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“Historic Tahoe” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Swiss Lakewood Restaurant

Swiss Lakewood Restaurant
5055 W Lake Blvd, Homewood, CA 96141
530-525-5211
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Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Homewood
Cuisines: French, German, Swiss
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Los Angeles, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Historic Tahoe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I have been coming to The Swiss Lakewood for more than thirty years. It is housed in an absolutely charming Swiss chalet, complete with large stone fireplace and roaring fire. This restaurant has been operating on the lake for more than fifty five years. It has undergone a few ownership changes over the years. Albert and Helga Marty owned and operated the restaurant for thirty years. Albert refined their marvelous Swiss cuisine into an art form. They sold the restaurant a few years back and it is now run and operated by Tahoe local Rick Brown, who has been up on the lake for years and successfully managed Sunnyside restaurant -- also on the west shore of Lake Tahoe.

While it has changed some from Albert and Helga's day, it still retains some of Albert's wonderful recipes, including Veal Emincee and Weinerschnitzel and a marvelous Grand Mariner soufflé. Rick has added new items to the menu, good fish entrees among other items, and kept the menu fresh, updated and exciting, while still maintaining the old charm. Not an easy task. This is still a restaurant where you have a "dining experience".

Visited May 2013
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English first
Redwood City, California
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“always a favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

we have been going for years ,and it use to be the best on the lake,they have new owners, and it is still very good, but nothing like it use to be.

Visited May 2012
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Nakhon Si Thammarat
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Mainly memories”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

Used to be absolutely fantastic, **** quality. Much of the elements remain, but it is open summers only and staffed by sideliners, not professionals.

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“glad to hear its back”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

I'm rapt to see its back with the great authentic dishes it was renown for.

  • Visited January 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Beverly Hills
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“I am SOOOOO Excited!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2010

I grew up in L.A. and Tahoe and I've always loved the traditional restaurants. I was really upset when Swiss Lakewood closed down a few years ago. It was truely one of the old-Tahoe traditions that I really loved.

Well this summer I received a wonderful surprise when we discovered that they had reopened the restaurant and kept many of the traditional dishes and decor. The food was absolutely delicious! Even better than it used to be and that is saying a lot because I really loved this place.

Everyone at our table loved their meals and desserts. Everything was perfect!

You will not be disappointed with this restaurant.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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