The Lakehouse

4.7
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1557 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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4.7based on recent ratings
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WayneL
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice spot, great view, good food & excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. One of top 5 Restaurants on Long Island for me

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vipKevin
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything at the Lakehouse is top notch. The service and the food was excellent. The Lakehouse is outstanding.

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CathyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service wonderful. Great views of the water!

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ChristineF
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lake House has it all...great food, wonderful service and beautiful views of the Great South Bay. I have never been disappointed here.

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vipDebM
Birmingham
21 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The waiter ignored us for quite a while. The bus boys were on top of water & bread. We had to stop the waiter & ask to give our food order.
Other than the waiter everything was great!!

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vipGary
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Compared to earlier visits, we found the food mediocre. None of the dishes were particularly good, with the ravioli being mediocre in a tasteless sauce and a more tasteless stuffing. The servers were rushing to remove our plates at every course, even when there open tables everywhere. The decor also needs to be redone. White acoustic tiled ceilings and wooden floors do not work with a $135 price tab per couple.

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vipSandyS
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service a little off , not very attentive . Food was very good , as always .

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vipMichaelb
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful there

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SD11
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration- server was wonderful. Made it a special night.

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vipGerry
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our dinner at the Lakehouse. The food is excellentThe atmosphere is beautiful and The staff always make us feel special.

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Nina
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice spot for brunch with the ladies! Piano player and fireplace made for a nice ambiance.

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JenniferM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue and food!

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JillH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! From the fresh bread, apps, entrees and amazing desserts, we loved everything!! We will def be back!! (They even remembered to include a birthday candle in dessert, this was only in the notes on the open table res.)

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ErikK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lakehouse never lets us down it is our go to for top notch food, service and ambiance. If you are looking to treat yourself right then be sure to go to the Lakehouse.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lakehouse never disappoints me. Food is fabulous, service is great and the atmosphere is relaxing. My favorite restaurant by far.

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vipClasAct
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious as always. Tuna tartare, hangar steak, pork belly and venison were excellent. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great experience. The staff was amazing and the food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been there several times and never a disappointment
One of my favorite places

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful. Delicious food. Order the scallops!

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vipFroggy
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was absolutely fantastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm and welcoming staff! Food was well prepared and presented. We lingered for a long time to enjoy drinks and the view and never felt rushed. Such a treat!

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Josie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is excellent, beautiful spot in summer, right on the water. Always good, always.

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Steph
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Tuna tartare and duck were amazing. My scallops were slightly undercooked. Beautiful space without being too frou frou. We sipped our drinks and watched the sunset.. not a bad date night.

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vipGigiLongIsland
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant! The water view is relaxing, food is consistently wonderful and the wait staff was very friendly and professional.

MO
vipMoonstruckOne
New York Area
369 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very nice lunch special.

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Melinda
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I did recommend it to a friend and suggested he reserve table 43. The food was fabulous.

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vipgregm
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, great atmosphere, great food.

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mikee
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The venison and the duck was great and the old fashion is great

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SusanS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lakehouse is always outstanding in every area. It is truly a high caliber restaurant in every way. We went for a Valentine's Day late lunch and were seated in the room with the fireplace. The service was impeccable. We had the clam chowder (that's its name, but it is so far above that), then three of us had the duck confit, and I had the Nova salmon. All of the dishes were beautifully presented and incredibly tasty. Then for dessert---the incomparable Black Magic cake. One hallmark of a fine dining restaurant is that they do not remove your dishes until everyone is finished, and indeed, they did not. I recommend it highly

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JosephB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looking for a last minute Valentine's day lunch. Found this place on open table and decided to give it a try. I was surprised to see so many people there for lunch, even on a holiday. Then I found out why. Not only was the food excellent but the staff was awesome as well. The place was beautiful with a nice atmosphere. Then to top it all off I was expecting to be price gouged on Valentine's because that is what seems to happen everywhere else but was shocked to find a pre fixe that was great and only $20. I don't need a special occasion to go out at that rate.

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vipMichaelB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and top rate food. Thank you to the sous chef Pat! Great recommendation. Best venison I have ever had!!

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ShannonM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was amazing. It was super cozy and beautiful! Definitely will be coming back <3

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vipJoanM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious lunch as always! The $20 prix fix is a very good value!

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MHOnLI
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The service was underwhelming - surprising given the cost and reputation

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at the Lake house is consistently deliscious.

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KathleenS
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable. Our waiter knew just the right amount of time to give us initially and then was attentive throughout without being pushy. Our meals were delicious and the presentation matched. The wine suggested by our waiter was perfect and he didn’t try to sell us the priciest bottle. It was such an enjoyable experience from start to finish.

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Duke
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great, dining room is lovely, but a but noisy. Try requesting a table by the fireplace, it’s a bit more tucked away and not in the middle of the main dining room. Despite the noise, we will definitely go back.

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AlyssaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was ok overall. Nothing to rave about. Unlikely to return.

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Papalo
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I dined with two other couples during restaurant week. Our waiter gave us price fixed menus that were two courses for $20,not the restaurant menu of three courses for $29.95. The food and the wine special at $30 a bottle were excellent. The desserts were a bit pricey. Service and ambiance were excellent. I had the Harvest soup and the duck. Both were enjoyable. Everyone enjoyed their meals. We split three desserts Bergen us. The entire bill was a bit more than I expected during Restaurant week.

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 1557 OpenTable diners.

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