Best Restaurants in Lake PlacidTrying new restaurants on vacation can be one of the most memorable parts of your stay. Just like a whiff of freshly baked cookies can remind you of your mom’s homemade after-school snacks, the memory of a new food you tried on vacation can whisk you back to a wonderful getaway. Whether it’s a decadent ice cream sundae or the fresh seafood that you’ll find in New England, you’ll be thankful you put seeking out new food experiences on your list of things to do in Lake Placid. During your stay at Whiteface Lodge, make some your fondest memories by checking out our picks for the best restaurants in Lake Placid. 


Whiteface Lodge’s signature restaurant offers a culinary experience like no other, just steps away from your suite. Start your day with a variety of breakfast options, such as the classic Brooklyn bagel and lox, buttermilk pancakes, or cinnamon brioche french toast. Indulge in a three-course meal for dinner as you overlook the mountains from your table, sipping on your wine pairings. For your first course, try the spring onion consommé, or the radishes with Vermont butter. For course two, creative dishes include the lamb lollipop and the white asparagus with pancetta and lemon hollandaise. Finish with the black truffle risotto or the Snapper with bamboo rice. The elegant dishes at Kanu make it one of the most elegant and best restaurants in Lake Placid. 

Lisa Gs in Lake Placid

For one of the most wide-ranging menus in Lake Placid, visit Lisa Gs in Lake Placid, just ten minutes from the resort. There’s something for everybody, from wings to falafel, shrimp tacos to pork banh mi. In addition, any drink you can dream up, Lisa Gs has it—even bourbon, whiskey, and scotch flights

Smoke Signals in Lake Placid 

Just a five-minute drive from Whiteface Lodge is Smoke Signals in Lake Placid, a barbecue joint for the meat-lover in you. Chow down on classic bbq dishes like pulled pork, brisket, ribs, and sides like buttermilk cornbread, coleslaw, and mashed potatoes. Meat lovers and vegans alike will love Smoke Signals in Lake Placid too, due to its vegan and vegetarian options. Many drinks are available, but the long whiskey list accompanies the smoky meats best. 

Black Bear Restaurant in Lake Placid 

Who doesn’t love a hearty pasta dish at all times of the day? Grab Italian-American food at Black Bear Restaurant in Lake Placid. They’re known for the steak and seafood, but you can also choose any pasta shape to accompany your favorite pasta sauce. Whether you have a soft spot for fettuccine carbonara or cheese ravioli, satisfy any carb cravings here. 

Peak 47 

While Peak 47 is a more casual dining option at Whiteface Lodge compared to Kanu, don’t expect any less creativity in the dishes. Opt for pulled venison sliders or a roasted turkey and pork belly club. Don’t forget about the peanut butter pie for dessert. The extensive cocktail list includes signature drinks like the Strawberry Fields with tequila, brown sugar, and strawberry. The Citrus Bomb cocktail has pink gin, elderflower, lime, and grapefruit. While the kids’ menu is sure to satisfy your little ones, they can sip alongside you at the copper-topped bar with a mocktail. 


In-house meats, salsas, hot sauces, and guacamole make Wyatt’s one of the best restaurants in Lake Placid for Tex-Mex. Scan their menu of Mexican beers to accompany your choice of burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and other specialty entrees for a spicy night. 

Things to Do in Lake Placid 

You’re sure to find something that interests you from this list of best restaurants in Lake Placid. All within a 10-minute drive from Whiteface Lodge, you’ll never have to wait long to quiet your growling stomach. By booking at our lodge, one of the best hotels near Whiteface Mountain, stay close to all of these culinary destinations and gain a luxurious mountain stay in the process. Call us at 518-523-0505 for more information, or find us online