The Lakehouse - Mandeville

4.6
302 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".
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Contemporary American, Contemporary French
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Lunch: Thursday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(985) 626-3006
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Peter Kusiw
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Catering
We specialize in both on-premise and off-premise catering. With our sister location Maison Lafitte at 402 Lafitte St., weddings, rehearsal dinners, corporate functions and private events are our forte' Additionally, with our mobil kitchen units, we are in constant demand for film and television productions, commercial film shoots and disaster relief efforts. There is no one in the New Orleans area with more versatility or experience in the past decade than we have in providing outstanding food and service for you and your guests.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
2025 Lakeshore Dr
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Parking details
We have generous parking in front of the restaurant and the lakefront.
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Public transit
No public transportation available.
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Entertainment
We occasionally feature Live Jazz bands for our Sunday Brunch and guitar player/soloist for our outdoor bar/lounge area.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 302 People Are Saying
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New Orleans
35 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was the perfect venue for our large group brunch. We had several children in our party so being able to immediately be seated and head to the buffet was perfect. Buffet's often don't live up to the hype, but the food was outstanding. Also enjoyed the omelet and carving stations. Can't beat bottomless mimosas. We'll definitely be back.

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Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Co-hosted a bridal brunch on a Saturday morning and everything was delightful! The servers were so friendly, helpful and attentive, the food was excellent, and the atmosphere was perfect. Highly recommend!

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New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our son's engagement. Cayman and the staff did an outstanding job.

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New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely lunch on our beautiful lakefront. Enjoyed Shrimp BLT, great service and peaceful setting. Always a nice spot on a pretty day!

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Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

This is a pretty place right on the Lake. The staff are friendly. The food is average to good, but not great. It is still a fun place to go with family.

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San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Beautiful building and wonderful location overlooking Lake Ponchartrain in Old Mandeville. Love the area and a surrounding neighborhood is very pleasant. Hope the upstairs was temporarily unavailable due to a party or renovations. Wine list is disappointing but a night at the Lake House is well worth your time! Has a wonderful 40s resort feel that is very enjoyable. Food was solid.

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C
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view, food, service and music. Noise level was low until the restaurant started filling up.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent! Service was great also, but a little slow.

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SD
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been a while since wife and I had been to the Lakehouse. Service was great, agreeing to my wife’s special request. Food was excellent and we will return.

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Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Dinner at the Lakehouse was fantastic! The food, service and atmosphere were all wonderful. We were treated to a wonderful sunset across Lake Pontchartrain ! We would highly recommend it to family and friends !

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

Love this place! Absolutely first class service and the food is amazing. This was my first time sitting upstairs and I thought it would be too hard handling the brunch plates and walking up the stairs, but it was not an issue. Beautiful day with beautiful views of the lake. The staff was amazing, as usual, and the food is always perfect! Love the shrimp and grits and bread pudding!! Don't hesitate to book a party or small group or just a couple...…….perfect for all!

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

We went for Sunday brunch with 3 of our friends and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The Lakehouse always has delicious gumbo and it was again on this visit. The salads are very tasty and fresh. I really enjoyed their chicken salad and always like their greens, pecans, bleu cheese salad with vinaigrette. Smoked salmon was also a great addition to salads. Their roasted vegetables were delicious. Chicken parmesan was nice as well as shrimp & grits and a cobia with a mushroom sauce. Everyone loved their white chocolate bread pudding. And bottomless mimosas are a big draw. Bloody Mary's for $4 are a good deal. We will be back!

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MZ
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything great but live music was a bit too loud. One acoustic guitar [no amplifier] would have been perfect. Service was superb, food was excellent.

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New Orleans
89 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lakehouse has an interesting menu and the dishes are really good. We went early on Saturay evening and there were already several parties having dinner. The restaurant is a combination of an up-scale setting but without pretention. The servers are friendly and attentive, and best of all, the chef is great! Compared with similar restaurants near the lake front, Lakehouse now seems to be the best.

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, awesome sunset and great food!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were beyond excellent!

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GG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both the food as well as the service was excellent.

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 2ambience 3

My husband and I went out to celebrate his birthday. We have small children and do not get this opportunity often, so we were looking forward to dinner. The kitchen was understaffed, our appetizer took a very long time, and then our entree order was wrong. (This would have been understandable if the restaurant was busy - but there were a lot of empty tables) My husband's entree took so long to get out, he ended up watching me eat dinner, then I watched him eat his. No manager ever came over to our table to apologize. Our waiter tried to make it better but he was flustered the entire time. It was unfortunate, as I expected more from the Lakehouse.

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Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service and atmosphere! Will definitely be back!

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time and delicious neal at the Lakehouse

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AB
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have visited the Lake House on three separate occasions for Sunday Brunch and each experience was outstanding. There is a large variety of salads and cold bites, both breakfast and lunch entree selections on the buffet, soup, made to order omelets, hot fresh Belgian waffles and a carving station. All of this is included in the very reasonable price. Then there are the bottomless champagne, mimosas and poinsettias which are free flowing the entire meal, oh and then there are the yummy deserts also part of the inclusive price. The ambiance is very laid back and relaxed. Our servers never rushed us, in fact quite the opposite, even after we finished our plates they refilled our glasses and pointed out something fresh coming from the kitchen. We truly enjoy the dining experience, and the variety. Each time the soups and entrees have been different and delicious. We love sharing the Lake House with our friends and will be back!

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w
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Lakehouse has it all! Beautiful space with the lake as a backdrop. The food and service are second to none. Great place to have a romantic evening out! The shrimp and corn soup and dark roux gumbo are so delicious that we order it every time. Last night for the first time we tried the andouille crusted bbq shrimp....amazing! My Hereford filet was cooked perfectly and the blue cheese sauce took the dish to the next level! Our server was top notch and he took very good care of us. Can’t wait to go back!

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GM
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love coming here and Greg always makes us feel welcome. Can’t beat the sunset view!!!

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w
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and beautiful view with fantastic people. Thanks

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D
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really nice location for Sunday brunch. Live music. Many options for food. Endless mimosa. We were well taken care of by our waitress.

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KS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is incredible. Great staff. Great views. Great atmosphere. Great food. I hope everyone gets to experience this amazing place at least once.

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Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

I understand this is a Mandeville institution but we weren’t overly impressed, mostly because of the service. It took 10 minutes for anyone to acknowledge us when we sat down and that pretty much set the standard for the service throughout the meal. The food was very good, but with so many other great options in the area we probably won’t be back. For a $100 meal for 2 people, I expect better.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing evening with excellent service and food was simply delicious!

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RB
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For 4 of us we had:
- an heirloom tomato & a peach salad
- an 1840 dinner ( swordfish with bread pudding dessert)
- a swordfish entree
- a Bouillabaise (not a soupy one and excellent)
- a shrimp scampi
- a bottle of JLohr chardonnay
- and lastly a pecan brownie a la mode.

Everything was delicious and Helen did a great job serving us.

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T
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We have always enjoyed Sunday brunch at Lakehouse. The food has never disappointed; save room for the bread pudding. There seemed to be more people than usual who wanted a custom built omelette from the station. Suggest a system for people to be able to take a number in these situations otherwise you could peel into a few pages from your latest book.

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ML
New Orleans
24 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fireworks on the Lakefront!

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place in Mandeville. Beautiful place on the lake. It really has the best food. .

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JH
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful dining room. The ambiance was quiet & relaxing. The peach salad is a must. Rib eyed steak was cooked to perfection. Martini was tops!

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CD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience as always

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father's Day

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New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fathers Day brunch was, of course, popular. The staff did an outstanding job and were very attentive. The weather cooperated allowing the main serving table to be located outside. Everything was quite tasty!!

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Mississippi
18 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We ate here for Father's Day. It was our first time at The Lake House. We sat outside on the balcony and the scenery was great. The was a Sunday Brunch and the food was very good. My particular favorites were the breakfast based foods of waffles, grits, and eggs benedict. For dessert there was a selection of ice cream or a VERY delicious White Chocolate Bread Pudding. The mimosa's were plentiful and non-stop. I would definitely recommend the brunch if you have the chance to try it. We will return.

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TP
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was very nice. The food and the atmosphere was excellent. I will go back and tell a friend. After dinner walked across the street to walk the lake. Very romantic place.

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New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing!

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JW
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, it was great. The food was very good. The price was fair.

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