One of the things we're known for in New York State is great food. More specifically, great restaurants. But which town in New York has the best restaurants?

Where can you find the absolute best restaurant options? According to a report on, the town that stands out from the rest is Lake Placid:

Lake Placid became well-known thanks to the 1980 Winter Olympics, and now this village in the Adirondack Mountains boasts a fantastic community of restaurants. The relatively rural setting has lead to interesting farm-to-table restaurants like Salt of the Earth Bistro and the Big Slide Brewery leading the pack. For special occasion fine-dining, head to The View at the Mirror Lake Inn."

24/7 Tempo put together a list of the Best Hidden Gem Restaurant in Every State and the choice for New York was also located in Lake Placid. The winner is Salt of the Earth Bistro. In choosing Salt of the Earth, 24/7 Tempo said:

Serving “twisted foods from traditional roots,” chef/owner Andrea Lautenschuetz is from Buffalo, giving credence to her restaurant’s name, but the food is internationally inspired.

The menu features dishes like Filipino spiced pork belly, Venison Brunswick stew, and Gambian peanut stew, along with more traditional beef, chicken, and fish choices served with unique garnishes and sides. Far And Wide also put together the perfect list of small towns for the ultimate girls weekend with towns from all parts of the country, and Lake Placid was selected.

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21 Restaurants In Upstate New York That ChatGPT Recommends You Try

Have you ever heard of ChatGPT? It's an artificial intelligence chatbot that's taking the world by storm. What restaurants would ChatGPT recommend you try here in Upstate New York?

We decided to ask ChatGPT for 21 different restaurants to check out across Upstate New York, The Mohawk Valley, and Central New York. We also asked it to provide a signature dish to try out. Here's those choices based of entirely of ChatGPT. We didn't influence this list whatsoever:

25 Restaurants 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives' Should Visit In Upstate New York

We've been taking trips to Flavortown with "Diners, Drive Ins and Dives" since November of 2006. Wouldn't it be nice if Guy Fieri made more tips to Upstate New York?

Guy has traveled to over 37 restaurants in New York State alone. We asked "If Food Network’s “Diners,Drive Ins & Dives” could visit the Mohawk Valley and Central New York, where should they go?" on social media. The responses were well into the hundreds. What we wanted to do was take the Top 25 suggestions. Here's that list for you to enjoy:

26 Restaurants In Utica New York You Need To Try At Least Once

This following list is a great resource if you're looking for some new places to try, or if you're just looking for some place to start. This list is strictly restaurants in Utica New York. Not the Utica area or surrounding towns, but Utica New York. We took submissions from all over social media to build this list. We will have other lists for other parts of our region to showcase next. But right now, let's focus on Utica:




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