The View

77 Mirror Lake Dr, Lake Placid
(518) 302-3000

Recent Reviews

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The restaurant is fancy. You feel special with your surname written on the menu and the host welcomes you well and gives you hot freshen towels. The waitress was kind.But, menu is weird and weak.You leave hungry for paying expensive bad food.They have to change the menu.Beef cheak was not good and it is fat meat.Remove that from the menu.We hardly have chosen what to eat.Small portions and they are not tasty.New menu: Choose dishes tasty with less price.Over all: Disappointed because of the food!

RLClist

The View aspires to be fine dining, but unfortunately it misses the mark on a few dimensions, especially after dark. To be brief, the food was the highlight, the ambience and service were lacking. I can see how the ambience may be spectacular before sunset. However, on a fall evening when the sun had set early-ish, it was dim, vacant, and cold in atmosphere as well as temperature. The room layout is sort of bizarre after dark, it feels like a hallway, but it's not hard to see how during daylight it maximizes the views. As for the service, our waitress was sincere and friendly but clearly undertrained in regards to the food, the wine list, and frankly the polish needed to be a top notch restaurant. I don't enjoy writing that because she seemed like a lovely person, she was just put in a position that she would not be successful without proper training. That's the restaurant's fault not hers.

Atmosphere: 3

Food: 4

Service: 3

C M

Great restraunt located in Mirror Lake Inn. Service was perfect! The food was very good! The restraunt has a strict no cell phone use policywhich was great! Truly sets the tone of the place. The one thing I loved is how it was decorated differently from the Inn, allowing you to feel like you are in two different locations.

Atmosphere: 4

Food: 4

Service: 4

Adrienne Volpe

The view is a classic! Menu choices were limited last week.I had the shrimp with white beans, olives and Caper berries. While I love each of the ingredients in this dish, it was a salt bomb when combined.There was a miniscule amount of white beans and the sauce was watery.It just didn’t work.The beef cheeks was very good.Salad was fresh and dressed lightly.The pate was lovely and the pasta appetizer with truffle was nondescript. We skipped dessert and had ice wine. It was yummy.The restaurant was not what it was in Fall of 2020.Service was kind, warm and friendly.Bar staff was great and the cocktails were good.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 3

Service: 5

NY3LG

My husband and I had dinner at Mirror Lake Inn on our honeymoon 45 years ago. We returned 3-4 times over the years, but not in the last 10-15. It was always an upscale, excellent restaurant but I don’t recall it being “4 star”. Based on our recent visit, I still don’t think it is. Where to start? The service. Our waitress was sweet and relatively new. She greeted us, talked about the 4 courses, and then walked away. Without taking a drink order?? Then returned 10 minutes later to take our dinner order. Later we had to ask her to clear our table of the wine menu and beverage empties. I could go on. Then there’s the food. We shared a salad and an appetizer, then each had an entrée. The gem lettuce salad was a plate of lettuce with a hint of vinegary dressing. Oh, and 3 pickled beans. We should have skipped it. The appetizer of 4 risotto fritters was delicious. My Chilean Sea bass on jasmine rice was also delicious. But served with 2 different, somewhat unidentifiable green vegetables – one tasteless, one tasted awful. In retrospect I should have called waitress over and asked for them to be replaced. My husband’s beef with mashed potatoes was quite good – but marred by the fact it was way too salty. We had 2 beers and a cider. That’s it. The total bill with 20% tip was $275. For the record we can easily afford that. But for that price you would expect both first rate service and 100% delicious food. Which we did not get. Very disappointed. Will not be back.

PM

Disappointing room service for Mirror Lake Inn. The food - particularly the gnocchi - waere average at best and the prices were very high.

Food: 3

cmi1223

Food was delicious, service was excellent, and portions were surprisingly hearty. Perfect for a special occasion. Beautiful location.

MMax75

My husband and I enjoyed several meals at the View during our stay at the Mirror Lake Inn. The breakfast buffet was excellent and the homemade granola certainly lived up to its reputation! The dinner was out of this world! The steak was cooked to perfection and the service and views just added to the overall fantastic experience! The View is certainly fine dining at its best!

Priscilla

We came here tonight for dinner and they accommodated our last minute reservation. The food was excellent and so was the service. We had the pork patê, bucatini, sautéed shrimp and Chilean sea bass. I didn’t eat the patê because I’m not a fan, but my partner really liked it. I really enjoyed the sautéed shrimp, but be warned it is spicy! I like spicy food, so it was great for me. I also had the Ausable Spritz, which was very tasty. We got engaged today, and the restaurant printed out a special menu for us, which I thought was a very nice touch. I recommend this place if you’re trying to find a spot for a fancy dinner around Lake Placid!

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Ray D.

Max was our waiter. Wonderful. Excellent service, excellent food, superb chef, great bartender in the lounge. Would highly recommend.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Recommended dishes: Gouda Custard

Rick Berman Your Automotive Advisor

The view of the lake and the decor are awesome. The breakfast buffet was not worth it. The bagels were plain and felt and tasted like they were a couple of days old. Not much of a variety on the buffet. The service wasn’t very good either for an upscale white table cloth dining experience. Our waitress Adrian was condescending and rushed us out like she was either at the end of her shift or she thought we were were not going to pay our check. Either way it was not a good experience.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 2

Service: 1

Kylee P

I went to breakfast with my family for both mornings we were stayed! It was so nice being able to choose between the buffet or from the menu, we did both! The hot chocolate was the best I have ever had! Love this place!

Hilary Gindi

What a treat! Our family of five had a wonderful dinner experience at The View. The reception was over the top with hot refreshing towel service and personalized menus. We were seated at a window table for a beautiful view (it looks like the majority of tables have wonderful views).Our server, Riley, was courteous and genuine, seeking to make sure everyone had an enjoyable experience. I very much appreciated her attention to detail in remembering which of our party had allergies or dietary needs.The food itself was fantastic. I had all three courses: Gouda custard, risotto fritters, and chicken. The chicken, with za'ataar spices, was one of the absolute best I've ever had and I heartily recommend it.Excellent experience over all!Do make a reservation early.Parking was easy in the back (drive up the driveway on the left of the hotel).Dietary restrictions: Dietary restrictions and allergies were discussed when the reservation was made, and our server was well informed when we arrived.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

CS M

Should have left this review long ago:Fiddlehead ferns and fish dinner was excellent. As food should always be when buying away from home. But all too often isn't.Service was excellent. As all service should be when eating out, but usually isn't.I wish eating out was always a good experience like this, but so rarely is.

Atmosphere: 4

Food: 5

Service: 5

Henry Ainsworth

Venison was ground and served with ground pork over noodles. Very disappointing dish.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 3

Service: 5

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