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“Great Schnitzel”

Swiss Lakewood Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 6 Restaurants in Homewood
Cuisines: French, German, Swiss
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sonoma county
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146 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great Schnitzel”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

To echo what other reviewers have said: a very charming swiss chalet setting, reminds one of being in Europe. They have very good weiner schnitzel and their medallions of veal in a rich creamy mushroom sauce will score points with your cholesterol, but oh so good. There tends to be many regulars frequenting this restaurant, which to me is a good sign. They have a fabulous souffle for dessert, something not to miss. Service was good and friendly. The menu is concise and not overwhelming with selections.

  • Visited May 2013
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Historic Tahoe”
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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Redwood City, California
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161 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“always a favorite”
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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2 Thank barbara b
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Nakhon Si Thammarat
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Mainly memories”
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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2 Thank Tubador
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South Lake Tahoe, California
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90 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“glad to hear its back”
Reviewed December 31, 2011

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

  • Visited January 2011
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