"Best Outdoor Dining"

- Adirondack Life Magazine ~ 2015

Dining at Mirror Lake Inn

Exceptional Food At Three Beautiful Lake Placid Restaurants

Finding the very best places to eat in Lake Placid, NY can be hard, especially with many restaurant and dining options to choose from. Thankfully, Mirror Lake Inn is proud to house three beautiful and unique restaurants, right by Mirror Lake. Each prides themselves on using the freshest “farm-to-table” ingredients, caters to a wide selection of tastes and are recognized with multiple awards.

Our restaurants offer innovative cocktails, local craft beers and spirits along with a great selection of wines! Menus change throughout the season, and we cater for all meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner, along with light bites throughout the day. All are by the lakeshore overlooking the Adirondack Mountains.

In the lobby, we’re pleased to offer a complimentary coffee service and a plate of chocolate chip cookies. The recipe for our signature cookies can also be found in the lobby – please ask a member of staff on how to find it!

Impeccable Restaurant Service Amongst Awe Inspiring Views

Mirror Lake Inn has earned a reputation for serving the finest foods, with impeccable service and in a friendly environment. Of all Lake Placid restaurants, only The View Restaurant offers a AAA Four-Diamond “Exceptional” dining experience. Indulge in our hearty Adirondack breakfast buffet, sample the freshest local ingredients or choose from our extensive wine list and sip the evening away.

Advance reservations are highly recommended as the restaurant is often booked up. Please find out more here.

Casual Dining on Mirror Lake in Lake Placid, NY

Looking to unwind after a day in the Adirondack Mountains? Both The Taste Bistro & Bar and The Cottage Restaurant are two local hot-spots with warm friendly atmospheres and delightful pub treats. The Taste Bistro & Bar is the perfect place to have a casual dinner or cocktail. Be sure to check out our great selection of whiskeys, bourbons, and scotches.

Award-Winning Food Everyone Will Love

Home to three top-rated and unique Lake Placid restaurants, Mirror Lake Inn takes dining seriously! From some of the finest dining in Lake Placid, to laid back breakfast and lunches – all our eateries offer scenic views across Mirror Lake. The Cottage Restaurant is rated one of the top Après Ski spots in North America by the readers of Ski Magazine.

Chef Derek Muirden Creates a Special Dinner

We recently invited guest chef Derek Muirden into our kitchen to prepare an extra special Adirondack-style dinner.
See what our chefs created…

The View Restaurant

Consistently rated the #1 place to eat in Lake Placid on TripAdvisor, The View offers a dining experience like no other. The View Restaurant is our fine dining restaurant, and welcomes guests to indulge in exceptional seasonal cuisine from local farms.

The View is Lake Placid’s only AAA Four-Diamond “Exceptional” restaurant, and has received the Wine Spectator’s Dining Guide Award for Excellence for more than a decade, with an impressive wine list.

Breakfast is served from 7:30am to 10am. On weekends and during holidays, our “Hearty Adirondack Breakfast Buffet” is served from 7:30am to 11am. Dinner service is from 5:30pm nightly.

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Taste Bistro & Bar

Join us at Taste Bistro & Bar for a warm friendly atmosphere with live music on Friday and Saturday nights. The Bistro is a fun restaurant adjacent to Mirror Lake and the bar is a great place to try a cocktail, scotches, whiskeys and bourbons. Extra special care has been taken to use the freshest local and regional organic meats, cheeses and produce in order to provide a hearty and healthy dining experience for our guests.

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The Cottage Restaurant

Located directly on Mirror Lake and just across the street from Mirror Lake Inn, is The Cottage Restaurant. This is our casual Lake Placid restaurant, and serves up twists on pub-style favorites, such as delicious appetizers, sandwiches, flatbread pizzas, and salads.

Inside you’ll be welcomed with an extensive bar selection of craft beers and wines, along with our unmissable signature Bloody Mary’s! Inside there’s plenty of cozy seating, with a burning fireplace.

Outdoors, The Cottage Restaurant has a large deck with ample seating space and wood-burning fireplaces during the winter to keep you warm. During summer, guests are able to paddle right up to the dock and stop in for refreshments. The Cottage Restaurant in Lake Placid, NY is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:30am to 9pm with cocktails at the bar served until 10pm, and Friday and Saturday from 11:30am to 10pm with cocktails served until midnight. Hours subject to change.

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