The Lakehouse - Mandeville

4.8
366 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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New Orleans
29 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful restaurant. Great food and service. Can't beat the atmosphere.

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BB
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant to spend a Sunday! We love going to the Lake House Restaurant!

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DP
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great evening with family. The food and wine were excellent.

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L
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The food tasted amazing, however it was cold. The buffet was a bit cumbersome as our table was upstairs. We had a great crew manning our table, however I believe our man server was a bit spread thin.

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S
Houston
60 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was good but know Sunday is only brunch buffet, no menu service

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LW
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always! Great spot for Sunday brunch!

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j
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful Sunday Brunch!
Crab and Asparagus Soup was amazing!
Wonderful salads and entree choices
Attentive service
Best view of the lake from the upstairs porch

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M
New Orleans
41 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Good Friday meal

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AB
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous Sunday Brunch with a group of friends to celebrate our anniversary. Huge selection of fresh Louisiana dishes and endless champagne. Great service and terrific ambiance. One of our favorite places to spend time with friends

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DW
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cayman and his amazing team never disappoint! Delicious food in a historic building with lovely views. Special occasions, a hot date or just Sunday brunch - this is the place for any dining experience.

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JW
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent anniversary dinner! The staff was extremely accommodating and all dishes were delicious.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner for my15 yr old. Thank you for the evening

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SB
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the Lake House! It is the perfect place to have a great meal. Everything about it is outstanding. I love the new garden dining option as the view of the lake is so beautiful! The wait staff is so good, the food is always delicious and well presented. Love it!

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The view, the ambiance, the food, the price, and the service were all outstanding. Would recommend a higher quality of champagne for the bottomless Mimosas!

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b
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
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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KP
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view from the balcony overlooking the lake was beautiful! The food was delicious! I can not wait to have dinner at the boathouse again!

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j
New Orleans
47 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
5 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
20 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
5 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
32 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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New Orleans
13 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
10 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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