If you have been coming to the Adirondacks long enough, you have been to this place, or one just like it. Before the Northway, there was Route 9, running from Westchester to the Canadian border. Route 9 weaved its way through every town on the map, and every town had a roadside restaurant, maybe two, that looked just like UpRiver Cafe.
The Grist Mill has long been one of the Lake George region’s most popular dinner destinations. The restaurant opened forty years ago this summer, in a repurposed mill that had been built one hundred fifty years before that. In 2015, new owners, Ash and Jaime Anand took over the reins, but the most noticeable change to date has just been the restaurants calendar, which stayed open through the winter Thursday through Sunday. They kept the restaurant’s chef, Colin Chase, who had apprenticed with the Grist Mill’s former chef / owner Chris Lambeth.
The Uptown in Hague on Lake George is the real deal. A first-rate kitchen preparing fresh local ingredients with creative riffs on traditional dishes. One of the best restaurants in the Adirondacks and one of our “Top 10 North Country Favorites”
Brunetto’s Restaurant 3579 Route 9 (@ Northway Exit 23) Warrensburg, NY 12845 (518) 623 1041 (no reservations) Dinner: Thursday through Saturday This review was updated on March 29, 2014. Read that review here. The menu is printed at the bottom of the post. The restaurant traditionally closes from mid-April through mid-May. Brunetto’s is located on Route […]
The Bistro LeRoux Open Kitchen with Wood Fired Oven 668 Rte 149 (at Bay Rd) Lake George, NY 12845 (Phn) 518-798-2982 www.bistroleroux.com Dinner ~ Tuesday through Sunday Bistro LeRoux has now been open for a little over a year. It is located at the intersection of Route 149 and Bay Rd, about three miles east […]
Dining Out in Lake George The Farmhouse at the Top of the World 441 Lockhart Mountain Road Lake George, NY 12845 Reservations: 518.668.3000 www.farmhousefood.com Lunch & Dinner, Wednesday through Sunday Open seasonally – May through October Finding a great dining experience in Lake George has always presented a challenge. Like most Adirondack vacation communities, business […]
Martha’s Dandee Crème Route 9 Queensbury, NY Open 7 Days from 11 AM There is no surer or more welcome sign of spring in the North Country than seeing the lights come back on at Martha’s ice cream stand in Queensbury. Located on Route 9 just south of Lake George near Great Escape, Martha’s has […]