Sunnyside

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Sunnyside's spectacular location on the pristine West Shore makes it the place to be in Lake Tahoe. Panoramic views of the lake and mountains beyond abound from nearly every table and during the summer, guests can also enjoy alfresco dining on Lake Tahoe’s largest outdoor deck. The Lakeside Dining Room features new American cooking – fresh, vibrant presentations of American classics with a focus on premium seafood and steaks. The award winning wine list has been carefully selected to complement the menu and offers a wide variety of wines including some rare & limited offerings. Our Mountain Grill offers a more casual atmosphere and is seated on a walk-in basis only. Sunnyside is also a classic lakefront lodge with guest accommodations overlooking Lake Tahoe. The 23 mountain inspired lodge rooms are inviting places to sink into after the day's activities.
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k
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We always enjoy Sunnyside when visiting Tahoe City. This is a favorite restaurant year round. The food and drinks are always good. We’ll come back again!

CD
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyable!

KA
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Sunnyside is usually a really great place to dine. I was however a little disappointed this time. It was extremely busy which in not normal for the busy season. But October is usually a bit slower. When the waitress had time to come over to greet us for the first time, she was very short. She turned around and left during mid conversation with us while we were asking for food related items. So 2 or 3 times that happened and I got frustrated. Didn't say anything to staff but I think that someone may have overheard our table talking about how horrible she was because she changed her tune the next time she came to the table. It was like a 180 and she was extremely helpful after that. It took forever for the food to arrive at our table. All the waitstaff commented how unusually busy it was for October. You could tell they were all scrambling trying to keep up and were waiting on the food to come out of the kitchen. But overall it wasn't that bad and they were able to redeem themselves by the end of the night.

s
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was fabulous.

G
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Atmosphere is very good. Service was very good. Food was fair- hamburger was good; ribs were terrible- dry and tasteless; salad was good but a little too much dressing. Desert was delicious.

AZ
Central Coast
35 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A visit to Lake Tahoe is incomplete without a dinner at Sunnyside. Great food and amazing service by Nina.

DP
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Sunnyside is a lovely restaurant, the service was great, however, our meal was mediocre. We were very disappointed by the toughness of the $42 boneless ribeye. The calamari was good and we enjoyed the hula pie.

SW
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Sunnyside is right on the lake. We arrived just at sunset. Very beautiful. The staff and service was terrific. The area near the windows was full when we arrived and for us old people, it was pretty noisy. As the crowds began leaving at around 7:30 the noise level subsided. We had a salad, a rib dinner and pokey. The salad and ribs were five star. the pokey seemed a little salty to us. I had the molten cake with ice cream for desert. It was also great. We each had a glass of wine - my wife had a chardonnay and I had a cab. We picked the less expensive of the two choices but were both pleased.

I have been to the restaurant many times over the past twenty years and have never been disappointed. I try to get back every year or two when I get to the lake. It is great in the winter with its fireplace lounge and in the summer there is an outside deck.

RF
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Lovely location, and good service. However the food was mediocre and for some in my party their entrees and soups were delivered on the cold side.

KT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

We started off enjoying our night and our appetizers. Unfortunately when the waiter came to clear the plate of zucchini sticks and ranch dressing, he dropped the ranch dressing all over the back of my daughter and son's back. I understand that accidents happen, but there was no effort at all to make apoligizes or to take some consideration into the cost of the bill. Truly, both of their sweaters were most likely ruined due to this accident. It was not until I approached the manager, that they agreed to make a monetary concession on the bill. If this incident was handled in a lot more customer friendly manner, I would say that the night was a success. However, their customer service was so far inferior, that it would be very difficult to recommend Sunnyside.

SK
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

An OK dinner. Sat inside which was fine but we were stuck against the back wall right near a door to a separate dining room where a rehearsal dinner was being held. One person in our party ordered the elk and just before everyone else was served their dinner, he was told the elk was not available. The restaurant comped his meal which was appreciated but the rest of the party was served and he had to wait about 10 minutes.
Bizarre.

K
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always great to go to Sunnyside in the off season! The view is spectacular as always, service was good and enjoyed the slower pace of fall on a weekday night!

JK
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the best cornbread we have ever had, ever - and burger and ribs - amazing views, food and service - cannot wait to return!

m
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They fit us in we arrived the day before the reservation. Big thanks!

MM
Sacramento
35 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was very good, view of Lake Tahoe beautiful and food was delicious.

C
Tahoe
14 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great spot for dinner. The waitress, Kerry, was excellent and attentive. The food choices were well prepared and tasty and the lake view is always a plus.

D
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Not a great dining experience for us. We were seated inside but next to open sliding door, and the temperature was cold. No one offered to move us or close the window. The salad we ordered seemed to have been previously overly chilled or perhaps frozen. Finally, the manager would not accept our valid Open Table Rewards certificate proclaiming that "we use Open Table but don't accept their Rewards." We won't be returning.

I
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The food smelled like garbage. We didn’t eat our food but the waiter kept saying “ so happy you enjoyed your food”. Kitchen staff in the parking lot said “ ya the food is disgusting”. The food smelled like garbage. The worst meal we have ever had. $240 and we did not eat any of it. Waiter was real really bad.

CS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunnyside is the best restaurant in Lake Tahoe! We have been enjoying Sunnyside for many years. The staff is always friendly, the food is always fresh and delicious. It’s always a must go to when we are in Lake Tahoe.

G
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food in North Lake Tahoe.

MW
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We eat there 10-12x / yr , year round past 15 yrs
Summer , Fall, Winter ..by car or boat . Many wedding anniversaries and NY Eves there ..this past meal was disappointing..my Panko Crusted Seared Ahi Tuna main entree was cold and not nearly as well prepared or seasoned as when I had it June 30th ..we waited more than an hour for our four entrees and our server never once acknowledged hiw far behind the kitchen was ...shockingly poor service and food prep

DJ
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was incredible. Cooked perfectly. Views are amazing.

KK
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So nice to watch the evening start at the lake! Always good food and awesome view!

o
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner - had the Elk and it was cooked just right and it is delicious in combination with the salad. Hula pie and zucchini sticks were a must. Beautiful evening on the deck watching the sunset.

MJ
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING views, service and steak!
(The crab cakes were delicious too!)
Definitely worth the trip!

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed!

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

My Gibson was not prepared as requested. For the second time at Sunnyside the calamari was lousy - all deep fried crumbs and practically no squid! Our guest’s meals were good, but the chicken we ordered was too dry with no sauce to juice it up and the vegetables were burnt. If it was not for the beautiful setting and nostalgia we would probably not return.

OT
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Sunnyside was nice but crowded and a little pricey for the food you get. It’s good food, but not great and the view could be spectacular if there wasn’t a huge crowd in front of it. Par for summer time Tahoe I guess...

GF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Weve been to this restaurant many times over the past 7 years. Unfortunately our waiter didn’t demonstrate very warm, friendly customer service skills. Next reservation I will ask for a specific waiter when I reserve our table.

CB
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Go for the vista, the food is unremarkable and overpriced.

b
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food, service and view from outside deck were great. A little loud. But, overall worth it. For a quieter experience, go in Oct and Nov.

DS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Especially on a warm summer evening, Sunnyside has spectacular views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding mountains. The menu is diverse; the wine selection is excellent. It is good for couples, families and just friends. The clientele obviously enjoys this iconic Tahoe spot. Don’t ignore it on your list of things to do.

PH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Great view of the lake but the food/service was just average...not much to the salads...added (cold) chicken. The half chicken dinner was pretty good. Bar menu seemed decent but not able to order off that menu ("if they are too busy..."). Drinks were ok...wine list decent.

SD
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

This wasn’t our first time at Sunnyside thank goodness
Unfortunately we waited over 45 minutes for our entree’s to be served. Our server did comp one round of drinks and we appreciated that!

JW
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was good but a little overpriced for the portion size. Noise level a little bit loud which made it difficult to have a conversation. Our server was great! Very attentive. The quality of the food was great. Parking is a bit of an issue. We had to valet park across the street.

LF
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Fabulous location. Good service and good menu. Steaks cooked unevenly but beef quality excellent. Fried zucchini to die for!

JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I like the atmosphere. The food is fine. Nothing too spectacular and a bit pricey.

MF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fabulous! Food great! View great! Service great! Couldn't have been better!!!!

AK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Visiting relative from out of town, we were made very welcome with very good service and food

m
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Main entree was good but sides were over cooked And burnt. Waited 25 minutes to be checked on after food arrived and another 20 minutes if we wanted dessert.

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