1886 Lake House Bistro

392 Main St S, Callander ON P0H 1H0
$$ French

upscale cottage casual bistro - farm to table - local ingredients including our on site gardens and greenhouse - Wine Spectator award winning wine list - hand crafted cocktails and mocktails - small breweries - kids menu

Reservations

Booking Notes:

Reservations are NOT necessary but we have some spots for them if you prefer. Most of the restaurant is walkin only so come on down. Reservation system is a trial running from Sep 11 2023 - Apr 30 2024 Cancellation policy in effect within 12 hours of reservation time slot.. 5 minute grace period. Please be on time. Please be courteous and polite to all staff members. Thank you to all our great supporting guests!

Business Info

  • Address: 392 Main St S, Callander ON P0H 1H0
  • Cross Street: Corner of Main Street South and Fleet Street
  • Cuisine: American | Desserts | French | Pasta | Seafood | Steak | Sunday Brunch | Vegan | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Upscale Casual
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | Brunch | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Private Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 7057130423
  • Features: Full Bar, Sunday Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Winning Wine List, Working Fireplace, Wheelchair Access, Lounge / Bar, Healthy Options, Tea Service, Farm-to-table,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Celebrity Spotting, Date Night,

Photos

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Monday Hours 11 a.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Tuesday
Tuesday Hours 11 a.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Wednesday
Wednesday Hours 11 a.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Thursday
Thursday Hours 11 a.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Friday
Friday Hours 11 a.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Saturday
Saturday Hours 9 a.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Sunday
Sunday Hours 9 a.m. - 8:15 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.84 out of 5 stars based on 293 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 24, 2024
Chad S.
Waitress was great, food was brought out soon, fun atmosphere.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
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Feb 18, 2024
Patrick S.
Delicious

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Feb 15, 2024
Robert J.
Our first time there, we'll be back !

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 04, 2024
Heather K.
Amazing customer service and outstanding food.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 01, 2024
Brian D.
We had a great time visiting with family. Everything was perfect and the food was delicious. Thank you

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 01, 2024
Marc D.
Service was excellent! Food was delicious, as always.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 27, 2024
Peter S.
Everything was perfect

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 02, 2024
thomas p.
The staff were excellent as well as the food

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 02, 2024
Carol H.
We both thoroughly enjoyed the New Years Eve menu. The only " complaint " would although the bison my husband had was cooked perfectly, some of it was just too tough to enjoy. Your servers were very efficient and pleasant. Thank you for the great outing.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 22, 2023
Corine J.
Excellent place!

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Dec 18, 2023
Norma O.
Our group thoroughly enjoyed our time at your restaurant. Food was delicious and the staff were great. Very happy that you are taking reservations now. Merry Christmas!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 16, 2023
Cara P.
A lovely night! Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 12, 2023
Genevieve C.
Fantastic experience. Loved the fresh produce from Mnogin Greenhouse to start and thoroughly enjoyed a seafood medley special for the main. Can’t wait to come again!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 11, 2023
JEREMY H.
Don't change anything. Everything was amazing!!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 08, 2023
Christina J.
The restaurant was warm, inviting and had wonderful ambience. The waitress was friendly, professional and could sense when to suggest something if you were struggling. The food was fantastic, didn’t feel rushed either.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 06, 2023
Shannon P.
Thank you! Food was great!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 04, 2023
Heather H.
We loved it! The food was amazing. Our waitress was lovely. The atmosphere was nice and quiet. We couldn't afford to go here regularly ($200 for 4 persons) but it was a nice treat for a special occasion.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 28, 2023
Liam D.
Lovely drinks and tasty food. Most importantly amazing service!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 25, 2023
Jennifer G.
Food was delicious

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 18, 2023
Marion M.
We thoroughly enjoyed the food, the friendliness and the overall feeling of being in a warm hearted place. As always!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 11, 2023
Anne M.
Amazing as always!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 08, 2023
Bill A.
Wonderful dinner with family. A great restaurant - very good menu, great food, excellent service, would highly recommend the Lake House to anyone...

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 04, 2023
William A.
Really good as always. Ilike the reservation policy and fully agree with charge for no shows.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 01, 2023
John C.
Our experience has been wonderful with each visit. We took our friends this outing and they too enjoyed all aspects of the dining experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 25, 2023
Marilyn S.
Found the music a bit loud. This meant all patrons were raising their voices to have a conversation. Other than that it was a lovely evening with friends.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 13, 2023
Fiona G.
We had a very enjoyable evening . The staff were very friendly and helpful.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 12, 2023
Lorna R.
We had a great meal as usual, love having this great restaurant in Callander

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 09, 2023
Cathy B.
Everything was excellent. We had a great evening of dinning. Food is always delish and service remains impeccable.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 08, 2023
Rachelle R.
Dinner was great! Service was excellent. We love your place!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 06, 2023
Jim L.
Always a great dining experience.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 27, 2023
Andrea M.
Excellent evening. Lakehouse Bistro is one of our favorites and did not disappoint! Loved the reservation option!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 27, 2023
Sir Donald M.
Marvelous, simply Marvelous.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 14, 2023
Wendy L.
The food and service were amazing. Can’t wait to return. Thank you. Wendy

Overall: 9/10
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Jan 23, 2024
Michael D.
Great food, and service. Will be back

Overall: 9/10
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Dec 20, 2023
Linda G.
We all enjoyed our lunch except for the two people that had salads with chicken. Unfortunately the chicken was overcooked and therefore really dry. The fish and chips were excellent as was the burger. Great service!

Overall: 9/10
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Value: 8/10
Nov 13, 2023
Chris T.
Had a great night at the Bistro Server was awesome and very personal It was a little chilly in there even though they had the electric fireplace going. I’m not sure why the table agent asks while booking why you’re coming (Eg birthday) because no body new or nothing special was done. So not sure why question was asked.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Jan 20, 2024
Danny C.
1886 Lake House Bistro is a consistent gem.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 06, 2023
Hallie H.
Very frustrated with trying to book reservation online when I called and hit 6 to speak to someone the guy repeated himself 3 times and no one ever answered. Waitress very friendly did not mention specials to us.