sunday's. Check out website
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

Cross Street:
Lake Shore Drive

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(518) 644-7094

Website:
http://www.blchateau.com/

Entertainment:
Sunday's all summer long live jazz 5pm - 9pm
Happy Hour: Thur. - Sun. 4 pm - 6pm.

Catering:
The Chateau and its executive chef will accommodate your specific event needs.

Parking Details:
The Chateau has a private lot with 30 spaces.
4 Boat Slips Available, First come First serve

Public Transit:
Trolley service from Lake George village to Bolton Landing Main street.

Executive Chef:
Chef Billy

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Cocktail specials from 3 - 5 pm on the great lawn; Micro beer pours: $4, Select wine pours $6 and specialty cocktails $10.

Happy Hours:
Thur - Sun. 4pm - 6pm (June - Oct.)

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

4-Course Romance. Fire pits will be roaring for New Years Toast. Our new years evening is one of energy. Our customers have enjoyed New Years for the past four years. We serve a 4- course dinner with entree options that include; beef, fish, pork and chicken creations.
After dinner stay for dancing.

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.

The Chateau on the Lake Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.0

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Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (20)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
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Creative Cuisine (16)
Waterfront (15)
Romantic (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Scenic View (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Good for a Date (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Seasonal (7)
Cozy (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Fun (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
People Watching (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Authentic (2)
Business Meals (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Casual (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Was a wonderful experience- staff was friendly and funny- food was delicious!

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Very sofisticated and elegant! Frank Sinatra in the background a nice touch!!!

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Went for a birthday dinner - we have gone to have drinks by the lake on several occasions, now regret the missed opportunity for some of the most delish dishes we have ever had.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Came to Lake George for our anniversary and The Chateau came highly recommended by a friend. Food was absolutely delicious and worth every penny. Chefs cut was the best steak we’ve ever had. Wait staff was friendly and attentive. Very romantic. Highly recommend!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Awesome restaurant and place to relax with friends and a great meal. Billy the chef is creative and taste provoking. Ask for Jackie for your server. She will make your experience special and memorable. Must have the clams!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Business Meals, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We were there for Sunday Brunch. The menu was innovative and expertly prepared. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. The price was very reasonable considering that some items were right off the dinner menu. We would definitely return for dinner or brunch again.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The ambiance is wonderful - the food and wine delicious - we both had the chef's cut special steak and truffle smashed potatoes. We love the Chateau, it's one of our all time favorite restaurants. Enjoyed sitting on their patio terrace with the firepit and white lights.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 5, 2017

An excellent choice for dinner on the Lake in Bolton's Landing. The food, service and ambiance was excellent and far exceeded our expectations.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great Brunch with friends at wonderful Venue.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed a romantic dinner on the patio facing the lake. The food and wine pairings were exquisite. Thank you for a lovely evening!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Chateau on the Lake was once the residence of Hugh Allen Wilson -- a noted keyboardist and conductor who also taught at Union College for decades. As such, I had the opportunity some 40 years ago to make an annual trip to Bolton Landing with 45 of my closest friends to enjoy sharing a keg or two with Hugh and his long-time companion (we hired a bus, of course.) This old house holds a special place in my heart. So, when it became a restaurant a few years ago, I eagerly made the trip to dine there. It was spectacular then, and has not lost a beat in my dozen visits since -- some for business and some for pleasure. Preparations are inventive and the final product is exceptional. In cooler weather, I highly recommend the butternut squash soup. Both fish and meat preparations are carefully crafted. It has a creative wine list and exceptional service. It is a special place that is worth the trip.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Service was amazing. Place is Gorgeous! Waitress was so pleasant and helpful. Food was ok. Not 5 star however. It was a nice experience. Just not 5 star.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Excellent place! Can't beat the views, ambiance, and fire pits! Great food as well. Top notch! We stayed there too rooms were beautiful!!!

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

It was my birthday and the place was not crowded on any level - maybe only 3 other tables?
They barely made an effort for the birthday dessert - the service was ambivalent at best.
Great location on Lake George but over-priced and for the price point the service was sub-par, very slow and just short of rude.

I would maybe go for cocktails and an appetizer for a very expensive vacation treat if there was a spectacular sunset - otherwise, I would not recommend this over-priced place for a full dining experience. And do not go if you are treating yourself to a special birthday dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Just a great place, the location is beautiful, the service was incredible and the food was perfect.

Tags: Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We came by boat to the Chateau on a Sunday after Labor Day. Docking was not an issue. The grounds walking up to the Chateau are well kept and very beautiful. My wife and I sat at the bar for a cocktail b fore dinner. My wife had the lemon drop martini and I had a manhatten, both fantastic. Our table was on the front porch overlook the grounds and the lake. Just beautiful. The food is exceptional. The salmon was cooked perfectly and the rack of lamb was unbelievable. Service was very professionalband relaxed. I would highly recommend the Chateau on the Lake for any occasion!!

Tags: Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 8, 2017

For those who are taking this to have a waterfront view- you will be disappointed

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Loved our whole experience! Beautiful outside ambiance.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We eat here every year when we stay at the sagamore
Excellent starters that we order 4 and make that our meal
Great cocktails and fire pits
Beautiful grounds

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

We had the wild mushroom ravioli. Delicious! Not an overwhelming portion. Just right.

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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Our evening was fine until 8:15pm prime dining time , when the management allowed despite the strick policy on their website, a large party with a baby and three young children. I would have never brought my young children to one of America's "top 100 most romantic" restaurants. Outrageous! We expressed our displeasure to our waiter. The baby was crying and the young children were not much better. Not sure if I would bother to go back. If these guests can afford to dine at this establishment , they can afford a babysitter! However, ultimately it rests on the management!

Tags: Seasonal
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

Really wonderful. Relaxing and a beautiful setting. Great for a date night.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Our second visit and we love the overall Chateau experience!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2017

4 very happy diners. Lawn dining lakeside on a beautiful evening. Soup course (Butternut Bisque) outstanding. Lobster Du Louis was my entree choice and it was delicious. Wine list contained a favorite white Burgundy. Wait staff attentive and helpful. Easy parking. All in all a great, experience. Do review the menu before coming, paying attention to the pricing information conveniently provided by the proprietors.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great Dining Experience. 5 Star all the way. Exactly what was expected,been there many times,place is always at top of game.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great food, wonderful service and siectaculsr views! Our favorite place to eat on the lake.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

What a wonderful restaurant!! The ambience outside with the lake, the string lights and the smell of the fire pit made for the best night ever! The food was incredible and the waitstaff were so professional but super friendly! This place is a gem and I am so happy to have found it!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Very cool and hip ambiance, but reserve early to dine on the enclosed porch which is primo. The inside dining is moderately noisy--we waited at the bar for 15 minutes for our table. There is also true outdoor dining on the lawn overlooking the lake, with torches and a fire pit (buggy?). Service was professional and aimed to please. We shared the scallops appetizer; entrees were chicken foret and the chef's cut--10 oz NY Strip which I found a bit fatty. Overall, a pricey dining experience I might only repeat for a special occasion.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Overall it was incredibly average. The food is overly complex and under seasoned. This is our third visit. The drinks ordered from the bar were not right and it has happened every time We have been at this establishment. Our expectations for our experience were not set high because one thing is for sure; it is consistent in comparison with our other visits.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised it was a small intimate place. Food, ambience and service all good. Only regret was wish we had a drink outside before dinner as we were seated inside and view of lake was minimal. They should capitalize more on cocktails outside before seating you. An outside bar or encouraging that.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Awesome food and service. If the weather is nice sit outside. Fire pits for drinks before or after dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

The hostess greeted us as soon as we walked in. She asked where we wanted to sit, inside, the covered porch or in the back yard overlooking the lake. We chose the lake. Our server Patrick was very attentive and helpful with the menu. The food was fabulous,deep fired lobster roll, scallops, mushroom ravioli, pork tenderloin andthe chicken dish to die for. I
This is my new go to restaurant when visiting Lake George.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The most perfect spot in Bolton Landing. The ambience, food and service are absolute perfection! If we had found this spot on our first night we would have eaten dinner there every night of our vacation.

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

We had great time dinning there. Food, service
and ambiance is good. It's more for special occasions because the meals are very pricey.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Everything was just as it should be, and we tend to be fussy. We will return each time we are in Bolton.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Excellent service . Great food for the lake george area.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Dinner was fantastic. Table wasn't ready at our reservation time and bar was full so that could have been planned out better. Other than that everything was great, pricey but worth it

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

As far as I'm concerned... this is the finest restaurant in Bolton Landing! Went to Sagamore's fine dining the previous night and it was a big disappointment. From food to bar to staff!!!! So we gave this place a go. Staff A+...food A+... ambience A+. It's a bit pricey but worth it. Would definitely go back!!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Waterfront, Fun, Authentic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Fantastic !

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 (New England)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The Chateau on the Lake is a "Total Hidden Jem". The food was excellent and the service by Laney was fantastic! I would highly recommend this spot to anyone looking for a lovely dining experience!

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