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Sat, 4/21
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11:30 PM

The Chateau on the Lake

4.5
374 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary European
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  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
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
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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
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Billy
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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, First come First serve
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Public transit
Trolley service from Lake George village to Bolton Landing Main street.
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Entertainment
Sunday's all summer long live jazz 5pm - 9pm
Happy Hour: Thur. - Sun. 4 pm - 6pm.
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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.)
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

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 374 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
3.8
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Johnny is a great server and we had a great time. The food was very nice and the atmosphere was quaint. I can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Amazing staff, Delicious food and a yummy cheesecake

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We have had the pleasure of dining at Chateau on the Lake a number of times. We have a home in Lake George and love to eat out at all the local restaurants. Chateau always impresses! The service is spectacular, which always makes or breaks a dining experience. The menu is diverse enough for any palette but the number of choices is not overwhelming. It's clearly a very thoughtful and well-planned handful of selections. The French "shabby-chic" interior style is beautifully done and compliments the cozy architecture of the building. The view of the lake from almost every seat is incredible. Make time to enjoy an after dinner drink by the fire looking out at the lake at the end of your meal!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The meal was delicious. Really nice atmosphere. A really unique find at Lake George.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Best food in the region, and believe me, I know. Live locally and know all the restaurants.

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3.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Expensive for the quality of food. Atmosphere is great. Service is very good.

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Requested dining room seating and was given seat on patio which was too hot then too cold with horrible fold up chairs - very disappointing

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was unique and very good. Very good pairing of different foods. The cocktail list was creative and tasty. The service was outstanding. We went to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary and we would go back. I highly recommend Chateau on the Lake for a very special dinner.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

This restaurant was on our list to try during vacation and it did not disappoint. A well designed space, with top notch service and excellent food. It’s atmosphere is upscale but cozy and relaxing as well. Just don’t tell too many people about it, so we can keep going back to a hidden gem!

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3.0Dined on December 27, 2017

The Chateau has a policy of no children under 14 after 5:30 pm. We arrived at 7:00 pm for dinner and had to endure two loud young children for our entire dinner--not what we expected.

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 14, 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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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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!!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on October 1, 2017

Great Brunch with friends at wonderful Venue.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on September 21, 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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3.0Dined on September 21, 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.

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5.0Dined on September 21, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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!!

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3.0Dined on September 8, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on September 2, 2017

Loved our whole experience! Beautiful outside ambiance.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on August 31, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined on August 28, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on August 28, 2017

Our second visit and we love the overall Chateau experience!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on August 27, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined on August 19, 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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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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