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 Adirondack Dining Room provides an idealistic spot for intimate dining with a focus on farm-to-fork dining without any formal dress requirements. The murals 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.

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

FLI is serving both Inn Guests and the local community in the Birch Bistro, Patio and ADK Dining Room.

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 out for proper social distancing.

Dining - Adirondack Hotel, Friends Lake Inn

Adirondack Dining Room Menu

The Adirondack Dining Room is serving dinner nightly 5:30-8:00 pm, all are welcomed. Reservations highly recommended 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
  • Baby Iceberg Salad

    Apple-wood smoked bacon, blue cheese, hard-boiled egg
  • Chilled Heirloom Tomato Soup

Starters

  • Charcuterie & Artisan cheese

    olives, roasted marcona almonds, dried fruit, house crackers
  • Steamed PEI Mussels

    garlic, chorizo, white wine, roasted tomatoes, chili flakes
  • Fried Atlantic Calamari

    Sweet chili sauce, caper aioli
  • Smoked Blue Cheesecake

    Oscar's Blue Cheese, roasted garlic, peach chutney, grilled bread
  • Housemade Hummus

    Organic vegetables, grilled pita bread

Mains

  • Pan Seared Chicken Breast

    panko parmesan herb coating, creamy polenta, roasted red pepper chive butter sauce
  • Grilled Atlantic Swordfish

    Savoy cabbage, bacon, onions, stone-ground mustard
  • NE Seafood Stew

    Wild caught gulf shrimp, PEI mussels, swordfish, calamari, scallops, red skin potatoes, tomato-saffron broth
  • Grilled Black Angus Flat Iron Steak

    Beer-battered onion ring, Yukon mashed potatoes, sautéed spinach, chimichurri
  • Grilled Organic Vegetables

    Orzo, heirloom tomatoes, parmasan
  • Grilled Black Angus New York Strip

    12oz strip, pan roasted red skin potatoes, grilled broccolini, mushroom demi
  • Chef's Creation

    Daily inspiration!
  • Oscar's Smoked Pork Chop

    Yukon Gold masked potatoes, rainbow chard, stone fruit chutney

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 nightly 5:30-8:00pm including the outdoor patio (weather permitting). Reservations highly recommended by calling 518-494-4751. We look forward to seeing you at the Inn for dinner!

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
  • Smoked Blue Cheese Cake

    Oscar's Blue Cheese, roasted garlic, stone fruit chutney
  • Fried Atlantic Calamari

    Sweet chili sauce, caper aioli
  • House Made Hummus

    Crisp organic vegetables, grilled pita bread
  • Steamed PEI Mussels

    Chorizo, white wine, garlic, roasted tomatoes
  • Chips & Dip

    Caramelized onion dip, house chips, sea salt
  • Chorizo Flatbread

    Piquillo peppers, manchego, cilantro pesto
  • Margherita Flatbread

    Roma tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, balsamic drizzle

Mains

  • Bistro Burger

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

    Orzo, heirloom tomatoes, balsamic drizzle
  • Grilled Flatiron Steak

    Beer-battered onion ring, Yukon Gold potatoes, sautéed spinach, chimichurri
  • NE 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
  • Grilled Atlantic Swordfish

    Savoy cabbage, bacon, onions, stone-ground mustard
  • Pan Seared Chicken Breast

    Panko parmesan herb coating, creamy polenta, roasted red pepper chive butter sauce
  • Grilled Black Angus New York Strip

    12oz steak, pan roasted red skin potatoes, grilled broccolini, mushroom demi 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.

Dining - Adirondack Hotel, Friends Lake Inn

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

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