Whether you are looking for a dining experience to a enjoy a picturesque summer sunset over the lake, or views of the sapphire lake surrounded by the Sierra Nevada mountains covered in a white blanket of fresh snow, Lake Tahoe’s south shore offers some the most remarkable romantic restaurants around the lake. Here are some our favorite picks for the best Lake Tahoe restaurants to enjoy for a romantic dinner with a breathtaking view of the lake:
Recently selected as one of the “100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America for 2017” by OpenTable diners, Edgewood Restaurant has truly spectacular views of Lake Tahoe through its over-sized dining room windows. Set inside the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course clubhouse, the restaurant features upscale, classic hearty dishes. Facing the mountains to the west, you will be sure enjoy a breathtaking panoramic sunset with your loved one.
19 Kitchen • Bar
Named for its location on the 19th floor of Harveys Lake Tahoe Hotel and Casino, 19 Kitchen • Bar offers high-rise panoramic lake views from every one of its tables and intimate booths in both the restaurant and lounge. With a more modern and contemporary decor, and an eclectic menu guaranteed to please every taste, 19 Kitchen • Bar is the perfect place to grab a bite before taking in a show or some casino fun in the downtown area.
Friday’s Station Steak & Seafood Grille
Harrah’s Lake Tahoe is home to Friday’s Station Steak & Seafood Grill, which is located on the top floor of the hotel tower. This fine dining gem features a dramatic entrance, a 1,000-bottle display wine cellar, and offers a romantic dining experience favored by locals and tourists alike. Friday’s Station specializes in a wide variety of certified Angus and USDA Choice beef, ocean-fresh seafood specials, and tantalizing side dishes, all served up with a breathtaking panorama of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra Nevada mountains.
Famous for their delectable appetizer and cocktail happy hour specials, the Chart House is a great spot to enjoy a romantic early light bite before a night on the town, or an upscale multi-course meal with your loved one. Located just minutes from the downtown casino area, halfway up Kingsbury grade, the Chart House offers breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding forest and mountains, and an upscale, yet cozy, atmosphere.
The Boat House on the Pier
Situated atop the Timbercove Marina Pier, the Boat House offers an intimate outdoor seating area on the balcony, overlooking the lake, mountains, and neighboring beach area. Open during the warmer months, the light nautical decor, seafood heavy menu, and sounds of the dockside seagulls give the Boat House the ambiance of a romantic seaside restaurant. Complete your romantic dining experience with an after-dinner stroll along the beach!
Lone Eagle Grille
If you’re looking to venture out of the South Shore for a scenic drive up the east shore or drive around the lake, be sure to stop by the Lone Eagle Grille (article featured image) in Incline Village, Nevada. Open year round for both lunch and dinner, the restaurant offers a unique fine dining experience, unparalleled anywhere else around the lake, with its “Tahoe mountain lodge” decor, and five star menu. The restaurant also features a large bar and lounge area, complete with over-sized rock fireplace, to enjoy a light afternoon bite or specialty crafted beverage. The outside patio is popular in both the winter and summer months, as they offer relaxing fire pits with chairs for relaxing and taking in the lake views.
With our South Lake Tahoe vacation rentals spread all over the south shore, you won’t be far from any one of these gorgeous restaurants and creating some romantic memories to add to you Lake Tahoe vacation!