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Cottage Cafe

77 Mirror Lake Dr, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3802
+1 518-302-3045
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (152 reviews)
“baked brie” (15 reviews)
“sandwich” (59 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
77 Mirror Lake Dr, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3802
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Reviewed today

We were out exploring and decided to find lunch, at 2:30 in the afternoon. The Cottage got great reviews on both TripAdvisor (my standard) and Facebook (my wife's standard), so we decided to try it...looking forward to the beautiful views of Mirror Lake off their...More

Thank AndyV2011
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Cafe with marvelous food simple but with a flair, there is nothing usual about this place except you can have most of what is on the menu anywhere but not half as good. Beautiful situation with a terrace on the lake. Service was professional kind...More

Thank Jelswiss
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were in Lake Placid to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. We happened upon this quaint, sweet restaurant, directly overlooking beautiful Mirror Lake. It was a great spot for a romantic lunch. The menu includes a wide enough variety of yummy looking...More

1  Thank suz1sam
Reviewed 1 week ago

My first time to Lake Placid/ Mirror Lake was so enjoyable... a great walking town and beautiful scenery! We happened upon the cottage on our walk... such a cozy little place and you would expect the prices to be much higher than they are. The...More

Thank johnthedentist64
Reviewed 1 week ago

Met friends for dinner. Loved the brussel sprout salad, huge so was glad I was slitting it. Food was very good, service was fine, portions large and great view. Would certainly return!

Thank Lori Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

The real allure of this restaurant is undoubtedly the view of pretty Mirror Lake from the patio. Alas, we visited on a chilly September evening after dark, but were nevertheless charmed by the cozy atmosphere, good service and food (try the tuna), and a fine...More

1  Thank vandermint
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cottage Cafe, which is part of the Mirror Lake Lodge, is a pleasant place for lunch. It overlooks Mirror Lake. The food is very good. The six of us each had a different entree. All were very good. The prices are a little high...More

1  Thank harste
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend and I took a mini road trip today.. No traffic on the roads and the town was nearly empty! Was it the rain or the fact that everyone leaves town on Labor Day? Didn't matter, we enjoyed ourselves immensely. Nightlight was our late...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was average and the restaurant was a bit dark and very crowded. The restaurant sits on the edge of the lake and our expectations were bigger than reality.

Thank Kate B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife wanted to be outside, see the lake and have a nice meal-this place was a home run. We had the warm brussel sprouts and bacon salad (we shared) and it was delicious. Wine of course was involved it was reasonably priced and they...More

Thank Ken S
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Questions & Answers
30 May 2017|
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Response from MLI | Property representative |
Thank you for your question! During peak season when we are serving food on the patio we cannot allow dogs. Off season when we are not serving food on the patio, but have our fireplace going we would allow a dog to sit with... More
Kelsey M
14 August 2016|
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Response from MLI | Property representative |
Thank you for your question and for being our guest at The Cottage! It is currently $12 for the Cobble Hill & $16 for the Top Round! We will get the online menu updated!
Gina O
24 May 2016|
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Response from MLI | Property representative |
Thank you for the question. No, The Cottage does not take reservations. It is first come, first serve. Hours are 11:30am-10pm for food and cocktails past that until approx 1am. A popular lakefront pub atmosphere - open year... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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