The Lake House

4.7
2694 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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2694 people are saying
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RussellM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent, entrees were very good, would recommend the restaurant add additional salad choices for dinner.

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DKLL
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there and we were not disappointed! Our waiter suggested amazing wine & food recommendations. The bison & ribeye were cooked perfectly. The Lake House is now one of our favourite places!

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BradC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and excellent wine list. Always enjoyable.

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alanb
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious artistically presented unique food combinations

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DeborahJ
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. You must dine at this upscale establishment.

This was our 29th Wedding Anniversary dinner and the Bonavista Lake House truly delivered. The food was absolutely amazing. Truly an indulgence. I/We enjoyed every bite. The Rib Eye steak was PERFECT. Veg was perfect. Yorkshire pudding - perfect. The sticky toffee pudding - absolutely off the charts!! (I'm from England so this is a great review lol). Hats off to this executive chef! Drinks were exceptional and our waiter, Yves was so good - obviously European (or similar) trained as he was only there at the exact right moments but exceptional at looking after us (thank yo!). I just can't say enough about how much of an enjoyable experience this was. Thank you all for making our 29th a night to remember.

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DFair
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish we ate was amazing. The service was terrific.

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LesleyB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Only gave the food a three was one of the sides was iffy but otherwise everything was very good. A bit wary of the physical distance of other diners along the window seating.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner - food was awesome and the candle and chocolate ‘Happy Birthday’ on the crème brûlée dessert was lovely. Thank you for making this a great evening out! Finally!!

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EatGreatFoodNow
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Bring back curry mussels!?!?!?
Server was good!
Bread was dry - by heating it up I think they got too crusty... wasted rolls...

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ShannonW
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service amazing food and the view is outstanding will be back very soon. Thank-you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sticky toffee pudding dessert was incredible

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TinaG
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely atmosphere, and pleasant staff..love the view of the lake and the warmth of the fireplace.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to every fine dining restaurant in Calgary and most major cities in Canada and I can honestly say Darcy is one of the best servers I had the pleasure of dealing with. Highly recommend you ask for him. Great recommendations with food and wine parings and honestly made the experience 10x better.

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calcitykev
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food did not seem to be as good as usual. Can't beat the atmosphere and service. There is plenty a room in space between tables. I like making reservations to be sure we get a nice table. It is pricey though so I had to give a ball or a reading for the value.

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Andrea
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going here for special occasions. We are never disappointed!

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JaimieL
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a pleasure to visit The Lake House. The food and service never disappoint!

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MarshaW
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would highly recommend the Lake House. Delicious food and great service and nice atmosphere.

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Chesna
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My bf and I had our anniversary there recently and they went above and beyond to make us feel special. The vibe, food and service was great! We had an amazing server, maybe Emma or Emily was her name (I forgot, I’m sorry). Def recommend! Try their cod!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent dinner. Perfect to celebrate our anniversary!

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vipGAHI
Calgary
47 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recently enjoyed a pre-Christmas lunch at the Lakehouse and was not disappointed. We both had chicken schnitzel with an amazing sauce and spatzle. So delicious. The sticky toffee pudding was an amazing end to a great lunch.

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JenniferM
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lake House is a great place for date night. Very organized and staffs are amazing. Our server is great and food is incredible. We went to Vintage just a few days ago and compared to the Lake House, service/staff/food are way more superb at the Lake House. even with 30% tip, it is still cheaper than Vintage
The only recommendation is to expand the menu to include more items if possible but it may be difficult with sourcing of ingredients.
We will definitely go back to the Lake House.

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RachelR
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and Ambience. Staff were very attentive. Will be back soon.

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Bombalini
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked this restaurant for our anniversary. It turned out to be a great choice and experience and I would definitely be back again.

Excellent food, ambience and customer service.

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Gilberto
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great environment. The waitress are amazing, the food excellent, the smoked tomatoes soup was amazing.

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AndreaR
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience!!!!!!! love this restaurant.

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BruceW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful venue for group of six. Table was perfect- close to beautiful fireplace on a cold night. Superb service and choice of menu.

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MichelleM
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always enjoyable experience. So love the view and decor. Service and food terrific. Always busy around Christmas so the noise level was indeed more ‘energetic’ than usual!

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Lconnolly
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food and even better service! Beautiful location with the most delicious cocktails

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Kath
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for any evening special meal . Beautiful location.

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BNgdn
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Boisterous office Christmas party tables meant it was hard to have a conversation across the table. Not ideal in covid times probably.

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Phx4me
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited The Lake House for lunch in December. We were seated by the window with a view of the lake. It was beautiful looking out at the snow covered lake. I imagine at night it would stunning with the lights glistening. From the moment we arrived, the service was impeccable. The food was great, selection good.

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MarieL
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy going there and will keep going back. Good luck with the business and hope you continue to enjoy patronage through these times.

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vipBevDT
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The Lake House is beautiful location, any season. We had lunch in the beginning of December and we very happy with the decorations and burning fireplace, overlooking the frozen lake. The food and service was outstanding. When commenting on the ambience and reporting energetic, it was more "a bit too noisy". It could be troublesome if one has a hearing issue. Other than that, I would highly recommend the Lake House.

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vipALIW
Calgary
64 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent table.
Food was nice and it was great to see a little variance on menu.
Buns though were not fresh. They were warm but tough.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience. The food and service were great.

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GeraldD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great venue, wonderful scenery and great food would recommend to anyone.

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BandJ
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Kale with duck was too crisp
Yorkshire with steak too dry
Otherwise food was great and flavours excellent

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ColdNorth
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service. Absolutely love this place. This was my wife and I 3rd time to the Lake House. Keeps getting better. They exceeded our expectations. The food and the service was exceptional. Definitely recommend this place to go for your Anniversary or special event Thanks again Lake House for making our evening special once again.
From the Lavoie’s

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LyndaG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had family in from Belleville, Ontario and they had read about The Lake House in a magazine and wanted to go. Lucky for us that it’s in our neighbourhood and we know it well. We had a delicious lunch there and they loved it! Beautiful!

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MaureenK
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch in this beautiful setting. Our server was excellent; very patient with four women who haven't seen each other in two years catching up. We will be back. Unlimited free parking is a big bonus.

FAQs

The Lake House is rated 4.7 stars by 2694 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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