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Great Adirondack Steak & Seafood Company

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Great Adirondack Steak & Seafood Company Review

The extensive menu at this casual downtown eatery and microbrewery combines American and Continental fare. For a starter you might sample the escargots and mushrooms in puff pastry and cream sauce or bite into the nicely laden bruschetta. If you want a spicy-sweet start to your meal, try the Mardis Gras shrimp (spicy shrimp baked in jalapeño corn bread and drizzled with honey). Steak selections include a filet mignon (6- or 10-ounce options), sirloin sandwich, and New York strip steak au poivre. There are also seafood items, like the Seashore Pasta, packed with mussels, artichoke hearts, clams, portobella mushrooms, and sun-dried and grape tomatoes. The staff will know just which microbrew should go with your meal, and if you or your kids want to try a homemade brew but without the alcohol, order a root beer, made on the premises with pure mountain water and cane sugar. (If you're really curious how the brewing process works, request a tour of the small brewing facilities.) For a sweet finish, share a slice of the New York cheesecake drizzled with strawberries.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 2442 Main St., Lake Placid, NY 12946 | Map It
  • Phone: 518/523–1629
  • Location: Lake Placid

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations not accepted.
  • Credit cards accepted.

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    These Steaks come with a Disclaimer

    At one time this popular restaurant served succulent steaks and cold brews to tempt the palate. The dining was casual and relaxed. Now the dinning room has placed guests elbow to elbow as they optimize every square inch of dining space. And surprisingly, the fillet mignon comes with a disclaimer. One diner ordered a medium-well fillet mignon at an adjacent table and it was singed black. When he calmly remarked to the waiter there was no pink center the manager was brought out and told the guest that there was a disclaimer on the menu (with our poor vision we were anxious to spy this, but alas without our reading glasses). His lady friend also had the same plight. The manger loudly admonished them for their order and offered no resolution. The couple was visibly upset and remarked that they had dined there over the course of several years. My meal also had issues. The mozzarella block was served lukewarm and the salad was extremely skimpy. The chicken parmesan had overtones of BBQ pork, was thick and chewy. A better bet is the Brown Dog across the street. Great view and a gourmet menu for less that this "tourist trap".

    by Tastemaster, 4/9/09

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