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. 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 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

We are now accepting reservations for our Your Holiday Parties!
Please call us at 518-494-4751 to make a reservation

To ensure a safe dining experience, our tables are at a minimum of 6 feet apart, our staff wear masks and are trained in disinfecting protocols. We also go above by utilizing ultra violet lights that disinfect all surfaces and the air. Our four dining areas are used to ensure we are able to spread guests and out for proper social distancing.

Dining - Adirondack Hotel, Friends Lake Inn

Main Dining Room Menu

Serving Friday, Saturday and Sunday's 5:30-8:00 reservations required.

Starters

  • Soup of the Night

  • Juniper Hill Farms Mixed Greens

    shaved delicata squash, cranberry dressing
  • Caesar Salad

    Romaine wedges, roasted garlic ciabatta chip, Caesar dressing, shaved parmesan, white anchovies
    Add Grilled chicken | Bistro steak | Grilled Shrimp
  • Arugula Salad

    house duck confit, organic squash, creamy smoked blue cheese

Soups & Salads

  • Hot Smoked Salmon Crostini

    truffle aioli
  • Burrata

    sundried tomatoes, balsamic-thyme reduction, roasted garlic ciabatta chip
  • Organic Kabocha Squash Agnolotti

    sage cream sauce
  • Steamed Cherry Stone Clams

    garlic, basil, white wine, chili flakes

Mains

  • Pan Roasted Duck Breast

    brown butter sweet potato puree, cranberry-apple gastrique
  • Grilled New Zealand Rack of Lamb

    garlic mashed potatoes, rosemary jus
  • Seafood Diablo

    shrimp, cherry stone clams, scallops, smoked shishito peppers, pappardelle pasta, spicy tomato broth
  • Grilled Filet Mignon

    creamy truffle potato dauphinoise, red wine sauce
  • Roasted Organic Delicata Squash

    organic vegetables, toasted pumpkin seeds, gremolata, smoked mushroom jus
  • Southshire Farms Rabbit Cacciatore

    braised rabbit, olives, peppers, mushrooms, polenta, basil essence
  • Chef's Creation

    Daily inspiration!

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 closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Opening Thursday Dec. 3 till Sunday Dec. 13, serving dinner 5:00pm -8:00pm. For dinner reservations, please call the Bistro at 518-494-4327.

Starters

  • Daily Soup

  • Mixed Field Greens

    Juniper Hill Farms organic greens
  • BB Caesar Salad

    Romaine hearts, grilled garlic ciabatta chip, Caesar dressing, white anchovies
    add Grilled Chicken | Bistro Steak | Grilled Shrimp
  • Charcuterie & Cheese Board

    Cured meats, house pickled vegetables, olives, dried fruit, house crackers
  • Grilled Chicken Wings

    Smoked jalapeno, honey mustard, sweet chili
  • Smoked Shishito Peppers

    Roasted squash aioli
  • House Made Hummus

    House crackers, roasted peppers, crisp organic vegetables, olives
  • Grilled Polenta

    Forest mushrooms, shiitake agrodolce

Sandwiches

  • Friends Lake Inn Burger

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

    Garlic, herbs, tomato, arugula, pesto, smoked mozzarella, potato roll
  • Phili Cheese Steak

    Shaved beef, smoked shishito peppers, onions, provolone cheese, grilled sour dough
  • Crab Cake BLT

    Lump crab cake, butter lettuce, smokey remoulade, toasted brioche

Mains

  • Pan Seared Sea Scallops

    Maple roasted squash puree, wilted organic kale
  • Chicken Tikka Masala

    Yogurt marinated chicken, fennel scented blended rice, spiced tomato cream sauce
  • Crispy Skinned Rainbow Trout

    Basil mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, carrot-apple butter
  • Grilled Polenta

    Forest mushrooms, shiitake agrodolce
  • Chef's Daily Creation

  • Grilled Bistro Steak

    Organic vegetables, garlic mashed potatoes, chimichurri
  • Pasta Primavera

    Juniper Hill Farms organic vegetables, roasted red peppers, wine, pesto, parmesan
Dining - Adirondack Hotel, Friends Lake Inn

Breakfast Menu

Breakfast is included with your accommodations, with the exception of the Cabin

Entrée

  • McCann's Irish Oatmeal Creme Brulee

    Steel cut oats, mixed fruit compote
  • ADK Breakfast Casserole

    Bacon, mushrooms, peppers, tomatoes, cheese, eggs, breakfast potatoes, fire roasted salsa
  • 2 Eggs any style

    Breakfast potatoes Choice of maple glazed bacon or country sausage, toast
  • Orange Cardamom Pancakes

    Berry compote
  • Open Face Smoked Salmon Croissant

    Dill cream cheese, hard-boiled Latremore Farm egg, Juniper Hill Farm tomato, pickled cucumber relish
  • 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.

Dining - Adirondack Hotel, Friends Lake Inn

Sample Wine Offerings, Changes Weekly

Whites

  • PROSECCO, CAVICCHIOLI 1928, Italy

  • SPARKLING, ROED, Brut, CA half bottle

  • CAVA, CHIC, Brut, Spain

  • ROSE’, STOLLER ESTATES, Dundee Hills, OR

  • RIESLING, from the cellar

  • SAUVINGON BLANC, GROTH, Napa Valley

  • PINOT GRIS, LEFT COAST, OR

  • CHARDONNAY, CHALK HILL, RRV

Reds

  • PINOT NOIR, STOLLER, Dundee Hills

  • 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

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