Lakefront Dining The Pines Restaurant & Tavern
Located near the village, The Pines Lakefront brings back a location that has its roots directly tied to the lake. With a wrap around view of the lake and surrounding mountains, guests can relax on the new outdoor patio area and garden with its shade pergola that affords an unobstructed view of the lake while shielding the tables from the hot summer sun. With the addition of fencing and a glass windscreen, the patio becomes a very cozy spot to enjoy the offerings from the kitchen and bar.
An ideal spot for a nice, romantic evening, the interior has been redecorated and features a warm charm with its natural open beam ceiling, a luxurious carpet in the dining room and wood floors around the bar area. The dining booths are raised to put you right at the level of the lake view and are toward the window side of the dining area to allow an ample view for all the tables. Coined as the smallest “ballroom” on the mountain, the Captain’s Table fills that space and makes for a festive setting for celebrations. The atmosphere is that of the mountain from the thirties and forties, and brings back fond memories of the “good old days,” especially listening to live piano.
The kitchen offers an eclectic menu including Black Angus beef, Midwestern pork, poultry, fish, seafood and an assortment of game including venison, wild boar and elk. Homemade soups and great salads are all served with artisan breads and homemade butter. For many, a good meal pairs without a fine wine from their wonderful cellar stocked with some of the great wines of the world.
With the pending addition of new docks and a large gazebo structure on the south side of their building, they will soon offer a great lake view site for weddings and community events.