Published on: July 21, 2022

Mirror Lake Inn Earns Wine Spectator Restaurant Award in 2022

Lake Placid – The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2022 Restaurant Awards, which celebrate the world’s best restaurants for wine.

Inside this beautiful waterfront hotel in Upstate New York, The AAA Four Diamond The View Restaurant has won the Best of Award of Excellence whose recipients display excellent breadth across multiple wine-growing regions and/or significant vertical depth of top producers, along with superior presentation. Wine Spectator’s iconic logo allows The View Restaurant to boast the two-glass designation, symbolic of The Best Of. It is also indicative of Lake Placid’s most recognized and awarded wine list.

“Our beverage program is amazing,” said Curtiss Hemm, Executive Chef and Food and Beverage Director. “We have over 760 selections of beverages and the list continues to grow. We feature our entire beverage program in The View Restaurant and The View Lounge equally.”

Wine Spectator’s special Restaurant Awards issue is now available on newsstands.

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In The View Restaurant, you will find the breadth and depth of selection as well as our knowledge to determine the perfect pairing

This establishment in New York’s Adirondack Mountains has received the Wine Spectator designation the past 23 straight years. The Four Diamond combination of lodging and dining gives the Mirror Lake Inn a unique distinction in the Empire State.

Many of The View’s guests begin and conclude their dining experiences with a relaxing stop in The View Lounge.

“The lounge, adjacent to the restaurant, is a great place to sip on some premium scotch, whiskey, glasses of wine, local and regional beers and our house-crafted cocktails and infusions,” continued Hemm.

“I want to congratulate all 3,169 restaurants that earned one of Wine Spectator’s three awards for their devotion to all things wine,” said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor and Publisher, Wine Spectator. “These awards not only guide our readers to dining establishments with impressive wine lists and outstanding service, but also serve to honor restaurants for their achievements and commitment to maintaining pristine cellars. We are thrilled to reveal our 2022 Dining Guide, which points to places where wine drinkers are warmly welcomed.”

Wine Spectator began its program to recognize the world’s best wine lists in 1981. There are three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of Award of Excellence and the Grand Award—with 1,782; 1,290; and 97 winners this year in each respective category.

Follow the Restaurant Awards on Instagram (@wsrestaurantawards), with hashtag #WSRestaurantAward, and at, where all winners can be searched by location and sorted by attributes including name, proximity, award level, cuisine and pricing. Winners are also profiled in the free Restaurant Awards app, available for iPhone and iPad users.

About Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator is the world’s leading authority on wine. Anchored by Wine Spectator magazine, a print publication that reaches around 3 million readers worldwide, the brand also encompasses the Web’s most comprehensive wine site (, mobile platforms and a series of signature events. Wine Spectator examines the world of wine from the vineyard to the table, exploring wine’s role in contemporary culture and delivering expert reviews. Parent company M. Shanken Communications, Inc., also publishes Cigar Aficionado, Whisky Advocate, Market Watch, Shanken News Daily and Shanken’s Impact Newsletter.

About The View Restaurant

The View Restaurant, at the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa, is Lake Placid’s only AAA-rated Four Diamond dining experience and has been so designated the past 15 consecutive years. Coupled with the hotel, this is the village’s lone combination of Four Diamond lodging and dining, offering its’ guests an authentic Adirondack experience. The View Restaurant presents elegant comfort food in a relaxed setting overlooking Mirror Lake. It’s beverage selection exceeds 460 bottles. The View Restaurant serves breakfast and dinner daily.