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The Loft - Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe, CA

The Loft - Tahoe

4.4
4.4
470 Reviews
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
The Loft Live Theatre-Lounge-Dining located in the vibrant Heavenly Village of South Lake Tahoe, California. We are an American Tapas/Small Plates restaurant featuring a sampling of unique dishes from around the world. All of our offerings are made in house, using the freshest high quality ingredients. Our Chef/Owner is a graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY and also a Certified Sommelier. Join us daily for great food, outstanding wines and the best craft cocktails in town.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Cocktail Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (530) 523-8024

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Owner, Frank Trotta

  • Catering

    Please call (530) 523-8024 or email frank@thelofttahoe.com for information regarding catering and facilities.

  • Private party facilities

    Theatre, Lounge, and Restaurant are available for rental. Contact us for more information regarding private functions and rentals.

  • Private party contact

    Frank Trotta: (530) 523-8024

  • Neighborhood

    Stateline

  • Cross street

    Lake Tahoe Blvd

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in the Heavenly Village parking garage, and we have a special direct entrance from the 3rd floor of the garage. Flat fee $5.00 after 5pm is available.

  • Public transit

    There is a bus stop conveniently located just downstairs outside the cinema on Heavenly Village Way.

  • Entertainment

    The Loft proudly presents “Magic Fusion” starring the award-winning Tony Clark, in our 107-seat theatre nightly (dark Wed). Show times, ticketing, and detailed information can be found on our website. Join us for an intimate evening of magic and comedy by purchasing tickets in advance on our website, or ask your friendly server for assistance. http://thelofttahoe.com Remember to try one of our famous table-side S’more Fire Pits for dessert!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day at The Loft

    $99.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Five Course Meal with Champagne and Sparkling Wine Pairings $99 plus Tax and Gratuity Prosciutto and Fontina Bruschetta Villa Sandi “il Fresco” Prosecco, Italy Shrimp and White Truffle Risotto Schramsberg Blanc de Blanc, North Coast Crab, Ahi and Avocado Tower Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Noirs, Carneros Filet Mignon al Forno or Roasted Salmon Taittinger “Prestige” Brut Rose, Reims Mini Raspberry Cheesecakes Saracco Moscato d Asti, Italy Please note there will be 7.35% tax and 20% gratuity added. We look forward to celebrating Valentine's Day with you.

Offers

  • Magic Show Experience at The Loft-Tahoe

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Thu - 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM,Fri - Sat - 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    The Loft’s Magic & Comedy Theatre, adjacent to our dining room, is home to Lake Tahoe’s #1 rated show, Magic Fusion, featuring award-winning, world-renowned comedy-magicians. This high-energy, fast-paced, 75-minute show has won the coveted “Best Of Tahoe” award several years in a row, including “Best Family Entertainment”. The headliners rotate every two weeks so the show is always fresh with new material. Come back again and again. Enjoy the show before or after dinner. Please allow 1 ½ hours to dine prior to show time. Doors to the theatre open 15 minutes prior to show time. Please visit our website for show times and reserved tickets. https://thelofttahoe.com

What 470 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Tahoe / Reno Area

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  • South Lake Tahoe

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  1. MH

    MindyH

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome meal and experience!!!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and atmosphere. Our server Scott was fantastic and helpful with drink and food recommendations. Live music was a bonus! Will definitely be back.
  3. TT

    runTTrun

    Central Coast

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another amazing meal at The Loft. Our server Nikki was exceptional and we were so thankful that the Manager could accommodate our last minute 3rd guest. Highly recommend The Loft ….. they made my husband’s birthday amazing with top notch food and service.
  4. T

    Trish

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The food was very tasty. Our order included the tomato bisque, pork cheek, and gnocchi all of which I would highly recommend. The fettucinni and seafood risotto were a bit lackluster. Our server was very attentive. We also had tickets for the magic show after dinner which I would also highly recommend, and they allow you to order drinks to take into the show right at The Loft. Cool spot in Lake Tahoe!
  5. SF

    StevenF

    New York Area

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Service was exquisite. Scott was terrific. Food was imaginative and delicious. Everything was appetizer sized portions and priced accordingly.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best restaurant in Tahoe! Be sure to buy your show tickets separately.
  7. B

    Betsy

    Central Coast

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great experience to dine here. The tapas options were phenomenal and delicious. We had a selection of duck tacos, filet mignon, pork cheek, chicken skewers, calamari, elk and sides of spicy potatoes, broccoli & potato dauphinois. EVERYTHING was awesome!!
  8. PS

    PaulS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I thoroughly loved our night here. The ambiance was amazing, the meat and cheese tray for 2 was delicious, and the magic show was very fun and entertaining. I will definitely go back for a return visit.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    You can see the dust flying underneath the lights. Plates had food on it and my clams were not cleaned properly. The bus boy was really good constantly filling the water but didn’t get some of drinks until I asked. And wasn’t a mixed drink it was apple juice and cranberry juice. Food was over priced and only mediocre.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vacation with Tapas! Great way to try lots of foods, yummy cocktails and a magic show!
  11. TR

    TaraR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic meal around the fire pit with our party of 8. Gary and Scott were very accommodating and attentive. Definitely worth it. Looking forward to returning.
  12. KH

    KatieH

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are long time locals and looking for a good spot for our first date night since having our baby. I was very surprised at the quality of food the wonderful service and quickness of items coming out. We will absolutely eat here again.
  13. TT

    runTTrun

    Central Coast

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our meal was FANTASTIC …. Literally every bite was delicious and we ended up order 2 more tapas plates based on how good the first 4 were. I had no idea this gem of a restaurant was in Tahoe and we will be back! Our server Nick was particularly exceptional with suggestions and just generally being friendly and helpful.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    We arrived ten minutes early for our 7pm reservation. It was our first day in town and we were still feeling out where things were and how long it took to get there. When we told the host we had arrived we got a snarky reply about being ten minutes early! Not cool. We planned to have a tapas meal because that’s what most of the menu is. Our server was clearly spread pretty thin because we saw him rarely. The kitchen was painfully slow with a dish or two coming out maybe every 15-20 minutes. Keep in mind these are small plates with just a few bites on each. Most of the time half the table ate while the other half watched…waiting. Our server did not deliver the food and did not check if we were actually receiving what we ordered either. Two things we ordered never came and the server never bothered to take them off the bill until we called it to his attention to do so. Thumbs down on this one.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    wonderful experience! our waitress was incredibly helpful! we will be back!
  16. BN

    BNPP

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We went there on a Tuesday night and the service was so slow, especially for the food. Our server was new and I don't think it was her fault at all, but the food took forever to come out of the kitchen. We waited at least 30 minutes for one of our 8 items to be served. Also, the drinks took quite a while to be served without an explanation or apology.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    Good Service was extremely slow and the portions were VERY small for the HIGH price. We ordered hummus that we never got and the food came out one at a time but extremely slow. For the money, you could go somewhere else and get more higher quality food.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    El Paso

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice experience with great food.
  19. CG

    CatalinaG

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was great and the server was very attentive.
  20. TS

    TaylorS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We are visiting on vacation and definitely recommend doing this one night. We really enjoyed this place! very intimidate. The staff was very welcoming and nice. Our tapas plates came out fast and we couldn’t have enjoyed them more! I love the experience of dinner then a show. Up close and personal magic is so fun to enjoy for all ages.
  21. BW

    BarbW

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Scott was excellent as our server! Food was the best! Highly recommend the seafood risotto 🤌
  22. RD

    RandallD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their Tapas style menu was very refreshing. Perfect for 2 to share many choices definitely try the Fillet & the Halibut choices. Our server Todd was the best! Also the owner Gary greeted us and we are looking forward to their magic show tonight. You can’t go wrong it’s a must for a perfect evening.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent atmosphere was great only minor draw back was magic show lines up near tables but it was brief and did not effect overall dining experience
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Scott is the best waiter in the world. We appreciate him and the excellent service he gives. The food was amazing as always. Music was great We love coming to the loft
  25. JR

    JenniferR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must go!
  26. A

    Aaron

    Sacramento

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Do not waste your hard earned money until this place is under new management. I made a reservation a month prior to Thanksgiving for a 5:00 pm dinner reservation followed by front row seats at the 7:00 pm magic show. We arrived for our 5:00 pm dinner reservation 5-10 minutes early. I told the hostess my name for the reservation and she began to collect menus for us when Gary the manager came over and said we are not open yet. I said that was not a problem, I understand we are early, and we would be happy to wait in the lobby. However, the hostess nicely said that she would seat us, but the server would not be around for a few minutes; to which I said okay. As the hostess walked us to our table, the manager began yelling from the kitchen area demanding to know why we were in the restaurant. The hostess advised him that she was simply going to seat. The manager then yelled at her to have us wait on the couches. Even though the manager’s tone was completely disrespectful, I wanted my family to enjoy the evening, so we happily walked and sat on the couch without saying anything. As we waited on the couch, the manager began yelling from across the restaurant interrogating the employees; yelling “where did they came from,” “how did they get in here.” His tone was so loud that even though he was on the other side of the building, we could hear him as clear as if he were yelling at us. This made my family feel unwelcome so I told Gary we were gonna cancel our reservation to which Gary puts his hand on my arm as to walk me out and says that will be best. It’s brutally obvious that the employees are scared of Gary because he is a loose cannon with anger issues. Luckily for us we were able to get in for dinner at Hell’s Kitchen and the magic show at Harvey’s with Alex Ramon which the kids loved. I emailed the owner Frank about this incident but he never replied. Don’t waste your money here. There are so many good restaurants/shows in Tahoe that are more deserving.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We haven’t had many dates since our 3 year old was born and this was Perfect, not sue to tapas style dining and it was definitely an experience! Will be back! Service was amazing!
  28. K

    Kris

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fab food in with great atmosphere. Coming back for sure!
  29. G

    Gail

    Central Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    We felt the price was very high for the small amount of food that you get
  30. PS

    PeterS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is the most varied and innovative in South Tahoe. Great quality food. Excellent service. Great ambience. Expensive, but worth it.
  31. MK

    MarkK

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great assortment of tapas, good bar, great service. Looking forward to going back and trying more dishes
  32. KT

    KathieT

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Past visits excellent. This time not so much. Food delivery slow and not as good as previous visits. May not return Magic show very good !!
  33. JT

    JimT

    Naples

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The ambiance is excellent and the magic show was good. We did not care for the quality or flavor of the seafood dishes, but the salad and cervechi was delicious.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was fantastic, lived the entire vibe! Food was most excellent, especially the blueberry white chocolate deep fried bread pudding….I woke up thinking about it and may have to go back just for that goodness!
  35. JE

    JerryE

    Tahoe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Tapas style is good for two, but like everything these days, the cost is a bit high.
  36. HT

    HighTeaGuy

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wide selection of deliciously inventive tapas! Hope to return soon and bring family.
  37. RN

    RickN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there on a Sunday night so it was very quiet. The food was good and the service was fast.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place has such a great vibe. There was live music while we were there and they were amazing. The food is so good, even though it’s pricy. Our server, Todd, was so great, really went over and beyond in serving us.
  39. MS

    MoshSiete

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The food was great, service was great but the quantity of food was equivalent to a kids meal at 4 star prices.
  40. BH

    BenH31

    Boise

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After looking at a few different places, we landed on The Loft because of all the great reviews. We booked a reservation, got right in, and sat at a high top with Nikki as our waitress. Let me just say, She. Is. Incredible! She made the entire dining experience. She was so energetic, friendly, knowledgeable, I could go on and on but she really was just absolutely fantastic. She recommended a few different plates and everything was incredible. The calamari was perfect, the steak was amazing, and we just had a really great time. I can’t wait to go back here.

FAQs

The Loft - Tahoe is rated 4.4 stars by 470 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Loft - Tahoe

1021 Heavenly Village Way, Suite 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lake Tahoe Blvd

  • Neighborhood

    Stateline

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Cocktail Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in the Heavenly Village parking garage, and we have a special direct entrance from the 3rd floor of the garage. Flat fee $5.00 after 5pm is available.

  • Public transit

    There is a bus stop conveniently located just downstairs outside the cinema on Heavenly Village Way.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Owner, Frank Trotta

  • Entertainment

    The Loft proudly presents “Magic Fusion” starring the award-winning Tony Clark, in our 107-seat theatre nightly (dark Wed). Show times, ticketing, and detailed information can be found on our website. Join us for an intimate evening of magic and comedy by purchasing tickets in advance on our website, or ask your friendly server for assistance. http://thelofttahoe.com Remember to try one of our famous table-side S’more Fire Pits for dessert!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (530) 523-8024

  • Catering

    Please call (530) 523-8024 or email frank@thelofttahoe.com for information regarding catering and facilities.

  • Private party facilities

    Theatre, Lounge, and Restaurant are available for rental. Contact us for more information regarding private functions and rentals.

  • Private party contact

    Frank Trotta: (530) 523-8024

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