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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 226
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  • 27
    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
Pricey but worth it.

Reservation is a MUST! The place is small, but cozy. The presentation is an art. But the food taste delicious. The meat is tender and tasty. Five of us ordered different dish. The serving size would be appropriate for the price. You don't have to have a large serving to enjoy the food. You can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
neborr357
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Pasadena, California
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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Pasadena, California
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110 reviews 110 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Reservation is a MUST! The place is small, but cozy. The presentation is an art. But the food taste delicious. The meat is tender and tasty. Five of us ordered different dish. The serving size would be appropriate for the price. You don't have to have a large serving to enjoy the food. You can savor it and really appreciate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Kind of pricey but you get what you paid for. They serve you bread which is delicious. We ordered special entrees. I had the halibut. My husband had New York steak. We were stuffed halfway through. Worth the wait.

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We shared a honeymoon meal at Evans and the atmosphere was perfect. Meal, service - all if it outstanding

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Irvine, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Definitely come here at least once. We made reservations but when we walked in, there was only 1 other couple in the corner. It was off season and during the week. We came for my mom's birthday. We got all the attention. The owner was very nice and friendly. It is a very small place so if it is during... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This was a great dining experience. Thank you to all the trip adviser contributors that have steered me in the past. This was a special place that we would have never found if not for TA. The filet with peppercorn sauce was one of the best tasting steak I have ever had. The staff was exceptional. Six stars.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

An adorable little restaurant where you feel like you are sitting in someone's dining room. The food was excellent, the house wines delicious and the service quite good. You definitely need to make reservation sin advance as there are only a few tables. Well worth planning for.

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

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
6 helpful votes 6 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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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
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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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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, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine
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?