The Lake House

4.8
2685 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
*Please note, The Lake House is participating the the Government of Alberta's Restriction Exemption Program (REP)*

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2685 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience to celebrate our anniversary!

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DavidH
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was our 20th wedding anniversary , we were given a table by window which was well appreciated as it was busy.
Food was outstanding, View
Over lake was stunning.
Competitively priced.
We had a fantastic evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, wine and service. Even with a packed restaurant they managed to nail every detail. Will be back for sure!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! The lake view and setting is beautiful

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vipYYCMRS
Calgary
38 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Greatly enjoyed the ‘Crab and Salt Cod Samosas’ followed by ‘Halibut’ which was a delight of layered flavour. Well done!

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MarieM
Calgary
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent for us that is the most important feature. Love the view from our lakeside table. Our server was efficient and knowledgeable. She bought one of our party a sample choice of wines, which was over and above what you usually expect.
Well done we will return.

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nancon
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

As always the food was good and the atmosphere is what you would expect. The meals and service are always very reliable and steady, I have been here several times and have never been disappointed but i have also never been wow'd. A solid choice for the everyday diner, but not so great for a foodie or if you are expecting anything out of the ordinary.

The Lake House
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to visit us and give us your rating. I'm sorry that your experience wasn't what you were expecting--but we try our best to be exceptional, and we never want to settle for mediocre or average. We have just launched a new lunch and dinner menu so I hope you give us another try.

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vipAmber
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely evening but some of the dishes were a bit bland and the menu was fairly limited. The service was excellent as always. Overall we had an enjoyable evening and we will definitely return again.

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km81893
Edmonton
14 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent as usual. may be time to change the menu a bit. Hasn't been done in a while it seems.

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Andy
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Particularly recommend the lamb and the sticky toffee pudding.

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TracyS
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Professional and down to earth!
Stress free dining, educates server on all the menu’s
Gluten free no issues!
Wonderful place

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ConorR
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner at the lake house for our anniversary & had amazing service & the food was great

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Dazzler
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, beautiful view delicious food

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CaitlinA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this restaurant to celebrate your special events. The food was exceptional. My husband declared his lamb sirloin, the best he ever had and my ribeye was spectacular.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner, sat on the patio it was all around great.

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NIna
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant! 🙂

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JenniferB
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the service was super too! Highly recommand.

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SallyC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my husband here for a romantic date and we loved it. Lovely ambiance, incredible food, and a truly spectacular view both before and after sunset! The food was also very reasonably priced and our server was wonderful. Would definitely recommend this place for anyone seeking a romantic dinner for two!

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AdamG
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Our server was fantastic and gave great service. five star overall.

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JVCal
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our waiter was great but the quality and quantity of food was quite underwhelming for the price.
I don't think I'd return.

The Lake House
Responded on September 8, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review on The Lake House. We strive to ensure every guest receives excellent service as well as delicious food, and are sorry you feel this was not the case during your visit. We would advise letting your server know as soon as possible and our kitchen would be able to remake the dish for you. We hope that you would consider giving us another chance in the future to redeem our CRMR cuisine and change your opinion of us! Erica Pelletier-Manager

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SabinaM
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m definitely going back! Absolutely amazing, the food was out of this world ! I can’t believe this was my first time going there.

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Mitch
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat out on the patio overlooking the lake! Wonderful birthday celebration.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always spectacular and never disappointed. The staff are always so accommodating and friendly and there is not enough to be said about the food! The atmosphere and setting is second to none. Love this place!

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vipValentine
Calgary
35 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super service by Sierra and other staff! All the food items were well prepared and beautifully presented :)

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AdamB
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view over the lake. Our food was fantastic and service was prompt and friendly. Definitely a very enjoyable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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AllanM
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food (large portions for fine dining) and great view.

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Alexcili
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service and food!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing service, view and great food! Scallops would be better without lentils. Just sayin’.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
12 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant ambiance, nice view, excellent food and service. Went here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Our server was the best! She gave us a complimentary glasses of Prosecco and espresso chocolates. Outside ambiance where restaurant is located is very unassuming. Definitely coming back here! Giving it 5 stars for wine and food selection! Wish we had something similar to this in Edmonton.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So amazing. 10/10.

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FoodieFanatic
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While The Lake House is one of our favorite special occasion restaurants, and we have dined there a few times, we just celebrated our 30th Anniversary there and couldn't be more pleased! Seated outside, we had a full view of the lake and it was lovely outside. Everything about the experience was wonderful; from the pleasant greeting, to the amazing service, to the exceptional meal and the lovely chocolates, it was a delight!

Thank you Lake House for our complimentary champagne, and for helping to make our anniversary so special!

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JeremyL
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience3

Got charged $34 for a kids meal - our son couldn't have anything from the kids menu (needed to be gluten free) so we decided to order the chicken fingers and fries and substituted the breaded chicken for some fish. However our server failed to mention that there would be a $24 upcharge for the fish! Fortunately the rest of our meals were not as greasy as this move...

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MelissaF
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our anniversary supper here. Amazing flavors, great service, beautiful view.

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QueenMango
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service! Outstanding views! Just an incredible time overall, thank you!

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SharjeelN
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food , service and ambience were all excellent. We were there for our wedding anniversary dinner and we were made special at this beautiful restaurant. Definitely a must visit in Calgary.

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MichelleR
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience for my birthday here last night. I wasn’t thrilled with my meal and the server was amazing. A manager came over and made sure I got another meal and a drink. They really went above and beyond to make sure we had a positive experience. Thank you Lake House for another fantastic meal!

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food, wine and service. It was VERY loud with large groups, but there was good energy in the room. My only criticism was the large amount of fruit flies fighting for my food!!

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RobertL
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food nice place go early 5:30 to get a table by the lake. Will come back

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Billyboy
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still our go-to place for a consistent fine dinning experience. The views are spectacular.
We look forward to our next night out at the Inn.

FAQs

The Lake House is rated 4.8 stars by 2685 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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