The Lakehouse

4.7
1027 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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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great menu, food was good but not spectacular, wait staff was very friendly and good with our kids.

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IS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

top quality. the service is outstanding and the food matches. great clean decor, great view and unique food items. Our latest visit was for Sunday brunch, it was quiet, items were unique and every single item that was ordered could not have been better. Our server was one of the most polite and attentive we have had from a restaurant in a long time.

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c
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent from start to finish

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p
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, good atmosphere, excellent drinks, excellent service and attention, well worth a night out with that someone special...

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

The Lake House is always on the mark. Wonderful staff, warm and quiet atmosphere. And of course a creative chef always willing to accommodate. Can I say more? It’s our go to place when we want a good meal and time to relax.

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WC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a fine table and a pleasant server who seemed content for us to move at own speed. The salad and risotto starters were superb. My medium steak was cooked to perfection and my friend said similar about her salmon. It was a nice warm cozy evening on a cold night.

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

Everything was INCREDIBLE! Just want to thank the whole staff for reading our crazy request - considering we were surprising our twin daughters- that their brother was joining us - and he ran EXTREMELY late driving in from Syracuse!!! It couldn’t have been better and we are all so appreciative of those details!!!!! THANK YOU SO SO SO MUCH!!! The Lake House has always been our favorite restaurant (we drive from Manorville) (we are in the restaurant business) and tonight just solidified why!!! Props to the Chef - everyone loved everything!!!

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CA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience at a family lunch to celebrate my husband's citizenship. The food was wonderful and the staff extremely friendly and helpful. (We absolutely loved our waiter but sadly forgot to get his name.) Several of our guests have already made reservations to come back another time! Thank you for a memorable day.

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JS
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My husband and I went for dinner and the Lake House had great service, outstanding food and a great quiet romantic atmosphere. We loved it so much we booked a brunch party before leaving for moms birthday

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just the best!

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b
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

All the dishes were well executed

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j
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, creative, and memorable. If duck is your thing, they have the best dish in town. Staff were delightful, ambiance perfect. A most enjoyable evening!

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CJ
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious! Server took a little time to warm up but other then that she was good

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful New Year’s Eve dinner with friends. Quiet enough to have conversation. Food was fabulous. Excellent overall!

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SB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Jamie was a phenomenal waitress and made the night just so nice. Food, as usual, was very good. Atmosphere is just superb.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual. I usually get the venison but I had the salmon instead, it was fantastic. Great cocktails. Get the donuts for dessert.

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a
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently great all around. Especially enjoy the fireplace room"!

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PP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Lake House is a wonderful restaurant. Every time I dine there, whether the bar menu or the dining menu, I have a great time and a delicious meal. The owners greeting and visiting with patrons, adds a special touch to the dining experience.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

22nd Wedding Anniversary. The Lake-house is our go to anniversary dinner spot. We love it there.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went for my sisters birthday, wonderful atmosphere and food.

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GP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas Eve dinner

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AC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice upscale restaurant.. good food..good service .. nice atmosphere

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SK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Lakehouse is reliably excellent. Their ginger stout cake was the best dessert I have had at any restaurant (including The Lakehouse) in at least 15 years.

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BM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cozy place for dinner with a special person. Tables are spaced well enough apart for intimate conversation. The fireplace is a romantic extra, but not real. The fare is well above average and the portions are generous. The prices are a bit above average also, but not unreasonable. We had the appetizer for two, and entree, and some wine, and our bill was $130. I think that's pretty reasonable for a "classy', seaside, spot, like this. Especially if you're trying to impress a date! They don't rush you through. We lingered over wine after we had finished dinner, without feeling like they "needed" our table. The service was professional and attentive without being intrusive.

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j
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is always perfect at the Lakehouse

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B
Miami
38 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I are up from Florida and visiting friends and we wanted to find a special restaurant for a holiday dinner. Our friends had been to the original location but had not been since the restaurant moved three years ago. We were all very pleased with the food, service and ambiance and will definitely visit in the summer when we are back. 2 of us got the suckling pig appetizer which was outstanding and three of our party of 4 got the duck as an entree and each claimed it was the best they had EVER had.

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F
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for a special event.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go to date night place. Food is amazing as well as the staff. Everyone is very personable and knowledgeable. Beautiful views in the summer and so peaceful in the winter.

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s
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly servers. Good service. Excellent meal

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the lake house. It’s our favorite Long Island restaurant. The staff are like family. The food is always good and so are the specials. It’s always on target.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

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TW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A recent dinner at the Lakehouse was one of the best dining experiences I've had. We were a party of 8 celebrating my wife's birthday and everything was terrific. Great bar, cocktails, food, service all could not have been better. It was a Tuesday night in December so the restaurant was relatively quiet.Highly recommend the Lakehouse.

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MS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal

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GL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere with a beautiful view of the Great South Bay. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the food was absolutely amazing. We will definitely be coming back again and will strongly recommend to our family and friends.

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LG
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place, great food, good selection of wine- SCORE!!! Alex is a wonderful bartender! It’s one of our go to places for special occasions.

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KM
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

First time experience dinning here. Excellent food and service. Had the raw bar and venison for dinner. Would highly recommend.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for the first time and it was great. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was really nice. Can’t wait to go back!

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D
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Good seafood.

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P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent dining experience until the end of our meal. A group of men were seated at the opposite end of the dining room. Each of them talking over the other dropping F-Bombs. The staff did nothing to get them under control. If it was a sports bar during a game, no problem.

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G
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely lunch for birthday.

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