Dining Near the Finest of Upstate NY Adirondack Hotels
For groups booking the entire Lodge (5 rooms), special themed dinners and wine tastings are available. Please inquire through The Fern Lodge if you are interested in this option to be sure we can accommodate the request.
Restaurant options within a close driving distance (5 minutes to ½ hour) of our Adirondack hotel.
* Please note: days open/closed can fluctuate from season to season
The Friends Lake Inn* 518-494-4751 is very close-. They have a fine dining menu and great wine list in the historic main dining room and they offer a light menu in the Bistro/Winebar. Main St Ice Cream* is the quintessential luncheon spot but they also serve an additional entrée or 2 in the evening. Be sure to save room for dessert! OP Fredericks (closed Mondays) has casual fare, burgers and such but also nice pasta, chicken and beef entrees. Good food and a nice bar in a nice casual setting. The Place serves casual Italian. Suzy Q’s in Brant Lake is also casual fare with an Adirondack motif. Hemlock Lodge and The Panther Mountain House have a bar in Chestertown with a good burger and sandwich menu. The “P-House” serves take out and late! Luna Pizza serves homemade pizza fare – try their white pizza…. The Bullhouse **makes a great tableside “guac” and has a Southwestern-South American influenced menu. The Silver Star and The Deer Crossing offer casual dining (and The Deer Crossing offers Polish fare on Fridays!).
Marsha’s Family Restaurant, Pete’s Ahh serve both breakfast and lunch. Café Sarah has lite breakfast options and great sandwiches. *BarVino is a great bar with food coming soon! The Barking Spider is a great bar- food coming soon! At Copperfield’s try casual fare at Trapper’s. Pete’s Ahh has really great pizza! Basil and Wick’s has a nice bar, nice dinner menu and a great après ski selection of appetizers. Izzy’s Deli and Gourmet Shop* has great sandwiches and picnic fixings! Hopefully, Black Mountain Lodge is reopening soon!
Cafe Adirondack (Thurs-Sun) 518-494-5800 is a BYOB with good food.
Sticks and Stones* has great wood-fired pizza and lots of other great options!
The Owl at Twilight (Thursday-Monday, 6/25-mid-August only)** great food and wine list worth the extra drive!
The Grist Mill (Thursday-Sunday) great atmosphere and food! Make sure you check out the view over the water from outside the bar…. Brunetto’s has great food- and a lot of it! Lizzie Kaey’s serves lunch and dinner and Willow’s Bistro* has a great lunch.
Bolton Landing On Lake George
On Lake George has a nice downtown shopping-restaurant-bar area to park and walk through, there is a plethora of very good dining options; Lakeside Lodge Grill – full fine dining menu with lots of options, Fredericks – good food, nice variety. The open air deck is nice in the summer. Cate’s Italian Garden – good Italian, and the new Chateau on the Lake* for upscale dining at its finest. The Sagamore’s Hotel’s, Club Grill (steak and grill fine ding) at the golf course and the main hotel’s dining room La Bell Vita are both good options. Its beautiful to walk around the resorts grounds- its an island on Lake George- you drive over their bridge to get to it. .
Outside of Bolton is the Algonquin – right on the water. Fine dining upstairs and more casual attire in the downstairs. Great afternoon drink spot in the summer.
The Inn at Erlowest* has excellent dining overlooking Lake George.
The Uptown** (518)543-6202– farm to table (Tuesday-Saturday summer only) – well worth the drive)
In general Lake George Village does not have any fine dining- a lot of casual fare and t-shirt/trinket shops, miniature golf, etc, etc. Two long standing restaurants of note are The Log Jam and Mario’s.
On the East side of Lake George is The Farm House* (summer-fall only) at the Top of the World Golf Course. They serve a fantastic memorable menu all grown in their own garden or from area farms. Dining at its finest.
* denotes Sharon and Greg’s personal favorites – all highly recommended!