The Lakehouse

4.6
910 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Waterfront
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Wine Bar, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Monday-Friday Lunch 12-3pm
Monday- Thursday 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday 5:00pm – 11:00pm

Sunday - Brunch 11:00am – 2:00pm & Dinner 4:00pm – 9:00pm
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Phone number
(631) 666-0995
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Matt Connors
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Catering
Catering: From an intimate dinner for two, to a cocktail party for 200, we can bring The LakeHouse to your next family party, corporate luncheon, or dinner party at home.
Private Dining: From intimate gatherings to large scale events let the LakeHouse host your special day. With idyllic scenery, gourmet cuisine, & quaint charm your event is sure to be one to remember. All parties are customizable and tailored to your special requests and the needs of your event. For inquries please contact our Events Director Director Annalisa Manthos 631-666-0995.
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Parking is valet or metered parking
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 910 People Are Saying
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M
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all enjoyed everything we ordered. The service was terrific and very observant of allergies. Our waiter was attentive and I would absolutely return again.

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a
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Finally got a reservation and the food did not disappoint. Every dish was excellent and desserts were great. While we had a reservation and had to wait a while, the staff made up for it with an appetizer for the table.

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J
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quickly becoming our favorite Long Island restaurant

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l
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time dining here. Was so enjoyable. Food and service excellent. Very attentive waitstaff. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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CO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Lunch menu was limited. Too many salad options. Need to have other app options if there are salads as entrees. Any question we asked waiter he needed to go in back to get answer. Was not terrible but was not great.

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LD
New York Area
106 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The Lakehouse has become one of our favorite restaurants. Great food, service, and a view...can't ask for more than that.

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TP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just love this place. The food and service was outstanding as usual.

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always
The lakehouse is my favorite restaurant on Long Island.
The food and service is exceptional.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Meal and service were outstanding. Many interesting menu items that you won't find elsewhere. Not sure what the fuss is regarding the view. It's a nice setting, but nothing special

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D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Continues to be one of my favorite restaurants. There were 3 of us , went on a Tuesday evening for dinner the waiter was attentive We had the oysters and clams for appy, and scallops , duck and pork chop for dinners. Desserts are amazing also

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s
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view from all angles of restaurant. Food was delicious, service friendly. Great, relaxed overall experience.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

An Elegant setting
Exceptional food and service was top notch

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G
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and being on the water made it that much better. The staff is very friendly and they were always on top of things. My steak was cooked to perfection. Dessert was unreal as well! Can't wait to get back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there, was amazing. Food was fantastic. Waitress was so kind .

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RC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about the dinner was perfect. Food, ambiance, service.

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L
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Lakehouse has delicious food. Great service. A staff that knows their menu and is very accommodating to their guest and their dietary needs. The ambience is wonderful and the view is great. It is not a cheap evening for dinner. They have a place to tie up your boat and on a nice night you can eat outside or enjoy some after dinner drinks on the adarondak chairs they have outside near the water. They change their menu seasonally.

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G
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been many times since they relocated, food & Service are always exceptional and the reason we drive 45 minutes each way for a visit.

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K
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great restaurant with a beautiful outdoor patio with gorgeous water views. Food and service was very good. Save room for dessert because that was one of the best parts of the meal. Smore sundae was amazing. Will definitely return.

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AN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food excellent staff even better
I would definitely recommend this restaurant

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Almost an amazing meal! The chef never disappoints us

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BS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was so very good. It is a perfect place for a special occasion or just a lovely evening out alone or with friends. A little disappointed with the service this time. We thought the waiter was not as attentive as he could have been. This is the first time dinning out that a dessert menu was brought to us before our main course arrived. The waiter (who will remain nameless) obviously was not paying attention.

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great location. Food was excellent. Scenery was amazing. Waitress was barely interested. We had to ask her name. We asked if there were specials she told us to read the menu. Bus boy was attentive and helpful. A waitress like this could ruin things for the business. The food and the location is top notch. She needs more training.

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CP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Been enjoying the Lake House since we first visited the Bay Shore location so many moons ago and now to the new, beautiful waterfront location. Have never had a bad meal....The Lake House is my wife's favorite restaurant and on this occasion it was my sister's 65th birthday and she was thrilled to finally enjoy the LH experience.

Will continue to frequent the LH...but not so often that the visits aren't always an event I don't get excited about!!!!

Keep up the good work LH....

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LL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Frequent visitor and sitting outside makes all the difference, amazing. Our waiter was so-so. He never came to check on us once after we got our food - very frustrating when four of us had to flag someone down to get another drink and salt/pepper. Food is good, enjoyed the shrimp and hearts of palm very much. Crab dip just ok (kinda boring tho). My sons eggs on his Eggs Benedict were over cooked which was disappointing. Having said all that, we enjoy this restaurant and will definitely be back.
FYI: this time of year the honeybees were everywhere so be aware if that sort of thing bothers you but there isn’t much they (the restaurant) can do about it.

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PF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrate our anniversary each year for dinner & they never disappoint! Staff -atmosphere-food are all terrific!

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PM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My only complaint was we had to make a 5:00 pm reservation to see empty tables sit there for the next 2 1/2 hours?

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was awesome. We went for a friends birthday and she absolutely enjoyed herself. The food, music level and chit chat throughout the restaurant was perfect. The balance was exceptional. I will definitely be coming back here again.

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DF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for dinner whether with a group or on a date.

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AG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went to celebrate a special wedding anniversary. I had requested an outside table because we wanted a water view .in addition I mentioned when I made the reservation that we were celebrating an anniversary.The table was ready when we arrived however it was very humid and hot outside so we asked to be seated at a table with a water view inside.They were completely accomodating and seated us in a perfect spot.The food was outstanding The service was impeccable .it is also reasonably priced for a restaurant if this caliber .At the end of the meal they brought our dessert with a candle On it to honor our anniversary although we hadn’t mentioned it since we made the reservation This restaurant is a must go to for fine dining on Long Island.We will be back

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JW
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was absolutely delicious as always. Table on deck was wonderful with a nice breeze and beautiful sunset. Service was ok. Got there early and sat out by water. We were told that a server would be by to take drink orders, but, after a wait, we were told by another that we had to go to bar to get our own drinks. Never got any bread with dinner. Overall, though, the food and ambiance make this a great place to dine.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food is very good here and of course the view is fantastic. The service is usually very good. Today it seems like everybody from the waiter to the runners to the busboys were having an off day. I won’t hold it against the place. I love it here. The fish tacos were fabulous and the shrimp salad that my friend ordered was fantastic. Tuna tartare app was incredible. I don’t remember the last time I’ve ever had a crème brûlée as delicious as the one at the lake house

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an excellent meal with good service. Nice ambiance, beautiful view. We will be going again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Outstanding food ,spectacular views, very poor service

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KE
New York Area
215 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I celebrated my birthday here and it was very nice. It was a bit of a drive from NJ but worth it. The setting is lovely, on the water where the Fire Island ferries come and go. The food was very good as was the service. The atmosphere was relaxed and the staff was friendly. It was a Monday night so we were able to get a table with a view of the water. It also wasn't too noisy.

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OT
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was a 10/10. Calamari crab tuna tar tar, and mussels were phenomenal. I ordered the halibut with orzo and lobster sauce that was to die for. The NY Strip was 10/10. The steak came out a little over cooked but the server took an appetizer off the bill which was very kind and unexpected. Cinnamon donuts were so warm and sweet. Everything was great including the outdoor view of the moon reflecting off the water. Will definitely be a frequent customer.

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LM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to a lot of waterfront dining restaurants on Long Island and this is one of the best. The food is excellent and the view is wonderful. We have come in the winter too and with the fireplace it is warm and cozy. The staff are all friendly and the service has always been wonderful. The last time we were there my whole family ordered the Halibut and we all agreed that it is the best fish dish that we have ever had. They also have a great desert menu. I have had the donuts a few times. They have two different dipping sauces and are delicious. It's a fun desert because they can easily be shared.

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B
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, the service outstanding, and it was an all around great experience to celebrate our parents anniversary.

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ML
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food!! Service was a little slow. But everything was perfect!

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J
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Every coarse was better than the last. Gus was our waiter and he was the most helpful attentive waiter ive had in months! One of the best restaurants the South Shore has to offer!!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the restaurant is very pretty the outdoor seating and view are beautiful

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