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The Ice House Restaurant Review: Named for the building's use in the nineteenth-century as an ice depot, this reliable Burlington fish house boasts striking views of Lake Champlain. With two seasonal decks, there's plenty of legroom for guests to lounge, al fresco, while snacking on flash-fried calamari or salty garlic mussels. Casual diners flock to the second floor bar, where the menu offers a caramelized onion and chèvre torte. Those seeking surf 'n' turf settle in the downstairs dining room for reliable deep sea fare. Both menus feature a stand-out spinach salad with candied pecans and sweet julienned onions drizzled with a sesame dressing. Also noteworthy is the hot cheesecake --- a novel indulgence. Drinks are pricey and the kitchen sometimes strays into mediocrity (turnover is the priority on weekends), but it's tough to beat fresh lobster against the panorama of this mighty lake. And when you’re ready for the obligatory postprandial stroll, Burlington's bike path is just yards away. Locals swear The Ice House is haunted, but the only spirits we encountered were in a tumbler.