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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
no longer in st louis
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Tried a total of 5 dishes, all excellent. Waitstaff wonderfully attentive. A truly memorable evening.

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tiburon
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The food here has always been excellent, and priced accordingly. But the wine list is excellent with out the high mark up so often seen in most restaurants. No need to go on and on about the food and service. Both top notch. Small place, and their reservation system need some work. You call and ask for a reservation, then... More

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California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

What an amazing dinner we had here! Heirloom tomato and watermelon salad was a great beginning. Then, them prosciutto wrapped salmon stuffed with lobster and the cucumber mashed potatoes were a nice touch. Then, the dessert! Bananas Foster was the best I've ever had. Our party had a wonderful dinner, staff was so friendly and knowledgeable. Being from Napa, I... More

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Hamburg
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I've eaten in many top rated restaurants in the US and Europe and I was surprised that Lake Tahoe competes with its own Zagat rated restaurant! Absolutely amazing food & wine, super friendly waitresses, its top ranking is totally deserved!

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San Francisco
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75 reviews 75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This was a favorite and one of the best restaurants on Lake Tahoe. We visited in late April and it was excellent. To our astonishment, Darrel has left their employ in the last month. We did not know this until we showed up for dinner and were informed by Annie. A Brendan Frasier look-alike greeted us with a loud voice... More

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Evan W, Owner at Evan's American Gourmet Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Wally, I'm so sorry you did not enjoy your last dinner with us to the extent you did on your prior visit (Sep. 2013) when everything seemed to be so much better (Five Star review). Daryl has indeed moved on, and we have mixed emotions about that. All of us will miss him, but despite our personal affection for... More

Round Rock, TX
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Six of us went to Evan's in July. Make your reservations early. We have visited this establishment 5 or 6 times over the years. We had a wonderful meal! The wait staff is hindered because it is a small restaurant. However, they did a great job! The entrée selection is small, but very ingenious. The chef is a great sauce... More

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Sebastopol
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Our party of five went to Evans to celebrate a 75 birthday. We had five different entrees [scallops, lamb chops, filets and some other dishes along with salads and desserts.We shared our dishes with each other and felt the tastes and presentations of the dishes, sides, salads and desserts were exceptional. Service was also attentive and exceptional. A note of... More

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Pasadena, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I searched for fine dining in South Lake Tahoe to take my wife's parents to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary and Evan's was as fine a dining experience as we've had in a long time! Our waiter, Andy, and the entire staff was friendly, attentive and extremely helpful. We started off with the veal sweetbreads appetizer as well as a... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Finally made it to Evans and was not disappointed one bit. From the friendly smile that greeted us through the suggestions from our waitress and the experience was one we won't forget. We started with a crispy butter lettuce salad which really hit the spot. I had a scallop starter that was made into entree size and my wife had... More

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Napavine, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

It's a great restaurant to celebrate a special occasion. I celebrated a significant birthday and had a great time. Service, presentation and taste was to perfection.

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