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The Lake House, Calgary, AB

The Lake House

4.7
4.7
2755 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, Wild Game

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–1:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (403) 225-3939

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Thomas Neukom

  • Private party facilities

    The Lake House has two distinct rooms that can host a private event. One smaller Private Dining Room can seat up to 60 people and the main dining room that can accommodate 120 people. The Whole Venue can be booked exclusively and accommodate 180 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Kirsten Davies: (403) 225-6525

  • Neighborhood

    Calgary

  • Cross street

    Lake Louise Way SE

  • Parking details

    Ample free parking.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,755 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Canadian

  • Calgary

    Scenic View

  • Calgary

    Canadian

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  1. RT

    RaymondT

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Put us at the side room, it is small, crowded and noisy.
  2. PC

    PaulaC

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    It's been a long time since I've been to the Lake House (last time being when it was the Inn still) but my son really wanted to go for an important celebratory meal. Service was excellent but after that....everything was good. Not bad but nothing more than just good. It's a reasonably expensive meal so I rather expected to have at least one dish that was memorable, but there just wasn't. My son who loves dessert didn't find a single thing on the dessert menu that appealed to him, so went without. Aside from it's location being convenient as we live in the neighborhood, I can't see why I'd go back to spend that kind of money, on just good.
  3. GH

    GregH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent view and service! Few food choices and noisy crowd. Let us know when breakfast/brunch starts again.
  4. MK

    MarkK

    Calgary

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Never had a bad meal at a CMR property and the Lake House is no exception. The room is comfortable and relaxed, although it felt a little empty in ambience. Nice fireplace and view of the lake, but candles weren't lit on the table and it felt like all the tables were pushed together with a big empty space when you walked in. Felt a little like a community hall. But that wasn't a huge issue as the food was remarkable. I wouldn't hesitate to return.
  5. TR

    TdotREXdotYYC

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food, nice atmosphere. Great ambiance for a special occasion
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The view is incredible but the food quality lives up to the view. Romantic
  7. D

    Dshoo

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was excellent, great view over lake, food was very good.. Could use more Appetizer options, but great wine & cocktail list.
  8. MB

    MarlaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    This restaurant never fails to please. Professional and well run, food was very good and service was as to be expected. Nice venue to celebrate a special birthday. Will be back on the next special occasion.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great food, incredible ambience. Will be back again!
  10. ML

    MexLovers

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Overall good food and atmosphere, with a few missteps - Bison pieces were inconsistent in the cooking, one plate was served without the protein which had to brought out from the kitchen after the fact.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! Excellent service and beautiful patio!
  12. PO

    PatO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unexpected meal combinations were creative and delicious. Service was excellent in a very nice atmosphere.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Took my father and family there for Father’s Day and the Lake House was as splendid as always. Food and cocktails are so tasty and the dish portions are just the right size. The pear sorbet and Pina Colada Mousse Cake are divine - they’re not overwhelmingly sweet. Thank you to Sierra and the team for the lovely service!
  14. j

    janicem

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Father’s Day dinner Lovely setting Service was excellent and meals were tasty Things that didn’t work for us were: No vegetarian option for an appetizer that wasn’t mussels or oysters Bison strip loin was a small portion Otherwise enjoyed the chicken , scallops and bison main courses and desert.
  15. JH

    JaneH

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was very attentive throughout our meal. We loved the lobster ravioli and charcuterie appetizers, and our entrees of rib eye, scallops and sous vide chicken were all delicious. The food was very flavourful and we had a lovely view of the lake.
  16. CS

    CassieS

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I would highly recommend the sticky toffee pudding! The servers have great recommendations. I had the pork tenderloin and the flavours were divine. Perfect date night.
  17. L

    Luke

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I have been coming here for all of our anniversary dinners. We always request Darcy who is amazing. We trust all his recommendations and he has never steered us wrong. The portion sizes and flavors are perfect and we will continue to come here for each anniversary dinner.
  18. SA

    ShainA

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the Lake house! The ambience is absolutely gorgeous with the lake views, decor and lighting. The food was excellent and the service was great! Definitely one of my favourites. Thank you Lake House staff and management for the outstanding experience!
  19. J

    Jun24dinner

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, wonderful setting and service. Would go back again.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a great time with my friends here, waiter was very nice! Food was amazing! 10/10
  21. J

    Jules

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was magnificent and the steak melted in our mouths. I loved the fried onion on the side as a good edition. Now that the lake has melted, the view is breathtaking
  22. CC

    ChantelC

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time and we loved it. The staff was very friendly and accommodating and the food was divine. Nice decore, beautiful view!
  23. MB

    MikeB

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food and service, great view. Fair price for the value of the food and service - we'll definitely be back. Noisy though. We were a party of 2 and the restaurant was at most 1/2 full yet we had to raise our voices to talk to each other. I would have rated the ambience higher if it weren't for this.
  24. GP

    GaryP

    Calgary

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Very good restaurant. Nice setting.
  25. AZ

    AlexandraZ

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was so amazing! The server, the food, and the view! It was a memorable experience and we look forward to coming back in the future :)
  26. AT

    AndrewT

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my daughters 19th birthday, as requested a table by the window. Great food, great service and a wonderful location. Thanks again!!
  27. B

    Babs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary Dinner was quite enjoyable. Lovely Staff always helpful.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and service
  29. DR

    DouglasR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my girlfriend there for her birthday and everything was amazing ! Would highly recommend it to anyone !
  30. KH

    KenH

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very nice evening out, fine food and excellent service. Our server was very sweet, most efficient and obliging. The Lake House was the perfect place to celebrate my Wife’s birthday. KH.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service.
  32. ST

    SusanT

    Calgary

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the Lake house doesn't disappoint. One of my favorite restaurants and I'd highly recommend it. My friend and I were lucky enough to sit out on the balcony and enjoy the sunshine and lovely view of the lake. We even had a blue heron fly by, as if on cue! Thank you to all of the hard working staff for maintaining the excellent level of service and food, throughout these trying times.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, amazing service. Second time in 2 months and both were phenomenal.
  34. TS

    TrishS

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely spectacular setting and the sticky toffee pudding was a 10/10!
  35. h

    harr

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a beautiful anniversary dinner by the window overlooking the lake. Darcy our waiter was professional, helpful with selections and very congenial. He made the experience smooth but didn't hover. Great guy. Thank you.
  36. HT

    HTran

    Calgary

    19 reviews

    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience5
    Knowing what i know now, i would probably pass on this restaurant. The views were great but the food was just ok.
  37. GW

    GregW

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second visit in the past couple of months. The manager and hostess set the tone at the door with a very pleasant greeting and our sever Taylor kept it going with her fantastic personality and menu knowledge. The food was outstanding and the service was even better. We will certainly be back.
  38. JH

    JoelH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent night out in a great atmosphere. Will be going back again
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, amazing service and would recommend requesting for a window table that overlooks the water because it was beautiful!
  40. ST

    SteveT

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Service was amazing. Our waitress was kind, courteous, and diligent. She made the evening very enjoyable. The food was delicious however I don't think it is worth the price.

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

FAQs

The Lake House is rated 4.7 stars by 2755 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for The Lake House

747 Lake Bonavista Drive SE Calgary, AB T2J 0N2

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lake Louise Way SE

  • Neighborhood

    Calgary

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–1:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, Wild Game

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Ample free parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Thomas Neukom

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (403) 225-3939

  • Private party facilities

    The Lake House has two distinct rooms that can host a private event. One smaller Private Dining Room can seat up to 60 people and the main dining room that can accommodate 120 people. The Whole Venue can be booked exclusively and accommodate 180 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Kirsten Davies: (403) 225-6525

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