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Withnail42 Dec 5, 2010 03:03 PM

Going to be spending a week in The Adirondacks in January. Wondering if anyone has any suggestions about where to eat. I know he ADKS covers a big area we'll be fairly mobile as it is so all suggestions welcome.


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    trakman RE: Withnail42 Dec 5, 2010 07:20 PM

    I've made this comment before on this blog. The Adirondacks State Preserve is over 6 million acres. That's a lot of ground to cover, especially if one is looking for eating reservations. While I will refrain from commenting on the geographically challenged, please narrow your request just a little bit.

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      Withnail42 RE: trakman Dec 6, 2010 04:06 AM

      Well aware of the size of the place. Even said so in the post. No 'geographically challenged' here. As I mentioned we are mobile. So please simply put forth any ideas and pertaining to the OP.

      PS. For the tech challenged this isn't a blog.

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      GFprincess RE: Withnail42 Dec 6, 2010 05:10 AM

      I would recommend the Chocolate Mill in Glens Falls (164 Glen Street, 518-338-3783). It's exit off the Northway.

      I'm surprised there isn't more here about the place, It's a gem. The owner is a master pastry chef, and the pastries and truffles are both really pretty and delicious. My favourite is the Peanut Butter Chocolate Tart. Oh, and the almond croissants rival the ones in Montreal (just wish they made baguette's.)

      Haven't had dinner there yet, but the menu looks like a good mix of exotic and local comfort fare.

      Coffee's good too.

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        gerchak198 RE: GFprincess Dec 6, 2010 05:22 AM

        GF is not in the Adirondacks. There are a couple of fairly good places in Lake Placid but otherwise, aside from the Friends Lake Inn in Chestertown, the whole park is mostly diner food.

        Friends Lake Inn
        963 Friends Lake Road, Chestertown, NY 12817

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          Withnail42 RE: gerchak198 Dec 6, 2010 07:04 AM

          Diners suggestions are welcome as well.

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            gerchak198 RE: Withnail42 Dec 6, 2010 07:12 AM

            I patronize Noonmark Diner in (I believe) Keene Valley, along with the Ausable Inn.

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              mcf RE: Withnail42 Dec 6, 2010 03:39 PM

              Click on the links for each county for an excellent overview of dining in the entire park:


        2. mcf RE: Withnail42 Dec 6, 2010 05:33 AM

          There are quite a few Lake Placid threads you can search up on this site. I love the Brown Dog Cafe and Wine Bar there, and Chair 6 for breakfasts. The Blue Moon in Saranac Lake is cozy for breakfast, too. Interlaken Inn has good food, less formal in the bar area, and The Cottage on Mirror Lake is good for casual meals, good food.

          Blue Moon Cafe
          55 Main St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

          Chair 6
          46 Sentinel Rd, Lake Placid, NY 12946

          1. financialdistrictresident RE: Withnail42 Dec 6, 2010 03:31 PM

            Search is your friend:


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              Leonard J. Pugatch RE: Withnail42 Dec 7, 2010 05:39 AM

              Lorenzo's in North Creek; near Gore Mountain

              Ate there when it opened in summer 20-09

              one of the best meals we have ever had

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                paddab RE: Withnail42 Dec 7, 2010 05:44 PM

                Here are some suggestions, but call to check if they are open

                In Warrensberg
                Brunettos on rt 9
                The Gristmill on the scroon river

                in Lake George by the outlets on rt 9 there is the Log Jam
                In Chestertown exit 25 on Northway there is OP Fredricks on Loon Lake
                just some suggestions

                Log Jam Restaurant
                Routes 9 149, Lake George, NY 12845

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                  njkori RE: paddab Dec 8, 2010 07:35 AM

                  In Saranac Lake, Blue Moon Café
                  In Lake Placid, Caribbean Cowboy (it has mixed reviews, but I like it), Saranac Sourdough, Lisa G's, and Kanu Lounge
                  In Warrensburg, Oscar's Smokehouse (not a restaurant, but great food)
                  In Speculator, Melody Lodge

                  Don't bother with the Noon Mark Diner, while the pie is good, the food is not so much.

                  Oscar's Smokehouse
                  22 Raymond Ln, Warrensburg, NY

                  Blue Moon Cafe
                  55 Main St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

                  Caribbean Cowboy
                  89 Saranac Ln, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

                  Melody Lodge
                  State Route 30, Speculator, NY 12164

                  Lisa G's
                  444 Main St, Tupper Lake, NY 12986

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                    jaylowe RE: njkori Dec 8, 2010 08:15 AM

                    Eat and meet in Saranac lake.


                2. davmar77 RE: Withnail42 Dec 9, 2010 10:53 AM

                  if you decide to go a little south, saratoga springs has a fair amount of very good places.



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                    financialdistrictresident RE: davmar77 Dec 10, 2010 03:26 AM

                    Make that a second for S. Springs. This is a thread on toga from 2008:



                  2. PSZaas RE: Withnail42 Dec 10, 2010 03:35 AM

                    The Owl at Twilight in Olmstedville is open again, and excellent.

                    Owl At Twilight
                    1322 County Route 29, Olmstedville, NY

                    1. financialdistrictresident RE: Withnail42 Dec 11, 2010 04:23 AM

                      Just remembered The Farmhouse (Lake George):


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