The Lakehouse

4.7
1136 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Since 2006, The LakeHouse restaurant has been the jewel of Bay Shore, NY. This past summer, owners Eileen & Matthew Connors and Jay Gut have upgraded from a cozy yet elegant charmer to a brand new dockside treasure. With stunning views, comfortable seating for 100+ guests, two lounge areas, and deck overlooking the Great South Bay, and a garden fire pit, The Lakehouse is touted by many as “one of the best restaurants on Long Island.” At night, the deck is illuminated, as is the waterfront lounge area where guests can congregate for after-dinner cocktails. This New American fine dining experience is not to be missed. The Lakehouse can now be reached by boat as well, as guest dockage is available at the new gorgeous bayside locale.
*Please note that we not take reservations for particular tables & we cannot promise a particular area or table.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time there & the experience was just as amazing as the first time! The service was wonderful, the food was delicious and the views and ambiance are great! The noise level was low so that we could enjoy pleasant conversation throughout dinner. I look forward to our next visit.

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MD
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants. Never disappoints us. We’ve been for parties. For dinner with friends and date night. Whatever the occasion you’ll find great food and drinks

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter Dinner. Great, friendly service from the valet parking to the hostess and wait staff. Bread and butter delicious, food wonderful and beautifully presented. Not rushed but not ignored.

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DK
Houston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Enjoyed Easter Brunch! The food was delicious. The service was a little slow. Overall experience was very nice.

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MD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff and attentive service. The food was excellent. Halibut special was a decent portion cooked just right and with tasty vegetables. Most important it was not disguised with a lot of trickery to mask the natural flavor of the fish.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious dinner, our server was very pleasant and atmosphere was relaxing. We had a wonderful time.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Was there for lunch. Food was done well. Service was adequate. Ambiance was great. Nice decor and the location by the water made lunch even more enjoyable.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Wonderful food and service!!

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LM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always right on point. We have been here many times and always have the pork chop. It’s that good!

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a wonderful time. Service was a little off with lots of confusion around the check etc but other than that - exceptional.

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C
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent Duck, Scallops and desserts. 8:30 reservation and we were seated at 8:30. Staff was friendly and helpful. Many options for Gluten Free people

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K
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would highly recommend The Lakehouse for any occasion! Incredible cuisine, outstanding service, phenomenal view. Truly a perfect spot! Best dining experiences we have ever had!

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MM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, excellent food, staff and ambiance!!! My favorite restaurant!!

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s
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alway great service great prices good drinks price fix was surprisingly good selection

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice Sunday brunch with my two daughters. Even got to see a gentleman propose!!

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RB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just an outstanding menu. Most of what they have is not offered any where else.

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SS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve made my Birthday dinner at The LakeHouse every year for the last 2 years. The service is impeccable & you never feel rushed. The food is spectacular & the ambiance is fantastic.
We had my daughter’s wedding celebration here on June 9, 2018 & we couldn’t have had a better experience. The entire staff, as well as Annalisa made the entire day perfect!

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O
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

It’s great.

Go early and don’t overlook the chowder.

Enjoy

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JC
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well I have done several reviews on the Lakehouse for a simple reason. They are the best!!!
Everything we had was superb. Clam chowder, risotto and the halibut were great. One thing the Lakehouse always seem to great right that many restaurants don’t is your food is served piping hot.
It’s my favorite Long Island restaurant, try it out and see if it is yours.

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GY
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely setting on the water, delicious drinks & yummy food!

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AN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful setting. Good was very good. Sometimes service a little slow. But otherwise good.

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IF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was absolutely wonderful. The food and service was amazing and the portions were very generous.

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AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Except for our 7:30 reservation not being ready until 8:10, we had a wonderful meal.

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AR
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place to celebrate!

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IP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Lakehouse continues to exceed expectations. A truly wonderful dining experience- superb food, attentive staff, and wonderful ambiance.

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JL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience,from food to service everything was spot on!

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JS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here several times for dinner and brunch and it’s always the same thing - high quality meals with excellent service. Haven’t had the same entree twice and have been disappointed! Highly recommend as one of best restaurants on the south shore!

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KL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent dining experience can't wait to go again.

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AG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again we had a wonderfully perfect experience at the Lake House.The food as usual was extraodinary as well as being a great value.We took our friend and her husband there for their birthdays.
The restaurant honored my request for a particular table. The staff was very attentive and accommodating. Our friends loved their experience and cannot wait to return.
Once again Kudos to you for enabling us to have a great celebration.

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DB
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Service marginal. We had to keep
On getting the waiters attention. Annoying at best. Food consistently delicious ambiance charming keeps us coming back.

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ML
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful and reasonably priced brunch. It was quiet with a beautiful view.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I did not enjoy the short ribs, but as usual the service was amazing. It was a birthday celebration and the staff at Lakehouse we’re their generous selfs

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Service , The Food, Simply... Exceptional! I cant wait to go back!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was top shelf. Timing of food, food quality, knowledge of the staff, etc. Five stars is really not high enough. Would go back again and again

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5
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Stellar service. Fabulous setting. Give it a try, you won’t regret it!

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JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent in every way! Our absolute favorite place to dine and drink. The salmon - regardless of how it is prepared - is off-the-charts as is my other go-to, the Lakehouse Vegetable Salad. Tuna tartare best I've had anywhere. My husband is always happy with whatever fish he orders. Everything done to perfection :)

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j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always Great waitress Wine list a little expensive

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d
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for our Wedding Anniversay. We both had the Pre Fixe Menu which was excellent. My wife had the mussels and Chicken special. I had the Long Island clam chowder and the skirt steak special. We both had dessert. She had the chocolate lava type of cake with vanilla ice cream. I had the American Cheese Cake with berry sauce. We sat facing the Great South Bay. Everything was excellent and the price was held down because of Pre Fixe.

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s
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was and service was superb! Ambiance was great!

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an amazing meal! Outstanding food and even better service. Great for a romantic evening or meal with group. Extremely accommodating & price for value.

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