We'd visited a couple other lakefront lunch spots on the west shore that were more, well, meant for the party crowd looking for cheap eats & drinks (e.g., Sunnyside). We were hoping for a more upscale lakefront spot to enjoy lunch on our anniversary. After driving by and checking out the website, we hoped we'd found a winner with the West Shore Cafe.
We made a reservation on OpenTable Labor Day morning for lunch that same day. We pulled into the parking lot, and seeing the cars (Lexus, Mercedes, Range Rovers, BMWs, etc.), we thought at least the demographic was "us." We were greeted promptly, wished a happy anniversary, and seated at the best lakefront table for two slightly offset from the dock so as to enhance our view. (TIP: The restaurant quickly filled up, so if you want a table (especially a good one), make a reservation!) The indoor dining looked equally inviting...would be nice in the winter!
Our server was fantastic. The food was delicious. The Frozen West Shore Lemonade was refreshing and tasty--I've never had anything quite like it. The price was reasonable. We will back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A picturesque lake-front restaurant and inn located adjacent to Homewood Mountain Resort, the West Shore Cafe and Inn offers a festive, lake-view setting with elegant-yet-approachable cuisine at affordable prices. Whether you are enjoying a meal in the classic Tahoe dining room, having a cocktail at the bar, or basking in the sunshine on the legendary West Shore Cafe deck and pier, the beauty of Lake Tahoe will make a lasting impression on you from every corner of the space. It is impeccably appointed with classic mountain architecture and a warm, luxurious interior with Persian rugs over slate floors, knotty alder moldings throughout, oversized leather couches and chairs, rustic bronze chandeliers and fixtures, and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Lake Tahoe and its surrounding mountain peaks. It offers a spectacular, year-round gathering place for the Lake Tahoe community and its guests, while contributing to the revitalization of the West Shore. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- West Shore Cafe Hotel Homewood