The Lakehouse - Mandeville

4.7
282 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
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  • Good for Birthdays
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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 282 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

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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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Great food and beautiful view with fantastic people. Thanks

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

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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3.0Dined on July 28, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Amazing evening with excellent service and food was simply delicious!

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Fireworks on the Lakefront!

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Excellent experience as always

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Father's Day

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

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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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Food was amazing!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

The Lakehouse was perfect.. the live music was great.. We celebrated my daughters 23rd Birthday and they went above and beyond for her.. Food was delicious!

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

This is repeat dinner visit for us. We enjoyed the evening breezes and lake views on the upper porch. The service was as you would expect, on point and the food was lovely. The Sinclairs have a knack for fine food and nice wines and this is no exception. Sunday brunch, lunch or dinner.... we like it and will return

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Unbelievable location and best food ever Had brunch with my girlfriend.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Our second visit to the Sunday Brunch. Fabulous variety, with different items than were offered last month. Great omelet, waffles and carving stations. Bottomless mimosas, poinsettas or champagne all included, and a bar for those who wanted something else. Lovely day with friends

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

My husband and I went for Sunday brunch. The place was lively. Live jazz music playing in the background, food are delicious and all staff are nice.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Food was good. Service was at time slow. It was a Saturday night.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The host was very rude. Waitress was amazing.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The Lakehouse in Mandeville continues to deliver in every aspect of fine dining. Cayman has created a beautiful dining atmosphere largely because of the 'built in' ambiance, but also because his team is happy. They enjoy being an integral part of The Lakehouse experience and they work well together, providing great service and flavor-filled food.

The staff, Greg, Lucas, Kyle, and Helen are all super attentive and make you feel special every time you visit. Chef Hanna is skilled and (excuse the pun...) fired up. She prepares visually enticing and delicious food. Thanks again Lakehouse family for another great evening out!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Beautiful setting, had a small wedding dinner and it was lovely. The staff was attentive and the food was amazing!!

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3.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Usually have a good experience but the food was subpar this time. The filet was tough and under cooked according to my request and my family’s food was bland. However my mashed potatoes were delicious. Pretty disappointed this time around. I amped it up and left my family wondering why I would recommend it based on their experience.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Great food in wonderful atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We had a late rsvt for Sunday Brunch and found the food was not replenished as expected. Not a lot of room to move between tables. Nice atmosphere; good food. Will give it another chance.

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

They had a baby shower at prime time during brunch. This made for long lines and VERY Noisy room . The ambiance would have been 5 stars if they did not book large “party” (literally )during this time. I would advise the restaurant to book such parties not in peek dining hours

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Overall, experience was OK. Service was average. Took a very long time to get before dinner drinks. Extremely long time on reorder of glass of wine. Staff is college age kids. Should not be smoking electric cigarettes when idle. Looks bad,,very bad!! Food was very good but could’ve been a little hotter when served. I would expect better for this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

I am in love with the overall dinning experience from the Lakehouse! Service was on point and the food was amazing!!! It feels like a mini getaway.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The Lakehouse is wonderful! I highly recommend it!

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The Lakehouse is one of my favorite spots in Mandeville. I have been going to that house to eat since I was a little girl and it was Bechac's. The atmosphere never disappoints. The food was delicious and our server was charming. It was a very busy night with a large wedding party downstairs but she did her best to keep things moving and our wine glasses full!! Overall, it was a great night out celebrating my daughter's college graduation!

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Early Mother’s Day brunch with my Mom.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

We chose The Lakehouse based on previous experiences in the area, and were not disappointed. The Gulf fish of the day was prepared perfectly, and the cauliflower was a great addition. The chef's special, a redfish, included the tail; it had just been delivered to the restaurant a couple hours earlier, extremely fresh. It was, however, incompletely filleted, there were quite a few bones left in it. Save room for dessert, the bread pudding is superlative.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The brunch was delicious! So many options. A great atmosphere and view. The live music was an added bonus!

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