LAKE PLACID - The View Restaurant, at Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid, has recently garnered impressive ratings from OpenTable, the online booking engine that is trusted by 31,000 restaurants and 575 million diners.
The information is based on reviews from more than 13,000 restaurants during February 2014. On a scale of 1-5 with 5 being the best, The View Restaurant received an overall score of 5. The AAA Four Diamond rated dining establishment, located inside Mirror Lake Inn, scored 5 for Food and 4.7 in each of the categories of Service and Ambiance.
"Your restaurant is clearly delivering a dining experience that guests love," stated the communication from OpenTable, which offers reservation service in real time.
"We appreciate this strong endorsement from our dinner guests, and are very happy that they are having such an enjoyable experience with us," Mirror Lake Inn owner Ed Weibrecht said. "Our kitchen staff, led by Executive Chef Jarrad Lang, works diligently every day to bring the freshest products and the finest preparation to our guests' tables."
Dining Room Manager Katie Welch added, "A large part of our success is the emphasis we put on wine and service training. We bring in consultants to work with our staff to continue their education process. In turn we pass that knowledge and guidance to our guests. Our staff strives to go above and beyond in creating a top shelf experience."
The View emphasizes sustainability and works closely with the North Country farm community to bring a taste of the region to its tables.
Currently, The View reaches out to seven area farms:
-Kilcoyne Farms in Brasher Falls for Angus beef
-Tucker Farms in Gabriels provides potatoes
-Fledging Crow in Keeseville supplies vegetables
-Gonyea Maple Syrup in Lake Placid to top off Mirror Lake Inn's Adirondack Flapjacks
-Harmony Hills Farmstead in Malone delivers beef, pork and poultry
-Juniper Hill Farm in Westport brings The View Restaurant naturally grown vegetables
-Asgaard Farm and Dairy in Ausable Forks offers farmstead cheeses and other dairy products
Other honors received by The View Restaurant include the Wine Spectator Award for the 14th consecutive year. It has been Four Diamond rated by AAA for seven straight years.
Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa has been Four Diamond rated by AAA for 30 consecutive years.