Dining Near the Finest of Upstate NY Adirondack Hotels

For groups booking the entire Lodge (5 rooms), caterers, 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. Looking for a private chef for a special “tete a tete” or catering? Call Whisk and Wine 518-538-2725 for dinner or catering for 2-100 or Chef Stephen Wright 518-681-9589!

Restaurant options within a close driving distance (5 minutes to ½ hour) of our Adirondack hotel. Do not trust google- please call directly for hours and days open!

*Please note: days open/closed can fluctuate from season to season. In general restaurants are 100% open, and take out. Many have outdoor seating options (seasonally).

Chestertown/Brant Lake

The Bullhouse *makes a great tableside “guac” and has a Southwestern-South American influenced menu. Main St Ice Cream* is the quintessential luncheon spot. Be sure to save room for dessert! Friends Lake Inn *518-494-4751 is very close. They have a fine dining menu they serve in either the historic main dining room or in Birch Terrace. OP Fredericks 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 . The Panther Mountain House is a bar in Chestertown with a good burger and sandwich menu. The “P-House” serves take out and late, and delivers pizza (on weekends) and The Odd Duck (summer only) offers casual dining. In Brant Lake, check out The Hub (only summer-fall)* for light eats, amazing beer bar and great live entertainment!

North Creek/Johnsburg

barVino* has fantastic eclectic dining and an awesome craft brew and wine selection has re-opened under new ownership! Café Sarah* has lite breakfast options and great sandwiches and cappuccino. The Black Mountain Lodge Restaurant has recently re-opened. Garnet Hill has good casual dinner (go early for a walk around the property or a drink at the pub) . Check out Beaver Brook Outfitters just north of North Creek on Rt 28 for fabulous take out Tues-Sat 4-8. The Barking Spider is a great bar – and small bar menu! Basil and Wick’s* has a nice bar, and features “Pop-up” chefs on different days check their facebook page for offerings. The Inn on Gore has a nice convivial bar, bar food and casual fare. Beck’s has a German-Alpine inspired atmosphere and menu. Be sure to check out the beer yurts and entertainment on weekends! Look for the pizza shop called Hey Daze!


Cafe Adirondack 518-494-5800 is a funky, fun spot with an extensive menu and good food.

Schroon Lake

Sticks and Stones* (6 days- lots of outside seating) has great wood-fired pizza and lots of other great options! Nice outdoor seating. The Trailbreak at the north end of town is doing a great job as is Pitkins in the middle of town.


The Owl at Twilight* (open May-October)*is another great “foodie” destination! Lovely outdoor and porch seating.


You must try The Bond 1786*** for excellent fine dining! This is formerly known as the Merrill Magee House. The owner and staff are from the former Grist Mill. Guests really love The Pizza Shop and Tommy-Guns (both are Pizzerias) .  Lizzie Keays serves lunch and dinner. For the ultimate hot dogs and Greek Salads, try New Way Lunch!

Bolton Landing

Enjoy walking in Bolton Landing on Lake George, a scenic 20 minute drive from our Adirondack resort. Bolton has a nice downtown shopping-restaurant-bar area to park and walk through; there is also a plethora of very good dining options. Beyond the Sea*(closed on Tuesdays)– full fine dining menu with lots of options and great seafood, Fredericks – good food, nice variety. The open air deck is nice in the summer. Cate’s Italian Garden – good Italian, and Chateau on the Lake* (only summer-fall) for upscale dining at its finest. The Sagamore Hotel’s, Club Grill (steak and grill fine dining) at the golf course and the main hotel’s dining room La Bella Vita are both good options (limited outside reservations depending on their “in-house” guest count). It’s beautiful to walk around the resort grounds- it’s an island on Lake George- you drive over their bridge to get to it. Outside of Bolton is the Algonquin – right on the water. Great afternoon drink spot in the summer.

Diamond Point

The Inn at Erlowest* has excellent dining overlooking Lake George.

Lake George

In general, Lake George Village does not have any fine dining- a lot of casual fare and t-shirt/trinket shops, miniature golf, etc… Long standing restaurants of note are The Log Jam which offers an incredible salad bar and Mario’s.

* denotes Sharon and Greg’s personal favorites – all highly recommended!

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