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The Lake House

747 Lake Bonavista Dr SE, Calgary, Alberta T2J 0N2, Canada
+1 403-225-3939
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“wild boar” (16 reviews)
“scallops” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
747 Lake Bonavista Dr SE, Calgary, Alberta T2J 0N2, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is located on a suburban lake. The view is very nice. It's a little pricey, but the food and service are worth it.

Thank touchup2017
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

My first time at “the lake house” was WAY back in the day when it was “The Inn on the Lake”. It was a fancy night out back then (I was also a teenager so anything other than McDonald’s was fancy) but i remember it...More

Thank lakureyri
CRMResorts, Manager at The Lake House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi, We are so happy you enjoyed your Christmas party with us! Glad to hear you enjoyed the service and food. We hope to see you again soon for lunch or dinner!

Reviewed 10 December 2017

It has been two weeks since our visit. We brought my 87 year old mother and were not disappointed in the food, ambiance, or service. I was looking forward to a view of the lake and the hunting lodge atmosphere lit up with antler chandeliers...More

Thank gghCalgary
CRMResorts, Manager at The Lake House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for the glowing review, we hope that you continue to visit us at The Lake House. We are so happy we exceed your expectations. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 2 December 2017

This is my second time at this restaurant. The appetizers and the meal was very good. The waitress were very attentive and gave us very good service. The restaurant has a nice location and relax atmosphere.

Thank Raul R
Reviewed 30 November 2017

This restaurant should be rated as Calgary's number 1 restaurant. We started with Oysters & a salad. The oysters were the best I've tasted, very cold over salt served with 2 sauces & a lemon. My partner had the Char & I had the Wild...More

Thank Ron F
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Visited The Lake House recently for a friends birthday dinner and had a beautiful meal. The food was great. Exactly what I was hoping for to celebrate a special occasion. The scotch eggs appetizer was amazing, and everyone loved their mains. The peach with lemon...More

Thank jjhrtraveler
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Always a great option for special occassions. It is a unique setting on the lake that feels like you are not in the city any longer. A relazing cozy atmosphere inside for a fall evening, which included a lovely fire. Excellent service and meal was...More

Thank Kira G
Reviewed 20 October 2017

A delightful place to have an after serious work relax. Build over an artificial lake surrounded by a low density housing development, this restaurant is spacious, excellent service and superb food. We were a very large group, so we ordered for all a variety of...More

Thank valentemrs
CRMResorts, Manager at The Lake House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Hi, Thank you for the great review. We are very glad you enjoyed the service, food and setting. See you again soon!

Reviewed 18 October 2017

Started with a table overlooking the lake and complimentary champagne. Friendly server ,interesting menus choices.Wine by the glass selection was not broad, but we enjoyed a nice Italian Merlot. My wife enjoyed the elk tenderloin special and I had salmon.Both were perfectly prepared with very...More

Thank Don M
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Great charcuterie plate for our starter. Stuffed chicken, salmon, bison striploin and tenderloin were all fantastic. Dessert was a peanut butter chocolate cake which was another hit. One of the best restaurants in Calgary !!!

Thank Gerry B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 747 Lake Bonavista Dr SE, Calgary, Alberta T2J 0N2, Canada (Formerly Newport Grill on Lake Bonavista)
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-225-3939
  • E-mail
Perched directly above Lake Bonavista with large glass windows overlooking the lake, The Lake House, formerly The Ranche restaurant, is home to one of Calgary's finest and most creative restaurants as well as a unique setting for weddings and corporate events. Exuding rustic elegance, the interior is illuminated with ornate elk antler chandeliers and accessorized with a grand stone fireplace. Catching your eye when you enter the restaurant, a brand new 130 square foot glass encased wine cellar as well as a refurbished 21 foot bar from the 1800's, previously housed in a mercantile shop in Montana, speak to the recent renovations. The outdoor patio provides the perfect opportunity to savour sips and enjoy delicious Rocky Mountain Cuisine. The Lake House features Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts' (CRMR's) renowned and distinctive Rocky Mountain Cuisine. This is interpreted and presented by Chef Thomas Neukom. Chef Neukom and his team have heralded numerous culinary awards showcasing the regional flavour of Western Canada. Our locally inspired menus are complimented by a diverse wine list offering global selections authored by CRMR Wine Director Brad Royale.
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