The Lake House
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Sticky Toffee Pudding
Warm Spiced Apples, Sea Salt & Rum Ice Cream, Toffee Sauce
Herb Spätzle, Mushroom & Red Wine Demi-Glace, Grilled Broccolini, Dijon Sauerkraut
Rocky Mountain Charcuterie
A Selection of Locally Produced Charcuteries, House Made Accompaniments & Rye Bread
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.
Every dish we ate was amazing. The service was terrific.
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.
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!!
Bring back curry mussels!?!?!?
Server was good!
Bread was dry - by heating it up I think they got too crusty... wasted rolls...
Great service amazing food and the view is outstanding will be back very soon. Thank-you.
The sticky toffee pudding dessert was incredible
Great food, lovely atmosphere, and pleasant staff..love the view of the lake and the warmth of the fireplace.
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.
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.
We love going here for special occasions. We are never disappointed!
It’s always a pleasure to visit The Lake House. The food and service never disappoint!
Would highly recommend the Lake House. Delicious food and great service and nice atmosphere.
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!!
Excellent dinner. Perfect to celebrate our anniversary!
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.
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.
Amazing food and Ambience. Staff were very attentive. Will be back soon.
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.
Great food, great service, great environment. The waitress are amazing, the food excellent, the smoked tomatoes soup was amazing.
Excellent experience!!!!!!! love this restaurant.
Wonderful venue for group of six. Table was perfect- close to beautiful fireplace on a cold night. Superb service and choice of menu.
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!
The best food and even better service! Beautiful location with the most delicious cocktails
Perfect for any evening special meal . Beautiful location.
Boisterous office Christmas party tables meant it was hard to have a conversation across the table. Not ideal in covid times probably.
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.
Always enjoy going there and will keep going back. Good luck with the business and hope you continue to enjoy patronage through these times.
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.
Food was nice and it was great to see a little variance on menu.
Buns though were not fresh. They were warm but tough.
It was a wonderful experience. The food and service were great.
Great venue, wonderful scenery and great food would recommend to anyone.
Kale with duck was too crisp
Yorkshire with steak too dry
Otherwise food was great and flavours excellent
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
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!
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.
Amazing food and restaurant ambiance / service plus fantastic view of the lake! What else can you ask for!
We were celebrating an engagement and we gave them a heads up before arriving, but was seated at the closest table to the bathroom and front entrance. They did rectify it fairly quickly, after we said something, but I would have rather booked another night and gotten a table by the window, than to be put at a table near the bathroom and front door. As an aside, there was no acknowledgement of the engagement being celebrated. Overall we love the Lake House ambiance, food and location; we will go back again, but when you are spending many hundreds of dollars for a dinner, you want everything to be as good as it can be, right from the start.
Overall it was a very good dining experience. The open dining room was so very loud & noisy so our hostess kindly moved us to the back room where we could visit with friends we hadn’t seen for sometime.
Excellent food and service. We will definitely be back.
The Lake House is rated 4.7 stars by 2697 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.