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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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I had dinner on Sept. 9. The restaurant is located in a small house. I think there may be 11 or 12 tables, so it was a little noisy at times. Everyone in the restaurant was very nice and helpful. My wife had 2 appetizers for her dinner and both were excellent. I had a salad and... More

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Genoa, Illinois, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We've been in South Lake Tahoe for 9 days and wanted a nice dinner to finish off our trip. Boy did we pick the right restaurant. My wife a a mushroom bisque and I had a scallops appetizer. My wife a beef filet and I had a salmon with lobster in a Pinot Nior Blueberry reduction sauce which was fabulous.... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Wow!!! What meal 4 of us had at this restaurant housed in a small house. I was elegant and tremendous. It is a gourmet restaurant that has a great reputation among the locals. If I lived in the area it would definitely be a favorite for my wife and I. Well worth the cost - a meal worth remembering!!!

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Wheaton, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A great, casual yet upscale dining experience. Although the food was very good and price shouldn't be too much of an issue, we thought the seafood specials were overpriced. The dessert was also good, yet appeared not the elaborate extravaganza we were hoping. Our reservation was 8:45PM and thought perhaps the extreme quality and creativeness shows best in the early... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My wife and I have eaten at Evans for many years. We have NEVER had anything but a great evening and a terrific meal. There is limited seating (about 40 people) but the quality of the meals is outstanding every time we have been there.

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South lake Tahoe California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

What a great restaurant to have in town. The service was immediate, and attentive. The food was creative. I had pureed scallops over lobster cream, duck breast & leg with cherry buerre, risotto, and snow peas. The wine list was extensive and cocktails were available. The fruit cobbler was warm and the coffee was freshly ground. It is not cheap,... More

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El Dorado Hills, CA
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210 reviews 210 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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
49 helpful votes 49 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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9 reviews 9 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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