Dining at Friends Lake Inn

Enjoy local, farm-to-fork cuisine at Friends Lake Inn with casual or intimate dining options. Same great menu, tailored to your evening plans.

Enjoy a cozy dinner by the fireplace against a historic backdrop, paired with a good wine. Or have a more laid-back night at Birch Bistro, enjoying the game and a bite or sharing a relaxed meal with friends and family.

Open to the public and guests staying at the Inn. Every guest who stays is treated to a made-to-order breakfast in the Birch Bistro. A fresh coffee or tea are sure to start your day with a smile.

Dining - Adirondack Hotel, Friends Lake Inn

New Years Eve Pre Fixe Menu

Celebrate the New Year with Friends
December 31st from 7pm-12:30am
Reserve by calling 518-494-4751

4 Course Pre Fixe Menu | $250 Per Couple

Welcome Reception

  • Chacuterie

    cured meats, speacialty cheeses, house crackers, dried fruits, olives, cherry-apple moustarda
  • Holiday Baked Brie

    cranberry- mustard praline glaze sliced apple & pear. crusty baguette
  • Bourbon Cured Graviax

    hard boiled egg, caperberries, black bread. crudites. citris creme fraiche
  • Blue Cheese Crostini (VG)

    pomegranate, maple roast walnut, honey drizzle
  • Market Oysters (GF)

    champagne mignonette, tobiko
  • Moroccan Lamb & Phyllo Cigars (GF)

    harissa aioli
  • Roasted Beet Hummas Flatbread Wedge (V)

    micro greens, truffle- tahini drizzle

Starters

  • Rutabega Bisque (VG)

    chipotle crema, torn butter croutons
  • Winter Greens Salad (V)

    toasted almonds, dijon vinaigrette, roasted root vegetables

First Course

  • Truffled Duck Liver Mousse Pate

    warm baguette, sliced apples, house pickled vegetables
  • Chilled Lobster Cocktail

    tarragon sabayon, truffled tomato confit
  • Beet Tartare (VG)

    root vegetable chips, whipped chevre quenelle

Main Course

  • Beef Braciole

    tomato braised prosciutto, walnut & parmesan stuffed beef roulade buttered broccolini, creamy pumpkin polenta, spiced pepitas
  • Preserved Lemon Salt Baked Black Sea Bass

    pan seared potato gnocchi with capers & herb butter baby kale, tomoato coulis
  • Cast Iron Seared Duck Breast

    saucisson- white bean cassoulet, duck confit, beet greens, butter crouton crumble
  • Butternut Squash Cannelloni (VG)

    wilted winter greens, sage cream sauce, apple - onion compote

Dessert

  • Sour Cherry Hazelnut "Pavlova"

    chocolate hazelnut meringue, brandied sour cherries, chantilly cream (GF)
  • Chocolate Pretzel Crinkle Cookies (GF/DF)

  • Individual Pecan Tartlets (DF)

  • Coconut Panna Cotta with Orange-Cranberry Coulis (V/GF)

  • Opera Cake

    almond cake, chocolate ganache, coffee buttercream
Dining - Adirondack Hotel, Friends Lake Inn

Birch Bistro Menu

Enjoy our seasonal farm-to-fork cuisine.

Small Plates

  • Winter Bistro Salad

    Baby Kale, Maple Glazed Squash, Spiced Walnuts, Dried Cherries, Miso-Maple Dressing
  • Toasted Almond Caesar Salad

    Romaine Wedge, Toasted Almonds, Shaved Feta, Grape Tomatoes, Almond Caeser Dressing
  • Soup of the Day

    Bowl of our Rotating Selection of Chef Made Soup/Stew/or Chili
  • Roast Beet Hummus

    Whipped Roast Beet & Chickpea Hummus, Warm Flatbread Wedges
  • Burrata Plate

    Creamy Burrata & Crusty Bread, Prosciutto, Blistered Baby Tomato, Fried Basil, & Capers
  • Chips & Dip

    Seasoned House Kettle Chips, Cucumber "Chips", French Onion Dip
  • Charcuterie & Cheese

    Local Cheeses & Cured Meats, House Crackers, Dried Fruits, Olives, Marcona Almonds
  • Classic Moules Mariniers

    PEI Mussels, White Wine, Garlic, Butter & Herbs, Classic or GF Crusty Bread
  • Calamari Bake

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

    Red Hot Baked Cauliflower Bites, Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing, Carrot & Celery Chips
  • Fried Brussel Sprouts

    Tossed in Sriracha Vinaigrette with Black Seseme & Scallions
  • Sweet & Spicy Crispy Calamari

    Seasoned Coating, Chili & Hot Honey Glaze, Flash Fried Calamari & Jalapeno
  • Crisp Fried Artichoke

    Harissa Cream, Baby Greens, Shaved Parmesan
  • 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
  • Falafel Flatbread Wrap

    House Made Falafel Patties, Crisp Lettuce, Roast Beet Hummus, Lemon-Tahini Dressing, WG Flatbread, 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
  • Roast Vegetable Lasagna

    Semolina Pasta, Garlic Cream Sauce, Roast Vegetables, Pomodoro, Walnut-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

    Pumpkin Polenta, Baked Apple, Onion & Kale, Chipotle-Bourbon Apple Butter
  • Pan Seared Atlantic Salmon

    Mushroom & Caramelized Onion Risotto, Carrot Broth, Root Vegetable Chips
  • 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

Desserts

  • All desserts are made in house
  • Pumpkin Turtle Cheesecake

    Pumpkin Cheesecake topped with Pecans, Chocolate, Caramel Drizzle
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Crème Brûlée

    Caramelized Turbinado Sugar topped with Toasted Hazelnuts
  • Apple Spice Cake

    Salted Caramel Buttercream & Bourbon Apple Butter
  • Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

    Dark Chocolate Ganache, Bourbon Caramel, Chantilly Cream
  • 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. Public welcomed, please give us a call! Serving 8:00am-9:00am

Mains

  • Eggs Any Style

    Home Fries, Toast with House Made Jam. Choice of Applewood Bacon, Maple Breakfast Sausage, or Dressed Greens.
  • Friends Lake Frittata

    Home Fries, Toast with House Made Jam. Selection of three fillings: bacon, sausage, onion, mushroom, roast red pepper, spinach, roast squash, swiss, cheddar, mozzarella
  • Steel Cut Oats

    Maple Syrup, Pan Roasted Apples & Cherries, Cream
  • Bagel & Lox

    Toasted Bagel, Herbed Cream Cheese, Dressed Greens, Shaved Onion, Sliced Tomato, Capers
  • Pumpkin Pancakes

    Apple Cider Glaze, Maple Spice Toasted Walnuts
  • Breakfast Sandwich - Take it To Go!

    Fried Egg & Cheddar on English Muffin. Your choice of sausage, bacon, or sliced tomato. Served with Home Fries or Dressed Greens

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

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