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Bon Appétit for Two!
The local food scene in the Lake George Area makes it a great place for food lovers. Bistro LeRoux, in Lake George, has a 91% Trip Advisor rating and is designed for lingering over plates of locally sourced food. The co-owner, Chef Tiff, is a vegetarian, and while there are plenty of incredible cuts of meat and seafood offered, the whole and half plate menu features options for vegetarians, vegans and those needing to eat gluten-free. Walk in and discover yourself in a romantically lit venue, with cozy seats and an inviting bar. Definitely call ahead for reservations!
A breathtaking option for romance and a treat for the palate is exploring the Top of the World Grill. The food is largely sourced from the on-site farm, as well as from other local farmers and food artisans. The view once you arrive on property affords a gorgeous vantage of Lake George to the north. Once inside the restaurant, the tile floor, wood interior, and view of the golf course will make you feel as if you’ve been whisked to a far away place. A favorite venue for weddings, the grounds are gorgeous and the meals are unforgettable!
If you imagine a traditional, Italian restaurant when you think of romance, then Mario’s Restaurant in Lake George should be on your radar. Arrive hand-in-hand and then settle in for a leisurely meal with tasty Italian fare and seats that invite you to slow down, gaze at your love, and sip red wine. Reservations are a good plan.
Romantic Nights into Morning
Voted #1 as New York’s most romantic inn, the Lamplight Inn B&B in Lake Luzerne sits on acres of lawn surrounded by towering white pines and wooded mountain trails. Enjoy a glass of wine on their wraparound porch, work on a jigsaw puzzle in the cozy Great Room and enjoy breakfast in the spacious sun porch.
Does your idea of romance lean more towards sleeping in late, calling for room service, and taking a short walk nearby for drinks? We can take care of that too! The Inn at Erlowest looks like a castle and guarantees you’ll sleep like royalty. This stone building perched atop the western shore of Lake George is spectacular, from the food to the accommodations. If you aren’t already married, this place will definitely plant the idea!
The new Courtyard Marriott in the village of Lake George mixes the option to stay in with the ease of walking out the front door to countless options for cocktails, dinner or the best slice of pizza you’ve ever had. Enjoy a lake view room, a balcony, the indoor pool, or perhaps a couple's work out in the fitness room. Stay for a night, or a week, the hotel is happy to welcome you!
The Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls is another option for couples. The recently renovated downtown jewel is a stately presence across from the beautiful City Park. Boasting 113 rooms and 11 suites, The Q also has an intimate bar and Park 26, a lovely restaurant featuring American Cuisine. Sit beneath twinkling white lights in the outdoor seating, listen to live local music or enjoy the quaint chimes of nearby City Hall’s clock tower on the hour.
Cheers to Love and Beer!
It isn’t all about eating and sleeping, there is also toasting and tasting to be done. The Lake George Area has more craft breweries and wineries than you might imagine! The Adirondack Pub & Brewery has a hearty menu of beers they brew on-site, while 163 Tap Room offers an impressive and rotating roster of local, regional, national, and international beers. Between the two, any couple should be able to find something worthy of their toast. If beer’s your thing, Davidson Brothers and Mean Max Brew Works are conveniently located across the street from one another on Glen Street in Glens Falls.
Adirondack Winery on Canada Street in Lake George offers a variety of tasting options as well as wonderful partnerships at places like Dunham’s Bay Resort. Adirondack Wine Merchants is a wonderful wine and spirit shop with proprietors who will help you find the perfect bottle, which you might choose to enjoy back in your room. Or, if the idea of a hot air balloon with champagne or mimosas gives you butterflies, take your love on high with Adirondack Balloon Flights!
The Lake George Area was made for love. In fact, there are even keepsakes made by a company called, wait for it, Love is on Lake George. Take your love to the lake and return home more in love than ever!