The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn

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661 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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S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my 60th Birthday!

JO
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 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.

W
Toronto
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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

NY
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

GM
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.

J
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.

OT
Washington DC
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.

M
1 review
Dined on January 19, 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!!

B
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on January 16, 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.

CD
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They remembered about my girlfriends dairy allergy

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 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.

AC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 25, 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.

RD
Washington DC
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.

OT
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

AK
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.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

ER
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 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.

VP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 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.

s
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.

w
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

GZ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal. Best dining venue in Lake Placid.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, great view, very over priced!

GN
New York Area
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!

JS
Miami
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.

DA
New England
6 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.

MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 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!

JM
Chicago
2 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.

CN
1 review
Dined on October 4, 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!

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F
Cincinnati
8 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.

KB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

EK
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!!!

JI
Toronto
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...

M
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing evening

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JG
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

S
Salt Lake City
50 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.

TD
West Virginia
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.

O
New York Area
6 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!

CB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The menu was basic. Nothing extraordinary and very expensive.

OT
New York Area
7 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

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