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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
747 Lake Bonavista Dr SE, Calgary, Alberta T2J 0N2, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  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

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

2  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

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.

Thank Jessi F
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

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.

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.

Thank sahragillberg
Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

Unique menu items paired with excellent service! We went for Easter brunch at the lake house and were happy with the menu selections. The house made scones are a must! It was very busy, and noise tends to travel, however it was still enjoyable!

Thank Fiona O
Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

The venue for this wedding was perfect! We were blessed with fantastic weather although the lake was still frozen The ceremony & the reception were held in the same place which was so convenient Appetizers were served at 5 and dinner at 6:30. Every bite...More

Thank Joanne D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, View, 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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