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The Bungalow Lakehouse

4.4
4.4
741 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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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

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 741 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
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Good for groups

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. RR

    RobR

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dane provided excellent service - very attentive and enjoyed the conversation with him.
  2. H

    40andHolding

    Washington DC

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Thanksgiving buffet was DELICIOUS!!
  3. JG

    JackG

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Thanksgiving buffet.
  4. JL

    JnLMcD

    Washington DC

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the pasta night on Wednesdays. The dishes were wonderful. Matt and staff in the classic bar are very attentive and nice to talk with them. We will be back.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Seafood Sunday is a good reason to go to the Lakehouse for dinner
  6. D

    Dinner

    Washington DC

    55 reviews

    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We celebrated my wife’s birthday. The ambiance fit the occasion as it was quiet. Our service was quick and efficient and the wait staff very good. We dined on mussels in tomato sauce, chicken roasted with coleslaw and potatoes. It was quite good. We will return and tell friends about our wonderful experience dining here.
  7. R

    Richarda

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent service and very good food. Only negative is the smoke smell inside. We only sit outside to avoid the stale cigarette and cigar stink.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a newborn baby with us and the waitress was so patient and helpful, even offering to help hold the diaper bag as I was struggling back from the restroom with the baby.
  9. BR

    BillR

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We were early (6:00), so noise was minimal. Food was delicious overall, but the fingerling potatoes on one of the dishes were undercooked. I'll chalk that up to being early. We would return if we lived here (traveling).
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from Leslie, she was fantastic. Food was excellent, great appetizers. Will definitely return.
  11. AB

    AmyB

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fabulous waiter; great prices; really good food!
  12. B

    Brian

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere…wait staff was excellent and food was fantastic!
  13. L

    Lori

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place. We like the huge outdoor seating overlooking the lake or the small bar. Matt, the bar tender is friendly and makes great cocktails. Prices are reasonable and portions huge!
  14. J

    Jw62406

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat outside it was gorgeous and food was delicious. Service was great.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    My wife got very sick eating a burger from the restaurant. Food is ok and service is quite good
  16. MD

    MeganD

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another enjoyable lunch on the patio even with a toddler. Service was great from the hostess to the server. Friendly, accommodating, and quick. We will be back in a couple weeks!
  17. EN

    EricN

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    Hot outside but nice spot.
  18. AV

    AnitaV

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is our go-to choice for Friday night date night - Bungalow Lakehouse never disappoints! Not sure how they do it but service is usually VERY quick!
  19. JC

    JaneC

    Denver

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Pretty good food-not special. The smallest margaritas I’ve ever seen. Passable but expensive for no reason. Simply not worth the return trip anytime soon
  20. NO

    NOVADiner

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the views of the “lake”. Friendly service 😊
  21. A

    Ashley

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    We waited forever to place our order and again to receive our food. We asked to be moved to outdoor seating because indoors smelled like a cigar smoke room, and there were barely any other guests inside so we figured service would be slower. Thankfully the food was cheap because it was terrible. I had the turkey burger, but it was cooked to death and had a tofu texture. We had about 5 different waiters throughout dinner. Thankfully someone else wiping tables decided to ask how we were doing to give us a chance to order, because I'm pretty sure they forgot about us. Not sure if I'd want to try again.
  22. JL

    JnLMcD

    Washington DC

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner at “Matt’s Bar”. The food and drinks were wonderful. We had the Fish tacos and the Ruben. Matt and staff are engaging, explaining the specials of the night. We will be back.
  23. p

    patrks

    Atlantic City

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 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.
  24. B

    Brian57

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 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.
  25. f

    fredd

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 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.
  26. MD

    MeganD

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 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!
  27. D

    Dinner

    Washington DC

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 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.
  28. JW

    JamieW

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Mothers Day bruch had a good variety of food options. Was very happy to have eaten here!
  29. D

    Dineoutalot

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 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.
  30. WW

    WatergateWow

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 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.
  31. 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
  32. MA

    MatthewA

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 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.
  33. 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.
  34. l

    lakestreet

    Washington DC

    80 reviews

    5.0

    80 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.
  35. HH

    HeatherH

    Naples

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 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.
  36. B

    Brusier

    Richmond

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 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.
  37. JL

    JnLMcD

    Washington DC

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 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!
  38. M

    Microchik

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 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 😄
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food were outstanding. We will definitely be back. Best prime rib!
  40. KP

    KrisP

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 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.

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The Bungalow Lakehouse is rated 4.4 stars by 741 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
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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