The Lake House

4.7
2684 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
*Please note, The Lake House is participating the the Government of Alberta's Restriction Exemption Program (REP)*

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 2684 People Are Saying
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4.8
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.4
Value
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Shanorama
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

We were celebrating an engagement and we gave them a heads up before arriving, but was seated at the closest table to the bathroom and front entrance. They did rectify it fairly quickly, after we said something, but I would have rather booked another night and gotten a table by the window, than to be put at a table near the bathroom and front door. As an aside, there was no acknowledgement of the engagement being celebrated. Overall we love the Lake House ambiance, food and location; we will go back again, but when you are spending many hundreds of dollars for a dinner, you want everything to be as good as it can be, right from the start.

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vipLoyal
Calgary
53 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Overall it was a very good dining experience. The open dining room was so very loud & noisy so our hostess kindly moved us to the back room where we could visit with friends we hadn’t seen for sometime.

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Nathan
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. We will definitely be back.

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WinterG
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic and delicious food. The nicest and most friendly staff, really makes you want to go back

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Due to pandemic rules QR scan and presenting ID was very smooth - service was incredible- having dietary restrictions I’m usually limited to a few items on the menu but not at The Lakehouse- I was able to choose any item - hats off to Chef - first time I was able to have a delicious Chocolate Dessert - sorbet is typically the only dessert I can have and usually decline. Happy Birthday Me!!!

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Kbrown
Manitoba
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and amazing service as always. Our server (I think Sierra) was knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient.

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Jonp
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience4

Food is good but They forgot all my requests. Like all of it. Lol

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LauraM
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great views, lovely ambiance, amazing food

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JodiH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Great food, but service was a bit slow. More than anything, the noise level was much too high. The acoustics are terrible, and we were literally shouting at each other over dinner the entire night.

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KevinR
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Our service was very slow. We waited 45 min to have our server present at our table. The menu doesn’t have a great selection for dinner.

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PatriciaB
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Very loud atmosphere! We had to raise our voices to have a conversation with our friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fast and friendly service

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StephenB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent location--sitting on the edge of a lake.

Excellent food and services.

My wife and I were celebrating our 48th Anniversary. We had a great time.

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DonnaM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Lake House had THE best burger in town. One of these days I'll have to try somethning else on the menu.

;-)

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DawnW
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful setting! Food was excellent. Nice variety on menu. Staff were excellent.

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JeffH
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The window seating here is lovely, looking out over the lake. This together with the quiet and spacious interior makes for great ambience and wuiet conversation. The service here is first class - helpful, concerned, efficient and coordinated, giving the impression of a well-experienced team. Lastly, but most important, the food was superbly done. - The available choices, the quality and presentation were all excellent and cooked perfectly as ordered. This was an awesome dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Manager is rude and un accommodating. This wasn’t our first experience with this manager. Even with our vaccination proof(which I already think is a breach of our rights), the manager seemed to really enjoy checking everyone’s personal information and educating us on exactly what the upcoming rules should be. Darcy was our server and saved the experience as he was extremely professional and accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for lunch. There is a more limited menu for lunch. It covers most of the bases. Would have liked to see more salad options. We normally go for dinner which has more selections. The food is always great and environmentally responsible. You pay a little more but the location, view, quiet surrounding and great service. It is worth it you are looking for something special. Has been our favourite restaurant for me years.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Wonderful romantic restaurant for an anniversary dinner.

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LoriT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about our evening was a 10/10. Can’t wait to go back again.

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BradF
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent anniversary dinner for the two of us. Great professional service that obviously adjusts to the needs of the diners and the occasion. After two anniversary dinners here it will be our go to place for special occasions.

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DaveH
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love this place for a nice lunch. The staff is always friendly and professional with consistently excellent food and a view that’s hard to beat. Our favourite place in the area!

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Wheels
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The daily soup and quiche special was a delicious lunch. The service was spot on, and lovely view of the lake on a sunny fall day made it a special time with friends. Thank you, Lake House!

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AndrewB
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
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 on October 15, 2021
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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Anneual
Calgary
68 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
Calgary
2 reviews
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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The Lake House is rated 4.7 stars by 2684 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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