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Evan's American Gourmet Cafe

536 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
530-542-1990
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
El Dorado Hills, CA
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209 reviews 209 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The atmosphere is quiet and relaxing and Evan's was a lovely choice for our anniversary dinner. The pasta and scallops were excellent, the halibut was good, and the desserts were average.

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New Jersey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We were 8 people all ordering different entrees and appetizers. From the scallops and prawn appetizers to the rack of lamb, duck, and pork chops entrees, everyone was raving about their food. There were also some specials that were ordered that were delicious as well. Atmosphere is very nice and the service was excellent. A bit pricey but worth every... More

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Los Angeles/Tarzana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

If you like small, independent, converted houses for your restaurants, this is the place. Evans has been in this remote location for over 25 yrs. While expensive the food, especially the dessert are excellent. I have been going there. for over 20 hrs and have not been disappointed. Need reservations a few days early.

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Palm Springs, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My husband and I recently visited Lake Tahoe for our anniversary and dined at Evan's to celebrate. The 11 tables arranged beautifully in a vintage cabin setting made for an intimate and memorable experience. The service we received was impeccable and the food was amazing. We both enjoyed our entrees, however, one of the most unique and flavorful dishes we... More

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Temecula
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My husband and I treated our daughter (who lives in Lake Tahoe) and her fiancé to a special occasion dinner at Evan's. It was a lovely evening that we will cherish forever. Getting to know our future son-in law in this intimate little place was a memory the 4 of us will always treasure. We were delighted with the delicious... More

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Fallon, Nevada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Outstanding grilled watermelon and tomato salad - with goat cheese, and pickled red onions. Never would have thought to grill watermelon. It was juicy, sweet and a great combination with tomatoes and the goat cheese. I'm going to have to try to replicate at home. It was the beginning of an outstanding meal. Anniversary celebration. Staff was exceptional - professional,... More

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Loveland, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We are the parents of 5 grown children and grandparents of 7 who love kids, but there are times when you want an adult-evening and Evan's provides that and more! The cuisine was indeed gourmet and delectable with beautiful presentation. Professional service in a caring manner topped the elegance of the evening! The setting has lovely ambiance, the scale of... More

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England
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

A wonderful meal! Thank you for the amazing food and gracious service. Everything was 5 star, including the staff. We dined the same night as the 2 previous reviewers and we understood your frustration. Thanks for making our night special with a once in a lifetime dinner!

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Washington State
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Please change your policy to let families know from the very beginning, when making their reservations, that your restaurant does not welcome children, no matter how well-behaved. It is insulting to wait until the end of the evening after you've given us our $500 bill, to then pull me aside, make me feel like I'm being scolded and ask me... More

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1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

We come to Evan's every time we are in Tahoe. We have come for the last 3 years and have always loved it. Wonderful food, the waiters and waitresses are always attentive and knowledgeable. However, our experienced ended terribly tonight. We always call and make a reservation, we have always brought our children, and have never had any problems. Our... More

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