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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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Familyof3tourist
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped by for lunch while on Spring Break Ski Trip. The restaurant was packed so Ciara kindly allowed us to sit outside (in the middle of February!). She lit the gas fireplace, served us tea and a warm lunch. We loved the ambiance and especially watching people playing hockey and skating on the lake. Loved the view.

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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed the scene. They don't take reservations but I found a seat at the bar. This place has it's charm, you'll either hate it or love it. The menu is limited but perfect. The view lovely and with an outdoor patio it keeps things pretty busy.

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Thank vanletmtl
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for some hot cocktails after walking around town. Very cute little place! Good drink selection.

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Thank Christina K
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely little place with fireplaces inside and out. The nachos are to die for. Don't go on the ice! My friend fell thru the ice

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Thank Josh D
MLI, Manager at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at The Cottage. We’re glad you enjoyed the nachos. They are very popular. We’re sorry your friend fell through the ice on Mirror Lake. We do post when our ice rink here at The Cottage is safe to be on or not. We hope we have the pleasure of your return. Sincerely, Christopher Jarvis Director of... More 

Cohoes,NY
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95 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great recovery or meeting spot . Our group met and devoured lunch . A different menu supplied and was very tasty. We'll be back.A good selection of draft/craft beers on tap.

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MLI, Manager at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us at The Cottage. We’re glad you enjoyed lunch and our draft/craft beers available on tap. The bloody mary’s are very popular. We look forward to your return. Sincerely, Christopher Jarvis Director of Rooms Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More 

Ajax, Canada
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved the atmosphere of this cozy Cottage, nestled right on Mirror Lake. The view of the mountains and dog sled team was delightful as I enjoyed a delicious salad and delightful Orange Ginger Beer. It is a busy little restaurant with great meal options and a cottage decor.

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MLI, Manager at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us at The Cottage. We’re glad that you enjoyed your lunch with the views of Mirror Lake, mountains and dog sledding on the ice. We hope we will have the pleasure of your return. Sincerely, Christopher Jarvis Director of Rooms Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More 

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53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went there on a cold, snowy day. The ambiance was wonderful. It is by the mirror lake, which was completely frozen when we were there and it felt like we are in the winter wonderland. People were with their sled dogs and kids were playing ice hokey on the frozen lake. We had the warm Brussels... More 

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MLI, Manager at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us at The Cottage! We’re happy that you enjoyed the winter wonderland views of the lake, mountains, dog sledding and ice hockey and that you felt the warm brussel sprout salad was delicious. It is very popular! We hope you stop in again. Sincerely, Christopher Jarvis Director of Rooms Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More 

Sanford, Florida
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my favorite restaurants in Lake Placid. Situated directly on Mirror Lake with a great bar and comfortably limited menu. Parking is provided and the staff is like family. A few televisions for your weekend sports and it is better than home!

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Thank VanDan65
MLI, Manager at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us at The Cottage. We’re happy that we’re one of your favorite restaurants in Lake Placid and that you enjoy the bar, menu and televised sports. We look forward to your return. Sincerely, Christopher Jarvis Director of Rooms Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More 

pensacola beach
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed wonderful baked brie and flatbread pizzas. The food was very good. We enjoyed watching skaters on frozen Mirror Lake.

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Thank eatingout_10
MLI, Manager at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at The Cottage. We’re glad that you enjoyed the baked brie, flatbread pizzas and watching skaters on Mirror Lake. We hope we have the pleasure of your return. Sincerely, Christopher Jarvis Director of Rooms Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More 

Canandaigua, New York
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always visit The Cottage becaue the view is the best in Lake Placid. The food is generally good, although this visit we had spinach artichoke dip that was EXTREMELY dry, so we only ate part of it. The prices are a bit high, but this is to be expected since it is part of Mirror Lake Inn. There are... More 

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MLI, Manager at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at The Cottage. We’re happy that you always visit The Cottage when you’re in Lake Placid. We’re sorry that you were disappointed with the spinach and artichoke dip this time. It is one of our most popular items. We hope you mentioned this to your server so they could fix it. We look forward to seeing... 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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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?