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Evan's American Gourmet Cafe

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536 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
530-542-1990
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Special birthday dinner

When in Tahoe we go here every summer and it is always fantastic! Got the filet as usual and it was spectacular. They let you substitute vegetable so I got asparagus instead of the broccolini. Also comes with potatoes au gratin. Good service but not really engaging. Arrived a little early and had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Winter Haven, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

When in Tahoe we go here every summer and it is always fantastic! Got the filet as usual and it was spectacular. They let you substitute vegetable so I got asparagus instead of the broccolini. Also comes with potatoes au gratin. Good service but not really engaging. Arrived a little early and had to wait outside until people left. Only... More 

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lake Tahoe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We went for an early dinner, 5.30pm after a drive around the lake. It is a pretty, small house and could be easily missed but fortunately we had a GPS. There were lots of options on the menu. The mushroom bisque was delicious and the new Summer salad consisting of grilled watermelon, heirloom tomatoes and goat cheese was delightful. I... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Evan's never disappoints! The grilled watermelon heirloom tomato salad was one of a kind and what a unique blend of ingredients that tasted perfect together! I had the red pepper fettucine with scallops and it was heavenly! Service was attentive but not overwhelming. I really don't understand the reviewer who criticized crackers as ours were perfect with the pate'. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We went to Evans with good friends and definitely enjoyed our evening. However, it is July in Tahoe and sitting in a crowd room by the highway seems unnatural. Winter is perhaps more enjoyable? The sweetbreads were very good, the foie grad as well. The porcini bisque and salads were nice. The main courses were less pressure. One of our... More 

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South Lake Tahoe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

After reading some of the most recent reviews, I was impelled to write another. People, pay attention to the majority of reviews of Evans. I can't believe that one reviewer compared Evans to a 'normal cafe', "crackers out of a box" (what did he expect them to come from?), "you can be in and out in 50 minutes or less... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I heard of this place and was really curious what they have. The only thing that I liked was the bread and liver spread. The rest was just disappointing. Everything we ordered had so much sauce on it. The food was just swimming on sauce. It just ruined the taste of each dish. On top of it all, the portions... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is a very special small restaurant with excellent service and delicious food beautifully presented. Free parking in adjacent lot. Good wine list also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I don't have much to add that hasn't been said in other reviews - lovely staff, fast service and the best food I've had in the US for a long time. Go and enjoy.....

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Oak Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Normally, we'd want a lake view or VIEW but for this excellent cuisine, it is worth sitting in an old house, converted for a delightful dining experience. Some of the entrees can be a bit too gourmet or "out there" for me but there are always several items that make it hard to decide what to order because they sound... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I travel a lot, been to more than 30 countries and almost every state, and when I travel great food is always something I always look forward to. I saw the review for Evans on Tripadvisor and made reservations with high expectations. I was not to be disappointed, in fact, every course blew us away. I asked the waitress what... More 

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Additional Information about Evan's American Gourmet Cafe

Address: 536 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone Number: 530-542-1990
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 536 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: 530-542-1990

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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