Nice ambiance, although this restaurant really shines in the summer with its lakeside patio and panoramic views, it is cozy and warm with great views in the winter. Mondays in the winter are half price entrees!!
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed everything about
We enjoyed everything about the place.
Bad glass of wine replaced immediately with apologies.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a delight with a million
Always a delight with a million dollar view. Nice menu with good consistent food at fair prices.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
WEST SHORE CAFE IS "THE" PLACE!
This was only our second meal at the West Shore Cafe, but we enjoyed it immensely. We started with the crab bruschetta, which was served on a large slice of french bread. It was particularly good, without being overly filling. Just right for two people. The special that evening was chicken fried steak, but not your father's chicken fried steak. Being intrigued with that as a special, we both ordered it and it was great. It even included two glasses of wine for $20, so not only was it delicious, it was a great value. We ended the dinner by sharing the blackberry-apple cobbler. In all a great meal for a great price. I don't think we'll ever return to the Sunnyside Restaurant, which for years has been our "go-to" place for fine dining.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Appetizing experience, albeit noisy
We decided to go for a selection of appetizers rather than entrees, which was a lot of fun... The staff was always glad to provide us with plenty of hot, tasty sourdough bread to accompany the appetizers, and each selection was inventive and yummy. The only exception was the chowder, which we feel should have had more CHOWDER in a bigger bowl for the price!
Unfortunately, there were 2 infants in the dining room that definitely put a damper on the dining experience at this upscale restaurant. We are always dumbfounded by the lack of consideration on the part of parents taking infants to a fine dining establishment, or taking young children that haven't been taught how to keep quiet...
Looking forward to a summer's lunch here.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our food server was great!
Our food server was great! Can't remember her name - originally from Minnesota - but she was friendly and informed. We had a great meal!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have dined at The West Shore Cafe every year since it opened. In the past I almost gave up on the dining there, but with a new chef and renewed enthusiasm with the staff, I give it a 5 star. Can't wait to go back.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always have a fabulous
We always have a fabulous time at West Shore Cafe, the scenery, service and food are all excellent! Look forward to going back!
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Spot the West Shore Lake Taho
I have been to this restaurant several times and have always had great service and good food. It is fairly priced for the quality of the food. It sits right on the lake shore and has a deck which is nice in the warmer months and great views year round. It is worth driving a little out of the way to get to it!
6/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
West Shore Cafe
Appetizers of Ahi Tuna was very good, entree of tenderloin was well prepared and very tasty. Dessert was a peach popover, it was horrible.....waitress offered a replacement but we had had our fill. She returned with Beignets which were slightly better but still only ok at best. We were told all desserts were made on the premises, we must have hit it on a bad night.
Fantastic views of the lake, the dining room is a grand room with tall ceilings, large windows with a central bar. Wait staff was anxious to please.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Restaurant in Northern CA
This restaurant, with heat-lamp outdoor dining within five feet of the shore of Lake Tahoe, provides a unique experience, delicious food, and a view of Lake Tahoe which is hard to believe. It's our favorite and it will be yours too!!!
Try the Lobster Gazpacho.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We chose this restaurant for our special 45th wedding anniversary celebration and so glad we did! The service from beginning to end was exceptional- from the hostess to the wait staff, (several very attentive people) to the management team checking in with us and congratulating us. The food was outstanding. The view of Lake Tahoe with latin jazz music playing in the background was very romantic and the beautiful full moon topped off an anniversary celebration that will be very difficult to match, let alone top! Thank you West Shore Cafe team!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful, memorable experience
We went to West Shore Cafe upon a glowing recommendation from a friend. It was a phenomenal experience from the bread served with sweet cream butter with sea salt shavings to the fresh strawberry sorbet. Our waiter Chris and his assistant Theo were very markable young men, energetic, professional and attentive with a jubilant vibrancy. They loved working at West Shore Cafe. It is NOT a "cafe", it is an outstanding. classy first class restaurant with incredible viewsand a considerate touch. When the evening cooled down and some of the guests were chilled, the wait staff brought out blankets for their comfort. A very nice touch and attention to detail.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Stunning view, excellent food
World class view of Lake Tahoe, excellent bar and the kitchen is good too! Indoor or outdoor seating. Great on a summer night!
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lose the "music"
Been to Westshore many times and love everything about it. However, this time there was a band that apparently thought everyone was there to hear them. What they lacked in talent they unfortunately made up for in volume. We cut our meal short just to escape the noise.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great experience
A fantastic venue on Lake Tahoe. Great service and wonderful food. Lots of attentive staff.
7/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were on vacation with friends in Homewood and wanted to go to a nice restaurant with a view of the Lake. We had not heard of the restaurant, but it was close by so I made a reservation through OpenTable and requested a waterfront table. When we arrived we were greeted by a friendly hostess and to our delight we were escorted outside and seated at a table for four on the dock! There are only a few tables on the dock but plenty of outside seating and inside is beautiful also. The service was impeccable - friendly and attentive wait staff and the ambience of Lake Tahoe can't be beat. The price was reasonable at $235 incl tax for cocktails, appetizers, corkage fee ($20), salad, entrée and dessert. Amazing experience at the Lake!
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't Beat the View!
If weather permits, request outdoor seating. The deck and pier are great! They have heaters outside plus they even bring out blankets as it cools off! Food and cocktails were great (though a bit pricey). We enjoyed a couple of appetizers -- the ahi was good but barely big enough to share, and the deep fried zucchini blossoms and asparagus were yummy! We ended up splitting the rack of lamb which was prepared perfectly! The live music was super!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can come by boat too.
Beautiful views of Lake Tahoe from outside deck or gracious indoor dining room which is above the deck. Nice bars inside and out.
Had oysters on half shell (good but have had better at the DaVinci in Reno) Halibut fish and sweet potato chips (very good) and grilled salmon (excellent). Great Mojitos! Very nice wine list as well.
Very good service - highly recommend.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
West Shore Tahoe Gem!
Great restaurant if you're tired of Sunnyside or just want something - other.
More expensive but well worth the extra $$$ for the dock seating,
the fabulous appetizers (think oysters!) and the great service. Just
loved our two dinners there last week. First with grand-kids, kids and
ourselves. Second just the two of us. Both great experiences. Wish
they were open year-around.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Third tome we have eaten here and continues to be an amazing experience from start to finish.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
West Shore Cafe is a gem !!
We boated from South Lake Tahoe and took advantage of their valet boat parking and taxi service to the restaurant. Outdoor lunch on the deck with magnificent view of Lake Tahoe. Much more relaxed than Sunnyside. Penny-sized hail came along, but the restaurant welcomed everyone inside until the storm passed. Very welcoming and friendly. We will be back !!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The location alone is amazing
I don't consider myself a food snob but I have eaten at restaurants considered to be at the top of the list. That being said this was one of the best meals we have ever had. We didn't have desert so I can't comment on that but the lobster gaspacho and lamb were perfect! The view is amazing and the building is perfect. If you don't try this you're missing out!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
New management team!
This has been the most up and down restaurant I have ever been to. Apparently the old management was replaced and it shows. really good dinner
7/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Dining on the West Shore of Tahoe
The chef and the menu have changed. We brought our own wine because the WS wine list is over priced given the proximity to local and Napa/Sonoma wines. I was served an excellent Manhattan before dinner that was proportionately correct. We tried the Ahi appetizer and it was delicious. I had the Risotto with extra chicken and both were very tasty and a right size portion. Other diners had the salmon, and chicken along with shared salads and everyone thought there choices were very good. It's understood that the hostesses and servers are working for the summer.and that food service is not their chosen profession.The hostess attire was very eye catching you could see right through her white dress. For us old men it was quite a thrill.
7/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fabulous food & setting!
We had a delightful dinner at West Shore Cafe. My husband and I shared 3 yummy appetizers,1 entree and a nice bottle of wine. We didn't have room for dessert. The Ahi duo was tasty as were the asparagus & squash blossom tempura. The crab & frisee salad was perfect in every way. The server split our filet entree with fingerling potatoes and onions and it was delicious. The portions were good size and fairly priced. All in all- Outstanding! This is one of the best restaurants on Lake Tahoe and absolutely the best setting.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best of the West - Lake Tahoe
In the past two weeks I have dined at WSC 3 times, a party of 7 relatives and friends out on the pier; a party of 5 best girlies on the patio; and a party of three on the pier. In every instance the ambience was to die for, the service was impeccable and out of the 15 meals, the lobster gazpacho(sp?) won best in the west from a foodie with impressive creds; the prime beef fillet was excellent, can't go wrong with the burger, oysters were great, fish was popular, especially the salmon, salads were lovely with the exception of the grilled shrimp/prawns side. After dinner drinks cozied up at the fire pit is nice touch. Bonus: Free valet pkg, or better still come by Tahoe Water Shuttle or via your boat. bon appetite
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had to wait 30 minutes for a reservation made two weeks ago--not a good experience!!! Otherwise, everything was good.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our 3rd time dining there. If you go durning warm months sitting outside on the deck or pier is gorgeous. The menu is nice and kitchen will try to help out with special requests. Our waiter was very nice but water and bread refills were very slow to come. Several time we had to ask for water rather than it coming when glasses were low. There seem to have been lots of wait staff. The food was good but slow in coming.
8/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
Dinner at West Shore Cafe 8/11/13
Even though we had a reservation we waited for our table and were excited to sit on the pier having noticed the gas heaters. Once seated the wait staff removed our heat lamp and apologized that it wouldn't be available at the table they had assigned us due to a safety issue. So we moved to a table on the deck and waited quite awhile for the drinks that we had ordered to arrive. The appetizers were very pricey and very small. We shared four different appetizers. Tempura asparagus and squash blossoms were delicious). 45 minutes later our dinner was served. The ladies both ordered the salmon dish that was spot on but the guys both ordered lamb and said it was just ok. Our expectations were not met this time.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time here, will return.
First time here, will return. Beautiful location, excellent food & service.
8/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best View on the lake
This is one of the most beautiful restaurants I have ever enjoyed. To a person, all in our party said "wow". It has a very large and beautiful deck as well as a pier that extends far in to the lake. The setting cpuld not be improved, it was spectacular. Had some great drinks done very well. We all ordered different dishes which contained fresh ingredients, but did not shine due to the execution of the preparation. Lamp chops too raw, gaspatcho pureed. risotto cold, and lack luster ceasar. Good idea to go with the recommendations of the waiter,which is another plus of this place. The wait staff is young, as in all Tahoe eateries, but are professional and knowledgeable.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing views of Lake Tahoe... Great Staff... Food was all right
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
West Shore is a lovely "old Tahoe" style inn and restaurant. We like to go there for lunch by boat. They have many buoys and a boat valet to take you to the pier. The pier extends into Lake Tahoe and there are tables and umbrellas on both the pier and shoreline. We have not been there for dinner, but the lunches are excellent and the service is attentive and friendly. We'll be back often!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were visiting Lake Tahoe for the first time but spending only one night over, so we picked the West Shore Cafe & Inn because it's on the quieter west side of the lake. We decided to have dinner there too, and we were not disappointed. The indoor dining room is lovely and we were able to reserve a table next to one of the big open window/doors. The service was superior and the food excellent, both in presentation and taste. The outdoor area is also very appealing for drinks and dining, an unobstructed view of the lake with umbrellas, and heaters. Fabulous place!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Stunning Food, Service & Location
Six of us enjoyed a late afternoon dinner seated at an outdoor table with a spectacular view of the lake. Our plan was to sit and enjoy our perfect evening as long as possible so we all started out with house specialty cocktails, including a rye old fashion for me. Our starters were – ahi tuna, tomato ‘caprese’ & fried asparagus with squash blossoms. Entrees were – Cod, salmon, rack of lamb, chicken & risotto. All of the dishes were perfectly prepared and shared by all. The service was exceptional.
West Shore Café & Inn is ideal for relaxing at one of the most visually stunning lakes in the world. Definitely a big thumbs-up and a must return visit. See you soon.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very beautiful indoor and
Very beautiful indoor and outdoor dining. Menu was outstanding, but food only very good. Service was somewhat compromised by s
Large wedding party that night. Noise level minimal.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
ONe of the prettiest sights on lake Tahoe. The food is always excellent and the setting could not be better.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
If only the champagne were a little colder..........
No. seriously; everything was flawless. We were warmly greeted. As we were being seated the gentleman seating us saw that we were about to take photos of each other and offered to take our picture. The waiter was friendly, informative, and very attentive. The food was delicious and so beautifully presented, we took a photograph of it as well. It was a lovely dining experience, and we look forward to returning.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love this place! Great food, unbelievable view & excellent service.
Love the lamb with rosemary…YUM, can't wait to go back!!!!
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
West Shore Cafe can't be beat
Our second dining experience at West Shore and it did not disappoint. Good wait staff knows their menu and is not afraid to recommend dishes. I had the scallops and they were lovely. The vegi salad was very good and don't forget to order the Meek Mule!!
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Full moon spectacular
We had a great time. Music and full moon! Beautiful.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Ultimate Dining Experience
This restaurant has it all: Great view, great atmosphere, delicious, artistic and innovative dishes, attentive service with an unpretentious approach. Not to be missed on your visit to Tahoe!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
west shore cafe and inn
The West Shore Cafe in Homewood is one of the best dining spots on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe in terms of food, lake-view and ambiance, particularly in Summer months when one can dine dock-side.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
First class food, ambiance, view and service by a delightful and attentive staff. Can't wait till we return.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM