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The Lake House, Calgary, AB

The Lake House

4.7
4.7
2835 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Perched directly above Lake Bonavista with large glass windows overlooking the lake, The Lake House is home to one of Calgary’s finest and most creative restaurants as well as a unique setting for weddings and events.

The Lake House features Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts‘ (CRMR’s) renowned and distinctive Rocky Mountain Cuisine. This is interpreted and presented by Chef Gareth Colville. Chef Colville and his team excel at showcasing the regional flavor of Western Canada. Our locally inspired menus are complimented by a diverse wine list offering global selections authored by acclaimed sommelier Brad Royale.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, Wild Game

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–1:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (403) 225-3939

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Thomas Neukom

  • Private party facilities

    The Lake House has two distinct rooms that can host a private event. One smaller Private Dining Room can seat up to 60 people and the main dining room that can accommodate 120 people. The Whole Venue can be booked exclusively and accommodate 180 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Kirsten Davies: (403) 225-6525

  • Neighborhood

    Calgary

  • Cross street

    Lake Louise Way SE

  • Parking details

    Ample free parking.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,835 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Scenic View

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Canadian

  • Calgary

    Best Ambiance

  • Calgary

    Scenic View

  • Calgary

    Special Occasion

  • Calgary

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  1. S

    Sarabeth

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The venue is beautiful. We were celebrating my fiancé's birthday so I requested a table by the window at sunset. It was a beautiful view to enjoy our dinner with. Beth, our server, was a total sweetheart, except she forgot to mention that the Goat Chevre Gnudi was a vegetarian dish. I received my meal wondering where the goat was, and turns out it was just a dish essentially entirely of cheese and some vegetables. Beth was quick to offer the menu so I could choose another dish, and she was very sweet about it. But I just want future guests to know that the Goat Chevre Gnudi dish does not contain any goat meat.
  2. IB

    IstvanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place,fantastic food! Overlooking to the lake bonavista
  3. NH

    NicoleH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about it! Great food and service and love coming back to where we got married.
  4. SR

    SharonR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The location is amazing right on Lake Bonavista. The decor and ambience are great. The food is wonderful and presented beautifully and portion size is spot on.
  5. FB

    FrankB

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our 54th wedding anniversary and we had a very enjoyable time from the time we entered the restaurant until we left. Sarah our waitress was very professional and very pleasant to talk to !
  6. J

    Janis

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took 2 amazing volunteers for a thank you lunch and they were both blown away. We were seated beside the window for a beautiful view, celebrated with Prosecco and had a perfect lunch. The food was so good and those frites WOW!
  7. D

    Debbie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I loved everything about The Lake House. We will definitely return!
  8. SJ

    SujaJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great location. Great service. Would definitely return.
  9. JK

    JanetK

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food and service were great. Loved the small room we were in, unfortunately a table of 10 came in and it was very noisy :(
  10. AO

    AdrianO

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very accommodating staff, great food and location is amazing.
  11. DH

    DonH

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    God service, good food!
  12. M

    Mark

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice place, great view, great food! A bit noisy which we were not expected on a formal dining location.
  13. JP

    JeannetteP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    There is one thing they need to address - Flies never been in restaurant with so many attacking you while you eat
  14. r

    rdwild

    Calgary

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to the lake house a fair bit over the years. Food is always great.
  15. M

    Minm

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and the staff are very friendly.
  16. s

    shane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a great time at The Lake House. It was a great experience!
  17. J

    Jayy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Lake house was amazing. Our server was great and attentive. We had an amazing experience celebrating our first anniversary here.
  18. l

    lisas

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful decor, fabulous food and the view is outstanding!
  19. AF

    AudraFord

    Calgary

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    loved it i am fussy and i was pleased with the whole experience
  20. B

    Blackisback

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I dined in to few places after COVID and I haven't been satisfied by the level of service. Even in high end place such as Hy's Steakhouse, the service was disappointing. That changed when I dined in at The Lake House. From the host, our server and maître d', they gave exceptional service. The meals were unreal. They were fresh and delicious. The price was very reasonable for the quality and quantity that we received. The thing that impressed me the most is that they owned up their mistake. And they made a HUGE effort to remediate the mistake. It was not a huge mistake, but they sure showed me that they really did regret that happened to me. Words cannot express my satisfaction of the service. If I can give more than 5 stars, I would. Thank you, The Lake House team, for making my night memorable and enjoyable!
  21. LM

    LisaM

    Calgary

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful lakeside location! Well prepared food (rare steak arrived Rare!) Staff was efficient- helping each other throughout the service Just a lovely time!!
  22. B

    Bill

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Great atmosphere in this beautiful restaurant located on Lake Bonavista. Great views of the lake. The service was very good. The food was ok but nothing special. The quiche was a bit watery, the burger was ok, the salmon was good but the portion was small. The peanut butter crème brûlée and the trio of ice cream were delicious. The prices were on the high side. Again, the service was very good.
  23. DB

    DBN1

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We choose the Lake House to celebrate our 8th wedding anniversary. Service, food, and our table next to the window looking at the lake was perfect. We started with the charcuterie for two which had a good assortment of meats and accompaniments. Had a nice bottle of red wine (LaRose from Osoyoos). For our mains, my wife had the Sablefish and I had the Bison. Not only were the fish and meat cooked perfectly, the sides were great as well. I was a little leery about a bolognese but it was a very good pairing. Dessert was a perfect finish. My wife had the sticky toffee pudding and I had the pina colada mousse cake. She was very surprised at how delicious the brie and honey ice cream tasted. Both were fantastic, so much so we didn't even want to share with each other. One of our favorite resturants in the south end of Calgary.
  24. SS

    SebastianS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall amazing experience. I had the ribeye that was arguably he best steak ove ever had! Was delicious! My wife had the bison and it was also amazing. We also had the sticky toffee pudding which was a 10 out of 10 and the peanut butter creme brulee which was disappointing as it was mediocre at best. The service was exceptional and the drinks were also spot on. A little on the pricier side, but well worth the experience. Definately coming back
  25. JB

    JackieB

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went for lunch - would have liked a few more light lunch/salad options
  26. RR

    RRVV

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was great! Service was great too, beautiful view.
  27. SG

    StephanieG

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to the Lakehouse to celebrate our anniversary and it was absolutely amazing! The view is spectacular, the service was fantastic and the food was absolutely delicious! I’d definitely recommend it to anyone celebrating a special occasion!!
  28. DO

    DougO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The scenery is beautiful/
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Started out a little rocky on the service front but they went out of their way to make it up - food was fantastic - overall great experience
  30. JC

    JasonC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The service and environment was fantastic. We had a burger, mussels/frites, oysters and a cocktail. Food was mostly good but mussels were smaller than the east coast oysters? Not sure if it was overcooked shrinkage or supply changed?
  31. GS

    GSPW

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food. The ambiance was great
  32. F

    Foodie

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was beautiful witnessing people engaging in conversation rather than on their phones.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience ! They made my anniversary the most special and the food is always top and made so beautifully I recommend 10/10 this place to anyone for good food and amazing service !
  34. OP

    OksanaP

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food and atmosphere, view form our table was amazing
  35. CW

    CharlotteW

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, meal and experience. Thank you!!
  36. RM

    RobM

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The Lake House is always a beautiful place to dine. We were a bit disappointed that we did not get a table by the window as requested. When I asked, I was told that they do not reserve the window tables. We were celebrating a 22nd year and a 50th year anniversary with my parents. I included that info when I made the reservation. Our waitress was lovely but was not made aware of the special occasion. When we told her at the end of our meal, she brought us 4 glasses of Champagne which was lovely. It was not overly busy and I would have greatly appreciated it if our request could have been met. It was the first time my parents had been to the Lake House.
  37. JH

    JordanH

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience as always! Good and service, we love this restaurant
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    30th birthday for our son
  39. j

    jadon

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    A beautiful restaurant with excellent service. After service we were both still hungry and a small fortune poorer.
  40. RU

    ReviewUserDave

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambiance, will go again. Horseradish for the Oysters was a sauce, usually expecting freshly grated at that price.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Lake House is rated 4.7 stars by 2835 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for The Lake House

747 Lake Bonavista Drive SE, Calgary, AB T2J 0N2

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lake Louise Way SE

  • Neighborhood

    Calgary

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–1:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, Wild Game

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Ample free parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Thomas Neukom

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (403) 225-3939

  • Private party facilities

    The Lake House has two distinct rooms that can host a private event. One smaller Private Dining Room can seat up to 60 people and the main dining room that can accommodate 120 people. The Whole Venue can be booked exclusively and accommodate 180 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Kirsten Davies: (403) 225-6525

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