The Lakehouse

4.7
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1463 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Since 2006, The LakeHouse restaurant has been the jewel of Bay Shore, NY. This past summer, owners Eileen & Matthew Connors and Jay Gut have upgraded from a cozy yet elegant charmer to a brand new dockside treasure. With stunning views, comfortable seating for 100+ guests, two lounge areas, and deck overlooking the Great South Bay, and a garden fire pit, The Lakehouse is touted by many as “one of the best restaurants on Long Island.” At night, the deck is illuminated, as is the waterfront lounge area where guests can congregate for after-dinner cocktails. This New American fine dining experience is not to be missed. The Lakehouse can now be reached by boat as well, as guest dockage is available at the new gorgeous bayside locale.
*Please note that we not take reservations for particular tables & we cannot promise a particular area or table.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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PD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very enjoyable evening as always!! Happy Birthday to my mom!!!

E
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Praises to your full staff. Wait staff very polished and experienced. Food was excellent with no rush from course to course. Ambiance for holiday was impressive.Thanks for a nice evening, accommodating request for a round table, making conversation easier. Will definitely recommend you. Enjoy the holidays .

B
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restrauant is a 40 minute drive for us so usually do for special occasions. We were in the area at lunch time and made a reservation. It never disappoints! Fabulous food- we thought better than the 3 Michelin stared restrauant we were at a week earlier. The owner will always ask about your experience- even if she only stopped for lunch and not working. I hope they continue with this wonderful place.

NN
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service is top notch! This is the best restaurant on the south shore period! If not all of Long Island!!! A true dining experience!

j
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for lunch, great menu, service and atmosphere. A tad pricey but absolutely no complaints whatsoever!

JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We really enjoyed Thanksgiving at THE LAKEHOUSE! The food was exquisite and the ambiance very special. We sat in the room by the fireplace which was very cozy. The pumpkin cobbler dessert was amazing! The whole family from great grandma to toddlers enjoyed it!

TF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

always enjoy our visits. Meals are good and staff is extemely accommodating.

C
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were great. Loved my steak! My husband had the blackfish which you don’t see on many menus—he loved it! My friend had the pork chop (which was moist and perfectly cooked) and her husband had the halibut and loved that as well.We always enjoy piano music in the background but it was too loud and infringed on our conversation. We will definitely come back in the summer so we can enjoy being on the water, but we will ask to be seated away from the piano.

N
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Cannot rave enough about the food at this establishment. It truly never is a disappointment. I will say the portions aren't big but the prices aren't that big either! We even love the little chef sample they bring you out on a Saturday night! Our server was very attentive and gave suggestions. We were celebrating our anniversary and put that in our reservation so did think they would bring out something special but that didn't happen which isn't a big deal but. For a Saturday it wasn't very lively and there was a piano player so the ambiance felt a little old but we did go a bit earlier so it definitely could have livened up. Highly recommend!

EF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Food was good. Oysters particularly so although the 4 jumbo shrimp we ordered with it never arrived. Most disappointing though was the missed birthday acknowledgement for my daughter after requesting it on the reservation and calling that afternoon to please remind. Oh well we don't get do overs on these things.

FJ
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service was excellent! Robert was our server and could not be better! Everything was wonderful!

S
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Thanksgiving

PM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was pleasantly surprised that on Thanksgiving Day they had their normal full menu plus a turkey thanksgiving special. I had the sea scallops and I am usually a snob when it comes to scallops and I only eat peconic bay scallops. These scallops were absolutely delicious and the portion was larger then I expected. You must try the suckling pig for an appetizer. It was one of the most unique appetizers I have ever tasted. Our server explained that it was pulled pork that was compiled and a crackle placed on top. Amazing....
Finished dinner with the cinnamon donuts. Think munchkins only bigger and so much better. The vanilla cream cheese icing and raspberry sauce are served on the side which was nice. Warm donuts made fresh after your dinner. Doesn’t get much better then that.
Thank you to the chef and staff for a very enjoyable Thanksgiving. It is obvious this s not just a job to the people that work there it is much more.

JF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Wish we could have had the choice to order dark meat like a leg or wing instead of just white meat. Cranberry sauce was very lumpy. Stuffing looked weird, unappetizing taking on appearance of a muffin. Buss boys were too quick taking away plates when we were not finished with our appetizer and bread. Turkey was tasty but gravy was thin. Garlic purée was spot on. Vegetables were good. Waiter knew his meal agenda. Hopefully this helps if you are so inclined to try it again in the future.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated my sisters birthday with a lovely Sunday brunch. Our server was very knowledgeable and the food was delicious.

E
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant. Our server Robert was very attentive. Not rushed at all. Great evening out

DB
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent!! Loved it and food was great!! The piano playing was perfect and gives the place a nice feel!! We enjoyed it all the music the drinks the service everyone was very attentive!! A great evening had by all!!

DF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing tasting menu. Service was excellent

K
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Wonderful food and definitely one of long. Islands finest restaurants. A few small criticisms however. He courteous and helpful wait staff need to be taught not to remove one persons empty. Plate while other guests are still eating. The choice of appetizers should be expanded. The side portion of Mac and cheese that we had for8 dollars contained about 3 tablespoons of ingredients. Not an appropriate portion. No other complaints and just as teriffic as when it was the old duck pond inn.

I
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best restaurant on Long Island. It should be Michelin-starred!! Always perfect service along with a spectacular meal!!!

r
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

The food was excellent, we went in November so there was no sunset Im sure it’s prettier in the spring & summer. I wish they had music playing for ambiance but the food was delicious

M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual- excellent service and a delicious meal
My favorite restaurant

DG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely one of my FAVORITE restaurants on Long Island. Never a disappointment!!!! From the Drinks, to the Food, the staff, everything is top notch!!

DL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing!! The food and staff is superb!! It’s our favorite South Shore restaurant !

GR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Anniversary

F
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

the place was empty possibly due to the cold weather so you might think they would be extra nice to the few people that were there , including people with special events..
it was my birthday. PLEASE do not go there

CG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The menu options were extensive and each one presented with flair. The food was extremely flavorful and unique. Delicious. Beautiful atmosphere and superb service. A wonderful dining experience that I highly recommend.

SJ
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was such a nice evening.. The food was special and the atmosphere was just want we were looking for to spend time with our friends and catch up.. The service was great.. We will be back for sure..

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

Terrible food the waiters were rude and not helpful. No flavor to food and did not tell us about up charge on some menu items. Unfortunate since it seemed like a cute spot. Never going back would not recommend.

CJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Went for lunch/ early dinner but only the brunch menu was available. A little disappointed there weren’t more options. But the steak & eggs sufficed. Steak was cooked perfectly but but the eggs need salt& the toast some butter. But overall good flavors.

JM
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There is plenty of parking nearby. It is a good time of year to go here for the parking, despite the fact that it is cold out. The waiting service is very quick and attentive. There is good bread service. There is a bakery on site, so the desserts are delicious and fresh. Also, there are complimentary appetizers (tomatoes and goat cheese). The food is fresh and delicious. I recommend the scallops. An incredible experience; I can't wait to eat here in the summer. The restaurant is right on the water and has an amazing view.

RK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A piano player & a warm fireplace welcomes you to a lovely dining experience. The service staff was attentive and friendly. The food was beautifully plated and delicious. The portions were perfectly sized. Keep room for dessert —- amazing!

MS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an outstanding, romantic, dinner by the fire at the lake house. I highly recommend this for a special occasion or a romantic dinner. The menu is creative and the food is delicious. The drink menu is inventive and tasty. And don’t forget to order dessert. Best part of the dinner.

K
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I love The Lakehouse and look forward to eating here a few times a year. The food, service, and ambiance are amazing! It’s pricey but Restaurant Week makes it very reasonable to eat at this upscale eatery.

G
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dinner with high quality ingredients in inventive dishes. Outstanding value for LI Restaurant Week. Extensive wine list with many affordable choices. Spectacular water view.

L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

In spite of it being very busy both the food and service was excellent. The value was exceptional as it was Restaurant Week. We'll be back!

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding! Service, menu selection, & food was

OT
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Food very good ... ambiance very atmospheric ... noise level quiet ... however, service very slow and irregular ... from taking our order ... to serving the food ... and clearing the table.

W
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great as always Took friends for first time and loved it also Can't wait to go back

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

My wife and I have been meaning to go to The LakeHouse and Restaurant Week was the perfect time, we thoroughly our meals.
She had the roasted chicken I had the pork chop both were delicious the desserts were even better,a carrot cake ice cream sandwich and a pear dessert were so good. We will definitely be back