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 ADK DR 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.

The Adirondack Dining Room and Birch Bistro serving dinner Thursday-Monday 5:00-8:00pm each week. Inn Guests and locals are welcomed, please call to make reservations. Serving dinner Thursday - Mondays 5:30pm to 8:00pm

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

    Baby Romaine wedges, spiced chickpeas, ricotta salata, 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
  • Roasted Vegetable Lasagna al Forno

    house-made pasta, alfredo sauce, roasted vegetables, walnut 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.

Starters

  • Chips & Dip

    Seasoned Potato Chips, Cucumber "Chips" French Onion Dip
  • Bistro Salad

    Field Greens, Spiced Crispy Chickpeas, heirloom Tomatoes, House Vinaigrette
  • Kalamata Caesar Salad

    Baby Romaine Wedges, Spiced Chickpeas, North Country Creamy Feta, Kalamata Caesar Dressing add Grilled Chicken | Bistro Steak | Grilled Shrimp
  • Charcuterie & Cheese Board

    Cured meats, house pickled vegetables, olives, dried fruit, house crackers
  • Fried Atlantic Calamari

    Sweet chili sauce, caper aioli
  • Baked Cauliflower Bites

    Buffalo style, cashew ranch dressing
  • Pear Flatbread

    Goat cheese, arugula, toasted hazelnuts
  • Margherita Flatbread

    Roma tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, balsamic drizzle
  • Street Tacos

    Chef's creativity of the day
  • Beer Steamed Clams

    Herbs, local beer, grilled sour dough Bread
  • Truffled Spring Pea Hummus

    White Bean, Spring Peas, Warmed Flatbread Wedges

Mains

  • Bistro Burger

    Chuck, brisket blend, LTOP, potato roll | House fries/ketchup #4 or salad
  • Grilled Bistro Steak

    Citrus Marinated NY Strip, Beer-battered Onion Ring, Rosemary Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, Chimichurri
  • Pan Seared Atlantic Salmon

    Asparagus, Preserved Lemon, Creamy Parmesan Risotto, Tomato Oil
  • Vegetable Lasagna Al Forno

    House-made Pasta, Alfredo Sauce, Roasted Vegetables, Walnuts & Preserved Lemon Pesto
  • Summer Shawarma Wrap

    Grilled Reber Rock Chicken, Pea Hummus, Green Goddess Dressing, Heirloom Tomato, Wholegrain Lavash Wrap
  • Chef's Daily Creation

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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

  • Sunrise Energy Bowl

    Greek yogurt, organic acai, spirulina, chia, fried fruits, toasted almonds, cocnut
  • 2 Eggs any style

    Breakfast potatoes, Choice of apple-smoked bacon or Oscar's maple sausage links, Rockhill toast
  • Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes

    Wild Maine Berry sauce
  • Open Face Smoked Salmon

    House cured salmon, toasted sour dough, lemon zest dill cream cheese, hard-boiled
  • FLI Omelet

    Selection of three fillings: bacon, sausage, peppers, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, cheddar cheese

Beverages

  • Juice

    Orange, Grapefruit, Cranberry, Apple
  • Friends Lake Coffee

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

    Organic Currant Elder Tisane, hibiscus, rosehip, apple, orange peel, currant, black currant-Organic Ginger Lemon Mint, hibiscus, lemongrass, blackberry leaf-Peace on Earth, orange peel, cinnamon, clove, licorice, blackberry leaf-Organic Adirondack Bliss, red rooibos, chamomile, cinnamon-Organic English Breakfast-Organic Earl Grey- Biodynamic Makaibari Green-Organic Japanese Sencha

** Breakfast includes a choice of one entree per person coffee or tea, and juice. 20% service charge will apply.

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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