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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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  • 224
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  • 26
    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
Great birthday

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
mooki x
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Irvine, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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268 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Irvine, California
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110 reviews 110 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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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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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69 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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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: Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, 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?