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Cottage Cafe

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77 Mirror Lake Dr, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3802
+1 518-302-3045
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11:30 - 22:00
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111 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a great spot, right on Mirror Lake, if you can get in. As it's name implies, it's literally a cottage, with open raftered ceilings, a prominent bar, and large windows overlooking the lake. We dropped in for a Friday lunch and had our pick of tables. I mentioned to the hostess in passing that it was my friend's... More 

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Greenfield Center, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went to dinner during our stay at the mirror Lake Inn...I was the "icing on the cake" during a great weekend of skiing and friends at Whiteface Mountain

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Schenectady, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We could not have returned here on a better day. It was a fairly warm March day, so we were able to comfortably eat outside on the deck. The deck has multiple fireplaces and sits right on Mirror Lake. The staff was more than accommodating in getting another fireplace going for our group.

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a beautiful little restaurant looking out over Mirror Lake. Its quaint with a fireplace. We had a lovely lunch and a glass of wine. The prices were reasonable. We were in a snow storm while we had lunch, it was so nice. The service was great. Definitely would go back.

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Rotterdam, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I stopped for a drink and found a cozy warm place to have flatbread pizza a few drinks. Excellent service and Food

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly bartender exceptional food. I would recommend the pulled pork sandwich and warm brussel sprout salad.

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new city ny
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a cozy place for lunch with an unparalleled view of Mirror Lake. Have the wild mushroom stew in the bread bowl, you will think you've died and gone to heaven! Will definitely go back on our next trip!

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Thank charp52
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've now been there twice, once in the summer and once in the winter this past frigid weekend. Both menus offer delicious options -- melted Brie with raspberry coulis and walnuts was delicious as was the very popular grilled Brussel sprout salad. Lovely mulled wine and hot cider with rum, and excellent wines by the glass and beer on tap.... More 

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MLI, Manager at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at The Cottage again! We’re happy that you enjoy our menus (summer and winter), atmosphere, views and that you know we’re worth the wait for a table! We look forward to your return. Sincerely, Christopher Jarvis Director of Rooms Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More 

Wyckoff, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fun, rustic and cozy restaurant! Really neat décor and incredible views overlooking the lake. The Brussel sprout salad was an absolute favorite! As super busy as they were, the service was excellent and super friendly. Loved the outdoor heated patio and just watching the skaters on the lake while we ateJ.

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MLI, Manager at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at The Cottage. We’re glad that you enjoyed the warm Brussel sprouts salad, decor, views overlooking the lake and our service. We hope you join us again. Sincerely, Christopher Jarvis Director of Rooms Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More 

Stony Point, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe it's the view of the MacIntyre Range across the expanse of Mirror Lake. I could stare at Algonquin all day. There is even a drawing above the windows naming the outline of the mountains. Maybe it's the fact that The Cottage is owned and run by the excellent hotel/spa across the street, The Mirror Lake Inn. Or the food... More 

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MLI, Manager at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us at The Cottage during your January visit. We are delighted that we are on your World’s Favorite Places list. Our staff appreciate your many compliments and we hope that we have the pleasure of your return soon! You should experience us in the summer too! Sincerely, Christopher Jarvis Director of Rooms Mirror Lake Inn Resort... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Cuisine
American, Bar, Cafe, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 Mirror Lake Dr, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3802
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid
  • Phone Number: +1 518-302-3045

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?