We just dined with another couple at The Lake House this past Saturday night. I had never heard of it, but was intrigued by the great reviews. Well, I can honestly say that I have a new "among my very favorite" restaurant to enjoy. Everything - from the decor, the seating, the (lack of) noise level, the service, and especially the food was exemplary! We enjoyed four appetizers, four entrees, and four desserts, and can't think of anything that was less than excellent. One appetizer (mine) was a liver assortment: two pates and some duck liver wrapped in bacon, with toast points. All were excellent, assuming that you have a taste for liver, of course. another appetizer was a risotto with mushrooms, which was great but to me is more of a side dish than an app. the two ladies had a crab soup that was served in a different manner: the bowl was presented with a dollop of crab meat in the center, and a few little dabs of Crème fraîche ... no soup! Then our waiter showed up with a teapot and filled the bowls with the soup itself, which was fantastic.
Our entrees included some Montaul tilefish, a pompano dish, some seared scallops, and, in my case, some really delicious chicken served with pearl onions, some pea pods, and a wonderful stuffing that contained mushrooms and prosciutto. Everyone raved about their dishes and, in my case, I don't think I've ever enjoyed chicken in a restaurant so much.
I'm not much of a dessert fan so I ordered the ice cream assortment, which included a scoop of a cabernet-blackberry delight. I sampled my wife's banana bread pudding, which I could have easily devoured.
all-in-all, a wonderful dining experience, at a wonderful place situated on a scenic duck pond (it was formerly the Duck Pond Inn). I would highly recommend this as a "special occasion" night out; it certainly wasn't inexpensive, but worth every cent.
I'll be back!