Adirondacks Area Dining
Heading to Gore Mountain ski area soon. Any suggests for a nice meal near the area, or in North River? Looking for a great restaurant, not family but nicer ambience.
The best meal (gourmet - but a really small, unique place) by far in the area will be at:
The Owl at Twilight
Olmstedville, NY 12857
I found one review at this web site (scroll down) - they don't seem to have their own site:
If you google it you'll see a few other glimpses. Need reservations for sure. Don't blink or you'll miss the town. Really - try it. It's exquisite. You will not believe you're in the Adirondacks (well, until you look at the town, ha).
Another great place, but a little farther, is Melody Lodge in Speculator. Melody is our favorite restaurant in the whole Adirondacks. IT's in a true Adirondack lodge (complete with excessive numbers of snowmobilers...) perched on top of a hill. The dining room has a fire place and linen table cloths. It's very nice. Also need reserves.
In North Creek, the Copperfield Inn has two dining areas - a bar and a dining room. Both are hit or miss. The chefs change often and so it's risky. Nice atmosphere though.
Also in North Creek is Casey's. Nothing fabulous, but it's a nice building (a log place and it's a sports bar). The menu is hamburgers, chicken fingers, that sort of stuff. Good with kids.
Have fun! I love Gore...but I love that region in the summer even more. We've been going up there for well over 20 years.
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We have only been to Friends Lake Inn once under the new ownership. Most of the staff appeared to stll be intact and we had a good experience. However, I have noticed the lodging rates are moving up on a regular basis.