The Loft - Tahoe

4.3
384 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
The Loft Live Theatre-Lounge-Dining located in the vibrant Heavenly Village is South Lake Tahoe, California’s award-winning live performance theatre, high-end ultra-lounge, and restaurant which offers a full array of exquisite handcrafted Italian cuisine from culinary expert Frank Trotta. The Loft Lounge features a full bar, and award-winning wine list (Best of Tahoe 2016). The Theatre, Lounge, and Restaurant is open seven nights a week beginning at 4:00pm and goes late-night in the lounge with live DJs. Reservations for dinner are highly recommended. For parties of 8 or more people, please contact the restaurant directly at 530-523-8024. We require a credit card to hold the reservation.
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JH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem for sure!! Our entire family loved it. Great atmosphere and great staff. We will be back! Did I mention the food was great?

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Tahoe
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the atmosphere there and would recommend it to anybody. It was a great experience. One that my fiancé' wil never forget. The server helped out a ton with my special occasion.

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RM
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was fabulous & Matt was an outstanding waiter. Such a wonderful evening!

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SW
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and Dining were excellent. Our server was Matt and he was great.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was a find. Working off the internet, I was a little dubious about the whole magic show aspect, wondering if this was going to be some sort of kids Chuck-E Cheez-type thing. It was not (though there were kids around who went in with their parents to the magic show, which seemed to be in a separate theater from the bar/restaurant). The atmosphere was very cool and modern. Even, as our waitress at McP's kept saying when we asked her about the place: "sexy".

It's a ski-town and this place hit the sweet spot where you'd be comfortable in either jeans or nicer clothes. The food was spectacular, the service was friendly and spot-on, and the quality/price relationship was quite good! Highly recommended

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TB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A really fun place. The food was very good and fresh. Service wonderful.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Magic tricks at the table and great food and beer... s’mores at the table topped it off! Great place for sure!!

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S
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, but we’ve heard the menu is about to change.

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PM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

My Caesar salad was piled high on a 5” sq plate, topped with thick slices of chicken. No way to eat without requesting an extra plate. The bruschetta was composed of pitiful no taste winter tomatoes and lots of garlic. Would have preferred some basil and parsley. The chicken Parmesan came edged in a black crust.
Don’t waste your time here. No redeeming feature to offset the food

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CL
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We went for my husband's birthday. We have been to the Loft before....food, great...especially the lasagna, is the best! We also went to the magic show. I felt so sorry for the performer....little children running around and a drunk woman heckler in the back----whatever they pay him, it is not enough for what he has to put up with! We would definitely go back when we go back to Tahoe

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Tahoe
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Delicious and great service but vegetable lasagna was cold.

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K
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service great food and great atmosphere. Will definitely go to this place again !

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HE
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Todd was an excellent server and the food was good. S’mores for dessert was a hit with the kids.

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E
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I chose this restaurant off the open table app when I was in town with my family for a ski trip. I was with my husband and my two adult sons and girlfriend. Everyone was impressed. The restaurant has a cool vibe playing soft lounge music. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding.

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CG
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Tables are too high and uncomfortable not good for kid , my two year old almost fall of the table twice even tho i requested a booth two days before

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was just perfect!! Food was delicious, nice ambiance and Mathew's attention was the best!! I've travelled to Tahoe from Argentina and had a wonderful dinner with my husband and my three children at The Loft. Hope I have the chance to go back some time.

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NS
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance. Creative drinks.
S’mores for dessert was fun.

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f
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The wasn’t that great. If your into food that taste very commercial and has no taste then then that’s the place for you. On Another note the server lost our bill and said that he didn’t charge us for something which he did and try to play it off like he was giving us a discount not true when we asked for an itemized receipt which we should’ve done to begin with

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KK
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you , are group had so much fun , great food , great service, and very comfortable, we have nothing but good things to say , thank you

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LH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is great and food was Great the magic show was great also and great time made my New Year’s

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S
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and the show was both great!!! Food was very tasty as well the wild boar cannelloni was awesome!!

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J
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nine dollars for a kids meal 1/4 cup of overlooked to falling apart penne pasta was the final insult.

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TV
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food taste and quality was very good. Liked the family setting as well and the decor. But the price was bit much. Good for date lunch with family and fat purse.

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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We had the butternut tortellini. It was half cooked and tough. When we ask to share a large salad, the waiter did not split it into two plates. When we arrived, there was no one to greet us until 10 minutes late. When we ask for a regular table instead of a high table, we were that those tables are for a bigger group even when we made this reservation in advance Well, those tables were still empty when we left after an hour later.

Very disappointed with this highly rate place.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a night out for my husband and I. The cocktail list was very interesting and I ended up with a great one by the suggestion of our server. We each had a fantastic meal and the wine list was good as well. My husband was happy seeing the cheesecake in the dessert list. Overall great experience.

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BM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening. We were attending the magic show that evening so we thought we’d enjoy dinner too. There was something for everybody on the menu. Staff was great and so was the food and the show.

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M
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

Food had much to be desired!! We went there to eat dinner before the show - service was spot on and the Magic Fusion was great! However I have had better frozen meals, it had no flavor I seasoning and not a touch of garlic. Make some extra time before the show to eat somewhere else. You’ll thank me !!

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San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

liked the service but found the food vey mediocre, not bad just not a wow. Nice view of the ice skating rink. We didn't make the magic show but I bet that would be fun and an easy way to get there with dinner before.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

My family of 6 went to the Loft for Thanksgiving. The tomato bisque was barely lukewarm. We had to ask to heat all three up, and when they returned, it was clear that they just heated it in the microwave. The meat lasagna was completely bland. The shrimp in the shrimp scampi was boiled and over cooked. The steak Gorgonzola was drowned with sauce and looked like it was served from a cafeteria. And the French bread pizza my kids ate was so soggy. The only decent dishes were the rosemary ciabatta appetizer and the s’mores dessert, but how hard is it to ruin those two dishes. The service was lacking. The place is so dark. We could barely see each other, and at the same time, the servers couldn’t see us when we were trying to flag them down. My sister had to get up twice to get their attention. My family will definitely be looking for a do-over for Thanksgiving, but we’ll do it elsewhere.

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San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impressive! Cocktails, perfect! Food, delish! Service, excellent! Ambiance, spot on! Dessert, lovely! Magic show/entertainment, hilariously fun! Overall experience, highly recommend!

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DR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Food wasn’t that great. Waiter broke a glass on our table and we had broken glass in some of our food. I would highly recommend the show but skip the dinner.

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T
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Great bread. But average food in general. Over cooked pasta and tasteless dishes.

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j
San Diego
88 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is superb. Service above the top. Just distressed that when we made the reservations they asked if we were celebrating anything we mentioned it was our anniversary and I feel like they blew it off.

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RM
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place! We saw the Friday night comedy show and loved it! We returned on Saturday for an intimate dinner (celebrating our honeymoon) and loved the food! Both dishes we had were amazing! To top all of this off, they offered s'mores as a dessert option! We literally roasted our marshmallows right at our table! Awesome place for a variety of occasions! We will definitely be back!

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R
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Butternut squash tortellini was fantastic!

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a
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the magic show was amazing, the food and service was perfect! i highly recommend! Thank you!

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SC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son and I visited The Loft for dinner and Magic After Dark. We ordered specialty drinks - Trick or treat and a Blood and Sand. My son ordered chicken Parmigiano and I ordered vegetables. The food and drinks were amazing! Our waiter, Scot, was attentive and pleasant. My son finally got to try Blood and Sand, I highly recommend it. The atmosphere at dinner was dark, energetic, noisy but not too loud. Magic After Dark was funny, slightly raunchy, and extremely entertaining. This show is a must-see for adults. After the show we made smores at our table and had another round of drinks. We will be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was a lovely experience and a great place for a date. I read in the reviews to try the smores and It was definitely worth it. Overall I am happy with my choice and decision to eat here.

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SG
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night at the Loft! We love coming here!

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J
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great. It was a Wednesday night so it was pretty quiet. Great for a date night. The food was good as well. The Bruschetta was decent but we had a better one at another Italian place in the area. Overall a nice place to dine pre or post the show. Nice bar area as well.

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