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
Amazing scenery and good service for an ...
Amazing scenery and good service for an early (6:15) table for two. Fried oysters and grilled peaches and burrata were very good appetizers. Loved the charcuterie plate and a great cheese burger with a tasty aioli . We'll be back!
Lovely setting, and good service, but fo ...
Lovely setting, and good service, but food did not measure up. Both the appetizers and entrees were flavorless, and did not hit the mark.
For the price paid, not worth it, I'm afraid.
But gorgeous setting on the lake.
Has always been a reliable mainstay, how ...
Has always been a reliable mainstay, however for an 80 birthday celebration for my father, we had poor table selection, a waiter who slopped wine across the table repeatedly and dropped dishes. His abrupt, discourteous service was more inline with a greasy spoon diner not a $300 dinner.
We had cocktails before & after dinner a ...
We had cocktails before & after dinner at the bar. The bartender was very friendly & accommodating. I wanted to try a different cocktail & her suggestion was fabulous! Our waiter was very attentive & reccomended apps, salad & our entrees....everything was presented perfectly & the entire dinner was delicious....
Ambience and view were excellent. Good w ...
Ambience and view were excellent. Good was mostly good - my cioppino was overcooked and peaches in the appetizer were not ripe, etcetera. However service was terrible - had to ask for bread and heater to be turned on 3-4 times. Every course took much too long.. So disappointing.
Have been dining here for years and what ...
Have been dining here for years and what a disappointment this time! We were seated and the only person we saw in 20 minutes was the water girl. Finally bread and butter showed up; asked for more butter but the girl didn't speak much English. Felt sorry for our waiter as he was slammed with 6 + tables all seated around same time. Reordered a round of drinks and that took 20 minutes. Burrata and peach salad so skimpy! Disappointing dining experience.
New chef not up to the standards of old ...
New chef not up to the standards of old chef. Lobster cake looked bare without much lettuce. Price of waffle and ice cream $13 for a tiny scoop of ice cream and not much fudge. Very mundane--and not worth the price. Beautiful view, good service but menu very disappointing
We are annual summertime regulars, so so ...
We are annual summertime regulars, so sorry to give a mediocre review. Presentation was lovely, but the peach and burrata salad was a disappointment (hardly any burrata whatsoever), the salmon was overcooked and felt the entire menu was overpriced. We were celebrating a special occasion, and the setting is hard to beat ~ but it was a very expensive disappointment.
I want West Shore to be at its best. It ...
I want West Shore to be at its best. It has fallen short in a few areas. The waitress was off the evening we dined. She spilled a small part of a drink on my wife, forgot a spoon for my soup, never brought any bread, despite having bread plates. The gap between courses was far too long--at least 2 hours before dessert. The bathrooms need to be checked and picked up--lots of paper towels/remnants on floor, etc. The best part of West Shore is still the scenic view and the food. Take the next step and get the staff trained and better prepared to serve.
Great evening. Special occasion (39th w ...
Great evening. Special occasion (39th wedding anniversary). We were fortunate to be seated on the pier which is a Tahoe venue that can't be beat. Outstanding lobster cakes, Caesar salad great, entres good but have had better there. Would definitely dine there again.
Very disappointing. We have eaten here b ...
Very disappointing. We have eaten here before and enjoyed the meals. On this occasion, the severs were not engaging, looked angry and basically just stood around. While my cousin liked the salmon, my dinner was so under cooked it could not be eaten. This is certainly a beautiful spot on the lake, but will not be on my list to visit anytime soon or recommend to Tahoe visitors.
"Just barely OK". Wonderful ambiance l ...
"Just barely OK". Wonderful ambiance lowered by lots of kids running around up and down to the beach. Service team had good attitudes but many mistakes; just not trained. Food was just so-so and Bouillabaisse was a lousy value with a minimum of seafood in a so-so broth for $35. Chicken was ok, nothing special. Side of broccolini (which was supposed to be pan sauteed with garlic) was three small stalks, boiled to limp noodle consistency, tossed on a plate with nothing! With a short menu, every dish should be great, esp. at high prices. Special dessert ordered was very good. Overall, considering West Shore's reputation as a high-end dining venue, the evening was a disappointment on every front. We won't be back anytime soon, and can't really recommend at this time.
I love this venue but their service is a ...
I love this venue but their service is always spotty. Requests for a sauce on the side were not honored, drink refills were only by request and slow, and while a lot of staff there -- most seemed to be wandering, filling out something on a clip board or carefully ignoring calls of "miss" or "sir" (for drink refills, check, etc.). The views are great, our evening the weather was perfect, and the food was good -- but not great.
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!
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.
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