We tend to stay at Hyatt or Squaw in North Lake Tahoe but just booked a week at Marriott in South Lake Tahoe, and would love suggestions on restaurants nearby.
In the past, we had had a few disappointing meals in South Lake Tahoe (do not recall particular restaurants), and I would love to plan better this time.
Lunch restaurants: will have a toddler and an older child, and tend to eat grilled meats/seafood/chicken, and vegetables-- i.e. not sandwiches/burgers/pizza joints. We don't care if it is fine dining or an ethnic hole in the wall that serves great food (love Indian, Pakistani, Thai, Middle Eastern, and Vietnamese among others).
Dinner: same as above. I appreciate a great wine list. Any cuisine/price point- as long as it is actually good. Casual is fine for a few nights.
***Are there any decent buffets in casinos for nights when our toddler can't handle fine dining?
*** Is there an equivalent of prime rib dinner/buffet like they do in Hyatt on Saturdays? My kids love steak.
Bars/lounges: could someone recommend good lounges? I am assuming in casinos?
Best steakhouse? Which one is your favorite?
We will be located next to the grocery store and Starbucks, which will be convenient for traveling with two children. We will have a car as we are driving from the Bay Area.
Any other tips/suggestions to have a great week in South Lake Tahoe are appreciated.