Lakeside Restaurant & Bar - La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa
Lakeside Restaurant & Bar - La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa

Lakeside Restaurant & Bar - La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://latorrettalakeresort.com/eat-and-drink
  • Phone: (936) 448-3020
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Chef's Table, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining room seats up to 16 people with gorgeous lakefront view.
  • Private Party Contact: Heath Lagrone 9364483038

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Walden Road
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: There is a small lot just behind Lakeside restaurant and bar. Additional parking can be found in the conference center parking lot. Complimentary valet available.
A word from Lakeside Restaurant & Bar - La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa
Enjoy the beautiful sunsets over Lake Conroe while enjoying our signature pepper encrusted New York strip, barbecue glazed salmon, or garlic penne pasta at the new Lakeside Restaurant & Bar, the premier steakhouse of La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa. We feature an array of steak and fresh seafood, soups, salads, appetizers and desserts.
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Lakeside Restaurant & Bar - La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa reviews from OpenTable diners
51 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (35)special occasion (26)romantic (21)fit for foodies (12)neighborhood gem (11)good for groups (11)notable wine list (11)great for outdoor dining (7)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (3)late-night find (3)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Better Than Expected
    ernedavis33
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Definitely pleased with our dining experience. Lakeside Restaurant was the best part of our weekend at La Toretta. Our party ordered pork chops, New York Strip, sauteed spinach, horseradish mashed potatoes, mushrooms, asparagus, lava cake and the white chocolate bread pudding. My personal favorites of the items ordered were the pork chops, New York strip, sauteed spinach, mushrooms and the bread pudding. Soooo good. Our server was right on when suggesting the pork chops and sauteed spinach. Fantastic experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ok, not great
    Chato
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We were seated promptly. Our server was friendly and reasonably attentive. Menu was limited, and my date and I ordered the only 2 pasta dishes. Penne alfredo with chicken, and garlic penne with chicken. The food was good and even though I normally expect alfredo sauce to be creamy, it was runny. Halfway through our meal, I realized that we had a bread plate and looked at adjacent tables to determine that we should have had some bread. I don't know why we had to ask for it, but when we did she brought some out pretty quickly. It was a nice meal, but a bit pricey and not a great variety of entree choices. The view of the lake must be nice when dining during daylight hours, but just reflection of indoor lighting at night.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NOT what we expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The dinner was sub par at best. The waitress was apparently inexperienced and had entirely too many tables. Service took a long time and the food arrived cold. I actually had to ask for my wine 4 times....the 4th i actually had to get up from the table and find our server. I had the peppercorn encrusted steak that literally had 1/4 inch of peppercorn and less than a drizzle of sauce. It was barely edible. It was a destination night for girlfriends and it would have been a better idea to have just papa John's pizza to be delivered to our lake villa. Very disappointing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great steak
    galvdocVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We last dined at Lakeside a year ago, and I suspect there is new management or a new chef - last year we had a sommelier help us choose wine from the reserve list; this year the wine selection was printed on the back of a very inelegant plastic-coated menu. Despite the step down in refinement, the meat was beautifully cooked to order and the side dishes were delicious. Wish they had more options for dessert - if you prefer a lighter, fruit-based dessert you will not find it here. The best part is that you are not rushed when you dine, so my party stayed and talked, ate and enjoyed the time together.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Will definitely come back!
    ILoveShrimp
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Me and my wife were given a gift certificate to dine at Lakeside so we went for our anniversary. We made reservations so we were seated as soon as we arrived. The inside was very nice. Our waiter was awesome (he poured us some glasses of champagne for our anniversary). We didn't have to wait long for our food and once it arrived we were very impressed just by the presentation alone. The mango salsa shrimp and the sweet potato puree were delicious!! Wasn't the best bread pudding but I don't think we left any on our plate :-) Looking foward to going back VERY soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always excellent
    LaTorrettazz
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    In several visits, rating is always excellent. Consistently great food, excellent service
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food; bad service!
    Disappointed
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We received terrible service, but when the food finally came, it was delicious! our party only was only five ladies. The waitress was quick to ask for our drink orders, but when we needed a few minutes, she didn't return for a long time. After we placed our drink orders, it took them quite a while to be served. Someone else served our drinks so we were unable to place our food. The waitress never came by to refill our drinks and we had to try to flag her down several times. About 40minutes after ordering, the waitress came by and told us that our food did not come out to the chef's liking and he has to start over. Our reservation was at 7:30 and we did not get served until 9:30. The waitress was kind but not apologetic for the delay.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expecting much more!
    Sean
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    It was our 16th wedding anniversary, and we wanted a nice restaurant close to the house. Started out fine…the complimentary wine was very good and the shrimp cocktail was tasty. After that it pretty much went downhill. My wife found a BIG BLACK hair in her chicken, a few bites in….and my steak was cooked on one side and RARE on the other. I like a nicely cooked rare steak but this was chewy and very tough! I only ate half of it, and it was a 26 dollars steak. Back to my wife’s chicken…The young waitress picked it up and said she was sorry, only to bring it back nearly 20 minutes later. At this point my wife wanted it to go. Never was there a mention of adjustment of the bill. We will surely remember this 16th!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunset Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Exquisite salmon and perfect ribeye as the sun set on my husband's birthday. Thanks for the beautiful experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We will definitely be back the food was superb! The wait staff was very friendly. Great place to bring out of town guests!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unfortunate
    JerseyGirl678VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Based on the food and ambiance, this could be a wonderful place for a romantic or special occasion dinner on the lake. Unfortunately, the service left a lot to be desired. Considering the restaurant was almost empty, we waited entirely too long for just about everything. Having said that, the meal itself - both land and sea options - delicious. Our compliments to the chef. Definite potential here, if service improves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a wonderful time.
    MrsHendrickson
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We went there for a quiet get away for just my husband and I for his birthday. The staff was great in handling all of my surprises during the evening,(a special gift delivered at dinner and the Edible Arrangements I had them put on the bed for when we returned from dinner). We went to their steakhouse, and the food was just wonderful. We didn't get to enjoy the water park, but we look forward to coming back with the kids. Over all the experience was outstanding. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting a quiet retreat or for the whole family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lakeside @ la torretta
    Love2dine
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The appetizer crab cakes were very good. The shrimp entree was satisfactory, but not exceptional. The side of asparagus was good as well. As for the view, a view over the lake would have been lovely, especially at sunset. However, we got there at dark and, since it's not lit up outside, you can't see anything.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • David
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Awesome views and quiet. The challenge was the wait staff. The waiter that we received spoke very little English so when it was time to order he did not ask how we wanted our steaks cooked or what type of salad dressing we would prefer. We helped him out throughout the process and everything turned out fine. They need to be able to communicate....
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The staff was great and the pork chops were amazing. Just like all the reviews I read before booking the table.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food
    Austin
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We really enjoyed the service and the food was excellent. My only complaint would be that I felt it was a little pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great views and atmosphere
    Jct4
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The view to the lake is amazing. Sitting in the restaurant while watching the sunset is amazing. You feel a peace and tranquility when at the restaurant. The food and service are great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre, Overpriced
    Htownfoodie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    They dining room was a dingy, very outdated and worn. The food was acceptable (mushrooms, asparagus, pork chop and redfish) though, but the dishes were also quite outdated. I wouldn't even have minded that so much but the price was outrageous for the quality and cost added to the sub-par ambiance. We didn't have terrible service, but it was also very mediocre and the staff didn't seem to care and were very "humdrum". I definitely will not be returning.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    NDW1
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This was my second visit and I dined alone for the first time , they made me feel special and warm. I would drive from Houston just to dine for the atmosphere. Keep up the great job!!!!. Ms.N.Williams
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DeDe
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My husband and I had the pleasure of dining at this restaurant over labor day weekend....what a lovely experience! The sunset was spectacular along with the food! We had the crab cake for starters, then on to the pork chop.....wow...it was wonderful! Tasty, juicy, cooked perfectly! We hope to return soon.....Thank you for a fantastic evening at Lakeside!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superior in-resort dining
    Rancher
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This lake view in-resort restaurant has good food with elegant ambiance yet we were able to dress summer casual.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AprilSounddiners
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Three of our group had the prime rib Monday night special. The fourth had a filet mignon. All were accompanied by salad and a generous sized baked potato. The prime ribs were good, not excellent, but well priced. The six ounce filet was excellent. Our waiter, Chris, was attentive and very helpful with our wine choices. We selected from the wine list instead of taking the complimentary glass of wine, which came with the prime rib. There was no credit for the house wine we did not take, but the bottles we selected complimented our meal nicely.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • hidden gem
    luv2celebrate
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    LAKESIDE is a great restaurant connected to LaTorretta Resort. It has been a fun quick get-a-way for our family and just us as a couple. The restaurant is great, great view at sunset., the wine list is complicated, The premium wines are all French and very expensive as in $1,400.00 and highest was $4,500.00. We enjoyed a Birthday dinner with friends with a less than delicious California every day Cab. Such a let down. We were prepared to splurge on a Luxury wine! The sommelier was too busy to come to our table, so the hostess came and we learned nothing about French wines nor did we experiment buying an expensive wine without any guidance.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining at lakeside
    bigD
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The waiter was not an English speaker and it took away from the experience. I ordered a Dewar's on the Rocks, easy ice and it came with lots of ice. Then when we asked what the house Chardonnay was, he told us it was Pinot Noir Chardonnay, but it rang up as something else and was as expensive as a few of the individually priced and listed wines on the wine list. I would not have asked for the "house" wine if I was paying as much for it as a featured wine. On occasion I had to ask the bartender to get the waiter. Although he was polite, he lack of command of English was a negative to our experience. I think with proper training he would be fine. Lakeside is a nice respite in this area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • will be back
    whazzat
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    This was our third trip to Lakeside. I guess the third time is not always a charm. I had a filet and a friend of mine had a ribeye. Both were very good. My husband had the peppercorn strip steak which had grisle throughout and was on the tough side. We also ordered the mushrooms and they just were not what we expected. Texture was rubbery and a little too sweet. Our server was kind enough to remove from our bill. We will return again because as a rule the food haa been delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty good for the area
    LikeToEat
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We ate their while staying at La Toretta on a family mini vacation. The food was really good overall. The wine list was ok, not great but good enough. It's was kid friendly which was great for us, others looking for a more romantic dinner may not appreciate that as much. The setting is nice but could be much better with a little bit of effort by management. The windows look out over a nice lake sunset. Unfortunately on the patio between the restaurant and the sunset was an empty table with an electrical panel sitting on it, one chair, and a chair cushion on the ground. Minor detail but just a sign that no one is paying attention to the details. The service was very friendly but not as attentive as I would expect at this price point.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    our food was warm to cold when we were served.....seemed like they were overwhelmed.could have had more staff altho the staff that was working were trying to do their best
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not happy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Waited over one hour for our food. Prime rib was tough and fish over done. Very disappointed but manager was very understanding.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Must return
    LJWEKW
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    A great restaurant. Food is excellent ,wait staff is attentive, lake views are great. The quality of the food and service draw me back quite frequently. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night.
    arnm
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The best food - & the best bargain on food, simultaneously - at La Toretta. We had the filet mignon and 4 of the 5 desserts. All wonderful. They do chicken strips/fries for young children - and they were great w/our kids - but don't want to say "kid friendly" b/c w/any upscale restaurant one bad kid can ruin it all. We'd come from the resort in shorts/collar shirts/tennis shoes ... that seemed to be okay. Outdoor seating will be great in the fall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • will be back
    whazzat
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    This was our 2nd trip to Lakeside. We enjoyed each visit. The food has been delicious and the presentation is great. Prices are a little high, but worth it when you do plan that special occasion. The restaurant was spotless and service was great. They had a big group the night we were there, but was not intrusive. Parking is a problem. Very limited!!! Needs inprovement there.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find!
    lovegoodfood
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Arranged Wedding Anniversary dinner for four and it was great! They were expecting us, and served the gratuitious champagne upon seating. The waiter was efficient, the food was very good, and the prices are very good. We watched the sun set and never felt rushed. We have found a new place to eat out and it's close to home.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LA TORRETTA LAKE RESORT
    MMWUSHU
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    FOOD & SERVICE EXCELLENT, NICE VIEW, BUT MUSIC HORRIBLE !!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LaTorrettazz
    LaTorrettazz
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Once again a delightful experience. Brad (new head chef) continues to prepare everything perfectly. Between Lydia, Brad and our server, Tiffany Lakeside runs like a well-oiled machine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 137 reviews are from the Lakeside Restaurant & Bar - La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa reviews archive.
  • Poor, slow service, Rude hostess
    Terrible
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We found the hostess to be rude, the server was slow and inattentive and the good was only mediocre. They burnt my fish and it had to be remade (read: SLOW....) and then the second attempt was STILL overcooked and dry. I would never go back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One change to menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Great prices for a great restaurant. Location would require a kids menu. Had no children in our party, just my wife and I for our anniversary. Free champagne was a plea sent surprise. Would certainly go back tomorrow.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view!
    Dfwfoodie
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We sat in the private room right by the lake and had an amazing view while dining. The staff was friendly and helpful and made our dining experience special. Food was good for the price although not on the same level as a regular steakhouse.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too many kid for a romantic evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    With this being the properties upscale restaurant we found it difficult to have a romantic dinner with multiple groups of children running around.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Cat77
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Filet was cooked to perfection. Vegetables were fresh and delicious. Cozy and beautiful view.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining at the lake
    waldenfoodluvers1
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Our dining experience at Lakeside Restaurant was more than we expected in all ways. The food, prime rib, was cooked to perfection and flavorful, the salad crisp with fresh dressing and the baked potato cleverly presented. The server were attentive and knowledgeable, a great value for a superb meal. We will be regulars and bring our friends too!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate