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The Bistro at The Corner, South Lake Tahoe, CA

The Bistro at The Corner

4.2
4.2
94 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Bistro at the Corner - An Elevated Culinary Experience!
Chef Sean Underwood 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 New Zealand Elk Chop and an extremely decadent Surf & Turf Burger loaded with cold water lobster.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Bistro, Californian
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner 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 94 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

94 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. The curry soup was amazing. The elk was delicious. The presentation of every course was delightful.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The worst service you can imagine. 45 min after being seated we received our flat non carbonated Pepsi. After 1 hr and 15 min the Caesar salad that looked like it came out of a store bought bag came out. My husband ordered the rib eye and I had the filet mignon, neither of us had more than 2 bites of either. Same with the lobster Mac. You are better off literally anywhere else. They want this place to be upscale but it’s not..

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  3. CorinnaO

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good. Service seriously lacked. Server lacked training on menu and wine. Took 15 minutes to be acknowledged and took longer to get service throughout the dining experience. Great location and has good potential. Just need some training

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  4. Lovetoeat

    San Francisco

    79 reviews

    3.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was pretty spotty here although there was only one other table of customers in the restaurant when we arrived. I think the wait staff tried hard but it seemed liked they were pulled into doing things in the bar area as well. It took awhile to get a cocktail order in and we had to asked multiple times for water, reminders about our orders, etc. The bar area was very busy and loud. You could hear the din from the bar but every time the door opened to the adjoining bar it was super loud and there was also a baby’s screams coming from the other end where there wasn’t a door. One member of our party ordered the scallop dish with fava beans saying she doesn’t love scallops but wanted the beans, which are unusual on a menu. When the dish came, no beans, they didn’t have any. My medium rare $48 steak was overdone. The kitchen just didn’t hit the mark. Overall, a good but not great fine dining experience.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time here with a party of 10. Everything we ordered was very good. The filet and the elk were great. Oysters were excellent. Only wish they had the mushroom ravioli but they were out. Highly recommend this place.

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  6. JeffM

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place, excellent food and good service. Our first time there. We will go back!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything great! We did understands that they are low of personal.

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  8. ShannonN

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful experience! I took my mom for a nice holiday dinner - we started with the pork belly with a nice pairing of strawberry salad. For entrees, we had the mushroom ravioli and the scallops - yum! Cooked perfectly, and the sauces were rich and flavorful, will definitely order these again! We passed on dessert, but a bottle of New Zealand Sauv Blanc was perfection as we delighted in the wonderful service. Will enjoy this place again and again!

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  9. RobinW

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We live in the area and can’t believe this is our first time to have dinner here. The food was amazing and presentation was beautiful. We started with the crab legs as well as a wonderful spin on a Caprese salad. For dinner we the duck and steak/frites. Everything was amazing!

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  10. 2beYoungForever

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice restaurant with beautiful decor and seating. Service was excellent and food was fresh, tasty and delicious. Prices were very reasonable and good portions. Compliments to the menu maker, variety of choices and something for everyone. I would recommend for a date or friends gathering. We will be back again!

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  11. Tara

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely phenomenal! The service was great! Wonderful restaurant

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  12. LeonardH

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food. Nice place. Great service, but we were only customers. Shares entrance with a very noisy bar so until door closed it was fairly noisy. Definitely a bit overpriced.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Been here several times. It’s expensive, loud and tries to be Fine Dining. Server pushed us even though dining room was empty from the minute we sat down. Couldn’t enjoy our cocktails. Literally pushed out the door of a mostly empty dining room in 55 minutes

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  14. AliciaL

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best place in town!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. Rcsiq65

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice food and service, location and ambiance

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vegetarian options even meat eaters will like.

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  17. JennieF

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    This place has been on our list to try since we have tried the sister restaurant Lakeview. The decor is really nice, our waitress was nice but the service level left a lot to be desired. From the ambiance, menu, food presentation and prices, they want this place to be elevated and they will need to up their service game if that’s what they are going after. We really enjoyed our food, thought the flavors were unique and tasted great. Where this place fell flat was in the service, while our waitress was really nice, she was more interested in going back to visit with the other server than checking in on us or seeing what else we wanted. We were her ONLY table and while my husband liked his cocktail, when she asked him if he wanted another one once our food came out, he said yes please, she never brought it to him. We waited so long once we were done eating, I had all the plates stacked up to be taken away as we were tired of waiting, we did not want to wait longer for the dessert to come. Honestly, if she would have checked in on us, my husband would have probably had 3 rounds of drinks and we would have had dessert too. I may give it another try, but check it out and see if it was an off day.

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  18. LiatL

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We were there of Kaץ

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  19. SusanW

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is outstanding! Everything and everyone was great

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We arrived on what looked like a slow evening for the restaurant. Sadly the kitchen caters heavily to the bar area-which was rather loud-and our food took well over 30 minutes to arrive, and it was incorrect from what we ordered. We scraped off the parts we didn’t order, and ate anyways due to the very long wait we had endured. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. Food was tasty, but not the place to go unless you have a LOT of time to watch all the food go to the bar!

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  21. Notforme

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Although it looked like the restaurant was staffed adequately, it took around 15 minutes from the time we came in to the time we were seated, even though there were a number of vacant tables. Food arrived in another 15 minutes after placing our order. Food tasted mediocre but pricey, not at all something to gush about. Would not go back.

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  22. SLS22

    Cincinnati

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We took a chance and randomly selected The Bistro at the Corner due to their availability. We were not disappointed! Our server was very attentive and personable. The Caesar salad portion was enough for two. The filet was cooked to a perfect medium. The lobster mac and cheese was delicious with an incredible amount of lobster. We hope to return next year with family and friends!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’re locals! We absolutely loved the Bistro at The Corner. Service was great! The food was absolutely delicious and the manager came to check on us. Thank you!! Highly Recommended! We were celebrating a birthday at this was the perfect place.

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  24. Suzs

    Tahoe

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Best food and drinks we’ve had in recent memory. Enjoyed the live music next door afterwards. It was a Saturday evening and my husbands 64 birthday so a good time!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, local, service. We elected this restaurant for its outstanding menu of cocktails. It’s didn’t disappoint. Excellent drink and food. We would return.

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  26. Jennalous

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dining in South Lake Tahoe. Will definitely be going again!

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  27. Sputnick10

    Tahoe

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Nicely done small restaurant and friendly service, and good food… but for the price, I expected much more refined service than we had. The waitress was new, super friendly, and pleasant… but clearly management failed to properly train her. Basic skills such as taking the ladies orders first, opening wine bottles, etc were missing. I don’t blame the waitress for this… she should have been properly trained before or at least paired with another waiter.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Very badly managed! Took 30 mins to set up table for a reservation and then an hour to get our food. Not recommended especially given you want to grab good food quickly to enjoy the scenic views around. Please note there was just 4 other tables occupied so it wasn’t overly busy as well.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited The Bistro at the Corner for our first of many visits. The interior design of the restaurant was beautiful and upscale. The prices were very reasonable for the excellent quality of the food. We enjoyed every bite. We started with cocktails and both were excellent and the pork belly starter dish. We enjoyed the warm local sugar pine bakery bread along side our starter and cocktails. Our entrees were served and the presentation was perfect, I had the duck and my husband had the elk chop. Our server from Argentina was wonderful as well. We were both very pleased and look forward to our next visit.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A new fine dining option in Tahoe! Delicious food, excellent service. Wonderful experience start to finish. Can’t wait to return.

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  31. SarahH

    Tahoe

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding! Our server, David, is amazing, on another level. The chef's crafted delicious food. Not a complaint amongst us.... great Bloody Mary's. We can't wait to come back!

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  32. AllyW

    Tahoe

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Perhaps they were not staffed well for a Mother's Day brunch but food took a while, the folks who sat down next to us at the same time (both two tops) still had not received their food when we were leaving. For having an open kitchen, the cooks at this "fine dining" establishment were eating on the line and touching their hair/faces, etc. Both orders of eggs benedict were tasty but all the eggs had a different consistency appearing that they were not made to order. Nice place but probably won't be back as the value isn't quite there.

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  33. ShannonC

    Chicago

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner - we were the only ones in the restaurant, so the service was awesome. My husband had the elk chop and I had the agnolotti…both enjoyed the meal as everything was very flavorful.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Great wine, the duck breast and duck confit were delicious.

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  35. 530Bob

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Below average, unmotivated staff. Far better options around South Lake Tahoe

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  36. ShellyD

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and great food! We went on a Sunday, and the restaurant wasn't too busy. Jonathan was amazing.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Just get the duck confit. You won’t regret it. I actually regret not ordering it.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Jonathan our server was great and navigated us through great cocktail selections to start. 2 of our 4 started with delicious oysters and then 3 of us had soup of the day which was a vegan carrot coconut cream garlic with balsamic - Amazing! We were celebrating a birthday for a vegan and the eggplant‘ scallops’ were enjoyed by our vegan and another diner, while another had the real scallops- so cool to see the vegan interpretation of this amazing dish! Very high end experience in the menu, wine list - maybe a bit pricey for Tahoe but well worth it.

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  39. SeanG

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent execution and flavors. Unexpected gem.

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  40. MimiW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, slow service…

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The Bistro at The Corner is rated 4.2 stars by 94 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

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–2:00 pm Dinner Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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