The Lake House

4.5
1957 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Canadian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Waterfront
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Canadian, Wild Game
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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
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Phone number
(403) 225-3939
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Thomas Neukom
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lake Louise Way SE
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Parking details
Ample free parking.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1957 People Are Saying
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C
5 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Great service. Beautiful view. What more could you want?

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S
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve only recently discovered The Lake House, a wonderful gem tucked away in a natural environment. It has quickly become my go-to restaurant which provides the perfect ambience to meet with friends and family. High praise!

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Z
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very pleasant evening - good food - good service (though a few too many visits to the table by wait staff) - too loud for reasonable conversation levels. Popular place, therefore crowded.

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T
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was the first time my wife and I went out for dinner to The Lake Restaurant and it was a great meal. The appetiser, dinner and deserts were excellent. Our server, Darcy, did a great job, he was very friendly and accommodating and our water glass was kept full. It was a great evening out and we will be back!

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DD
15 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We decided to celebrate our anniversary at the Lakehouse. We were treated to a glass of Prosecco after we were seated by the window overlooking the lake. A very nice touch.
We started with an order of oysters. Disappointed at the size for the price but they were fresh and tasty. Then we had a small fish plank before our meal. It was a generous portion of delicious smoked fish and nicely presented.
My wife ordered the Parisienne Gnocchi to try something different and I ordered the grilled wild boar chop. We were both impressed with our entrees.
For dessert we shared a warm rhubarb kuchen with home made ice cream. A delicious end to a fabulous meal. Work on the size of those oysters if you want 5 stars though!

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OT
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Love the ambiance! Tends to get a little loud in there but it didn’t spoil our evening.

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KF
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our "catch up lunch" with friends ended up being 5 hours! The staff were so amazing and attentive the whole time. Our server was very friendly and knowledgable about the whole menu and specials. I had a question about the soup and she went to the kitchen to double check that what she told me was correct. The food was very tasty and priced well. The view and ambience was perfect....it was cool and overcast outside and we had a window table by the fireplace.
As our conversation became somewhat emotional, the server brought a package of Kleenex and then gave us complete privacy.

I would highly recommend this restaurant and I look forward to going back!

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AR
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience, really loved the place, ambient, food. Everything was just perfect and delicious.

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DK
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Lamb was slightly under done. The rice under my husbands bidon was very under seasoned and blah. Everything else was fine

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was awesome & the food was great as always.

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KR
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best view in Calgary, and probably the most delicious eggs benny ever. A very nice way to start Sunday.

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GP
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall, a pleasant experience, reasonable and timely service.
But why charge $1 per glass of tap water?

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CC
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

Wasn’t very busy yet service was poor, staff seemed frazzled

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Lake House was stunning. My boyfriend and I sat by the fire, admiring the lake view and enjoying the fancy cabin ambiance. The servers were kind and effective! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a classy, warm cabin adventure feel during their week or weekend.

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AG
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five stars , we really enjoy our night there
Every thing was beautiful

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t
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always, dining on the deck is a treat. Darcy was an outstanding server

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K
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an excellent anniversary dinner here! The food was great, our waiter and his wine recommendations equally as great! We will definitely be back.

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t
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I cannot tell you how great this place and how much we enjoyed ourselves. The food, friendly service, scenery were all outstanding. We can’t wait to go back for dinner. Thank you for making my birthday and my parents anniversary so special.

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BA
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we went for my friends birthday brunch. I had chicken and waffles and she had eggs benny. DELICIOUS!

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L
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to The Lake House for the first time, to celebrate my birthday over brunch with my girlfriends! The drinks were brought in good time, and very good. The chicken and waffles was so delicious, though could use a little extra syrup on the side. Our server was fantastic and very attentive.

My only complaint would be getting charged for water, which wasn't bottled but 'filtered'. It's only $1 per person, but seems silly to me.

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DP
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Service was very good ; atmosphere was pleasant ! Food selection and quality was good !
I don't like having to book through a 3rd party website though or all the both after the booking !


Please remove my email address from "Open Table" website !

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DG
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Was overall disappointing. Our server had an attitude and my ribeye hadn’t been trimmed and had a huge amount of fat on the side, more than 1/4 of the cut. For the $$ I expected a better experience. They even charged for tap water.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First anniversary the food and staff were amazing

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r
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, view and service, a very special place in the south of Calgary.

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S
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Have eaten there twice lately. The food is very good which is the most important. The first time it was way too cold in the room- had to get a sweater from my vehicle. Second time there was a large noisy group and with each new group arriving they had to shout over the first group. We could hardly have a conversation but fortunately the largest noisiest group left and the noise level was acceptable. The decor is all rustic wood so nothing to absorb sound. Food and service were very good- the handmade chocolates that came with the bill were a nice ending.

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SL
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Service and food are always good. Lake view beautiful in the evening.

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RR
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

We went for our anniversary. They made a great effort to make our evening special. We sat on the patio which was lovely. Oysters were fantastic! However, overall, I found the menu to be fairly limited.

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j
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great time and awesome food!!!

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K
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service, with a lovely view of the Lake. We were having Sunday Brunch for a special occasion. As our meal progressed, and all other diners had left the wait staff started to clear/reorganize the dining room. We found out that there was a wedding scheduled for later in the afternoon. Not once did we feel rushed to finish. On the whole a very positive experience that we have come to expect from this restaurant.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our anniversary and will be back again for sure.

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DM
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Everything was great as it always is every time we're at the lake house.

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TK
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious burger and chicken sandwich; desserts are outstanding, and it was a great place to celebrate an anniversary

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J
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambience is lovely. We visited for lunch. A little disappointed the beef bison burger was unavailable however the salmon dish was good. Save room for the dessert it was simply the best. Be prepared to pay $2.00 for filtered water.

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RS
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place and my fav is the lamb dish. I wish the tables were situated so everyone could get a glimpse of the lake.
So lovely on a summer day!

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CY
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was attentive. Food and wine were excellent! Table with a lakeview and sunset viewing, lovely. Only negative was that it was very warm sitting near the windows. Definitely cooler sitting at the bar or closer to the door.

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PP
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience. Just a group of six getting together to memorialize a family member. It was the perfect location. The staff were amazingly accommodating and the food was superb. (The dessert was crazy amazing!!!). It was a weekday lunch time, yet no crowds which made it the perfect venue for our purpose! Go...and you won’t be disappointed!

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L
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Great. However, they charged us for water. That is in extremely poor taste. Regardless of your clientele, water service should be included as a part of the dining experience. As good as it was I probably wont go back just because of that.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service. Great food & views. Will definitely be back soon.

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LD
67 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Creative and interesting menu done well. Great view over the lake, excellent service and wonderful ambiance. All 7 of us were very happy with our meal and experience. Staff were great.

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R
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I e lunch selection and service was top notch.

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