About West Shore Cafe
A picturesque lakefront restaurant and inn located at Lake Tahoe's west shore, the West Shore Cafe offers guests delicious cuisine and superb service amidst some of the world's most beautiful surroundings. West Shore Cafe offers a festive and romantic Lakeview setting with elegant, yet approachable cuisine at affordable prices.
As a year-round destination, the West Shore Cafe beckons skiers during the winter months and is mere steps from sister property, Homewood Mountain Resort.
During summer months, the West Shore Cafe's location is ideal for those cruising the bike path, as well as boaters touring Lake Tahoe. West Shore Cafe hosts several buoys, and welcomes boaters and kayakers ashore.
Californian, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Please see http://www.westshorecafe.com/hours for current hours of operation.
Homewood Mountain Resort
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
The West Shore Cafe occasionally hosts live music, featuring local talent. Additionally, the West Shore Cafe hosts special menu items for happy hour, holidays, and festive occasions.
West Shore Cafe offer complimentary parking, valet parking during summer months, and additional parking at sister property, Homewood Mountain Resort (steps from the restaurant).
Tahoe Area Regional Transit hosts a shuttle drop-off and pick-up location outside the West Shore Cafe.
Private Party Facilities:
With flexible indoor and outdoor event spaces that make the most of the picturesque views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding mountain peaks, striking interior design, and impeccable catering services, the West Shore Café and Homewood Mountain Resort are a perfect location to celebrate in Tahoe.
Private Party Contact:
Katie Brauer: 530-525-5200x4
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Always popular, Local Mondays at West Shore Cafe are a great way to affordably taste the freshest produce, seafood and meats that California has to offer. Whether you dine solo while staying in a West Shore vacation property, or invite a group of ten friends that live at the lake, West Shore Café’s menu has options that will satisfy any appetite and will pair perfectly with the Café’s wine list and cocktail menu.
West Shore Cafe Ratings and Reviews
Great Monday deal
Their mains are 1/2 price on Monday dinner - best value in Tahoe Lovely venue - great food and service ! A group of 10 of us were so happy to have dinner together here !!!
Grandiose setting, good service, tasty food!
Enjoyed the setting, beautiful hall dining, and white table cloth service. Try the mussels in broth -- very tasty! A top quality restaurant!
Two filets were expertly prepared and we ...
Two filets were expertly prepared and were fantastic. The two salmon filets were also excellent. Not to mention Monday night half price entres left enough $$ for two bottles of wine and apps!
We loved this place, and went on a Monday night (when entrees are half price). The food was spectacular. Wait staff was amazing and very welcoming. Beautiful views of the lake!
Out of This World Lobster Dip
So you are on a getaway with your foodie family at the lake, and willing to go for an awesome experience in all senses. This inspired chef will fulfill your dreams (and believe me I am a very high maintenance customer). Starters like the grilled mushrooms and the lobster dip are absolutely delicious. The entrées were mouthwatering and good looking. My risotto was just right. That was the 3rd time we went there and will keep going. Thanks guys for such a lovely dinner.
We saw the ad for West Shore Cafe where we were staying, Tahoma Meadows B&B (also a great place). Made reservation easily and arrived on time, seated promptly and began to enjoy the evening. Dinner was wonderful and the server very attentive and informed. We will go again when we are in the area and I have told friends they must go as well!
Amazing view of snow covered mountains r ...
Amazing view of snow covered mountains reflecting on Lake Tahoe at sunset. Everything we ordered was terrific. Best pork chop ever!
West Shore Cafe - a Neighborhood Gem
We love West Shore! Great food, great location and lovely interior. So warm and cozy in winter and great outdoor seating on lake in summer. Nice kids menu too.
I wish the food matched the ambiance! Ov ...
I wish the food matched the ambiance! Overpriced, menu is so limited & food is tasteless. There is definitely room for improvement in the kitchen!
We love the location and the ambiance of ...
We love the location and the ambiance of the West Shore Cafe and our server was fantastic. She has always taken great care of us and is a great asset to Cafe. The wine list is good as we found wines we love and our starters and some of the food was acceptable. The pasta dish however was a miss and the overall food experience was to pricey for what it was. There are other establishments in Tahoe that offer better for the same or less cost. If you are going for wine and burger its a go.
I will say they place was comfortable and the waitstaff awesome. The French onion soup was good, not great. The main course was aweful. Four different entrees and all were not so good.
Westshore Inn Cafe for Christmas
The is really the only choice for dinning out for me on the west shore in Lake Tahoe. I'm never dissatisfied. The view is breathtaking!
Food was slow coming out of the kitchen.
The food and wait staff were good, however our food was very slow to come out of the kitchen. Perhaps this was due to the fact that this was the first day that the dining room had been open for dinner service for a month or two.
Beautiful facility. friendly service and good food, which is suprisingly reasonable.
Food With Altitude
Why do so many chefs think that they must stack all of the items on top of each other? The oven baked potato wedges were on the bottom, next came the rib eye, then some sauteed veggie stuff all topped off with a fried egg. A rib eye has a lot of fat. Most people would like to be able to see the steak to be able to select those parts to eat and those to leave. I had to deconstruct the pile to see what I was eating. The fried egg does not appeal to all. The best way to present a good piece of beef is to leave it alone.
Best outdoor Dining on the Lake
We had a fabulous time and good food at Westside Cafe. The only negative feedback is "Don't order the rack of lamb" or the house salad. The fish was incredible and the peach/burrata salad was off the charts.
Dinner with friends
We had a great dinner with wonderful friends in a beautiful setting at the West Shore Cafe!! We loved it all.
catering to the influential
The food, the view and the service were all better than we expected. A mellow, romantic evening was slightly marred when several staff suddenly appeared and in a flurry of activity began removing nearby tables and chairs. When questioned, staff stated that a VIP had directed that he wanted tables and chairs set up on the pier over the lake. Unfortunate that this could not have been anticipated and taken care of in advance.
Delicious dinner in a beautiful setting
Dinner for 7 was on point! We shared 3 peach and burrata salads -- perfect. Most either had rack of lamb or duck confit (1 cioppinno), everyone was happy. The only thing -- it was a birthday dinner for a friend, so they brought a dessert with "Happy Birthday" on the plate, but no candle :(. Other than that, everything was great!
Half price entree
Was nice to try out the entrees at half price for our first visit, as a local it is pricey otherwise. A beautiful place and the burger and lamb were excellent, the cioppino was overcooked seafood was a big disappointment . Nice wine list, and would be fun for happy hour after skiing.
West Shore Gem
The West Shore Cafe is a fabulous addition to the West Shore and we love dining there. We celebrated our 50th anniversary there with family and friends, have lunched and dined several times since and would highly recommend it. My only suggestion for improvement would be the Mason jars that are being used for water glasses. First, they are too large for our draught situation. Second, they are not in keeping with the ambiance. Third, uncomfortable for drinking. Fourth, they do not compliment the chef's talent of preparing the most delicious food and beautiful presentation. See you again soon! Diane and Doug Cooper
Wonderful seating area on the pier, lovely views across the entire lake, most friendly service, good food. We could not have wished for a better experience.
beautiful setting right on the lake - view and ambiance can't be beat in the Tahoe region! Service was s bit spotty and food mostly great (with a few exceptions like fatty gristly lamb rack.) Especially loved the sweet corn soup and grilled peach and bursts salad!
Fantastic view, great food, and good service. While Lake Tahoe is very beautiful, this restaurant adds to the pleasure with delicious food, and great service. Best place to celebrate or just enjoy a great evening.
We enjoyed great food, great scenic view, the moon rising and sun setting. A wonderful meal and great experience.
Great View and Great Food - A must Lake ...
Great View and Great Food - A must Lake Tahoe experience!
Wonderful anniversary dinner!
Ciopinno was amazing. Great service, amazing view. Gets chilly at night but they are well equipped with heaters! Loved it! We will be back!!
Food was excellent though we only dined at the bar. Hamburger and chicken sandwich on the gourmet style side with original seasonings and spread. Cooked perfectly. Loved that the little side salad had yummy extras like asparagus. Nice to have chunky blue cheese dressing instead of imitation, watered-down version. And the view.... Well thats obviously a winner. We'll be back. FYI..... MUST HAVE RESERVATION!
This used to be our favorite restaurant, what happened? Oh, the spot on the lake is spectacular but the food was not. The starters and the small plates seemed more inspired but the main courses were not. Ordered steak and the potatoes were tasteless and looked like they were made yesterday and reheated. Sorry West Shore Cafe you have lost your luster.
Please UPDATE menue
Menu is to limited to go more than once a month. Too bad it's a nice place. Lost ground to Sunnyside which is now better. Better food, more items, equal view more vibrant
We had a lovely table out on the pier, t ...
We had a lovely table out on the pier, that made the night very special for us. However, we were very disappointed with the following: my husband ordered a Manhattan with Maker's Mark and I ordered a martini. She delivered my martini in a timely manner but told my husband "they're working on your manhattan". She came back 10 minutes later and said "we're out of maker's mark, it was a busy weekend". That seemed absurd to us as this was a Monday night and how was it that your bar wasn't re-stocked that day, after such a "busy weekend". Secondly, why did it take her 20 minutes to tell my husband you were out of maker's mark?
What a view!
We were able to get a table outside on the dock. It was great being out over Lake Tahoe. It was a beautiful night and we were greated within minutes of sitting down. We had an 18mo. old with us and our server was very attentive to our needs. The children's menu comes printed on a small brown bag. The bag contains a coloring sheet and some crayons. Our food came out quickly and was delicious. We look forward to coming back.
The food was excellenT but .....
2 of us had Hal it. It was over poked and very dry. Ruined an otherwise refreshing execution . Almond cake with peaches was top dessert. Very different.
service was better than normal as we ate very early, 6pm (only time we could get with couple of days notice). Cocktails were unique and delicious, appetizers and salads were good, but the duck cannelloni was not good at all. Stopped eating it halfway through. Guest ordered the salmon and didn't finish that either. View was lovely
Best at Lake Tahoe
Nothing beats dining on the lake shore with a panoramic view, good wine and very good entrees. Lunch or dinner, this is worth a visit.
Reservations and dinner
When we made our reservation, your site said only 500 PM and 830 PM were available. We opted for the 5:00 pm. We left at 645 and only a few diners were in the main dining room, which leads me to believe later reservations were available. The best seating looked to be the pier, which was busy. Most of the entrees did not appeal to us so we had starters. The peach/argula salad was very good. The calamari was over breaded and way too heavy on the seasoning. Be aware there is only a portion of calamari, lots of other veggies too (as the menu says) The dining room was pleasant with views and open air. And please, we would have preferred hearing the outdoor guitarist/singer rather than the music playing in the main dining room.
Disappointing as food has gone way down ...
Disappointing as food has gone way down hill. Lamb was gristly, halibut was way overcooked. When ordered wine , first THREE bottles we requested were out and server was not aware. He couldn't have been nicer, but had not been educated and list was out of date. West shore needs to decide if they are caterers or a restaurant. They are not able to handle the restaurant at this point.
Great view, unfortunately that is it.
A wonderful location, but execution is weak at best. There doesn't seem to be leadership on site that ensures customers aren't kept waiting far too long for everything..including their first drink order, wine bottle opening, food order taking, etc. Nor is there ever a manager inquiring how things are going or noticing whether or not a server is overwhelmed with too many tables for one person. The arugula peach salad was excellent, the lamb overcooked and accompanying sides were very bland, the burger ways over cooked, and at the end of the meal...we waited for 15 min. after receiving the desert menu for someone to come and take our order, but finally just gave up. Go for a drink....and you will be happier. Nice people with no idea how to effectively run a restaurant.
Our first time at this restaurants. The ...
Our first time at this restaurants. The view was amazing, the food was not. 75% of our group thought it among one of the worst meals we've ever had. One member of our group had the ribeye and thought it was excellent. While the atmosphere was incredible, it cannot make up for the poor dining experience. I hope they can make changes as it truly is a magical location on the lake.
Delicious Lakeside Dining
It is hard to top the ambiance dining lakeside at beautiful Lake Tahoe, but the West Shore Cafe enhances the beauty of the spot with delicious food and wonderful service.
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