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Lakeview Restaurant

4.3
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125 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
3,000 square foot dining room over looking the lake with table 6 ft apart. 14,000 square foot COVERED RAIN RESISTANT patio over looking the lake with tables 8 feet apart. Guest may be inside or out. But other special seating requests are not guaranteed. We also have socially distanced booths in our lounge- these are first come first served and may not be reserved.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 125 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.4
Service
4.6
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KimM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best meatballs I’ve had in years!! Clams casino was great too!

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Lynnie
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience4

We had made a reservation in advance. When we got there we were told to sit anywhere we wanted on our own. No table was reserved for us. No service given Not good.

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LeslieH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We felt very safe eating outdoors at the Lakeview. Tables were spaced at least 6 feet apart. The cod sandwich was super fresh and delicious. Service was good and food came quickly. The view of the lake is so lovely.

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RestRauntGoer
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service in a beautiful setting

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Rick
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Good, scenic outdoor dining option during the pandemic.

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JJ15
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Lakeview has a ‘Seat Yourself’ policy so I’m not sure why they are allowing customers to make reservations! No one asked if we had a reservation!

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DeborahL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always love going to Lakeview Restaurant. The view is beautiful sitting on the huge patio near the lake and the food is delicious. The service is excellent and the social distanced tables and masked servers make us feel safe . Many nights there is live entertainment which makes for an enjoyable evening .

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SusanG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

We always enjoy coming here in the summer months. The view is beautiful. This year especially, it is appreciated with dining outdoors. Good service and delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing. Service was great! Love the outdoor patio.

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Cozycomfort
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely view of a clean lake. Good distance between tables. Good wait staff.

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SusanW
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Restaurant is a bit pricey. Food was good, sat on patio.

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KatieK
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious food in a pretty location. Close to UCONN campus. We would eat here again, and recommend if in the area to check it out.

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RonD
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Somewhat pricey, Quality of food and portions excellent. seemed to be some confusion as to who was going to be our waitress. We had a delightful young lady named Olivia. Very pleasant and personable.. Enjoyed our meals and the show, lovely location. Kudos to the Owner, He bussed tables, delivered food and help the staff clean up throughout the evening..Very impressed...Will return soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Nicely done even with all the COVID19 regulations!

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Lizzy
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and great outdoor dining with a view.

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SallyM
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The food was very good but the prices are quite expensive for the choices.

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LisaP
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My date and I had a great dinner at the Lakeview Restaurant. The view was beautiful, the restaurant was clean, and the service was excellent! We will definitely be back!

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JimR
New England
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good view, service, food was excellent. They are very Covid aware and take good precautions for their customers.

Felt very comfortable going there. A nice ride to get there. Would go back, and recommend to friends.

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Bien
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Ordered lazy lobster. For $50 got a few chunks of lobster meat, 3 scallops and 4 large shrimp. Way over priced for amount of seafood in dish. Lobster ravioli was good. Waitress was mediocre. Might be a better place for apps and drinks on the deck.

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vipRoseG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

The only issue was that the server was young and in-experienced, no knowledge of the menu, didn’t ask if we wanted coffee, dessert or another drink, brought the check and we didn’t ask for it.

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Mike
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Always a good time. Right on the lake and plenty of socially distant outdoor seating.

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Spectacuar
New England
21 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely wide terrace overlooking a small lake. Perfect for al fresco. Very Italian menu with a broad selection. My acid test for any restaurant is how well they prepare their crab cakes. These were sublime, light and airy, perfectly composed. Then they served our Aranchini! I won't tell you how wonderful it was, you have to experience it yourself!

Service was deft and quick. Wine list is a little limited, but the selections were appropriate for the cuisine.

This is a BIG place and likely to be crowded and noisy inside. Not so on the terrace, so find a beautiful day for lunch.

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maureens
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Good spot to watch the water, boaters, and ducks. Or food was good, although the rosemary chicken was very tasty, it was thighs and a leg, I would have preferred breasts especially for $28.00. Service was great.

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MikeK
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Food good but pricey, drinks small and expensive, great ambiance with the lake and sunset

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ChristineG
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The antipasto board and calamari were excellent! The service was outstanding!

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience4

Unfortunately the food did not rate high for me, it really feel under average food. I have pasta and vegtables done in olive oil - it was very bland despite my request to add seasoning. I also asked to have the peppers replaced (as I can't eat peppers with sauteed onions. The onions were not sauteed, just cut up and thrown in. It is really too bad as I love the environment and being able to sit outside to view the lake.

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GregF
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Portions small, no salad, no offer of more bread. Slow getting our food but it was a beautiful night next to the lake and there was live music. Over all a good experience and will go again.

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PattiP
New England
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

You pay for the view at Lakeside- food was definitely overpriced, reasonable but not stellar. Service was outstanding. My husband and I enjoy eating out once a week- and we both agreed we paid $110 for a meal that should have been $65.

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vipLine
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great view. Wish there were more tables in the shade.

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OceanandSun
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time seated on the patio. The only mistake that we did was to sit under the tent. It was 6pm and the sun was beating down and the umbrella on our table was no help 😩 Otherwise, it was a great time

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

Would go back for fish and chips. Fries and drinks were good...some other items would not order again. Outside by the lake was nice.

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JTinCT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There’s nothing not to love about The Lakeview! The owners, Leo & Marianna, the view, & food are fantastic! As “someone “ stated to me “it’s a little pricey but so worth it”. Couldn’t agree more.

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DonC
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Awesome place. Bet its a blast when there is no covid

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great wait staff and food very good.

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WilliamH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent patio dining experience. The seafood platter was both enormous and delicious! Would definitely recommend to a friend.

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SharonC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love the Lakeview Restaurant. Not only is the atmosphere great with the lake and boaters, but the food was delicious and the service was top notch. Can't wait to go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great services and food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was fantastic experience and the food was delicious!!

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Sara
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

The atmosphere of outdoor dining by Coventry Lake is a big reason why my husband and I chose to dine here. The service was good. Our appetizer and entrees came out quickly. The view was beautiful by the water. There was live music playing. The only thing I will mention (to echo what other reviews said) was that the food prices seem high for what you get. Having said that, the seafood entree that I ordered was very good. Just be aware of the increased prices (they seem much higher than when we used to come here), but I would go here again for a nice night out.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Good on the higher side of OK. But you go for the view. Live Music was a nice surprise!

FAQs

Lakeview Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Toast. Lakeview Restaurant also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 498-0500.

Lakeview Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 125 OpenTable diners.

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