The Lakehouse - Mandeville

4.6
557 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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CMart
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience5

Food & atmosphere was great! Only thing I was disappointed in, the server brought a birthday dessert before the dinner plates were cleared. The table was already crowded and not everyone’s plates were empty. No coffee offered either. Kind of felt like we were being rushed.

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LisaP
Mississippi
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a beautiful birthday lunch for my husband with friends on a gorgeous day looking out at Lake Ponchartrain. The food was delicious, too!

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JeanineC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Office luncheon for 6 persons. We sat outside on the porch and had a wonderful time! The food, the service and the day were perfect! We will certainly remember The Lakehouse for future luncheons!

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vipDarrinF
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lakehouse, especially on a beautiful Sunday, is always a favorite brunch destination. Hands-down the best brunch on the Northshore.

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vipJRPEM
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service!! This is one of our favorite restaurants.

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EmmaH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Definitely a hotspot for great food and drinks. Beautiful view of the lake from the balcony.

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vipRonaldH
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was average for Sunday brunch. Nothing memorable. Even coffee was lukewarm , literally , and no hot tea available! Young waitress was good but hurried and had too many people to service. Probably will not go back. There are too many other excellent choices in the area.

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Juli
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful view and delicious food and drink.

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DuaneS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely lunch in the outdoor patio overlooking the Lake. Food was great, service
wonderful and the scenery beautiful.

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vipbeebeck
New Orleans
92 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

There were no outdoor tables available when we arrived. We sat indoors and all the doors were left open which was okay until our lunch came. Then about 25 flies joined us and it was impossible to keep them from landing on our food. A major problem that needs to be remedied!!!

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JohnR
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the soft shell crab sliders and the tuna salad. A delicious and pleasant afternoon.

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CatherineD
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, beautiful view of the lake. Little noisy.

JB
JamesB
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t recommend The lake house enough! The food alone is worth the visit but the staff and ambiance make this one of my favorite brunch spots of all time! If you haven’t been here yet it needs to be moved to the top of your list!

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vipHetherS
New Orleans
32 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We normally think the food is exceptional at the Lakehouse. But, our food was just ok. We came here for our anniversary, and we were given 2 glasses of champagne, which was a nice touch. We asked for a table outside because we brought our French bulldog with us. Service was good, but extremely slow. We were there over 2 hours. We weren't in a hurry, but it seemed especially slow getting our courses.
I hate to say, but after we left, we started feeling bad. Something we both ate did not agree with us. I'm thinking it was the BBQ shrimp app, but not 100% sure. I felt sick all night long. Having said that, I'm sure we'll be back though. I think it was a fluke.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal!

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DavidS
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service for our anniversary

DA
DARENIR
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Lake house !! We visit every time possible.

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vipsondrab
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outdoors. The view is beautiful. The scallops were fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Saturday brunch and it was delicious!!!! Food was very flavorful and not too heavy! Brunch sangria was great and service was even better! Can’t wait to go back!

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ChristenC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience here for a dinner date night. Service was wonderful and the food was amazing from the appetizers to dessert. Highly recommend the crab cakes for an appetizer and the Osso Buco for an entree! Divine!

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vipTonyV
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meghan was an awesome waitress! I would recommend this place anytime.

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vipHetherS
New Orleans
32 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked this reservation for my 50th birthday with friends. The restaurant was accommodating to my friends who set up balloons, etc. before our reservation time. Drinks and food, and service was perfect. The only thing I'd complain about would be my drinks. They charged a separate charge for my gin and my tonic. $15 apiece was a bit more than I usually pay for a G&T. The atmosphere and service and food were outstanding though!

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StaceyJ
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Have been to Sunday brunch a lot over the past serval years and had nothing good to say. This past Sunday we were disappointed. Nobody explained that the buffet was no longer available because of Coronavirus. Waited 30 min to have a server to come to table to explain that it was menu only. Took another 20 min to have order taken and to get water. Took another 10 min to get our drinks. Took another 35 to get appetizer. Food came out about 10-15 after appetizer. Waiter only refilled drinks 2 times the whole while we was there so to say unlimited mimosas is not so. Took 15-20 minutes to receive check. This was such a let down to celebrate our anniversary. We will not recommend going until restaurant goes back to buffet.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mobile
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We sat next to a very noisy table and could barely have any conversation. Food was just okay. Staff was pretty alert and I think tries hard, but our meal (filets) and desserts (stale) were truly just okay. Love the location and everything else, but I believe the food is overrated.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
67 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely worth the trip across the lake! Wonderful service with Trevor. Highly recommended.

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Princess
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The presentation awesome. The service excellent. Great seating and view.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent overall.

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AshleyB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had reservations for an early dinner on a Friday night, and we had a great experience! The food is always good. Our server was attentive, gave us space for conversation, and offered excellent suggestions. We had fried green tomatoes, cocktails, and both had swordfish over crawfish étouffée. Divine! We sat outside and enjoyed the lovely garden and lake views.

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NinjaCodeVixen
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food and drinks amazing. good service. our only issue was the volume of chatter inside the restaurant. hard to hear server, hard to hear each other...not much in there to absorb sound. overall, excellent meal and all three of us plan to come back asap.

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Fran
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going to the Lakehouse. Excellent food, drink and service with a beautiful view.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Great Service and Great Food 👌💗

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food & service was wonderful ! Eli is a great waiter.

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vipSophie
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was excellent and our server was very nice. We enjoyed our lunch!

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KathyG
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Absolutely delicious meal for the three of us. My 88 yr old mother & 99 yr old step dad are used to excellent New Orleans food, and they were delighted with the food, sauces and price! I thought it was fabulous also. It’s just a bit noisy and hard to hear but I’m sure That’s the hard floors reverberating sound. Five stars!

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MandePride
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a Great evening. Our server Eli and Cameron were spot on. Scallops were awesome. The grilled tuna with grilled watermelon was unbelievable. Osso Bucco to die for.

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OpenTable Diner
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service with an awesome view! We always love our visit to The Lakehouse!

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RayB
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Even though it was hot all day, sitting outside on their porch for dinner with ceiling fans going and the lake breeze, it was very pleasant last night for our Anniversary dinner . And, there was good spacing between the tables.

For my wife and I, we had:
- We shared a cup of the corn
- I had the Gulf Fish Meuniere ( amberjack) with pecans, haricot verts, and whipped potatoes - this was excellent;
- My wife had a special seared freshly caught bluefin tuna with grilled watermelon
- For dessert, we had the Chocolate pudding cake that was fantastic to finish off our very enjoyable dinner.

Service was excellent - Eli R. did a great job helping us.

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BILLC
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outside with a Beautiful view of the lake, very attentive service,Kayla very professional. Cocktails are creative and delicious. Food outstanding and fairly priced with nice portions.
Will make the drive from Baton Rouge monthly for a treat!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Portion size not what I expected for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just excellent.

FAQs

The Lakehouse - Mandeville offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (985) 626-3006.

The Lakehouse - Mandeville is rated 4.6 stars by 557 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.