Lakeview Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
The Lakeview Restaurant & Lounge sit atop Summit Mountain with spectacular views of Lake Bellaire and beyond. Dinner features steaks, fish, chicken, pasta, appetizers, salads, sandwiches, award winning house made desserts, martini's, wines, specialty cocktails and more. Join us!
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ML
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The burger and fries were very tasty. Burger was cooked perfectly and was nice and juicy and flavorful. Very good seasoning on the fries. The dessert was just awesome! The cream puffs with ice cream, fudge, and pecans was perfect. Definitely enough to share with another person.

RM
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

We had the chicken fetticine. The sauce did not taste like fetticine sauce. The chicken was tough and tasteless.

f
Detroit
28 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Went for date night, dinner for 2 plus 2 glasses of wine for $30, great deal. My lasagna was decent but my wife’s pork tenderloin was really salty she could not finish it.

MH
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Overall We were pretty happy, The one thing that was an issue was the fact that it was half empty and we still didn't get a window table. Despite the fact that we were a reservation..... this seemed unacceptable

ND
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience4

It was very over priced for the quality of food. I was very disappointed

CK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience3

I was very disappointed that the special they had advertised that they were out of when we arrived. Would think they would have plenty if advertising in paper.

OT
Houston
63 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Nice setting for this place but the food was rather blah..... I get better Chicken Alfredo out of a Bertoullini frozen bag.......! Disappointing

DR
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, staff, view, value, and again the food.... all incredible.

f
Detroit
29 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My Wife and I made lunch reservations through Open Table. We both got the burger and it was awesome. I’ve had a burger in every restaurant in Bellaire and this is the best. The view of Lake Bellaire whole dining is hard to beat anywhere in Antrim County. The seating needs to be updated though as it has seen better days.

MM
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Very nice restaurant but was a little disappointed that main dishes do not come with side dishes unless you pay extra, when you’re paying a pretty high price for your food already. Also no salad included. Otherwise the food was good and atmosphere was nice.

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

All good! We liked great drinks and good food

f
Detroit
29 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The best dining views in Antrim County. We had a window table overlooking the outdoor pool and Lake Bellaire while the sun was setting. We shared appetizers which where quesadillas, hummus and fresh mozzarella with basil and tomatoes. All three were awesome! Whitney or server was very attentive and did a great job. We will be back many more times to work our way around the menu.

KK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

A bit overpriced, small selection, and view is ok but nothing spectacular. Service was good and not very busy on a Tuesday evening.

N
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious! We had hoped for a table by the window, both at dinner and the next day at breakfast, but it didn’t work out. Still, dining at the Lakeview was very memorable!

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gear service combined with great food! If you’re in the Bellsire area, call for a reservation.

DB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My request on OpenTable was not even acknowledged. We were seated next to the Busperson station. Waitress was lovely but everything else just so-so.

ET
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The appetizer was bland but the dinner was good. great view. food was a bit pricey for what you get.

f
Detroit
29 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attended the $30 dinner for two date night at Lakeview. Food was served hot for a change which was a nice surprise. The view of Lake Bellaire is the best dinning view in Antrim County.

RA
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect way to spend our anniversary !! Will definitely to recommend this restaurant

JB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Waitress was not attentive to our table and forgot multiple things. Unhappy with the cost and the overall experience. The restaurant location being in the middle of an open floor of a hotel is not a very well planned out idea. It was very loud and did not make for a good dinner. The food was mediocre and the wait was terrible for being half empty the night we went there. Location with view of lake and ski hills was beautiful but everything else was far below average.

BG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Need to work on staff training. Waited quite a while before the waitress approached our table. Service is never great but limited dining options in the area.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lakeview restaurant’s service and food were exceptional! Would recommend to anyone!

RW
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Due to a large party, we had an unusually long wait time for our food. Other than, all was good.

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DB
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service very good. Menu had a good variety. Only complaint was that the dining room was on the cold side and had to where coat inside.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food was mediocre and seriously over-priced. Service was great but very slow.

TD
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Restaurant was just ok. The waitress wasn’t very attentive, EXTREMELY slow, took 30 mins to get our drinks.

LF
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went here for New Years Eve and had an excellent dinner. We both had the prime rib. It was cooked to perfection and as a daily special, it included the sides which the other meals did not. We had a great view of the tubing hill under the lights and it was picturesque as the snow was falling.

CK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

This is a nice place but they are missing the mark on how expensive it is. Need more staff and management needs to train them is going to be that high priced. Quality of food is much better.

MT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall1food1service4ambience4

I thought the price of the meal For the quality of food served was extremely upsetting. My family of 5 ate very little and left the restaurant hungry. Not only the meal, but the cold, dry unidentifiable desserts were also disappointing. For the price...no home made desserts? I will never dine there again, and we come with a large group to Shanty every year. We will drive to find better food/value

e
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The only place to eat on Christmas Day and the only option was the crappy food buffet for $34/person. Cost of buffet only for our family of 5 was $200 for buffet, tax and tip. We had water to drink. The worst food buffet I've had in my life. The service was awful! We had to wait 7 minutes at the buffet for them to bring plates so we could serve ourselves. Our plates from the salad bar weren't cleared off for the 10 minutes we were gone trying to get a main entree. Most of the entrees were lukewarm at best. The crusted chicken breast was soggy, the ham was dried out and over cooked. How can you possibly ruin rice pilaf??? They figured it out. Salad bar should have been an option. I'm sick to my stomach for how much we spent and how little any of us ate. Never again!!!

RG
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was very, very good. Our waitstaff was friendly and effecient. We were not crowded at our table. The only problem we had was the young men cleared the dessert table before we finished eating. Apparently they were anxious to get done so they could leave early. Our waitress offered to go back to the kitchen and get some. Just was not the same not being able to choose yourself. Thank You for alovely afternoon meal.

GW
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I travel and eat out quite often. Lakeview is a nice restaurant but not outstanding. Food and service were average. It was good but not great.

HD
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Locals...Shared wedge salad. Had burgers, excellent, made as ordered (medium and medium rare) and truffle fries shared 1 order..plenty for 2. Burger was delicious, pretzel bun perfect. Sun had set, but red sky and view lovely. Best burger we’ve had in Bellaire.

JH
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Our waitress was very good, the food however was horrible and overpriced. I ordered the fish tacos, (2 tacos for $12), the fish was dry and tasted of liquid smoke, my wife ordered the chicken pasta ($24) which had no taste and the chicken was dry almost tasted like it was left over and microwaved from the day previous, neither of the meals came with any side dish or salad. She ordered an $11 cherry muletini which came in a small champagne glass, maybe 6oz and tasted like a very sugary koolaid mix that came premixed from a bottle with absolutely no garnish (for $11 at least put a lime on the rim)

PF
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our second visit, we drove 2 hours to be here, it is worth the sightseeing and travel time. Great food, great service, and a great view west over Bellaire Lake!

PS
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Love the atmosphere, food is usually really good but it fell short this time. I had the duck. The reduction wasn’t done well at all and the plate looked very messy. We will definitely give it another shot but gives me pause. The view of the lake at sunset or anytime is fantastic. Worth the visit for sure...I hope for a bit more consistent performance for the kitchen.

DH
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great view but somewhat obstructed by sub-optimal seating. Food was OK. Service was outstanding.

LS
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful setting, overlooking Lake Bellaire. Service was great, the Lodge Pasta is outstanding.

D
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

the view is incredible
the food was very good.
the service was awesome.
a Northern Mi gem

JG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience3

First of all, the fish was very fishy tasting... definitely not what I expected. Our biggest problem was the waiting time. We arrived at approximately 6:30pm... and didn’t finish with our dinner till almost TWO HOURS later. Unacceptable, would never go back. Went for dinner the next day to Toonies in town and service and food was fantastic.