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The Lake House

#40 of 2,946 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 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Calgary, Canada
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219 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here on Valentine's Day with my bae. We had booked weeks in advance and I had wanted to eat here for over a year but was saving it for something special. So... we made reservations.. then a couple days before V-day they called us to tell us there was a set menu... OKAY.. why did you not mention this... More 

Thank Sasha H
Calgary, Canada
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a girls' lunch at the Lake House this week and it was excellent. We had a table in the corner so we had a great view of the lake - people skating and playing hockey. Our server was very attentive, professional and courteous. For starters, we ordered the duck spring rolls as well as the charred apple &... More 

Thank AlbertaVirginiaGal
Calgary, Canada
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174 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Lake House is becoming one of our favourite restaurants, the view is beautiful if you are lucky enough to sit near the lake if not the restaurant is beautiful and has tables near the fireplace that are equally as nice. We went for my birthday and tried a new appetizer, I would recommend trying the Egg Linguine, very yummy!... More 

Thank Julie O
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2017

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 

1 Thank Steven B
Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017

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 

1 Thank travel_nut24
Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

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 February 6, 2017

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 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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174 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 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 November 30, 2016 via mobile

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

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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
$15 - $29
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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?