Restaurant Options close to The Alpine Lodge (walking distance to ½ hour drive)
*denotes Sharon and Greg’s personal favorites- all highly recommended!
North Creek/Johnsburg- Marsha’s Family Restaurant, Pete’s Ahh, serve both breakfast and lunch. Café Sarah* has lite breakfast options and great sandwiches. Try Izzy’s – a new great deli and gourmet shop with excellent sandwiches. Black Mountain Lodge has a very good casual dinner. **barVino is a wine bar with “big wines, small plates” right next door! The Barking Spider is a great bar- food coming soon! At Copperfield’s try casual fare at Trapper’s. Pete’s Ahh has really great pizza and its right across the street! Basil and Wick’s has a nice bar, nice dinner menu and a great après ski selection of appetizers. Stop in at The Inn at Gore Mountain or Black Mountain Lodge for a drink and enjoy their casual dining. Ditto Garnet Hill Lodge.
Chestertown- The Friends Lake Inn* 518-494-4751 has a fine dining menu and great wine list in the historic main dining room and they offer a light menu in the Bistro/Winebar. Main St Ice Cream*, is the quintessential luncheon spot but they also serve an additional entrée or 2 in the evening. Be sure to save room for dessert! OP Fredericks (closed Mondays) has casual fare, burgers and such but also nice pasta, chicken and beef entrees. Good food and a nice bar in a nice casual setting. The Place serves casual Italian. Suzy Q’s in Brant Lake is also casual fare with an Adirondack motif. Hemlock Lodge and the Panther Mountain House have a great local bar and good burgers and sandwiches- The “P-House” does take out and serves late! Luna Pizza serves homemade pizza fare – try their white pizza…. Look for the new tex-mex steakhouse The Bullhouse coming soon!
Pottersville- Cafe Adirondack (Thurs-Sun) 518-494-5800 is a BYOB with good food.
Olmstedville- The Owl at Twilight (summer only)- great food and wine list- nice atmosphere!
Warrensburg- The Grist Mill*518-623-8005 (Thursday-Sunday, closed for winter) in Warrensburg overlooks the Schroon River and is a very old renovated Grist Mill. It has very good steak and seafood. If you have time you should plan on having a drink in the bar area- it’s a really nice bar- very cozy and romantic. Brunetto’s has great food- and a lot of it! Lizzie Keay’s serves lunch and dinner and Willow’s Bistro* has a great lunch.
Bolton Landing- on Lake George has a nice downtown shopping-restaurant-bar area to park and walk through, there is a plethora of very good dining options; Lakeside Lodge Grill -full fine dining menu with lots of options, Fredericks Restaurant and The Marketplace Steakhouse – good food, nice variety. The open air decks/porches at most of these restaurants are nice in the summer. Cate’s Italian Garden- good Italian, and the Ryefield for casual fun relaxed atmosphere.
Outside of Bolton is the Algonquin (summer-fall only)- right on the water. Fine dining upstairs and more casual attire in the downstairs. Great afternoon drink spot in the summer. The Sagamore’s Hotel’s (sorry, closed in the winter), Club Grill (steak and grill fine dining) at the golf course and the main hotel’s dining room are both good options. Its beautiful to walk around the resorts grounds- its an island on Lake George- you drive over their bridge to get to it. In late spring-early autumn Sagamore’s boat, The Morgan, does a lunch and a dinner tour that showcases the spectacular lake’s scenery.
Lake George- In general Lake George Village does not have any fine dining- a lot of casual fare and t-shirt/trinket shops, miniature golf, etc, etc. Long standing restaurants of note are The Log Jam, Mario’s, and The Montcalm. .
On the East side of Lake George is The Farmhouse** (summer-fall only) at the Top of the World Golf Course. They serve a fantastic memorable menu all grown in their own garden or from area farms. Dining at its finest.