Lake House Restaurant

4.6
1517 reviews
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
Lake House Restaurant is open 7 days a week, serving lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and dinner from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Please note that during the winter months of January-April, our kitchen closes at 9:00 p.m. Our a-la-carte Sunday brunch begins at 10:30 a.m.



Lake House features European Mediterranean cuisine, including such specialties as gourmet, thin-crust pizzas; magnificent risottos and pasta dishes as well as our Signature Prime Rib; Rack of Lamb; Striploin etc. We offer a wine list featuring many selections from our local Niagara region. When you dine at Lake House Restaurant, you will want to save room for one of our decadent house-made desserts. Our delectable dessert menu features our signature Crème Brulee as well as our popular mini desserts. Come savour the Lake House menu today
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

Although the place is absolutely beautiful, the ambiance is great and all the warm cozy fireplaces were amazing our entree didn’t stack up. We ordered the 3 course meal with a starter, main and dessert. The starter was great (Brie and a Caesar salad) the main was not. We got a lamb shank and veal Park. The lamb shank was dry even though it was smothered in gravy and my veal was really tough. We walked away saying “we could have cooked better ourselves” dessert was small but really good. Price wise I don’t think it was worth the $110 incl pop and 2 non alcoholic fruity drinks plus tip, our server was great and really everything but the main course was good but that’s the reason we are out at a fancy restaurant, to have great food.

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CC
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our expectations were high for a great meal and great service on the occasion of my wife's retirement from Arterra Wines after 35+ years of service ......and .....we were not disappointed in any way. Great evening!! Our favourite restaurant!

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HH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food and service - new decor is lovely - everything was top notch

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SD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was wonderful. Perfect portions. Great selection of deserts & wine was super.

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RL
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great meal and great service. Lots of food options.

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CP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

we were recommended here by a few different people because they felt the food was phenomenal and now that we have been I completely agree. Everything we had was amazing, service was good. it did take a little while for our main meal to come but overall it was a great evening. love that you can make a reservation online!

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CC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We also were able to see the staff working in collaboration, helping each other. Great atmosphere.

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e
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

This venue is a long-time favourite for many years, we've been visiting for various reasons - mostly since we are trying to meet half-way for our family and/or friends coming from Niagara region while we come from Hamilton.
It's much closer for them :)
The food and service was as good as ever. The 3 of us shared the calamari and brie appetizers, good taste and appropriate amount. No wow factor.
My friends both had the cod entree and cleaned their plates up! I had the Tiger Shrimp Fettucchine entree, which was yummy and very rich.
I was underwhelmed by the renovation - redecorating. I'm sure it was necessary after so many years and the fire a couple of years ago - however - it is so neutral and blah, some of the spirit/ambiance of the place is lost.
Note, will not stop us from visiting!

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WB
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was my first time visiting the lakehouse and I wasn't disappointed. The staff were friendly and polite, it had great ambience and the food was delicious. I will be returning.

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EC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

We have eaten here a number of times and it is one of our favourites, especially to celebrate birthdays and milestones with our family. However the last two times have been disappointing. While the view and service is always impeccable, the food has started to change from its usual standards. Last time my sister had a sharp bone in the chicken strips in her pasta, and tonight I had a piece of metal/ some sort of tin foil in my rissoto. Both could have easily been choked on and/or swallowed. The first time we didn’t mention it to the server but tonight we did. She profusely apologized and I expressed how much it was not her fault but thanked her for her patience. The dish was re made, but my fiancé had to send his back to be set under the heat lamp so that we could eat together while he patiently waited for me. After our meal we were offered dessert on the house which we kindly said that we were too full and wouldn’t want it to go to waste. Expecting some sort of discount for my dish, we received the bill with $2.30 taken off the bill (their standard 10%). Being in customer service, this seems ridiculous to me. Knowing I could have gotten physically sick off of metal being in my dish (something so careless and something health and safety standards would not approve of)...to be given a measly 2 dollars and 30 cents off my meal I’d rather have not even mentioned anything to the server period. It felt insulting that this compensation was assumed to make me feel better about the dish I was provided. The server ended up giving us a larger discount than what the manager did, which we appreciated, but felt as though this should have just been done rather than us having to dispute this to our server as to why we believed we deserved more compensation. On the bright side, a huge thank you to Kally for being so friendly and very prompt. We appreciate good service and you definitely gave it. You were welcoming, polite, and made our experience (despite the food) very enjoyable.

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JP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and a great view of the lake. The burrata appetizer is a great addition to the already delicious menu.

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NR
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

After seeing the Lake House along the QEW between home north of Toronto and points south for many years and saying; "We oughta go there one day".... my wife and I FINALLY made a dinner outing to the Lake House as part of our 24th Wedding Anniversary celebration.
It most certainly did not disappoint as far as a quality meal in a quality setting was concerned.
With it being a Saturday night, it was quite busy and some patrons decided to bring smaller children including a baby (!) which added to the existing bustle and detracted from the expectations around finer dining, but that is the price of success for the Lake House I guess.
We certainly plan to re-attend again, perhaps for a lunch on the patio when the weather is better again.

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CT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

It was our 2nd time at LakeHouse for my birthday, this time. Fortunately we had the same lovely #65 by the window, as last time. We loved our meals. I thought I would try the Morroccan lamb and honestly, it was the bestI have ever had, and I am a foodie. My hubby enjoyed the pecan crusted salmon and our son had a burger but he may opt for the clam chowder next time as he helped his Dad very generously! We cannot wait until the summer when there are lake views. Thx forthe stellar evening and delicious meal.

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MS
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I booked here as it was recommended to by friends. We were not disappointed.

Pros:
The food was excellent and delicious! Great water front venue.
Very cosy/comfortable and welcoming atmosphere.
The staff were very accommodating and attentive.

Cons:
I found it to be a bit pricey. $160 (before tip) for dinner with 3 drinks between us.

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SR
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been here 5 times and we love it. Marie is wonderful and so is her staff

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IK
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for lunch to celebrate our 16th anniversary. The staff were very welcoming and many of them wished us a happy anniversary! Service as usual was exceptional, food came quickly and was delicious! Looking forward to our next meal at your fine establishment!

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RB
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Our waitress Shelley was very attentive, kind, and personable. The food was fantastic and would definitely return. Although it was very loud and since I am hard of hearing, it made talking a little difficult at times.

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E
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The food was excellent overall, although the caesar salad was terribly bland. The servers are good but the front desk girls are cold. They have renovated the restaurant beautifully.

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DL
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went to the Lakehouse with another couple and enjoyed very much the ambiance, service and food. Wine list was great! We enjoyed it very much.

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VM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner at Lakehouse on Friday evening. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly and the food was high end but at a reasonable price. The ambiance and views were beautiful. They made our celebratory dinner a special one!

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A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is perfect. Try the beef ribs. And Veal parmesan.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great view, good food and excellent service. Thanks Nicole for your great service. My wife has a unforgettable birthday lunch. Also, thanks for the cheese cake, it is so good.

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ND
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Celebrated our 43rd anniversary and had a marvelous meal and a most genial server...Chris from Wales. We love the new decor and the menu. Our meals were perfectly done. We will return!

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S
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and enjoyed our dinner at the Lake House. We particularly enjoyed the Mediterranean Risotto and the 10oz Grilled New York Striploin. Every bite was delicious and you can tell that much care went into preparing our meal. The recommended red wine was very good too. The restaurant was well staffed and the service was great. Based on the prices, I had high expectations so I was very pleased when my expectations were met. I'm looking forward to going back, hopefully soon.

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DH
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

First time going to this establishment food was great also very busy however it was New Year’s Eve but once we were at our table service was the best I have had ever anywhere that has class. Would go again

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Y
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for new years eve dinner. Everything was perfect. We live about an hour away and it was well worth the drive.

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DB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our new New Year's Eve tradition. Always a good meal. Our server Chris, was exceptional.
Thanks to for another great evening.
Dave from Jordan Station

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a
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always impressed! Great food, excellent food. Never feel rushed. Love the lake view.

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MT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The atmosphere was great. We were there for New Year’s Eve and they were so friendly and kind.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Fabulous New Years dinner out with the love of my life🍾🥂❤️

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

The building and staff were very nice. Food was disappointing as it wasn’t cooked to order nor did it include ingredients specified on the menu.

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TB
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The tables are to close. The food is plenty buy can seem a bit rushed at times . Over all nice place

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AS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We have been to the Lakehouse restaurant many times and have not been disappointed. We brought our 13 year old grand daughter who just arrived from California. It is one of her favourite spots when she visits us in Grimsby. She always orders the same dish, pasta with butter and a Shirley Temple. Our server Sherry was especially gracious and attentive.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Despite of reservation, we had to wait for half hour. Service was poor, took too much time for food preparation, dessert was served without cutlery and when we asked, we were provided with soup spoon for creme brûlée.
The server’s reasoning was that we are having issues with cutlery. I think it only takes 10 seconds to wash the cutlery but clearly they wanted dishwasher to do all jobs and so the solution was to give soup spoon.
Overall attitude was very rude.
Staff need to be trained well.

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M
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lake House is consistently gives you a beautiful setting, comfortable ambiance, great service and good food.
Outside on the patio is my favourite...staring at the lake and sky. But inside has its appeal also. Haven't
yet tried the bar, but it looks appealing.
Service is so great...I have been a happy customer there for some time now. I smile when driving past, and
seeing your full parking lot!

Thank you for a great dining option, no matter what the occasion.

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JS
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious and plentiful. Great service. The restaurant has been renovated since I was last there. I like the new look (though I liked the old look as well).

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful !

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BB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was great but the noise level is high. Wouldn't recommend it for an intimate evening out.

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BR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful view of the water while enjoying a great meal. The service was exemplary and did not feel rushed to finish and leave. Never had anything but a great experience when dining there.

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AC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great experience and can’t wait to come again!

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