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The Loft - Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe, CA

The Loft - Tahoe

4.4
4.4
620 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 5 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 620 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
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Innovative

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Best Service

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Best Ambiance

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Healthy

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Neighborhood gem

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Great for fine wines

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Lively

620 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service, food tasted excellent. I know it was Tapas but the serving sizes could have been a tad bit larger for the price. Otherwise, great experience.

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  2. DamonG

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great food and drinks! And a magician coming around from table to table was a cool bonus.

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  3. ChristopherL

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Extraordinary dining experience. Multiple offerings for me ( gluten free) each dish was beautifully presented, but the variety of great tastes made the greatest impression. A great “date” evening, and very reasonably priced. We followed the meal with the theater, all in all a truly memorable night.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    There have been some changes with the menu since we were last there. The tempura mushrooms were not tempura battered, but in a thick chewy heavy batter. Very disappointing as they were a favorite. The scallops and gnocchi were very good.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10 outta 10 experience. Our tables had reserved cards which made it feel extra special,they even had their magician do some table magic which was honestly incredible! The food is small small bites so expect to try multiple dishes which was a very exciting flavor profiles. Staff was charming and great!

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  6. RoyB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were great. We arrived at 5:15 and were done just before the 7pm show.

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  7. SupermanJ

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every tapas we ordered (duck confit salad, filet mignon, duck taco and humus trio) were awesome. Bread pudding was also awesome. Raspberry basil mojito was killer!

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  8. ChrisC

    Cleveland

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. Service was prompt and courteous. Food was delicious. We appreciated the accommodations they made for my daughter who is vegan. We really enjoyed the evening. The Loft has a unique ambiance with all the steampunk lighting, fire tables etc. The only thing (and it was minor) is we could hear the magic show next door as our table was near that wall. Highly recommend this place and would definitely come back the next time we are in Tahoe.

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  9. MaryH

    Nashville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! The Magic Fusion shouldn’t be missed! Food is a little pricey but it is very good!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food! Excellent service. I would highly recommend The Loft.

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  11. Marcus

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Been going here for a while now as we live close by off of Kingsbury. Normally this place is awesome. SHOCKED at the size reductions of food we received on Friday night 3/8/24. It's as if they took their normal portions and shrunk them with a shrinking gun. Every plate brought out was super tiny - DEFINITELY not worth the money; felt ripped off.

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  12. StevenL

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for the burger over a couple other choices. The burger was not available ….how possible? Also, ahi tuna tartare not available. So we had to pivot - duck tacos, scallops - very very good. Gruyère toasted cheese dips - unique and good! Suggested tri-tip sliders (daily tapas special) to replace the burger I was craving - good, but not nearly as complex and delicious as the burger was described. Service was very good!

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  13. NY2CA

    San Francisco

    50 reviews

    3.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great spot and delicious food but portions are much less than tapas. Dessert had four marshmallows and not even a spoonful of chocolate mousse. Experience very expensive for what it is. Felt like we paid for location.

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  14. Scott

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Small portions were explained but small was tiny. got Filet for 26 dollars got five slices the size of a postage stamp and a 26-dollar burger. Ordered both medium rare and both were overcooked the burger was crispy hard on outside. Spent 87.00 total there and got 30 dollars worth of food. had no alcohol either ....never again.

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  15. kimberly

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tried four different tapas and a dessert. Perfect for two people and delicious!!!!!Will be back.

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  16. TaraB

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I went to the loft for dinner last night. We enjoyed our time there. we also went and saw the show adjacent to the dining area which is also fabulous.

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  17. Nothanks

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, vibe & food. Ordered the shrimp- sweet & spicy, wedge salad and liked that they had a kids menu. Went to the show after all and all great evening!

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  18. JannaM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    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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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    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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  20. Lfood

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience at the Loft Tahoe. We had a family night out with kids. They booked us a kid friendly location at the lounge area. It was great.

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  21. AmyP

    Tahoe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    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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  22. deborahp

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice dinner. Ambiance was great. Some of our small plates were even smaller than expected. Food was delicious - especially the risotto. The only exception was the ahi tuna which tasted a bit fishy. Our waiter was very good too.

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  23. todiefor

    Houston

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. ReneeF

    Tahoe

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 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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  29. 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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  30. drdon

    Los Angeles

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    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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FAQs

The Loft - Tahoe is rated 4.4 stars by 620 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 5 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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