The Lakehouse

4.6
2017 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 2017 people are saying
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Thomasg
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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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Fiona
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KOskorner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipGaryL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual great service great food beautiful location

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vipMatthewG
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great view. We love the lake house

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had high expectations but left disappointed. Location was great but the food was average. The grilled oysters and calamari had no seafood taste and merely tasted of oil. We were not offered any specials of the day which we overheard being offered to the table next door once we received our apps. The final straw was one of our coffees was presented in a cup with somebody else lipstick on it😬.

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MadisonW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really great food and setting. We sat facing the water, it was a better spot than I could have asked for. Of course, being outside and near the water, it was a bit buggy. But other than that it was a great experience. The mashed potatoes were phenomenal!

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BarbaraH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food is always delicious and the view and service beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hi there, we have been going to the Lakehouse for special occasions and family dinners since their inception. The service is always attentive and I feel very comfortable with the distance between the tables and the updated ventilation system. I have 2 suggestions that would improve the guest experience. The first is to refresh the bathrooms. The ladies room is really showing some wear and tear . The stall doors need paint, the garbage can is rusted and broken and the paper towels should be in a dispenser. Women wash their hands and then grab a towel from the basket which makes the rest of the paper towels wet. Yuck!
The next suggestion is to refresh the menu. Unfortunately I have it memorized, because it hasn’t really changed in several years. Of course people are always looking for familiarity but the side dishes are the same in all seasons. We have such an abundance of interesting and fresh food available on Long Island it’s a shame not to take advantage of it. Try offering a few different fish dishes for a change and perhaps add another chicken or pasta dish. I also miss my amuse bouche 😜
One additional note, on our recent visit I asked for iced tea and it wasn’t available except from the gun. People are looking for an option to water and soda and fresh brewed iced tea with a whisper of your special simple syrup would be a treat.
I appreciate how hard the last year has been and I understand that supply chains have limited some items but don’t give up! You have made a successful business by creating a niche special occasion experience, just “ keep swimming “. Thanks, Holly Michels

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vipWalterLongIsland
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful restaurant on the water. Don’t like that you can not request outdoor seating
Food was great. Service is top notch

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vipcasualcritic
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always phenomenal

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Unusual for us to have Lunch at The Lake House, we normally are there on Saturday nights. My wife had the Calamari appetizer and The Sliced Steak Sandwich for her entree, I had The Salmon appetizer and also The Steak Sandwich.
Our food was delicious and the portion sizes were huge, The service was prompt yet we did not feel rushed. We feel The Lake House has maintained their commitment to quality food and service even with the challenges that restaurants face today.

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RonnieK
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Place, Great Service, Great Location.

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vipPeggy
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Excellent food, service atmosphere

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LouiseC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Food and atmosphere are good. Service was terrible!! Waiter ignored us to the point I needed to get up and ask the sweet busgirl for assistance. She kept apologizing for the waiters behavior. I gave the tip to the well deserving busgirl. I would not return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful afternoon delicious food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Anniversary

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KWalt
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful environment
Good service
A bit pricey

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CatalinaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

each dish we had was unique and delicious. We will be back for the next celebration

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

Food was incredible! enjoyed every course thoroughly from appetizers to dessert, even the drinks were made great I have to go back asap such a great experience!

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Nikki
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I wish I could upload the photo of my Halibut that I ordered, it was absolutely disgusting, the presentation was horrible, it looked like a big mish mash, this is is not how you serve Halibut a delicate white fish, it was served like a stew, everyone I sent the picture to said it looked gross. They took it back thankfully and didnt charge m but the food was so disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing - great food with stunning view!

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LEE3
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here a few times and we all have always enjoyed our meals. It's one of our favorite restaurants. We always recommend this restaurant to friends and family.
Service is great too. A must try.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal in deck

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night spot with delicious food and atmosphere!

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vipElaineS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lakehouse has never failed us. Consistent with their quality, service and ambiance. Always a favorite especially for special occasions when you really want to impress and walk away happy.

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MsPaul
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staffs are very nice friendly and professional. I will definitely go back the environment is so nice and safe

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vipEnjoytodine
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is very spacious. The noise level was low, which was great. The service was excellent. My husband had the venison. It was delicious. I had the salmon, it was cooked perfectly. The service was very good. Would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Setting was perfect. The food was good, but not great. I will be going back for the atmosphere

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vipKSHFoodie
Denver
157 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. I’m a complete foodie who lived in Manhattan for a decade plus (and was with two other foodies) and this was by far one of our most outstanding meals. Definitely get the bread basket, the vegetable salad, the halibut, and the donuts for dessert. You won’t be disappointed! Absolutely amazing.

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RichS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful venue! The food, drinks, and service were top notch! I would highly recommend enjoying dinner during a beautiful sunset. Will be back again

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vipBill
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just excellent overall - nothing more to say, this may be my new favorite restaurant

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viplidiningfan
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Lakehouse is a really beautiful restaurant with great views. We went for lunch and had the chowder and tomato soup, both delicious. Lunch was salmon and steak sandwich, also delicious. Overall, a very good meal. We will return to the Lakehouse.

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vipgr8foodie
San Diego
60 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary here and had a wonderful bayside dinner. The food was fresh, and prepared perfectly to our request. Our waiter, Antonio, was professional and personable. He made our dining experience even better. We love The Lakehouse!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a beautiful setting

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dining hall. Indoor and outdoor seating. Our waitress was sweet and helpful. Drinks were delish-LH cosmopolitan and Tom Collins. Both made perfectly. For appetizer we had the calamari. It was lightly fried to perfection. The lemon honey sauce is just amazing. I ordered the halibut. Again perfectly cooked and paired with corn,orzo and tomatoes in a butter sauce. I don’t think I ever had anything so decadent. My husband had the scallops. It was served over a tomato risotto. So good. Best scallops he’s ever had. Of course we had to try dessert. We had the cinnamon donuts. Fresh, hot and delicious! All around an amazing meal!! 10+/10. Can’t wait to go back!

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RobertM
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The appetizer of fried calamari was out of this world never tasted calamari quite like this still talking about it today everything else was absolutely top-notch highly recommend anyone going here to eat

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amali
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dining experience. Food fantastic as was service. Can’t wait to govagain

FAQs

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

The Lakehouse is rated 4.6 stars by 2017 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.