West Shore Cafe
All guests who wish to dine-in must make a reservation via Open Table, ** there will be no walk-ins allowed**. Reservations for all weekend dates and times will open on Thursday at 10am.
Old Tahoe Charm. Fresh California Cuisine.
A picturesque lakefront restaurant and inn located at Lake Tahoe's West Shore, the West Shore Cafe offers guests delicious cuisine and superb service amidst some of the world's most beautiful surroundings. West Shore Cafe offers a festive and romantic lake view setting with elegant, yet approachable cuisine with a seasonal focus.
shrimp dumplings / miso broth / wok charred gai lan / snap peas / uni butter
sesame sticky rice / chili roasted carrots / ponzu / scallion kimchi
california sturgeon caviar / lemon crme fraiche / dill
Awesome service and food. We felt safe dining in a clean setting where social distancing was extremely followed. Well done!
West Shore has an unparalleled setting. The service is excellent. The food is generally very good, but can be hit and miss at times. It is a bit pricey.
Great good, great cocktails and great service - a perfect night!
It was wonderful to finally get to eat out. West shore cafe delivered an easy transition into the dining out experience again. Always a beautiful spot with awesome views of Lake Tahoe. Our waiter (Ryan) was great. Food was delicious. And the shuttle boat driver very helpful. We will enjoy this spot all summer
Service was excellent, food excellent and drinks excellent. Clearly would eat their again.
It was fantastic! Great waiter, highly professional, and food was delicious. Gorgeous setting!
New cdc requirements actually made for a very intimate and enjoyable evening
It was the first time we dined in since the shelter in place. West Shore Cafe did an outstanding job on performing all the social distancing and sanitation precautions. I throughly enjoyed celebrating my 65th birthday there with my loved ones. It was perfect - the food, ambience, and excellent service!
The halibut tacos are so dry!! Maybe some little chipotle crema on the cabbage? Something! My husband’s burger was excellent!
I’ve loved West Shore Cafe since way before the beautiful building. Open only in the summer. Thanks for opening up!!
You really need to list the price of wine by the glass. It was shocking to see you charged $18.00 per glass. I would have selected something else.
I’m glad we went but the price will stop us from returning.
Fantastic food and cocktails. The staff was awesome. We love West Shore
The food was incredible and the service was great as well.
Celebrated our 1 Year anniversary on Saturday and had one of the best meals of our lives. Not only was the food exceptional but so was the service. They took every measure to ensure social distancing including contactless menus and payment. Between the service, food, drinks, and views I could not recommend this place enough!
What a fabulous dining experience we had on your inaugural opening night! The precautions were extraordinary yet we had a fine dining experience! The service was impeccable and the food was delicious! And the ambiance! What a beautiful setting - sailboats and geese on the lake and sparkling lights on the dock...
We can’t wait to go back! Thank you, Ryan!
Great to have them back open. They are doing a great job of getting the food out safely and have a digital menu to order off your phone instead of touching and having to clean menus. Keep up the great work!!!
we have been going to the Westshore for many years.
We especially love the new chef they have had for the last 3-4 years, he is amazing.
there is always something new on the menu and the servers are very attentive and good humored
The Elk is excellent. The West Shore Burger is delicious. Good fries.
Great Friday night dinner while visiting Tahoe. Our waitress was able to offer substitutions when we wanted to limit or omit dairy parts of the entrees. Great view seating. Definitely worth the visit.
We ate at the restaurant four nights in a row (!) while on vacation and loved every meal. Highly recommend.
I little pricy but worth it. The food was terrific. Atmosphere was great. Would love to go back often but will have to reserve this place for special occasions because of the price.
We had a party of 7 with 3 kids. The service was prompt and considerate of the kids, but also provided wine service. We had the pear gorgonzola salad, gnocchi, and the bone in filet. The salad was good (slightly overdressed), the gnocchi was great, and the filet was the best I have had in a very, very long time. We had kids chicken fingers too, which I sampled, and was impressed that they were fresh and not frozen. We also had a bottle of Public Radio grenache - outstanding! Plus, the view is great!
Our server Ryan was amazing!!!
He made our lunch :)
The dinner was over the top amazing. We ordered the crab cakes and mussels and never enjoyed them more. The elk was also amazing but the Caesar salad was not that great. We loved our waiter too. Enjoy!
As locals we get asked where to go. We like this place, when its open, because of the beautifully lux comfort dinning room, especially with the lights dimmed which really add to the experience. The thing my husband also enjoys is the (usually) stock of scotch options, Lagavulin, Macallen 18. The elk was enjoyed by our friends on our last visit but the salmon was sad, not notable in any flavor, cooked and left to wait under the heat lamp for the Elk. Hint..I don't know anyone that wants a whole serving of unseasoned baby turnips. Vegetarians and vegans will find it difficult. It is pricey, easily $65per, but the room is nice. I can recommend it for a nice ambient sophisticated unhurried cocktail. We did not try appetizers but the salad was enough for two.
Hi Melissa, thank you for taking the time to review us as well as visit our restaurant. We are glad to hear that you husband enjoys our scotch options. We apologize that the salmon wasn’t cooked to perfection. We will be sure to share your comments with our service team and if you would like to discuss your experience further please reach out to our Restaurant Manager Daniel Morris at dmorris@westshorecafe. We hope you come visit us again in the future.
Better than i could've ever imagined. The food was amazing, the drinks were delicious and the service was top notch! Would highly recommend to anyone.
Appetizer was luke warm when served. Main courses were perfectly heated. Server was excellent.
Went for a quiet evening to celebrate work. There was a local musician playing. Set by the window and watched the beautiful snow and the lights on the pier. Service and food were outstanding. Always love Westshore Cafe anytime of year.
Seems my credit card was skimmed at West Shore Café!
Favorite dinner on the lake! Our go to restaurant for all season. Fabulous views ambiance, food and service!
Great place. Beautiful view of the lake. Great food and great service.
The best thing on their menu is the burger! Love it.
The bill was $75 before tip for an alcohol-free mediocre lunch for two. We are frequent (local) customers and always look forward to it. It was extremely disappointing.
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review us as well as visit our restaurant. We do apologize that your recent visit didn’t match your expectations. We will be sure to share your comments with our service team and if you would like to discuss your experience further please reach out to our Restaurant Manager Daniel Morris. Our local guest are very important to us and we hope to provide you a fantastic experience in the near future.
Family vacation dinner.
We have eaten a number of times here, but this is the first time we ate inside while it was crowded. It was way too noisy; we couldn’t have a conversation across the table. It was so loud it kind of took the shine off this place for us. The service was wonderful as was the food. We will be back, but we wait until summer when we can sit outside.
Hi Kevin, we do apologize that you weren't able to share conversation during your recent visit due to the loud acoustics in the restaurant. We will be sure to share your comments with our service team and if you would like to discuss your experience further please reach out to our Restaurant Manager Daniel Morris at dmorris@westshorecafe . We appreciate your candid feedback and hope to provide you a fantastic experience in the near future.
Recently got Married here in May and went back to enjoy Lunch with my parents. Had a lovely time and the food, ambiance, service, and view were exceptional as always.
Always disappointing to have to wait for a table that has been booked - had to wait about 15 minutes while they decided where to sit us and bus the table. Once seated the service was prompt. The food is good but $400 for 5 of us seemed a bit expensive for what we had.
Thank you for your review. During the holidays we have noticed that are guests are staying at their tables longer than usual. We are sorry that your friends/family had to wait the 15 minutes while we were making accommodations. We hope to correct this in the future so you and our guests can have a more enjoyable experience. Thanks for the feedback.
Our dinner was absolutely fantastic! Our server, Courtney, was so friendly & made great suggestions. The view is absolutely stunning.
Ryan our waiter was excellent! Delicious food
West Shore Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 694 OpenTable diners.
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