The Inn at Erlowest

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220 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 nightly serving dinner from 5:00-8:30pm. Reservations are generally recommended and are required for groups of 6 or more. Dress code is neat casual.
What 220 People Are Saying
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RE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Late October, Saturday with a reservation for two at 6:15. A wonderful anniversary dinner. Great wine selection and a fantastic dinner menu. Quiet place to eat. No loud background music, only polite conversations by those in attendance. Great sized portions on the salad and soup. Not over the top on the main course. No room for dessert, though the options sounded great. We were not rushed out of our table and the wait staff was attentive but not intrusive. We plan on returning here for another dinner. There was a wedding party on the other side of the building, but you would never know it. Just a great place.

JS
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to The Inn at Erlowest. Everything was perfect! Food was delicious and service was perfect! Be sure to stop in the library and have a drink and a chat with Andy the bartender! We will definitely be back!

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting of old world charm. Excellent meal and attentive service. Can't wait to return.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner and service.

PM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must for anyone who wants to experience comfort elegance fine dining and top notch service.

JS
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Joshua was an outstanding server! Everything was perfect and it was a lovely way to celebrate our anniversary

s
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, the interiors, and the service are all exceptional at this restaurant. The manager, Aziz, goes above and beyond to make you feel at home at the Inn at Erlowest dining restaurant. This is our favorite place in Lake George. Highly recommend.

T
New England
23 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A lovely find on Lake George. The view from the outdoor fireplace was fabulous. The wait staff were fun and on top of their game. We particularly enjoyed our wait staff, Molly.

The food from the Mushroom Agnolotti to the steak, chicken and lamb were all top quality ingredients and expertly prepared - the chicken was easily one of the best chicken entrees that I’ve had. The only ‘off’ dish was the butternut squash risotto, it did combine rice and squash but it didn’t possess the sheen, flavor or texture of a true risotto. The amuse was a delicious mixture of diced beet/pomegranate with dill, so good we had to try and replicate it at home.

Highly recommend this restaurant for a special evening.

s
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful interiors in this late 1800's manor house turned Inn. Dining at the Inn at Erlowest is like dining with Downton Abbey. The food is exceptional. We had the harvest bisque, curry cauliflower creamless puree soup, jumbo lump crab with avocado parfait, sea scallops with ginger carrots and scallion rice, and the lamb cooked to perfection with roasted root vegetables. Save room for dessert. Creme brulee and lemon tart with raspberries were outstanding. Great wines by the glass as well as by the bottle. The service was friendly and professional. If you haven't eaten at Inn at Erlowest, you are missing out on a 5 - star experience.

The Inn at Erlowest
Responded on 14 October 2019

Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us at The Inn at Erlowest. We are happy that you enjoyed our food and wine and noticed the caliber of our staff. We hope that you will be back soon! Frank Dittrich, GM

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Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleased with everything. Best food in Lake George.

ED
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dining room is elegant. The food was was tastily prepared. The presentation was perfect. A great dining experience. Unlike and superior to most restaurants in the Adirondacks.

The Inn at Erlowest
Responded on 14 October 2019

Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We appreciate you taking the time and we are very happy that you enjoyed yourself. We hope you will be back soon! Frank Dittrich, GM

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MA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view of the lake, delicious dinner and great ambience!

TV
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic four star dining experience. The food, ambiance and service were impeccable. I highly recommend the Inn at Erlowest.

The Inn at Erlowest
Responded on 13 October 2019

Thank you for recommending The Inn at Erlowest. Our entire team is focused on delivering the best pairing of culinary ability with high quality food and beverage hosted by exceptional service. We hope you will be able to come back soon! Frank Dittrich, GM

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DB
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful recommendation from a friend and it exceeded expectations. Special night!

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Great for any special occasion. Wait staff is always great. Food is just fantastic. I want so bad to stay at the bnb.

LT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative, deep flavor, beautiful presentation, generous portions, visit from chef, impeccable service, generous cocktails, foie gras incredible....I could go on and on. This is a must if you are anywhere near Lake George

The Inn at Erlowest
Responded on 13 October 2019

My apologies for the delay in my message to thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! Our restaurant is going through a series of service and culinary improvements to continue to differentiate Erlowest for other restaurants. You noticed a number of the changes that have been implemented thus far with more to come! Chef Adam Bruce and Restaurant Manager Aziz Danguir are focused on making every dining experience an exceptional choice for every guest. Frank Dittrich, GM

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AY
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best dining experience I’ve ever experienced. Started off having a cocktail at the bar and sat at an outside table looking at the incredible view. Our waiter came over and informed us we can go to our table whenever we liked. We were seated immediately and the service was phenomenal. The food was the best dinner I’ve ever had. Went back outside to the fireplace for a drink afterwards and they brought out seat cushions just for us. Great experience. A night i will remember

The Inn at Erlowest
Responded on 21 September 2019

It is always wonderful to see "a night I will remember" in a review. Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to share your experience! We look forward to your next visit! Frank Dittrich, GM The Inn at Erlowest

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r
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant/resort is amazing.
With a magnificent setting and outstanding food and service, you must make the trip

The Inn at Erlowest
Responded on 27 August 2019

Thank you for your recommendation for The Inn at Erlowest. We are very happy that you enjoyed your experience with us. We are looking forward to seeing you again! Frank Dittrich, GM The Inn at Erlowest

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OT
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a simply wonderful special dinner at the Inn. Everything was perfect and delicious. We are bery snooty food snobs and this was one of the most delicious and delightful dining experiences in our 35 years together.

Special thanks to our attentive and adorable server, Addison!

The Inn at Erlowest
Responded on 27 August 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us at The Inn at Erlowest. In particular, we are very happy that Addison was a part of your experience. Thank you for noticing and mentioning it. Staff recognition means a lot as the entire Erlowest team strives to deliver an exceptional experience! We hope that you will be able to come back and visit with us again. Chef is preparing a menu change to start to begin to introduce the fall flavors! Frank Dittrich, GM Inn at Erlowest

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Z
New England
35 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quiet room, nice food, we enjoyed every and each bite, rabbit, and desert.

The Inn at Erlowest
Responded on 27 August 2019

Thank you for choosing The Inn at Erlowest. We are happy that you enjoyed your experience with us and hope that you will be back to visit again! Frank Dittrich, GM The Inn at Erlowest

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JB
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had three different entrees--all three were were superb. And the desserts were exceptional.

LV
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the service was outstanding

The Inn at Erlowest
Responded on 24 August 2019

Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to provide your feedback. We appreciate your time and hope that you will be able to come back soon to visit us again. Frank Dittrich, GM The Inn at Erlowest

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m
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

We have been to the Erlowest several times. This time was not good. The menu was very limited. Two in ouir party had the short ribs - they were dry, the Broccolini hard, not el dente. I had rack of lamb which was excellent and another had the cod which he said was okay.

May be a new chief this year? I will have to think twice about going back.

The Inn at Erlowest
Responded on 5 September 2019

Please accept our apologies for your recent experience at Erlowest. We should have noticed your issues and addressed them immediately at the table to your satisfaction. We are going through a restaurant transition that we are very excited about starting with our new restaurant manager Aziz Danguir who comes to us from Boston. We are equally excited about an upcoming change in our kitchen! I would like to invite you back to Erlowest to show you our real capabilities. Frank Dittrich, GM

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RV
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Past dining experiences have been outstanding, but this year's visit was disappointing. Food was mediocre at best. Menu items seem to be an attempt to be "too different".

The Inn at Erlowest
Responded on 24 August 2019

We are very sorry that we let you down during your recent visit with us. Please call the Inn and ask to speak to me so I can better understand your experience and work to improve the situation. Thank you and with regards, Frank Dittrich, GM The Inn at Erlowest

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

When we arrived table was ready and unoccupied but were told we had to wait 10 minutes. Menu was limited and reflected increased prices due to summer season . Portion size very small and food not exceptional. Disappointed

JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The view and the ambiance was wonderful. I had the short ribs and they were too dry and either the short ribs or what was on top of them was extremely salty. Expensive meal that I did not fully enjoy.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing experience as always. The outside patio overlooking the lake is gorgeous. Wonderful ambiance, delicious food.

MN
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was ok - service was ok- The clientele consisted of mostly materialistic, shallow and intellectually low- functioning Trumpers

e
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

My meal was pretty good overall. But one plank of eggplant with some pickled cherries and avocado that was SO completely underripe I thought plastic fell into my meal, I can’t remember if it was $28 or $38 but steep for VERY little food.

Whoever thought putting rick hard avocado in should be kicked out of the kitchen. You could seriously break a tooth on it.

Nice server. Beautiful atmosphere.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner, food was clearly made by an excellent chef, service was top notch, our outside table had an amazing view of lake George. Every course was something special. We will return

The Inn at Erlowest
Responded on 17 August 2019

Thank you for choosing The Inn at Erlowest. We are very happy that you enjoyed your experience and we hope that you will be able to come back soon. Frank Dittrich, GM The Inn at Erlowest

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LM
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful place! Our room was perfect and extremely clean. The bed was comfy and there were plenty of pillows. The overall feel was very warm and and there is a balcony upstairs that you can sit on and take in the lake views.
We had dinner reservations in the dining room and luckily decided to go down early for a drink in the bar. The bartender (sorry I don’t remember his name) was a great conversationalist and really seemed to enjoy chatting with everyone. He was really knowledgeable about Lake George and gave us some great recommendations.
Dinner was perfect! We sat outside on the terrace and the views were beautiful. The menu was somewhat limited and being a picky eater I didn’t see anything that was fitting for me. I told our waitress Jillian and she worked with me to put together a dish that was wonderful. Jillian was also very, very personable and spent a good amount of time at our table chatting. She, like our bartender, made our experience feel more like we were visiting friends than staying at a hotel.
This is a great place to relax and we wouldn’t hesitate to go back.

The Inn at Erlowest
Responded on 17 August 2019

Thank you for your recent stay at The Inn at Erlowest and noticing the efforts of our staff. We strive to deliver the best experience whether we are focusing on our 10 suite bed and breakfast or our 4-diamond restaurant. Thank you for giving us a chance to expand our menu to better suite your taste. We are happy that our chef was able to create something special for you! We hope you will be able to come back and visit with us. Frank Dittrich, GM The Inn at Erlowest

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NY
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant had a limited menu but everything was well prepared and very tasty. Setting lovely.

The Inn at Erlowest
Responded on 17 August 2019

Thank you for dining with us! Chef's approach to the menu is to focus on a shorter menu with unique combinations and special preparation. We hope you will be able to come back soon! Frank Dittrich, GM The Inn at Erlowest

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LI
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate outside on the patio overlooking the lake. Everything was fantastic - food, drink, service and view.

The Inn at Erlowest
Responded on 17 August 2019

Thank you for dining with us at The Inn at Erlowest. We are very happy that you enjoyed our food, beverage and especially our service. Frank Dittrich, GM The Inn at Erlowest

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LL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great views outside, great service and prices are reasonsble and compatible with The Sagamore Restaurants

K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning location, wonderful service, amazing food and great signature cocktails.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were married here one month ago and came back for our one month anniversary! Always outstanding food and the staff and people are the best. Highly recommend.

The Inn at Erlowest
Responded on 16 July 2019

Beside sharing your wedding date with us, it is amazing to be a part of your anniversary celebration! Thank you for coming back to see us! Frank Dittrich, GM The Inn at Erlowest

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

Overall from start to finish we had a wonderful experience. Our server Molly was a true professional. Personality and was well versed in the menu. The menu is small but each item that is on it is perfected and absolutely delicious. I had the short rib entree and it was melt in your mouth. The ambience, decor and history of the inn is awesome. Would go back and absolutely recommend to try if you’re in Lake George.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Restaurant needs the small touches to help make it more cozy and elegant, especially for the prices you pay.

N
19 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

We made reservations at Erlowest when friends were visiting from Pennsylvania. When we arrived there was no place to park and no one to help us. As we entered the Inn and were asked our name I got the feeling that our reservation had not been recorded, eventually we when led into the back dining room. The air conditioning vent was blowing on our guest. It took several minutes for the situation to be rectified. As we where looking over the menu, we could hear the kitchen calling out messages to one another. THEN a young couple came into the dining room with an infant who proceeded to start howling. The waitress moved us into the front dining room, understanding our displeasure.
The final problem was the rest room that had not been tendered to in some time. Fortunately, everyone enjoyed the food. I was very disappointed in our evening at what have should have been fine dining.

The Inn at Erlowest
Responded on 9 July 2019

We are very sorry that your dining experience was disrupted in so many ways. I am at a loss to explain the circumstances that could cause the number of issues that you faced. Since your experience is not a typical experience, I would hope that you would be able to allow us a second chance to demonstrate what a delight a dining experience can be at Erlowest. Frank Dittrich, GM The Inn at Erlowest

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QQ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, great location, quiet and exclusive, highly recommended!

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