Great Adirondack Steak And Seafood Co.

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Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

34 Main Street
Lake Placid, New York, 12946
United States

(518) 523-1629 | map

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4.11/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

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3.05/5  rDev -18.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

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2.86/5  rDev -23.3%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3

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Photo of T-34-85
4.21/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

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Photo of jjboesen
4.38/5  rDev +17.4%
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.

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Photo of minchhoffb
1/5  rDev -73.2%
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.

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Photo of ikats
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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Photo of DWolf
3/5  rDev -19.6%
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.

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Photo of Hojaminbag
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

The Great Adirondak Steak and Seafood Co. is right on main street in Lake Placid. It is paneled with red cedar siding, and the entrance is a small door on one side of the building.

I stopped in to have a beer or two after a long day of skiing, not to eat dinner, but upon entering it is clear that this is a restaurant first and a bar second. I proceeded to the bar area anyway, especially after seeing that the menu is a bit on the expensive side. The bar is tiny, about 6 or 7 seats and a few high tables. The area is tucked into the corner of the building, right by the entrance to the kitchen and within view of the live lobster tank.

There are 7 or 8 house beers on-tap; there are no other choices. The chalkboard across from the bar does not have all of the choices, so ask to see a beer menu. The menu is nice, with styles and detailed descriptions of each beer. The beer itself is fairly good brewpub beer, my favorite was the dubbel (Adirondak Abbey Ale), which seems to be their flagship beer. I would guess that it is always on-tap. All of the beers were served in appropriate glassware, but for just under a pint, 5 bucks was a little pricey in my opinion. One thing to take note of is that the website taplist never seems to change. If it does, it is way behind. Either way, ignore it.

I walked in fairly early in the evening on a Thursday, so at first I was the only person in the bar. The bartender was nice enough, but not very attentive. Even though sitting alone, it took a while to get beers. Of the two or three people who were behind the bar at one time or another, none of them were interested in having a conversation about beer or anything else for that matter. They were polite, but not friendly.

When some people did populate the bar, they were fairly friendly. About half of the crowd was retirement aged tourists, and the other half were late 30s early 40s locals.

I didn't try the food, but I will at some point, as I plan to go back to Lake Placid when I can.

Overall, if you're in Lake Placid and looking for what looks like a pretty good restaurant with beer choices, stop here. Actually, if you're into beer and you're in Lake Placid, there is no reason to pass up one of two places in town with good beer, especially if you like brewpubs. I would suggest that you budget most of your time at Lake Placid Brewpub. Maybe have dinner here and do your drinking there.

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Photo of josefnewsong
3.43/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 2

let it be known that this place makes fantastic beer. best beer in the adirondacks that i have discovered. food is sub par. my last trip i ate a burger on a stale bun that broke apart while eating - and i mean crumbled. my friends had the same issue. my burger said it came with onions - it didnt. for eleven bucks thats pretty weak. also if you happen to order a more expensive burger u get half the amt of fries as someone who orders a cheaper piece of meat. also the calamari is soggy. dinner is extremely overpriced - if ur on any kind of budget dont even think of walking in after four pretty sure the cheapest appetizer was fourteen bucks so u can imagine the entrees. this place i fear has delusions of grandeur. my friends aand i have been drinking/eating here for years and i hate to say it but we are saying goodbye to steak and seafood for a while due to crappy food/service on multpile consecutive occasions...but if ur ever in lake placid u gotta try the beer. i apologize for the lack of capitalization - reviewing from phone and feeling lazy.

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Photo of mgbickel
3.88/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Located right in the heart of Lake Placid. Stopped by here with my wife for lunch during the week.

The bar is located toward the back of the building with the main seating area up front. We pulled up a few barstools. Interesting badges/shields of various police and fire departments decorate the backdrop of the bar area.

The food was interesting...we chose a cheese platter and a deep fried peanut butter and jelly can you pass something like that up! Everything was tasty.

The bartender took good care of us and even made suggestions about the food and bar menu.

Even though it is located in the center of the tourist arena, it seemed like locals frequent this place...which tells me they do things right. Definitely worth checking out...

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Photo of FeloniousDrunk
4.35/5  rDev +16.6%
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.

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Photo of micromaniac129
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Every time we go up to Lake Placid for vacation this is stop number one.
It's a retaraunt/brewpub.
It's usually pretty crowded here and the tables are close together but thats the price you pay for some good beer.
John Brown pale ale and the Ausable Wulff red are usually my primary beers there and I'll usually have my growler filled with a seasonal.
The food is good. I get fish most times since I gave up red meat. It's not good for you.
The best time to visit there is between lunch and dinner this way you can relax on the patio and maybe which the sites walk by. Then follow your wife to the shops. Remember, you can always take a break from shopping and go back and get another this way you don't bother her to much and stay out of her way.

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Photo of soju6
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Located in the middle of town. This is primarily a restuarant with the bar tucked away in the back corner. The bar area is cozy but not quite the brewpub feel you would expect. There is also a patio with a nice view of Main St.

We found seats in the bar area and had a choice of about 7-8 beers on tap. The bartender seems quite knowledgeable about the brews on tap. I started with the Ausable Wulff Red Ale which complimented my meal. I then switched to the John Brown Pale Ale which really hit the spot, and had a couple of these.

Depending on the season they are open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with a menu tailored to that time of day. Menu has a good variety. Prices a bit above average but considering your in Lake Placid they are quite reasonable. Worth a visit if passing through the area.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.23/5  rDev -13.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Large restaurant located in the middle of Lake Placid with a great view on Main Street. We stop by for lunch and patio was full though there was some room inside. Waiter was quiet attentive and ready to answer question on the beers available that day. Selection was pretty good ranging from some session type beer to more Belgian-style (abbey Dubbel, Saison). The food we ordered was good (not great thought) and prices were reasonable considering the numbers of tourist on the area. The beers are of fair quality and I would definitely stop again if I was in Town again.

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