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The Brown Dog Cafe & Wine Bar - CLOSED

2431 Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3370
+1 518-523-3036
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (21 reviews)
“salad” (37 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Wine Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2431 Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3370
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11 - 20 of 571 reviews

Reviewed 24 August 2016

We ate here last week for dinner. We sat at a table overlooking Mirror Lake - very romantic. I had the Salade Maison which was excellent but I found the French Onion Gratinee a bit bland. The mussels were superb and the scallops cooked perfectly....More

2  Thank sonia p
Kelly T, Owner at The Brown Dog Cafe & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2016

Lets break this down.... The View-Romantic...Salade Maison, Mussels & Scallops..Excellent. We got an average review because of a spider and his pals... that we certainly didn't ask to visit our window>??????? UMMMMM....ok. I will evict him ASAP, if we haven't...already???? Glad you thought your food...More

Reviewed 22 August 2016

Came here for a late lunch with the kids (12 and 16). Led us through to an AMAZING table in the back overlooking Mirror Lake! I had the poached lobster sandwich - unbelievable, I felt like Gordon Ramsay getting the good treatment. Kids had French...More

1  Thank Braavosi
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Very welcoming team, good food send beet, and happy for our spaniel puppy to come and sit at the front. Cheese plate was good, mussels great. So we were pleased with our evening and will return

Thank Henry A
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Our hotel brochure told us it was dog friendly so we decided to go there. Upon arrival we were excited to eat and it was a good idea to have a dog water bowl outside the restaurant. We go ask for outside seating. They do...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

It's hard to ruin a veggie burger. They did. Deep fried yuck. Sorry. Not good. Partners lobster roll was only OK, nothing great.

1  Thank Eva G
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I'm from Canada and while visiting we stopped in here. Veal was excellent! I have never had it before and it was very flavourful and a good serving. Would definitely return.

Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 29 July 2016

This place was quite a surprise, hidden along the main street it looks like an ordinary place but the service and food were excellent. The wait staff were attentive and the food service was good. I ate with a large party and they were able...More

Thank stormcloud187
Reviewed 27 July 2016

The view of Mirror Lake is really beautiful, maybe that is why the prices are high and the food mediocre. I had the scallops and Meyer lemon risotto, there were three scallops, three! The risotto was practically crunchy with little to no lemon. Also, beware...More

1  Thank mimi306
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

After reviewing several menus in town I was attracted to the unique flavors and lakeside seating here. Looked like many dishes were made from local ingredients which was also a plus. We weren't sure what to expect when both tables around us had credits made...More

Thank Amy L
Reviewed 22 July 2016

When I saw the name, I didn't expect a fine dining experience so I was very pleased with the outcome. The place was right in the middle of town, main strip, and was located right on the lake. The setting was very quiet with smooth...More

Thank Elizabeth S
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$8 - US$34
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2431 Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3370
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid
  • Phone Number: +1 518-523-3036
  • E-mail
In our 16th year as Lake Placid's premiere wine bar with award winning wines paired with an eclectic French American fare in a quaint, romantic and Art Gallery setting over looking Mirror Lake or have a bite and a glass of wine in our Bar and lounge- serving both Lunch and in between cafe menu and Dinner everyday.
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