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Great Adirondack Steak And Seafood Co.

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Active Beers: 19
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86
very good

27 Ratings
Ratings: 27
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 18.45%
$$$ - a bit pricey


[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

34 Main Street
Lake Placid, New York, 12946
United States
phone: (518) 523-1629

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TangTKE402

New York

4.35/5  rDev +16.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$$

Atmosphere: Located right in downtown Lake Placid, many may overlook this true gem of an Adirondack Brewery/restaurant. In the wintertime, one may be drawn to the outdoor fire or the delicious smells coming from within. Once inside the restaurant, put your name on the list (they don't take reservations) and sidle up to the bar to enjoy some unique atmosphere and a fairly diverse selection of beer with a specialty brew popping up fairly frequently. Adirondack themes persist: wood everywhere; Lake Placid Olympic paraphernalia; an open-hearth wood fireplace; and the authentic feel of an old Adirondack logging camp.

Quality: The beer they brew is tasty, with a home-spun feel. They are not risk-avers, as they have many different types of brews available throughout the year, including some on-cask versions of their other beers, and seasonal varietals that are done very well. Highlights: Their smoked porter was really well done, and their John Brown Pale Ale is a hoppy, delicious and well-crafted brew. Their Belgian Abbey Ale is a bit disappointing, but at least they had the stones to give it a whirl, and it's not a total failure.

Service: Service overall was great. I was there on an incredibly busy winter Saturday with an hour-long wait for a table, but I still received attentive bartending and even chatted for a while with a bartender that may have been the head brewer. Once we got to our tables, the waitstaff was knowledgeable and friendly. The only downside I noticed- all drink orders went through the bar, from a Pepsi to a bottle of wine. This slowed down service at the bar, and at the dinner table. Also the layout required the busboys to carry trays of empty dishes through the line of waiting patrons to get to the kitchen. While at the bar, I also noticed that the bartenders were washing all of their own glassware (probably due to the extremely busy nature of the evening) which lent an air of chlorine-smelling water vapor to the entire bar region, which affected by ability to properly smell the beer.

Selection: A great selection of beers I would expect in the wintertime (no IPA while I was there, but an Imperial IPA was scheduled for the week after.) Their beer variety is improved with a rotating selection, seasonals, and experiments. The food selection is also great, living up to their name with a wide variety of delicious steak and seafood.

Food: If you're looking for a place that brews on-site, but has better food than your standard brewpub fare, this is it. The salmon I had was seasoned and cooked to perfection, as were the Scallops my wife ordered. Both the baked and mashed potatoes were outstanding as well, and though I didn't eat any steak, it looked and smelled fantastic. This is where fine dining and fine brewing meet.

Value: You don't come here for a cheap, quick meal, and as such you get the prices associated with better food. The beer prices are a fairly standard $4.00 per pint, but the growler was coming in at $32.00 for a first fill, which is a bit steep for me. Food prices are around the $20.00 and up per entree (the offer lobster, king crab, and filet mignon for well above $20.00) and I didn't catch appetizer or lunch prices, as I wasn't in the market.

01-24-2011 22:21:21 | More by TangTKE402
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Cooker_stp

New York

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7%

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T-34-85

New York

4.21/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4 | $$$

This is a great place.

This brewpub, located in Lake Placid, Regularly has 6 different in-house brews on tap across a wide range of styles. The John Brown Pale Ale is good, but is actually much more like an IPA. They also make seasonal Double IPAs that are very good, and very potent.

The inside bar are is very nicely appointed with lots of Adirondack-y exposed wood and good ambiance. Good knowledgeable bar tenders.

Perhaps the best feature to compliment the great microbrew, is the outside dining area/patio, which has amazing adirondack mountain and lake views.

Overall, it's a great place to have a good, limited production beer while enjoying good food, and soaking in the views. Highly recommend making the trip.

11-29-2013 15:48:01 | More by T-34-85
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BeerBucks

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

10-09-2013 01:26:03 | More by BeerBucks
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75 | $$$

glad I finally got to check this place out, they have been happening since 1996 right on the main drag in lake placid. ski lodge looking interior, rustic wood, fireplace, low ceilings and dim lighting. a small wood featured bar is there in back, with maybe 8 beers on. all of there beers were solid, but this is your relatively generic lineup, a pale ale, a stout, a red beer, and a handful of seasonals along with the obligatory light beer for the weenies. john brown pale, the oatmeal stout, and the esb were all exceptional. the best part was the bartender, whose name eludes me now. he was overly generous with the samples, left the bar to show us the brewhouse, fielded questions, and was a genuinely nice human being. he also gave me a free growler as I left after I told him about my beer blogging and writing. this was a place I would have been happy to sit all night and relax. prices were a little steep, 6 bucks a pint, but it is a finer food establishment, and its priced accordingly. we didn't eat, but the food going out looked well crafted. this is one of the two breweries in town, and well worth a visit on your next trip to placid.

09-19-2013 14:38:49 | More by StonedTrippin
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jjboesen

Maryland

4.38/5  rDev +17.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25 | $$

In the quaint village of Lake Placid, New York, nestled in the Adirondack Mountains, are two fine purveyors of hand crafted beer: one is Lake Placid Craft Brewing (See Review) and the other is this one.

Housed on Main Street in a cranberry clapboard building (the brewery is in the back), the Great Adirondack Steak and Seafood Company (aka Adirondack Brewing) is a small seven-barrel family-run brewpub/restaurant that doles out award-winning brews to tourists, locals and beer aficionados alike. Sneak around to the small and atmospheric bar area and stay a while.

Or … you can sit and enjoy your meal in the cozy interior that evokes mountains and skiing – Lake Placid was the home of the 1980 Winter Olympic Games, the one where the US hockey team defeated USSR on ice. (Do you believe in miracles?) The main dining room is bright and airy with a view of Main Street outside the large picture windows. Most of the walls, nooks and crannys are liberally festooned with a myriad of mountain sports bric-a-bric. Should Dudley Do-Wright need some snow shoes (to rescue Nell, perhaps?), he could do no wrong by swinging by here – after he’s downed a few beers.

The beer selection is decent and runs the gamet of most popular styles: Blonde Ale, John Brown Pale Ale, a hyper-hopped IPA named after Sean Somebody, a smoked porter, stout, red ale and a sweet Belgian dubbel round out the list. Not bad.

So, should you go to Lake Placid to ski, hike, or whatever, and crave great beer in a homey environment, then you could Do-No-Wrong.

03-22-2013 17:41:54 | More by jjboesen
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minchhoffb

New York

1/5  rDev -73.3%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1 | $$$

Stopped by here on a Thursday afternoon (4PMish) for a couple beers. Beautiful day so we sat in the nice outside seating area. There are about 15 tables outside with two being occupied when we arrived. Waitress came by and started going over specials. I said we were only having some beer (it was only 4). She then proceeded to tell us that they have a policy that you have to sit at the bar unless you are ordering food. I told here we would be out of their way in less then an hour (theoretically before the crowds arrive) and she said there was nothing she could do. We had my 4 yo daughter along so we left. I asked to see the manager and after 10 minutes he came out and confirmed the policy.

I will never return to this establishment. Based on reviews of food and beer I won't be missing much. I would understand that policy maybe on a Friday night at 6 pm but a weekday at 4 with 12 open tables? Coincidently we walked by at 5:30pm and they still had only 3 out of 15 tables full.

07-03-2012 18:52:25 | More by minchhoffb
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ikats

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$

My friends and I have a tradition of driving to Lake Placid from New York City once a year. This was our 6th trip. In all of those trips we stopped by Great Adirondack Steak and Seafood Company only twice (including this trip). It's not that we have something against the place, but it's more of a restaurant than a pub (and we cook at home).

This year we stopped by in the early afternoon, so the restaurant was empty. The bar area had a few people, and since it's fairly small, I would describe it as full. The atmosphere was laid back. Friendly. Relaxed. I think the restaurant area would feel a little more formal.

I had a sampler of their beers. All very enjoyable. Don't recall any standouts, but also don't recall any questionable brews. Enjoyed trying them all. One problem was that apparently they had some other beer flowing out of the Black IPA line, which was clearly not Black IPA. After a discussion involving a few people in front of and behind the bar, the problem was finally corrected (it might've been residual beer from another keg still in the line). Proper Black IPA was promptly added to my sampler; however, my friend who was drinking a pint of this beer didn't get her drink exchanged. I don't think it was malicious, but some more attention would've been nice.

Service was friendly. We didn't try any food, so I can't comment on that. Not sure if I'll be back soon. I think I'm comfortable stopping by every 3-4 years to see what's going on, but in my opinion the place does not lend itself to hanging out for considerable amount of time.

04-02-2012 03:49:47 | More by ikats
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$$

If you're thirsting for a nice craft brew in Lake Placid, you could do worse than this place. You could probably do better too. It strikes me as more of a restaurant than a brew pub. The bar area is small and quite crowded. Having to compete with the wait staff to get the bar tenders' attention sucks. The bottom line is, if you're in town, it's okay; however, I wouldn't make a special trip for it - for the beer that is. I cannot vouch one way or the other for the food. It was busy, so I am sure people were enjoying themselves.

07-21-2011 16:38:59 | More by DWolf
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Great Adirondack Steak And Seafood Co. in Lake Placid, NY
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