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“Okay food with oversized portions”
Review of The Brown Dog Cafe & Wine Bar - CLOSED

The Brown Dog Cafe & Wine Bar
Price range: US$8 - US$34
Cuisines: American, French
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Description: In our 16th year as Lake Placid's premiere wine bar with award winning wines paired with an eclectic French American fare in a quaint, romantic and Art Gallery setting over looking Mirror Lake or have a bite and a glass of wine in our Bar and lounge- serving both Lunch and in between cafe menu and Dinner everyday.
Reviewed 7 July 2014

This restaurant offered a great view of Mirror Lake from its dining room. Once I removed the caramelized onions from inside my Smoked Duck Quesadilla appetizer, I found it quite to my liking...pleasant and tasty, but it was enough for two people. The soup - I think it was potato cheddar...was okay. Had the sugar-seared Scottish Salmon entrée, but it was not as impressive as in the description. The sugar was almost not there, and it was slightly overdone, with very little seasoning. The lavender vanilla crème brulee for dessert was good, but the surface was over-torched so that it came off the top as one complete dark brown, chewy disk. Overall, the food was average, the ambience and view were better. It was too much money for the quality.

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1  Thank E H
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

We often stop here when visiting Placid. Truthfully, I liked the old smaller location better but this new spot does come with a nice view of Mirror Lake. We normally get a sandwich with a local brew. Love the Malla sandwich and the make your own menu works well. Homemade potato salad works well with the sandwiches.

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Thank Bob_Haight
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Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

Had a great evening at The Brown Dog, sampling wines and chatting with the owner until last call. Mr. Tenant also set us up with a boat rental for the next day. Thanks again!

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Thank Oakley M
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Haven't been there is awhile (we go to Lake Placid several times a year and eat out nearly every night) so we tried this again. Very good.....well worth a visit! We most certainly will go again!

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2  Thank Rascal1226
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

We found this café while shopping in Lake Placid. The dining room is tucked behind the bar and it has a view of Mirror Lake. The menu is creative & local. The service was good. We thought it was the best option in the downtown shopping area.

Thank Sharon G
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