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Toulouse, South Lake Tahoe, CA

Toulouse

4.7
4.7
275 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Using local, sustainable ingredients, we produce our spin on New Orleans food, in the type of place where tourists feel at home, locals are at home, and everyone is surrounded by family and friends.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Creole / Cajun / Southern, American
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (530) 600-0060
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Veteran, Women
  • Executive chef
    Jonathan Bolt Wainwright
  • Private party facilities
    We book private events on either or both of our two beautiful outdoor decks, which seat 20 and 50 respectively as well as indoors with seating up to 85. Please call the restaurant to book parties larger than 20 people.
  • Neighborhood
    Stateline
  • Cross street
    Park Ave between Pine and Azure
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

What 275 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
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Best Value

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Great for brunch

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Neighborhood gem

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Contemporary American

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Best Overall

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Best Food

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Best Service

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Best Value

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Good for groups

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Healthy

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Neighborhood gem

275 Reviews
  1. MARuthP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Can’t write a review on Toulouse, don’t even want to give them 1 star as even though we had a reservation, they were closed when we arrived. There was someone setting up tables, who immediately hid behind a wall when he saw us. I knocked on the window, I could see him, but he just stepped back & hid again. Didn’t even bother to apologise & say they weren’t going to open. Shocking!

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  2. MaureenH

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I was so pleased to have found this place during my annual spring road trip to the Eastern Sierra from S.F. I stay at the motel adjacent and always bookend my trip with dinners at Toulouse. The vibe is great, and the food delicious. Last night I ordered the blackened salmon which was superb. My only quibbles are that I’d love the owners to circulate and say hello instead of staying up front at the bar. And after my cocktail, getting staffs attention proved difficult to get another look at the menu to order a glass of wine with my meal, so I went without. But all in all, it’s become a ritual to eat here twice each year while on vacation. I’m glad to see Toulouse has succeeded!

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  3. Lobie

    San Francisco

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The restaurant is a bit too dark. They playlist playing was awesome though! Great 80's tunes! They charged us a dollar more for the lemonades we ordered...unfortunately didn't catch it till much later. They wouldn't do separate checks (3 in all) which was disappointing. Service was slow and took a while to get our meals...

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  4. FoodiefromLakeTahoe

    Tahoe

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We waited 45 minutes to put in our drink order. Then when food was delivered, after an additional long wait, we were not given flatware. So we waited to get flatware. Food was tasty. But it’s a minimum 3 hour meal on a busy night. Our waitress was drinking tequila shots at the bar? Staff was nice. Just quite inefficient!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Second time here in the same week. First time was great. Wings were amazing. Returned for more wings and different entrees. The restaurant is having major staffing issues. One bartender, one server, and one chef. That was the entire staff on a Monday night. Granted, they may not have expected to fill 80-90% of the tables, but they did. Our server was awesome, remembering our previous visit, including how we wanted our wings. Drinks and wings were fast and delicious. However, my son’s entree was rough. His NY Strip (requested medium) was rare to medium rare at best, and with a fat strip so tough, he couldn’t cut it or chew it. We asked for a new steak knife and it was marginally better. We didn’t send the steak back. We could plainly see how overwhelmed the place was. We waited until after had our check to say anything. Our server was apologetic and gracious. He comped us a free dessert and asked us to come back and let him try to make up for it. I appreciate his customer service skills and like the ambiance and the wings. Would go again but likely avoid the steak.

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  6. Flywally

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were warmly greeted as our party of 8 trickled in. They had the perfect spot set up for us. The bartender and waitress were congenial and helpful. They happily answered all of our questions about food and drinks. The food was delicious. The youngest of our group (13) found the wings too spicy but they were eager to offer a substitute for her. The steaks were perfectly done and other dishes tasty as well. Banana bread pudding was the perfect compliment at the end of our evening.

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  7. StevenL

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had poutine appetizer, shrimp & grits and a blackened blue cheese burger. Poutine was very good - a nice interpretation. Shrimp and grits - good. Burger - very very good, crispy bacon, blue cheese with crumbles and perfectly cooked - rare! Svc was excellent - server gave us quick update on seasonal menu changes and gave specifics on favorites. Would recommend!

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  8. cmitchb

    New Orleans

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent choose in South Lake Tahoe. I live in New Orleans, so when I saw “Toulouse” I knew I had to check them out. Service was great, menu had a nice selection of Louisiana staples plus they served Crystal hot sauce (IYKYK). Like most non-New Orleans New Orleans restaurants they took it light on the spices and sauces for those who are accustomed to spicy creamy goodness. An easy fix? Ask for sauce on the side. One of the owners was onsite and it felt like I was back on St Charles, Decatur or Toulouse!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Got a last minute reservation on Presidents Day weekend. I was worried because they were packed but the food and service were terrific. Great cocktails. We had the short rib, house salad with blackened chicken, shrimp & grits, and gumbo. Everything was tasty and well cooked. Highly recommend!

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  10. Ellie

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great but it took forever for it to arrive like 50+ minutes I would go back for the short ribs

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  11. James

    Miami

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A gem! We had a table of 7 with 2 young kids. Everything from the food to service was excellent! The kids menu was the usual stuff but we got them the steak entree and split it and they loved it. Blackened Salmon was amazing and the Brussel sprout starter was delicious! Highly recommend a visit

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  12. JamieR

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Waited forever for our server to take our order (she had a large party at the same time, but still took longer than it needed to). I ordered the blackened chicken sandwich and it came raw in the center. Chicken is not a meat that can be served medium rare. I sent it back and they apologized and said they’d make another one. By the time the new one came out, everyone else in our party was done eating so I asked for a box to take it to go. The server took forever getting us our check, and when she brought it, she said she had given us a substantial discount for the raw chicken. They took $4 off of the bill, which was over $150. They should have comped the sandwich. We will never return.

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  13. DebH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    very unusual for me, I went in ahead of a special "milestone" event dinner for 8 of my closest family members. I went in to investigate the new (ish) restaurant, touting the adventure of good friends who reunited (again) in our lovely So Shore Lake Tahoe, to bring their culinary magic to our community, much my delight! It was love at first sight, both the actively involved owner couple, who clearly bring their joy de vie, not only in their love of New Orleans "creole" cuisine but also for each other. This joy radiates throughout the room, infects the amazing waitstaff and well into the kitchen. The kitchen, from my vantage point, looks like a smoke filled chamber of yummy-ness (technical term). The end result was a very fun filled evening, enjoying food treats that we would likely have had to make a New Orleans run or heaven forbid I learn to cook! A tip of the chapeau, my beret is off and a bravo toast to the full experience had by all, which was carried to perfection by their amazing waitstaff. The crowning jewel was the ever so fantastic pistachio cheesecake with something from heaven in the way of the whipped cream delight! 5 star for the whole experience.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing little find in South Lake Tahoe! The food was delicious, the owner was bartending and so friendly. We made a reservation for 11 and felt so welcome here. Every aspect was beyond fantastic and so refreshing to get off the touristy beaten path of stateline. We came back for a second meal because it was so good.

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  15. EthanO

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in Tahoe hands down. Try the duck!

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  16. Michael

    Kansas City

    151 reviews

    5.0

    151 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Toulouse is an excellent restaurant. This has always been one of our top choices in Lake Tahoe. The service is always excellent. The food is always fresh and delicious. You can definitely feel the NOLO influence. I highly recommend it.

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  17. OleksandraK

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The place is incredible! We visited it for 2 days in a row - every time everything was delicious. We got Shrimp and Grits, Toulouse Burger (it was so good that my husband had it for 2 days - highly recommend upgrading it to blackened bacon blue cheese!), Blackened Salmon, Banana Bread Pudding, and different cocktails. Service was good and friendly. I think I'll be definitely revisiting and with my other friends when in town.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great meal, great staff - amazing banana bread pudding!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing service and really good food, kinda romantic dinner place if that’s what you want but family and friends too

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  20. SteveO

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. All of our choices were great I would go back

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Toulouse is amazing! From the food to the drinks to the staff, everything was top-notch. Will definitely be back next time we are in Tahoe!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Salmon and short ribs were outstanding. Adrian and crew were the best!!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We truly enjoyed our Sunday brunch with friends. The horseradish bloodys were great! Avo toast and omelette were both delicious! We will be back

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great food and environment. Loved everything about the place.

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  25. MVRIBOK

    Tahoe

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding quality and service, even better since the remodel.

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  26. Makena

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service, and food were great. We had a fun night!

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  27. RichardG

    Tahoe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my wife had breakfast here and absolutely enjoyed. The next day had dinner and was disappointed with the taste of our dinner plates. Taste was plain and not savory at all. The atmosphere and service was great. We would probably only return for breakfast.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server and the host staff were so accommodating to me and my friends. Plus the food was so good!!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food quality not worth the price. The lettuce in the Cesar salad was wilted and the salmon was slightly overcooked. The asparagus was cooked really well and the bruschetta appetizer was delicious. The cocktails were great. I think definitely worth going there for drinks and apps. Staff very friendly and great service but food too inconsistent for the price.

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  30. ChristopherL

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Cajun cuisine out side of New Orleans, La.

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  31. NOELLEA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great drinks, great service. Staff are so friendly and go above and beyond to make you feel welcome.

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  32. Julieb

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous meal. Our server lady was amazing and very accommodating!! Every bite was delicious! Highly recommended

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  33. EvaH

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food, and outstanding environment. Pleasant surprise to find it off of the strip, went back for breakfast the next morning and was not disappointed. Highly recommend! Cheers!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    La comida fue buena pero el servicio malo, no nos servían las bebidas o la simple agua , actitud poco cordial. El staff ya estaba celebrando año nuevo cuando aún tenían clientes que atender. Muy poco professional.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was top notch- good energy and great service! Food was tasty!

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  36. MichelleM

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great New Year’s Eve dinner with a big group. Food was great and our server was wonderful. Really cute atmosphere as well.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place! Food was delicious! And very good ambience

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is a true gem. The owners are delightful and treat you with a smile, and you can tell by how the employees act that they were treated well and happy, and the service is superb.  the food is top-of-the-line and everything they put out is awesome.

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  39. CraigH

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and amazing food! Our go to place in Tahoe!

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  40. Jorge

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

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

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Toulouse using the Order Online button.

Toulouse is rated 4.7 stars by 275 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 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Toulouse

901 Park Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6938

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Park Ave between Pine and Azure
  • Neighborhood
    Stateline
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Creole / Cajun / Southern, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Veteran, Women
  • Executive chef
    Jonathan Bolt Wainwright
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
  • Phone number
    (530) 600-0060
  • Private party facilities
    We book private events on either or both of our two beautiful outdoor decks, which seat 20 and 50 respectively as well as indoors with seating up to 85. Please call the restaurant to book parties larger than 20 people.
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