Dining at Friends Lake Inn

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

The Main Dining Room provides an idealistic spot for intimate dining with a focus on exquisite farm-to-fork upscale dining without any formal dress requirements. The historic architecture including the original roof, beams and fireplace from the 1800’s and candlelit tables provide a level of intimacy that is hard to find. 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. Have a drink at the bar 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 Breeze Dining Room. The bright dining area and fresh coffee and tea are sure to start your day with a smile.

Dining - Adirondack Hotel, Friends Lake Inn
Dining - Adirondack Hotel, Friends Lake Inn
Dining - Adirondack Hotel, Friends Lake Inn

Sample Main Dining Room Menu

Dining availability in the Main Dining Room is currently limited due to New York state regulations. Please contact us for availability

Starters

  • Wild Caught White Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail$15

    Smoked salt poached, cocktail sauce
  • Antipasto for Two$18

    salami, tomatoes, artichoke hearts, smoked mozzarella, roasted red peppers olives, pickled red onions
  • Roasted Wild Mushroom Ravioli$13

    White wine, garlic, cream, fresh herbs
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    Chef Inspired

Soups & Salads

  • Soup of the night$7

  • Lobster Bisque$10

    Sherry crème fraiche
  • Mixed Greens$7

    Carrots, tomatoes, baby cucumbers, balsamic vinaigrette
  • Caesar Salad$10

    Romaine wedges, wilted tomatoes, Caesar dressing, shaved parmesan, white anchovies
    Add grilled chicken $6 | Flat iron steak $8 | Grilled Shrimp $7

Mains

  • Oven Roasted Chicken Breast$28

    Red quinoa, wilted arugula, thyme jus
  • Veal Chop$34

    Breaded, lightly fried, arugula, red onions, tomatoes, shaved parmigiana
  • Shrimp Scampi$36

    Tagliatelle pasta, lemon, mushrooms, garlic, arugula
  • Pan Seared Filet Mignon$39

    Prosciutto-wrapped black angus filet, mushroom risotto, sautéed vegetables dijon butter sauce
  • Oscar's Grilled Smoked Porterhouse Pork Chop$32

    Roasted vegetables, mashed sweet potatoes, maple mustard glaze
  • Roasted Carrots, Farro, Chickpeas$24

    Crème fraiche, pepitas
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Dinner Meal Plan Guests include choice of Soup or Salad, an Entrée and Dessert. Specials may have an upcharge for those on the meal plan, see the specials menu for this information. A service charge of 20% will be added to your check. Starter course is an additional charge.

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Sample Birch Bistro Menu

Starters

  • Daily Soup$5

  • Mixed Field Greens$7

    Juniper Hill Farms vegetables
  • BB Caesar Salad$8

    Romaine hearts, Parmesan chip, Caesar dressing, white anchovies
    Add grilled chicken $6 | Flat iron steak $10 | Grilled Shrimp $7
  • Charcuterie & Cheese Board$16

    Cured meats, house pickled vegetables, olives, dried fruit, house crackers
  • Grilled Chicken Wings6 | $7 or 12 |$13

    Yellow Sriracha, honey mustard, sweet chili
  • Crab Louie Sliders15

    Blue crab, butter lettuce, egg, brioche buns
  • House Made Hummus$11

    House crackers, roasted peppers, crisp organic vegetables, olives
  • Citrus Cured Salmon$13

    House cured, brioche toast, lemon crema

Sandwiches

  • Friends Lake Inn Burger$12

    Short rib, chuck, brisket blend, LTOP, potato roll | House fries/ketchup or salad
    Cheese $1
    Applewood smoked bacon $1
    Fried egg $1
  • Dirty Burger$16

    Smoked pulled pork, ground beef, tomato, cheddar, slaw, BBQ sauce, potato roll | fries or salad
  • Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich$15

    Pimento cheese, lettuce, tomato, potato roll | fries or salad

Mains

  • Seared Sea Scallops$25

    Chilled soba noodles, roasted peppers, local corn, smoked soy
  • Chicken Penne Pasta Alfredo $19

    Roasted chicken, roasted red peppers, smoked garlic cream sauce
  • Classic Crab Louie Salad$24

    Blue crab, bibb lettuce, tomatoes, hard-cooked eggs, Louie dressing
  • Chicken Alfredo$19

    Tagliatelle pasta, mushrooms, broccoli, parmesan, grilled baguette
  • Grilled PolentaEntrée | $17 Starter | $9

    Forest mushrooms, shiitake agrodolce
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  • Grilled Flat Iron Steak$22

    Charred red onions, smashed roasted fingerling potatoes, chimichurri
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Sample Breakfast Menu

Entrée

Includes your choice of bacon or sausage

  • Old Fashioned Oats

    Brown Sugar, dried fruit, toasted almonds
  • Frittata of the day

    Chef Inspired
  • 2 Eggs

    Serviced with potatoes
  • Pancakes

    Local maple syrup
  • Brioche French Toast

    Local maple syrup, fruit

Beverages

  • Juice

    Orange, Grapefruit, Cranberry
  • Friends Lake Coffee

    Medium Roast
  • Divinitea Teas

    Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Oolong Organic Apple Strudel
    Green Teas: Makaibari Estate, Mango Ginger Lemon Mint, "Peace on Earth” (orange peel, cinnamon, clove, licorice, blackberry leaf)

** Breakfast includes a choice of one entrée per person and includes coffee, tea, and juice. 20% service charge, taxes and additional entrees or sides will be billed to your account.

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Featured Wine List

Whites

  • PROSECCO, CAVICCHIOLI 1928, Italy$12 (9oz) | $32 bottle

  • SPARKLING, CHANDON, Brut, CA half bottle$14 (9oz) | $28 bottle

  • SPARKLING, GRUET, New Mexico$39 Bottle

  • ROSE’, STOLLER ESTATES, Dundee Hills, OR$12 (6oz) | $16 (9oz) | $28 bottle

  • RIESLING, from the cellar$12 (6oz) | $16 (9oz) | $43 bottle

  • SAUVINGON BLANC, CHARLES KRUG, Napa Valley$11 (6oz) | $15 (9oz) | $39 bottle

  • PINOT GRIS, LEFT COAST, OR$11 (6oz) | $15 (9oz) | $39 bottle

  • CHARDONNAY, TALBOTT, Kali Hart, Monterey$13 (6oz) | $17 (9oz) | $47 bottle

Reds

  • PINOT NOIR, PATRICIA GREEN RESERVE, Willamette Valley$15 (6oz) $19 (9oz) | $55 bottle

  • MALBEC, LLAMA, Mendoza, Argentina$11 (6oz) $15 (9oz) | $39 bottle

  • MERLOT, SEVEN FALLS CELLARS, Wahluke Slope, WA$11 (6oz) $15 (9oz) | $39 bottle

  • CABERNET, GRAVEL BAR, Columbia Valley, WA$13 (6oz) $17 (9oz) | $47 bottle

  • SYRAH, THE PUNDIT, Columbia Valley, WA $44 bottle

  • ZINFANDEL, ROBERT BIALE, Black Chicken Vineyards$49 bottle

Captains List

  • RIESLING AUSLESE, JOH. JOS. PRϋM, Germany, 14$43 Bottle

  • CHARDONNAY, FAR NIENTE, Napa Valley, 09$69 Bottle

  • CHARDONNAY, FERRAND PRESTIAGE, France, 12$38 Bottle

  • MEURSAULT, “I’ORMEAU” BOYER-MARTENOT, France, 97$52 Bottle

  • CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET, MOREAU & FILLS, France, 05$73 Bottle

  • CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET, VINCENT GIRARDIN, France, 05$79 Bottle

  • PINOT NOIR, KIM CRAWFORD, Central Otage NZ, 06$43 Bottle

  • PINOT NOIR, BREGGO, Donnelly Creek Vineyards, CA 09$49 Bottle

  • PINOT NOIR, DOMAINE SERENE, Evenstad Reserve, OR, 07$79 Bottle

  • MERLOT, LEONETTI, Columbia Valley, 04$69 Bottle

  • MERLOT, PINE RIDGE, Crimson Creek Vineyards, 09$39 Bottle

  • MERLOT, PINE RIDGE, Crimson Creek Vineyards, 09$59 Bottle

  • CABERNET, CHAPPELLET, Signature, Napa Valley, 11$69 Bottle

  • CABERNET, CORISON, Napa Valley, 09$79 Bottle

Half Bottles

  • CABERNET, METISSE, Napa Valley, 05 $32 Bottle

  • CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE, DOMAINE DU LAZERT, FR, 05 $36 Bottle

Bottled Water

  • Saratoga Spring Water$4 (12oz) | $6 (28oz)

    Still | Sparkling