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Outdoor Patio - Opened July 26, 2022 - The Lake House Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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The Lake House Tahoe

4.7
4.7
140 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Upscale comfort food prepared by master chef, Jimi Nakamatsu and served with an eclectic mountain modern vibe!

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (530) 600-1308

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jimi Nakamatsu

Experiences

  • Vine & Dine - Chef Driven Wine Pairing Dinner

    $185.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 2, 2023 only
    Join us at The Lake House on Thursday, February 2nd for the second installment in our "Vine & Dine" series of chef driven wine pairing dinners. Experience an intimate, five-course journey of eclectic recipes from Chef Jimi Nakamatsu along with hand selected wines from Sommeliers, Jeremiah Burden and Cliff Burr. Capacity is limited in order to provide exceptional service - make your reservation ASAP!

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What 140 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Innovative

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Healthy

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Contemporary American

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Best Overall

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Best Food

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Best Service

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Best Ambiance

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Best Value

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Innovative

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Neighborhood gem

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Great for fine wines

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Good for special occasions

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, all the way around
  2. E

    Ellie7

    Tahoe

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time at the Lake house ! The food was very good and the service excellent! Will come again !
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a beautiful Sunday brunch with my sister. Lake House was amazing!!
  4. B

    Bob11111

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellant service and food. comfortable and friendly with a ttouch of class.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our 52nd Wedding Anniversary Dinner! Nice wine choices, Trout was excellent, however would have preferred just asparagus w it, no potatoes. Chicken Marsala was tender w good tasting sauce. Thank you Clay for your kindness & expertise.
  6. PC

    PattyC

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Food was fantastic. Surprised at how large the portions were. Wait staff were super. Best homemade salad dressings.
  7. TT

    TruthbeTold

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Karina, the server, was very attentive. The hostess who sat us was very friendly. They were very accommodating with a late 4th guest joining the party (3 of 4).
  8. GA

    GeorgeA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    It’s a cozy and cute place to have some awesome food away from all the commotion and crowd at Stateline. Strongly recommend.
  9. TC

    TimC

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent filet, great service
  10. F

    Francis

    San Francisco

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A good higher-end restaurant for our family ski trip. We started our with the Hamachi Ceviche and Caymus Grand Durif / Petite Syrah (for the adults). My wife had the Cioppino Special (tasty with a nice presentation). I had the Truffle Soap and Pan Seared Lamb Chops. My daughter had the Chicken Tenders with Fries. A tasty meal.
  11. DR

    DianeR

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Lake House is so unique and special! It has a GREAT MENU for all! The food and Service is outstanding! We have been locals for over 47 YEARS - WE love it here! So thankful! Also, SAGE, our wait person, was OUTSTANDING! We had to customize menu - NO problem!
  12. CR

    CharlieR

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food and enjoyed the scallops. Steak was cooked perfectly with excellent mashed potatoes. Appetizers were okay but the calamari needed for seasoning and breading. The Death by Chocolate was to die for.
  13. KS

    KristenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very warm and welcoming staff and the food was amazing. Very quite venue great for a wonderful date night
  14. MW

    MarcW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Nice firepit out front but seats covered in snow. Steak undercooked, asparagus undercooked. Spent $165 and they charged me for bread. C'mon.. Wine list weird. Overall, for the price I will not be back. Definitely didn't get $165 worth for 2 of us. Ice out front door, dangerous. As a local I was charged as a tourist. Good luck with that.
  15. LP

    LynleyP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience here. Meal was amazing.
  16. NE

    NisaE

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Visited friends whom we have not seen for years. Paul and Adel recommend this place and raving about their steak. 😍. So of coarse my husband and I ordered the rib eye paired with Daou Pinot . Excellent choice, steak is so tender and juicy. Our server is Sage , she is so attentive and knows her wine. Most of all , this place is so perfect to meet friends, noise level is low and it’s cozy so we were talking and stayed till it’s closed. And we never felt we were rushed. Thank you!!
  17. ET

    ETEATS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent meal, lovely atmosphere. The steak and scallops were perfectly prepared. We had a really nice anniversary dinner here, and I’d recommend for a nice night out.
  18. T

    Tahoerick

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our usual go to place for celebration dinners used to be another well known spot with a fabulous view of Lake Tahoe. After celebrating our anniversary at The Lake House, it has been promoted to our new “go to” restaurant for fine dining. The service was prompt and attentive, the portions were quite generous and the food was melt in your mouth delicious! I can drive to get a view of Lake Tahoe anytime, but The Lake House serves impressive meals for any celebration🥰
  19. DR

    DianeR

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our wait person was Marina...she was excellent. We also really love Karina - they are both so professional and on it! They know the menu, understand substitutions, if asked, and are very pleasant and cheerful. We LOVE the Lake House! Can't wait to go back again! Thanks so much! Diane Rosner
  20. N

    Nancy

    Tahoe

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and food. A bit noisy, but not too bad.
  21. J

    Johnd

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The only glitch in our evening was our reservation time. Unfortunately the Lake House did not have additional seating for a group our size and the patrons at our scheduled location decided to sit and stay awhile. Not the end of the world, but we did wait approx 20-30 minutes prior to being seated. All ese, food & service were above average. We had a great meal and gathering at the Lake House.
  22. SH

    SteveH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was super and the portions were really good. We will be back soon
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The meal I had was not hot, more like Luke to slightly warm with cool mashed potatoes. I had sent a message that this dinner was my husband’s birthday and thought perhaps a complimentary glass of wine or dessert would have been offered, but there wasn’t. We are happy to pay the higher price for good food but this dinner really fell short. Also this is still the same limited menu from when we came several months ago.
  24. MA

    MicheleA

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at The Lake House is always amazing AND gluten free! Being able to enjoy apps and entrees that aren’t normally offered GF at most restaurants is exciting to this family of 4 celiacs.
  25. E

    Erynnm

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant and I was especially thrilled that everything on their menu (except the bread and croutons) are gluten free. I have a severe wheat allergy and was able to enjoy fried calamari!! The risotto and main dishes were delicious. Service, ambience, and food all superb. We’ll be back!
  26. SS

    SSavage

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was fabulous. Portions were generous for everything served. Everyone in our group would recommend The Lake House and will be back again.
  27. JY

    JaniceY

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service was perfect. The food was delicious. Menu has a nice variety. A little pricy. Overall a nice experience. I will dine there again for a special occasion.
  28. KG

    KariG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent on every level, as always
  29. IL

    ILTahoe

    Tahoe

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect-our waiter Clay was knowledgeable, friendly, engaging, no pressure, no rush, and the ambiance was ideal-wonderful evening ❤️
  30. F

    Fish1st

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and generous portions. The Hamachi Ceviche served with sweet potato chips was deliciously delicate and so abundant. My husband and I also shared the lamb chops with extra chop added, the portion was so generous it looked like two full entrees and was served already split on two plates. Excellent service.
  31. CN

    ChrissyN

    Sacramento

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely anniversary dinner here. The service was exceptional by our waitress Karina. She was friendly, attentive, and anticipated needs before asking. She also did not stop by the table too much which is exactly what we prefer. The food was excellent. We ordered the special, pan fried halibut with lobster and asparagus and the filet mignon with peppercorn cream sauce and asparagus. We ate until we were gonna burst. Then we ordered cheesecake for dessert lol. We will be back.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night out!
  33. CJ

    CJ2022

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great meal and great service! Will definitely be back next time I come to Lake Tahoe.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food. No full bar which was aggravating. But I should have read that. Not their fault.
  35. HW

    HayleyW

    Tahoe

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Obsessed with this Restaurant. The employees are the best and the food is always fantastic.
  36. H

    Helenk

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Big portions! Great patio sitting, loved the white linens on tables. Not a bad place to go for special occasion in Lake Tahoe. We didn’t like the chicken Marsala dish, but portobello mushroom dish was good. No bread and butter for the table. Would we come back? Probably not, even though I do want to try their steak one day.
  37. L

    Luvwine

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I would definitely recommend the Lakd House. We were s party of 7 and I was incharge of making reservations although I had no clue where to go. The approval was unanimous. Clay was our outstanding server who never wrote anything down , from the drinks to the appetizers ,to the main courses Everything was wonderful. I split the crab cakes with my husband and we agreed they were the best. I had the filet, perfectly prepared ,and my husband had the duck, also excellent. We will be back!
  38. TG

    TahoeGuy

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining in the outdoor patio was a treat. Comfy overhead space heaters and pleasing music. Vegan food is spot on, I added some tofu to my portobello mushroom entree and it was both filling and tasty. Affordable wines too.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Food was delicious but my entree and desert did not come out as I special ordered it and wrong wine was poured for second glass. We always come here and I order the same thing and have always had an amazing experience but I felt like the service we received had no care to what we needed this time and it was disappointing.
  40. KH

    KarenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent staff and food. Keep up the great service and product

FAQs

The Lake House Tahoe is rated 4.7 stars by 140 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Lake House Tahoe

1181 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6206

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    South Shore

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jimi Nakamatsu

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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