The Inn at Erlowest

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161 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French / American
The Inn at Erlowest boasts a long legacy of culinary excellence. Located in a mansion built in 1898 overlooking Lake George, The Inn at Erlowest's dining selections feature a wide array of local, seasonal ingredients prepared in a contemporary manner. Your dining experience at the Inn at Erlowest can be enjoyed in our fabulous dining room or in a more private setting in our Wood Room.

Our Executive Chef turns farm-to-table into a unique experience. Wine pairings are suggested from our extensive wine cellar.

Open Wednesday - Sunday serving dinner from 5:00-8:00pm. Reservations are generally recommended and are required for groups of 6 or more. Dress code is neat casual.
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JH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service friendly fast and the food absolutely amazing

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B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t wait to go back! If you are looking for an elegant, high-end B&B experience to get away from it all or celebrate a special occasion, The Inn at Erlowest is the place. From the decor, to the service, to the exquisite meals... the Erlowest aims to please and the prices are reasonable. A dinner like the one we had would have cost twice as much in NYC!

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HL
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We greatly enjoyed our stay and dinners at The Inn at Erlowest. Everyone is always pleasant and make you feel at home. It has a fabulous ambiance, and beautiful views. The menu is incredible, and always changing. We always enjoy our meals in the gorgeous dining room. We also enjoy meeting the most interesting people while we are there, and have a grand time visiting while lounging in the bar before our meals. We look forward to returning again soon. Hopefully we will run into some of the same people once again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Upon arrival we were politely greeted and took in the wonderful ambience. This location is stunning. We were there at night so we missed being able to see the view over the lake, which I believe is supposed to be mind blowing.

The service was wonderful (Karen was lovely), and attentive without being intrusive. The kitchen was very busy so Karen stopped by to apologize for the delay, but honestly we had not found there to be any delay!

The food was delicious and beautifully presented. We are the harvest bisque, NY Strip, Pork Tenderloin, and then for dessert shared a phenomenal chocolate cake.

Highly recommend this restaurant!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great

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ES
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went there on New Year’s Eve. Great way to end 2018 with great food and wine.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and venue!

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JF
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Very attentive service. Good food and good value. I recommend if near Lake George.

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LA
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Magnificent castle-like building on the picturesque shore of Lake George. 11 suites compliment the 2 rooms where restaurant dining takes place.

Attention to detail sets the service apart. Fresh, local, seasonal foods are infused into thoughtfully designed menu selections. Top-notch creations demand kudos to the chef and kitchen team! And wine pairings are always suggested.

We recommend Erlowest!!

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RR
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Inn at Erlowest was a lovely venue for a special occasion holiday celebration with family! Beautifully decorated for the season and nestled perfectly on lake george. The food was good and cocktails well executed! We would visit again for a special night out.

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DO
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Inn was absolutely beautiful. We loved the history and location. The service was unmatchable. We will definitely make that our go to place when we can’t make it to Lake Placid.

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Key West
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place. A little cool in the winter. But nicely warmed around the fire places

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KH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to the Inn for 10 years now. We just celebrated our 10th anniversary and we couldn't be more pleased! It is always a nice time away. The rooms are gorgeous and always kept super clean. The food is beyond delicious and the staff are sweet and go above and beyond. Everyone should have the opportunity to experience the Inn at Erlowest.

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LP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience, service and exquisite food was memorable!!

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l
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

The ambiance was beautiful, elegant, traditional yet warm, romantic and even a little sexy (great, very relaxed jazz in the background set a great tone). Service was very friendly, polite and responsive. The food was expensive yet lacked flavor and was rather greasy-- a heavy sort of game food (all 4 entrees). It would have been great to have more flavorful options, perhaps some dishes with tasty sauces, and another fish and/or a pasta dish. Even my salad, while fresh and abundant, lacked flavor. It also seems to me that with such high pricing the wait staff should have a bit of familiarity with the wine list, so as to be able to make helpful suggestions. I hope they'll take these cuisine suggestions to heart, as the setting and ambiance are very special. I will say that the apple sangria and the bisque (either pumpkin or squash--can't remember) were phenomenal.

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t
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

was promised recipe for xcellent bisque from waitress ,said chef would e-mail to us-----no response yet???

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N
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service, creative and delicious dishes with wine pairing, and fantastic cocktails made this dinner perfect to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. Will definitely recommend to friends and come back

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TF
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Inn at Erlowest was amazing! Food was outstanding, and service was great! Greated at the door by friendly staff and our waitress Laina was great! She was very knowledgeable of the menu and made excellent recommendations! The experience was great and we highly recommend it for a special occasion or a romantic night out!

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KC
Seattle
45 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The scallops and the bisque we're incredible.

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L
New England
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Inn at Erlowest provided what was probably the nicest meal and dining experience I have ever had. As part of my reservation, I mentioned it was our anniversary, and the staff did an amazing job making my wife feel celebrated, valued and loved. They celebrated us in a way that was so very special, and did it just because it was an amazing restaurant. I've been raving about the restaurant to friends since.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is to die for! Chef is very creative with his dishes. Waitstaff is nothing less than spectacular! A great experience .

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K
New England
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a lovely restaurant w a chef that knows how to prepare and present very good food...the staff was knowledgeable and very helpful...it made for a pleasant evening...I would certainly go back when I'm in the area.

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KH
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. Loved everything!

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TS
New England
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Harvest Bisque is the simply amazing! A must try.

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s
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole experience was amazing. We were promptly served and the food was yummy.

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

It was our first time dining at the inn. Due to the heat we decided to dine indoors and forsake the stunning view from the patio. We were delighted with the decor of the dining room. The service was friendly and attentive without being over-bearing. The menu is short, but the variety was such that we found making a dinner choice was a happy problem to have.

We all found the food delicious, presentation was impeccable and portions were generous. In short, we have found a new favorite Lake George restaurant.

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Naples
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view and food were amazing! It’s a bit pricey but worth it! The ambiance, service and food are the best in Lake George.

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AM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Our planned Anniversary dinner was mangled by the staff who were scarce and overwhelmed by a catered affair being held. Though reserved we waited easily >30 minutes without explanation before finally being seated. Then we were basically ignored for another 30 minutes. We were made to feel unimportant and like an imposition. And, despite the manager clearly being fully aware of our surprise and dissatisfaction, no service recovery was undertaken. We will not return.

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PH
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a beautiful, scenic venue with outstanding food and service. We truly can't wait to return to the Inn.

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JR
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our fifthieth anniversary with cocktails and dinner at the inn. Everything was perfect.

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LI
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I enjoyed our visit. I had the swordfish and it was delicious. The suggested wine pairing on the menu next to each food item was a nice touch and they went well with what we were eating. Service was great too.

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KD
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

With a practically empty restaurant we were seated in a room with a great view of the parking lot. Others seemed to be dining on the 'porch' with wonderful views but it wasn't offered as an option and we followed the host back to our empty room in the back. Other rooms we passed had more ambiance but for some reason we got put in the back near the parking lot. One of the reasons we chose this restaurant was for the view but we didn't get it and staff didn't seem all that interested in making our experience anything memorable. Food was very good but service was average as if staff was eager to call it a night. If you go, request a table with a view and go when there's some life in the place (assuming it does perk up sometime).

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f
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My Husband went there for dinner this past Saturday night. Cocktails on the patio with beautiful views can not be beat. On to dinner, a very nice treat from the chef of a single shrimp served superbly done. Then a very nice field of greens salad followed by perfectly cooked medium rare rack of lamb with creamy polenta and egg plant. My Husband had the prawns and also the lamb. He was not disappointed. A nice bottle of red do wishes off our meal. Too bad the espresso machine was down, oddly enough same thing happened last time we were there. But we didn't skip dessert. The Apple pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream hit the spot. And a glass of port substituted for the coffee for me. Let me not forget the excellent service and well timed meal presentations. In a village with such run of the mill food and horrendous service most of the time, this was like a breath of fresh air.
A little pricey, but after all if you are venturing to dine there then you shouldn't be surprised. Bottom line, glad we returned.

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GC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. By far the best overall dining experience in the lake George area. The service was impeccable. The setting beautiful. Every bite delicious.

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LK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Our waitress, Addison, was lovely. Efficient without being intrusive. Food was fresh, well prepared and beautifully presented, not to mention delicious! Loved the atmosphere of the dining rooms, all around a lovely birthday dinner with my husband.

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PH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view! The food and service was excellent. The venue was quiet and comfortable.
Evening fire on the patio was perfect!

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c
New England
43 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We throughly enjoyed our meal at Erlowest. The food was creative and fresh. It is a lovely place and the service was outstanding. It is not inexpensive but work every dime.

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j
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 2 year anniversary here, the evening was nothing short of amazing. From the food to the service everything is 5 stars.

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KB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great experience. Hope to visit again in the future.

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Wish there was background music as there wasn't any. Was there on a quiet night and since there were very few other patrons, background music (classical would fit the venue best) made it seem empty at times. Felt the desserts were a bit lower scale than the appetizers, entries and wines.
Overall, excellent fine dining experience with the few minor items above.

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