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Kanu Lounge

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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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7 Whiteface Inn Ln, Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1275 (86)
+1 518-523-0500
17:30 - 22:00
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Ottawa, Ontario
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

Ate here for NYE so fixed menu for adults. Kids could order off regular kids menu. Portions were tiny and we were all still hungry after appetizer, bread and main course (except for one of the kids who had a burger, that was farily big). So we ordered dessert. Waitress said the ice cream sandwich was fairly big so we... More 

Thank newfiegirl27
Saranac Lake, New York
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

We stopped at Kanu for dessert tonight. We ordered espresso, an espresso martini and an ice cream sandwich dessert. The dessert was actually two homemade ice cream sandwiches cut into halves. One of the sandwiches was very different from the other, while they looked the same, they didn't taste the same. One was dry, with an aftertaste like freezer burn.... More 

Thank KellyWight
eastern shore, maryland
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

First the good.. The wait staff and bartender were courteous and attentive. The truffle fries were good so if you go there for these fries and a beverage then I think you'll be happy. The atmosphere in the lounge was cozy. Here's where we were let down.. I felt the dinner menu didn't offer enough variety. I didn't memorize the... More 

Thank CrabbyDollfin
Nashua, NH
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

I was really looking forward to returning to the lodge for lunch and taking in the beauty of it's surroundings. We were seated in the lounge area and the only view I had was outside so I wasn't thrilled with our seating. There were 4 of us and we had tea/cocoa 3 pizza's and one hamburger with 2 desserts. The... More 

Thank NativeNHite
Jersey City, New Jersey
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

We went there with our son to celebrate our 9 year anniversary. Overall the food was good - and they were very accommodating to our son.

Thank Ilinschmidt
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

My wife and I went to dinner this past weekend at the Kanu Lounge. I must say it is beautiful. We had dinner reservations at 6:45 and were promptly seated. The host was very professional and friendly. The food was excellent. Some of the best we have eaten. From Philadelphia to New York. A fantastic dinner but have to say... More 

Thank 2011goingtraveling
New York
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

We enjoyed our dinner at Kanu Lounge. Very comfortable and beautifully decorated. Our family of four had a variety of entrees; Maraghita Pizza (perfect), Angus Cheddar Burger (loved it- done right to order), the Trout (presented and tasted amazing), and the Artisan Chicken with truffle fries (so delicious). We would dine at Kanu Lounge again.

Thank colleen v
Upstate New York
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95 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

Great gathering place for a cozy, comfortable family get-together. We have eaten here a number of times previously over the years -- the Lodge opened in 2005 -- and though the character and ambiance has changed from a Great Room lounge with large, deep sink-in leather sofas and over sized hickory coffee tables to the more traditional restaurant dining room... More 

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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

We're staying at the Whiteface Lodge where Kanu resides. The staff are helpful, pleasant and attentive and the breakfast buffet is constantly stocked and includes one or two egg varieties, breakfast meat, pancakes or waffles and granola, fruit and oatmeal. Since breakfast is included, it is especially nice. Dinner on the other hand is not so good. We ate on... More 

Thank VacationMongerMA
Bay Shore, New York
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

We just loved sitting near one the fireplaces while having breakfast, the view was gorgeous. The service was excellent and so was the food.

Thank petite46

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Whiteface Inn Ln, Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1275
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid
  • Phone Number: +1 518-523-0500
Join executive Chef David Haick and the culinary team in Kanu for their take on eclectic New American cuisine; seasonal ingredients with a union of flavors complimented by a distinct presentation.

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Rochester, New York
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?