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The Lake House

4.7
1806 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Canadian
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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 Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1806 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.3
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Food and service from Darcy was amazing. Always loved coming to the Lakehouse but this time, everything was perfect! Definitely recommend to others!! For appetizers, we had the mussels and lobster ravioli- the mussels in sauce was so good that Darcy brought us more bread to soak it up. So so good!
Our son’s had the bison and they said that it was all perfectly cooked, the cheese fondue was to die for. My husband had the wild boar with the pork belly and he said it was the best he ever had. I had the ribeye and can’t stop thinking about how perfectly seasoned and food it was.

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MandyH (Calgary)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great service, quiet, lovely view of Lake Bonavista, delicious food and good wine list. We will definitely visit again.

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RyanT 
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

It was my wife's birthday and she wanted to spend it here. It was a great night spending it with friends over terrific food ( I had the duck and shared the mussels, both I would recommend), and del8cious drinks. The service was good. I'm not the best to judge that, as I think my wife's services 😎 are better, honestly she is a server too. With the cold weather outside and the snowy views it was especially nice to sit in front the gigantic fireplace.

It was a great night overall. One that I know my wife won't forget.

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PaulinaS 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

We love going to the Lake House Restaurant for Sunday brunch. The menu is exquisite and the service is impeccable. The staff is friendly and accommodating. I wish though, that they would add a gluten free, vegetarian dish.

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FredG 
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
2.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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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Tina (Calgary)
2.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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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vipOpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day

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JasonR (Calgary)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Calgary)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

Thanks!!

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ValerieS (Calgary)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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Freddie13 (Calgary)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

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

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vipMichelleVh (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  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.

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AmyM (Calgary)
5.0  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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SuzyB (Calgary)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Not huge selection on lunch menu but meal was delicious .

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JoAnneM (Calgary)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
4.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  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).

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Service was outstanding. Wry knowlegable on the wines.

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OpenTable Diner (Edmonton)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

The brunch menu is limited but our meals were very good

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