The Lake House

4.7
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Please note that while we do not reserve window or patio tables, we will do our best to seat you at the best available table upon your arrival.

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 Thomas Neukom and Chef Gareth Colville. Chef Neukom and Colville and their team have heralded numerous culinary awards showcasing the regional flavour of Western Canada. Our locally inspired menus are complimented by a diverse wine list offering global selections authored by acclaimed sommelier Brad Royale.
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LuigiB
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. Made my wife's birthday do memorable

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SamanthaM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go for a special dinner. The food was amazing! We had the Charcuterie plate to start, the rack of lamb and the boar for our mains. It was all very well put together. We dined a little bit earlier (5:30) but was able to get a table by the window so we could enjoy the view of the lake. Service was great!

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gowiththeflow
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

we were seated by an slightly open door for the patio. i found it a bit cold. we closed it and the whole restaurant warmed up, but others were too hot. so the door was opened again.

Food was excellent and so fast, i was surpised. Tthe service outstanding.

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RobM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been 50 yr since we got married there. Not disappointed in either?!!!

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DonM
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Great with food allergies. Thanks for a wonderful evening.

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Dinnerfortwo
Calgary
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & food!! Wonderful wine recommendations.

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vipNice
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for making our birthday celebration a memorable event.
Everything was done to perfection.

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AudraR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lakehouse is a favourite! We love the view, the staff has always been friendly, efficient & knowledgable about the menu. Highly recommend!!

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AlenP
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Initially went off of colleague recommendations as we are new to Calgary, the food was not a disappointment one of the best ribeyes I have ever had while my wife loved the boar and the fish board was something spectacular. If I could give any feedback it would be that I was trying to book this location for an anniversary and had tried several times to book a window seat but this was something that isn't an option which in all honesty I would have paid extra as the setting next to the windows is romantic if you are trying to plan something. Also when I made the reservations I mentioned it was for an anniversary as I saw the extra touch that the restaurant made to write something on a piece of cake which our server wasn't made aware of until the end. Overall will definitely go back as the food and setting is something spectacular.

The Lake House
Responded a day ago

Thank you Alen for your review. We are pleased you got a window table for your anniversary. We have far more requests than window tables and that is why we never guarantee a window table. We suggest that guests book either early or later in the evening so their chances of a window table are higher. We look forward to your next reservations and thank you again for the great review.

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Leah
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dinner for two. Had Steelhead Trout & Beef Ribeye both were cooked to perfection. Small portions for price. For dessert had Sticky Toffee Pudding.
I liked the Sticky Toffee Pudding better last year with cooked apples and more sauce.
Overall, would highly recommend. Service was very good.

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TaoridA
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were seated on time. The lady that was serving us was very pleasant and friendly. I really enjoy the atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is great, highly recommended!

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Matt
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked a reservation and contacted the manager ahead of time to ensure I got a good spot. It was my girlfriend's birthday and I was also proposing that night. They were great about everything. Excellent food and service. They even went above and beyond by bringing us champagne and candles to have out on the balcony.

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WouldRecommend
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A friend and I shared the fish plank lunch and it was very good. We also ordered 3 oysters each and enjoyed the light sauce provided. There were a couple of items on the menu that would be suited for cooler days so we plan on going back.

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PiaC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff, delicious seafood, serene ambiance.

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bSKyyc
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very attentive. Table had a nice view of the lake. Perfect evening. Food was beautiful And delicious. Had a wonderful evening.

The Lake House
Responded on September 8, 2020

Thank you bSKyyc for the great review!

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Lolly
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, food and service was excellent, would definitely recommend a visit

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so delicious. Service was great, really enjoyed everything.

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vipCathyK
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy our visits to the Lake House and once again they did not disappoint. From the excellent food to the amazing service, it was a great experience celebrating our anniversary. Even lucked out with a table on the patio overlooking the lake!

The Lake House
Responded on September 8, 2020

Thank you Cathy! We are pleased to hear you got a seat out on the deck as well!

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MIKEH
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, peaceful location! Server knew exactly what to recommend and delivered first class service! Will be returning soon

The Lake House
Responded on September 8, 2020

Thank you very much Mike!

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BethL
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Knowledgeable staff and perfect ambiance. The drinks & desert were great as well!

The Lake House
Responded on September 8, 2020

Thank you Beth for the great review!

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Ksmith88
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner out with my husband and friends! The food was amazing as always. Our server Val was very attentive, and the manager Kevin made sure everything went along smoothly. Will definitely return.

The Lake House
Responded on September 8, 2020

Thank you Kim!! Hope to see again soon!

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BrianR
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attention to all dining experience details, from host to serving and ultimately the Manager was outstanding. The quality of food is consistently well prepared and presented.

The Lake House
Responded on September 8, 2020

Thank you Brian for the great review! We appreciate it!!

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Samantha
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing.
Don’t change anything. We can’t wait to come back.

The Lake House
Responded on September 8, 2020

Thank you Samantha! We will try!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Outstanding service. Excellent food. A lovely night out.

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GregK
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff! Amazing food. We got a seat by the window looking out on the lake. Lovely view.

The Lake House
Responded on September 3, 2020

Thank you Greg

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KaneR
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and portion sizes were very good
Service was terrific
My wife found the coffee to be weak but she likes hers quite strong so...
Highly recommend and we will definitely go back

The Lake House
Responded on September 3, 2020

Thank you Kane for your feedback

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DaveI
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service.
Quiet and relaxing atmosphere.
Delicious and well-presented food.
Enjoyable, attractive surroundings.
Menu offered good selections.
Good selections from bar menu.
10/10 !

The Lake House
Responded on September 3, 2020

Excellent review Dave! Thank you

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Juan
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate, enjoy and surprise your significant other.

The hostess, the server and the bar specialist offered us a very professional service.
Recommended 100%

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LisaO
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent.
The food was prepared to perfection and beautifully presented.

The rib eye steak is the best I’ve ever had.
This restaurant has a very nice ambiance and the lake view is very tranquil.

The Lake House
Responded on September 1, 2020

Thank you for your wonderful review Lisa!

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Colin
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience. It is always a delightful time when visiting the Lakehouse. Service was exceptional on this particular evening. The staff truly is going to lengths to ensure you have a pleasant experience despite the restrictions placed on restaurants during these trying times. I look forward to dining again at the Lakehouse in the near future.

The Lake House
Responded on September 1, 2020

Thank you Colin for the exceptional review! We look forward to your return!

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Fred
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal and sat on the patio at a table looking the lake. Great ambiance and the staff are definitely going out of there way to ensure the comfort of their guests during this time.

The Lake House
Responded on September 8, 2020

Thank you Fred. Our utmost priority is the safety of our guests and staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our 36th Anniversary and had a spectacular evening. From the atmosphere, service, food and overall experience, everything was amazing.

The Lake House
Responded on September 3, 2020

Happy Anniversary! Thank you for the lovely review!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience and the staff made it extra special

The Lake House
Responded on September 3, 2020

Thank you! I will let the team know!

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LindaL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Once others came in, it was hard to hear each other over the noise level in the restaurant. Too bad because otherwise a favorite spot. Can you fix that issue?

The Lake House
Responded on September 1, 2020

Thank you Linda for your review. We are sorry to hear that you had a hard time with the noise levels, and they do get higher later in the evening due to the volume of our guests. I am not sure we can fix this issue but we are willing to seat you in the side room next time where it may be a bit quieter.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lakehouse is always amazing - outstanding food, wine, atmosphere and service! Highly recommend!

The Lake House
Responded on September 3, 2020

Thank you for the great review! Appreciate it!

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vipRHB48
Calgary
67 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very tasty dinners and starter. One portion was a little small but flavour was excellent and adjustments were made Beautiful setting and nice to see the room busy. Topped off by a great dessert (tough to choose)!

The Lake House
Responded on September 3, 2020

Thank you RHB48!

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DeniseW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food superb
Wait staff awesome
Disappointed with patio - way too small and sat in hot sun
Why not open windows facing lake ( even if screens are necessary)
Our summers too short not to enjoy the outdoors

The Lake House
Responded on August 25, 2020

Thank you Denise for your review and feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food and service and hope to see you again in the near future. We are more than willing to open the windows for guests that request it however, we have air conditioning and most guests prefer them closed on those hot days. Next visit if you are at the window and would like it opened please let us know. Warm regards, The Lake House Team

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vipTracyV
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We have been many times for lunch and the service is always great and the food good. The patio is so amazing.

The Lake House
Responded on September 3, 2020

Thank you Tracy!

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JanetC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Always love this place. But this time, there was sand in the mussels. Need to eat with care. Everything else was good as usual.

The Lake House
Responded on September 3, 2020

Thank you for the feedback Janet, I will make the team aware.

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The Lake House is rated 4.7 stars by 2488 OpenTable diners.