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The Lake House, Calgary, AB

The Lake House

4.7
4.7
3249 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.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 28 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, Wild Game
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–1:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (403) 225-3939
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Thomas Neukom
  • Private party facilities
    The Lake House has two distinct rooms that can host a private event. One smaller Private Dining Room can seat up to 60 people and the main dining room that can accommodate 120 people. The Whole Venue can be booked exclusively and accommodate 180 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Kirsten Davies: (403) 225-6525
  • Neighbourhood
    Calgary
  • Cross Street
    Lake Louise Way SE
  • Parking Details
    Ample free parking.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,249 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Canadian

  • Calgary

    Great for scenic views

  • Calgary

    Canadian

3,249 Reviews
  1. PMHS

    Atlantic Canada

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful location and fantastic ‘10 year anniversary’ menu. We tried the steak tartare (delicious!) and soup of the day appetizers. Bison and Lamb mains - both amazing. And the sticky toffee pudding and Pot de crème desserts to top it off. My only critique would be the $2 charge for water - is that really necessary when you’re paying $200+ for the meal? Highly recommend trying the Lake House. We will definitely be back!

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  2. Kimmi

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A stellar experience overall. We enjoyed ourselves from start to finish. The front of house staff team made us feel welcome right away. We sincerely enjoyed our visit and look forward to coming back!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time to this restaurant for business meeting and dinner for all attendees. It was a unanimous agreement that this place was special and will be visiting again. Fabulous from start to finish. Thanks to everyone that contributed to a great evening.

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  4. IrisN

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great drinks, a wide variety of drinks to choose from, best service in town!

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  5. billh

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I had the ribeye and it had to be one of the best if not the best ribeye steak that I have ever had. D'Arcy the server was very good as well!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I booked on the same day for my son’s 19th. Birthday, and requested for a candle if they have slice of cake or any dessert. When we arrived, the beautiful lady at the reception greeted us and asked if my name was Joanne, we were walked to our table and handed a menu. We ordered the steak and the salmon, oysters and shrimp for starters. It was so delicious and the presentation was awesome! When it was time for dessert, our lovely server suggested the toffee pudding, and surprised my son with a beautiful happy birthday greeting (chocolate) and a candle. Amazing! We will definitely go back with the whole family ❤️

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amy was our waitress. She was fantastic! We really enjoyed the dinner, we’ll be back.

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  8. KariG

    Calgary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful atmosphere but we were greatly disappointed in how long the food took with no explanation or apology. We were ready to leave we were so hungry… unacceptable for such a high end restaurant. Do better. Our reservation was at 6 and it was 9 by the time we left… and last ones to leave.

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  9. HenrikR

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    First time for our visit after we moved to the area. A welcome smile at the door and very nice staff. We had the Charcuterie to start and were asked if we would like to start with some bread and butter before it came in, which we said yes to. Ordered drinks at the same time, and the charcuterie board arrived before we had gotten our drinks and the promised bread and butter, so maybe a lack of communication between the servers, also there were no plates to eat the food from. We asked for plates, which came right away, and started eating without our ordered wine to the food, which was a bit, hmmm. The main course tasted excellent, ordered my steak medium, but came in well-done, and was tender and tasty. Had a Pommes Rösti with my steak, not to be mentioned, wet and like it had been in a hot box for 4 hours, all brown inside. My wife had the Icelandic cod filler, cooked to perfection, but it was a shame it was on top of a big heap of noodles and vegetables, looked too messy, and the taste was very very good, but the presentation was not. Dessert, Sticky toffee pudding, and Creme Brülee are so Good. We definitely will go back again another time.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely date night here. We had the fish charcuterie board. Amazing dried fish and sauces are fresh and delicious. It’s the 10th anniversary for them so they’re only doing their best selling items of each year. We shared the ribeye steak. It came with golden beets that were seasoned and cooked to perfection. The potato that was fried in butter was excellent as well. We love it here. We also had some great drinks. The strawberry bourbon smash was really tasty. In a cute glass with a round ice cube.

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  11. sparky1wife

    Calgary

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10 year anniversary menu, and both our meals and service were excellent as usual!

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  12. CecilleV

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was wonderful ❤️🙏

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  13. KatMac

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always delicious food it an upscale, beautiful setting. Friendly staff that remember you and go above and beyond.

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  14. Tracy

    Calgary

    49 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Pros: cheese plate was great. Service pretty good. Waited for water multiple times. There were 2 big groups in the restaurant. Basically every time we go there are big groups. It’s extremely noisy. Cons: bones in black cod. One of which I swallowed and it felt like was in my throat so it put me off my meal. The meal itself really was bland. Not their best work. The duck was good and the trout was alright… too potato forward. Sticky toffee pudding was pumpkin forward and really should have had plain vanilla ice cream with it. Pumpkin ice cream just overwhelmed the meal. None of us would order that again. Another big con was that the restaurant is really looking shoddy. The tables and chairs are chipped. Wood chairs are crazy uncomfortable. When your charging these prices there should not be bones in your fish or rough looking tables and chairs. Time for a refresh. Table cloths and new chairs would help. They did compensate with a “discount”, which didn’t cover the cost of the cod. Not saying I wouldn’t go back, we have been going since it opened, but I’m def not in a hurry.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous ambiance (refined but not fussy), unique & flavourful dishes. Waiter, Darcy was professional & personable. Extensive wine collection. A bit noisy (likely due to a packed dining room). Well worth the commute to the suburbs

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  16. JosephK

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really loved, the service was great, the food great as well. We will come back again for sure. Thank you!

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  17. Dillybar

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the Trout, and the Ribeye, and they were both excellent. Shared the Crème Brûlée for dessert, and it was very good. Service was great, and the food arrived in a timely manner. We will definitely come back again. Our only minor complaint would be the background noise level, especially when it gets busy.

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  18. Neih

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great choice in choosing the Lake House for our anniversary dinner. Our server Darcy was on top of his game explaining the menu and drinks.

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  19. rdwild

    Calgary

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been going to the lake house for many years. It’s always a great experience as it was today on my birthday.

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  20. KimC

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent, Waiter, Darcy, was excellent, both efficient and fun, made great food and drink recommendations! Will definitely be back!

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  21. MaxineA

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You can't help but be impressed by the view overlooking the lake. We enjoyed the sunset which added a nice touch. The ambience of the room is very inviting with the huge fireplace anda rustic but elegant look and feel. Service was excellent as was the food. We had the trout and would have again. Prices are more than the average restaurant but well worth it.

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  22. Nana

    Calgary

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this restaurant. We had a wonderful table by the fireplace. The waitress was always around when you needed her. The food was outstanding! What a great place to celebrate my friends Birthday 🎂

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  23. BrianC

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Lake House was delightful. The service was fast, friendly and efficient. Thanks to our server Franny (gold star). He was attentive and knowledgeable. The food was fresh and delicious. From the mussels and frites w/soy miso broth to the lamb and the ribeye. We left knowing we'd come back to try other things on the menu. The ambience was great and classy, with no music to have to talk over and only the sounds of others enjoying their time there. Highly recommended and worth every penny.

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  24. JesseL

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was absolutely incredible! Highly recommend :)

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  25. LoisH

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for a birthday dinner with friends. Food was exquisite! Service was terrific!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really amazing service. I have been to the lake house twice this month and the food and the service has been outstanding!

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  27. RitaD

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved the food. Absolutely delicious from the appies to the dessert!!

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  28. CallumA

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time here. As good as the first! Food was excellent, service was impeccable. Love the dining room, and the big beautiful fireplace makes for a wonderful aesthetic. Have yet to come in the summer when the lake is thawed. That's next on the list!

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  29. nleal

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner, another couple, and I ventured to The Lake House for the first time, excited for a romantic culinary journey. Overall, we rate our experience a solid 4 out of 5 stars, but let me share the highs and lows. The Valentine's menu had its hits and misses. The lamb ribs, bison, and dessert were definite winners, leaving us craving more. However, the oyster course was a letdown with just one oyster per person, feeling more like a tease than a course. The cod risotto also fell flat with its lack of flavor. Now, about the service, and this isn't a typical complaint for us. Our server was incredibly attentive, perhaps a bit too much so. Constant water refills and check-ins interrupted our conversation countless times, leaving us feeling annoyed. Despite these hiccups, we're willing to give The Lake House another chance, perhaps when the weather warms up. With a few adjustments, this place could become the ultimate date spot.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always the best experience whenever we go. Valentine’s day set menu was terrific and our server was on point. Food is delicious. Definitely one of the top restaurants in calgary

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  31. JamesB

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I have never been disappointed by the food at The Lakehouse. This time was no exception. The service is good, although the wait staff was a little lacking on their knowledge of the wine list. Usually we are seated in the main room which has an amazing ambience, this time we were seated in the annex which is just not as nice.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome Valentines Day Menu! We enjoyed everything!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful location, the food was excellent and service was fantastic. We would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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  34. SandyP

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lakehouse has been a favourite of ours for many years. Unfortunately our lunch yesterday was a big disappointment!!! Quiche was not fresh, was very dry and seemed like it had been sitting for long time and reheated, fish and chips same, seemed like it was either frozen vs fresh or cooked hours earlier and reheated. We love the ambience and our server was pleasant , too bad food was so terrible! Also , we were never asked how the food was or we would have shared feedback.

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  35. NicC

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a really fantastic dinner for my wife's birthday. The service was excellent, the food - outstanding. We will be back for sure.

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  36. Kurtis

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were amazing!!! our waiter made a number of recommendations that were right on the mark for what we were looking for. After having our last two dinning experience's at other reputable establishment being disappointing. Our dinner at the Lake House was refreshing with the whole experience being reaffirming, that good dinning is still something that can be found.

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  37. FlorinV

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    DARCY!!! Made the entire experience a 10/10. Would highly recommend him as your server

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  38. James

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of our dining experience, including the food, services, lovely dining area, comfortable chairs and beautiful lake view. We will be adding this experience to our regular date night and look forward to trying the lunch experience.

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  39. Andrew

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great, I had the Duck and my wife had the trout. Both were fantastic. She also had 3 oysters to start and we shared the tiramisu for dessert. Overall was great night out for dinner. We will be going back.

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  40. Niclovesgoodfood

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible meal in a beautiful restaurant on the lake. Service was outstanding. Will be back!

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FAQs

The Lake House is rated 4.7 stars by 3249 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 28 times today
Google Map for The Lake House

747 Lake Bonavista Drive SE, Calgary, AB T2J 0N2

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Lake Louise Way SE
  • Neighbourhood
    Calgary
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–1:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, Wild Game
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Ample free parking.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Thomas Neukom
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (403) 225-3939
  • Private party facilities
    The Lake House has two distinct rooms that can host a private event. One smaller Private Dining Room can seat up to 60 people and the main dining room that can accommodate 120 people. The Whole Venue can be booked exclusively and accommodate 180 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Kirsten Davies: (403) 225-6525
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