The following restaurants are our favorite North Country dining destinations. Most would be classified as “bistro style”. Two – in Glens Falls – are slightly outside the Adirondack Blue Line, but are still an easy drive from Lake George. I am not suggesting these are the “ten best restaurants”in the Adirondacks. They are “our favorites” for a variety of reasons – a solid kitchen that thinks local and fresh, comfortable casual space, maybe a friendly bar or a well chosen reasonably priced wine list (and ideally all of the above). Click through the links for more details, reviews, and links to menus and restaurant websites.
barVino, North Creek
Great food, great bar, great people. Your home away from home.
Bistro Tallulah, Glens Falls
Classic bistro menu with small plate offerings.
Eat & Meet Grill & Larder, Saranac Lake
The proverbial diamond in the rough. Just sit down and eat.
Bistro Le Roux, Lake George
Fun bistro style menu, nice bar & wine flight offerings
Farmhouse at the Top of the World, Lake George
These folks are serious about their produce, and wow – what they do with it!.
Friends Lake Inn, Chestertown
A prettier place (or better wine list) will be hard to find.
Liquids & Solids ~ Lake Placid
Charcuterie & small plates. Color me happy!
Turtle Island Cafe, Willsboro
Extraordinary kitchen in a casual setting.
The Uptown, Hague ~ Lake George
A newcomer, but it was love at first sight. Seasonal
Paradox Lodge, Lake Placid
I saved the best for last. Don’t miss it (but watch out for the guy in the kitchen).
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