The Lake House

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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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4.7
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4.7
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4.3
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EZ
Calgary
44 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The lunch menu was small, but the food we ordered ... raw oysters, crab cakes, mussels and fits, and the daily soup were fantastic. Service was excellent.

b
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The oysters we fabulous, the bison was amazing, stick toffee, to die for, our server Nicky knew when to pop in and when to leave, outstanding service...I highly recommended The Lake House, for anyone that wants to pampered and have a exquisite meal. Thank you again.

The Lake House
Responded a day ago

Good afternoon Brett, Thank you for your lovely review. We appreciate all feedback and are pleased to hear you enjoyed the cuisine as well as Niki's service. I will be sure to relay your wonderful review to her. Thank you again for the 5 star review, we look forward to your next return. Warm regards, The Lake House Team

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner out with my wife on date night.

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great view. It was a slower evening which added an extra element of intimacy to it.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to the Lakehouse for our anniversary, my wife and I had our first date there many moons ago. I have to say we love the new decor!!! It was very inviting for sure. Started with a nice touch a couple of glasses of Prosecco. We shared the crab cakes to start... amazing was very fresh and tasty. We both had The ribeye and were not disappointed the meat was cooked spot on. The presentation was good. We followed up with the flourless chocolate cake for dessert again sooooo good. I would highly recommend The Lakehouse.

The Lake House
Responded a day ago

Good afternoon, Thank you for your positive feedback. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the cuisine as well as service. I will be sure to relay your wonderful review to the kitchen as well. Thank you again for the 5 star review, we look forward to your next return. Warm regards, The Lake House Team

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SH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dining experience. The quality of the meal was outstanding - probably the best meal each of us has had. It wasn’t any different in terms of price point than going to a decent steakhouse but the meal we received at the Lakehouse was much better than anything we’ve had for a similar price. It would be difficult to go anywhere else knowing the level of quality, service, value and experience delivered by the Lakehouse. Definitely recommend!

SD
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely ambience. Quiet, great service and great food!

M
Calgary
33 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Breakfast with the family!

CK
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The staff went above and beyond to accommodate a last minute special request for our group. The service was amazing and our meals were delicious. Love, love the scones!!

M
Manitoba
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Lakehouse is a great spot for brunch, dinner and any special occasion. The service is great and quality of food is exceptional. One of our favourite spots in Calgary.

D
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Was impressed immediately when I was asked if I wanted my coat taken. I said I was cold and would keep it and was then lead to a table next to the fireplace! Nice touch! Our server was perfect - super efficient and helpful with menu suggestions. The staff worked as a team - we saw various staff picking up empty dishes, delivering the meals, refilling wine glasses, etc. - so there was never a lag in things moving forward and yet not making us feel rushed. And, of course, the lake view - beautiful!

LC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect . The food , the atmosphere and service is so impressive . Always a great evening when we go !

The Lake House
Responded on November 4, 2019

Good afternoon Lynne, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review. We appreciate all feedback and are pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience! Thanks again for the 5 star review!!

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BC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

the restaurant is beautiful as this was out first time visiting for our anniversary. the service was great with some helpful recommendations off the menu for our waiter. unfortunately this wont be a regular dinning spot for us as the pricing was a bit high but taking in everything they offer its certainly deserved. happily come back for our next special occasion!!!

p
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Large birthday parties ruin the ambiance: It was very loud this time. Otherwise, same great food and same great service.

The Lake House
Responded on November 4, 2019

Good afternoon, thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the cuisine as well as the service. We appreciate all feedback and are disappointed to hear that another table ruined the ambiance. Please let us know in the future and we would be happy to move you to another are of the restaurant. Warm regards, The Lake House Team

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OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Can’t wait to go back. Such a beautiful restaurant. The food was amazing!!!

The Lake House
Responded on October 30, 2019

Thank you for your wonderful review. We strive to do our best! We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks again for the 5 star review! The Lake House Team

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TS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I was really impressed with the level of service. Our server was amazing!! The food was good. I made my reservation quite a ways off and asked for a nice table close to the windows but we were at the back of the room. :(

The Lake House
Responded on October 28, 2019

Thank you for your review Terry, we are pleased to hear that your enjoyed the service as well as the cuisine. Your reservation was for 11:30am, we open at 10:00am and almost every table requests to sit near the lake. We can not accommodate everyone's request so we hold the policy of seating at the best table upon your arrival and not when the reservation was booked. I hope you can understand why we aim to please this way vs priority seating of booking time. Warm regards, Management

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LH
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic location. Yummy food. Excellent service.

The Lake House
Responded on October 30, 2019

Thank you for your 5 star review. We are pleased to know your experience with us was a good one. The Lake House Team

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JS
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely exceptional experience at The Lake House. Amazing meal, the Wild Boar Chop was outstanding!! The drinks were perfectly done as well (Canadian Old Fashioned and the Burbon Blend, just perfect !!) Overall an amazing evening made even more special with a great view and ambiance. Thank you guys very much for making our evening exceptional!

The Lake House
Responded on October 30, 2019

Thank you for your 5 star review. We are pleased to know your experience with us was a good one. We are very happy you enjoyed the Wild Boar Chop, Bourbon Blend and The Canadian Old Fashioned. The Lake House Team

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M
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

Great Service great ambiance last days on the old menu and it showed chef was having a off day, look forward to trying the new menu

The Lake House
Responded on October 27, 2019

Thank you Mike for taking the time to leave your review on The Lake House. We strive to ensure every guest receives excellent service as well as delicious food, and are sorry you feel this was not the case during your visit. We would advise letting your server know as soon as possible and our kitchen would be able to remake the dish for you. If you do not mind emailing me so we can investigate this complaint further. Desiree Plume-Manager

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JD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, great service, and a wonderful location.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanksgiving brunch with family. Food was great and service was excellent. Quiet atmosphere. We all had a great time and we will be back

DH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our favourite restaurants of all time. The food is always amazing and the service is wonderful.

L
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The food was great, they’d seated us with a lovely lake view and we received a complimentary glass of Prosecco for our anniversary which was lovely. Our server was a bit short with us and not very warm or welcoming though.

DT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

It was a lovely meal in a lovely setting. During the day the view of the lake is nice and a gem in Calgary.

c
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very special friend union

DD
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great escape for an afternoon lunch, best mussels I have ever had.

The Lake House
Responded on October 1, 2019

Thank you Derek for taking the time to leave your review on the The Lake House! We're happy to hear you enjoyed Lunch and the Mussels. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Desiree~Manager

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RM
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff was amazing!!!

The Lake House
Responded on October 6, 2019

Thank you for your lovely review! We look forward to your next visit.

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DS
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

First time at the lake house. The view was amazing for Calgary and the service, food was great.

I have to say of all things, getting down to details, the chairs were impressive. You don't get big comfortable chairs you sink into like that very often anymore.

Thanks!

The Lake House
Responded on October 6, 2019

Thank you Dale for your lovely review! We look forward to your next visit.

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F
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

The food was very good but a bit pricey. Beautiful views but very loud. We could not hear each other when we were speaking. The service was good but not great overall.

MB
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first visit to the Lake House. We were looking for a venue with good reviews, great views, varied menu and nice setting for our 25th wedding anniversary lunch. We were not disappointed, from the moment we arrived we were greeted warmly, had been given a great table with view of the lake and the service was top class. The food was delicious and our time here was memorable, we will be back for sure.

JZ
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

It was our first time at the Lake House and the service was outstanding. We were there to celebrate our anniversary and they surprised us with champagne and dessert. Along with that we got to set by the window looking out at the lake. Thanks for all the amazing servers there that made it a memorial experience!

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice food, excellent ambience

m
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stumbled upon The Lake House from a prize we won and decided to turn it into family date night. It was a full three course dinner and we added some wine as well. The food was unbelievably delicious. A great view of the lake, and amazing company.

J
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, beautiful restaurant. Service was also amazing!! Will definitely be going back.

BF
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall, great.

DH
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and food are fantastic and keep us coming back for special occasions or just a nice treat in the middle of the week.

CG
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Great service and ambiance. The food was good but was lacking seasoning. Our steak and potatoes were not seasoned.

v
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Loved it! Took my Significant Lady for her birthdays s we had a lovely time. Food was excellent

DG
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was to celebrate our anniversary. And it was amazing! Would definitely recommend for a special night.

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