The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn

4.8
617 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Scenic View
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
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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BC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every thing was perfect. From the service to the food. I will eat here again when we return to Lake Placid.

JH
New England
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a great experience. Food was excellent for all 4 courses. The cod was the best we have had and the pork cheeks we equally as good. Will definitely return on our next trip to Lake Placid.

AB
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect expect maybe the speed of the service
I like to enjoy a little bit more each plate.

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

H
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I reserve a five-star rating for the best food that I have had. Our meals at Mirror Lake Inn were well prepared and delicious. The service was discreet, pleasant and attentive.the view of the lake was lovely. There were linen table clothes and napkins and a candle (I did worry that the lit candle was going to fall over as it didn’t seem to quite fit the holder). I think that this must be one of the finest restaurants in Lake Placid.

r
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal, service and ambience.

JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot!

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Very disappointing meal. Atlantic Cod was delicious but Duck special ($42) was tough and difficult to chew. Manager did comp one glass of wine. Overrated, very expensive and not worth the expense. I would recommend their Bistro which is also in the inn.

J
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic 3 course meal at this restaurant with a table that overlooked the gardens and out toward Mirror Lake. Our server Mariah was great. She was a local and told us about a lot of the history of the area. She was very knowledgeable on the food selections and the questions we had. Highly recommend this place for a nice night out with a beautiful view.

MD
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Fantastic food. It was our anniversary and they took our picture and gave us a cute frame that said Happy Anniversary.

k
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic service and food. Great place for an anniversary dinner. However, I wish other guests would have observed the no cell phone policy or it would have been enforced by staff.

EW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing!! So too was the service!! The truffle risotto was to die for and the New York strip was one of the best tasting steaks! More then pleasantly surprised to fine such great food! Keep it up! :)

MB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Probably a little too expensive for our taste. Kind of old fashioned.

AN
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience. Celebrated our anniversary and we were welcomed and accommodated. Food and service was amazing. I will recommend to anyone making a trip to Lake Placid, and we will be back. Thanks again!

KM
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful meal celebrating my birthday at The View. Food, drinks and service were excellent. My 7 year old was taken care of too. Great fine dining venue for families. Loved the photo our server took of us and the keepsake print!

WD
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and view were incredible. We will definitely eat there again.

N
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice dinner at The View, staff is excellent, food is very good, wine list is outstanding. Expensive, but worth it.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 28th Anniversary and the entire staff at the restaurant went above and beyond to make it a special evening!

HM
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an amazing experience! My partner and I had just got engaged and this was a perfect celebration. Our server, Mariah was phenomenal and made the dinner very special. She took a picture of us that they then had framed before the end of our meal. The view of the lake and the mountains was breathtaking. The food was really great. The overall experience was something that we will always remember.

I Highly recommend The View at Mirror Lake Inn to anybody who would enjoy a true dining experience!

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was excellent service and excellent food the restaurant is quite everything about the dinner was outstanding

JC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal with wonderful views of mirror lake and mountains beyond

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Engagement celebration

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p
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a top-notch restaurant. The food was all very delicious and excellently presented. The staff was also exceptionally courteous and attentive to us. When I didn't finish my wine, the server took it off the bill even though there was nothing wrong with it. Recommended for a special occasion.

D
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 12 May 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.

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

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

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 May 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

R
Miami
1 review
Dined on 4 May 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.

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

4/25/19
End of tax season

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

Great meal! Fantastic server. Thanks Ryan!

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

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

KB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 March 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.

FF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 22 March 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.

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

50th Birthday dinner.

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

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 December 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

k
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on 2 November 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

MR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 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

LC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 18 October 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.

s
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 17 October 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.

SC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 12 October 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.

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

Wonderful food and ambiance.

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