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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.41mi
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  3. Distance: 0.51mi
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About Sunnyside

***NOVEMBER 9-22 WE WILL BE OFFERING A LIMITED MENU DUE TO KITCHEN RENOVATIONS***

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.

1850 West Lake Blvd
Tahoe City, CA 96145
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Mountain Grill: 4:00PM - 9:00PM EVERYDAY
Lakeside Dining Room: 5:30PM - 8:30PM EVERYDAY

Cross Street:
Pineland

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(530) 583-7200

Website:
http://www.sunnysidetahoe.com/

Parking Details:
We have three options for public parking with valet parking available in the Summertime.

Public Transit:
Tart bus stop is 100 yards from our front entrance.

Executive Chef:
Robb Wyss

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

Sunnyside Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (32)
Great for Outdoor Dining (27)
Scenic View (25)
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Casual (20)
Special Occasion (17)
Worth the Drive (16)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Good for a Date (12)
Romantic (12)
Fun (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Kid-friendly (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
People Watching (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Cozy (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Healthy (4)
Authentic (3)
Business Meals (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 25, 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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving buffet

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 (Central Coast)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 26, 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.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Local Ingredients, Waterfront
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 20, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

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

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 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.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 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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·Dined on September 30, 2017

I went there a few years ago and it was fantastic but this last visit was not up to par. Slow service, bad cocktails. We were told the kitchen was really busy but our food came out cold and wasn't that great. Amazing view but overall not worth it

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

We made an anniversary reservation that, unfortunately, was cancelled for a private event. I was still intent on checking out the view, and I'm glad we gave this place a try. Recommend the elk!

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Thank you. We were there for our anniversary and you made it very special.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Nice and friendly restaurant that keeps long term, good servers, which is hard to do in Tahoe. Always enjoy the experienced folks who work here. Food is fresh with a good mix of choices. Even when crowded, Sunnyside does their best to keep things moving. The chef keeps the menu current, while holding onto a few tried and true items that customers still want.

Tags: Hot Spot, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Great, great view with very good service. A good variety of food choices, but not too many (which I like). The appetizers were especially tasty. We'll be coming back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Casual
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Dependable, excellent food with a great view of the lake. Noisy outside and at the bar, but the dining room is quiet.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We have ALWAYS had a great meal and a great time - the wait staff are always great!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, People Watching, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 5, 2017

It was the last night of our vacation in Lake Tahoe, we weren't sure we would be seated at the last minute but Sunnyside accommodated us better then my expectations. We had a gracious young woman, Kate, as our waitress, she was very personal yet not foreboding. The menu was not extensive but it had something for each of us, from my 6 year old grandson, teenage granddaughter and finicky palate daughter. The food came in a timely manner and it was cooked to perfection. I keep saying, "Sunnyside is well running restaurant," I was very impressed and I left completely satisfied.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Healthy, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Food was over cooked, cold and pricey. I ordered a beer and never received it. My friend and My wife ordered coffee after dinner and received coffee with grounds in it and stained coffee on the outside of the cup. We are locals... Our tab for 4 dinners, one salad, one soup, two wines and one cocktail was $220 without tip. Far too much for the bad quality of food and service. Too many good restaurants in Lake Tahoe to ever visit this establishment again or any of their other restaurants

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The view and the food are absolutely amazing!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Had a great time celebrating our 3 yr anniversary! Great service and sitting out on the lake was amazing!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Best place around!
So much fun! Great food! Great bar!
Beautiful view! What more do you want!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Scenic View, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

LOVE LOVE LOVE! Our party of 8 arrived on time Friday at 6:15. Had a fabulous round table on the patio. The 3 kids in our party had cheeseburgers, the adults had: the halibut, the salmon, the filet (2), and the ahi. NOT A MORSEL left on our plates. Everything was that good. Cocktails were yummy. Great service, great atmosphere. The owner or manager went around the tables asking how everything was, which I always appreciate. Because if something wasn't OK, they would have made it right. It was a perfect dinner and we can't wait to go back.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We were there for our friend's bachelorette party and Kate took AMAZING care of us! The food was delicious, the wine was perfect and the service from everyone was wonderful. Thank you for the great time, Kate. I will be recommending Sunnyside to all of my friends headed to Lake Tahoe.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Beautiful location and nice staff. But Just so meh!!! Food nothing to go back for.

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

We had a wonderful waterfront dinner with great food and an even better view. We ordered the Moroccan chicken and pistachio crusted salmon and would recommend both. The service was also very friendly.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

A go to elegant dining in Tahoe

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great place. The food is always amazing. Sitting outside and watching the lake is just a perfect added bonus.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Great food and service; a bit noisy when windows were open to outside, but that was to be expected. Lighting could have been bumped up as evening got darker. Would highly recommend, but to insure good dining experience, reservations are a must.

Tags: Casual, Waterfront
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

We found Sunnyside 8 years ago when we were in Tahoe for a family vacation. It's been 8 long years since we have been back to Tahoe, but one of the places everyone in our family wanted to make sure to re-visit was this adorable, quaint restaurant situated so beautifully on the water. The food was very good. I have to state that I would have to give a few 'points' off for service because I never received my main dish, even after reminding our waiter, but it was ok....we all were sharing dishes. Everything was really delicious...probably best that mine didn't arrive, we had plenty of food...and a great wine list! The wait staff was super friendly (but very busy). So fun! I just hope we are back sooner next time.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Beautiful location on Lake Tahoe with excellent food and service, bar with creative cocktails and a very excellent menu from which to choose. Worth the time to make the drive and you will not be disappointed.

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Tapas, Good for a Date, Casual, Waterfront, People Watching, Authentic, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 23, 2017

Fun evening with family, great setting on the deck, excellent wait staff, good menu variety and every dish was well cooked - top tip, the hula pie is huge and addictive!

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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Great cocktails and excellent recommendation from the bartender on the filet with lobster mac n cheese! Hula pie for dessert is a must!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Have been here several times and it is always excellent. This time there was an unexpected storm that came through. Closed the outdoor patio, which is 1/3 of the restaurant. Despite that setback our reservation for 8:00 resulted in 8:10 seating. That was impressive. Food was great, as always. Service was not excellent, but I think it was the craziness of accommodating everyone inside. I will definitely be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We have been in Tahoe for many years but never ate at Sunnyside. That was a big mistake. Do not miss it.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We have been coming up to Tahoe for many years and wanted to try Sunnyside. Everything was EXCELLENT! Kate was our waitress and she took her time to explain the food and wine. We were never rushed. We started with the calamari. Then we had the Halibut and Filet Mignon. Everything was cooked to perfection and the sides excellent. My husband had the lobster Mac and cheese as a side and that was a meal by itself! We took the chocolate miso peach cake home for dessert and that didn't last long after the kids got a hold of it. Looked yummy but I didn't get a taste. Recommend this restaurant HIGHLY. Make reservations. Very convenient and complied with request for seating on deck. We will be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

We would like to thank David, the bar manager, for the great recommendation on a nice bottle of wine to celebrate our (both couples) recent engagements! Thanks again DK!

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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