The Lake House

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Canadian
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
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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MK
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great experience and staff is beyond amazing.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Most beautiful restaurant on the lake. Food was perfect!!

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BW
Calgary
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was excellent. the charcuterie board was very good. the rack of lamb and rib eye were perfection. thank you for a wonderful meal with a lovely lake view.

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ST
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I found the noise level extremely high. The setting is lovely and the service was excellent.

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DM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

My wife and I have been to the Lake House a few times and have always been over the moon about the food and service. This time my wife's meal was just ok - she had the arctic char and the seasoning (turmeric) was way too much. As well, the service this time was just ok, not great considering what your paying to be there.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place. Love the service and steak here!

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OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful seats! We had wine, appies and desserts! Excellent all round!

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SC
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best food I’ve had at a Calgary restaurant in 20 years of living here. Watched hawks diving for fish, a paddle boarder working his way to shore , and kids playing in the sand from the deck overlooking the lake.

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RK
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Wonderful views. Knowledgeable staff.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food. , service has been better but otherwise great !

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l
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely restaurant with a gorgeous setting. Definitely recommend if you are in this part of the City. Our server was very good, if somewhat chatty... But he absolutely knows his job very well. The food was good. The menu is a little "safe"... a few more tantalizing dishes would make the whole experience, that much better!

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C
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A bit pricey but good quality food and very good ambiance.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food...wonderful evening.

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RS
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I were wanting to mark a special occasion and looking for a restaurant a cut above the usual, that would be more memorable. Our visit to the Lake House was ideal. The menu had a lot of interesting menu choices and wines by the glass. The evening was everything we hoped it would be, with excellent food, wine and service. Looking out at the lake on a perfect evening made it even better. We will be back.

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MM
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great dinner for our anniversary celebration. The complimentary champagne was such a nice surprise, thank you! Our server was great and the food was delicious. We enjoyed the scenario. We will be back for sure

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great service

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JA
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My sis and I always love our time there. As do Peter and I. Food is always fabulous! The tempura and ahi were an amazing mix of beautiful clean flavours. Darcy was wonderful and attentive as always!

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Q
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time diners here and we loved it! Having a window seat made it that much better! Food was delicious, server was attentive and friendly :) We will definitely be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful service, amazing food. Great spot - foresee lots of time spent on that patio this summer!!!

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RK
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great restaurant experience! Sat out on the Patio, overlooking the lake - what a great view!
Food was great. Started with the Golden Beet salad; it was a great starter. Our table had the Scallops, Arctic Char and the Elk ... all were really tasty and perfectly filling.
Highly Recommend this restaurant!

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JH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a wonderful lunch!! Celebrate Graduation so was perfect. Great ambiance without being to noisy.

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MS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The perfect restaurant to celebrate a birthday. The service was exceptional, and the food was delicious.

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JT
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional service and food. Manager went above and beyond to accommodate special requests.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

It our favourite place, by we weren’t able to go on our usual spot by the window. we reserved for a spot to be by the window but I guess they don’t do that now.

The Lake House
Responded on May 25, 2019

Good afternoon, Thank you for your review on OpenTable. We have always had a policy that we seat at the best table upon your arrival, due to the high demand for window seats. We suggest reserving earlier in the evening or possibly having a cocktail in the lounge and we will seat you at one as soon as it becomes available. Warm regards, Management

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NR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was excellent, we were seated at a small table next to the fireplace so my husband had a view of the lake where I had a view of the back of the restaurant, when making the reservation I would recommend asking for the front or Lakeview. First time there I was disappointed in this but the front was full of early diners.
Dinner was good, Elk is a very dense meat (not what I expected) very tasty, my husband enjoyed his Char and the coconut mango cake delicious!

The Lake House
Responded on May 25, 2019

Good day Nicole, Thank you for your lovely review on OpenTable. We are happy that you enjoyed your dining experience. Unfortunately, we have a higher demand for windows than what we actually have, therefor have taken on the policy that we seat at the best table upon your arrival. We suggest reserving earlier in the evening or possibly having a cocktail in the lounge and we will seat you at one as soon as it becomes available. Warm regards, Management

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service food and ambiance

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CM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s not often that we get to the Lake House, but we always enjoy it when we do. The service is wonderful, the food is great and the view compliments the quiet ambience of the afternoon. We have not been there at suppertime. Book a gathering there, and I bet you won’t be disappointed.

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c
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Birthday Lunch Celebration: Lovely day, nice view of the lake. We received great service. The food was very good.A very nice lunch.The server should let us know that there is a charge for water. It's presented in a nice bottle and she poured it for us-looked complimentary but was not.

The Lake House
Responded on May 25, 2019

Good day calgarycowgirl100, Thank you for your recent review in regards to your dining experience. We use a company called Vivrea, an award winning water filtration system. This allows us to reduce our carbon footprint by eliminating the production, transportation, and disposal of pre-packaged bottled sparkling/still water and eliminate the packaging waste of single-use glass and plastic bottles. In the future, if you do not want to take advantage of this service please let us know.

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MO
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My only complaint is the $1/ water. If you feel the need to charge for water on an already expensive meal just build it into the price of the food. It cheapens the experience.

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W
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Would like to see more selection on the menu, like salmon.

The Lake House
Responded on May 18, 2019

Good afternoon, Thank you for your recent review. Please note; we change our menus seasonally and have Salmon on our menu frequently. Currently we have a Pan Seared Arctic Char and it is delicious. Please visit our website lakehousecalgary to see our current menus.

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CB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a great restaurant. It does get a bit noisy but the food and the view make up for it. The staff and the service is excellent and the food was incredible, would highly recommend it.

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E
Calgary
28 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Lake House is a lovely venue especially if you ask for seating close to the window overlooking the lake. We went for Mother’s Day brunch and couldn’t have picked a better place. It was a little loud as it was packed but the tables were well spaced so the noise did not impact our conversation. The service was prompt, friendly and efficient. The food ( not buffet style) was delicious. 3 of us had the eggs Benedict and thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Perfectly cooked and the hollandaise was not heavy and over powering but really flavourful. The other two dishes ordered, lobster cake and scrambled eggs with salmon and brioche French toast were heavenly. I’d Order those next time.
Just a wonderful experience.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, I love the lake view. I went with friends last Friday, we loved the fine dining experience. Recommended for special occasions. I been for lunch with my husband, it is romantic

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JR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I have been meaning to take my wife here for a while now. We made a reservation to for our 11th anniversary and we were not disappointed. I had the steak that was cooked perfectly and my wife had the special of the day which was a Salmon dish that she enjoyed as well.

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JO
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Consistently great food and service. Reservations are required.

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LY
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

We have eaten at The Lake Huse venue for over 30 years and unfortunately, this is the first time I haven't thoroughly enjoyed my dining experience. I ordered the Vegetarian Quiche for myself and it was a great disappointment. It was very soggy and had a bitter taste. I didn't want to make a fuss as we had a guest with us who was thoroughly enjoying herself. We will dine here again but I will avoid the quiche. I really miss the mussels that you used to serve in the tomato sauce.

The Lake House
Responded on May 13, 2019

Good morning Lorna, Thank you 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. We hope that you would consider giving us another chance in the future to redeem our CRMR cuisine and change your opinion on us! Management

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SC
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

The food was delicious. I had the egg benny and it was delightful. Our server was very nice and recommended some great options to us. Will go back again.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I went there for our anniversary. It was our first time there. The views were breathtaking. The server was one of the best we’ve ever had and the food was incredible. The server brought us a complimentary glass of bubbly for our anniversary and another small glass of a wine that would compliment our meal. Incredible service all around. We’ll be back!!

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TC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We really enjoyed our meal at the Lake House. Great views of the lake and unfortunately it was a grey day but would be amazing if the sun was shining. Service was friendly and efficient. Refreshing not to have to ask for a water refill. Food was amazing, highly recommend the Wild Boar Tenderloin.

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KS
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From the minute we walked in we were treat extremely well. Our server was great, and the food was fantastic. We never felt rushed and the atmosphere was inviting.

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