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The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn

4.6
4.6
591 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

The View is the only AAA four-diamond fine dining restaurant in Lake Placid, and Rated #1 in NYS and Mid Atlantic States by Conde Nast Readers Choice Award, 2017. Overlooking Mirror Lake and the Adirondack High Peaks, this restaurant is renown for its commitment to food and wine, utilizing locally sourced ingredients. The concept is elegant comfort foods with an extensive wine list that has been recognized for excellence by the Wine Spectator for the past Nineteen years. The menu changes four times each year. This restaurant is the perfect special occasion destination. **Please note there is a $50/person cancellation fee for no shows or cancellations within 48 hours of the reservation date or within one week during holidays.**

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–10:30 am Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (518) 302-3000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jarrad Lang

  • Catering

    Contact our Group Sales Department for private events. <br />

  • Private party facilities

    Multiple venues are available for private parties from 8 to 100 guests. Groups over 20 are encouraged to work through the properties group sales office.

  • Private party contact

    Katie Welch: (518) 302-3000

  • Neighborhood

    Lake Placid

  • Cross street

    Interlaken Avenue

  • Parking details

    Limited hotel parking primarily for house guests is available. Additionally street parking is in close proximity to the restaurant.

  • Entertainment

    Taste Bistro & Bar- Friday evenings enjoy live music, 7:30-10:30PM

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Cold Appetizers

  • Artisan Greens$18.00

    Asgaard Farms Feta, marinated grapes, local honeycomb, toasted walnuts, citrus-mint vinaigrette

    • Seafood Salad$21.00

      Crab, lobster, shrimp and calamari, English cucumber, horseradish aïoli, shaved fennel, cider vinaigrette

      • Local Pork Pâté$19.00

        Harmony Hills Farmstead Pork, green apple mustard, dried fruits, baguette

        Hot Appetizers

        • Hudson Valley Foie Gras$24.00

          Sautéed apples and raisins, local sweet birch syrup, buckwheat pancake, toasted pecans

          • Risotto Fritters$15.00

            French Brie, herb risotto, panko, spring onion aïoli, pickled fennel

            • Lyonnaise Onion Soup$16.00

              Crouton and gratinéed local Dutch Knuckle & Meier's artisan cheeses

              Entrées

              • Free Range Chicken$37.00

                Local sweet potato purée, local cabbage and andouille sausage, baby fennel, Applejack-Dijon glace

                • Atlantic Halibut$45.00

                  Butter and rosemary basted, local potato and onion Lyonnaise, Chanterelle-Madeira aïoli, snow peas, baby bok choy

                  • Ricotta Gnocchi$35.00

                    House-made gnocchi, local winter squash, toasted sage and brown butter cream, baby spinach, roasted cauliflower, Parmigiano-Reggiano

                    • Pot Roast$33.00

                      Local Kilcoyne Farms beef, petite carrots, cipollini onions and parsnips, marble potatoes

                      • House Burger$29.00

                        House-ground Prime Beef Tenderloin, caramelized onion roll, Cabot sharp cheddar, house smoked bacon, homemade pickles, truffle aïoli, hand cut fries

                        • Prime Beef Filet Mignon$55.00

                          Caramelized onion and rosemary whipped potato, petite carrots and turnips, haricot vert, shoestring potato, Bourbon whiskey glace

                          Last updated: February 2, 2022

                          What 591 people are saying

                          Overall ratings and reviews

                          Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                          4.6
                          4.6 based on all time ratings
                          • 4.5Food
                          • 4.6Service
                          • 4.6Ambience
                          • 4.2Value

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                          1. S

                            Shajazz

                            New York Area

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on February 23, 2020

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            It was my 60th Birthday!

                          2. JO

                            JaniceO

                            Toronto

                            10 reviews

                            5.0

                            10 reviews

                            Dined on February 23, 2020

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            The food and service were outstanding. The sommelier’s wine suggestion was fabulous. We were not rushed and were able to have a lovely evening enjoying great conversation while indulging in a truly memorable meal.

                          3. W

                            Wis1614

                            Toronto

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on February 16, 2020

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Excellent restaurant. Food was excellent, and the service was top notch. Had a wonderful dinner and enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant very much. Prices were a little high, but not surprising considering the quality of the food , the premises and the overall experience.

                          4. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            New York Area

                            3 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on February 16, 2020

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Great food and atmosphere, should have two scallops instead of one on the first course for dinner.

                          5. C

                            4Catsathome

                            Kansas City

                            9 reviews

                            5.0

                            9 reviews

                            Dined on January 27, 2020

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            The View is top notch in every way. Yes it is expensive but worth the money. It is truly a dining experience

                          6. GM

                            GordyMac

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on January 26, 2020

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Wonderful dining experience with a friend. Excellent service, very good food, pleasing atmosphere, pricey but to be expected. Food portions are small but substantive especially for and evening meal. Wine recommendations by waitress excellent. Nice follow up by staff after dinner with pertinent questions to address any concerns or complaints. The Mirror Lake Inn is truly a lovely place to stay. The staff throughout the complex are all eager to please and address any issues that may pop up in a most courteous and professional manner. The owners, management and general staff do an excellent job at providing a very friendly family like atmosphere. Thank you for another memorable stay.

                          7. J

                            Justin

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on January 24, 2020

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Fantastic food, service, and ambiance. An enjoyable experience which I will be seeking again the next time I visit Lake Placid.

                          8. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Washington DC

                            6 reviews

                            5.0

                            6 reviews

                            Dined on January 22, 2020

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Always a treat to dine at The View. Exceptional service without being at all pretentious in a quiet, elegant setting. Fantastic food. We’re always impressed by the chef’s choices and how he or she combines flavors. My husband proposed there, and we have celebrated two anniversaries. The View always makes celebrations festive—we received a framed photo of the evening, as well as a special dessert.

                          9. M

                            Michelle

                            New York Area

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on January 20, 2020

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            I took my boyfriend here for his birthday dinner and our server Katie B could not make it anymore special! The service was a 10/10 and the food was delicious. They even gave us a few complimentary items to try throughout our dinner and everything was fantastic. The atmosphere is very romantic and elegant and the view of the lake is incredible! They even took a photo of my boyfriend and I and made us the cutest souvenir. I would 100% recommend coming back!!

                          10. B

                            Bill

                            New York Area

                            37 reviews

                            vip
                            4.0

                            37 reviews

                            Dined on January 17, 2020

                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                            The service was excellent as well as the ambiance, the appetizers and soup were amazing, my prime beef filet was outstanding but my spouses pork and spaetzle was disappointing. The staff is friendly and could not do enough for you. I would for sure go back.

                          11. CD

                            ChristopherD

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on January 10, 2020

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            They remembered about my girlfriends dairy allergy

                          12. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            New York Area

                            7 reviews

                            4.0

                            7 reviews

                            Dined on January 2, 2020

                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                            We got there early and did have to wait but the hotel has many parlors and a nice bar so the wait was pleasant.

                          13. AC

                            AllisonC

                            New York Area

                            16 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            16 reviews

                            Dined on December 26, 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            We had a lovely Christmas dinner at The View. After spending 3 nights in Lake Placid, dining at some of the fanciest places there, The View had the perfect combination of excellent food, gracious staff and cozy, Christmas-y ambience.

                          14. RD

                            ReginaD

                            Washington DC

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on December 19, 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary with our two adult children. Everyone loved the restaurant - the food, service and setting were all perfect. It is going to be our "very special place" to celebrate events in our lives.

                          15. EH

                            EllenH

                            New York Area

                            63 reviews

                            vip
                            4.0

                            63 reviews

                            Dined on December 18, 2019

                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                            Very nice in all respects. Lovely inn. Good food.

                          16. AK

                            AimeeK

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on December 15, 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Experience was phenomenal. The truffle risotto was one of the best dishes I have ever had. We celebrated our first anniversary and Caleb and the staff were extraordinary. We will plan to make it a yearly tradition.

                          17. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            New York Area

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on December 8, 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            The service, food and wine selection were all top-notch.

                          18. ER

                            EricR

                            New York Area

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on December 8, 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Everything was wonderful. Food and service was fantastic and the employees were very friendly. Noise level was a bit high due to disruptive nearby tables, but otherwise a perfect experience.

                          19. VP

                            VanPop1

                            New York Area

                            8 reviews

                            5.0

                            8 reviews

                            Dined on November 24, 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            The ambience of old world charm confronts you as you enter the restaurant. While everyone greets you with a smile, you are seated with a view of Mirror Lake. The wine list seems extensive and our bottle was served with cheerful professionalism. The food from beginning to end was exceptionally creative and mouth-watering. We loved every bite. The staff made us feel welcomed and special. We highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who is visiting the Lake Placid area. We will certainly be returning on our next visit.

                          20. s

                            slater126

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on November 17, 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Wonderful ambiance. Very good service. Fabulous views of the Lake we returned for breakfast the next morning. Also excellent service and delicious meals.

                          21. w

                            williamk

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on November 11, 2019

                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                            Food and atmosphere great. Serving staff very helpful and attentive to your needs.

                          22. GZ

                            GregZ

                            Washington DC

                            5 reviews

                            5.0

                            5 reviews

                            Dined on November 2, 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Fantastic meal. Best dining venue in Lake Placid.

                          23. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on October 25, 2019

                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                            Good food, great view, very over priced!

                          24. GN

                            GeorgeN

                            New York Area

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on October 24, 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            We had not been to Lake Placid in over 20 years and looked forward to dining at Mirror Lake Inn, where we had stayed during previous visits. The View did not disappoint! It was as we remembered it. Our server, Autumn, was excellent - professional and friendly, efficient yet not hovering. It is an expensive restaurant but worth it as a treat. Excellent presentation and taste. We won’t wait 20 years this time to return!

                          25. JS

                            JoeS

                            Miami

                            1 review

                            2.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on October 19, 2019

                            overall2food2service2ambience5

                            We were served pork chops that were tough to cut and tough to chew. We probably should have sent them back. There were two servers with no attendants to assist them , for maybe 8 or 9 tables, so we did not see much of our server.

                          26. DA

                            DanA

                            New England

                            8 reviews

                            5.0

                            8 reviews

                            Dined on October 18, 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            My wife and I loved the place. Amazing food and very special service. I really appreciate the extra for our Anniversary. The people couldn't be nicer. I recommend The View highly one of the best restaurant I have ever eaten at.

                          27. MM

                            MelissaM

                            New York Area

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on October 12, 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Amazing food and the service was impeccable. Hannah was our server and was absolutely amazing! We were celebrating our honeymoon and they gave us a table with a view, made us feel as if we were the only table there and surprised us with a printed photo of us with our dessert. Incredible evening!

                          28. JM

                            JeanM

                            Chicago

                            4 reviews

                            3.0

                            4 reviews

                            Dined on October 10, 2019

                            overall3food3service3ambience4

                            If you want to spend a lot of money, this is the place. Also, my husband asked for more salad dressing and the server brought back a very small portion. He asked for more and the server said the chef would not give him more. We brought two guests with us and we paid their bill because we knew the prices were more than the could afford. The whole hotel was overpriced.

                          29. CN

                            ChristineN

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on October 5, 2019

                            overall4food5service3ambience4

                            Sehr gutes Essen! Wir sind extra von Saranac Lake nach Lake Placid zum Dinner gefahren. Sehr schwierige Fahrt im Dunkeln (so dunkel l!), aber es hat sich absolutely gelohnt!

                          30. F

                            Foodie2

                            Cincinnati

                            12 reviews

                            5.0

                            12 reviews

                            Dined on September 25, 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Best meal we had in Lake Placid! The lamb loin and halibut were both well presented and delicious; really special. The dining room is lovely overlooking Mirror Lake. Loved the amuse bouchée, sorbet served between courses and second dessert that was included with the meal...haven’t seen that in a long time; shows you they are paying attention to details and making the meal exceptional.

                          31. KB

                            KarenB

                            Charleston

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on September 25, 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Lovely view, romantic, fire burning in adjoining room, good food. Need I say more?

                          32. EK

                            EvelynK

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on September 23, 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Truly a place for foodies! The food was impeccably presented and the taste was amazing! I had the pork medallions which were so tender and delicious. My husband had the prime beef fillet which he raved about ! Our server was very attentive and engaging .Thoroughly enjoyed our experience and will return, its just that great!!!

                          33. JI

                            JIMG

                            Toronto

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on September 20, 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Boyan was absolutely terrific...Can't say enough......It was our 40th anniversary and We were treated like it was our first anniversary there, 40 years ago. We appreciated the Young Lady coming over to chat and telling us where She has lived, then came full circle and decided to live back in Lake Placid......We'll be back next year...

                          34. M

                            Mike

                            New York Area

                            16 reviews

                            5.0

                            16 reviews

                            Dined on September 20, 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Amazing evening

                          35. JG

                            JohnG

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on September 19, 2019

                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                            Very great experience. A little pricey, but still a wonderful experience.

                          36. S

                            Steven

                            Salt Lake City

                            63 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            63 reviews

                            Dined on September 6, 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Superb restaurant!! Very impressed with the food quality and presentation. Service was excellent. Beautiful views of the lake. Parking was not the easiest, but it was very busy in Lake Placid for the Ironman 70.3 race. Intermezzo was a nice surprise. Passion fruit sorbet was amazing. I would gladly return here next time in Lake Placid.

                          37. TD

                            ToddD

                            West Virginia

                            7 reviews

                            4.0

                            7 reviews

                            Dined on September 1, 2019

                            overall4food3service4ambience4

                            Smoked trout appetizer - excellent. Halibut cheeks for dinner - okay. Have had in Alaska as well and does not compare. Was a bit "stringy". Not nearly as soft and buttery as I'm accustomed. Blood orange vanilla creme brulee was a bit watery, not the right custard consistency though taste was great. Wine was excellent and the selection was perfect though quite pricey. Normal wine markup around 3x was far exceeded here. Hannah was our server and she was excellent.

                          38. O

                            Olivia

                            New York Area

                            12 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            12 reviews

                            Dined on August 30, 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            Overall great restaurant! Food was amazing, there was live music which was great, we sat near the window so we had a nice view of the lake! Definitely recommend and it was a very romantic place!

                          39. CB

                            CorinneB

                            New York Area

                            1 review

                            2.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on August 30, 2019

                            overall2food2service3ambience2

                            The menu was basic. Nothing extraordinary and very expensive.

                          40. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            New York Area

                            8 reviews

                            4.0

                            8 reviews

                            Dined on August 25, 2019

                            overall4food4service3ambience3

                            Considering the name The View. It was not good view at all. Service was ok but not very informed

                          Safety precautions

                          • Cleaning & sanitizing

                            • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                            • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                            • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                            • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                            • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                          • 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

                          FAQs

                          The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (518) 302-3000.

                          The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 591 OpenTable diners.

                          Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

                          Make a reservation

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                          Google Map for The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn

                          77 Mirror Lake Drive Lake Placid, NY 12946

                          Additional information

                          • Cross street

                            Interlaken Avenue

                          • Neighborhood

                            Lake Placid

                          • Hours of operation

                            Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–10:30 am Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

                          • Cuisines

                            Contemporary American

                          • Dining style

                            Fine Dining

                          • Dress code

                            Smart Casual

                          • Parking details

                            Limited hotel parking primarily for house guests is available. Additionally street parking is in close proximity to the restaurant.

                          • Payment options

                            AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                          • Executive chef

                            Jarrad Lang

                          • Entertainment

                            Taste Bistro & Bar- Friday evenings enjoy live music, 7:30-10:30PM

                          • Additional

                            Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                          • Phone number

                            (518) 302-3000

                          • Catering

                            Contact our Group Sales Department for private events. <br />

                          • Private party facilities

                            Multiple venues are available for private parties from 8 to 100 guests. Groups over 20 are encouraged to work through the properties group sales office.

                          • Private party contact

                            Katie Welch: (518) 302-3000

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