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Wed, 10/20
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Fairview Lake Cafe, serves eclectic American dishes grounded by French tradition! Beautiful setting, award winning food, attentive service also, BYOB, moderately priced! We look forward to serving you!
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Table Service, Takeout, Free Wifi, BYOB
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Reviewed 16 August 2021 via mobile

We like this place for the quality of the food but it is not we’ll run. Two weeks ago I called for reservations and an older man answered the phone and told me they were booked. I went to open table and secured a reservation...in minutes! I thought it was odd. Last week I called and made reservations for six of us with the same man and requested to sit outside because my daughter is 8 months pregnant plus it was her birthday. We arrived last night and they allegedly had no indication we requested outside and the hostess was rude and basically accused us of lying. I assume the unprofessional person answering the phone may have been the owner and bumped us for some elite lake minions. Food was good aside from the the chicken dish over pasta on the menu which was dry. If you want good food but don’t care how your treated, this is a good place. We won’t be back given the games that person plays.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 12 August 2021 via mobile

Wow !!! I is amazing and delicious meal!! Every single thing was more than amazing!!! The food was very fresh all was clean and the staff knew everything about every dech!! You must come and visit here!! The restaurant is beautiful and giving you the...best food and environment you can get!! Woww!!!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 22 July 2021 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here last night. We did not realize it was BYOB! The server was incredibly friendly and kind! My meal was good not great. The chicken was dry. My husband had the stuffed salmon and liked it. The ambiance is...great!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 9 July 2021 via mobile

Came as a family of four with two children 8/6. Only downside was that they have minimal options for children. I would recommend expanding on that. On the contrary this is the “fanciest” restaurant in the area we ate at. Great ambiance of fine dining....I had the ribeye steak which was seasoned and cooked perfectly. My wife had the hangar steak, it was again perfectly seasoned and cooked to medium. My kids are the crab cakes which tasted ok, but as a crab cake connoisseur I would have been disappointed if I had ordered them for myself. They were very small in my opinion. Overall we had a good experience and enjoyed our food. It’s a BYOB so don’t forget your bottle of wine for date night!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 2 July 2021

Very nice evening with friends. Great atmosphere, varied menu, excellent food. Stuffed salmon and seared scallops were very good.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 17 May 2021

The pros: Nice decor. Comfortable tables, high ceilings, warm central hearth, lots of cool taxidermy. Pleasant young server. The cons: The food. Melted brie/blueberry starter was watery and bland -- likely used frozen blueberries. The cajun snapper tasted like a rubber duckie. Inedible. Sent it...back. It too, likely frozen. The pastas were mediocre. Best part of the meal: The wine (It's BYOB). Summary: They need a better chef. And fresher ingredients. Not running back.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 31 January 2021 via mobile

Great menu and specials. Service was spot on. They made all my wife’s selections gluten free!! She loved it. The atmosphere is off the hook. Our new favorite place.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 21 November 2020 via mobile

This restaurant offers a fairly large menu with quite a few different choices. The food was very good. The desserts were excellent (there was a huge selection of those as well). Our server for the night was (I believe) the owner who was very friendly....The building is well kept, as is the entire property. I’d definitely go back.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 7 August 2020

Wonderful food and good service in a beautiful setting with soaring ceilings and a magnificent stone fireplace.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 20 July 2020

Amazing atmosphere! The owner and staff were very friendly! We had everything from appetizers & soups to dinner and deserts. Everything was fabulous! We will definitely be back.

Date of visit: July 2020
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margaret h
13 October 2020|
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Response from Anne9878 | Reviewed this property |
When we were there this past July, it was BYOB (bring your own bottle). It's best if you make an inquiry when you make your reservation to see what their current status is with holding a liquor license.
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Response from DiveRide | Reviewed this property |
No dress code, shorts are fine..
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DianeYatko-Evans
14 June 2016|
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Response from burgerbabe711 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately I have been unable to drag/drop the PDF with the Fairview menu. Maybe you should call the restaurant to find out more information & see when their website will be updated. all I know is that I am kind of a... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fairview Cafe

Yes, Fairview Cafe offers takeaway services.

Fairview Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 5