The Lakehouse - Mandeville

4.8
351 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
The Lakehouse Restaurant is the Northshore's premier fine dining establishment located in an stunning Antebellum home directly facing Lake Ponchatrain. With its unique charm, dedicated staff and traditional Louisiana cuisine done with a twist, Lakehouse is proud to be part of a "Culinary Revival".
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Richmond
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit for Sunday brunch did not disappoint. Wonderful service, food and atmosphere. Definitely worth the drive from Slidell!

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j
New Orleans
45 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place for an excellent brunch. There is a good variety of dishes. The tables were a little too close for comfort but otherwise the service staff is friendly and very helpful. There was one busboy who was paying much attention and wound up overfilling water glasses, causing a spill and splash.

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JS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Been to Lakehouse 10 times. Food not as good as usual. Food is usually great! Seems like champagne was different !

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MB
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. They had an amazing guitarist and singer which made us want to stay for more drinks and dessert. It is a little loud though because they have no acoustical treatment.

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NO
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was awesome. Great service, food and ambiance. And Bella Glos Pinot Noir for $58 a bottle. Life is good.

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SL
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing brunch! We will def be back

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L
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch here is always phenomenal! The food, drinks, service are all incredible! I would like to come here every week!
They accommodate all requests even put out balloons for me for special occasions!

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. The band was way too loud to have a casual conversation.

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ML
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a very good meal and the price was reasonable. Service was excellent and the view was gorgeous. I'll definitely go back and would recommend this restaurant.

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F
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Delicious! Great atmosphere and ambiance with the smooth jazz duo.

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SC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, atmosphere, location, and staff. Love this place. Great wine specials on Thurs too!

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L
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Service was phenomenal- food is so good!

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BC
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday Brunch was terrific!! Mimosas included which I wasn’t in the mood for but the food was very good! Perfect for a beautiful Sunday afternoon

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JW
New Orleans
30 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This is set up as a buffet. Some items are great, some I don't care for. But that is not necessarily a knock on The Lakehouse. I don't care of fried chicken so there is really nothing the chef can do to make it palatable in my mind. I am more of a grilled fish person.

I strongly suggest the grilled catfish with some type of orange glaze. Outstanding!! Be sure to end your meal with the bread pudding. The absolute best...bar none. There is also a unique Eggs Benedict-type dish that you should try. It is a very interesting variation on Eggs Benedict. The staff is very attentive. As soon as they see your mimosa glass empty, they rush to refill it. Dirty dishes are removed almost as soon as you empty them.

After you finish dining, take a walk along the Lake Pontchartrain sea wall to walk off some of the calories in the great food you have just consumed.

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RD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch on a beautiful Sunday morning. Lots of choices of delicious items and Mimosa's too!

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I
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is top notch and a really good value for the money. I think the service could have been a little more attentive, but our server was very nice.

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DE
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My dining companion had a restricted diet. Vegan and low sodium. A special dish was made that was salty and very heavy on the garlic. Everything off the regular menu was abslutely delicious. Music could be too loud for some people.

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GM
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the lake house was great. Great food and atmosphere. One we always recommend to friends, especially for the sunset dinner/drinks. Can’t beat that.

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OT
Central Coast
13 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was phenomenal ! We had the ribeye and the triple tail fish. Both were excellent ! The service was first class and the ambiance was wonderful!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere for girls dinner out!

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LW
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! We have dinner here often!

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ED
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Valentines Day Dinner from the food to the ambience.

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JR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only comment I had was the lamb - it was served for New Year's Eve but the portion must larger. But, there was no potatoes and greens. The method it was served on New Year's Eve much better and the taste
was excellent.

Everything is wonderful - Greg extremely kind and accommodating. And Helen our serve, is the best. Nothing is to much to ask - she has a wonderful attitude. Greg's selection of music was great as well.

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c
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. Great service. Wonderful ambiance.

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MS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to The Lakehouse for Valentine's Day and it was decorated with balloons and red roses for the special occasion. Our service was exceptional and the food was very large portions compared to other nice restaurants. It had been a couple of years since we had been there but we plan to go back in the near future.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a beautiful day at the lakefront. Great seating outside. Food was excellent! Service was excellent!

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JT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My spouse and I love to have dinner here for date night. The food is always amazing and the staff very friendly and accommodating. We brought my parents the other night for dinner, it was their first time there, they loved all of it except at one point the live music really took away from the fine dining experience due to the noise level being a bit too loud to enjoy conversation.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! We told them it was my sisters birthday. They had our table for 8 ready on time with balloons for the birthday girl. Very friendly staff and manager checked on us as well. The food was delicious! I’ll be back soon.

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CV
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family brunch. Had a great time

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CK
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for brunch there were four of us 11-year-old 15-year-old my daughter and myself. We were pleasantly surprised that the atmosphere was very upbeat and positive and the food was scrumptious. The Mamosa's were strong and delicious. We had a blast and the cost was about half of what we thought it was going to be so huge value and a great time !!

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Sunday brunch was delicious, but a bit pricey. Would appreciate an alcohol free option for non-drinkers instead of one adults only $33 a person brunch, even if it was only $3 cheaper.

On a cold day, with the patio closed, the restaurant filled up very quickly and was pretty crowded around the buffet. I don't know if that made it difficult for the staff to keep up, but the cleanliness and organization of the buffet was suffering (food all over the dessert handles for example) with many items running out or near out.

Overall, a delicious bring but well below expectations based on cost and previous visits.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and meal!

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DS
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday buffet was very good. The food was great and hot

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SG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

New Years Eve dinner

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BC
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The wine was not worth the additional cost. Outside of that, the dining experience was outstanding!

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t
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome New Year's Eve dinner. Food was outstanding. Large portions and great price! Have never been disappointed anytime we have gone!

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AS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love brunch here and come as often as we can! It gets better every time we go!

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I
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went there to celebrate our birthdays and were treated to great food with great service! Can't wait to go back.

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JH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Had a good experience over all. We enjoyed the evening. This was Christmas Eve dinner buffet. The food was really good. It was our first time there. However, we were seated next to the door and tables were too close together so we had to deal with people passing and bumping our table constantly as well as draft from the door. Our waiter made up for the experience by paying for my drink.

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OT
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for Christmas Eve dinner. Buffet style, food was good, service was good.

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