The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn

4.8
593 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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 Eighteen years. The menu changes three times each year. Taste Bistro & Bar adjoins the View with Casual dinner fare, have drinks by the fire and relax. Live music on Friday nights in Taste Bistro. Both Restaurants are perfect for that "special occasion". **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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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view of the lake. Service could not be better. The food is very good. My only gripe was that the desert was overly sweet.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely walk around Mirror Lake then yummy brunch.
Great view of the lake from our table.

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

Service was amazing, it was peaceful environment, it was kinda pricy so could only dine once in a "blue moon " but worth it

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MD
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional in all respects! The setting, ambiance, the bar, the service (Thank you Caleb!) and the food were all just exceptional. We'll be back in the fall and are looking forward to it.

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L
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

4/25/19
End of tax season

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal! Fantastic server. Thanks Ryan!

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MK
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, service and environment. The server was knowledgeable and very friendly.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire dining experience was absolutely amazing. Service was exceptional. Our waiter, Ryan, was friendly, polite, and very well versed on the menu and food ingredients. The presentation and quality of the food was impeccable. This was our third visit to the Mirror Lake Inn and The View and definitely not our last.

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FF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner, service, and view. Diversity of flavors in each dish create a pleasant exploration making each bite unique to be savored. Of special note is the salted trout, scallops were perfection, and lambs cheeks. Rarely find this level of attention to detail other than in Chef owned restaurants. Our server, Ben was very attentive and knowledgeable. However, needs to remember to serve from opposite side rather than between when a couple is having a conversation. It's a little abrupt and just a pet peeve of mine. Beautiful culinary experience for the most discerning and a jem of the Lake Placid area. However, not crazy about $30 to valet a car.

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RR
Nuremberg
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

50th Birthday dinner.

Great food
Great Service
Thank you for making our special occasion perfect

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience for our Anniversary. Dessert was decorated with happy Anniversary and they took a picture of us and framed it. Highly recommend

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k
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meals and great service..had dinner one night on the porch..wonderful ambiance and perfect atmosphere for dinner with friends..we have been going to Mirror Lake every year for many years..never disappointed

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MR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience, the best in Lake Placid
I ate in 2 other highend restaurant in town during my recent trip

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LC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I've dined here twice- the first time was perfection - an anniversary celebration - the food, service, attention to detail from wine pairings to delicious food made for a spectacular night. The 2nd time the food and service were still excellent. My only complaint was that the meal felt a little rushed. I like a slower pace, I ordered 3 courses all from starter menu - they came out quite quickly one after the other. For fine dining with a big price tag- I feel there should be a slight pause between courses. That is just my personal preference. It did not ruin my evening - and service and food did not dissappoint. In fairness we were 15 minutes late for our reservation. Not sure if that had an effect on the kitchen.

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s
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my birthday dinner. Service was impeccable-I appreciate when servers serve from the left, clear from the right! The food was excellent, I had the apple butternut squash soup and the fillet which was cooked perfectly. Would highly recommend.

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SC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice special occasssion restaurant with beautiful views of Mirror Lake. A bit on the quiet side - great if you like that. Live music next door in the bar. Definitely recommend.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and ambiance.

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CD
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. Ben (our waiter) did a great job. Food was superb. Service was outstanding. Ambience was perfect.

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VM
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service & View were all outstanding. [3] different entrées at our table....all were top notch. Best by far in town

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G
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing every time I go

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TL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was our wedding anniversary. Ben our waiter was wonderful. He made the occasion even more special with his thoughtful touches. The view is amazing and the food was Devine.

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L
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

From beginning to end, this is one of the most delicious and well-crafted meals you can have anywhere, not just in li'l ole Lake Placid. I live in the same town as the Culinary Institute of America and I've never had anything there that tops the food here. Gracious service, too. It was my friend's birthday and they not only wrote Happy Birthday in chocolate on his dessert plate, but they also took a picture of us and put it in a decorative cardboard frame for us.

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JH
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stayed at the Mirror Lake Inn and went to the View restaurant our first night to celebrate our 30th anniversary. It was a lovely choice. Our server, Moriah, was excellent - prompt, cheerful, knowledgeable - adding the right touch to our evening. The food and wine was excellent. I'm a very picky eater and everything I had was amazing!

Moriah even took a picture for us and gave us a copy before our dinner was over - very special touch! Also, we appreciated the no cell phone "rule", which made us get off the grid and really relax.

Highly recommend the View for your next visit to Lake Placid.

JH - New London, NH

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B
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked this restaurant without knowing much. What a wonderful night we had! It can be a bit pricy however the meal, wine, service, scenic view from window were just priceless. My husband had full course with wine freight which I regret not doing that! Instead I had appetizer and main dish (lamb cheek - what a bite!) with manhattan and a glass of cab. Manhattan was a very strong so I saved for as a desert drink. My husband was so happy of wine choice was made by Sommelier. Our teen daughter loved her duck dish. We are ready to go back again from New England. Hopefully next summer!

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NJ
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My wife and I enjoyed an excellent anniversary dinner here at the View. The service and the food were exceptional

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LU
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It really was great, really. I cannot complain about anything EXCEPT ... it’s a bit too pricey for what it is... $50 for a fillet the size of a toddler’s fist? Come on... I know it’s a beautiful, historic place but... probably the reason we were one of the only families there.

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OT
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tres bien et amical
Cher mais recommander

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RJ
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are outstanding. A little pricey, but worth it.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Great kids menu! It was a wonderful first experience for my 9 year old "fancy dining." Server was extremely knowledgeable. Quiet ambiance and beautiful view of the lake! Exquisite wine list!

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E
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous!!!!
An amazing experience!!!! From the Anuse bouche to the intermezzo palate cleanser of a passion fruit sorbet, the total experience was magical!!!
Truly a foodies’ dream come true

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PM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome across the board

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PL
New England
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We chose The View for our special dinner during our mini honeymoon last year after getting married. We were very pleased with the entire experience. This year, we returned to celebrate our 1-year anniversary. Again, we had an amazing experience! The food is exceptional and the service is great! We were also impressed with how competitive the prices were to restaurants from our area that do not carry a 4 Diamond rating.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an outstanding experience from start to finish. They even brought a special dessert plate for our anniversary and took, printed and framed a complimentary picture for us to commemorate the evening.

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S
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Service was very good, waitress was attentive and well trained. The food was excellent with interesting combinations. Good selection of high end liquor. Wines by the glass were juts okay. Would definitely go again. Went to their other restaurant, Taste Bistro for a burger, which was also excellent.

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JJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had another wonderful meal at The View. The food is so much better than it used to be. Jason is extremely knowledgeable on wine and is a pleasure to talk to when selecting wine to pair with your meal. They have music and the service is terrific.

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MG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Celine was great and the food was excellent!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place

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L
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous meal but would expect nothing less from a fine dining restaurant

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OT
New England
56 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice dinner, wine flights are exceptional. Good service and nice ambience.Food was not ambitious, but nicely prepared.

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B
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Un repas succulent, une ambiance chaleureuse, une vue magnifique. Trois ingrédients qui ont fait de notre soirée un succès sur toute la ligne.

Il faut bien entendu s’attendre à débourser quelques dollars...

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