The Lake House

4.7
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2517 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Please note that while we do not reserve window or patio tables, we will do our best to seat you at the best available table upon your arrival.

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 corporate events.

The Lake House features Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts‘ (CRMR’s) renowned and distinctive Rocky Mountain Cuisine. This is interpreted and presented by Chef Thomas Neukom and Chef Gareth Colville. Chef Neukom and Colville and their team have heralded numerous culinary awards showcasing the regional flavour of Western Canada. Our locally inspired menus are complimented by a diverse wine list offering global selections authored by acclaimed sommelier Brad Royale.
What 2517 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
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4.8
Ambience
4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KerrieK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, Service, Ambiance was all Five Star. The daily Quiche special was great for lunch.

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BerniceD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the Lake House so much... But I’m hesitant to tell you all, because then I won’t have this Little secret for myself ;)

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RuralD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

You definitely won’t find this quality of food at a chain restaurant. Service was great, very clean. Table for two is very small, value food wise...the food was good, but didn’t blow my mind.

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Claire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A perfect location to celebrate milestones, or just enjoy a nice date night with your partner. Friendly staff and good food.

Friendly staff and good food! Darcy is the greatest. He was definitely a big part of our night.

Can't wait to visit again :)

The Lake House
Responded a day ago

Thank you Claire for the glowing review of us and Darcy! I will be sure to mention your review to him! The Lake House Team

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Tymade
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent food & service. The menu had changed after making our reservation which was a little disappointing as we had our hearts set on dishes from the old menu. Look forward to going again.

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CarolS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Due to COVID the menu was limited. Not their fault. I would like to do it again when things get back to normal. Dishes that I was looking for were not available. Found it quite pricey.

The Lake House
Responded a day ago

Thank you Carol for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you did not find what you were looking for. Since reopening in June we have only removed one appetizer that changes seasonally like the rest of our menu . We hope that you would consider giving us another chance in the future to redeem our CRMR cuisine and change your opinion on us! Desiree Plume-Manager

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AldaS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

We were not seated in the main room so I didn’t enjoy the atmosphere.
Food is over priced for what you get.

The Lake House
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your feedback AldaS. We saw that you were dining earlier in the evening, we would have happily moved your table to the main space, as it was available at that time. We hope that you would consider giving us another chance in the future to redeem our CRMR cuisine and change your opinion on us! Desiree Plume-Manager

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Jennifer
Calgary
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised finding this restaurant as we have never been! We went for our anniversary and were blown away! Def going back.

The Lake House
Responded a day ago

Thank you Jennifer, we appreciate the 5 star review! Cheers

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vipGaryP
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great setting with well prepared and presented food. We will be back!

The Lake House
Responded a day ago

Excellent review Gary! Thank you!

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vipZanzibar
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

No fault of the Lakehouse... difficult to hear serving staff through masks above the overall noise level of other diners. Food was good... but the new menu offerings seemed a step-down from the previous menu (maybe through no fault but seasonal availability issues).

The Lake House
Responded a day ago

Thank you Zanzibar for the feedback. Yes, it is definitely hard to hear service staff with masks on, and AHS guidelines states to keep the music on low. However, it is impossible to control the volume of other diners! We hope that you would consider giving us another chance in the future to redeem our CRMR cuisine and change your opinion on us! Desiree Plume-Manager

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SydneyS
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are always so impressed with the customer service at the Lake House. We were there to celebrate out anniversary and we received complimentary prosecco when we arrived and a lovely chocolate "Happy Anniversary" sign on our dessert. Such a beautiful setting and the food is always amazing.

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ValM
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fall foliage, phenomenal food, and fun festivities celebrated at The Lake House this week. Highly recommended!

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pcs123
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic as usual.
Service was great, not too loud.
Food is always great!

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VicC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrating our Anniversary and had a wonderful time. My Wifes halibut was cooked perfectly and my wild boar was excellent. The Waitress was really prompt, pleasant and helpful. A very nice experience. Would recommend you try them out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal and great service.

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MaggieS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great for special occasions. We went for our anniversary. Service was amazing. Food was excellent. I wish I could afford to come here more often.

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LeighS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, romantic setting, overall great night.

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vipMagglesk
Calgary
40 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Met with a friend for the first time. And it was outstanding!

The Lake House
Responded on October 8, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review. We look forward to your return!!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

I met a friend for lunch and everything was exquisite! The only challenge was I had requested a window seat in my reservation to look out onto the lake and at 1230 there wasnt any available.

The Lake House
Responded on October 8, 2020

Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed yourself at lunch. We unfortunately, do not hold window seats as we have far more requests than windows. My suggestion is to come in closer to when we open the doors at 11:30am and your chances would be a lot greater. Thank you

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DonW
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had dinner at the Lake House one year to the day we got married at the Lake House. Both events were special, and we will return every year if we are in town. The Lake House is a special place.

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RaeannB
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience1

Have tried for 2 years to get into this restaurant and was very disappointed with out of town guests. Not a big selection of food and no options.

The Lake House
Responded on October 3, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. Please accept my sincere apologies that we were unable to surpass your expectations. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly should you have any further comments.

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Blast
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great view, great atmosphere, and great service. Guinness was a tad pricey, but, overall, was a great experience.

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LarissaG
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

It was my first time dining at the restaurant and I really enjoyed the experience. I definitely come back!

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TylerS
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wife and I got married here and we absolutely love it! We have always wanted to come back and dine but have never got the chance to go come till now. Every time we have wanted to go they have been booked for events but now with COVID it was easy getting a reservation.

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Ducati
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Fish plate was amazing. Excellent assortment of smoked fish. Marinated seafood salad was out of this world!

The Lake House
Responded on October 8, 2020

Thank you Ducati! We look forward to having you visit again!

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ToddF
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always Great, beautiful spot over looking a lake. Food was delicious! Service was outstanding.

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vipChristiane
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service is always great and they have a great lunch selection.
Food is very good. Important to support our local restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service, nice place.

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LuigiB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were great. Made my wife's birthday do memorable

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SamanthaM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to go for a special dinner. The food was amazing! We had the Charcuterie plate to start, the rack of lamb and the boar for our mains. It was all very well put together. We dined a little bit earlier (5:30) but was able to get a table by the window so we could enjoy the view of the lake. Service was great!

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gowiththeflow
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

we were seated by an slightly open door for the patio. i found it a bit cold. we closed it and the whole restaurant warmed up, but others were too hot. so the door was opened again.

Food was excellent and so fast, i was surpised. Tthe service outstanding.

The Lake House
Responded on September 30, 2020

Thank you for leaving us your feedback on your experience. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the service and food and are sorry to hear that you were cold during dinner. We keep the patio doors open for service and not for temperature control as we have air conditioning. Please let us know if you choose to dine again with us and we will seat you far away from any door.

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RobM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been 50 yr since we got married there. Not disappointed in either?!!!

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DonM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service. Great with food allergies. Thanks for a wonderful evening.

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Dinnerfortwo
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service & food!! Wonderful wine recommendations.

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vipNice
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanks for making our birthday celebration a memorable event.
Everything was done to perfection.

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AudraR
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Lakehouse is a favourite! We love the view, the staff has always been friendly, efficient & knowledgable about the menu. Highly recommend!!

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CarolineG
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A real gem, great for business or casual.

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AlenP
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Initially went off of colleague recommendations as we are new to Calgary, the food was not a disappointment one of the best ribeyes I have ever had while my wife loved the boar and the fish board was something spectacular. If I could give any feedback it would be that I was trying to book this location for an anniversary and had tried several times to book a window seat but this was something that isn't an option which in all honesty I would have paid extra as the setting next to the windows is romantic if you are trying to plan something. Also when I made the reservations I mentioned it was for an anniversary as I saw the extra touch that the restaurant made to write something on a piece of cake which our server wasn't made aware of until the end. Overall will definitely go back as the food and setting is something spectacular.

The Lake House
Responded on September 22, 2020

Thank you Alen for your review. We are pleased you got a window table for your anniversary. We have far more requests than window tables and that is why we never guarantee a window table. We suggest that guests book either early or later in the evening so their chances of a window table are higher. We look forward to your next reservations and thank you again for the great review.

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Leah
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Dinner for two. Had Steelhead Trout & Beef Ribeye both were cooked to perfection. Small portions for price. For dessert had Sticky Toffee Pudding.
I liked the Sticky Toffee Pudding better last year with cooked apples and more sauce.
Overall, would highly recommend. Service was very good.

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TaoridA
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We were seated on time. The lady that was serving us was very pleasant and friendly. I really enjoy the atmosphere.

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The Lake House is rated 4.7 stars by 2517 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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