The Lakehouse

4.7
1220 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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NM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, waiters were great, greeter was very sweet, ambiance awesome!

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R
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice place but staff loves to talk about guest in Spanish I
Guess they didn’t realize I understood Spanish

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

We love The Lakehouse! It's setting on the great South Bay is beautiful! The service and food is always top notch! We have already booked several dinners throughout the summer and fall. Can't wait to return!

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F
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Father’s Day brunch. We sat outside although the inside is quite nice. Food was great !

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

Really enjoyed the Sunday brunch here. The restaurant was beautiful, Manny our server was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. We were absolutely blown away by the desserts- the creme brûlée, rhubarb pastry and donuts were amazing. Great diverse brunch menu as well. We will be back!

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DD
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Anniversary dinner

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LI
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

I have dined at The Lakehouse numerous times. Service has always varied- our most recent visit wasn't good due to a lack of good service. Our waitress was not friendly and everyone at our table felt she was dry and unwelcoming. We had a 5 year old child at our table and the child was given an adults menu with no mention of child friendly options. After asking the waitress for a children's menu, she quickly rattled off the options while walking away (no one was able to actually hear all of the options). Our waitress also failed to visit our table throughout the evening. We were left waiting for her to return to get another drink refill. Overall extremely unimpressed with the service (although the bus/bread boys were great as usual). Unfortunately, after dining here multiple times, I have realized that the service here is a complete hit or a complete miss. Some waiters/waitresses seem to just not care and do not give efficient and friendly service that is expected at a place like The Lakehouse- for fine dining prices, I expect fine dining service.

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

They put us table out of the dining area because they had other reservations but asked if we wanted to move tables once they realized they had a more open table. We were happy to sit out of the mix!!! Wonderful waiter and staff. Oysters were exquisite!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made a reservation on Open Table half an hour before our requested time of 8 PM as we only live a short distance up the street. Also requested outdoor seating. When we arrived the weather had become cool and the hostess asked if we wished to be seated outside. We decided to stay indoors and were escorted to a window seat with a great view. Food was excellent. I had the steak and my husband had the pork chop. Cooked perfectly. Service was unobtrusive yet attentive. A lot of waterfront restaurants slide by on their location and lack great food and/or service. The Lakehouse offers outstanding levels of all three.

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R
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious!
Staff was excellent!
Yes, I will return!

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CK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Lovely location and view! Great time was had by all.

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DL
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

The food was very good. The waiter was just ok, Not very attentive. but the outside patio area noise level was so bad it made for an unenjoyable experience. It certainly wasn’t the restaurants fault, but the patrons could be more respectful

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G
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service ; they did not rush us out. The food was excellent. My husband ordered the pork chop and it was yummy; I had scallops which were great and our friends loved the fish they ordered. The desserts were all outst

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EL
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first dining experience at the Lakehouse. It was our 21st Anniversary. I must say we enjoyed every aspect from the moment we entered and was pleasantly greeted with a smile. The waiting staff was courteous and at full attention to any needs seen or not asked for . we enjoyed our appetizers and drinks. When it came time for our main coarse it was no less than expected.. The food was extremely well prepared and tasted every bit as good as it looked. Desert was just a perfect ending to a wonderful night out. Our compliments to the chef and cooking staff.
For a first time experience we definitely will be looking forwarf to our next night out at the Lakehouse.

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OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Nice gluten free dessert

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Waited forever fir a table even though restaurant was half empty. Apparently they don’t fill all the tables because the kitchen can’t handle it. So we ended up eating at the bar and bartenders were like robots- no personality - basic service- Even though that was empty too. We Had the worst burger ever and the $32 lobster roll-
We won’t be back for anything but a drink by the water - and let me add we did sit outside having a drink at first and the staff out there was equally inattentive .

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

My family and ai went for dinner on a Saturday night. The ambience is not relaxing, too large and crowded. The Montauk Highway location was much nicer. The food was excellent. The service was terrible. The server forgot to put in my daughter’s order. This was not discovered until the 3 other dishes arrived. The manager was aware and all he offered was a glass of wine for my daughter. Then, the check took about 20 minutes to arrive after we asked. Still not clear as to why the delay. Very dissatisfied. Will not return or refer people to this restaurant.

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OT
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food beautiful view wonderful staff😊

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OT
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Restaurant on the Island .. everything start to finish is always superb!! We love the entire menu !

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MB
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent waterfront restaurant serving quality food not just pub grub. Wait staff very friendly and professional and the location can't be beat

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My family went there after my master’s graduation. We have been a few times and we love it. The food and the drinks were delicious. We will definitely be coming back soon!

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LD
New York Area
126 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

What better way to kick off summer than dinner at The Lakehouse on Memorial Day. Our meal & view was spectacular. It is always worth the drive out. We'll be back soon.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service, amazing ambiance. Very special place. Best skirt stead I have ever had!!

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was very polite & efficient from the valet parking to the seating. The table service was
quick with the waitress constantly available. The martini was excellent & the food delicious & enough to take some home for another meal. We were not on the deck but still had a beautiful view of the water.
All in all, it was a very pleasant occasion for our anniversary.

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LM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful space inside and out. Consistently great food and service. Love it

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K
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this restaurant! Both the food and service are out of this world.

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FJ
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food was excellent!

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LG
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love the Lakehouse and go there when ever we can. We come from Long Beach, NY and it’s totally worth the trip! Our faves are the bar burger, tuna tartar, s’more sundae. Wish it was much closer - we would go even more often!

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JM
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had lunch at The Lakehouse on a beautiful sunny day out on their outdoor patio which is sheltered by an awning. We enjoyed the food as much as we enjoyed the beautiful location and ambiance. I would have given it a 5 except that the service, although not actually bad, was not as good as it could have been. We had to work to get the attention of our waiter for beverage refills. I would definitely recommend the restaurant.

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BG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed! Great food, great service, great atmosphere. What more could ask for!
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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice dinner outside on a beautiful spring Monday evening.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing overall experience. Outstanding, FOOD & SERVICE. One of Long Islands best!

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PO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for dinner with loved one on our Anniversary!
Food was excellent. Portioned and presented perfectly.

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TA
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our anniversary here. Same menu from the previous location before they moved with several great additions. Location has plenty of parking and good atmosphere for a quiet dinner. Great cocktails but soke of the menu items could use some work. Price is a bit high as well.

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BO
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still my favorite restaurant. Refined, excellent service, nice ambience and great food. Never a disappointment - except maybe trying to get a Saturday reservation 😊

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W
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Lakehouse is a find! The food, service, ambience and attention to detail is unsurpassed! We travel an hour to dine there and will continue to do so.

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DL
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is exceptional. The service was professional, and staff educated about the food offered. Would have given an overall 5 instead of 4 but they ran out of scallops which I was looking forward too. I was very pleased with my alternative choice. Would definitely recommend and will be returning in the near future.

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H
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This spot is a gem, the food is always delicious and the service impeccable. One of our favorites

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D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the first time that we ever ate at this restaurant. We had 7:30 reservations and we were seated exactly at 7:30, amazing. The appetizers were very eye appealing and absolutely delicious. Between courses they gave us each one shrimp in a little dish with guacamole and a slice of cucumber and a little sauce, it was absolutely unique and delicious. Our dinners came out beautifully artfully designed and they tasted just as delicious. We had one diner that didn’t read the ingredients properly on the menu and they very politely accommodated her with a dish more suited to her liking. They didn’t make her feel bad, in fact they made her feel important and ultimately very happy. Big thanks to Eileen the manager. She really made us feel very welcome and we will definitely be back.

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