The Lake House

4.6
2053 reviews
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  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
Perched directly above Lake Bonavista with large glass windows overlooking the lake, The Lake House is home to one of Calgary’s finest & most creative restaurants as well as a unique setting for private events & weddings. Exuding rustic elegance, the interior is illuminated with ornate elk antler chandeliers & a grand fireplace. Catching your eye when you enter is a glass encased wine cellar & a refurbished bar from the 1800’s, previously housed in a mercantile shop in Montana. Our wonderful location is complemented by Chef Thomas Neukom's celebrated Alberta Rocky Mountain cuisine. His offerings feature locally raised meats, game & vegetables from farmers & producers who share his vision for sustainable high quality & close to home cuisine. To augment Chef Neukom's Canadian focused cuisine, The Lake House provides a variety of wine from some of the world's top producers. Our passion extends to many regions of the world, as we have sought to find some of the world's best producers.
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RB
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Nice brunch. Portions small for brunch. Never good to leave hungry, that’s all my guests will remember.

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RL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were pampered. Service was very good and the food was excellent. We had an very nice evening and will be back again.

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OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Impeccable service. Food was tasty. Decor was lovely.

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NY
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time, and really enjoyed ourselves! Will be returning as often as possible!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always unbelievable.

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DM
Calgary
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Valentine’s dinner with my wife. First time at the Lake House. Service was great. Food was excellent. Will definitely be returning soon.

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GR
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

One of the finest settings in Calgary for an enjoyable lunch. Beautiful view of the lake with large windows. Food is definitely above average and the service was outstanding. I would recommend - especially for special family occasions.

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OT
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great experience at the Lake House! Staff are amazing!

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P
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

I went to the Lake House for Valentine’s Day dinner with my husband and parents. Our server was lovely and we liked that we weren’t rushed but overall the experience wasn’t up to our expectations of the Lake House. It was a set menu with only a choice for the main course. The food was fine, but it wasn’t of $85 value per person. I know going out for a nice dinner on a special occasion comes with certain compromises but the food left so much to be desired we were left disappointed by the experience

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B
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We came for Valentine’s Day lunch and it was amazing. Honestly, if only for ambiance it’s a ten but the food and service most certainly match it! I couldn’t say enough great things. We had the chicken pot pie and the strip loin and both were outstanding It was a 10. GREAT JOB!!! We will be back.

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R
Calgary
38 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Valentines Day lunch. It was great and extra special. Thank you.

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I
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing restaurant! One of my favorite places, we got a table next to the fireplace, and my date was soo happy, especially on a cold cozy night in Calgary.

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K
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

While the ambiance is lovely, the food is not as well done as I was expecting for the price. I ordered wild boar, and I do understand that it is a fatty dish, it was mostly comprised of a big portion of fat that hadn’t been trimmed or crisped so that it would be palatable. The accompanying beans were very salty as well. I notified the server and they handled all this beautifully, they comped the dish and thanked me for the feedback. The drinks and appetizers were good. The service was great overall, the server overheard my husband say it was my birthday and brought a special addition to our dessert order.
I’d try the restaurant again, maybe in the summer when we can see the lake at night, and hopefully to redeem the food quality.

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JC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was fantastic, one of the best steaks I've ever ate. Server was nice polite and knowledgeable. Nice seat by the fireplace and lake side window.

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M
Manitoba
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was excellent and the service top notch. We will definitely be back. Thanks to Desiree for her wine recommendation and to Christine for looking after us so well. Compliments to the chef for the delicious duck, cod and boar.

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VH
Calgary
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal with great service. Thank you very much and our hats off to The Lake House!

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MV
Calgary
28 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

For the past two years my husband and I have gone to the Lake House for our anniversary dinner as that is where we got married. We always look forward to our celebration but this year was exceptional! We had Darcy as our server and he was fantastic! He provided outstanding service to match the great food. If you are headed to the Lake House ask for Darcy I’m sure he won’t disappoint.

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KG
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We really enjoyed our evening here. I had the scallop main which was full of flavour and beautiful presentation. My husband had the ribeye which he really liked. We had desserts of pumpkin cheesecake and grasshopper pie which were very beautiful to look at and tasted really good. The service was smooth with confident wait staff. We were seated by the window which felt private and was conducive to good conversation. We really liked the ambience. Hopefully we can go back again and try more dishes!

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DR
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to eat. The view is awesome even in the winter. Looking forward to revisiting in the summer

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Took my mother there for a birthday lunch. Ambiance was lovely, food was incredible and the service was wonderful. Definitely want to go back again.

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TA
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was an awesome experience. Darcy was great, very knowledgeable, great customer service, and delicious food. Can’t wait to come back again

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J
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, awesome service and perfect place for a date.

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NS
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

May be, the handle of the chair i was sitting was broken. Decore good, limited food choice, dessert good.

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KK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were celebrating my husband's birthday on this occasion. The meal was exceptional and the server was very knowledgeable about the menu and an appropriate wine selection. We felt very special and appreciated having a warm seat by the fireplace when it was a cold night outside.

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SS
Calgary
28 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

Ridiculously small portions
We don’t mind smaller plates but this was laughable. One fillet of salmon with three less than thumb size pieces of zucchini does not a main dish make. Server was very good though.

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BT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always delicious!! we frequent The Lake House often. On this occasion there were 2 large parties that had children under the age of two and the noise level really ruined the ambiance and overall experience. Our waitress however was fabulous and felt bad and continually apologized. Possibly a rule around minimizing babies/toddlers after 7:00 pm could rectify the situation... making the dining experience at this high end restaurant the special experience it should be !!!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 1

Excellent food and service . Very nice location on the lake.
Only problem to be aware of is that they will not ask parents of screaming kids to quiet them so you take your chances if you are there on a special occasion

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favourite restaurants in the city. Beautiful view, amazing food - lunch is very reasonably priced - always love it.

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LL
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great! We had a table by the window and the views are fantastic. Lovely ambience, good food, good service. Thank you Lake House. 😊

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N
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing as it always is. We had the apple Dutch baby and the eggs Benedict. I was surprised at the kids menu portion - quite large which was nice. Everything was fantastic.
The service was outstanding.
I can’t wait to go back to try the other items on the brunch menu.
Thanks to the friendly staff for making it such a great experience.

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TO
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding service. Loved the attention to detail. Came to celebrate a birthday and was not disappointed!

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KG
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Service was slightly out of sync; food before change of cutlery, wine after food, but it was still a lovely evening out and good food.

With the times, The Lake House should consider one plant based option for us non-meat-eaters though!

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DG
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were give a gift card for our 50th Anniversary. We decided to
Go for Sunday brunch. It was very good. Friendly staff. We had a table
By the window that looked out over the lake and it was a beautiful sunny day.
We liked that the food is house made....scones and the jam which we started with.
Generous portion so took 2 home. Eggs Benedict was delicious
We enjoyed the service and ambiance

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AA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Great ambiance. Perfect for a special dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Really nice ambience, great food, little slow service but did seem busy.

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B
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great experience. Thanks Kevin Sky for stopping by and saying hello !

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OT
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The view, service, ambiance and meal was great. Some unique items in the menu. Charcuterie was excellent. The only issue is that it can be a little difficult to hear as all the hard surfaces and open concept does not absorb noise. Still one of my favourite places to go to for an upscale meal.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 5

We’ve been to this place many times and tonight we were severely dissatisfied with the service. Plates were not cleared, no other drink offered, and it felt like we were abandoned in the corner. Typically really amazing but tonight was sad.

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RS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great wine selection, waiter was there to fill waters and speak to the menu, and had good timing in regards to leaving us alone

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c
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a lovely lunch, wanting to see the venue for possible event booking. Great food, friendly staff, great service. I would definitely come back.

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