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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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Niskayuna, New York
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220 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We usually make this our first stop when we arrive in Lake Placid. They have the best bloody marys in town. The view is great. This time we had the chili, which was awesome and the "secret recipe" artichoke dip. One of the best I have had. It is chunky and not cheesy and you have to scoop onto your... More 

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Pottersville, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were seated almost upon arrival. We were given a window seat overlooking the lake. Service was pleasant, food excellent!

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Thank Robert G
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The cottage is an adorable restaurant located right on mirror lake. The lake provides an unreal backdrop to an already adorable interior. It is a casual place to stop after skiing or any time really. The food was delicious. My pulled pork sandwich was one of the best i've had. Two words: pretzel bun. The drinks were great, and the... More 

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albany new york
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78 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First i want to let you know 99.9% of the time you will have to wait to be seated. If the weather is nice they have a nice patio and in the winter time the fireplace is always going. We are so happy to find The Cottage. It is just a short distance from downtown across from the Mirror Lake... More 

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Palmer, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good dinner pick for a cozy atmosphere (fire burning inside and out) and some unique and yummy eats. Was a little surprised many of the menu options were sandwiches, not so much dinner entrees. Spinach and artichoke dip was a great starter - lots of artichoke, not a heavy creamy texture. Spicy Siracha chicken w/avocado on a preztel bun was... More 

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Albany, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived just in time for a small table for 2 by the window in the corner. Beautiful sunny day with blue skies. Couldn't beat the view or atmosphere. What a nice cozy place. Service was fast and friendly. Drinks arrived quickly, husband loved his Bloody Mary. We split the nachos with chili and the pulled pork sandwich. Both were delicious.... More 

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent choice for dinner Very cozy, great food & service We ordered baked Brie cheese, it was very tasty & unique, good choice for sharing. The rest of the orders were three sandwiches: pulled pork on a pretzel roll, and which the roll made the big decision for the order, and a very fresh chicken salad with a fruity taste.... More 

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Vineland, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always cozy, always fun cocktail of the day, and always great food. Comfort food , stews and soups, and great sandwiches . Fireplace warms and the view is beautiful!

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MLI, Director of Sales at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us again at The Cottage. We’re glad we’re one of your favorite places in Lake Placid and that you always feel it is fun and cozy with great food. We look forward to your return. Sincerely, Christopher Jarvis Director of Rooms More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Warm Brussels sprouts salad was an amazing blend of flavors. Wild mushroom strew in a bread bowl was excellent! Wonderful garlic flavor! However, although the first round of Bloody Cesar's was excellent, forgetting the horseradish in the second round was a mistake that you would not expect from a "four diamond" restaurant (as documented by the employee name tags"). Normally... More 

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MLI, Manager at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at The Cottage. We’re glad that you enjoyed the Brussels Sprouts Salad and the Wild Mushroom Stew. They are very popular. The standard recipe for a Bloody Caesar is vodka, salt, celery salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, tobacco sauce and Clamato juice though we do typically ask our guests if they would like Horseradish to be added.... More 

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225 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting menu, nice service, great location and view of the lake. Cozy and ideal if you want a burger, salad, nachos or casual eats. I would go back.

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Thank Globaljoan
MLI, Director of Sales at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at The Cottage. We’re happy that you enjoyed our service, location and view of the lake as well as our menu. We look forward to your return. Sincerely, Christopher Jarvis Director of Rooms 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
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?