The Lake House

4.5
1908 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Canadian
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  • Scenic View
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

I’ve been many times to The LakeHouse.
The service is always outstanding! I love the location and ambience.
I know my food review may not be applicable for most diners. My husband and are both Vegan and the LakeHouse is always happy to accommodate which we appreciate very much.
The food is vastly different depending who the Chef is on the night that we go.
We always call ahead to request a Vegan meal.
It is obvious when the Chef just accommodates us or when they actually have given thought to our meal.
Our most recent meal was ratatouille. The flavor was delicious and the presentation was beautiful!! We loved it!!
It would have been nice if it had come with a grain, or lentils or tofu. Sadly it left us hungry.
I will keep going back to the LakeHouse. I have had Vegan meals there that have knocked my socks off!!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

A great evening with friends. And a place where you can have a conversation without being drowned out by music, kitchen noise and the escalating voices of everyone else. Everything attests to why this restaurant has been in business for decades.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great lunch, patio company awesome experience!!! You always get the full lovely service!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We came for our anniversary and from the moment we arrived they took care of us. Special drinks, incredible food suggestions and we devoured every bite. ❤️

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2.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Our dinner was very disappointing as the food is average and not at all worth the money. We paid over $500 for 6 of us and the waiter constantly rushed us to decide on each course like there was another sitting at our table after us, which there wasn't. He would give us 2 minute warnings that he would be back and need our order. The crab cakes and dessert were the only good dishes the main courses aren't worth half what we actually paid for them. I don't think we'll be back any time soon.

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4.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Enjoyed the evening with friends. The service was outstanding.

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3.0Dined on July 9, 2018

We were unlucky as a group of women celebrating a birthday were next to us so it was very noisy and difficult to visit.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

First time sitting on the patio & it was wonderful. Great service with Stevie. She was awesome!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Went for brunch for my birthday and it was absolutely delicious. The view was spectacular and the service was amazing. I will definitely be going back!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

The service and staff was extremely professional and the food was amazing. We sat out in the deck and listen to the sounds of summer while enjoying our meal. Highly recommend this place for a special night out.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Loved everything.

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Enjoyed the food and the venue. The view of the lake is very calming.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Excellent food, well-curated and thoughtful menu. Attentive and pleasant service. Beautiful setting but acoustics are not awesome, as it is a big huge open room, and it gets loud. Some soft decorating touches like upholstered chairs, table cloths, wall hangings, curtains might help it feel more intimate and reduce noise.
Water charge is a weird thing in a place like Calgary. They didn’t charge for coffee, which is also odd...no one would blink an eye being charged for coffee, but many will object to the water charge.
Portions generous. Well-made and presented without being pretentious and they haven’t fallen into that trap of upscale dining where there are just a few too many flavours on the plate- everything worked and celebrated simple, fresh elegance.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Food quality and service is phenomenal! Price is surprisingly reasonable too. Good ambience for occasions too!

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

It was great. We ate on the patio and the food was delicious

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Great food, ambience and service.

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2.0Dined on June 26, 2018

food was ok- nothing special. Not the usual quality that I have come to expect from this group of restaurants.

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

I always bring my visiting friends here. The lake is a refreshing view, the food is prepared wonderfully and delicious and the wines recommended by our server paired with the food were perfect. For its ambiance and quality of food, the price was right.

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Great hidden Gem! Highly recommend!!

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3.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Had beautiful lake view. My mom and I were first guests to dine in however didn't receive a welcoming atmosphere. we had to waive our hands quite often to get attention of a waitress to order food or refill of butter/jam and napkins. Water was only refilled once so my mom who is not an alcohol drinker kept saying for her thirst the whole time we were eating. we both ordered beef sirloin as our main dish and our steak was cold. I asked a waitress if it is normal and she said 'YES' so I couldn't comment any further but it was definitely 'not pleasant'. My mom loved salad dressing and I like herb cheese that came along with our salad.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Food was amazing, our waiter Darcy made our special (anniversary) day even better! Would highly recommend this restaurant. 5 stars!!!

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Great wine. Great food. Great view. !!!!!!!!!!!!

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

It is always a pleasure to dine at The Lake House. I have been a patron of 25 plus years, through three incarnations, and Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts have taken this wonderful location to a new level of quality and service. We keep coming back for both business and special family dinners. Well done again!

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3.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Disappointed. Had been to The Inn for lunch with a friend about a month ago. We were raving about the food, the service, the view. So I made an actual reservation for myself & 4 friends. We were not in the actal dining room but in a room to the side, seated against the far wall with not much of a view. Had I known ahead this would be the case I would have rebooked for another day. When I got home there was a phone msg advising me of this...too late.

Then we find out the menu had changed. Last time we had chicken schnitzel which was fabulous, no longer on the menu. The food was good but not great. We did have 2 desserts that were yummy so would possibly return for afternoon coffee which I had not thought of. The coffee was fabulous!

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2018

We were celebrating Father's day and our 41st wedding anniversary.

We were very happy that we got the best sit (cushions) in the house looking over at the lake.

We find the service was very slow and that is why we had second serving of bread.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

This is our regular spot for holiday brunches...a spot where our children (ages 23, 21 and 13) can all agree on the menu items. It's a pretty rustic setting and the food is amazing. Our family favourite is the eggs benny for brunch! It's cooked perfectly every time. Our only warning is go hungry. Portions are on the bigger side. In some cases, it's enough for two people (when the kids were younger). But we always go prepared...in our "holiday" clothing...meaning our pants have a bit more room so that we can always have dessert!

The team is gracious, helpful and truly dedicated to providing a high level of service. We love this spot!! It's a hidden gem in the south part of Calgary!!!!!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Very nice atmosphere and tasty food. The view was lovely and the wait staff was excellent. We will be back!

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We went to The Lakehouse for Father’s Day Brunch. We were seated at a table where only half the table had a window so one side was very dark and there were other empty tables that had a better location with a view of the lake. That was disappointing.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We sat on the verandah for brunch and the view was stunning. Great food, great service and great ambience. We will be returning!

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Service and the food was very good. The only thing that would’ve been better is to have been seating by the window overlooking the lake. Love the pudding! A little too pricey though.

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2018

We celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary and were treated with complementary drink to start the evening. We were not rushed through our time there and we actually split appetizer, dinner and dessert which was the right amount of food. Everything was top notch and we will return.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Delicious, really enjoyed our brunch. Service was very good.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

It was a very nice place to go for a “nice” meal in Calgary. The ambiance was great.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Absolutely wonderful!!!!

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3.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Went for a birthday food selection was limited but service was very good

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The Lake House doesn’t disappoint. Every time we go, our food, the atmosphere and the view are spectacular. We enjoyed the mussels & frites appetizer we shared as well as our entrees and the desserts were over the top! Our service was top notch and we left feeling very satisfied with our entire experience. Thanks again for another wonderful evening

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

We attended for our anniversary and had a wonderful evening, we both had a hard time choosing our mains because everything looked so good.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Aislinn was our server and she was excellent. We love the lake house and the service was better than ever. Aislinn had a welcoming smile and a great sense of humour her personality lit up the evening and is one of the reasons along with the excellent food and wine and beautiful location that keeps us coming back to lake house. Thank you Aislinn for your excellent service.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

My husband and I were on a date night last Sunday and had a great time. We sat outside and enjoy the lake view. The food was amazing as usual. I recommend this place all the time to my friends.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Birthday celebration with 7 family members and all found the food excellent. Server was top notch and very attentive and friendly.

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