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West Shore Cafe
West Shore Cafe

West Shore Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.westshorecafe.com
  • Email: innkeeper@westshorecafe.com
  • Phone: (530) 525-5200
  • Hours of Operation: Please see http://www.westshorecafe.com/hours for current hours of operation.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Mike Davis
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: With flexible indoor and outdoor event spaces that make the most of the picturesque views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding mountain peaks, striking interior design, and impeccable catering services, the West Shore Café and Homewood Mountain Resort are a perfect location to celebrate in Tahoe.
  • Private Party Contact: Katie Brauer (530) 525-5200 x5204
  • Entertainment: The West Shore Cafe occasionally hosts live music, featuring local talent. Additionally, the West Shore Cafe hosts special menu items for happy hour, holidays, and festive occasions.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Always popular, Local Mondays at West Shore Cafe are a great way to affordably taste the freshest produce, seafood and meats that California has to offer. Whether you dine solo while staying in a West Shore vacation property, or invite a group of ten friends that live at the lake, West Shore Café’s menu has options that will satisfy any appetite and will pair perfectly with the Café’s wine list and cocktail menu.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Homewood Mountain Resort
  • Public Transit: Tahoe Area Regional Transit hosts a shuttle drop-off and pick-up location outside the West Shore Cafe.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: West Shore Cafe offer complimentary parking, valet parking during summer months, and additional parking at sister property, Homewood Mountain Resort (steps from the restaurant).
A word from West Shore Cafe
A picturesque lakefront restaurant and inn located at Lake Tahoe's west shore, the West Shore Cafe offers guests delicious cuisine and superb service amidst some of the world's most beautiful surroundings. West Shore Cafe offers a festive and romantic Lakeview setting with elegant, yet approachable cuisine at affordable prices.

As a year-round destination, the West Shore Cafe beckons skiers during the winter months and is mere steps from sister property, Homewood Mountain Resort.

During summer months, the West Shore Cafe's location is ideal for those cruising the bike path, as well as boaters touring Lake Tahoe. West Shore Cafe hosts several buoys, and welcomes boaters and kayakers ashore.Continued

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Diner Reviews
  • "While this restaurant offers fantastic views, the food and service need work. My wife had to return her steak twice before they finally got it right. My salmon was a bit over cooked. The Caesar Salad was very small with ver little dressing and carries an exorbitant price of $14.00. That is most we have ever paid for a Caesar Salad. We probably will not return here for dinner."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "This place was an odd mixture of open yet not. I may make a Yelp review describing why later."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We booked a table through open table - requested a view - and got one. Really great food and wine. Recommend the spicy margarita. Kids got stuff to do - good kid's menu as well. Can only recommend. Price wise its a $$$$."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "West Shore Cafe used to have a reputation as an expensive, stuffy place to eat. But it's totally remade its image, its prices are more reasonable and the view is incredible. We had dinner there this week and really enjoyed ourselves. The food was outstanding and the service couldn't have been better. We can't wait to enjoy the outdoor dining this summer! Lynne and the entire staff are incredible, we really enjoyed ourselves."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "All of our dinners were wonderfully prepared. Interesting selections such as Braised Rabbit. Kudos to the chef."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Everything was perfect- food, service, & drinks. This was a surprise given that it was Valentine's day. I had the special prefix dinner: excellent seafood cannelloni , perfect filet and yummy white chocolate bread pudding. The portions were large and the price very reasonable. My husband had the very good beet salad and the tasty scallops. We had dinner this summer and it was excellent also but I had never eaten inside. And I usually avoid going out to dinner on Valentines day. We may return next year!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We love this restaurant. In the summer, the deck is delightful and the view second to none. In the winter, the dining room is quite classy and the view is available from every area."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We drove up to Tahoe specifically to have dinner at West Shore Cafe and it was worth it. Great dinner - entrees of scallops and chicken. Loved the brussel sprouts with the chicken. Their version of the Moscow Mule with bruleed fig was excellent. Highly recomment. We love this spot in the winter and more specifically in the summer! Great outdoor dining with a great, friendly vibe."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "West Shore Cafe seems to be improving every time we dine there. The quality of their food has especially taken a turn for the better this last year, and the presentation has really impressed us. For the holidays they decorated the place setting with a fresh cedar leaf and put their menu on a natural wood board, which I thought was elegant. They offered a huge 2 person dry aged Durham Ranch prime rib steak which they brought out before you ordered on a beautifully presented platter, and they offered a fabulous tasting steak tartar that was made table side by your waiter....delicious! Their service has noticeably taken a step up and really makes the dining experience feel personal. Best Lakeside dining in Tahoe by far."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "The new management team (front and back) have crafted a really smart menu and it shows. The food on our most recent visit was excellent with a fun southern flare. Looking forward to coming back. Excellent Bloody Marys"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We have always loved West Shore Cafe and last night's dinner showed us that they are continually getting better and more consistent. A few restaurant improvements have made room for more bar seating and the menus are way cooler. Saw several tables order the Tomahawk Steak for Two and it looked awesome."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We ordered Breads & Spreads (tasty spreads and fresh breads, The Pickle Jar (a real hit), Pasta Bolognese (not over sauced, pasta done perfectly) and Chicken Gumbo (andouille sausage, chicken, shrimp - fine comfort food). Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the meal, setting and services. Put Westshore Café on your dining list!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "First time here, will return. Beautiful location, excellent food & service."
    Dined on 8/12/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/4/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/29/2013
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/26/2013