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 **is recently opened and has a Southwestern-South American influenced menu.
Marsha’s Family Restaurant, Pete’s Ahh serve both breakfast and lunch. Café Sarah has lite breakfast options and great sandwiches. Black Mountain Lodge has a very good casual dinner.*BarVino is a wine bar with “big wines, small plates” and great atmosphere! 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!
Cafe Adirondack (Thurs-Sun) 518-494-5800 is a BYOB with good food.
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 Ryefield for casual fun relaxed atmosphere. The Sagamore’s Hotel’s, Club Grill (steak and grill fine ding) at the golf course and the main hotel’s dining room are both good options. It’s beautiful to walk around the resorts grounds- its an island on Lake George – you drive over their bridge to get to it. In late spring-early autumn Sagamore’s boat, The Morgan, does a lunch and a dinner tour that showcases the spectacular lake’s scenery.
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.
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!