The Lakehouse

4.7
1784 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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DianeR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Lake House. The food is excellent. I find it very enjoyable to dine there. The service is great, the facility is clean and the view cannot be beat. Also.... you can sit and enjoy the view, you are not rushed - that is a big plus for me.

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vipJohnM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious from drinks to entrees. Server was awesome.

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JimF
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food, service, wine, etc was all great, we will be going back again!

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TaraM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such an amazing girls lunch at the Lakehouse. From the decor, to the food, to the service- this place does not disappoint! Cannot wait to return in March!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never have had a bad meal. The lake house is the best thing that has come to bay shore

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StaceyU
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pricey but very nice ambience and I highly recommend the duck

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JayW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 8:00pm was honored.
The waitstaff was attentive and professional. We have been a guest on at least 3 other occasions and we have NEVER been disappointed.
We look forward to our next dining experience
As always,
C & J

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Lindad123
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Rushed for News Year Eve early diner
No one told us they were closing at 10p when I made reservations and when I called back that we were running late
Would Kane need good to know especially since I called to say we were running late

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vipCarolW
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful early dinner on New Years Eve. Christina greeted us and made sure we were comfortable at our choice of table. Our server Manny was terrific, and made the evening special.
Dinner was great, as always. We have our favorites, but the mushroom risotto with black truffles was a standout!
Looking forward to our return.

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Lynda
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just perfect. And we felt safe due to spacing and seating. I will be back and soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks, great service and friendly staff. Definitely will be returning.

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Netties15
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh, my! My friend and I had a mid-afternoon meal here this past Sunday. She enjoyed their burger and crispy fries, and I enjoyed their grilled shrimp salad. Outstanding! Then we feasted on their delicious cinnamon sugar donuts with perfect cups of coffee‼️ Service was perfectly attentive and friendly.

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vipericl
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding from the minute you get in... great service, great food , great ambiance

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FadyI
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Highly recommended and definitely in summer

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner was wonderful! Atmosphere was lovely and the meal was excellent from start to finish! Have been here a few times - food is always excellent. Would absolutely recommend

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ElizabethM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and atmosphere are second to none. Outstanding experience.

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AllisonB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We chose the venue to have a Covid safe and relax meal as a bff Christmas get together and to say goodbye as one of us is moving away. Menu had nice selection, hours were great to allow us to avoid crowd, the view was unique, and the staff was helpful and friendly. I would dine there again.

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vipPeter
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious as always and the service was great. Always one of my favorite restaurants.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the service excellent. The staff ensured that we were happy with everything. Highly recommend The Lakehouse!

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DanielM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views with even better food and service. One of if not the top restaurant on Long Island

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DianeR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went to lunch and had luncheon special. The salad was delicious and the burger was also very good. I thought the price was reasonable. Was able to have a leisure lunch ... was not rushed and enjoyed the view. The staff was pleasant and efficient.

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EllenS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, delicious food, excellent service. Can’t wait to go back in the summer and enjoy the Waterview

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice dinner

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've dined here many times over the years. Never have a bad meal, service is outstanding and the venue is perfect. Highly recommend.

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PeteR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at The Lakehouse is always a winner. The meal is outstanding and the staff is a delight.

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JenniferH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is exceptional, service is exceptional, good value

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vipamzoo
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

8We had a memorable luncheon and all raved about the food! We will return!

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Robert
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the top 10 best restaurants on Long Island; Awesome water view.

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JillianW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Will be back. Loved the safety precautions in place too.

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vipRonnie
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always outstanding and social distancing maintained. Ventilation system upgraded. Felt very safe

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service! Food was EXCELLENT

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great waiter and food!!!

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Zizi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nov 2020 as COVID starts to spike a bit, I really wanted to see a friend who I haven't seen since before lockdowns. We were able to sit outside on the deck out of sheer luck, but inside was nice, and was impeccably clean and fresh. The staff was very friendly and the presentation of the food was excellent. I've noticed that some other restaurants since lockdown have had cut down menus and service as well as quality. Not this experience. I went for the lobster roll, it was delicious. My friend had steak sandwich, it came beautifully. We sat, we talked, we enjoyed. Staff was perfect. I felt safe, so did my friend. I almost hesitate to review like this because next time I want a reservation it may be impossible. They deserve it though. I've tried other places, and this one so far has been exceptional. Good job, Lakehouse.

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MelissaK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lake House is a wonderful restaurant for any occasion. We recently ate there for birthday celebrations and the food and service were exceptional. In the winter, the Fireplace Room is the best!

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DonH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views, great staff, great food, but expensive. Definitely was worth the price. But bring extra cash

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful setting for late afternoon lunch that you can enjoy outside. And watch the sun set. Just lovely!!
Ambiance and food great!! You feel as if you’re on holiday!!

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DeniseL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual!

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Singer
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing The service was so nice, the food and of course the ambiance was great

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was great! I had the filet mignon entree and it was delish! My husband ordered the skirt steak on the lighter fare and received a steak sandwich instead. When he told the waiter he was told “oh well you ordered it” and all of us at the table corrected the waiter and were shocked at his inappropriate response however Shortly after asking for the check donuts showed up that were on the house that were also very good. I’m assuming the server realized his initial response was uncalled for. Overall the experience was great & so was the food. We will be back

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LuciaB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at the LakeHouse is always wonderful. The presentation of their dishes is outstanding. For our anniversary dinner I had the octopus special. The octopus was tender. As an entree I selected the pork chop, with swiss chard which was made to perfection. My husband had venison for the first time there and enjoyed it. He said he especially loved the sauce it was with. The LakeHouse is perfect for celebrating a special occasion.

FAQs

The Lakehouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (631) 666-0995.

The Lakehouse is rated 4.7 stars by 1784 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.