Cuisine type

  • Canadian,


  • Bison,


  • Restaurant With Terrace,

Products and Services

  • Online Reservations,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
747 Lake Bonavista Dr SE, Calgary, AB T2J 0N2
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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

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  • > $60,

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The Lake House restaurant sits on the east shore of Lake Bonavista in the southeast Bonavista neighbourhood. Its location, ambience and Rocky Mountain cuisine have garnered it a reputation as a go-to venue for special event bookings such as weddings, graduations and corporate functions, and day-to-day clientele has grown steadily since its launch in 2014.

“We’re booked up on Saturdays from now until March of next year,” says Lake House manager Scott Woodruff as he surveys the main dining room on a spring day. Chandeliers made of elk antlers hang from the ceiling over nearly every table. A large stone fireplace warms the room from the corner. The wall panelling, tables and exposed beams of the vaulted ceilings are all done in dark wood. It’s easy to see why so many people want to celebrate milestones at The Lake House.

The setting puts the staff in a good mood, too. “I feel like I work at a resort, to see this view every day,” says Woodruff, pointing to Lake Bonavista through the restaurant's large, plate glass windows. Boaters paddle the waters as an osprey circles overhead. “It doesn’t matter if it’s winter, fall or summer. It’s always pretty breathtaking.”

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Beautiful location for a special occassion!

My husband and I went to The Ranche for a special occassion for the first time, and I was very impressed by the atmosphere and decor. It is beautiful and elegant but also rustic. You are also in Fish Creek Park, which makes for a nice and unique spot for dinner. We visited the restaurant near Christmas time, and it was just lovely with the snow and lights! The food was incedible, and they have an outstanding wine list. A must see!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
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A holiday party is a wonderful excuse to dine at The Lake House on Lake Bonavista. The rustic restaurant serves Rocky Mountain Cuisine along with an extensive wine list. The space itself is majestic, adorned with large glass windows and a grand fireplace, all with a view of the water.

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Overlooking the scenic Lake Bonavista, The Lake House is a cozy, upscale Canadian cuisine restaurant with a wonderfully intimate interior. On Valentine’s Day, the restaurant is offering a special four-course dinner from 5 until 10 p.m. Start the meal off with raw Village Bay oyster, followed by a duo of slow-roasted wild boar belly and foie gras torchon, as well as a white bean manchego puree. For the main course, choose between bison tenderloin, sous-vide chicken breast or seared red snapper. For dessert, enjoy a rich chocolate Mayan mousse cake. Wine pairings courtesy of CRMR wine director Brad Royale are also available for an additional $50 per person. Call 403-225-3939 to make reservations.

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Like Cilantro, The Lake House is owned by Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts, but the ambiance is more upscale, with a beautiful view overlooking Lake Bonavista. Like its sister restaurant, it features bison and wild boar on the menu, but it’s also one of the few places in Calgary that serves caribou. Try the bison-and-caribou game burger, or roasted caribou Denver leg with cheese pie and pickled vegetable salad.

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