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 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

  • Soup of the Night

  • Juniper Hill Farms Mixed Greens

    tomatoes, croutons, house vinaigrette
  • Caesar Salad

    Baby Romaine wedges, Caesar dressing, shaved parmesan, white anchovies
    Add Grilled chicken | Bistro steak | Grilled Shrimp

Starters

  • Charcuterie & Artisan cheese

    olives, roasted marcona almonds, dried fruit, house crackers
  • House Made Spinach Ravioli,

    delicata squash reduction
  • Flash Grilled Atlantic Calamari,

    basil, roasted garlic, chili flakes
  • Smoked Salmon Flatbread,

    dill, shaved red onions, lemon caper crème fresh

Mains

  • Roasted Semi-Boneless Half Chicken

    wild rice, wilted greens, lemon jus
  • Pan Roasted Atlantic Swordfish Scallopini

    creamy polenta, lemon caper butter sauce
  • New England Seafood Stew

    Wild caught gulf shrimp, PEI mussels, swordfish, calamari, scallops, red skin potatoes, tomato-saffron broth
  • Texas Wild Boar Chop

    pancetta braised radicchio, potatoes al forno, madeira sauce
  • Roasted Stuffed Delicata Squash

    wild rice, dried cranberries, shaved brussel sprouts, red pepper tomato coulis
  • Grilled Black Angus Filet

    roasted garlic broccolini, potatoes al forno, balsamic fig glaze
  • Chef's Creation

    Daily inspiration!
  • Oscar's Smoked Pork Chop

    Yukon Gold masked potatoes, stone fruit chutney
  • Colorado Bison Skirt Steak

    spaghetti vegetables, herb roasted fingerling potatoes

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

  • Daily Soup

  • Mixed Field Greens

    Juniper Hill Farms organic greens
  • BB Caesar Salad

    Baby Romaine Wedges, parmesan, croutons, Caesar dressing, white anchovies
    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

Mains

  • Bistro Burger

    Chuck, brisket blend, LTOP, potato roll | House fries/ketchup #4 or salad
  • Roasted Delicata Squash

    wild rice, dried cranberries, shaved brussel sprouts, red pepper-tomato coulis
  • Grilled Flatiron Steak

    Beer-battered onion ring, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, chimichurri
  • N.E. Seafood Stew

    Swordfish, shrimp, PEI mussels, calamari, red skin potatoes, tomato-saffron broth
  • Oscar's Smoked Pork Chop

    Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, rainbow chard, stone fruit chutney
  • Pan Roasted Atlantic Swordfish Scallopini

    Creamy polenta, lemon caper butter sauce
  • Pan Seared Chicken Breast

    Panko parmesan herb coating, creamy polenta, roasted red pepper chive butter sauce
  • Chef's Daily Creation

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

  • 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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Sample Wine Offerings, Changes Weekly

Whites

  • PROSECCO, CAVICCHIOLI 1928, Italy

  • SPARKLING, ROEDERER, Brut, CA half bottle

  • CAVA, CHIC, Brut, Spain

  • ROSE’, AEX, FR

  • RIESLING, from the cellar

  • SAUVINGON BLANC, GROTH, Napa Valley

  • PINOT GRIS, LANGE, OR

  • CHARDONNAY, CHALK HILL, RRV

Reds

  • PINOT NOIR, LANGE, Willamette Valley

  • MALBEC, LLAMA, Mendoza, Argentina

  • MERLOT, DRUMHELLER, Columbia Valley

  • CABERNET, GRAVEL BAR, Columbia Valley, WA

  • SYRAH, THE PUNDIT, Columbia Valley, WA

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, METISSE, Napa Valley, 05

  • CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE, DOMAINE DU LAZERT, FR, 05

Bottled Water

  • Saratoga Spring Water

    Still | Sparkling