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Sunnyside Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sunnysidetahoe.com
  • Phone: (530) 583-7200
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner (Summer): Daily: Mountain Grill 11:30am-9:00pm
    Lakeside Dining Room 5:30pm - 8:30pm

    Dinner(Fall, Winter, Spring): Daily: Lakeside Dining 5:30pm - 8:30pm
    Mountain Grill: 4:00pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Robb Wyss
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pineland
  • Public Transit: Tart bus stop is 100 yards from our front entrance.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We have three options for public parking with valet parking available in the Summertime.
A word from Sunnyside
Sunnyside's spectacular location on the pristine West Shore makes it the place to be in Lake Tahoe. Panoramic views of the lake and mountains beyond abound from nearly every table and during the summer, guests can also enjoy alfresco dining on Lake Tahoe’s largest outdoor deck.

The Lakeside Dining Room features new American cooking – fresh, vibrant presentations of American classics with a focus on premium seafood and steaks. The award winning wine list has been carefully selected to complement the menu and offers a wide variety of wines including some rare & limited offerings.

Our Mountain Grill offers a more casual atmosphere and is seated on a walk-in basis only.

Sunnyside is also a classic lakefront lodge with guest accommodations overlooking Lake Tahoe. The 23 mountain inspired lodge rooms are inviting places to sink into after the day's activities.

Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Had group of 7, 2 added at last minute. They worked very hard to have us seated, exactly when the reservation was for. Food and service excellent."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "We dined here on a Saturday night after reading some great reviews and hoping for some good food with a nice view. It's true there's a nice view, even from the Lakeside dining room which is indoors. However, sitting down and enjoying the view was the high point of the night. Service, while attempting to be friendly, was inefficient and very slow. There were many staff running around who didn't appear to know what they were doing. The food came out and was either way over salted or so bland it was inedible. In the risotto, each component was at 3 different temperatures and the rice was mush. Similarly, the crust of the peach cobbler wasn't even cooked all the way through. Nice place for view and drinks. Stay far away from the food."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "Server was not good. His rushed the dinner process was to get us in then out. Had to ask for drinks. The food was mediocre. It was like dining at Applebee's on the lake for 2 for $125.00 not what I expected. Not fine dining."
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "Great relaxing atmosphere, stunning views of the lake, decent menu choices,we ordered the Elk strip and the New York steak, unforunately, while both were cooked to perfection, both were oversalted to the point of interfering with the taste of the meat. Made us both wonder if the chef or kitchen are smokers? Would have given 5 stars otherwise...."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "We love spending an evening at Sunnyside. The views are beautiful. The service was good. We ordered 4 dishes one being the special (steak) it was $38. The presentation was not very appealing and the portion was stingy. It was disappointing. We also had the gnocchi and Mediterranean chicken, both were delicious. As much as we love Sunnyside and it's breathtaking views, next time we would rather sit outside on the deck and eat on the otherside with still beautiful views and cheaper prices. Also, I booked our reservation on open table and there was no option to chose indoor or outdoor seating. I thought we would be seated outdoors but when we arrived the hostess said it would be an hour before we could sit outdoors."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "It was a pleasant dinner with great service, nice atmosphere and beautiful view."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Sunnyside was our favorite meal in Tahoe. My 4 year old especially loved playing by the water in between courses. The food was amazing, especially the halibut! The service was excellent. I would recommend sitting on the outdoor deck to see all the Boats and go at sunset for great views. Make sure to get the chocolate moose for dessert!"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "This restaurant has a great location on the lake. We used to be regular customers, but with the change in chefs, we feel the food has declined in quality, and we do not go there much anymore. We had the halibut special with crab--fish was very dry"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "What a spectacular setting. Wine was wonderful. Had a great time. Kids loved it too."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "The food and service was awesome. The view of the lake is spectacular. And they even ordered up a rainbow that evening we dined at Sunnyside!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Not having eaten at Sunnyside for many years, we visited it on a crowded Sunday August night for dinner. Due to afternoon showers, the deck seating was closed so our 7 p.m. reservation got pushed back about 35-minutes (with apologies from the hostess). We found a bar table and enjoyed a cocktail while waiting. The beautifully appointed, lakefront dining room was packed, and with good reason. The food was very good, with large portion sizes. I ordered the seafood salad off the bar menu and loved it. The scallop special entree of the day was also memorable. A very romantic window view table made for a lovely evening and meal. Management knows how to cater to guests and cook top-notch food. Don't miss the Hula Pie for dessert!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "It isn't by accident that this restaurant continues to thrive. The food is amazing and the staff is well versed in the menu and wine list. We were dinning on the deck and the wind and clouds came in very quickly. The staff immediately got into overdrive and made sure that everything was secure and that all of the guests were comfortable even going so far as to offering jackets if you didn't have one and wanted to remain outside. This is a must visit restaurant if you are in the Tahoe region."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "My husband and I dined at Sunnyside for our anniversary and it was great! My husband tried the Elk and said it was the best cut of meat he has had in very long time! Which he eats lots of meat so that is saying a lot. I also really enjoyed the steak I got. I have heard that Sunnyside has changed chef's in the last year and a half and it really shows from once only going for the great view and now I can say the food!Our server was outstanding!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Ate here one night of our honeymoon. It was not our first time dining here, but it is a favorite. Food is fantastic and the atmosphere is outstanding. Great view of the mountains and lake. Don't over eat, because you will want to save room for dessert...must try the Hula Pie!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Food was excellent, but it took an hour for the 2 of us to get our meals. The view is beautiful and entertaining with all the boats and people."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Wonderful food, friendly staff. Only wish they would allow dogs on the patio!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "My family and I recently dined at Sunnyside for my husband's birthday. It was exactly what I hoped for this special occasion - Special view, delicious food and first-rate service. We will definitely return next time we're in town."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I won a gift certificate to this restaurant from a bridal faire, and I'm so glad we did! The food was amazing - we took another couple and had the ravioli, Kobe burger, scallops, and the Daily Special which was an elk steak. I tried everyone's food and it was all fantastic! It is definitely on the expensive side, but it is worth it. The service was absolutely delightful. We also all had a round of the Sunnyside Margaritas, which were extremely yummy. I will definitely be returning in the future if I have any special occassions that warrant a nice dining experience. To note, we ate in the Lakeside Dining Room - there are other, more casual and kid-appropriate dining areas that I'm sure are just as fantastic."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Right on the lake. Superb view. Comfortable seating indoors and outdoors. Very good food and nice wine list. But management was disappointingly reluctant to try to keep a few boisterous tables from totally ruining the dining environment."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Good food, service. Several different dinner options, with new variations on the same old offerings. High quality. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "My first time at Sunnyside, and I was very impressed with the beautiful setting, friendly service and excellent food. The wine list is OK. The fish chowder was full of "stuff", and the Moroccan pressed chicken over a bed of couscous was outstanding. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We had the best table in the house- at the window overlooking Lake Tahoe at sunset. The food was great. The staff was attentive and friendly. We had a blast."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Everything about Sunnyside is the best! The employees are so friendly. The food is great. The atmosphere is gorgeous!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Food was fabulous, lots of choices and all prepared very well. Mixture of families out celebrating Mothers day. My elderly parents did well despite the large crowd. Service was exemplary. Will make it an annual tradition for Mothers Day and perhaps fathers day if they do the same brunch."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Easter Brunch has been a tradition for over 20 years. This Easter brought superb weather, with Lake Tahoe as the backdrop. The annual Easter Egg Hunt is a tradition - I remember searching for eggs in a foot of snow. The food was good. We were a little disappointed that the Veggie Benedict was not on the menu, as well as the chocolate covered strawberries. The selection was paired down a bit - but still pretty good. The views are incredible - the perfect way to spend Easter Day."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "What a great morning. Great table, delicious brunch, excellent service by the Hostess team led by Cindy, the waitstaff, the busboy and the manager. Can't recommend this place enough. We love Sunnyside!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Had dinner at Sunnyside to celebrate our wedding anniversary and it was perfect! The ambiance was great, cozy with wonderful views and the service was attentive. I enjoyed the menu, it was not too stuffy and had a good amount of options. And whatever you do, save room for their signature dessert. Will definitely be returning to Sunnyside for years to come!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "First time. Enjoyed a very nice apres ski dinner with the family. All courses were very good. . Timing was perfect. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Will return."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Another delicious and relaxing dinner facing the lake at sunset. The fresh halibut special was very nice and the lobster gnocchi was flavorful."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "We were greeted warmly by all, from the front desk to our server, the busboy and the host. All seemed to pitch in equally for a seamless experience. The food was divine"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We had a fantastic meal at Sunnyside Thursday night. St Helena was the winery pouring a Sauvingon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvingon, both were very nice. The highlight of the evening was the Elk Loin crusted with spices plated with a berry reduction as well as the trio of fish! An excellent meal with good wine was enjoyed by all!"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "This was our first visit since Sunnyside hired a new chef and redid their menu. A very pleasant surprise. While Sunnyside has always be a favorite, the new menu was welcomed. The food and service were great even on a busy night. We will be back."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "For over five years Sunnyside has been our group's destination for Thanksgiving dinner. Upon arriving we were seated immediately at our favorite booth. We were greeting by our waiter but it took quite a while to place a drink order. Once the wine arrived all seemed to flow perfectly. The tradition turkey meal was delicious. A few at our table ordered from the vast menu and enjoyed a tasty meal. After the dessert course, we were given a turkey sandwich in a brown bag to take home. A delightful surprise and lovely touch. Sunnyside has the Thanksgiving dinner experience dialed-in. Everyone enjoyed the evening and no one had to clean up!!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "We got engaged at Sunnyside, so it will always been a special place for us! Our recent dining experience was outstanding. I had a stuffed scallop dish that was truly heavenly. Presentation was beautiful, and the taste kept me raving about it all through dinner! My husband had the Rib Eye Steak, and he loved it! Very tender and yummy."
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "This is a restaurant which is a favorite among locals and frequent visitors from the bay area. This is a restaurant that really knows how to prepare zucchini sticks. The kobe burger is sensational and other items on the menu are also good. Don't miss the hula pie, also a favorite."
    Dined on 11/11/2013
  • "Would have given the food a 5 star rating because it tasted wonderful, but it came out of the kitchen cold...Twice. They even totally remaid the dish for us... Still... The evening and entire Sunnyside staff is wonderful."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "My girlfriend and i stayed in the sunnyside hotel which was great! Had a package deal where we got a $60 dinning credit to the restaurant. Had a bottle of wine before we went downstairs to eat. We sat inside by the patio and watched a full moon rise right behind us. Perfect view of the lake as its right on the water. Food was very flavorful and filling as we got good portions with fast, attentive and accurate service. Price was not bad either two entrees and two sides for $43. Will be coming back again!! Thanks sunnyside."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "The food was great and the Veggie dish was super flavorful. Also, the martinis are wonderful!!!"
    Dined on 10/6/2013
  • "Sunnyside offers the best lake view seating indoors and out. Menu is Five Star, balanced and exceptionally prepared and presented. They offer a wonderful gluten free menu which we require. The "hula pie" will top your dessert list!"
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "Good food, but not all items are good price-performers. Heirloom tomatoes with burrata are outstanding, while the asparagus salad insubstantial--couldn't find any of the fennel that was listed as an ingredient. The clam chowder was way too thick with starch, gloppy texture and served lukewarm. Meats are generally good. The scallops with risotto cakes are delicious but 3 scallops is a bit scanty for the price -- went home hungry. Service is friendly but pacing can be off. The wines by the glass are generally well selected and priced reasonably. Be sure to try Fish Tacos at the Grill -- They are terrific!!!"
    Dined on 9/12/2013