Dining at Friends Lake Inn

Friends Lake Inn provides both casual and intimate dining experiences for the public and guests staying at the Inn.

The Adirondack, Breeze Dining Room or the Main Dining Room provides an idealistic spot for intimate dining with a focus on farm-to-fork dining without any formal dress requirements. The murals in the Adirondack dining room were painted by a local artist that brings the outdoors into the dining room. Our priority is to ensure you have great dining experience and almost every hotel guest dines with us at least once, if not more times per stay. Give us a call today to make your dinner reservations!

If you are looking for a more casual dining environment, then the Birch Bistro is the perfect location. Enjoy a beverage with some lite fair while watching the game or dine with us and share a meal with friends and family in a casual setting.

Every guest who stays at the Inn is treated to a made-to-order breakfast in the Birch Bistro. The bright dining area and fresh coffee and tea are sure to start your day with a smile.

Dining - Adirondack Hotel, Friends Lake Inn

Adirondack Dining Room Menu

The Main Dining Room or the Adirondack Dining Room is serving dinner weekly Thursday-Monday 5:30-8:00 pm. Reservations required by calling 518-494-4751.

Soups & Salads

  • Organic field Greens

    spiced chickpeas, heirloom tomato, green goddess dressing
  • Kalamata Caesar Salad

    Petite Romaine Wedge, Spiced Chickpeas, Shaved North Country Creamy Feta, Kalamata Caesar Dressing add Grilled Chicken | Bistro Steak | Grilled Shrimp
  • Bocconcini Tomato

    fresh mozzarella, heirloom tomato, preserved lemon, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic glaze

Starters

  • Charcuterie & Artisan cheese

    olives, roasted marcona almonds, dried fruit, house crackers
  • Atlantic Calamari Bake

    shrimp stuffed squid, potato chips, parmesan, heirloom tomato

Mains

  • Pasture Raised Chicken en Brodo

    reber rock chicken breast, porcini mushroom broth, baby spinach, salt potatoes
  • Pan Roasted Atlantic Salmon

    asparagus, preserved lemon, parmesan rissotto, tomato oil
  • Vegetable Lasagna al Forno

    House Semolina Pasta, Garlic Cream Sauce, Pomodoro, Parmesan, Spring Vegetables, Walnuts & Preserved Lemon Pesto
  • Grilled Black Angus Filet

    herb roasted potatoes, grilled asparagus, red wine sauce
  • Chef's Creation

    Daily inspiration!
  • Citrus Herb Whole Bone Pork Chop

    pancetta braised radicchio, potatoes al forno, balsamic fig glaze
  • Cast Iron Seared Hudson Valley Duck Breast

    creamy herb polenta, lemon butter greens, cranberry-apple moustarda
  • Slow Roasted Beef Short Ribs

    rosemary smashed potatoes, braised fennel

Dinner Meal Plan Guests include choice of Soup or Salad, Entrée and Dessert. A service charge of 20% will be added to your check. Starter course is an additional charge.

Dining - Adirondack Hotel, Friends Lake Inn

Birch Bistro Menu

Birch Bistro is serving Dinner weekly Thursday-Monday 5:00-8:00pm. Reservations highly recommended by calling 518-494-4751.

Small Plates

  • Bistro Salad

    Juniper Hill Farms Greens, Heirloom Tomato, Green Goddess Dressing
  • Kalamata Caesar Salad

    Petite Romaine Wedge, Spiced Chickpeas, Shaved North Country Creamy Feta, Kalamata Caesar Dressing
  • Fried Green Tomato

    Sweet Onion Vinaigrette Dressed Greens, Fried Green Tomato, House Cashew Ranch Dressing
  • Crisp Fried Artichoke

    Harissa Cream, Baby Spinach, Shaved Parmesan
  • Spring Pea Hummus

    White Bean, Truffle, Local Spring Peas, Warmed Flatbread Wedges
  • Burrata Plate

    Creamy Burrata & Crusty Bread, Prosciutto, French Onion Dip
  • Chips & Dip

    Seasoned Potato Chips & Cucumber "Chips", House-made French Onion Dip
  • Charcuterie & Cheese Board

    Local Cheeses & Cured Meats, House Crackers, Dried Fruits, Olives, Marcona Almonds
  • Beer Steamed Clams

    Fresh Littlenecks, Local Pilsner Garlic, Butter & Herbs, Crusty Bread
  • Calamari Bake

    Shrimp, Locally Aged Cheese, Kale. Preserved Lemon, Spicy Tomato Broth
  • Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

    Red Hot Baked Cauliflower Bites, House Cashew Ranch Dressing, Carrot & Celery Chips
  • Margherita Flatbread

    Fresh Mozzarella, Heirloom Tomato, Walnut-Basil Pesto, Balsamic Reduction
  • Sweet & Spicy Crispy Calamari

    Seasoned Coating, Chili & Hot Honey Glaze, Flash Fried Calamari & Jalapeno
  • Tostada Al Pastor

    Slow Roasted Al Pastor Pork, Refried White Beans, Baby Kale. Argyle Feta Salsa Fresca. Pickled Radishes
  • Local Vegetable of the Day

  • Steak Fries

    With House Ketchup #4
  • Walla Walla Onion Rings

    Local Pilsner Battered. Friends Lake Inn Sauce Dip
  • Grilled Reber Rock Chicken Breast

Mains

  • Bistro Burger

    1/2# Reber Rock Farm Fresh Ground Beef or House GF/V Veggie Burger, Romaine, Heirloom Tomato, House Pickle, Choice of Dressed Greens or House Steak Fries
  • Summer Chicken Shawarma Wrap

    Spiced Marinated & Roasted Reber Rock Chicken, Spring Pea Hummus, Summer Greens, Heirloom Tomatoes, WG Flatbread Wrap, Choice of Dressed Greens or House Steak Fries Add Local Fried Egg | Cheddar, Fresh Mozzarella or Swiss Cheese | Applewood Smoked Bacon
  • Birch Bistro Steak

    Citrus Marinated NY Strip Steak, Chimichurri, Side Dressed Greens, Walla Walla Onion Rings
  • Vegetable Lasagna Al Forno

    House Semolina Pasta, Garlic Cream Sauce, Pomodoro, Parmesan, Spring Vegetables, Walnuts & Preserved Lemon Pesto
  • Chicken Brodo

    Pasture Raised Reber Rock Chicken Breast, Salt Potatoes, Baby Spinach & Mushrooms, Savory Porcini Broth
  • Hudson Valley Duck Breast

    Creamy Herb Polenta, Lemon Butter Greens, Cherry - Apple Moustarda, Kale Crisps
  • Black Angus Filet Mignon

    Parmesan & Herb Smashed Fingerlings, Grilled Asparagus, Thyme-Onion Confit, Red Wine Glace
  • Center Cut Bone-in Pork Chop

    Fregola Pasta With White Beans, Blistered Tomato and Caramelized Onion Cherry Chorizo Vinaigrette
  • Pan Seared Atlantic Salmon

    Creamy Asparagus & Herb Parmesan Risotto, Tomato Oil
  • Red Wine Braised Short Ribs

    Rosemary Mashed Red Potatoes, Braised Fennel, Herb Oil Fennel Fronds
  • Braised Pork & Ravioli

    Tender Pork, Tomato & Butter Ragout with Charred Carrot & Crispy Kale Over Truffled Mushroom Ravioli
  • Our menu changes frequently, based on seasonal availability of products from our local partnering farms and producers

Dining - Adirondack Hotel, Friends Lake Inn

Breakfast Menu

Breakfast is included with your accommodation, with the exception of the Cabin. Public welcomed, please give us a call! Serving 8:00am-9:00am

Mains

  • FLI Sunrise Energy Bowl

    Greek yogurt, organic acai, spirulina, chia, dried fruits, toasted almonds, coconut
  • Free Range Eggs, any style

    Breakfast potatoes, toast. Choice of Applewood smoked bacon or Oscar's maple sausage links
  • FLI Omelet

    Breakfast potatoes, toast. Selection of three items: bacon, sausage, peppers, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes or cheddar cheese
  • Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes

    Wild Maine blueberry sauce
  • Open Face Smoked Salmon

    Toasted sourdough, lemon dill cream cheese, hard-boiled egg
  • On The Go!

    Toasted English muffin, scrambled egg, cheddar cheese, bacon or sausage

Beverages

  • Juice

    Orange, Grapefruit, Cranberry, Apple
  • Friends Lake Coffee, medium roast

    Whole beans available to purchase. Take a bag home!
  • Divinitea Teas

    All Organic
    Dried fruits, flowers, roots and leaves
    Ginger Citrus Rooibos | green rooibos, orange peel, lemongrass, naturally caffeine free
    Peace on Earth | orange peel, cinnamon, clove, licorice, blackberry leaf
    Black Teas
    Organic Adirondack Bliss | red rooibos, chamomile, cinnamon
    English Breakfast
    Earl Grey
    Decaffeinated
    Green Teas
    Japanese Sencha
    Jasmine
    Herbal
    Egyptian Chamomole

Breakfast includes a choice of one entrée per person coffee or tea, and juice.

20% service charge will apply and any additional entrees or sides will be charged to your account

Dining - Adirondack Hotel, Friends Lake Inn

LISTED IS A SMALL SAMPLE OF OUR WINE OFFERINGS

Whites

  • PROSECCO, Italy

  • SPARKLING, ROEDERER, Brut, CA half bottle

  • CAVA, POEMA, Brut, Spain

  • SEMI-DRY RIESLING, DR. FRANK, FINGER LAKES, NY

  • VIOGNIER, K, POWER LINE VINEYARDS, WALLA WALLA

  • PINOT GRIS, LEFT COAST, OR

  • CHARDONNAY, CHALK HILL, SONOMA COAST

  • SAUVIGNON BLANC, ORIN SWIFT, BLANK STARE, RRR/SONOMA

  • PINOT GRIS, CASTELLO BANFI, WINEMAKERS EDITION, IT

Reds

  • PINOT NOIR, STOLLER, Willamette Valley

  • MALBEC, LLAMA, Mendoza, Argentina

  • CABERNET, SUBSTANCE, CHARLES SMITH, WA

  • RED BLEND, LION TAMMER, HESS, NAPA VALLEY

  • PINOT NOIR, BOE, SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS, MONTERY COUNTY

  • PETIT VERDOT, B.LEIGHTON, OLSEN BROTHERS VINEYARD, YAKIMA VALLEY

  • ZINFANDEL, BUEHLER VINEYARDS, NAPA VALLEY

  • CABERNET, GIRARD, NAPA VALLEY

  • CABERNET, HEITZ CELLARS, BELLA OKS VINEYARD, NAPA

  • AMARONE, ALLEGRINI, VENTO

Captains List

  • RIESLING AUSLESE, JOH. JOS. PRϋM, Germany, 14

  • CHARDONNAY, FAR NIENTE, Napa Valley, 09

  • CHARDONNAY, FERRAND PRESTIAGE, France, 12

  • MEURSAULT, “I’ORMEAU” BOYER-MARTENOT, France, 97

  • CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET, MOREAU & FILLS, France, 05

  • CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET, VINCENT GIRARDIN, France, 05

  • PINOT NOIR, Solena, Hyland Vineyards, McMinnville, 09

  • PINOT NOIR, BREGGO, Donnelly Creek Vineyards, CA 09

  • PINOT NOIR, DOMAINE SERENE, Evenstad Reserve, OR, 07

  • MERLOT, LEONETTI, Columbia Valley, 04

  • MERLOT, PINE RIDGE, Crimson Creek Vineyards, 09

  • MERLOT, PINE RIDGE, Crimson Creek Vineyards, 09

  • CABERNET, CHAPPELLET, Signature, Napa Valley, 11

  • CABERNET, CORISON, Napa Valley, 09

Half Bottles

  • CABERNET,ALEXANDER VALLEY VINEYARDS, ALEXANDER VALLEY

  • ROSE, WHISPERING ANGEL, FR

  • PINOT GRI, A TO Z WINEWORKS, OR

  • CHARDONNAY, SONOMA CUTRER, RRR

  • PINOT NOIR, J, CA

  • MERLOT, J.LOHR, CA

  • ZINFANDEL, SALADO, CA

Bottled Water

  • Saratoga Spring Water

    Still | Sparkling