Chair 6 manages to turn what sound like normal dishes on paper into something great on your plate. Known for their use of high quality, organic ingredients, Chair 6 puts out amazing food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For breakfast, anything on the menu is good, but take a risk and go for something a little more non-traditional like their famous sweet potato pancakes with Adirondack maple syrup. The sweetness of the potato and syrup contrasts nicely with the freshly brewed coffee. For dinner, start off with a bottle of wine; the food here is delicious, but takes time.
An intimate, fire-lit Lake Placid restaurant that takes full advantage of their location right on the lake.
Artisans is an intimate, fire-lit Lake Placid restaurant that takes full advantage of their location right on the lake. The high windows and porches give you a great view as you browse the menu that utilizes the freshest regional ingredients to create a unique New American cuisine. Although options are generally limited to six per course, each choice is delicious and beautifully presented. Try the loin of spring lamb—tender, with chickpea panisse, panache of vegetables, and thyme jus. The wine list is large, so pick a bottle (wine by the glass is limited) that will compliment your meal.
Hidden in a strip mall, Caffe Rustica is a Lake Placid secret.
The restaurant is located in a strip mall, so it looks less than exciting from the outside, but give it a chance and you’ll be pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere is cozy and comforting even though the seating is tight and it can get rather loud. Rustica fills up quickly starting at about 5:30 p.m. so arrive early or prepare to wait for up to an hour. Start off with the crab cakes. They are roasted to perfection (not fried) and come with a delicious tomato remoulade. If you are looking for a more casual meal, the pizzas are delicious.