The Lake House

4.6
2088 reviews
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  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Waterfront
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.

Special Offers

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Start the day with a celebratory Brunch overlooking the stunning Lake Bonavista in our rustic dining room. For the evening diners, enjoy our new Spring a la carte menu with fresh spring flavours including a Pan Seared Arctic Char and Wild Mushroom & Zucchini Escalivada.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

High standard restaurant in Alberta .World class level. Rib eye steak is excellent . Will come bk and revisit again.dont forget to order dessert and appetite too..

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CM
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Beautiful place with lovely views. Food was delicious and our servers were friendly and attentive. We were waiting on our main course but our waitress was very apologetic and offered a glass of wine on the house. Lovely atmosphere, it was our anniversary so this was the perfect place. We will be back soon

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GP
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful dinner in beautiful surroundings

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F
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The menu items are very special and tasty. The ambience on the lake is lovely. Service is exceptional. Great place for a special evening out.

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VM
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Completely enjoyed our experience. Food was wonderful and creative and the service was fantastic.

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AM
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely evening-great food and service
Enjoying evening out with wife (birthday) and son

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BG
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service! It was our first time to the restaurant and would go again.

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MK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We always enjoy brunch looking out over the Lake. It is one of our favourite Calgary restaurants. We even dress up for brunch.
Just wish the younger generation would do the same OR at least remove their ball caps at the table! Too much to ask?

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Had a wonderful time celebrating my husbands birthday with friends and family. The food was so amazing, the atmosphere was lovely. Can’t wait for my next visit!!

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JH
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful unique dining experience. Uncomplicated and totally welcoming on the pallet

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BF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was awesome, service was great, food was delicious!

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L
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

5 smaller scallops for $40 with strange sides. No thanks. Service was great though and in nice in front of the fireplace.

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BW
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday
Very quiet as not busy
Great service and lovely view
Wednesday a great night to go

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MH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

It was weird, we were the only table at first. They wouldnt leave the water bottle on the table even when we asked. Midway through the meal our waitress totally disappeared and someone else took over. She checked in after we ordered dessert from another waiter but we never saw her after. Food was good but it was really expensive. $190 4 people no beverages not including tip.

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BR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Checkout my review on Google maps it's much more extensive. But this place is wonderful. The menu is interesting and unique , taste is marvelous. Our server was probably the best I've ever had wine glasses were filled by the time we set them down. 100% recommend this place. We'll be going back for special occassion.

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CC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The service was incredible. Excellent experience would recommend anyone to try out this outstanding place fir amazing food and service. A special thank you to our server.

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J
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love coming back to this neighbourhood gem.
Always amazing service, food, wine and ambiance.

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JJ
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been to the Lake House several times. Last time more than a year ago. And now a few days ago. The decor is a stunning lodge type with “Persian” rugs and a roaring fireplace. The view of the lake beautiful, people skating. Chatty social environment, but not too loud. The house wines are excellent. We chose tempranillo. Personal attention constant by waiting staff, without being overbearing. I would say the service is excellent, that could be its strongest point. And yet the food all local produce well presented, interesting, and moreish. I would say fine dining without being stiff color. Excellent business or dinner date. Not really family & children type experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Birthday dinner - was wonderful

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Special birthday and

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was good. High price but to be expected. Getting charged for “still” water was a bit ridiculous when your paying $300 for dinner and $60 per bottle of wine. I would think they could throw in the water.

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H
Calgary
26 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Parents went for brunch here. Shared scones as appetizer and enjoyed them very much. Dad had quiche, which was excellent. Mom had farmer's breakfast which was not very good- rosti not crisp, bacon WAY overdone, sausage spiced in a manner that was unappealing. Service pleasant and attentive, table comfortable and with a beautiful view. Overall, they enjoyed themselves, but the farmer's breakfast- which is composed of breakfast staples- should be improved.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

First time dinning here, the service was very good waitress was amazing, very friendly. Excellent wine list. Food was delicious, lots of flavour, portions were bang for your buck. Will definitely be going back again real soon.

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AM
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious and the restaurant was warm and full of happy people. The service was excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

Was VERY cold by the window and the service was kind of slow for the amount of people that were dining at the time

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OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The server was very attentive. The food was delicious.

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KH
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Lake House was excellent. The food outstanding and the service wonderful. The view makes you feel like you are out of town.

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LL
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I always forget how much I love this place. Brought my daughter and her best friend here for my daughters birthday bruch. We had a corner window table where we laughed, talked, cried, and reminisced. Food, ambiance, service outstanding and no one ever made us feel rushed.
Would highly recommend this place to anyone wanting a superior bruch experience

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MN
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food! Fantastic server who went above and beyond!

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JJ
Calgary
23 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service is always good at the Lake House, it’s one of my favourite places to go for a good meal.

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EV
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Yes - but with the caveat its V expensive for what you get. However, if you want to impress someone in business or in personal matters, then it's a good choice. I was there for a business lunch so it was ok - my mushroom soup for $11 was *hugely* disappointing. My business guest had the chicken pot pie and she said it was "good" - not great.

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RR
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was a wonderful birthday celebration. However, it was very hard to talk to anyone when trying to book a reservation. Left a number of messages and it took almost 6 hours to get a call back.

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CC
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

After a not so great last visit, The lLake house sure redeemed themselves in my book excellent service by Erica and the food was amazing
Thank you, it was appreciated!

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LB
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

This was our first fancy dinner as a couple and it was a fantastic experience at the Lake House. We felt special and well attended to. The food was great, and we had a nice romantic dinner by the fire. Would definitely come here again!

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RB
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Nice brunch. Portions small for brunch. Never good to leave hungry, that’s all my guests will remember.

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RL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were pampered. Service was very good and the food was excellent. We had an very nice evening and will be back again.

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OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Impeccable service. Food was tasty. Decor was lovely.

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NY
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time, and really enjoyed ourselves! Will be returning as often as possible!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always unbelievable.

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DM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Valentine’s dinner with my wife. First time at the Lake House. Service was great. Food was excellent. Will definitely be returning soon.

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