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The Bungalow Lakehouse

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4.4
722 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

The Bungalow Lakehouse is an oasis of comfort in the middle of Loudoun County, Virginia.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am Sun 10:30 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (703) 430-7625

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Bobby Vickers

  • Private party contact

    Cheryl Early: (703) 430-7625

  • Neighborhood

    Sterling

  • Cross street

    Palisades Parkway

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cigar Room, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 722 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Kid Friendly

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Scenic View

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Kid Friendly

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

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  1. p

    patrks

    Atlantic City

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    Requested a quiet table, for a Wednesday evening, but we were seated in a small noisy room. Maybe it would have been more pleasant Friday through Sunday in the larger Dining room. Food was good.

  2. B

    Brian57

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Their menu seems tailored towards more bar type food than full entrees. They have some great sounding small plates and appetizers but a pretty limited offering of what are fairly expensive entrees. I had broiled sea scallops (4) on a bed of almond risotto with summer veggies. The scallops and risotto were good - the veggies consisted of 1 diagonal slice of zucchini, 1 diagonal slice of yellow squash and 2 half pieces of asparagus with a drizzled balsamic glaze. This was $30. I think that was a bit much for what I got, but then I think you have to factor in the outdoor deck setting and ambiance. Most of their entrees were priced close to, or well above $30 - a steak is going to cost you 😯. It's a nice restaurant - not great, and we had a nice time there. We sat outside on the deck by the 'lake' (which is really a parking lot runoff collection pond), which was nice, but fairly noisy. It's a nice place, but for the price, I think I could do better, but the atmosphere with the outdoor seating was nice...would I go back? Yeah, probably - it wouldn't be 1st choice, and I'd order appetizers for dinner next time. They have some quality beers on tap.

  3. f

    fredd

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Our first visit to the Lakehouse. Ambiance was great. There weren't too many people there, so it was quiet which was nice. Our server was quite good. The food was just OK. Shrimp spring rolls were mushy in the middle; wouldn't order them again. White flatbread was SO garlicky that it would keep the vampires away for weeks. The Pow Pow tacos were very good.

  4. MD

    MeganD

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Server was very patient as we had our baby with us. We sat outside as requested and it wasn’t crowded at all. Food was delicious and prompt! First time out in a while and we had a wonderful time. Cheers!

  5. D

    Dinner

    Washington DC

    53 reviews

    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    It was a wonderful dining experience. Our waiter was very good and the food excellent. We enjoyed the ambiance and privacy of our table. It’s definitely a restaurant that we will revisit.

  6. JW

    JamieW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Mothers Day bruch had a good variety of food options. Was very happy to have eaten here!

  7. D

    Dineoutalot

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We love the clubby atmosphere of the bar area and bartender Matt is absolutely phenomenal at remembering patrons and their preferred drink orders.

  8. EJ

    EatatJoes

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We did not expect to get an amazing vegan dish here at the Lakehouse. It was a steamed tofu that was out of this world. Highly recommend.

  9. BJ

    BJDC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, a great dinner! Thank you!! Everyone enjoyed it

  10. MA

    MatthewA

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Seated in a booth in the bar was very comfortable. Matt the bartender provided excellent, fast, friendly service and he whips up a great Manhattan, too. Calamari appetizer, salmon entrée, banana split dessert to share all excellent. So glad this is our neighborhood place and it survived the worst of the pandemic.

  11. LW

    LindaW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is our new go-to place to dine for holidays (since we have no family to be with). Both of our dinners were fantastic! Hubby got the pork chops & I got the scallops. The only thing that would've made dinner better would be if it came with a salad. For $30 I think it should come with a salad.

  12. l

    lakestreet

    Washington DC

    79 reviews

    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The restaurant was not full(as the bar was very active) but the quiet environment made it easy to hold our business conversations. Our server was excellent, knowledgeable about the menu and served us quickly and efficiently with good food and drink. Highly recommend the restaurant for business or friends or family gatherings.

  13. HH

    HeatherH

    Naples

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    We were in town for an event and decided to come because of the St. Patrick’s Day menu. The food was good but I was disappointed that I couldn’t swap out my fries for colcannon.

  14. B

    Brusier

    Richmond

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    We eat here frequently and usually have a very good experience but found the service slow and the food excessively hot on this particular visit.

  15. JL

    JnLMcD

    Washington DC

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bungalow Lakehouse was fabulous! We asked for a booth in the “70’s bar” or as we like to call it Matt’s bar. The new menu items were wonderful. We enjoyed a few flat bread pizzas, and some nachos. Matt the bartender really made the night. He gave great wine recommendations and some suggestions off of the new menu. We had a wonderful evening catching up with friends. Look forward to our next visit!

  16. M

    Microchik

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    I met a new friend out near Dulles and ordered a naked burger /fries , hot tea, iced tea and a California burger. The burgers and fries were not hot so we mentioned to the waiter who had the manager come out to verify the issue and bring us fresh hot fries. Our waiter (Robert) was great and checked on us for refills, extra hot water and anything else we needed… 🎉 We were surprised that we didn’t get asked about how to cook the burger , but they were tasty anyhow. The patio is awesome since there are less crowds, and tables are far apart to eat comfortably with TVs too! I would definitely come back to this location 😄

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service and food were outstanding. We will definitely be back. Best prime rib!

  18. KP

    KristineP

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    Food, wine all came out wrong, so that was disappointing. But it was the first time I sat in the main dining room and I must say it’s time for some updating.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Service was excellent and they didn’t rush us. Food was wonderful.

  20. H

    40andHolding

    Washington DC

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The New Year's Eve Prime Rib special was delicious (as the food always is). Simon, our server, was welcoming and attentive.

  21. MH

    MillieHeim

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience2

    I DO NOT WANT ANY MORE 4PM DINNER TIMES AND NOBODY IS AROUND. BUT WE DID HAVE FRIENDLY SEERVICE AND ALL WAS GOOD. WE WERE NOT IN A RUSH AND JUST HAD A GOOD DINNER.

  22. PM

    PixieMaiden

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall3food1service5ambience3

    The main dishes that night were very salty - We had Korean Bulgogi Tacos and the Scallops. The calamari on the other hand needed salt, and it was on the tougher side.

  23. M

    Mocha

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We went on Saturday night and it was busy but not crowded or noisy. Servers were excellent, courteous and prompt. I had seared scallops which were cooked perfectly, with risotto and equally perfect roasted vegetables. My mother had veal which she loved. Only think not excellent was the prime rib--not rare enough and a little tough. All in all a very nice evening.

  24. MM

    MillicentM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Thanksgiving Dinner was wonderful! The service was great, our table was ready on time

  25. BJ

    BobandJudy

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    We were pleased with our food and beverage. Waitress was very helpful.

  26. M

    Mo9330

    Washington DC

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Love the wings, the fried pickles, and the desserts! Always great service with wonderful people.

  27. CM

    ClaudiaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service and food is good. They were very professional.

  28. NA

    NABT

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    I had forgotten about this hidden restaurant , wont happen again. Going back soon.

  29. MF

    MattF

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    3 couples getting together. Not crowded and easy to talk.

  30. KN

    KarenN

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Restaurant opened at 11. We and others are outside in heat waiting for doors to open at 11:30. They forgot to unlock front doors. Menu on Open Table not the same as in restaurant.

  31. P

    Patty

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff was friendly and accommodating. The restaurant was full and they had a private party but the service did not suffer. The staff were hustling.

  32. NO

    NOVADiner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bungalow Lake house is my go to place for lunch! Great food and friendly staff!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Virginia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a wonderful experience at this establishment from start to finish. Will definitely be returning soon!

  34. RS

    RobertS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lots of fun, different sections for different vibes!

  35. l

    lotus

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    No bread offered. Salmon entree was so-so. On top of mashed potatoes?? The vegetable was some type of curly thing. Fish and chips were "fish mcnuggets." What happened to all theRemington sculptures?? They were nicer to look at than fake flowers. I'd not recommend for dinner entrees.

  36. SH

    SherronH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food great service great view.. Ambiance is Grade A. TV’s Throughout. Will definitely be visiting again

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious and the wait staff were all very friendly and professional.

  38. MF

    MattF

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Enjoyable and quiet. Just what we were looking for

  39. MH

    MaryH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    1st time back because of COVID restrictions. Disappointed that my favorite salad was no listed…it was a tortilla bowl with assorted greens, usual salad items & grilled shrimp. Hope they will bring it back! Sweet potato fries were great!

  40. LD

    LeslieD

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    The covered patio continues to be a nice place to enjoy the outdoors with a nice view of the little lake. I could do without all the outdoor TVs tuned to sports however as the noise made conversation bit difficult.

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The Bungalow Lakehouse is rated 4.4 stars by 722 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for The Bungalow Lakehouse

46116 Lake Center Plaza Sterling, VA 20165

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Palisades Parkway

  • Neighborhood

    Sterling

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am Sun 10:30 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Bobby Vickers

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cigar Room, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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