The Lakehouse

4.7
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1614 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
4.7
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4.6
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4.7
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4.4
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vipDeborahB
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Wonderful ambiance. Service has not been up to par lately. Very slow service, waited 20 minutes for mini-donuts to come out. But food is excellent!!!

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NickF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent food allbut slightly limited menu.
The Halibut over orzo and cannelloni beans was excellent.
Service was excellent.

The outdoor tables were spacious and spaced sufficiently far apart.

The farm salad was fresh, tasty and large enough to share.

Great ambiance outdoors with a perfect view of Great South Bay.

Only negative is the parking, I walked a half mile from a parking space.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful Staff and superior dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Dinner was just ok. Waiter didn’t introduce self and was impersonal

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JoeV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal & evening....Will continue to recommend to anyone looking for a great restaurant to go out to eat!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Overall my boyfriend and I had a great experience. The food was good not great but nothing we had was bad.

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vipSherylm
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

beautiful setting, food good, a bit pricey, good for special occasion.

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kimr
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic as always.
Atmosphere is relaxing and beautiful and the food was excellent!

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Curlyq5
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have always enjoyed this restaurant. First time out since pandemic. Seating and food was perfect.

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allent
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience2

i made a reservation requesting outdoor dining. I was told by the hostess that thru open table no preferences are given to setting. they only honor the reservation with a table at the choice in the restaurant. I will not be returning bc the reservations are never honored properly. I was not happy eating inside with a view or a blue wall when i requested outdoor dining (view of the water). The hostess had a little attitude. I will take my hard earned money and spent it elsewhere. to be fair, Food was very good, service was outstanding. final thoughts--never returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Other than the soggy roll on my lobster roll, everything was great

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amzoo
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had another memorable anniversary dinner here! The deck has a picture- perfect view and the food was amazing!

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vipKathiW
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual, a fabulous experience, especially in the age of Covid. We felt comfortable while dining, masks and gloves were worn by all servers. The Octopus appetizer was terrific, loved my Scallops with Corn Risotto, and the warm donuts were wonderful. The only negative was the error in our first cocktail, which was remedied as soon as we spoke to our server. Will def return. Just waiting for another Saturday night reservation, which are to come by.

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vipSethT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love the Lake House. Despite the precautions required because of Covid, the experience was still wonderful. The, food, the service and the ambiance all fabulous.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really enjoyed the Lakehouse! Food and drinks are always very good. Unfortunately with the humidity we didn’t get to sit outside and enjoy the views however still a really good dining experience!

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LaurenQ
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Parking was bad , but the dm food was great and the view and service was wonderful . Anthony was wonderful

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brianna
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing foof

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JM14
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Food was excellent. Service a bit rushed & cold

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and attention to social distancing. Food was well prepared and we enjoyed our dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing for my girlfriend and I anniversary ... great experience....everyone was polite and it was relaxing...food is A1 quality

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JenniferH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious. The service was friendly and prompt. The ambience was impeccable.

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CraigM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall experience was amazing, particularly under the Covid situation.

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RuthM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and atmosphere beautiful

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food is outstanding - the duck was expertly prepared; and the pork loin/chop was moist, flavorful, and tender. The Lakehouse chocolate dessert is well worth the calories.

The ONLY negatives were the lack of valet parking, and our table. The view was great, but it was next to the doors leading to the patio. Every time the doors opened, there was a burst of air blowing menus around.

The Lakehouse is the place to dine.

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MikeM
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellant food and excellant service. If you enjoy seafood and nice views, a must experience

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RichardR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday celebration with my GF and son. Last minute change to three of us was graciously accommodated and we sat on the rail outside on a nice, warm night. Service was very attentive and friendly. A "special request" on Open Table for "birthday candle with dessert" came through with no reminder necessary. Kudos for that. Always a wonderful meal, no exception this time. Halibut was terrific, as was the salmon. Perfectly done. The great view just adds to the experience. I'm local, and I love it.

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vipmaxwelldr
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always perfect, professional service and great food.

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JenniferD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An amazing dining experience! I can’t wait to return.

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DeidreT
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is consistently great. Wait staff very attentive. Ambiance is beautiful.

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vipWalt46
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent seafood restaurant. Calamari app very tender, halibut main good size and cooked perfectly. Service fine. Couldn't sit outside due to inclement weather. Will return.

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vipRJcpa
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience5

We came here last year towards the end of the summer and couldn’t wait to come back. To say we were disappointed is an overstatement. The service was absolutely horrible. We go out to eat very often and I have never had such bad service. I waited at least 30 minutes with an empty wine glass until my server came back to ask if I wanted another glass. My meal was supposed to come with French fries which I never got. The bus boys were ready to clear our plates the minute you put your fork down, even though we clearly weren’t finished. There were not many tables filled during the time we were there making the lack of attention worse. The restaurant itself and the patio outside is so beautiful but I cannot say I would return.

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vipBenjaminH
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent lobster roll.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nothing special but dinner out on date. Had great all around service! Excellent well prepared meal and amazing desserts!

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Dalpas
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful ambiance, excellent food and service. Highly recommended.

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NicoleQ
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful! Loved every minute! Food was delicious, service was exceptional, and the view can’t be beat.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience1

I know these are tough times and I maybe should’ve spoken up. Made this reservation close to a week ago for my girlfriends birthday. Wrote in the reservation using open table that we’d like a seat outside and maybe a dessert be available for her birthday. Would’ve paid for whatever you typically do for birthdays. We were put inside unfortunately. Was trying to find my waitress on a few occasions to remind her of the birthday or pick out a dessert when when my girlfriend went to the bathroom but she was no where to be found. Food was great and again I know these are crazy circumstances but Its my first time using open table and I really would’ve appreciated being able to celebrate her birthday the best as possible. Thank you for the delicious food and be safe

The Lakehouse
Responded on 3 July 2020

We are so happy that you enjoyed the meal (5 Stars- thank you!) and sorry that you were disappointed with your table (1 star). We try our hardest to accommodate requests, but are limited in our seating capacity to ensure social distancing, so we can't promise tables. We did have the note regarding the birthday, because of the abundance of allergies we never send food without guests ordering. Had you ordered, we would have gladly put a candle in it. Thank you again for your feedback & visit!

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vipmary
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

They over charged us on at least 4 items. The price said one thing on the menu and then more on the bill. When we asked the mgr about it she just took it and walked away. No response or anything. It was disrespectful. The server was beyond nasty. Service was
horrible and we will not go back. Service is very important.

The Lakehouse
Responded on 3 July 2020

Thank you for your feedback and so sorry about the confusion & handling of our mistake. We have been trying to program everything back to the correct pricing from pre-covid to take-out. (In your case $10 desserts, supposed to be $11, and soup by cup/pint/quart pricing all confused.) We had a few glitches as you can imagine. Everything has been rectified and we can't thank you enough for your understanding. Thank you for your visit and we hope you will try us again.

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vipTina
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, service and views! First time visiting but will definitely be back!

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viplindas
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great lunch

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vipweekendvisitor
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Nice location and food was fine.

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The Lakehouse offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (631) 666-0995.

The Lakehouse is rated 4.7 stars by 1614 OpenTable diners.

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