Taste of Germany Dinner Experience

Our classic experience for over 50 years: more than just dinner.
Explore one of the last original Adirondack Lodges with 1920s Speakeasy. You'll need the password to get in!

The Hand-crafted Beer Cellar at the Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat

Experience the Great Camp Wonder

In a disappearing Adirondack icon: an original Adirondack lodge whose over 130 year history includes a stage coach inn, a post office and trading post. It served as a cure cottage, was an illustrious speakeasy and grand hotel. Today, you can begin by visiting the 1920s Speakeasy with a Hidden Beer & Wine Cellar with the Adirondacks largest selection of craft import beers and sustainable wines.

Booking is now closed; check out our Lantern-lit Sleigh Ride & Speakeasy Dinner!

Reserve & Receive

  • The password to access the 1920s Speakeasy Rathskeller.
  • Ability to browse our Hidden Beer & Wine Cellar; the Adirondack's largest selection of craft-import beers.
  • With glass in hand, meander to one of the world's most spectacular lake view sunsets.
  • Have dinner in the 1886 Stagecoach Dining Room.
  • Dinner includes farm-fresh nightly salad, choice of main entree from the nightly menu, and Chef's accompaniments such as Red Cabbage.
  • Add-on an appetizer in the Speakeasy or a dessert!

Sample Menu - Subject to Change Without Notice

Taste of Germany

All entrées include fresh bread, nightly soup,
farm-fresh nightly salad, chef’s accompaniments.

Adirondack Alps Entrées

Chicken or Veal Schnitzel

Chicken is hand-cut, hand-pounded and sautéed in real butter with herbs,
spices and fresh bread-crumbs from an Old World medieval family recipe.

Salmon Schnitzel

In the same style as the Chicken or Veal, a fillet of Salmon is lightly
pounded and sautéed in real butter with herbs, spices, and fresh panko breadcrumbs.

Kasseler Rippchen

A German Oktoberfest favorite. Pork is lightly smoked
and slow roasted. Served with sauerkraut and apples. 

Adirondack/Old World Sauerbraten

A bottom round of beef is marinated for 72 hours in vinegar and wine with vegetables.
It is then slow-roasted, cooked through, and from the juices, a wine sauce is made.

Lodge Garden Vegetable Strudel

Seasonal vegetables accent a chopped spinach and broccoli base. Seasoned
with salt, pepper, coriander, dill, and basil; topped with freshly melted local cheese.


Children's Menu

Lodge Classic Chicken Schnitzel ~ Mac and Cheese Spaetzle ~ Children’s Portions

Space limited, please call ahead. Restaurant open to the public as well as Lodge guests.
Children's menu available. Special gluten free, vegan, dairy free, etc. entrees only available with prior notice.
*Substitutions may apply based on fresh deliveries and local ingredients available. Menu is for sample purposes only.

Book Your Experience

Booking is now closed. See you next season!

Use the form to the right (or below on mobile) to get started with your reservation!


  • Adults (11+): $50
  • Children (5-10): $25
  • Infants (4 & Under): $10
Policies, Terms, & Conditions
  • Incidentals and extras such as, but not limited to drinks, appetizers, desserts, and workshops are not included.
  • We are a restaurant and have a liquor license from the State of New York. This license and our insurance require that you do not bring any alcoholic beverage that has NOT been purchased from the Lake Clear Lodge/Adirondack Alps Restaurant to the property. Please do not bring your own beverages to our property or restaurant; they will be confiscated. Thank you for your understanding.
  • Our limited experiences require a full, non-refundable deposit. Your credit card will be charged upon booking. If you are concerned about a having to cancel, we recommend purchasing travel insurance.
  • The Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat is a limited seating/participation facility and the Lodge Staff is preparing activities for you. If you need to cancel your experience, please let us know as soon as possible.
  • Info, policies, prices, advertisements, menus, etc. are subject to change without notice.

Statement Regarding COVID-19

This is a public activity, and exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk; we *cannot* guarantee you will not be exposed during your experience or time on our property. We ask that you and your party please evaluate your own risk in determining whether to reserve and attend this experience. By booking this experience and coming to our property, you acknowledge and agree that you assume these inherent risks associated with attendance. You also agree that your party will comply with all regulations and guidelines.