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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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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Albany, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here twice during a girls weekend. And countless times before. You can't beat the location, lakeview, menu options and service. We ate outside and both the bartender and waiter were super friendly and catering. Nick even brought my crazy friend a ridiculous custom olive order. Don't even ask me what it was called. He went above and beyond.... More 

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Manlius, New York
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful established place with terrific bistro style food and the views of the High Peaks can't be beat. In season, come early. It is a small foot print, yet they are always improving with that additional 2 terraces for drinks, finger food or bistro eating.

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Thank Nancy8550
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The waitstaff, food, and ambiance were fantastic! I was allowed to choose my own table and was greeted by a friendly greeter. My service was excellent and the recommendations for food were on point! I would definitely recommend the warm brussel sprout salad and the mushroom stew in a bread bowl...so delicious

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Boston, MA
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came in just before closing on a Wednesday during the slowest time of the year. Many other places would have shown their lack of enthusiasm, but The Cottage was as warm and welcoming as I expect they are in mid-summer. We had wonderful service, great food (I mean, really great food) and enjoyed a lovely Lake view by the... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you would like to have a combination of good food, good services and great location: this is the place to go too

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Thank jefvdc10
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sit outside if available to enjoy the beautiful scenery. Food was good and done in a timely fashion!

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Thank kqato
Mahwah, New Jersey
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427 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the little casual restaurant owned by The Mirror Lake Inn. As the name suggests, it is housed in a little cottage and is situated pretty much over Mirror Lake. There is a little outdoor patio with a wood burning stove and heat lamps, an indoor (small) dining room with views of the lake, and a bar. It feels... More 

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Albany, New York
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283 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch at The Cottage. We had a honey sriracha grilled chicken sandwich and open-faced Montreal beef brisket sandwich. We also tried the chicken and poblano pepper soup. They were all very good. The beautiful view from the restaurant looks over Mirror Lake toward the mountains to the south. Total was $55 for two cups of soup, two... More 

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MLI, Manager at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us for lunch at The Cottage. We’re happy that you enjoyed the food and views of the lake and mountains. We hope that you stop in again soon. Sincerely, Christopher Jarvis Director of Rooms Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love The Cottage. Always a must stop. The wild mushroom stew in the bread bowl is a favorite. The chipotle caesar salad was excellent The service is always excellent and the view of Mirror Lake and the surrounding area is amazing.

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Thank Mike G
MLI, Manager at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping in for lunch at The Cottage. We’re happy that we’re a must stop when you’re in the area and that you feel our service is always excellent. We look forward to your return. Sincerely, Christopher Jarvis Director of Rooms Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More 

Sihanoukville, Cambodia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently moved back to the area after leaving for approximately 12 years and decided to go to one of my old favorites places. I have been to the Cottage Cafe many times and it, once again, did not disappoint. The staff was very friendly and the meals were very good. I particularly liked the brie appetizer with warm, fresh... More 

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MLI, Manager at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at The Cottage and welcome back to the area! We’re glad that you enjoyed the baked brie appetizer and the service by our staff. We look forward to seeing you again soon and on a regular basis! Sincerely, Christopher Jarvis Director of Rooms Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa 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, View, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic
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?