The Lake House

4.8
2694 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Perched directly above Lake Bonavista with large glass windows overlooking the lake, The Lake House is home to one of Calgary’s finest and most creative restaurants as well as a unique setting for weddings and events.

The Lake House features Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts‘ (CRMR’s) renowned and distinctive Rocky Mountain Cuisine. This is interpreted and presented by Chef Gareth Colville. Chef Colville and his team excel at showcasing the regional flavor of Western Canada. Our locally inspired menus are complimented by a diverse wine list offering global selections authored by acclaimed sommelier Brad Royale.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2694 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.4
Value
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AndrewB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent place to dine. Really enjoyed the atmosphere and our server was excellent. We will be back for sure!

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Dancin
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely local spot...nice wine list, the halibut was great although the cabbage served with it was a bit too hard for my liking. The new dessert, lemon chiffon cake with blackberry sauce was creative and amazing! Nice ambience...a bit noisy maybe that's why I didn't hear any music. Would definitely go again.

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NicoleF
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had such a wonderful evening with my friend at the Lakehouse. Beautiful setting, food was delicious, server was quietly on top of everything. Felt very safe during covid.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Phenomenal explosion of flavours, great, knowledgeable staff

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SusanT
Calgary
31 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Lake House has become my go to for lunch. The food and service is consistently very good and you cannot beat the lovely views over the lake.

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disappointed
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

bread was not fresh.
we ask for more bread and one bun was given us.
overall the meal was not what we expected from what we had heard about this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Out for dinner. Our first time there but won’t be our last. We had the crusted halibut and the ribeye, both were fantastic. The waiter gave us the right amount of attention, drinks were good and the view on the outdoor patio was perfect. Be back soon!!

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CatherineM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service. Amazing food and lovely atmosphere

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Wineguy
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lakehouse has always been one of our Favorite restaurants The food the service and the wine selection We're outstanding Our waiter Eve's Was simply fantastic Hats off to another great meal This It was for our anniversary so it was very special Cheers Phil

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vipAnneual
Calgary
67 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely evening at the Lake House (as usual). The bison and lamb were delicious! We started with the Charcuterie Board and loved the mustard melon! The Beet Carpaccio salad was very good and definitely enough for 2 to share. For dessert, we tried the Sticky Toffee Pudding and the Apple Pie. Both were excellent. Our waiter recommended a wine that went well with both of our entrees. His service was perfect. Just the right amount of conversation. All-in-all a perfect evening. Thank you!

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BillR
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We found the service and food to be all very good. We would go back again.

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TravisF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Restaurant views are unreal, food is spectacular; and our waiter Darcy was super attentive, but not over-bearing or annoying which was amazing. Definitely worth the money

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AlisonL
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good evening out .. good food.. definitely would go again …

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Deke
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated our 15th anniversary at the Lake House, where we had our reception 15 years ago. Our evening was special due to the service, prosecco on the house, food and wine. It was busier than we expected for a week day, but with the fire going and sun going down on the water, could not have asked for a better evening.

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AndrewC
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service and cuisine, and a view that is unmatched by any restaurant in Calgary.

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DonnaM
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

Pretty good food, nice big room, great views, quiet and peaceful.
Not in love with the homemade ketchup with my fries... :-(

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The setting is serene. The menu is compact with great variety. Many dishes I would like. The room has a lot of space and having a sunset dinner on the water's edge is a very nice setting to relax. Service was top notch!

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DianaV
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful time having dinner last night. With a beautiful view of the lake, quiet atmosphere, excellent food and attentive staff, the night was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was the first time going to this place. Heard about it from a neighbor. It was our anniversary so I surprised her and took her here. I was not disappointed. The service was great. The food was awesome. The view is great. Top it off had a great Spanish coffee at the end of the meal that was very good. Will go back to this place again.

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AlyssaL
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful setting and absolutely delicious food. We got a window table with a view of the lake, even though it was dark out we had a lovely view! Enjoyed our meal and evening very much. Will definitely be going back again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

CRMR always delivers, an excellent meal.

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vipnorth59lite
Calgary
32 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The beautiful view over the lake, the crackling fireplace, the attentive service, the nuanced flavours in each dish and the luscious desserts, each one in and of itself was lovely, but together they combined for a superb evening out. My only regret is that I didn’t visit sooner. I will be back again.

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SusanT
Calgary
31 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, the service and food was excellent! We enjoyed lunch on Oct 1, sitting right next to one of the windows overlooking the lake. Beautiful! Highly recommend the fish and chips. Always my go to!

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ElizabethDM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely incredible restaurant, service, and atmosphere. So glad we found the restaurant on a Google search! We had the most delicious desserts and meals; can’t wait to come back again soon. It was so beautiful!

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MicheleH
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a very enjoyable lunch at the Lake House. The service was excellent, and the surroundings, inside and outside with the view, beautiful.

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CarherineK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and the food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great experience to celebrate our anniversary!

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DavidH
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

It was our 20th wedding anniversary , we were given a table by window which was well appreciated as it was busy.
Food was outstanding, View
Over lake was stunning.
Competitively priced.
We had a fantastic evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal, wine and service. Even with a packed restaurant they managed to nail every detail. Will be back for sure!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it! The lake view and setting is beautiful

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vipYYCMRS
Calgary
38 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Greatly enjoyed the ‘Crab and Salt Cod Samosas’ followed by ‘Halibut’ which was a delight of layered flavour. Well done!

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MarieM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent for us that is the most important feature. Love the view from our lakeside table. Our server was efficient and knowledgeable. She bought one of our party a sample choice of wines, which was over and above what you usually expect.
Well done we will return.

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nancon
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

As always the food was good and the atmosphere is what you would expect. The meals and service are always very reliable and steady, I have been here several times and have never been disappointed but i have also never been wow'd. A solid choice for the everyday diner, but not so great for a foodie or if you are expecting anything out of the ordinary.

The Lake House
Responded on September 17, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to visit us and give us your rating. I'm sorry that your experience wasn't what you were expecting--but we try our best to be exceptional, and we never want to settle for mediocre or average. We have just launched a new lunch and dinner menu so I hope you give us another try.

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vipAmber
Calgary
23 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely evening but some of the dishes were a bit bland and the menu was fairly limited. The service was excellent as always. Overall we had an enjoyable evening and we will definitely return again.

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km81893
Edmonton
14 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent as usual. may be time to change the menu a bit. Hasn't been done in a while it seems.

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Andy
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience. Particularly recommend the lamb and the sticky toffee pudding.

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TracyS
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Professional and down to earth!
Stress free dining, educates server on all the menu’s
Gluten free no issues!
Wonderful place

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ConorR
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had dinner at the lake house for our anniversary & had amazing service & the food was great

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Dazzler
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, beautiful view delicious food

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CaitlinA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend this restaurant to celebrate your special events. The food was exceptional. My husband declared his lamb sirloin, the best he ever had and my ribeye was spectacular.

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The Lake House is rated 4.8 stars by 2694 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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