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Sunnyside

4.5
606 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Mountain Grill:
4:00PM- 8:30PM SUNDAY - THURSDAY.
4:00PM - 9:00PM FRIDAY & SATURDAY.
Lakeside Dining Room:
5:30PM - 8:30PM EVERYDAY
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Phone number
(530) 583-7200
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Joseph Albright
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Pineland
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Parking details
We have three options for public parking with valet parking available in the Summertime.
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Public transit
Tart bus stop is 100 yards from our front entrance.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 606 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Booked the restaurant for a special occasion - birthday for my traveling companion. Service was outstanding. Hostess was especially engaging and welcoming. Got there early mid-week towards the end of the ski season, so restaurant was quiet, but would have been good with a group any time. Setting and view was spectacular. Food was very good and creative. Was given a complimentary dessert for birthday celebration - such a nice gesture. Overall, a great experience and we will be back.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Best food I’ve ever eaten. Great service! Loved it.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Wonderful in the summer when you can eat outside on the shore of Lake Tahoe. It was also a very pleasant dinner venue this past week (April) with a large family and tired children. The view is unmatched. Food and wine were well above the usual Tahoe average--fresh ingredients, old standards plus interesting contemporary dishes on the menu. Restaurant was moderately noisy in April. In summer it's much more busy.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Sitting by the window overlooking Lake Tahoe while eating fabulous food should be on everyone’s bucket list! The restaurant’s ambiance is incredible. The redwood interior is very calming and comforting. The food selection was diverse, and very good. There was no rush to get you in and out. We enjoyed the evening until we were ready to go. Highly recommend the experience.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

We had a wonderful experience eating at Sunnyside for our Easter dinner. When our friends asked to join us last minute the host staff was super accommodating and changed our reservation from a table of four to a table of ten! The service was excellent and the food delicious. And of course you can't beat the view! Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Sunnyside never disappoints. Even though they are literally on Lake Tahoe's West Shore with a killer view, they don't take it for granted. They have a diverse menu for most any appetite. Their staff are very attentive and knowledgeable. It's a lively scene for all ages. The deck is not to be missed in the summer.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The view of the lake is incredible! The service is always friendly! And don’t forget the Hula Pie for dessert!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Fulfilling a Christmas gift, my wife booked a room at Sunnyside and we had dinner in the restaurant. Having been to Sunnyside several times in the past, it’s a favorite place. The restaurant is always great.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

We dined at Sunnyside after a day of skiing. It’s a few minutes down the road from the center of town but well worth the drive. It’s a popular place so parking was tight. The restaurant is on the lake with a near 180 degree view of the lake and mountains across the lake. It’s a perfect spot to watch the sunset, and changing colors of the mountains as the evening sun changes the snowy peaks from white to pink, against a purple sky.
Fried zucchini sticks are a must! We loved them. They have a kids menu so my son was happy. My wife enjoyed the rainbow trout special, it was perfect. I had the ny strip steak which was very tasty and cooked to a perfect medium heat.
We enjoyed Sunnyside!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Had a great dinner. The Elk was excellent. Always start with zucchini sticks and finish off with Hula pie - yummy.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

This was one of the best dining experiences that we have ever had. The service was exemplary and the food was out of this world. Two in our group ordered the hanger steak, one ordered the seafood bowl, one ordered the salmon rice bowl, one ordered the New York Strip Steak special, and lastly, I ordered the Elk. Everything was amazing. I would 100% recommend this place to anyone looking for an excellent dinner in a restaurant with an excellent vibe.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Restaurant was great. The service was wonderful and food was delicious. We went to the bar area after for some drinks and had to keep calling over the waitress to help us, which was unsatisfactory.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Nice varied menu. Good service. Fantastic view. Always a treat

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Awesome, great view, food and service

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The ribs and salmon bowl were outstanding. We had a great time!

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

It is winter and we dined inside. The noise level was a little high. We had the abalone/ scallop dish. It was breaded, we didn’t realize that. It was tasty, but not over the top. Wine selection is a little pricey, but most of Tahoe is overpriced in that area. We enjoy eating at this restaurant in the summer since it is right on the Lake. We will return.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Food was excellent and our waiter was also great, very friendly and attentive to our needs. We had a nice booth, could still see the lake. Overall a great experience.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food and good service. The elk was fantastic as was the Salmon.

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4.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Went here for my daughters birthday. It’s a little pricey but food was good. It was quiet on. Monday night and the dining room was a little cold. Good food choices for gluten free but not so much for vegetarian or vegan.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Sunnyside was really great at accommodate our party of 4 adults and 2 toddlers. We never felt rushed to leave, the food was great, and the staff was very friendly. I'd definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

We enjoyed a nice birthday dinner here. It was dark so couldn’t see the lake this time but I bet it’s a great view when it’s light out. Waiter was very friendly and staff were warm and attentive. Seafood chowder was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

The restaurant was very nice and the food was outstanding. The staff was exceptional and was willing to do whatever it took to make the experience exceptional.

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4.0Dined on December 29, 2017

We've been coming to Sunnyside for 15 years. The food has always been nicely prepared. Although as much as I like green day, not so much while out for a nice dinner.

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4.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Better in summer than winter

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3.0Dined on December 28, 2017

It was a very busy night so I think that the menu changed to reflect more casual and easy to prep food. Not very creative with the menu items in the dining room (burger, chicken sandwich, steak & potato). I asked if the crab in the sliders was fresh and was told that it is from a can...why even put that on the menu if you're using canned crab (with a high price)? Prawns with prosciutto was a nice start and so were the ribs. Hula Pie for dessert is always a nice way to end the evening.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

It was lovely. We were meeting future in-laws for the first time and at the holiday season.The restaurant reflected a warm, elegant but not stuffy environment for everyone to get to know each other. It was perfect. I asked for a window/lakeside table and even changed my reservation from 6 to 7 people. When we arrived...it was perfect. From Santa Cruz CA. It is my go to place for a fabulous evening in Tahoe! Thanks!

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4.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Great food and service. Good for all occasions. Highly recommend for visitors to the lake

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4.0Dined on December 1, 2017

As usual, Sunnyside was wonderful. Beautiful views and great food mix for a nice evening. The seasonal menu was interesting and the elk was outstanding. The dining room was unusually sparse, but the bar was lively. I was told by a local that the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is a slow time in Tahoe City. If you get a chance, stay at the Lodge; the rooms are cozy and the views are incrdeible.

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4.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Good, everyday, casual spot. Food can be hit or miss, but if you stick with the basics, it’s fine. Service is always great. Can’t beat the awesome view in this cozy, old school place.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving buffet

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Our waiter, Kevin , was perfect. Expertly taking care of a fussy (elderly) father. Dinner was absolutely delicious, nice choices on the wine list and great local beer. Loved the take home turkey sandwiches.

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4.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Sunnyside is always a good choice when on the west shore of Lake Tahoe. Good food and wine list. Service was great.

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5.0Dined on October 25, 2017

This is a Lake Tahoe must visit. Lakeside charm and views compete with excellent tasting and diverse food choices from an off season menu! I was surprised and very much satisfied. The staff, from the front desk, the wait staff, and the manager who stopped by, really made our little party feel most welcome.

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5.0Dined on October 25, 2017

Excellent location on the lake. Great view, good service, outstanding food.

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3.0Dined on October 19, 2017

New fall menu had issues. Gnocchi with duck confit just ok. Duck was dry as well as gnocchi. Hubby’s chicken with stuffing was just ok too. Stuffing very doughy. Chicken was moist. Butter lettuce apple salad was good idea, but over drenched in very acidic dressing.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

we spent time in the bar, next to the fireplace. The cocktails and service were really good. We ate dinner in the restaurant. We had a great view, next to the windows. The food and service were really good. Compared to other more expensive restaurants in the area, this place was great.

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5.0Dined on October 12, 2017

One of our favorite go to places in Tahoe! Great food, drinks and a room with a view

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5.0Dined on October 1, 2017

Love this place, always come here when in Tahoe. Always fun in the summer and winter. Friendly staff

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1.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Although server was trying and apologetic, kitchen was amazingly slow. Took forever to get our food. Parking is also challenging. We were seated on time for our 6:30 reservation, but did not get our dinner until after 8!!! Unacceptable.

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4.0Dined on September 29, 2017

Beautiful sunset in a classic location. They were really busy with a large party that night so the service was a little slow and the food was not as good as other times. Not hot probably had been sitting for a while. I will go back. One of my Tahoe favorites.

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