*denotes Sharon and Greg’s personal favorites- all highly recommended!
Most restaurants have weekly and seasonal variation in their schedules.
North Creek/Johnsburg – barVino is a wine bar with “big wines, small plates” right next door farm-to-table top level cuisine, craft beers and great wine selection! Try Beck’s Tavern on Peaceful Valley Road, nice Alpine-influenced menu, great bar, all within a fun quirky euro ambiance. Marsha’s Family Restaurant is our local diner right next door. Café Sarah* has lite breakfast options and great sandwiches. Try Izzy’s* – a new great deli and gourmet shop with excellent sandwiches. Garnet Hill has good casual dinner. The Barking Spider is a great classic bar with good bar food! At Copperfield’s try casual fare at Trapper’s . 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 for a drink and enjoy their casual dining. Christine’s serves excellent breakfast and lunch.
Chestertown – The Bullhouse is a great dinner option with nice steaks, chicken, pasta and cool appetizers with a southwestern flair! 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 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 and Buttinos serve casual Italian. The Panther Mountain House is a great local bar and good burgers and sandwiches- The “P-House” does take out and serves late! The Odd Duck has a good selection of excellently prepared “comfort” food.
Pottersville – Cafe Adirondack (Thurs-Sun) 518-494-5800 is a BYOB with good food.
Schroon Lake – Sticks and Stones has great wood-fire pizza and other entrees – nice ambiance and fireplaces, inside and outside. Patio seating available.
Olmstedville – The Owl at Twilight (summer only)- great food and wine list- nice atmosphere!
Warrensburg – The Grist Mill (518-623-8005) overlooks the Schroon River and is a very old renovated Grist Mill. It has very good steak and seafood. The Merrill Magee House is excellent , too! 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. As is Merrill Magee- beautiful ambiance! Brunetto’s has great food- and a lot of it! Lizzie Keay’s serves lunch and dinner and Willow’s Bistro and New Way Lunch have 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 good food, nice variety. The open air decks/porches at most of these restaurants are nice in the summer. Cate’s Italian Garden– for good Italian. The Chateau on the Lake is fantastic upscale dining (great anniversary spot).
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, Club Grill (sorry, closed in the winter) at the golf course and the La Bella Vita 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.
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 and Mario’s.