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Kanu Lounge

Certificate of Excellence
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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7 Whiteface Inn Ln, Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1275 (86)
+1 518-523-0500
17:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We sat in front of a beautiful roaring fireplace. There was a great selection of wines and food. I had the wild mushroom risotto (perfect) and my husband had the steak. Very tender, tasty and cooked to perfection. If you go at Christmas they have a 32 foot tree!!

Thank straight-shooter324
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to this restaurant regularly when we stat at the whiteface lodge. It has a broad, interesting menu and a warm environment with two fireplaces and couches as well as tables. On weekends there is a live signer which adds to the warmth. Zack the bartender is creative and personable, and all the servers are wonderful.

Thank cyclingmaster
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly bar staff - got a cool special drink made. Prices are high but such a beautiful rustic atmosphere. Fridays and Saturdays the guitar player is great! Come here to hear Vinnie Leddick and his adirondack sounds!

Thank TopBloke999
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The breakfast buffet is included with the room rate and is quite expensive if you come in from off the street. It is however a good selection. There is fresh fruit salad, yogurt, cereal and all the regular hot items like bacon, sausage, eggs, French toast. Having stayed here several times I have the feeling they would cater to whatever... More 

Thank travellingmom2015
Hauppauge, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such an awesome room to dine in. I've only eaten breakfast in the Kanu Lounge but on the two long weekends we have stayed I am always impressed. The food was plentiful, very fresh and full of choices. You can have the buffet that is way above average or order off the menu. The wait staff is attentive and professional.

Thank ibuy4sb
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food really isn't so bad but the chef can be inconsistent. I've had a dish that was so grossly overdone, turned back, and return golden. There was also a hair in my breakfast. Hairnets and more attention to details please...

Thank jiy0ung2
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, service and view. We were guests here so it was also convenient. Very enjoyable experience

Thank sandman12016
Hingham, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Breakfast was included in our stay. We had the Breakfast buffet both mornings and the food was plain and bland not really much taste to it at all. Would not go back if i had to pay for it. Would not choose the breakfast option again.

Thank greatwolfe123
Ottawa, Canada
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69 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The food was nothing special, but the service was good and the decor was beautiful. Are you there for the food or the look, you might ask. But hey, just once in a while, it's ok to be silly and pay extra for the look when you're there for eating ;)

Thank NPFan2014
Ottawa, Canada
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108 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We just enjoyed our 19th dinner at Kanu. Complimentary Valet parking is available as you drive up. Perfectly welcoming gentlemen. They set the perfect time for a nice evening. The lodge is stunning and cozy. The dining room is huge with cathedral ceilings and gorgeous chandeliers. Everything is made from logs... Even the salt and pepper shakers! The tables are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Whiteface Inn Ln, Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1275
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid
  • Phone Number: +1 518-523-0500
Join executive Chef David Haick and the culinary team in Kanu for their take on eclectic New American cuisine; seasonal ingredients with a union of flavors complimented by a distinct presentation.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?