Dine in our Adirondack Restaurant
Main Dining Room
Closed Mon, Tues & Wed
Christmas Eve 4:00 – 8:00
Wine Bar Dining
Closed Mon, Tues & Wed
$7.00 x 7:00 Sundays
Our regionally acclaimed Adirondack Inn captures the ambiance of the 19th century while specializing in sophisticated 21st century cuisine and service. Our Chef’s imaginative New-American cuisine is exquisitely prepared and includes entree specials created daily and irresistible international desserts. Complement your selections with wine from our Grand Spectator award-winning collection.
Your stay with us would not be complete without a romantic meal in the simple yet elegant setting of our dining room at the Inn. Country ambiance in an Adirondack setting sets the mood as the sun dips low outside. The dining room’s original tin ceiling and burnished woodwork is set aglow by our wood burning fireplace. The meal, always of the freshest ingredients, is creatively composed and professionally served. The sommelier is available for advice on a wine selection, and the unhurried pace will allow you to relax and truly enjoy this fine Adirondack dining experience that is the restaurant at Friends Lake Inn.
After a good night’s sleep at the Inn, visitors enjoy a hearty breakfast featuring everything from locally smoked Oscar’s bacon and Strawberry Crepes Fitzgerald to Sweet Potato French Toast.
We have several dining rooms:
- Our Lakeview Dining Room is a sunny room with a beautiful view of the lake.
- The Main Dining Room is the Inn’s original dining room, complete with burnished woodwork, a brick fireplace, and painted tin ceiling.
- Adjacent to our lounge, the Parlor has a lovely brick fireplace and a cozy ambiance. The glow of candlelight enhances its intimate atmosphere.
- Finally, our private Wine Cellar Dining Room accommodates parties of 8 to 14 at one large dining table. Comfortable Mission-style furniture and an antler chandelier grace this space, which guests enter after passing by a glass-enclosed portion of the cellar, housing a portion of the Inn’s extensive wine collection.
All of our wine events are sumptuously themed five course dinners created by our Chef Matthew Bolton , matched with wines under the direction of Innkeeper and Wine Director John Philips. All wine dinners start at 7:00 pm with a reception with light hors d’ oeuvres. Dinners are five courses matched with five wines. Casual commentary during the wine dinner. Menus for wine dinner will be available two weeks before the event.
Upcoming Wine Dinners
Wine Dinners are held once a month September thru June.
Stonestreet Alexander Mountain Estate Wine Dinner
Friday, December 13, 2013
Extreme Wine growing! High above California’s Alexander Valley stand the towering Mayacamas Mountains, home to Stonestreet’s rugged Alexander Mountain Estate. This epic, untamed landscape is both challenging and rewarding when it comes to growing grapes. Here, we are truly a guest of nature, subject to both its bounty and its whims, which serve as a constant reminder that we are merely custodians to this remarkable place.
Casual commentary provided by Craig Ellick, Majestic Fine Wines.
$135 per person, Lodging Packages starting at $525 per couple
Trinchero Family Estates, Napa Valley
Build Your Own Bordeaux Wine Dinner
Friday, January 17, 2014
A unique wine dinner where guests will blend their own Bordeaux-style wine with four of the classical varietal components of Bordeaux: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Verdot & Cabernet Franc. Each course will be paired with a culinary classic from our Chefs. During the dessert course you will blend your own Bordeaux style wine & we will judge the wines to determine a winner whom will receive a special prize!
Casual commentary & a brief lesson on the art of blending provided by Barry Manville, CSW, Trinchero Family Estate.
$145 per person, Lodging Packages starting at $545 per couple
Joseph Carr Wine Dinner
Friday, March 7, 2014
Joseph Carr was an award winning Sommelier & international wine industry executive who set out on his own in 2005 & founded Joseph Carr Winery in Carneros, CA. It was, as Mr. Carr says, a chance to follow a dream. “We’re a family owned company dedicated to making world class, handcrafted wines. We work with small growers, coopers & winemakers producing elegant, sophisticated, yet approachable wines from Napa Valley, Carneros, & the North Coast of CA.”
Casual Commentary by Joseph Carr.
$85 per person, Lodging Packages starting at $427 per couple
Call today to make your reservations! (518) 494-4751