About 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 & most creative restaurants as well as a unique setting for private events & weddings. Exuding rustic elegance, the interior is illuminated with ornate elk antler chandeliers & a grand fireplace. Catching your eye when you enter is a glass encased wine cellar & a refurbished bar from the 1800’s, previously housed in a mercantile shop in Montana. Our wonderful location is complemented by Chef Thomas Neukom's celebrated Alberta Rocky Mountain cuisine. His offerings feature locally raised meats, game & vegetables from farmers & producers who share his vision for sustainable high quality & close to home cuisine. To augment Chef Neukom's Canadian focused cuisine, The Lake House provides a variety of wine from some of the world's top producers. Our passion extends to many regions of the world, as we have sought to find some of the world's best producers.

747 Lake Bonavista Drive SE
Calgary, AB T2J 0N2
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Canadian, Wild Game

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri:11:30am-2pm | Lunch menu
Mon-Fri:2pm-5pm | Late menu
Every day:5pm-close | Dinner menu
Sunday:10am-1:30pm | Brunch menu
Sunday:1:30pm-5pm | Late menu

Cross Street:
Lake Louise Way SE

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(403) 225-3939

Website:
http://lakehousecalgary.com/

Parking Details:
Ample free parking.

Executive Chef:
Thomas Neukom

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Lake House Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (48)
Special Occasion (47)
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Good for a Date (45)
Good for Anniversaries (39)
Romantic (39)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Notable Wine List (26)
Cozy (25)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Worth the Drive (20)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Good for Groups (17)
Business Meals (17)
Great for Brunch (16)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Great for Lunch (15)
Local Ingredients (13)
Authentic (12)
Seasonal (11)
Casual (10)
Fun (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Great Beer (5)
Healthy (5)
Late-night Find (5)
People Watching (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Organic (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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 (Calgary)·Dined 3 days ago

We went out for my husbands birthday. We had a seat by the window which was beautiful and serene and romantic. My only issue was the menu which included mostly shellfish such as lobster, crab and shrimp. Since I have a severe shellfish allergy, there was little to choose from. However, our wonderful server kept checking to make sure that my stuffed chicken would be cooked separately to eliminate contamination.

My sons wedding was at Lakehouse 2 years ago and we could not have asked for better service, food and location. It was perfect. We had Arctic char, beef and a vegetable choice.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Server was extremely snooty and rude. Treated us with an air that we weren't good enough to be eating there ... besides that ... beautiful place and excellent food.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Always great service and unique and trendy food in appropriate portions.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Amazing service and food. The Lake House has become our favourite spot for friends gathering and special occasions. Great service and ambiance. Thank you very much.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Love the atmosphere here such a beautiful setting. The service was ok not great.

The food was very good

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 1, 2017

our server was attentive and friendly and engaging. It was a 65th and the dessert had Happy Birthday on a delicious slab of chocolate. Requested and received a window table. Uniquely, they had some Pappy bourbon, inherited from a now closed restaurant. being 65 and finishing the heel of a 23yr old Pappy was special. Three of us had the Rib eye, and I had the Arctic Car with scallops. Everybody enjoyed the ribeye, and I was pleased with my choice (usually a steak guy) and best of all the meals arrived hot. The Sommelier was on his game with a great selection.

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere with class and great service. Staff are extremely helpful and pleasant. The food was delicious and the right amount. Not overflowing like some places that make up for the taste by giving you too much. it is on the expensive side but this is a very classy restaurant and will return multiple times.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 27, 2017

The food was excellent and overall we really enjoyed the experience. There were a couple of large groups, so it was quite loud and it's dark too early these days to take advantage of the view, so ambiance wasn't as good as it can be. It's fairly pricey, but I'd say that the food was worth it!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Wanted the ambience for Sunday Brunch, celebrating my friend's 70th birthday. Advice - arrive when they open or arrive after 1:00 pm, so you can get the tables with an unobstructed view. I asked for one on my reservation for 11:00, and they couldn't deliver. My friend only turns 70 once, so that was a bit of a disappointment.
Food was OK, but I actually expected better based on reviews by other friends who eat here as often as their budgets allow. I'd go back, but I'd try something other than the mixed grill. The tenderloin was superb; the rest was blah.
The service was close to faultless - which made up for much of the other misses on this visit. The wine menu seemed a little limited, but everything we tried (3 kinds) were delicious, so it obviously has what you need.
The peanut butter dessert item was yummy, but the pumpkin creme brulee just wasn't creamy enough. If you've had any of the brulee at the Petroleum Club (perfection), skip this one, because you'll be disappointed.
So it passes because of charm and service, but I can't wax poetic over the actual food. We'd have loved to be able to stroll around afterwards, but the lake is closed to outsiders. Also, with more than half the tables full, the noise level was substantial - no quiet conversations here. They really need some sound busting features up in those rafters.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Pleased overall and well informed about the menu. Pleased with the service and priced just right

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

We went together with friends for a special occasion. we had not been before but would certainly visit again and recommend for very tasty food with care for presentation and thoughtful pairings with garnish. The Charcuterie was the best we have had.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Dinner and service was fantastic. Worth the drive. We loved the Lobster Agnolotti, and the Rocky Mountain Charcuterie Board. The Stuffed Chicken Supreme and the Grilled Angus Beef Ribeye were cooked perfectly, the chicken was nice and juicy, the steak was a perfect medium rare. For dessert the Sticky Toffee pudding was perfect for two and was lovely. The personalized chocolate with Happy Anniversary was a special surprise. A wonderful food experience, atmosphere was perfect for our date.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Took my best friend for a birthday dinner here. She had duck and loved it. I had the stuffed chicken and it was the tastiest chicken I've ever had, so delicious! Nice atmosphere, great staff, great food!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food is not to par with the price and the menu needs a rethink , the server and manger were terrific but a new chef might be in order

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Super friendly and quick service!!! A great view of the lake during sunset which made it perfect for our anniversary date :-)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Wow all was great. Was such a beautiful environment and super great knowledgable staff

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

This place is absolutely what we’re looking for. Romantic and the lake view was really good. Food is amazing!.

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

We had wonderful food and amazing service! Beautiful place to eat.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Romantic
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The Lake House does not disappoint. Food was very good, and such a beautiful view of the lake.
Service was really great, Darcy was awesome.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Cozy
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Good quality food, obviously the location is really nice. We tried it out for their Sunday brunch. I think for us because we don't eat pork we found the options to be limited because most dishes did have some pork in it. I had the cinnamon bun french toast which was pretty good. Husband had the fried buttermilk chicken which he said was good too. The food didn't blow my mind or anything though so found it to be a tad pricy.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Saskatoon)·Dined on October 13, 2017

My goal was to treat my friend to a very romantic date with wine, fine food and great service all wrapped up in a wonderful atmosphere with a great view. The Lake House was spectacular and perfectly met every desire.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Very much enjoyed our experience. Our server noted that we were celebrating a birthday bringing a special chocolate birthday greeting with our dessert order. Thank you for making our experience special for our birthday girl!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was really good and the service excellent. Went for Brunch on Sunday and I was a bit disappointed about the lack of bacon and eggs for breakfast but had the Grilled Beef Tenderloin Oxtail, Spinach & Mushroom Ragu, Potato Waffle, Poached Egg, Horseradish Hollandaise and I would go back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We reserved a table for 4 requested table by the window to celebrate my 65th birthday. Restaurant called to inform main dining not available due to corporate booking. We were seated in side room at interior table. Low ceiling, noisy, uncomfortable hard chairs. Food was very good however. Service was fine. Just not the pleasant evening we looked forward to seeing that we had booked well ahead.

Tags: Waterfront, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 5, 2017

The ambiance is great for a date, anniversary or intimate dinner while still being relatively relaxed. Food was of good quality, with a nice variety of drinks offered. Great view of the lake from the window. Recommend requesting one of these seats.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Waterfront
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Too noisy inside the restaurant, even the restaurant not full occupied.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The food is inly overcome by the view and the service

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Awesome Sunday Brunch all round the best

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

This was our 1 wedding year anniversary and it was absolutely perfect. The view was beautiful, the staff were friendly and the food was amazing. Everything was perfect and extremely romantic. Best anniversary so far!! Thank you!

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Outstanding Food! Went for brunch on Sunday & it was excellent; thank-you💖

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We’ve been here quite a few times, both for brunch and dinner, and I don’t think we will be back. Our food was so mediocre this time. Flavours were great but poor execution led to disappointment from 3/4 of our table. Over cooked steak, over cooked eggs. I expect this from a pub brunch, but not from this place. With many options in the city, we will likely go to our usual favourites instead of convincing ourselves that this place will get better.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Took my wife and friends here for dinner. I must say this place is a hidden gem as I had no idea it even existed. Views of the lake are beautiful and very upscale. Food was amazing.

Tags: Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Waterfront
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food was really good but our service was not what we expected from a nice restaurant like this. We had a very friendly greeting when we arrived but our waiter was not very polished. It made the whole experience a let down.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

It was an awesome experience except that they don't have any special greetings for birthday celebrants.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Best food we had in all five days we were in Calgary! Including all the in places downtown. Scenery is beautiful. Coffee was a little cool but desserts were great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The service was great! The dessert was the best part. We would return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 20, 2017

In a word - amazing. Food quality is fabulous, view is splendid and the service was excellent. Remarkable.

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Lake House is one my favourite places to go for a meal. Service and food are always very good.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fun
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Food and service was 10 out of 10. Huge wine list with reasonable prices. Good view of the lake, fire place inside. There was a couple larger parties there that made it a bit too loud but overall great experience.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Very enjoyable evening. Fantastic service and food.

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