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The Lake House

#40 of 2,941 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
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747 Lake Bonavista Dr SE, Calgary, Alberta T2J 0N2, Canada (Formerly Newport Grill on Lake Bonavista)
+1 403-225-3939
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a combined group of Americans, Western Canadians and Eastern Canadians for dinner. Six of us arrived early with the two others arriving shortly after we had our first drinks delivered- Perfect timing. Service was excellent, attentive but unrushed. We shared one large charcuterie plate , one large smoked fish plate and six delectable Oysters. Chose a wine from the... More 

Thank Steven B
Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I decided to take my boyfriend to the Lake House for his birthday as a special surprise. I had heard and read nothing but amazing things about this restaurant - great food, amazing service, romantic, blah blah blah - and yes, all too good to be true. I had not set foot in this restaurant since it's days as the... More 

Thank travel_nut24
Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With our son visiting from out-of-town and both my wife and I celebrating our birthdays this weekend, we wanted something special but not Valentine special. The Lake House came on our radar from other good comments. We visited several times in the 80s when it was Inn on the Lake but we now live in downtown Calgary and it seems... More 

Thank t0mtait
Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a very nice dinner here between Christmas and New Years. The ambiance was lovely with the roaring fire in the background and a view of people skating on the lake. The service was good. My husband ordered the lamb and was very disappointed. I would call it two-bite lamb as that was all he got and it was... More 

Thank Missy1123
Calgary, Alberta Canada
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77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Since it was my wife's birthday, we decided to go our for a nice dinner. It was a Sunday evening and many of the finer restaurants are closed on Sundays so we thought we'd try The Lake House. It is situated at Lake Bonavista, close to the shopping center so there's lots of free parking. The restauarant is very spacious... More 

Thank 66scottie
Calgary, Canada
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155 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We visited the Lakehouse over Christmas with some friends for dinner, we have now been a few times and it is one of our favourite restaurants. Get to the restaurant on time for your reservation and you might get the preferred seating by the windows, if not the next best is by the fireplace. I would recommend the salad as... More 

Thank Julie O
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

A Great dinner with a great view, the staff was very professional. Always a perfect meal. Wine was a bit overpriced.

Thank Bruce T
Hinckley, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We were a party of four and the menu was inventive and truly rewarding as the rules were excellent. The quantities were great and the presentation exquisite. The service was good and friendly and attentive staff. Yes the prices were not cheap but the attention to detail and the quality of the food was superb. Fairly easy to find the... More 

Thank aek8491
Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We book dinner with a business client and his wife for the evening of November 20. We all ordered the rib steak. Two of us had to send our steaks back as there were incredibly underdone. It took a long time to get the recooked dish - our guest had already finished their dinner. The services was not great. Not... More 

Thank shellycalgary2015
Pamela D, Sales & Marketing Manager - City at The Lake House, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your recent experience at The Lake House. We are sorry to hear some of the food was not cooked the way you had hoped. We certainly strive to get it each guest's dish right each and every time. Please feel free to email me at events@crmr.com if you... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

It has an amazing view of the lake and the interior is also very beautiful. The food was very good, I had the duck and it was absolutely great, everyone else also liked their food. Very nice place but a little expensive.

Thank marwa e

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?