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The Loft - Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe, CA

The Loft - Tahoe

4.4
4.4
603 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
    Co-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 (US Hwy 50) & Heavenly Village Way
  • 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

Offers

  • Magic Show Experience at The Loft-Tahoe

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Thu - 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM,Fri - Sat - 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM, 9:00 PM - 9:00 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

    Magic Show Experience at The Loft-Tahoe Photo

What 603 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
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Innovative

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Lively

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Best Service

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Best Ambiance

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Healthy

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Hot spot

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Lively

603 Reviews
  1. JannaM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was outstanding and the food was absolutely amazing! What a find! We did not realize how early we should book before the magic show (which was also fantastic!) and when we told our server we were going he was so kind and worked hard to get us to the show in time. Highly recommend!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place…I was excited to bring our friends there and get the bubble butterfly cocktail and I think our waiter was new and couldn’t work the bubble gun(a bit disappointed) also our gnocchi came out Luke warm again disappointed…. We loved the magic show!!! Small venue easy to see everything!!!

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  3. AmyP

    Tahoe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food pretty good, duck tacos didn't have much meat in them. Several menu items not available. Creme brulee tiny and not flavorful.

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  4. todiefor

    Houston

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was great and the food was fantastic. I love the variety. We’ll be back next year when we’re back in Tahoe.

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  5. KLRad

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding flavors in every dish we ordered! Exceptional skills by chef and attention by the server.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is excellent however it is very expensive for the portion size. For example $26 for an elk tapa the portion is one bite for one person. However they make great drinks and the atmosphere is great, also they have nice selection of whiskies.

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  7. Anthony

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We ordered 6 tapas dishes, the gruyere cheese sandwich dippers with tomato bisque was the best.

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  8. AliciaL

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Usually we love it and it’s well worth the cost. We won’t be going back for a while. The food just wasn’t great at all. The receptionist started our dinner by being so rude. Our waiter was sweet and the drinks were perfect.

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  9. ReneeF

    Tahoe

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Having spent the day around South Lake Tahoe, we randomly choose the Loft for dinner. It's turned out to be a great choice. The food, service, and atmosphere are terrific. We had six different tapas (Shrimp and Grits, Fried Mushrooms, Gnocchi, Bison Carpaccio, Duck Tacos, and Shishito Peppers) from their menu and all were great...would have no hesitation at ordering again.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, waiter Scott was awesome food was excellent

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  11. drdon

    Los Angeles

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Third time in 2 weeks - always great - with a notable wine selection. You can't go wrong with the tapas of the day. Delicious and super service.

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  12. PeterS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Loft has the most innovative menu in South Lake Tahoe, with lots of different cold and hot small plates. There are even plenty of gluten free options. It’s not cheap, but the food is very good, and the service is great, too. I’ve been there 4 or 5 times in the last few years, and it’s been a pleasure every time.

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  13. kenh

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I usually love tapas places, normally a nice atmosphere with small plates of good food to share with each other. The loft is a nice atmosphere with ridiculously tiny plates of dog food to share. $25 for two scallops that literally smelled like garbage at the dump. There are many places in the area to enjoy a meal with friends and family. The loft isn't one of them.

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  14. AnnieW

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First class all around! Ambiance was great, wonderful food, fantastic service and great entertainment ! I highly recommend this place!

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  15. NicolasS

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely atmosphere and service. Would have been great if a free small bites appetizer was included with dinner just to get the tapas rolling, but just a suggestion, not a complaint.

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  16. TahoeFoodie

    Tahoe

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience at The Loft. Deviled eggs and ahi ceviche are not to miss. Duck Tacos on point too.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing! Just in very small portions unfortunately.

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  18. leanag

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is a hidden gem! The dinning experience from start to finish was outstanding!

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  19. PaigeE

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time eating at the loft then going to the magic show! Very family friendly and delicious foods!

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  20. Fernando

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We’ve been to Loft several times. Unfortunately, the quality is no longer the same it used to be pre-pandemic days. The food is overpriced and the quality is so-so.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal food and service. Everything was fresh and delicious. Even our pickiest eaters were raving about it. We enjoyed the Magic show after our dinner as well. Highly recommend!!

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  22. RonS

    Tahoe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent, ambience excellent, Magic Show was excellent… BUT, the fact tickets are advertised at $37 and then we get “a deal” from our server for $40/each because “they are actually $45 and with fees they are $58” was absurd. If the ticket price changed, update your info and website and maybe tell the girl downstairs selling them as well. That’s just my thoughts 🤷🏼‍♂️

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  23. MeganD

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We wanted to like it, we really did. We expected the tapas portions to be smaller but the quality of the food, for these prices, was a joke. The shrimp Mac and cheese was pasty with far too many breadcrumbs and zero cheese. The carpaccio was sub par at best. Weird combinations with no sense of identity.. what is the concept here? Who knows. Our server Donovan was great though. Save your coins and go elsewhere.

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  24. AdrianB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    My burger meat was charcoal it felt like i was eating charcoal the service was bad i waited about over an hour to finally get my meal i never had experience something like this, meals were really small i did read the menu that it said to get at least 2 meals per person but i didn't think they we're that small

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  25. wasgordon

    St. Louis

    61 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was great! Food was good, but the portions were extremely small, even for Tapas.

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  26. BriC

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alex was our server and she was nothing short of amazing. She went above and beyond!

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  27. Garye

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent from start to finish!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Live music too loud. Had to cover ears…but prior to the performance, noise level not a problem.

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  29. TahoeFoodie

    Tahoe

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service, ambiance all a 10! We ate vegetarian. We had the Deviled Eggs minus the pancetta, tofu buffalo wings, tomato bisque soup, summer salad, and aranchini. Paired it all with one of the tasting Pinot Noirs from Lewis Grace Winery, El Dorado County. A perfect dinner out with friends.

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  30. ShariF

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dinner! Probably the best that we’ve had in this area. Our water Scott was excellent. The magic show was unfortunately canceled but Scott asked the magician, Bobby, to come and show us a few tricks. We loved this place and will come back the next time we are here!! Thank you!

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  31. tino

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food but small portions and very pricy. Magic show after was good too

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  32. TahoeFoodie

    Tahoe

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an amazing experience at The Loft. Service and food incredible.

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  33. TahoeFoodie

    Tahoe

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfection every time. Consistently, good, exceptional service, and truly impressive ambience.

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  34. ChristineS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Scott was amazing! The food was great the portions were a little small so we had to order a bigger plate to share! We will definitely be back!

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  35. GSvisitedTahoe

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food quality was very satisfying despite the small portion. Absolutely quality over quantity. The only thing was that the serving was very slow.

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  36. SteveAustin

    Austin

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is a gem! We enjoyed every aspect of our evening. Everything we ate was great with the exception of the Hummus. The staff was friendly and attentive to our needs. We highly recommend "The Loft"!

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  37. ChrisM

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was amazing and the performer was also outstanding! The waiter and the manager were extremely rude to us, and we were threatened by the waiter in the way out over what they felt the top amount should be. I travel multiple times a month and numerous restaurants and I've never seen such an unprofessional display in all my days! Very disappointing.

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  38. KathieT

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Tapas serving portions were certainly smaller than summertime when here. Food was quite slow in delivery and not at same time making it hard to share. Not anxious to return to eat. But ….. We did love the Magic Fusion show (again) Chipper this time. …. very fun !!! Plus Robt Hall came to our dinner table before the show which was very cool close up sleight of hand.

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  39. Suzette

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice ambiance, great place for a date or girls night out.

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  40. SteveS

    Tahoe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service was really good. Enjoyed the entertainment while eating. One table near us was extremely loud and disruptive. That was the only negative to our total experience.

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FAQs

The Loft - Tahoe is rated 4.4 stars by 603 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 18 times today
Google Map for The Loft - Tahoe

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

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Lake Tahoe Blvd (US Hwy 50) & Heavenly Village Way
  • Neighborhood
    Stateline
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
    Co-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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