The Lake Tahoe/Truckee area may be small in population, but it is fierce when it comes to mouth-watering, high-end restaurant options. If you are looking to have one of the most memorable dining experiences of your life, look up to the Sierras and also below at our staff-curated list of local favorites.
Evan's American Gourmet Cafe
Don't let the name fool you. This South Lake Tahoe gem is less a cafe and more of a castle in terms of how truly amazing it is – from their service and ambiance to their ever-changing menu. What are their guests raving about lately? The lobster-stuffed salmon, beef filet, halibut and their minty chocolate mousse. Make reservations now to re-discover foodie perfection.
When you want to know what al dente really feels like, Cafe Fiore in South Lake Tahoe marks the spot. Locals and visitors can't get enough of their Fettuccine Alla Calabrese and White Chocolate Ice Cream. Prepare to fall in love with your linguini and the love of your life all over again in this romantic date night spot.
We all know that no two sushi joints are quite the same when it comes to quality but Kalani's is in a class of its own when it comes to freshness and its Hawaiian-influenced menu as well. Try the Crab Crusted Seared Island Mahi Mahi, Lobster Bisque and the Crab Cakes. You'll be saying aloha to South Lake a lot more just for a bite.
The name might sound a bit more Al Capone-like and less Greek-like, but you can bet your Gyro it serves up some of the best Mediterranean fare for hundreds of miles in any direction. Try their Rotisserie Chicken and their breakfast!
Reserve your table at Nephele's when you are looking for New American that knocks your socks off. We recommend the cheesy seafood appetizer and saying "hello" to the owner Tim. He loves what he does and he loves his customers, too!