Great location, delicious food, decadent desserts and a winning team of chefs/owners
Awesome! It's a very cute, little family owned restaurant. They have lots of vegan options. Had their tofu bowl and the creamy salsa dressing was amazing. We also got roasted vegetables and tomato soup. All the three turned out to be great. The people at this restaurant were very kind. They only have outdoor seating but I don't think you would want to sitting indoors. Also, ask for their daily specials!
Amazing food! Great flavor and options. All outdoor dining. There is an indoor restroom. They have heaters when it is cold but it's very shaded so dress appropriately. Regardless of the weather food is sooo worth it.
My husband and I are staying in South Lake Tahoe, but wanted to get a bite to eat more North and found Spoon in a google search. We are so glad that we made the drive, as it?s probably one of the best dining experiences we?ve had in Tahoe. Highlights were the mac n cheese with pears, the meatballs with veggies (so so good), and the cheesecake bar. Be aware, it is all outdoor dining, so come with warm options.
While looking for a good and unique place for Friday nite dinner, we kept reading the reviews for Spoon in Tahoe City and decided to try it. This turned out to be an excellent choice! The Pear mac n cheese was worth the pick alone! The food is amazingly delicious and the desserts are to die for. Small place but huge in flavor and the staff/owners offer the very best service. Don't miss this one!!
A small but excellent menu of fresh homemade dishes. The poached pear macaroni and cheese is worth going for on its own. Everyone I was in contact with was friendly and genuine. And the restaurant is immaculately clean. It was easy to give them five stars, as it is worth every one of them.
Staff: 10/5 Food: 4/5 Service: 10/5 We were probably the first ones to visit upon opening this season. We were greeted warmly and emphatically by two front-staff members, who clearly have a passion for the food that they serve. They mentioned that they rotate menus every season, so we were the first to try this menu! They're currently doing takeout only but may change as the season progresses. We ordered the following: - pear mac and cheese app: delicious! However we did find it slightly lacking when you got a bite without pear - lamb shank entree: cooked very well-- fall-off-the-bome tender. Flavor didn't knock our socks off, unfortunately. Paired very well with the pickled red onion and grits that it was served on - salmon entree (pictured): our favorite! The skin was perfectly crispy and the flesh was delectably soft. The chef made a heavenly combination by serving it with oyster mushrooms and a bacon-romesco sauce. Absolutely delicious! - black beans with cilantro scallion "crema" side: i did not particularly enjoy this above other black beans, but my boyfriend really did. - caramelized onion grits: neither of us liked it very much, sadly, but the staff was so excited about it I feel bad writing this. Fun side story: i was waiting for my bf by the door when i heard the staff raving about how amazing the grits were amongst themselves. On the way back to the car, i told my boyfriend, who of course had to go back in and get it. As he ordered the grits, a staff member lit up and, while loading up a to go container, excitedly told him to smell it, "doesn't it smell so good?!" Total time to receive order: ~25 min (she estimated half hour when we paid) I had to run back in after the meal to snap pictures of the menu for this review (which i only decided to do after eating, since i had such a great experience). When i did, not only the front counter employee asked but the chef also wanted to know what i thought of the meal. He had an insanely genuine and eager curiosity-- details like this compound to the fact that everyone here really cares about what they do and they do it with pride. I will definitely return, if not for the staff alone!
What a little gem in this resort area full of restaurants serving uninspired American food. Spoon is like an oasis in a desert. We ordered food to go and it tasted amazing when we brought it to our room at the Granlibakken resort. The ladies running the place were also very sweet. She saw me waiting outside brought my take out order to me instead of me needing to go indoors.
Spoon in Tahoe City is the place to go for american food in the region.Discover our many daily specials and featured menu items such as sandwiches and you'll be back for more. Give us a call at (530) 581-5400 and we'll greet you at the door!
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