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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (51)
Special Occasion (49)
Waterfront (47)
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Romantic (44)
Good for a Date (43)
Good for Anniversaries (39)
Creative Cuisine (36)
Cozy (35)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Notable Wine List (22)
Worth the Drive (20)
Good for Groups (18)
Business Meals (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Local Ingredients (13)
Tasting Menu (11)
Authentic (9)
Great for Brunch (9)
Casual (9)
Healthy (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Seasonal (8)
Late-night Find (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Fun (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Organic (4)
People Watching (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

We arrived to a pleasant greeting. The seating we got was good. We were very pleased with the very attentive service. The quality of the food was very good. Wine menu was good but a little expensive.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Calgary)·Dined 3 days ago

The ambience and views are incredible. We were going to sample the food prior to booking the private room for a renewal of our vows party. Our waitress knew that and offered no assistance or food suggestions. The presentation of the food was great however the food was very bland. No real flavour. Very disappointed when paying that kind of money.

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 (Calgary)·Dined 3 days ago

Overall, the food presentation was beautiful but flavours and service were a huge let down. Wine glasses and water glasses were left empty without anyone asking if we wanted a refill, no one came to check on how the food tasted and when we were finished eating, we sat with empty plates for 20 mins before anyone came over. Unfortunate that this is the quality we received at this upscale restaurant. Will not be returning.

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 (Calgary)·Dined 5 days ago

This night was Valentines Pre-set dinner which allowed us to to choose a main course between three great options. Our server was curtious and polite. She never rushed us thru our meal even though there were many folks with reservations.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Calgary)·Dined 5 days ago

The lady at the front misbehaved with us. Normally the restaurant give you call if you are getting late. They never called us, the moment we asked for our reservation she started misbehaving with us. Purposely she gave us a really bad seating. We were so cold we asked the server to change the table.
Later on that front lady again came to us without even asking us to move or giving any space she put the plate, it was so close to our face, when she was putting down the plate. It was the wrong order. We were just done with the appetizer and she gave us dessert. Later without apologizing she started saying things like we have changed the table no wonder she made the mistake. Than she went to two other table with the dessert and couldn’t find the right table.
When people go for a nice, fancy dinner and is willing to pay almost $200 a meal they don’t expect or want to go through this heat. If it was a everyday diner we would let go this behavior but not from a place like this, where you don’t just go for the food. You actually go there to celebrate the occasion, to have a nice time. With this kind of behavior it ends up ruining your mood and you end up regretting that why you are there.
They’re responsibility is not only to make sure they are putting the food on the table but also to make sure they are able to provide the right ambience.

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined 5 days ago

Valentine’s Day

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 (Calgary)·Dined 5 days ago

Did not know what to expect, first time there. It was a very enjoyable supper, definitely coming back!

Tags: Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined 5 days ago

This was a second visit for me, this time with my husband and daughter; very spur of the moment - we booked less than half an hour before. We shared the crab & leek croquettes to start, had quiche, burger and fish & chips for entrees - all the basics, but a notch above - delicious; followed by a shared sticky toffee pudding - again basic but delicious. Lovely bottle of Dog Point served at the perfect temperature. This restaurant is moving onto my favourites list. Thanks to all.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Calgary)·Dined 5 days ago

Great service, great view...hard to beat.

Thanks!!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Everything was perfect. Food and ambience and our server who also pregnant was outstanding! She recommended many delicious items on the menu and really made our first experience there as a group very pleasant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Attentive staff and uniquely delicious food. We had a truly memorable time!

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Beautiful setting with fine food and service, great value for a lovely luncheon and fabulous
atmosphere.

Tags: Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on February 4, 2018

It was our anniversary and we had a wonderful experience! Our server Darcy was great!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The Lake House never disappoints. My only issue was that the Mussels & Frites was probably too large a dish for an appetiser, but too good not to finish. for my main I had Sous-Vide Bison Striploin with Aged Cheddar Fondue. Simply delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Awesome service! Food was unreal and the overall experience was a 10.
River Cafe was always my go to, but I may have a new favourite!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Not huge selection on lunch menu but meal was delicious .

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Always a pleasure. We have been patronizing this location for almost 30 years and it is even better now that the CRMR group has taken over. The menu is varied and there are options for all palates. The wine list is equally varied for those special occasions when a full bottle is in order. You can't beat the view right on beautiful Lake Bonavista ~ summer, winter and fall is lovely. Definitely a favourite with our family.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Had my wife, daughter, and 95 year old Mother-In-law. She ate her whole plate of French Toast, even though she said it was too much. Cold day and they had fireplace going, very cozy. Great staff, with patience for my Mother-in-law.
Eggs benedict was fantastic, but my wife got the dick confit croquettes, and we all said NEXT TIME THAT'S WHAT I'M ORDERING.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We had such a great night out at the lake house. The server was attentive and knowledgeable and her wine recommendation was delicious.
We look forward to going back there

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 25, 2018

excellent as always and its always so lovely to look out over the lake, regardless of the season

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 21, 2018

I dont typically write reviews, but the customer service during my visit was exceptional. So much so that I wanted to mention it.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 20, 2018

A very enjoyable evening. The food and service was top notch. Would definitely recommend for a unique dining experience.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Authentic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We were a party of 10 and the service was exceptional! Our meal was outstanding and our server was quick to respond to empty wine glasses! Our server was very attentive without being over bearing! Wonderful dining experience!

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Celebrated our 20yr anniversary with my wife at the Lakehouse. Wonderful food, excellent service and they added some simple but nice touches (champagne and personalized dessert).

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Service was outstanding. Wry knowlegable on the wines.

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, People Watching
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The brunch menu is limited but our meals were very good

Tags: Kid-friendly, Waterfront, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We went for a date and were pleasantly surprised by the range of choices on the menu.
Wine list had an array of selection and was very affordable.
All dishes were prepared perfectly, must have red seal experienced chefs.
Our waitress - Laura - was polite, so attentive and knowledgeable on all items in menu. Pleasure to be served by her.
Overall a great experience. Already recommended to other couples.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Authentic, Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I took my wedding party here for dinner so that they could see the space and get a feel for it. We shared a bunch of different food. Our service was outstanding, thank you Darcy! It was perfect.

Tags: Seasonal, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Excellent food, service, ambiance and view. Very pleased and highly recommended especially during daylight hours when the view is most appreciated.

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Another memorable experience at one of our favorite local places for a nice dinner. The food was exceptional as it usually is. The duck was the star of the evening this visit along with a rare Syrah that the somm suggested and it paired perfectly.
Once again we will be back. Keep up the great work!

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Professional & friendly service, eye appealing & wonderful meals, plus our shared dessert. Did not feel rushed, so my friend & I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thank you!

I will add that I was happy for the special of the day as I was a little disappointed with the lunch menu looking too similar to pub fare.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 11, 2018

My guest and I went to The Lake House for lunch on a very cold winter weekday. We were greeted warmly, and the unique dining room lighting and gorgeous view of Lake Bonavista drew us into the dining room. Our servers were friendly and helpful, adding to our experience. The food was good, although my guest commented that she thought that the fries with her fish and chips were old. I enjoyed my soup and "quiche of the day" combination however I would have preferred to have had the soup served prior to the quiche, rather than plated together. By the time I got to eating my quiche, it was only lukewarm. We chose not to have dessert as tempting as the dessert menu was, as the entree portions are generous and we were nicely satisfied. Cappuccino was a delicious end to the meal. It was nicely busy at the restaurant, but the atmosphere was calm and sophisticated but not stuffy. The view of the snow and frozen lake, with sunshine beaming into the room enhanced what was a lovely lunch. I look forward to returning.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Always enjoy going to the Lakehouse. The atmosphere is lovely, the food is always tasty and unique. Great place to go with a friend, as it’s not loud inside, making it easier to visit.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Our table overlooked the frozen lake - beautiful! Food and service were excellent!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great atmosphere, excellent service, and phenomenal food. Only disappointing thing was that we were seated next to a wedding reception and it was difficult to talk over the celebrations without screaming. Would recommend to friends and family.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Lovely experience this evening! The service was excellent, catered to us and very engaging. The food was mouthwatering. Most of all the venue was romantic and cozy, just what we were looking for :)

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The menu is always creative and unique and the chefs prepare each meal wonderfully. I’ve always been impressed with the service and the food at Lake House each time we go.
We have dined as a couple and with our children here as they have a kids menu and high chairs available should you need them. The ambience is lovely. It was a little noisy this time, but it was a Friday evening and since we had our children with us, we were grateful for the extra chatter so we weren’t the noisy table. Save room for dessert - the peanut butter chocolate tart is to die for.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 31, 2017

News years eve poor value have been here many times and have enjoyed however the planned menu was not the same standard
We were there 2 years ago for New Years it was spectacular would not recommend to friends

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was our fist time trying The Lake House and we enjoyed our evening very much and we would definitely recommend it as well as come back ourselves. I did find it expensive however, it was New Years Eve and everything is more expensive on this night. Food was amazing, everything was so flavourful and blended so well together. Having the set 5 course meal forced us to try foods we would never have ordered and we were pleasantly surprised. Thank you for a great night!

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Overall 4 star dining experience Service was exceptional. Ambience was good, a bit noisy but then it’s New Years and the restaurant was very busy. It was a multicourse dinner with most courses good except the soup course was cool and the desert very mediocre. Price was $100 per person plus beverages which was expensive considering value.

Tags: Seasonal, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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