Fine dining, private rooms, sophisticated decor AND exceptional service with a lake view? Yes, you truly can have it all. Located in southeast Calgary, you’ll find a restaurant unlike any other. The Lake House is a truly spectacular, versatile setting perfect for a romantic dinner, lunch date with friends, intimate gathering, distinguished wedding or elegant Sunday brunch. Formerly known as The Ranche, this current establishment has been renovated to include a stunning 130-square-foot glass-encased wine cellar as well as a rustic 21-foot bar refurbished from the 1800s. Whether you have a group of two or twenty, prepare to be enveloped by the grandeur and opulence of lakeside dining. Introducing southeast Calgary’s most unique, elegant and creative restaurant, meet The Lake House.
The Lake House embodies that authentic, seemingly-unattainable fairy tale daydream you have continually running through your mind day-after-day, year-after-year. With a central grand stone fireplace and elk chandeliers adorning the ceilings, the main dining room will immediately command your attention, large and elegant while simultaneously intimate and cozy. Inspired by Rocky Mountain Cuisine, Chefs Thomas Neukom and Gareth Colville and their award-winning culinary team present fine food with exquisite presentation, exuding the regional flavour of Western Canada. Enjoy plates of local seasonal ingredients as you gaze out the large glass windows onto Lake Bonavista while exploring the diverse wine list or sipping on signature cocktails that change with the season. Find all of this in one of Calgary’s most refined and restored establishments right on the edge of city-living.
Whether you have a large upcoming event, you’re looking for the perfect spot for your next business lunch or you simply need a night out with friends, the Lake House awaits. With daily specials unlike any other, it will delight the senses and tempt the tastebuds with impeccably curated local fare paired to perfection. From sweet and savoury sips to fresh seafood and deliciously unique bites, The Lake House’s daily specials run Monday through Thursday so that you can enjoy affordable eats with a view all week long. Now how can the work week get any better than that? Check out their deals daily from 11:30am – close:
Mondays: Shells & Bubbles
Start off your week right with $2.50 freshly shucked oysters, $7 sparkling wine pours, or why not both?! Pair this with the chef’s daily signature creation of mignonette, grilled lemon and horseradish. This is a local favourite that you won’t want to miss! This offer also applies to oysters and sparkling purchased separately.
Tuesdays: $8 Signature Cocktails
Discounted cost, full-price flavour. Whether you like Honey Boulevardier or you prefer a Canadian Old Fashioned, The Lake House will be serving up signature creations all day long. The best part? Their cocktail menu changes with the season, so there’s always something new to add to your must-try list.
Hurray, you’ve made it halfway through the week! Celebrate at lunch, dinner or late-night drinks with select half-priced glasses of wine. And don’t worry about it being the same old pick week after week. The Lake House digs deep into their cellar to bring you something aged and full-flavoured that pairs perfectly with your meal.
Thursdays: Boards & Wine
Wine, cheese, meats and a variety of spreads for only $30? Sign us up! Share your Thursday evening with a friend, co-worker, family member or complete stranger, because you’re going to want to snag this deal. Enjoy two glasses of select wines with a variety of meats from CRMR’s own game ranch in Calgary, like bison and elk, alongside other tasty creations from the kitchen.
Ready to book your table?! The Lake House exudes a rich, elegant, rustic dining experience perfect for an evening out or large group bookings. Weddings or corporate events, luncheons or small conferences, the Lake House caters to groups of all sizes with private dining rooms and custom menus. Book your group reservation at The Lake House.
If you want to see the magic for yourself and try some of the daily specials above, call The Lake House directly at 403-225-3939 or book your table online. These daily specials won’t last forever Calgary, so head on down there while the wine is still flowing!
Kelsey is a content writer, contributor and editor for Date Night. Monday-Friday she works as an independent Marketing & Communications Contractor, providing writing, editing and digital marketing services for small businesses. When she’s not busy writing about our city, you can find her hanging out in coffee shops, trying the newest fitness studio or hittin’ the road to explore the Rockies. And ice cream, always, always seeking out the best ice cream.