The Lake House

4.8
2622 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
***NEW COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS***
As of April 20th we will be open for takeout and patio service only. Please note, we have very limited seating on our patio and for that reason we will be accepting walk-ins only, no reservations. Additionally, the patio will be open weather dependent so please call us at 403-225-3939 prior to coming to see if there are tables available.

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 corporate 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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2622 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
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4.8
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4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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lisalou
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lake House is a fantastic restaurant with terrific food and service. Was the perfect Easter dinner for us!

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MaxG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The waitstaff was amazing! Emma was our server and she was fantastic! The ambiance was great and food was fantastic! We had a wonderful time! We will be back for sure!

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DominiqueK
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal for our anniversary! Service was exceptional and the food was great! Even got a complimentary Prosecco to mark the occasion! Will definitely go back!

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MalcolmB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A pleasant setting and fairly quiet, although to be fair it was a Tuesday night, amid covid restrictions.
None the less, the waiter was very attentive and offered suggestions when we asked.

A couple of cocktails to start the night, and we then shared appetisers of some oysters, as well as the duck confit flatbread.
I highly recommend the flatbread...., Delicious!

Both main meals (Sous-vide Bison and the Seared Chicken supreme) were well presented, very tasty and filling.
Wine selection was quite good, to compliment the menu.

Prices are a little on the higher side, but quality was excellent.

Overall a lovely way to spend our anniversary, and would highly recommend The Lake House to any discerning diners.

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Trevor
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Excellent overall. We found sand in the scallops and it was addressed. I really like that it's quiet, you can actually have a conversation.

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ZulA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fantastic service, menu a bit bare! Need more choices, however the steak was awesome!

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DavidB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, and the food was outstanding. Been here many times and it never disappoints. A true Calgary landmark and a must visit for everyone!!!!

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MoeK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best top restaurants in Calgary. Amazing service and food.
Must try.

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Trish
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time visiting. Fabulous!!!

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KateK
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful date night experience, will be back again soon.

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vipKalvinF
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great location. Great kitchen. Very comfortable and relaxing.

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RobertM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

they graciously let us stay to close :) Thanks for great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Erica the food and the staff were perfect

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing all around!

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CarloF
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife there for our 15 yr anniversary. From our waiter to the food and the ambience everything was great. We had booked a place there last March, and got our reservation cancelled when COVID started, so I thought I'd re-try this year, the wait was worthwhile. I'd suggest you make it there not too late in the evening to enjoy the view.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Salmon was cold and just average. No flavour. Duck flat bread tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Always happy to visit the Lake House!0

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TaoridA
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a nice experience dining at the Lake house

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foody101
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding! First time dining at The Lake House, and won't be my last! Highly recommended!!!!

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ChrisH
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was fantastic night. Great service. Glad this restaurant has survived.

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DanielleB
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a fantastic place to celebrate our anniversary! Great views and amazing food! Our server was so quick and polite and able to recommend menu options for us. The flatbread appetizer was so delicious, would come back for that alone! Would highly recommend!

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ToddV
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and wonderful service. I'd go back any time.....and then there is the view!!!!!

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ZacharyM
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good spot! Will go again
Great service snd very fresh tasting food

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Candicek
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had absolutely a beautiful view of the lake which we really appreciated. Our service was fantastic the two young ladies that looked after us are very cheerful and attentive!

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vipMagglesk
Calgary
52 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with a freind we have not seen in a while. Food was delicious and great selection of wines. Love this restaurant and will be back numerous time.

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Eugene
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent, the view was perfect. Will definitely go again

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StephanieP
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food was delicious and the ambiance was really nice. Cozy and warm. We had the chicken and salmon with oysters to start.

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Mkiss
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot beat the service, food or ambience. Amazing restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Well priced wine as well. Will return . Try to book a window seat

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Diane
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was relaxing and easy going

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ChelseaG
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was AMAZING and the ambience was great. The duck confit was so good. I will definitely be going to the Lake House again! I only wish the ice skating lights outside were not on, they were so bright.

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MonaA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommended for special occasions. It's very satisfying. Food, service, ambiance and wine menu is excellent.

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JessicaK
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food here are amazing, great date night! Love to come here for the water views, much different than your normal Calgary restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wine & atmosphere!

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KitCat
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our evening was perfect except for our server Yves. He wasn’t very personable or attentive to us and forgot my wine :( It was hard to watch the other server interacting so much with his tables. Otherwise, a fabulous night out.

The Lake House
Responded on March 2, 2021

Thank you for your review. We always appreciate guest feedback to know how we did and what may be improved on in the future. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon.

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DonM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and the service is exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and staff were excellent as usual thank you Erica is awesome

The Lake House
Responded on March 2, 2021

Thank you for your wonderful review. We appreciate your business and can't wait to host you again soon!

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VioletS
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary at the lake house. The food was good, but very pricey. I had the salmon for $40.00 which was way over priced for what you get.

The Lake House
Responded on March 2, 2021

Thank you for your review. We always appreciate guest feedback to know how we did and what may be improved on in the future. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon.

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GregoryN
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Our server Taylor was fabulous. We felt very comfortable and everyone was welcoming and friendly.

The Lake House
Responded on March 2, 2021

Thanks for your review! We will be sure to pass on your compliments to Taylor. Looking forward to hosting you again soon.

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vipYYCMRS
Calgary
34 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Would’ve Given 5 Stars but...

The food and atmosphere are wonderful, but charging $1.00/table for tap water and having to ask for bread rather than it being offered, just seems rather petty for a high end establishment. Of course we will continue to frequent this restaurant (happy to support our local businesses) with hope that they will present a more generous, sophisticated approach going forward.

The Lake House
Responded on March 2, 2021

We appreciate your feedback! The $1.00 we charge is for our unlimited premium filtered water. If you would prefer tap water, please let us know next time and we would be happy to remove that charge for you.

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The Lake House is rated 4.8 stars by 2622 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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