The Lakehouse

4.7
2055 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2055 people are saying
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BenT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, great wine selection, great service, wonderful view. Definitely going back and would highly recommend. Best pork chop I’ve ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food are amazing.

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paulm
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best duck confit factor in service and ambiance/location Lakehouse is highly recomendale

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food, service and ambience were a cut above. However I felt prices were a bit high for the quality of the main entrees. Service declined as the kitchen got pushed around 8pm. Not a good choice for vegetarians.

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vipBecca
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely lunch ! The calamari was delicious! Service was great too

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vipIris
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the Lakehouse never disappoints!! It really should be Michelin rated. Such a delicious blending of subtle flavors with a view to die for. I wish every meal was a Lakehouse meal!!!

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vipskyblue
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant with great ambiance. Service is superb, food exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I love the lake house. This is the third time my wife and I have gone there for our anniversary. The staff is so nice and dedicated. Our server was excellent. There was very noisy customers at the time we went. I prefer to sit but the fire place inside so it is not so noisy. Too many tables and munched up in the other room in my opinion. I like a more private less noisy ambiance. Overall a great place. I would recommend to anyone. The pumpkin desert is the best!!!

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JoJoLo
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lakehouse never disappoints. It's a pleasure to be there as we had a great table with a terrific view and the food is always amazing. Best oysters anywhere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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elisacamisa
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. Nix the cocktails & desserts though😩. Pretty setting.

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vipRoTe
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only one complaint: BEES!

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PaulB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing!!! I got a seasonal pork chop that was sooo dang good, it’d be my last meal if I was on death row. Den outta den!

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RPMP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a great setting!!

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JessicaH
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Ordered medium-well steak- got raw
Ordered calamari- out of calamari
Ordered Diet Pepsi- tasted like seltzer
Got my steak back but the blood was all over the potatoes.
Bread was good but it was $6
Donuts were great!

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Datenight
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

beautiful restaurant. The ambiance and service were amazing for such a big restaurant. The food was delicious

KC
vipKevinC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great and the waiter went above and beyond!!
Thank you

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AndrewP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all had most pleasant dinner inside. Everyone enjoyed the meals they ordered. The desserts were outstanding. We would go back again.

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Mom2two
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A very beautiful spot on the bay; service was perfect and provided a very relaxed experience. The food was delicious also!

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JOYCEB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food at the Lake House never disappoints, It was a lovely evening we sat outside under the tented patio. Early weekday dinner made for a very quiet evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food, service, ambience. The only disappointment was, even though I indicated the reservation was to celebrate a birthday, the restaurant made no effort to acknowledge such. A comment from the hostess would have been nice. What's the point of asking if I'm there to celebrate something on the reservation if no one acknowledges it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Anniversary

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video27
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Second time there and still one of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The LakeHouse always provides a wonderful experience. It never disappoints.
Especially on a lovely fall afternoon with sunshine and puffy clouds.
Truly magical!

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vipmickey
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No complaints. Everything was amazing

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MichaelS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Not very happy with being charged 3% more for using a credit card! VISA doesn't charge the Restaurant 3%!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside with a beautiful view across the water.

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vipDebra
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was Delicious. Service was Awesome

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vipLoriG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Never had to look for our waiter and food arrived in perfect time

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karenh
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The menu is limited and food was good not great. Our waiter was great. Very professional. The atmosphere is quiet and refined. It was the only restaurant we have ever been to that charged for bread. A turnoff which cannot possibly save much money. Wine list should include more American affordable wines

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JamesC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and scenery! Service and parking could have been better but the overall experience was still positive; I would go again.

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vipElizabeth
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! A little pricy. Waiter was slammed Bc they were short staffed. But professional and wonderful. Food outstanding!!!! Go work for this restaurant

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MichelleB
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The waiter was amazing and very attentive to all our needs. The ambience was amazing incredibly beautiful and meticulously clean. I was so excited to return here after about a year but extremely disappointed. The fried calamari was excellent but the rest of the food was a complete fail. It is with great sadness that I say I will not be returning to the Lakehouse. What a beautiful place but the food was disappointing!

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charley
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

We have frequented this restaurant often. Very disappointed in my lunch. My friend and I had the grilled shrimp salad and it was soggy and tasteless. Had better salads at a diner. Definitely not fine dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lake house never disappoints.

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Thomasg
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lakehouse is a gem--from food to service. The view is beautiful. A must for outdoor dining. Very comfortable seating indoors or outside.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing dinner with drinks food was absolutely amazing!!!

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Fiona
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate my wife’s Birthday. Milton was our waiter who was knowledgeable about the food on the menu and wines. He was very professional and exceptional with attention to detail. We both had grilled oysters and Filet Mignon. My husband had key lime pie fir dessert and I had the Chocolate cake, Yummy. Excellent Customer Service and would highly recommend this restaurant. See you soon.

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JOHNY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dining setting and great food. Staff is friendly and attentive

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KOskorner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent bread basket of hot rolls, entrees were plate licking good. The chocolate dessert wonderful. Consistently delicious experience.

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 2055 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.