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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%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
747 Lake Bonavista Dr SE, Calgary, Alberta T2J 0N2, Canada
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Reviewed September 12, 2018

In a world of good-to-delicious hamburgers you actually have to go on a culinary limb to get really great. Lake House does this with their very well thought out beef and bison burger. I know CRMR have their own ranch south of Cowtown hence they,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Michael K
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Ambiance (A), Food (B), Service (F), Price (C)...OVERALL (B-) OVERALL (B-) - A fun place with a great view, but the service was not he best and a bit pricey. Good for a special occasion, but a very special occasion. Not very kid friendly either...More

Date of visit: April 2018
2  Thank CanadaTravelGuy_9
Reviewed August 6, 2018

We had been staying with a friend in Lake Bonavista, and dined at The Lake House on our final night. We started with a cocktail. Sitting on the balcony, we were literally just above the water and the view was wonderful. I had the trout,...More

Date of visit: July 2018
2  Thank Myrtle2259
Reviewed June 30, 2018

Gathered ten people together to celebrate our son's graduation. Looking around the room, we weren't the only ones celebrating graduation. View, as you might expect, was tremendous. After a slow start, we were attended to by our wait staff. Food was good but was expecting...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank markonfootball495
Reviewed June 27, 2018

Our family thought we would make a birthday special with a good meal in a lovely setting. While the setting is lovely, the meal was nothing special. My bison sirloin was flavourless as was my daughters trout. The other meals were nothing to write home...More

Date of visit: June 2018
3  Thank Albert F
Reviewed June 15, 2018

My husband and I took a group of 6 total people out here to celebrate my father's birthday on a Tuesday night. The 5 omnivores shared the Rocky Mountain Charcuterie Board as an appitizer. 2 had the Ribeye, 2 had the Bison Striploin and 1...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank NYC-Canuck
Reviewed June 15, 2018

We ate here on our last night in Calgary. The food was delicious, and the service could not have been better. Wonderful way to end our vacation in a relaxed atmosphere with excellent food.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank 138jessif
Reviewed June 14, 2018

Quite recently we took two guests - from the UK - to The Lake House for dinner. To say that they were impressed would be an understatement. Although we arrived a little early, we were promptly seated. Throughout the evening the service was impeccable. This...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank traveljunkie075
Reviewed June 13, 2018

Some of the best food you can get in Calgary. Great ambiance, incredible service, and have NEVER EVER been disappointed with the food. Pricey, but one of the best meals you'll ever have at a restaurant.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank B5242VHkennethc
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

The food was good and the service excellent. Lots of good wines to choose from their menu and the view from the table was really good. Definitely to recommend for a nice dinner with family or business.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank sahragillberg
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$29
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
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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