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963 Friends Lake Road, Chestertown, NY 12817 (Murphy Road)
+1 518-494-4751
17:00 - 20:30
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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Waterford, Connecticut
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92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Typical country inn with pretentions of being something out of the ordinary. Menu is attractive, wine selection quite extensive but outrageously overpriced, meal preparation was adequate but not of the quality that would make this a destination choice. We did not stay overnight, but the accommodations looked attractive and comfortable. Overall, an average experience in a setting that would suggest... More 

1 Thank didr
Gansevoort, New York
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

They used to be better. Beautiful location, but really needs to maybe have some nice music playing and a better menu, not so pricey, maybe more unique options for the location.

2 Thank GeoffsgirlLA
Warwick, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

On 10/15/16 my wife and I decided to revisit this restaurant we once visited 21 years ago. (We live 4 hours away) I called ahead to make a reservation,and as we suspected, the place was booked.However, the woman who answered my call stated there was availability in their "Tap Room". Just to be on the safe side, I asked if... More 

1 Thank jimmyd252
Augusta, GA
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1,224 reviews
450 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 472 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We were guests at the Inn and didn't want to drive anywhere for dinner since we had been driving all day, so we ate here. It was very nice. There was a good menu and a great wine list. Our server, Nicole, was very hard working and helped make our meal enjoyable. We had the pork chop and the cioppino... More 

Thank Kay M
Boston, MA
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

How do you screw up chicken and salmon? By trying too hard. That's what we experienced in the early off season at this restaurant. The ample filet of salmon was accompanied by what I can only describe as some sort of lumpy white sauce on either side. Chicken had a cold pilaf of cous cous with tepid sautéed spinach on... More 

Thank mOmwteens9
New York
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We went because it was close to our guest house. Large dining room, practically empty. Didn't love the menu or the food.

1 Thank Dancesonbeach
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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168 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

We stayed, and dined at the friend's lake Inn several years ago and the experience was great. While staying elsewhere in the area this time we decided to have dinner here. The dining room was still beautifully rustic and the restaurant still has an extensive wine list. The service was very good. Unfortunately the food quality had declined. My dish... More 

Thank Dogchow2
Peru, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

We ate in the taproom. I had a salmon special that was incredible. My husband had the wild boar, which was just ok. Basic pulled pork on hamburger roll. Waitress was very sweet and attentive.

Thank bostace
Montreal, Canada
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

This is a classy restaurant that serves top notch, delectable gourmet food and has an amazing wine list for those who are wine connoisseurs. they have their own wine cellar which is well known. I have been going back every summer for 10 years. I cannot say I have had ever had a bad meal here. The wait staff are... More 

Thank Queen0fFun
Schroon Lake NY
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

New owners are giving this all the love and care their guests deserve. I haven't had the luxury of staying at the Inn, but do bring my special guests over for fine dining. My first date with my future husband at the time we here by the fireplace with one of their great wines. A wine cellar to die for!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
American, International
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 963 Friends Lake Road, Chestertown, NY 12817
    (Murphy Road)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Chestertown
  • Phone Number: +1 518-494-4751

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?