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8 Great Upstate NY Restaurants With A View That’s Worth The Drive

There are few things more satisfying than enjoying a great meal with an equally great view. From Glens Falls to the Adirondacks, there are many restaurants with spectacular views that are definitely worth a road trip. Here are eight of them to get you started…

1. The Aviator Restaurant – Queensbury, NY

One of the Glens Falls Region’s newest restaurants, The Aviator offers unique scenery, thanks to its location alongside the runway of Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport. Diners can enjoy exciting views of planes taking off and landing, and the menu has something for everyone.

2. The Docksider Restaurant – Lake George, NY

Located on the shores of Glen Lake is The Docksider, a restaurant that offers brilliant views all year long. The casual dining menu features burgers, sandwiches, pizzas, and entrees, and children are always welcome.

3. The Grist Mill Restaurant – Warrensburg, NY

The Grist Mill is a rustic restaurant on the Schroon River in Warrensburg. The fine dining establishment features classic American cuisine, like steak and seafood, with rich European influences.

4. The Boathouse Restaurant – Lake George, NY

Enjoy a casual, fine dining experience at The Boathouse Restaurant, beautifully located on Lake George’s waterfront. Private docking is available for those who wish to arrive by boat, and the seasonal menu offers a new twist on comfort food.

5. The Algonquin Restaurant – Bolton Landing, NY

Lake George’s picturesque Huddle Bay is home to The Algonquin Restaurant. The American menu includes salads, burgers, pasta, seafood, and steak, and the beautiful views are hard to beat.

6. The Moose Lodge Boathouse Restaurant – Lake Placid, NY

Located at The Whiteface Club & Resort overlooking Mirror Lake, The Moose Lodge Boathouse Restaurant offers panoramic views of Whiteface Mountain and the surrounding scenery. The menu includes a wide array of grilled items and salads, and docks are available for those arriving by boat.

7. The View Restaurant – Lake Placid, NY

The View at Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa is highly regarded as the only AAA Four-Diamond “Exceptional” rated restaurant in Lake Placid, and is the perfect spot for a memorable evening out. The fine dining menu features seafood, chicken, and pasta, among other specialties.

8. The Hungry Trout Restaurant – Wilmington, NY

Enjoy fine dining overlooking the Flume Falls section of the Ausable River’s West Branch at The Hungry Trout. Diners love the cozy, rustic atmosphere, and the menu offers fresh seafood, steaks, venison, and other dishes inspired by the Adirondacks.

Want even more great places to eat? Check out our dining directories for the Glens Falls Region, Lake George Area, and the Adirondacks!