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The Inn at Erlowest

4.7
4.7
306 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary French / American

A unique dining opportunity on Lake George.

Located in a stone mansion built in 1898, The Inn at Erlowest menu draws from the local farms and fresh seafood to create a unique and changing menu for our guests. Outside dining is offered year round included our popular igloo dining during the winter.

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Booked 1 time today
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner
    Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (518) 668-5928

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Scott Dewar

  • Catering

    Catering and take-out options are available upon request. Please call 518-668-5928 and ask for our Restaurant Manager for more details.

  • Neighbourhood

    Lake George

  • Cross Street

    Stone Schoolhouse Road

  • Parking Details

    Parking is available and offered at no charge.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 306 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Upstate New York

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  1. BB

    BriB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was great and the food is amazing! Fresh ingredients that are packed with flavor!

  2. a

    armonkfan

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Delicious food and exceptional service. I tables could use a votive or flower for decor

  3. HD

    HappyDiner

    Denver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best restaurant meal l have ever had. Everything was high quality and cooked perfect. We will be back!!!

    The Inn at ErlowestResponded on November 18, 2021

    Thank you for sharing your experience at The Inn at Erlowest! We can't wait to see you again!

  4. EF

    EdgarF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Truly amazing food in romantic atmosphere. Friendly accommodating staff.

    The Inn at ErlowestResponded on November 18, 2021

    Thank you for sharing your experience at The Inn at Erlowest! We appreciate you noticing our team members! We appreciate you dining with us and hope you will visit again soon!

  5. D

    Dux168

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    One of the reasons we decided to stay at the Inn was the reviews about the food. I do not believe that the restaurant has lived up to the reviews. The portions were modest and the presentation on the plates were fair. I had the halibut and it was dry and lacked flavor. The entrees were overpriced for the food served. Our waiter was great but there was no effort to make the dining experience nice. They could have put a tablecloth on the table and a candle would have added to the ambiance. Even if all those things were done, the food does not meet up to the reviews. I would not recommend this restaurant.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious and the service was great. The inn is lovely though the dining room facing the lake was not open. The only complaint was that the meal was very expensive.

  7. LW

    LynnW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food. The staff was friendly and professional. Food came out in a timely way. Wine was great. Margarita was a bit weak.

  8. AS

    AllenS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I was pleasantly surprised the food was so outstanding! Celebrated my wife's Birthday there. The Website does not give the food the credit it deserves, the food looks like the portions are small and the food tasteless. We took a chance anyway because of reviews. Our waitress was super friendly and attentive to all of us in the restaurant. Very Glad we went.

  9. MT

    MichaelT

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I celebrated her birthday at the Erlowest restaurant. Everything about the dining experience was exceptional. The scallops appetizer was perfectly seared and the spinach salad ordered by my wife was one of the best she has had. We both ordered the fish of the day special which was Red Snapper which was very moist and tender and beautifully presented. Our server Alexis was friendly and attentive. The perfect finish was the vanilla bean Creme brûlée. It is one of our favorites and was outstanding.

  10. PM

    PatriciaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was perfect!! Food was absolutely delicious, our server was amazing and the Inn itself is spectacular!!!

  11. F

    Fussyfoodie

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Beautiful venue, very classy but a little too stuffy for our taste. All the food was delicious ,my husband had the elk,I had the short ribs and we both had the Artisian salad as apps. Alexis was our server and she was very attentive.

  12. MO

    MarissaOBrien

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our food was amazing, the flavor profiles put together were on point and speaks to the creativity and knowledge of the chef. The restaurant was quiet and allowed for a quaint romantic night. Our waiter was attentive without hovering.

  13. c

    chuck

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our 3rd visit to the “Inn”…….another great food experience !!! Everything was great, including The service, which seems to suffer at most restaurants today.

  14. C

    Claudia

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Phenomenal service! Gourmet deliciousness!! Looking forward to returning!

  15. CM

    CindyM

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Vacation in Lake George. Beautiful restaurant, ordered the short ribs which were so so. My husband had the chicken breast which was surprisingly better than the short rib. Smaller sized portions for the price. The service was excellent as were the views. Their was a wedding going on in the reception room so the noise level was much louder than an average night. We did not mind but this might bother some for an upscale restaurant. Overall Nice experience but I don’t think I would visit again.

  16. MK

    MariaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had high expectations for eating at the Inn at Erlowest and they did not disappoint. Everything we ate was delicious. We were staying at the Inn for the weekend so I made these reservations the first night. Nothing we ate that weekend in Lake George came close to comparing. Will definitely make sure to have dinner here again even if we don't book the Inn for our lodging.

  17. e

    eatsoutalot

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    View was magnificent!! Server was great!! Dinner was delicious!!!

  18. DE

    DianeE

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service was exceptional. Everything is pricey but top notch.

  19. AS

    ArleneS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dinner was terrific and our server, Adam, was great too! Will definitely be back!

  20. m

    maryannw

    Atlantic City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing as always

  21. JL

    JeffL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is always excellent as is the service thanks to Josh and Adam.

  22. BL

    BernardL

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The setting was magnificent. Perfect for a romantic evening dinner. The food was outstanding.

  23. JA

    JAKM

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Beautiful and romantic , food was very good , and only say this because fish and short ribs were a little dry.

  24. JW

    JeremyW

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal.

  25. LJ

    LJENYC

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and impeccable cuisine. The attention to detail in the chef’s creations are phenomenal. The food was superior!

  26. D

    Dano

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience4

    Food and drinks were poor . Drink tasted like it was made in a dirty shaker. Shrimp was uncooked, fish had a strange taste.

  27. DL

    DanL

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    very charming layout, decor, building. Service & food were not perfect, but good enough to rate overall 5 stars. We were very amused by the amuse bouche - an olive tapenade which presented a heckuva lot like a cat hairball.

  28. KF

    KellyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We had a lovely anniversary dinner at the Inn. Our only complaint was that our desserts were overdone. We ordered chocolate lava cake however, when it arrived there was no lava. It was a decent chocolate cake but it was not lava cake. Otherwise, it was a great experience.

  29. B

    Brian

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Food was great, service was excellent, parking was difficult

  30. LH

    LeslieH

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    This is a beautiful Inn known for fabulous weddings. The dinners we enjoyed were first rate. I had their special crab cake as an appetizer and the special fish entree, shark! Seasonal vegetables were delicious. Others loved their salads and scallop appetizers, short ribs and risotto. The staff were lovely. The gentleman who greeted us even gave us a tour of a private dining room with stained glass that can be used for about 14 people. Our waiter was new and made a few errors. He took my empty plate and asked if we would like coffee. We all said yes. He left with three empty plates just sitting there. He returned with the coffee quickly and then lifted the entree plates. We were all on vacation and having a great time. I live in NYC and think the prices were fair. I would go again.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing. Amazing. Amazing! Food. View. Service.

  32. LM

    LMH14

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    overall2food4service3ambience1

    We had made reservations well in advance and were staying at the inn. The inn has two dining rooms. The hostess brought us into the smaller of the two. The room was dark and freezing cold. We asked if we could be seated in the other room, which was half empty. She checked with the manager, and told us it wasn't possible, but offered to bring us blankets. Blankets!? Really!? My husband had to go back up to our room to get me a jacket. The empty tables in the other room remained empty well into our meal. The food was delicious, but this whole unnecessary, ridiculous experience left a bad taste in my mouth!

  33. DC

    DonnaC

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We couldn’t eat outside due to rain, but the food was excellent

  34. SH

    StevenH

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I had the special of the day - Sockeye Salmon, with wild rice and corn (cut off the cob). It was very tasty. It was presented well, and looked good. I would definitely have it again. The dining room is small and the tables are well spaced. The waiter, Adam was well versed in the specials of the day.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    For a restaurant rated as “fine gourmet dining”, this restaurant was a big disappointment in both price and quality. I am shocked that it was awarded 4 diamonds. The prices are high and the quantity and quality low. Seasonal vegetables consisted of 2 small sprigs of asparagus and 2 small sprigs of split carrots. The “Grilled Oscar’s Smoked Pork Chop” was about an inch thick, dry and tough, more like a dense, overcooked ham steak. The alleged mango glaze was imperceptible. The aged cheddar polenta was tasteless. My wife’s Snapper filet and rice pilaf was unseasoned and bland as well. No wine, no dessert-$104. The Inn is truly beautiful and has a wonderful lakeside view but stay away from the dinners there.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My girlfriend and I enjoyed a wonderful meal for our anniversary. The whole package was perfect and romantic. The service was attentive and friendly. The food was out of this world good. And the meal was appropriately priced, if not a little undervalued, in my humble opinion. 10/10 would recommend and we will be back in the future!

  37. MK

    MatthewK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing place! Great food, great ambiance, terrific service. Took the wife here for our 20th wedding anniversary because a friend at work recommended it. This place did not disappoint! We will be back for sure!

  38. NA

    NicholasA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal, excellent ambiance. Would go back again for sure.

  39. BH

    BarbaraH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Erlowest is not what it used to be. Hope they get back to being a favorite destination.

    The Inn at ErlowestResponded on June 1, 2021

    We are sorry that we disappointed you. Since our guests typically enjoy our food, service ambience and value, we would like to better understand your experience so we can improve in the areas where we failed on the standards that you have come to expect. If you would like to discuss, we would appreciate it. Frank Dittrich, GM The Inn at Erlowest (W) 518-668-5928

  40. AS

    AnthonyS

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2021

    overall2food1service4ambience4

    Priced for gourmet, quality lower than a Denny’s. If you have multiple steaks on the menu as well as the specials, you should know how to cook one. Ordered a filet to be prepared rare. Served a filet that was well done. The server and manager were exceptionally nice and apologetic for the food, but they should not have the burden of such poor quality. Wife’s filet was also overcooked, but hers was still edible. Not worth the price.

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The Inn at Erlowest is rated 4.7 stars by 306 OpenTable diners

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Booked 1 time today
Google Map for The Inn at Erlowest

3178 Lake Shore Dr Lake George, NY 12845

  • Cross Street

    Stone Schoolhouse Road

  • Neighbourhood

    Lake George

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner
    Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Parking is available and offered at no charge.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Scott Dewar

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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