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“Superbly Fantastic!”

Taste Bistro and Bar
Ranked #6 of 107 Restaurants in Lake Placid
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Description: Taste Bistro & Bar is recognized for its warm, friendly, and casual atmosphere where food and drink are the primary focus. With a panoramic view of Mirror Lake, this comfortable nook is a welcoming place for house guests, local residents and a haven for friends and family who simply want a great meal served with a glass of wine or a regional brew. Enjoy live music on Friday and Saturday nights.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I always vacation in Lake Placid and The Mirror Lake Inn is always top of our must do during our time there.
This time, we dined at the Inn’s Taste Bistro and could not have been more pleased with every aspect of our dining experience! Newanja( please forgive my spelling ) was attentive, polite, helpful and went out of his way to attend to our every need. He is top notch in our book and after speaking with him, we can see why he has spent three seasons at this fine establishment! Adam, his table assistant was equally kind and pleasantly cordial and helpful and deserves high praise also.
Down to our dinner. The ambiance of this more casual fare restaurant, is tremendous. We had a table overlooking beautiful Mirror Lake and was quiet and intimate. My husband and I both chose the pot roast, the house specialty, and it was, simply put, OUT OF THIS WORLD!! Tender, moist and flavorful, the meat was cooked deliciously and to perfection, with roasted and carmelized vegetables, cooked expertly, not overdone, and very very tasty! The sauce was savory and full of flavor. This meal by all our standards was a 10 +++ and the chef absolutely knocked it out of the park ! Service, food ambiance- Mirror Lake does it all each and every time.
See why it’s top of our must do list? Oh, and I mustn’t forget, the price point at Taste Bistro is moderate also. It was our most memorable dining experience of our vacation. Thank you!

Thank Mainenewbie
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MLI, Manager at Taste Bistro and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for dining at Taste Bistro. We’re glad that the Mirror Lake Inn is always a “must do” during your visits to Lake Placid and we’re glad that you enjoyed Taste Bistro. Our staff appreciate your compliments and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Sincerely,
Christopher Jarvis
Director of Rooms
Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa

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Reviewed 27 August 2018

On a sleepy Tuesday evening, my husband and I took an Uber from a nearby motel for a casual light bite at the Mirror Lake Inn. Because they didn't take reservations, we were hoping for a decent table at Taste, the Inn's casual dining room. Upon arrival, there was only one table left, which didn't offer much of a view... until.... the hostess asked if we'd like our table to be moved outside to a private veranda. It was the first cool night of the summer, and when they carried the table outside, we could hardly believe the VIP private dining experience we enjoyed. With the heavy french doors shut, it was as if we were the only people at the resort. The view was spectacular, the food amazing, and the drinks and wine beyond compare. All in all, a perfect night. Best night of the summer. HIGHLY RECOMMEND

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Thank hexagons
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MLI, Manager at Taste Bistro and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you for dining at Taste Bistro. We’re so glad that you enjoyed your dining experience, the food, drinks and wine. We’re delighted it was the highlight of your summer and we hope that we will have the pleasure of your return.

Sincerely,
Christopher Jarvis
Director of Rooms
Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa

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Reviewed 21 August 2018

food was fine. added shrimp to pasta for 8 bucks and 3 shrimp were added. service good. bread with Saratoga evoo and balsamic great. had to send back app as it was cold. next table sent food back as well.

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Thank amymiazga
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MLI, Manager at Taste Bistro and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

We’re glad that you enjoyed the homemade breads from our bake shop and accompanying Saratoga Olive Oil as well as the service provided by our staff.

I’m sorry if the temperature of the Oysters Rockefeller was not to your liking. It is one of, if not the most popular appetizer on our menu for which we consistently receive many wonderful comments. That said, I’m glad that the Manager was able to promptly fire another order for you and made sure that you were satisfied with the second one.

As a top 5 restaurant on TripAdvisor it is extremely important to us that we give all our guests a great experience.

Sincerely,
Christopher Jarvis
Director of Rooms
Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa

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Reviewed 18 August 2018

We ate dinner here twice. The potroast, seafood stew as well as the sliced beef were all delicious.
The servers were hospitable, attentive, and interesting to talk to. Most of them are students from Serbia.

Thank Arnold F
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MLI, Manager at Taste Bistro and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Thank you for dining at Taste Bistro. We’re happy that you enjoyed the pot roast and seafood stew. They are both good choices and very popular. Our staff appreciate your compliments on their service and look forward to your return.

Sincerely,
Christopher Jarvis
Director of Rooms
Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa

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Reviewed 30 July 2018

We sat at the bar, arriving an hour or so before the evening entertainment--Chris Wilson, who has an exceptionally clear and lovely voice. The food we had was really good: my wife had linguini, prepared simply, without sauce, but with tomato and oil. She loved it. I had the signature pot roast, which was actually a sort of beef stew. Unbelievable! Couldn't have been better.... We also had drinks, well prepared, as well as a glass of Bordeaux for her and a Messiah brown ale for me. Both were excellent accompaniments. A scoop of vanilla ice cream each and a couple of cups of really good coffee made the meal perfect. And we got to hear about three quarters of an hour of song. One delightful addition to the experience, since we were seated as close to the singer as possible, was a toddler right behind us who couldn't stop dancing to the music. Part of the show?!

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Thank RevL05
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MLI, Manager at Taste Bistro and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Thank you for dining at Taste Bistro. We appreciate your compliments on the food, drinks, service and live music by Chris Wilson. We look forward to your return.

Sincerely,
Christopher Jarvis
Director of Rooms
Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa

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