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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
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 222
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Phenomenal

Lovely service, nice selection of specials and the best veal and risotto I've ever had. Wish I had room for dessert.... Terrific after dinner menu.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Jenny S
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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Lovely service, nice selection of specials and the best veal and risotto I've ever had. Wish I had room for dessert.... Terrific after dinner menu.

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Dallas, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Food and service was excellent. The dinner choices were fantastic and not what I had expected. Great presentation!!

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Susanville, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Read nothing but great things about this restaurant and it didnt disappoint. Took the advice I read and had the savory cheesecake appetizer, wow, wow, wow! Make a reservation, it is small and very busy!

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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

It was easy to make a reservation for Tuesday night in February. We arrived on time and were sited promptly. Service was great and our food was very special. We would love to come back! Very special night and exceptional dining experience!

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Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My fiance and I were in Tahoe for five days and came here twice bc it was so good. First night was with another couple we know, everyone loved all the food we tried. Just cant really go wrong here. I was craving the appetizer we had the first night dining here it was a house made fettuccine with a... More 

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South Lake Tahoe, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This restaurant provides an ambiance that is not easily found anymore. The dining room is small but nice and quiet and the staff is super sweet, making attentiveness their priority.

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Baltimore
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102 reviews 102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

To celebrate my wife's birthday, we dined at Evans. The place is tiny, about 34 seats, quaint in a rather plain way. The wine list is extraordinarily fair: bottles from 20.00 to 200.00. Service is excellent. Then there is the food. We both ordered the same exact thing: Sweetbread Napoleon, and Veal Tenderloin with Porcini RIsotto. Wow! The sweetbreads were... More 

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Our son had booked this restaurant for our first night in Tahoe and it proved a great meal and a wonderful change from the usual burgers and steaks in American resorts. Very expensive really, but worth it. Friendly and attentive service, delicious food.

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San Ramon, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Had one night available for a nice dinner out. Went to Trip Advisor to see what the top restaurant in South Lake Tahoe was. This was it !! Now I know why! Just plain nice... nice environment & ambiance ...nice salad (actually, best salad in my life!), nice drinks, no pushy staff and nice main entrees... Website has their menu... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Delicious food and very considerable services, nice environment, I can't find anything not satisfy. If there were some, I would say it would be better to have more tables.

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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: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?