Nestled in the picturesque High Peaks Region of the Adirondack Mountains is an array of unique dining options with historic connections to the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games. Among the top winter sports venues in the world, the Lake Placid Legacy Sites are home to exceptional dining options as well a rich Olympic history, breathtaking natural beauty, and thrilling outdoor adventures. Together, these are the rare ingredients of unparalleled dining experiences at Whiteface Mountain, the Olympic Center, the Olympic Jumping Complex, and Mt Van Hoevenberg.
Summer and fall, enjoy a leisurely meal accompanied by awe-inspiring scenery. Situated at a breathtaking elevation, the 4610’ Grill stands as the highest food truck in New York, offering a simple but incomparable dining experience. Its menu is loaded with casual favorites to add extra delight to your mountaintop adventure, so you can satisfy your hunger while soaking in the spectacular views. While you’re there, be sure not to miss the souvenirs and gifts inside the Whiteface Castle Gift Shop.
If you’re riding the gondola, the Whiteface Base Lodge offers another distinctive alternative. The Legends cafeteria on the main level has something to suit everyone. Whether it’s flatbread, sushi, soup, and sandwiches, you can even order online, so it’s ready to go when you arrive.
Inside this historical heart of Lake Placid lies a contemporary and vibrant dining experience at Roamers Bar and Bistro. Located within the Olympic Center’s Miracle Plaza, this modern and spacious cafe is named for the independent New York Rangers’ ice hockey farm team that once called Lake Placid home. Nestled just steps away from two historic ice arenas and within viewing distance of a third, the sleek contemporary ambiance of Roamers offers a delightful escape with astounding views of the Olympic Village and the Adirondack High Peaks. The location combined with a deliciously casual menu offering local and international flavors, affords you a rare chance to indulge all your senses. Whether you dine in or grab a bite to go, Roamers has you covered!
Olympic Jumping Complex
Lake Placid’s ski jumps are iconic. Steeped in a remarkable history and with so much to see and do, you’ll want to take a moment for yourself to indulge in something delicious the snack bar inside the spacious Intervales Lodge. With a variety of beverages and coffee drinks, Italian soda, ice cream floats and treats, crispy snacks, and more, you can relax and recharge while contemplating what it must be like to soar the length of a football field off these magnificent jumps. Summer or winter, the views and the treats at the jumps go together perfectly to make your day a memorable one.
Mt Van Hoevenberg
Home to an astounding range of athletic and recreational adventures, Mt Van Hoevenberg also offers a chance to break from your outdoor adventures with a delightful meal at its 81-18 Café. It’s a charming dining spot inside the new Mountain Pass Lodge and a haven for hungry adventurers with a welcoming and spacious setting. From hearty breakfast and lunch fare to satisfying grab ‘n go options, the 81-18 Café offers fresh and tasty choices including sandwiches, bagels, wraps, salads, and much more. Enjoy your selections in the expansive cafeteria with its outside deck and large windows overlooking both the indoor climbing center and the combined bobsled, skeleton, and luge track outside. Or savor your meal while relaxing in luxury in the adjacent lounge area with a large outside deck, providing superb views of the biathlon range with beautiful Adirondack peaks in the background.
Mt Van Hoevenberg is an extraordinary venue, and the scrumptious cuisine at the 81-18 Cafe creates an impressive and compelling destination for hungry adventurers as well as those looking for a rare and picturesque dining experience.
Four Exceptional Dining Options
These four delicious and uncommon settings for wonderful meals await every Lake Placid visitor. Whether you’re conquering the heights of Whiteface Mountain, exploring the historic Olympic Center downtown, watching athletes soar off ski jumps, or seeking adventure in the multitudes of activities at Mt Van Hoevenberg, you can rest assured that good food will be a part of your Lake Placid Legacy Sites experience. Bon appétit!