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The Bistro at The Corner, South Lake Tahoe, CA

The Bistro at The Corner

4.3
4.3
19 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Bistro at the Corner - An Elevated Culinary Experience!
Executive Chef Jimi Nakamatsu and The Bistro Team are proud to present an eclectic take on culinary ideas which will serve something special and truly unique to the South Lake Tahoe dining scene.
Some menu highlights include Caviar Service, New Zealand Elk Chop and an extremely decadent Surf & Turf Burger loaded with cold water lobster.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Bistro, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (530) 600-2751

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jimi Nakamatsu

  • Neighborhood

    South Shore

  • Cross street

    Hwy 50 / Hwy 89<br />The "Y" - South Lake Tahoe

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 19 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Great for Brunch

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Fit for Foodies

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Good for Groups

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Healthy

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Romantic

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Fit for Foodies

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Good for Groups

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Notable Wine List

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Romantic

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    To start off on the positives. The server was extremely kind and attentive, it was easy to get a reservation last minute for a party of 10, and the restaurant decor was nice. The food was mediocre especially for the price point, to be honest the food was on the salty side. it took a little over an hour to get our entree and 20 minutes to get our cocktails. If the restaurant was packed and full of other people I would totally understand but there was only one other table there and they already got the check.
  2. S

    Steve

    Tahoe

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely amazing! Lobster mac and cheese was incredible.
  3. JG

    JGTahoe

    Tahoe

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The new Bistro on the Corner has an interesting menu, and most items are cooked well and are delicious. However waiting about 40 minutes for food to be served after ordering is somewhat long. The chef and kitchen didn't appear ready for us. Also, the servers need more training. If I'm paying $89 for a steak, I think the server should be making more of an effort to interact with the people at the table. A smile, a little friendly chatter would be helpful. Also - when a server approaches the table, he/she should notice if dishes need clearing, if more bread is needed, coffee needs a refresh, etc. Also - even though it was noted on the reservation that it was a birthday celebration, there was no complimentary offer of dessert of any kind. Come on folks...a cupcake wouldn't kill you.
  4. G

    Genejan

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    First, Chris, our waiter, was fanastic. He was personable and extremely friendly. The only issue we had was the lack of air conditioning. The variety of food was amazing and the quality outstanding.
  5. K

    Kymmy

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    A mediocre restaurant trying to put on airs as a fancy one. No air conditioning so it gets miserable. Food was mediocre for the prices. Beet salad was low on beets heavy on greens. Salmon served with skin on the top under the sauce. Skin is OK if it is crispy but this was not. Brussels sprouts were overcooked. Service was rushed as if they were trying to get you through the courses fast to get another seating. Of course, in sweltering heat, we decided it was best not to linger over the meal anyway.
  6. TG

    TahoeGurl62

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our dinner and evening very much! We came with friends and all of us were wanting to try your new restaraunt. The food was delicious and the service attentive. Unfortunately for us, your air conditioner was not working so it was really hot inside. Having said that, I really didn't mind too much and we had a lovely time. Your art is wonderful, we enjoyed seeing the Lake Tahoe painting on the wall. I made that and was so excited that it is part of your beautiful decor! I am truly honored!! As a long time local, I am so excited to see you doing so well. Your Lakeview Social spot is fantastic as well!
  7. T

    Trisha

    Palm Springs

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A nice addition to the Y. Upscale furnishings & comfortable chairs. Food was tasty and beautiful presentation. I had the beet salad and my husband had the house salad. Both were large and had delicious balsamic dressing. We both had the 4 oz filet. Absolutely delicious and tender. Definitely would go back. Wish they had a larger entree menu.
  8. JM

    JMix

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Three friends out for birthday celebration Trout was the special and was delightful- light, tasty, enjoyed by all. I ordered the salmon and it was AMAZING - tender, flavorful, thick piece and cooked evenly. Ordered crudo and arancini for app’s- crudo was also AMAZING - light and great taste- super refreshing. While I prefer the true Sicilian large arancini, these were the small type in America and were still presented well w good flavor in the accompanying sauce Service was stellar- our waiter is a wine specialist and every item was paired wonderfully!
  9. A

    Angie

    Tahoe

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous Food and Fabulous Service.
  10. TL

    TahoeLocal

    Jackson Hole

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food was great, the salmon was fabulous, my dad had the filet and said it was perfect. The Crudo was more of a tuna tartar then traditional crudo, but extremely fresh and delicious. service was great. It was a bit noisy from the cocktail corner crowd, and lots of casually dressed diners that took down the ambience a notch - other than that, we will definitely be back.
  11. KD

    KimD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Just opened so probably still trying to figure it all out. The food was good but not memorable or crave worthy. The service was just okay - a bit slow and not very attentive - especially since there were only two tables seated the entire time we were there.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Brian was our server and he was excellent. Ambiance very nice but, no or little air conditioning. Food was great, we loved the oysters and crab legs especially
  13. A

    Amber

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Our server Brian was really nice. The food was not worth the $450 bill (for 4 people). Our potatoes had no flavor and the veggies we all received were cold. The aged ribeye tasted normal and wasn’t something to write home about. The filet mignon I got was burnt on the outside. It’s connected to a indoor/outdoor so it’s confusing on where to check in for your reservation. There was also a band outside and the restaurant keeps the doors open so it sort of ruined the ambience. Overall it was just a lot of little things that combined to make the experience not the best, but also not the worst.
  14. l

    lakesheri

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, wonderful food, great wine list, great server. Wonderful restaurant addition to South Lake Tahoe!
  15. KM

    KarenM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my hubby here for Father’s Day brunch and had a wonderful time! Food was awesome (Lobster Eggs Benedict is to die for), nice ambience, noise level moderate (I had read it could be loud) and awesome service. Will definitely be back!
  16. J

    Jenniferg

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Worst restaurant experience I’ve ever had. EVER. Menu advertised on OpenTable showed reasonably priced sandwiches and salads. When we got there, the menu was totally different and started at about $35 for a piece of chicken. Dinner took (not kidding) 2 HOURS to get to us and we ended up taking it to go because it was 10pm by the time our dinner arrived (we had a 7:45 reservation). No offer for free desert or any other accommodation was offered by staff. Food tasted awful by the time we finally got to eat it. Plus - it was so loud we couldn’t even talk. Terrible. Terrible. Terrible.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Incredibly loud. Service was spotty and slow. Wrong food was delivered
  18. L

    Linda

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We celebrated a birthday and were glad to have a nice new restaurant to go to on this end of town. The decor was very nice, and our server was excellent. The menu selections had a nice amount of variety, and the quality of my meal was very good. The area that needs improvement is the noise level. The first booth we sat in was closest to the open kitchen, the music from next door was loud (a door must have been left open)and the conversation from the booth next to ours was loud. It was very difficult for my party of four to hear one another when we spoke. The server was kind enough to move us to a booth which was close to the window. This location was better and we only dealt with the loud chatter coming from the booth next to us. At the end of our meal a large group of 12 was seated below us, and then we really couldn’t hear each other speak again. We quickly paid our bill and left. I’ll avoid this restaurant on Friday and Saturdays unless something is done to improve the acoustics. I would go back again midweek. I like to be able to hear the people in my party speak without anyone having to raise their voices. Restaurants need to pay attention to the background noise. The partitions between booths should be taller and without any gaps. Hard surfaces need to be minimized or softened with acoustical materials that can absorb sound.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food, Wine and Service (Brian) was excellent! Something for everyone….small or large wallet. Generous portions! We had the Arancini, Shishito Peppers, the Salmon and the New York Strip. Everything was yummy. Well done - we‘ll be back for Brunch. Lighting inside was a bit bright at 7:45pm, could be dimmed a tad.

FAQs

The Bistro at The Corner is rated 4.3 stars by 19 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for The Bistro at The Corner

2042 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6489

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hwy 50 / Hwy 89<br />The "Y" - South Lake Tahoe

  • Neighborhood

    South Shore

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Bistro, Californian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Executive chef

    Jimi Nakamatsu

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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