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West Shore CafeCafé
5160 W Lake Blvd, Homewood, CA 96141 (530) 525-5200
Note: The following reviews are several years old, so you should check current area guides for updated ones.
Swiss Lakewood **
Helga and Albert Marty have created an institution on the West Shore, and they've got a bushel of culinary awards to show for their efforts. With its European stylings, wine cellar dining nook (the special place of the house; seats 12) and cozy environs, this restaurant has a lot to recommend it. You almost expect the waiters to yodel. The menu includes roast duck with orange sauce, pepper steak flamb, beefsteak tartar, and escalopes de chevreuil (grilled escalopes of venison with glazed chestnuts and balsamic vinegar- lingonberry sauce). Desserts include cherries jubilee flamb and Grand Marnier souffl. This is a non-smoking restaurant and bar. Open from 5:30 p.m. daily, except for Monday, and open for weekends only in winter. Open on holidays. 5335 West Lake Blvd., Homewood CA; 6 mi. from Tahoe City, (530) 525-5211.
Jiffy's Pizza in Tahoe City is very good and will deliver to Homewood. - (530) 583-3303
Old Tahoe Cafe:
Across from Market - 525-5437
Home-style cooking. Open for breakfast at 7. $5-$10. 5335 West Lake Blvd.,
Homewood Resort (Winter only)
5145 W Lake Blvd, Homewood, CA 96141
Snack bar and cafateria (Taqueria) 525-4160, 0338
This is a small West Shore inn with a cozy restaurant that serves breakfast and dinner in the summer. Dinner highlights include Aussie rack of lamb and peach scampi. A children's menu, wine and micro- brewed beers are available. Breakfast is served from 7:30 a.m. and dinner is served from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in summer. Limited schedule in winter. Reservations accepted. $4-$18. Visa, MasterCard, American Express. 6941 West Lake Blvd., Tahoma, CA; (530) 525- 5000.
6821 West Lake Boulevard, Tahoma, (530) 525-0905
Chambers Landing **
Chef Graham Rock has a strong local following, and deservedly so, with his creative sauces and cuisine from the Mediterranean, southern Spain, southern France, Italy, Greece and Northern Africa. This summer-only restaurant features Catalan romeso (fish stew), veal saltimbocca and grilled duck breast. Open 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for lunch, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. for dinner, and 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for Sunday brunch. The bar is open daily from noon to midnight. Happy hour is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. nightly. Reservations accepted. $16-$19. Visa, MasterCard. Seven miles south of Tahoe City. 6300 Chambers Lodge Road, Homewood, CA; (530) 525-7262.
This established pizzaria serves traditional and not so traditional pizza, calzone, salads, homemade bread and soups. Great cappuccino and desserts. Tahoma. 530/525-4771
Stony Ridge formerly in Tahoma has moved to a small area in the back of New Moon Natural Foods, between Sunnyside and Tahoe City. 505 W Lake Blvd., 583-FOOD (3663)