The Lake House

4.5
1972 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Perched directly above Lake Bonavista with large glass windows overlooking the lake, The Lake House is home to one of Calgary’s finest & most creative restaurants as well as a unique setting for private events & weddings. Exuding rustic elegance, the interior is illuminated with ornate elk antler chandeliers & a grand fireplace. Catching your eye when you enter is a glass encased wine cellar & a refurbished bar from the 1800’s, previously housed in a mercantile shop in Montana. Our wonderful location is complemented by Chef Thomas Neukom's celebrated Alberta Rocky Mountain cuisine. His offerings feature locally raised meats, game & vegetables from farmers & producers who share his vision for sustainable high quality & close to home cuisine. To augment Chef Neukom's Canadian focused cuisine, The Lake House provides a variety of wine from some of the world's top producers. Our passion extends to many regions of the world, as we have sought to find some of the world's best producers.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Canadian, Wild Game
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Hours of operation
Mon-Fri:11:30am-2pm | Lunch menu
Mon-Fri:2pm-5pm | Late menu
Every day:5pm-close | Dinner menu
Sunday:10am-1:30pm | Brunch menu
Sunday:1:30pm-5pm | Late menu
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Phone number
(403) 225-3939
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Thomas Neukom
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lake Louise Way SE
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Parking details
Ample free parking.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1972 People Are Saying
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GP
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a wonderful top notch restaurant in SE Calgary. A real treasure.

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J
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice meal. Quiet great for conversation.

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A
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was amazing! The food was incredible! They switched up my reservation to a much larger one with ease and had everything ready for us when we all arrived. Would definitely recommend!

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D
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

Disappointing quantity and quality for appy’s got 3 small Ravioli and were pretty rubbery, definitely not fresh. Would have guessed it was microwaved, but was also Luke warm, almost cold. Not much flavour either. For $19 expected a bit more.
The other was the mussels, only got about 10 and was supposed to be a cream sauce that really seemed more like warm milk with zero flavour, $17 for that.
I don’t mind paying more if it tastes good and is fresh. Appys were neither.
Main meals were tasty, but very small portions.
Glad we asked for bread (you have to ask or you don’t get bread). Wine selection was good and service was outstanding.
The views were great, but I doubt we will return anytime soon.

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DB
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Cozy and warm with a jovial buzz about. The quality of the ingredients shine through in the top notch preparation of the dishes. Staff were friendly and on the ball, no waiting for attention nor receiving too much.

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C
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience was relaxing, the lake is beautiful to look out to. Service was outstanding not too rushed and timing was perfect on each course.
We will definitely be going back to try more of the amazing menu.
Feature entrée Elk Tenderloin just melted in your mouth.
Over all one of the top restaurants in Calgary.

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SG
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service
Scenic view best meal out we have had in Calgary! Darcy our server did an excellent job! Would definitely go back!
Only suggestion need more comfortable chairs

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PM
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Such a lovely restaurant in an expected place. Great service and great food! We will surely go back for more!
Lore Paolo and Leo

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DT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For at least the past six years we have celebrated a friend's birthday every late September at the Lake House. We wouldn't go anywhere else. The views are magnificent with the trees turning colour. The food is always first class. This year was more crowded - good to see - and our waitress was exceptional. No one could be disappointed having any type of occasion there.

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D
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The Icelandic Cod was wonderful! Rib-eye steak was decent. Lemon dessert (ice cream with berries) was delicious! Great wine. Lovely setting on the lake, wooden floors and big fireplace.

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J
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The LakeHouse is our go to restaurant for date nights. The staff are always friendly and the food is amazing! We highly recommend this venue for a night out or for hosting a special event like a wedding or corporate function!

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CG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect evening and oasis! Fantastic service and good!

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L
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Beautiful setting, service was good. Gluten free options very limited, No dedicated fryer, no gluten free buns/bread for sandwiches - many gf bakeries in Calgary - no excuse

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KH
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful brunch
Beautiful view
Excellent service
Very good food

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C
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Great service. Beautiful view. What more could you want?

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OT
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food. Wonderful atmosphere.

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S
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve only recently discovered The Lake House, a wonderful gem tucked away in a natural environment. It has quickly become my go-to restaurant which provides the perfect ambience to meet with friends and family. High praise!

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Z
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very pleasant evening - good food - good service (though a few too many visits to the table by wait staff) - too loud for reasonable conversation levels. Popular place, therefore crowded.

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T
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was the first time my wife and I went out for dinner to The Lake Restaurant and it was a great meal. The appetiser, dinner and deserts were excellent. Our server, Darcy, did a great job, he was very friendly and accommodating and our water glass was kept full. It was a great evening out and we will be back!

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DD
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We decided to celebrate our anniversary at the Lakehouse. We were treated to a glass of Prosecco after we were seated by the window overlooking the lake. A very nice touch.
We started with an order of oysters. Disappointed at the size for the price but they were fresh and tasty. Then we had a small fish plank before our meal. It was a generous portion of delicious smoked fish and nicely presented.
My wife ordered the Parisienne Gnocchi to try something different and I ordered the grilled wild boar chop. We were both impressed with our entrees.
For dessert we shared a warm rhubarb kuchen with home made ice cream. A delicious end to a fabulous meal. Work on the size of those oysters if you want 5 stars though!

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Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Love the ambiance! Tends to get a little loud in there but it didn’t spoil our evening.

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KF
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our "catch up lunch" with friends ended up being 5 hours! The staff were so amazing and attentive the whole time. Our server was very friendly and knowledgable about the whole menu and specials. I had a question about the soup and she went to the kitchen to double check that what she told me was correct. The food was very tasty and priced well. The view and ambience was perfect....it was cool and overcast outside and we had a window table by the fireplace.
As our conversation became somewhat emotional, the server brought a package of Kleenex and then gave us complete privacy.

I would highly recommend this restaurant and I look forward to going back!

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AR
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience, really loved the place, ambient, food. Everything was just perfect and delicious.

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DK
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Lamb was slightly under done. The rice under my husbands bidon was very under seasoned and blah. Everything else was fine

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OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was awesome & the food was great as always.

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KR
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best view in Calgary, and probably the most delicious eggs benny ever. A very nice way to start Sunday.

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GP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall, a pleasant experience, reasonable and timely service.
But why charge $1 per glass of tap water?

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CC
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

Wasn’t very busy yet service was poor, staff seemed frazzled

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Lake House was stunning. My boyfriend and I sat by the fire, admiring the lake view and enjoying the fancy cabin ambiance. The servers were kind and effective! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a classy, warm cabin adventure feel during their week or weekend.

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AG
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five stars , we really enjoy our night there
Every thing was beautiful

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t
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always, dining on the deck is a treat. Darcy was an outstanding server

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K
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an excellent anniversary dinner here! The food was great, our waiter and his wine recommendations equally as great! We will definitely be back.

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t
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I cannot tell you how great this place and how much we enjoyed ourselves. The food, friendly service, scenery were all outstanding. We can’t wait to go back for dinner. Thank you for making my birthday and my parents anniversary so special.

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BA
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we went for my friends birthday brunch. I had chicken and waffles and she had eggs benny. DELICIOUS!

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L
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to The Lake House for the first time, to celebrate my birthday over brunch with my girlfriends! The drinks were brought in good time, and very good. The chicken and waffles was so delicious, though could use a little extra syrup on the side. Our server was fantastic and very attentive.

My only complaint would be getting charged for water, which wasn't bottled but 'filtered'. It's only $1 per person, but seems silly to me.

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DP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Service was very good ; atmosphere was pleasant ! Food selection and quality was good !
I don't like having to book through a 3rd party website though or all the both after the booking !


Please remove my email address from "Open Table" website !

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DG
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Was overall disappointing. Our server had an attitude and my ribeye hadn’t been trimmed and had a huge amount of fat on the side, more than 1/4 of the cut. For the $$ I expected a better experience. They even charged for tap water.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First anniversary the food and staff were amazing

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r
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, view and service, a very special place in the south of Calgary.

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S
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Have eaten there twice lately. The food is very good which is the most important. The first time it was way too cold in the room- had to get a sweater from my vehicle. Second time there was a large noisy group and with each new group arriving they had to shout over the first group. We could hardly have a conversation but fortunately the largest noisiest group left and the noise level was acceptable. The decor is all rustic wood so nothing to absorb sound. Food and service were very good- the handmade chocolates that came with the bill were a nice ending.

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