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

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (47)
Scenic View (46)
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Romantic (44)
Good for a Date (42)
Good for Anniversaries (41)
Cozy (30)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Worth the Drive (22)
Notable Wine List (21)
Great for Lunch (20)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Good for Groups (16)
Business Meals (15)
Great for Brunch (14)
Seasonal (13)
Authentic (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Casual (11)
Tasting Menu (10)
Healthy (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Fun (7)
Organic (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Edmonton)·Dined 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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·Dined 6 days ago

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 8, 2018

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

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·Dined on January 6, 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 6, 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 6, 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 January 1, 2018

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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Went on New Years Eve was able to snag reso for 2 at 6 on Open Table as a late decision to go out such a great app. Such a great evening with a 5 course special New Year’s Eve meal, if I could give 10 out of 10 for everything I would. Love love love the Lake House!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Cozy, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Organic, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Outstanding Five Course Dinner for New Year's Eve at The Lake House!
This was our first visit to the restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. The set menu was superb and the service was excellent. Our feast included Wild Boar and Pistachio Pate, Smoked Tomato Bisque, and Butter Poached Lobster; the entree choices were Prosciutto Wrapped Pheasant Ballontine, the Grilled Bison Tenderloin, or the Pan Seared Sablefish. We chose the pheasant and bison, and both were succulent. Dessert was a lovely Opera Slice Cheesecake with Cherry Brandy Reduction. Wine pairings were also offered with each course, however we did not choose this option. We also enjoyed tasty post-dinner cappuccinos before taking our leave on a chilly NYE. We will definitely return and recommend to our family, friends and coworkers.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

It was our first time to The Lake House restaurant and it was our wedding anniversary. The food, service and ambiance was exceptional!!! Definitely be back again!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 22, 2017

My husband and I went here for a romantic dinner but came out feeling flat on the food. Our waiter was exceptional, his knowledge to the menu was amazing.
But we found the appetizer and our main courses were cold and my tenderloin was over cooked. I think we could of made a better steak at home.
The restaurant itself is beautiful and the view was stunning especially on a winters evening.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great food and service! Always enjoy being at the lake house

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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Really enjoyed the view of the lake along with great service. The food was excellent, especially the sticky toffee pudding. Would definitely go again .

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 17, 2017

This was our first time trying the brunch menu and it is was just as amazing as dinner! I had the duck croquettes and my husband had the eggs Benedict. They were both excellent! Service was great and the ambience was just right! Thanks for the great brunch date- we will definitely be back again.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Despite the many large groups having lunch, our food and service was very good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, People Watching, Comfort Food
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 13, 2017

This restaurant exceeded our high expectations. It is absolutely beautiful with a lovely lake view. The menu is very interesting & the 3 people in our group LOVED their meals, cold smoked lamb, salmon & Arctic char. Our seafood charcuterie was delicious & a creative idea. Service friendly & professional. Elegant dining room but quite noisy, that is the only area for improvement

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Cozy, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 11, 2017

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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