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The Lake House

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240 West main St, Bay Shore, NY
(631) 666-0995
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 56
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 2
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent view, food, and waitpersons

We went for Sunday brunch (and jazz!) and again for dinner with friends. The view is amazing as was the food. The wait people were very friendly. I would recommend getting reservations. There is also an outside seating area for just drinks and talking. Whenever we go back to the area, and we will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Richard E
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Sunnyvale
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Sunnyvale
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41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went for Sunday brunch (and jazz!) and again for dinner with friends. The view is amazing as was the food. The wait people were very friendly. I would recommend getting reservations. There is also an outside seating area for just drinks and talking. Whenever we go back to the area, and we will, this will always be the restaurant... More 

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East Islip, New York
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

My husband and I went for our 28th anniversary. We sat on the outside deck. This is fully enclosed and very nice with a beautiful view of the pond. I will say, they could spruce up the space a little. Our food was amazing. We started out with the assorted meat and cheese platter. This was more than enough for... More 

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East Islip, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

After hearing rave reviews about the LakeHouse from acquaintances for over a year now, we decided to go for dinner one evening with friends. The entire experience was awesome! The staff was over the top nice, friendly and on their game as far as service goes. The quality of the food and the presentation was a huge surprise. Some of... More 

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Deer Park, New York
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This restaurant is a bit on the pricey side, but worth every penny. We visited for brunch and sat out by the water. It was beautiful. We arrived a little later in the day so the jazz band finished playing around the time we placed our order. They were great. The portions were a bit smaller than we are used... More 

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Long Island, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We had a really wonderful and delicious meal to celebrate a birthday here last night. The staff is pleasant, and very professional. The food was possibly the most delicious I've had. The view of the lake is serene and pretty. Now I know why its #1 !

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The only hesitation I have in writing this review is that if everyone goes to this restaurant, they might make it difficult for me to get a reservation. I've driven past this restaurant for 10 years. Friends have told me to go there and that the food is amazing. I never followed their advice. In March 2014, a co worker... More 

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West Islip, New York
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

5 of us went to celebrate 3 family birthdays. A very happy occasion. Having eaten here before and thoroughly enjoying the fine food, we were not disappointed. We started at the bar with pre-dinner cocktails. Bar is small but you get an attentive bar staff. The hostess didn't rush us, she was friendly and said whenever we were ready, let... More 

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West Islip, New York
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

First let me say that I have dined at this restaurant a lot and have sampled the entire menu. When it comes to food and service this restaurant can not be beat and would hold its own against the city's finest. Charming location on a beautiful pond and excellent bartenders and wait staff. Owners and chef are gracious and welcoming.... More 

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Bellmore, New York
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235 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We used to go to this place when it was called the Duck Pond Inn. after closing for a while and now reopening as the Lakehouse what a beautiful treat. Set right on the Duckpond, with beautiful views looking south towards Great South Bay, this is a dining delight. A fresh eclectic continental menu from Seafood to steaks. We had... More 

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Bay Shore, New York
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We've been there for dinner and brunch and have not been disappointed. The staff is very accommodating and the food is delicious. The setting is very quaint with the view of the pond. This is a very classy restaurant and perfect for any special occasion.

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Additional Information about The Lake House

Address: 240 West main St, Bay Shore, NY
Phone Number: (631) 666-0995
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Bay Shore
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 240 West main St, Bay Shore, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Bay Shore
  • Phone Number: (631) 666-0995

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?