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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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Indian Lake, United States
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The view is always beautiful, even on a cloudy, rainy day. The dining room may be small, no outdoor dining this time of year, but the food always fresh and satisfying. Nice luncheon selection.

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Thank Mary S
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Linda welcomed us like we were family. My mother is very hard of hearing and Linda was patient and kind while explaining the menu. We drive 4 hours to get to Lake Placid and never miss breakfast or lunch at the Cottage Cafe. The food is wonderful, the view is romantic and we are going to decorate our family room... More 

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Thank Karen M
Sarasota, Florida
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a family owned establishment, the Weibrecht family. They have owned the property for quite some years and of course, their recent claim to fame is their son Andrew who won the Silver medal in GS Alpine racing at Sochii and the Bronze medal in Vancouver. The cottage is a terrific small eatery and bar for many of the... More 

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Wellington, Canada
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful setting on the outdoor patio overlooking Mirror Lake. A good selection of lighter foods on the menu, excellent salads. A great spot on a warm summer evening.

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Thank sharonhugh2015
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this restaurant as number 3 in LP and wanted to give it a try. Menu was good with surprising dishes. Service was average. Had to ask twice for new drinks. When leaving the restaurant, no goodbye was heard from the staff. Feels like they are just after your money.

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Thank DutchTon
MLI, Manager at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at The Cottage. We are glad that you liked the menu with surprising dishes. I am sorry that we fell short on our service and that you were not acknowledged upon leaving. This is not typical of our guests’ experiences and we hope that you will give us another opportunity to serve you again in the... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went here in October of 2016 while celebrating our anniversary. This was one of our favorite spots! We came here for lunch. The restaurant is a little small but you can't beat the views - 5 star for sure. We had the tomato, avocado caprese salad and the apricot almond chicken salad sandwich that came with... More 

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Thank Jamie E
MLI, Manager at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at Cottage in October. We’re glad that we’re one of your favorite spots and that you enjoyed your lunch and service. We look forward to your return. Sincerely, Christopher Jarvis Director of Rooms Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More 

Albany, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks 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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Thank JMR8428
MLI, Manager at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your loyal patronage at The Cottage. We’re delighted that you consistently enjoy the menu options, service, views and location. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Sincerely, Christopher Jarvis Director of Rooms Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More 

Manlius, New York
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
MLI, Manager at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at The Cottage. We’re happy that you enjoy the food and views and that you recognize that we’re always making improvements. We look forward to your return. Sincerely, Christopher Jarvis Director of Rooms Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More 

Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks 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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Thank Sherisse B
MLI, Manager at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at The Cottage. We’re glad that you enjoyed the food, service and ambiance. We appreciate your recommendation of the warm Brussel sprout salad and mushroom stew. They are very popular. We hope we have the pleasure of your return. Sincerely, Christopher Jarvis Director of Rooms Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More 

Boston, MA
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

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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Thank Ooglethorpe
MLI, Manager at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at The Cottage. We’re happy that you enjoyed the food, service, atmosphere and views. The Cobble Hill is one of our most popular sandwiches and we’re glad that your wife enjoyed it. We hope you visit us again soon. Sincerely, Christopher Jarvis Director of Rooms Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Cuisine
American, Bar, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, 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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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?