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The Lake House, Calgary, AB

The Lake House

4.7
4.7
3232 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Perched directly above Lake Bonavista with large glass windows overlooking the lake, The Lake House is home to one of Calgary’s finest and most creative restaurants as well as a unique setting for weddings and events.

The Lake House features Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts‘ (CRMR’s) renowned and distinctive Rocky Mountain Cuisine. This is interpreted and presented by Chef Gareth Colville. Chef Colville and his team excel at showcasing the regional flavor of Western Canada. Our locally inspired menus are complimented by a diverse wine list offering global selections authored by acclaimed sommelier Brad Royale.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, Wild Game
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30–13:30 Dinner Tue–Sun 17:00–20:30
  • Phone number
    (403) 225-3939
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Thomas Neukom
  • Private party facilities
    The Lake House has two distinct rooms that can host a private event. One smaller Private Dining Room can seat up to 60 people and the main dining room that can accommodate 120 people. The Whole Venue can be booked exclusively and accommodate 180 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Kirsten Davies: (403) 225-6525
  • Area
    Calgary
  • Cross Street
    Lake Louise Way SE
  • Parking Details
    Ample free parking.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,232 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary

    Great for scenic views

  • Calgary

    Canadian

3,231 Reviews
  1. KimC

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent, Waiter, Darcy, was excellent, both efficient and fun, made great food and drink recommendations! Will definitely be back!

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  2. MaxineA

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You can't help but be impressed by the view overlooking the lake. We enjoyed the sunset which added a nice touch. The ambience of the room is very inviting with the huge fireplace anda rustic but elegant look and feel. Service was excellent as was the food. We had the trout and would have again. Prices are more than the average restaurant but well worth it.

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  3. Nana

    Calgary

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this restaurant. We had a wonderful table by the fireplace. The waitress was always around when you needed her. The food was outstanding! What a great place to celebrate my friends Birthday 🎂

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  4. BrianC

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Lake House was delightful. The service was fast, friendly and efficient. Thanks to our server Franny (gold star). He was attentive and knowledgeable. The food was fresh and delicious. From the mussels and frites w/soy miso broth to the lamb and the ribeye. We left knowing we'd come back to try other things on the menu. The ambience was great and classy, with no music to have to talk over and only the sounds of others enjoying their time there. Highly recommended and worth every penny.

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  5. LoisH

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for a birthday dinner with friends. Food was exquisite! Service was terrific!

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  6. RitaD

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved the food. Absolutely delicious from the appies to the dessert!!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really amazing service. I have been to the lake house twice this month and the food and the service has been outstanding!

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  8. CallumA

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time here. As good as the first! Food was excellent, service was impeccable. Love the dining room, and the big beautiful fireplace makes for a wonderful aesthetic. Have yet to come in the summer when the lake is thawed. That's next on the list!

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  9. nleal

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner, another couple, and I ventured to The Lake House for the first time, excited for a romantic culinary journey. Overall, we rate our experience a solid 4 out of 5 stars, but let me share the highs and lows. The Valentine's menu had its hits and misses. The lamb ribs, bison, and dessert were definite winners, leaving us craving more. However, the oyster course was a letdown with just one oyster per person, feeling more like a tease than a course. The cod risotto also fell flat with its lack of flavor. Now, about the service, and this isn't a typical complaint for us. Our server was incredibly attentive, perhaps a bit too much so. Constant water refills and check-ins interrupted our conversation countless times, leaving us feeling annoyed. Despite these hiccups, we're willing to give The Lake House another chance, perhaps when the weather warms up. With a few adjustments, this place could become the ultimate date spot.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always the best experience whenever we go. Valentine’s day set menu was terrific and our server was on point. Food is delicious. Definitely one of the top restaurants in calgary

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  11. JamesB

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I have never been disappointed by the food at The Lakehouse. This time was no exception. The service is good, although the wait staff was a little lacking on their knowledge of the wine list. Usually we are seated in the main room which has an amazing ambience, this time we were seated in the annex which is just not as nice.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome Valentines Day Menu! We enjoyed everything!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful location, the food was excellent and service was fantastic. We would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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  14. SandyP

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lakehouse has been a favourite of ours for many years. Unfortunately our lunch yesterday was a big disappointment!!! Quiche was not fresh, was very dry and seemed like it had been sitting for long time and reheated, fish and chips same, seemed like it was either frozen vs fresh or cooked hours earlier and reheated. We love the ambience and our server was pleasant , too bad food was so terrible! Also , we were never asked how the food was or we would have shared feedback.

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  15. NicC

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a really fantastic dinner for my wife's birthday. The service was excellent, the food - outstanding. We will be back for sure.

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  16. FlorinV

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    DARCY!!! Made the entire experience a 10/10. Would highly recommend him as your server

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  17. Kurtis

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were amazing!!! our waiter made a number of recommendations that were right on the mark for what we were looking for. After having our last two dinning experience's at other reputable establishment being disappointing. Our dinner at the Lake House was refreshing with the whole experience being reaffirming, that good dinning is still something that can be found.

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  18. James

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of our dining experience, including the food, services, lovely dining area, comfortable chairs and beautiful lake view. We will be adding this experience to our regular date night and look forward to trying the lunch experience.

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  19. Andrew

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great, I had the Duck and my wife had the trout. Both were fantastic. She also had 3 oysters to start and we shared the tiramisu for dessert. Overall was great night out for dinner. We will be going back.

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  20. Niclovesgoodfood

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible meal in a beautiful restaurant on the lake. Service was outstanding. Will be back!

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  21. StaceyB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our meals at The Lake House and our server was very attentive. We will definitely be back again.

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  22. bottleneck70

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall the experience was good. Table was a little small and pushed against a wall in a large room. Food was good, but not what it once was. Coat check would have been nice, but not offered. Would go again, but not for a special occasion.

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  23. KristenF

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Beautiful setting. Amazing food. The Lake House is one of our favorite places to date night.

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  24. LizG

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came to the Lake House for my husband’s birthday lunch. We were seated at a beautiful window seat overlooking the lake. Our lunch started with a shared golden beet salad that was delicious. My husband had the battered cod with fries and I had the beef short ribs. Both meals were excellent in flavour and presentation and very filling. We did leave a little room for the tiramisu and sticky toffee deserts. Our server was very friendly, attentive and knowledgeable in the different dishes available. We had a wonderful experience and look forward to returning.

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  25. Christine

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Hi I found the noise level high - not energetic but too noisy. I was with an elderly person and we were accommodated by the manager to a quieter side room. It was much better for us. I appreciated his ability to oblige our request. The server didn't forget us, either. So kudos!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had an absolutely delightful lunch at the Lake House in Calgary. The meal was outstanding and easily one of the best I have had in a long time. The short ribs I tried were incredibly delicious and I highly recommend giving them a try. The ambience at the restaurant was perfect for a cold snowy day, with a warm and inviting atmosphere, a roaring fireplace, and a breathtaking view of the frozen lake. It was a truly memorable dining experience.

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  27. AnjieB

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was such great food and service was fantastic!! Definitely coming back with the family

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed it, the accompaniments were so unique. The fish board was great.

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  29. MorganJ

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service and delicious food while enjoying a beautiful view of the lake.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice steel trout and it was garnished beautifully, service was impeccable, for sure we will be back!

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  31. SherylS

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    right fromthemonent we stepped into the restaurant, we were greeted with a warm reception Our server was outstnading, the food delicious, and atmosphere perfect

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  32. RalphR

    New York City

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful dining experience , relaxing location, excellent food offerings, impressive wine list, exceptional service. Thoroughly recommended!!

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  33. DaleR

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The quality of food is great. Portions are good but appetizers / salad although very tasty are on the small size for the price. The pastry of the Pear and Stilton tart was a bit heavy and tough and could have had a little more Stilton. Steak was superb and Duck breast very good. Veggies etc were very good. Overall meal excellent. Darcy our waiter is exceptional. Wine and meal suggestions and knowledge spot on A great dining experience.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Darcy was our server (again) and it was such a great evening! From beginning to end ~ seamless, delicious and totally enjoyable. There was a very large group at a nearby table who felt that scream laughing was appropriate indoors but we were so focused on what was happening at our table we hardly noticed! Can’t wait to go back! The couple we dined with had never been before and we know that they’ll be bringing friends and family back again too!

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  35. AnitaH

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful meal,service and atmosphere! Great wine selection!

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  36. CraigF

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best hidden gems in the city. Great views of Lake Bonavista. Great food and incredible service. Darcy is one-of-a-kind and clearly loves what he does.

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  37. TonyS

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good experience. Food was excellent and we always enjoy the creative cocktails. We had the corner window table which one of the best Thank you

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Lots of celebrations and was looking forward to a very nice dinner at one of our favourite restaurants. The food was great as always, but the service and the way we were treated was unacceptable and made our whole experience horrible. We asked BEFORE bringing dessert if we were allowed to do so, we were told yes and that there would be a charge only IF we wanted them to cut our cake but we informed them we were bringing in cupcakes and told it was fine then after we asked for them from the fridge we were told we had to pay $5 PER PERSON to have them. The manager Erica was EXTREMELY rude and unprofessional. I would normally recommend this restaurant hands down but after this experience I can’t say I feel the same way now.
    The Lake HouseResponded on 24 January 2024
    Dear valued guest, Thank you for sharing your recent experience with us. We appreciate your support of our restaurant. We apologize for the inconvenience you faced during your celebration. We understand the importance of a seamless dining experience on such special occasions. Your feedback regarding the dessert situation is valuable, and we sincerely regret any miscommunication that may have occurred. We take your concerns seriously and will be addressing them internally to improve our service and prevent similar issues in the future. Our commitment to providing exceptional customer service remains our priority, and we appreciate your feedback as it allows us to improve. Once again, we thank you for your feedback. Warm regards, Lake House Management

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  39. SandraH

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great day out for lunch with my son. Top notch everything and responsibly priced for such a beautiful space, wonderful view and delicious cuisine.

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  40. JanelleC

    Calgary

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The lake house always has the most amazing food! The service is unreal as well.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Lake House is rated 4.7 stars by 3232 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for The Lake House

747 Lake Bonavista Drive SE, Calgary, AB T2J 0N2

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Lake Louise Way SE
  • Area
    Calgary
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30–13:30 Dinner Tue–Sun 17:00–20:30
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, Wild Game
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Ample free parking.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Thomas Neukom
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (403) 225-3939
  • Private party facilities
    The Lake House has two distinct rooms that can host a private event. One smaller Private Dining Room can seat up to 60 people and the main dining room that can accommodate 120 people. The Whole Venue can be booked exclusively and accommodate 180 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Kirsten Davies: (403) 225-6525
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