Artisans Restaurant

Epicurean elegance in the Adirondacks
Artisans Restaurant offers an elegant setting for fine dining within the grand Lake Placid Lodge in Lake Placid, New York. The luxe lodge and lakeside cabins were designed to mirror the Great Camps of the Gilded Age, when the Rockefellers and Vanderbilts vacationed at posh, deep-woods getaways in these same mountains.

Rebuilt after a devastating fire in 2005, Lake Placid Lodge is one of the most exclusive destinations in the six million-acre Adirondack Park. Throughout the hotel you’ll see masterful work by local masons, furniture makers and painters, and in the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended restaurant you’ll taste the work of regional farmers.

Executive chef Derek Leinonen offers a menu that’s New American in tradition, with a farm-to-table focus, featuring seasonal ingredients from area farms. Guests dine in a gorgeous room — intimate and fire lit — or, in fair weather, on the Lodge’s terrace, with views of the lake and Whiteface Mountain in the distance.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • From Artisans Restaurant, inside the Adirondack Great Camp–style hotel, you can enjoy extraordinary views of the lake, the undeveloped shoreline and the iconic Whiteface Mountain while you dine.
  • The Artisans Restaurant dining room is elegant and candlelit, with the fine food, attentive servers and sommeliers that have made the Upstate New York restaurant famous as the perfect backdrop for a romantic evening or a significant celebration.
  • The Lake Placid restaurant offers an exceptionally romantic dining experience in the private, dine-in wine cellar—a vaulted brick space with vines on the ceiling and rare vintages carefully tucked away in lit alcoves.
  • The rustic-chic dining room creates a stylish sense of place, complete with stunning vistas of Lake Placid and the surrounding woods.
  • A locally sourced menu from chef Derek Leinonen changes frequently to provide the freshest ingredients and flavors. Opt for the tasting menu for the most flavorful experience.
Things to Know
  • The village of Lake Placid and the Adirondack Park draw visitors year-round — as does Artisans Restaurant at Lake Placid Lodge. It’s open for dinner seven days a week, 6 to 9 p.m., with a menu that shifts with the seasons.
  • It makes sense that the dress code at this Recommended restaurant is smart casual, reflective of the mountain resort lifestyle — though you’ll see the full spectrum, from dark jeans and Nordic-style sweaters to cocktail dresses and heels.
  • Children over 12 are always welcome at Artisans, but in March the Lodge invites families with kids of all ages, which means the possibility of a toddler at a nearby table.
The Food
  • Chef Derek Leinonen’s seasonal menu changes frequently to highlight the freshest ingredients from local farms and producers. Opt for the tasting menu for the most comprehensive experience.
  • Start with fresh dishes like charred hebi ceviche with yuzu, cilantro and cucumber; scallop and oxtail with foraged mushrooms or a crispy soft-shell crab salad.
  • Hearty Adirondack mains include North Atlantic halibut with black rice, beet and ricotta ravioli or cinnamon road duck with a chocolate-cherry glaze.
  • Sweet selections range from strawberry shortcake to a Jivara chocolate torte with caramelized white chocolate ice cream.
The Design
  • Artisans Restaurant features a rustic-chic vibe with dark wooden walls, chairs that appear to be fashioned out of sticks found in the nearby woods and vases of colorful wildflowers throughout.
  • Pops of green found throughout the dining room—the curtains that can make any room private, the chargers on the tables and even the carpet—remind you of your natural surroundings.
  • An outdoor patio provides stunning views of Lake Placid the the surrounding forest. Warm, fluffy throws can be found at each table to keep you cozy during a chilly evening without sacrificing the gorgeous vistas.
Kid friendly
Outdoor seating
Resort casual
Getting There
144 Lodge Way, Lake Placid, NY 12946
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