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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BF
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Overall, great.

DH
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter (Darcy) was amazing and recommend a fantastic wine to go with our fantastic meal.

l
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

The food was decent, the noise level when it got busier was echoey and made it hard to converse. The instructions in the elevator were very confusing especially for elderly patrons, if this is the only access for disabled people, it is a very small space and an unusual elevator, with no emergency call button or anything. Was very off putting and can easily see how someone who was elderly and alone inside could become panicked.

The Lake House
Responded on September 9, 2019

Thank you for your review. I will email your comments to the property management. I am sorry you feel that it was off putting. Warm regards, The Lake House Management

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W
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant and views, service was friendly and prompt.
We ordered:
Charcuterie board
Mussels and frites
Boar tenderloin
Sous vide chicken
Halibut
Everything was very tasty!
Have been wanting to dine here for a long time and it was exactly what I had hoped for.

NZ
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Good view. Good place to relax and get rid of stress.

c
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had our 20th Anniversary dinner on the patio overlooking the lake. Had a nice, quiet shady table overlooking the lake on a warm evening. Complementary champaigne to start. Excellent main course, drinks, desserts. Love this place! Thank you!

KP
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best Halibut I have had in Calgary! I am from the East Coast so I know fish! The service was fantastic, the ambience and the view amazing!

CR
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We like to celebrate milestones at this restaurant. Great food, wine and ambiance.

BM
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Was our 31st wedding anniversary and the food and service was great.

J
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

We went there for our anniversary, the service was excellent! However, we did not find the food was great. The soup was not very tasty, oysters were OK and the chicken dish was just average.
The Cesar that was served had way too much horseradish in it !
The room is open and very loud When there are groups of people laughing.

The complimentary drinks and chocolates were a nice treat.

The Lake House
Responded on September 4, 2019

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! Desiree Plume-Manager

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CB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful as always!! Great food, stunning atmosphere, amazing service!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thanks to Kevin for setting up the rose ;)

s
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Yes - I would recommend - but not for a special occasion. Was my husband's 50th and our window table got scooped by another server as we were walking to it. They gave us another window seat - and it was likely the worst in the restaurant - unless you like to look at building beams and an empty outdoor patio. No view of the lake for him.

When another full window table came open they didn't offer it to us.

It was so disappointing that we didn't even want to stay for dessert.

Hats off to the chefs - food was very good. Too bad the front of the restaurant does not match the experience.

The Lake House
Responded on August 25, 2019

Hi Christine, We have always held the policy that the window tables are non-reservable, upon booking you would have been notified from opentable. When you arrived there was a storm coming through (hence an "empty outdoor patio") and the patio guests are our priority as they have either food on the way or in front of them. If you decide to join us again, please feel free to ask to move to your preferred table once available. My apologies you did not enjoy the view from your window table.

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MN
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place! The atmosphere and location was amazing. The view over the lake and location around the building was very nice. Food was outstanding and I would highly recommend it

K
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went here for mom’s birthday. We’re a bit early but luckily they let us in. Great food, great service!

RW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We received complimentary glass of champagne and a happy anniversary note to recognize our special day.

OT
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The meals were excellent. A little loud though - it would be hard to have conversations with a table of more than 4.

The Lake House
Responded on August 21, 2019

Good morning Owen, Thank you very much for your lovely review, we apologize about the acoustics, last Monday was a very busy night in the restaurant. We look forward to your next visit. Warm regards, The Lake House Team

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Taylor our waitress, is always amazing. Everyone there goes above and beyond to make your dining experience phenomenal

The Lake House
Responded on August 21, 2019

Thank you for your review. We agree. Our staff are fantastic! Warm regards, The Lake House Management

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M
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our first time at The Lakehouse and we had a wonderful time. Great food and service and you can't beat the ambience and view. Would definitely go back!

KR
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I found the restaurant to have great ambience. The service was amazing and the food was interesting (a lot to choose from). A nice place to go for a special occasion!

The Lake House
Responded on August 19, 2019

Good afternoon Kathy, Thank you for your wonderful review regarding your experience at The Lake House. We look forward to your next booking. Warm regards, Management

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AM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food, service and location are outstanding. However, with nothing to absorb sound, it is a somewhat noisy restaurant, which was disappointing.

C
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely meal for our anniversary. Always impressed with the food and service. Our favourite restaurant ❤️

DL
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing location. Great service. Incredible food. A great place for dinner

D
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant on the beautiful Lake Bonavista! I’ve always admired it from the beach, so was happy to try it out for our ten year anniversary!
“Darce”, our server, was incredible and very congenial. Very on top of everything.
Food was pricey, but it’s quality. Totally worth it for going once in a blue moon :)

KH
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I could not have found a better place to take a beautiful woman on our first date! From the table we were seated at to the ambience to the impeccable service to the unbelievably delicious food, everything was picture perfect.

TG
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great evening - would like to see a more senior menu as it’s a little foreign to some of the elderly. Loved it ourselves though and will be back.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to eat. Pretty setting and great service!

LN
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

Worst anniversary dinner in 18 years. So loud my husband and I couldn't hear each other. Our reserved table was next to a family table with little ones and mother's that could not use their inside voices.

The Lake House
Responded on August 14, 2019

Good afternoon Lori, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm sorry that your experience wasn't what you were expecting-- we try our best to be exceptional, and never want to settle for mediocre or average. You mentioned another table that was intrusive but if you could elaborate further on service and food and if there are any ways we can improve I'd love to hear more details. Please email me at .........

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RS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Group table full of kids watching videos and screaming was not good. People should go to McDonalds where other customers aren't paying good dollar to watch you try to parent. Nothing like watching a ten year old dictate to her parents how she will eat $50 a plate food while watching videos on her phone with no headphones.

GT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The experience was very pleasant. I was very grateful to the hostess for still accepting our reservation even after arriving almost twenty minutes late. We were immediately seated and and was soon enjoy a lovely brunch with a great view of the lake and wonderful ambiance. Thanks everyone.

The Lake House
Responded on August 19, 2019

Good afternoon Gerald, Thank you for your lovely review regarding your experience at Brunch at The Lake House. We look forward to your next booking. Warm regards, management

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FF
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

Expectations were higher given the venue and prices. The food and service did not meet those expectations.

The Lake House
Responded on August 11, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to visit us and give us your rating. I'm sorry that your experience wasn't what you were expecting--but we try our best to be exceptional, and we never want to settle for mediocre or average. If there are any ways we can improve I'd love to hear more details - we sincerely appreciate customer feedback and use it to directly improve our guest's experience. If you’re interesting in sharing a bit more information with us, I can be emailed at ............

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J
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Both service and food were outstanding! We will definitely be back.

N
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dads birthday

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

Great service. Fantastic cocktail menu and wine list. Food was amazing, specifically the smoked wild boar tenderloin. Our choice for celebrating those special occasions in life.

PG
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great views, excellent staff and delicious food...they even made us a vegetarian option that was not on the menu. What else can one ask for!

ST
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was very good, probably the best eggs Benedict I’ve ever had 😎

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