We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Lake House

Certificate of Excellence
Contemporary
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
240 West main St, Bay Shore, NY
(631) 666-0995
Website
Today
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Open now
See all hours
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: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 70 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 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
The Lake House IS the Best

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 !

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
parkcath
,
Long Island, New York
Add Photo Write a Review

70 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Long Island, New York
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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 !

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
West Islip, New York
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
West Islip, New York
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bellmore, New York
Top Contributor
196 reviews 196 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bay Shore, New York
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
North Babylon, New York
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My wife and I again had a great dinner at the lake House on feb 11th . Our appetizers of smoked Nova salmon and Tuna tartare were outstanding along with our main courses of organic Irish salmon and sliced marinated skirt steak with garlic mashed potatoes and broccoli rabe (both fantastic ) our desserts were Valrhona chocolate soufflé w/ caramel... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bay Shore, New York
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The ambiance, the food, the staff, everything about The Lake House is top notch. We had a wonderful experience dining there on our anniversary and we intend to make it our yearly celebration!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Commack, New York
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Instead of doing a New years eve out with lousy menu's we tried the Lake House Brunch. Very very good, good food as always and very good value.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Northport, New York, United States
Top Contributor
207 reviews 207 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The food was amazing. I love seafood and not only were the selections great but the taste was fabulous. In terms of the service, it was good...but we did have one hiccup. Despite having reservations we had to wait for over an HOUR to be seated. That's because the restaurant is small, and no one was leaving their tables. So... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed The Lake House also viewed

Bay Shore, Long Island
Bay Shore, Long Island
 
Bay Shore, Long Island
Bay Shore, Long Island
 

Been to The Lake House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Lake House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?