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The Lake House, Calgary, AB

The Lake House

4.7
4.7
2868 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 30 times today
Experiences are available.

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

Experiences

  • New Year's Eve 2022

    CA$110.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Come celebrate the New Year with us at The Lake House! This year we will be offering a set 5 course menu for $110 per person with optional wine pairings for $65 a person. Our regular a la carte menu will not be available. Menu details can be found online at lakehousecalgary.com on December 5th.

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What 2,868 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
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Best Ambiance

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Scenic View

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Canadian

  • Calgary

    Best Ambiance

  • Calgary

    Scenic View

  • Calgary

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  1. MC

    MeaganC

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Romantic atmosphere, delicious food, quick and knowledgeable wait staff.
  2. V

    Vero

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Emma was a FANTASTIC server. Dinner and drinks were all exceptional.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Never disappoints. The Winter menu offers something for everyone. Great flavors and interesting food combinations. As always, the wait staff provide excellent service
  4. R

    Randy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, Attentive service. In a quiet pleasant atmosphere. The offerings were excellent, and the staff was very knowledgeable.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great meal great service. Tables spaced nicely
  6. G

    Greg

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Lake House is a fantastic dining experience with a comparable view, and the delightful staff only made the entire experience that much better. Plates take some time to arrive, but everything is hot, fresh, and tastes incredibly, making it well worth the wait.
  7. CB

    ClairB

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely dinner at The Lake House. The food, service and atmosphere were excellent.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as usual
  9. SD

    SunnyDawn

    Calgary

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    I would have rated overall outstanding however we were served the wrong wine. i got Chardonnay and my friend got my Pino Gris. I do NOT like Chardonnay and just about spit it out. We were sharing 1/2 doz oyster and fish plank and waitress was aware, however, we had to ask for sharing plates after food was served. I realize that staff is hard to come by these days and hope this critque is passed on in the manner it was intended to help those who want to purse as career in food service that sometimes its the small things that count towards the better tip!
  10. LP

    LouiseP

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The LakeHouse is always consistent with its cocktails, food and service. Never disappointed.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So much fun!! Best view!
  12. CC

    ColumC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal with great service and great ambience
  13. DW

    DeniseW

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Four friends enjoyed our lunch and visit
  14. P

    Philbert

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Trust a fat guy when he says, " eat here, try the bison, save room for dessert!". Good lord that was delicious! Every crumb. And, Bumbu rum! The nectar of the gods how could you not?
  15. L

    Liana

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    My husband and I dined at the lake house on a Sunday evening for his birthday. We were given a table for two right beside the window with a lovely view of the lake. Unfortunately we found the food to be not as good as it usually is when we’ve dined there before. My husband‘s steak was very thin. It didn’t seem appropriate for the price. It tasted fine but it was just a very odd cut. I had the prawns and the dish arrived lukewarm at best. I didn’t have a chance to mention that to anyone in a timely manner so I did eat it. But I definitely prefer my meals to be hot when they are served. The coffee and the bread pudding we had for dessert were both very good. The ambience was wonderful as always, but our meals were definitely a disappointment. Sadly we are not sure if we will be back any time soon.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our anniversary at the Lake House and it was amazing as always. We know that we will never be disappointed when we go there. The staff are excellent and made us feel so special and even surprised us with champagne. The food is out of this world and never stops surprising us with their unique and modern recipes. The prices are very reasonable and the portions are perfect. Absolutely the best place to share dinner with that special someone. Thank you to everyone at the Lake House.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent services and good food
  18. A

    Anne

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic lunch at the Lake House. Food was delicious and service was amazing!
  19. C

    Coriander

    Calgary

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always a pleasure dining at the Lake House. Exceptional food and service with a view of the lake! We each had the Arctic char (delicious, and a generous serving) and shared Sticky Toffee Pudding (honey and Brie ice cream, wow!). Good wine list as well.
  20. E

    Emmy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food absolutely delicious, we wish we came earlier though so we could see the lake. So I recommend people if they want to see the view go before sunset
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Lake house to celebrate our 14th anniversary. It was amazing, food was fantastic, view and decor were great. We will definitely be back.
  22. LK

    LiseK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the Lake House. Close to home and a special place to celebrate our 33rd anniversary. Food and service were the best.
  23. NF

    NadaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a really nice environment. Everything was great, only thing-I was surprised I wasn’t greeted when I came in. I walked over to my table and no one at the front asked me anything. I didn’t like the table we were put at. Such a small table over by the window. I was hoping something more comfortable and cozy at the other tables, but I’m sure if I asked the waiter he would’ve moved us. Next time. I would def go back. Food was soooo good!!! Best steak ever!
  24. DS

    DishS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It was a busy lunch & not enough staff working. Probably not easy to predict.
  25. BM

    BrianM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant. Great place to celebrate our anniversary
  26. MD

    MichelleD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and loved everything about the restaurant and food! Sat by the window with a beautiful view of the lake. Had the east coast oysters a PEI mussels with coconut lemongrass sauce for appetizers, so delicious. Then the attic char and their infamous caramel pudding dessert. The food was amazing. I’ll be back shortly!
  27. TF

    TaraF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view. Great atmosphere. Perfect for a date night.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I enjoy the Lake House. It is part of our “lunch rotation.” The food is good and reasonably priced. My only issue, and I have this with most places is there is one vegetarian option at any given time. While it is not a huge part of their customer base, it may be good to offer a second one as a meatless option to another dish (offering it with or without meat, such as a pasta dish).
  29. C

    Craw

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A super nice restaurant for a 60 birthday. View was super nice, waiter was great. Overall one of the nicest restaurants in the city. Parking is abundant as well which was one of the reasons we avoided some of the nicer restaurants in Inglewood.
  30. w

    winegal

    Calgary

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappointed! Aways outstanding.
  31. AF

    AppleF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. I had steak and it was so deliscious. Desserts are the bomb too!
  32. SP

    StellaP

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great, the service was friendly and efficient.
  33. SS

    SteveS

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. They went over and above to make our anniversary feel special.
  34. A

    Alexa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Was amazing, go there with great company and enjoy a glass of wine it’s so worth it
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to The Lake House for our anniversary, and it did not disappoint! The food, service and ambience were all perfect. We cannot wait to come again!
  36. SS

    SusanneS

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was amazing. A bit noisy but it was Friday night so doesn’t matter
  37. JW

    JohnW

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all around! Great food. Great staff. Beautiful location.
  38. MA

    MirandaA

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I asked for a quieter table, and was given the perfect one in the back corner… very grateful and there were several large parties and the room is lively. I was a little disappointed that there were not many different meat choices. No game meat at all, sadly. However, the rib steak and bison that three of us shared were magnificent. The charcuterie platter was not very imaginative, but sufficed. Thanks so much for not rushing this trio who had not seen each other in three years or more. I got married at this restaurant (under different management) 12 years ago, and I needed to vanquish some bittersweet memories.
  39. M

    Murmil

    Calgary

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service and view - perfect location for a weekday luncheon
  40. VB

    ValdaB

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent including the service! Daily specials were very good.

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 2868 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 30 times today
Experiences are available.
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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