LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — For the 23rd consecutive year, The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid, has been honored for its wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2023 Restaurant Wine List Awards.
The restaurant in Upstate New York received the Best of Award of Excellence, Wine Spectator’s second of three levels of distinction. The View Restaurant is recognized among other winners from all over the globe as a top destination for wine lovers and a New York wine experience favorite.
This Lake Placid restaurant, the only AAA Four Diamond dining establishment in the region, boasts an inventory of nearly 500 global selections, with an estimated value of $225,000. The property has long been placed on the top shelf for New York food and wine.
“In a time of technological innovation, restaurants offer the human experience diners are hungry for—listening to their customers and offering personalized experience,” said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor and Publisher, Wine Spectator. “This annual issue celebrates the places where wine is at the top of that conversation. I’m pleased to congratulate all 3,505 restaurants for their dedication to wine and wine-loving diners.”
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 2,001; 1,411; and 93 winners this year in each respective category.
The View Restaurant was cited for offering a wine list with significant vintage depth, and displaying excellent breadth across multiple wine growing regions and/or significant vertical depth of top producers, along with superior presentation.
“We are very happy to receive this notice once again, and thank Wine Spectator for this distinction,” said Executive Chef Curtiss Hemm, The View Restaurant’s food and beverage director. “We not only have a wide selection of wines to pair with our upscale Four Diamond menu, but the staff have the knowledge to assist our guests achieve an extraordinary dining experience.”
Coupled with the hotel, this is the village’s lone combination of Four Diamond lodging and dining. In addition, it continues to hold the number one ranking on TripAdvisor as Lake Placid’s top hotel/restaurant combination.
The complete list of award winners is available in print in Wine Spectator’s August issue and online at Restaurants.WineSpectator.com, where visitors can search and access exclusive content on the 3,505 restaurants. The full list is also available for free on iOS via the Restaurant Awards app, which allows users to look for dining spots in any location with maps, choosing by wine strengths, cuisine type, pricing and more.
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 (WineSpectator.com), 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 of more than 15,000 wines each year. 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. Coupled with the hotel, this is the village’s lone combination of Four Diamond lodging and dining. In addition, it continues to hold the number one ranking on TripAdvisor as Lake Placid’s top hotel/restaurant combination. The award-winning culinary team is led by Executive Chef Curtiss Hemm, who also serves as food and beverage director.