Lake Tahoe is not just beautiful views and awe-inspiring adventures. Tahoe is a community. A community that looks out for each other, our environment, and the values that we share. Whether you’ve come to settle down and make your home here, or are simply drawn by the irresistible beauty; you are stepping into this community, into this experience. No one values this community more than our team here at West Shore Café.
Dedicated to sourcing our food from local and organic farms our kitchen stays true to helping and preserving our community. That means we are committed to supporting the people that make their lives here, and that make your vacation what you have come to expect. Even our finely-stocked bar is prominent with local brews such as Lake Tahoe AleWorx and the ever-popular Tahoe Blue Vodka.
When describing what drives him while in the kitchen, Executive Chef Robb Wyss explains, “I have come to love creating dynamic cuisine for people to enjoy. I am passionate about designing culinary dishes from local farmers products, and exploring new cuisine that signifies the local growing region. When I put my creativity and passion into a dish I feel like it translates to my customers and their experience and keeps them coming back for more.”
You’ll be glad to know that the chicken you ordered probably had a shorter journey than you did getting here and the Alibi Ale Works beer your sipping was brewed just down the street. When you dine with West Shore Café you know what you’re eating, where it’s coming from, and you know it’s always going to be the best.
Whether you’ve just stepped off the lake to dine on our pier in the bright California sun or you’re coming in off the ski slopes to warm up with a specialty cocktail by the blazing fireplace, West Shore Café changes with the season just like your adventures here. Welcome.
We are excited to announce the addition of our new executive chef Robb Wyss to our team. A chef since the age of 20, Wyss is well versed in the culinary arts and creative in his development and execution of new menus. His diverse background working at small restaurants as well as large hotel properties give him a variety of experiences that have contributed to his culinary leadership.
Wyss’ interest in culinary arts began at a young age where he started by helping with gardening projects on his Grandma’s farm and learning about agriculture. That experience has translated to his passion and focus on creating dynamic cuisine from local farmers products for guests to experience.
Wyss graduated with a Culinary Art degree at the Napa Valley Culinary Academy in St. Helena California in 2001. He currently lives in North Lake Tahoe and enjoys spending his free time with his wife Carrie and his three boys, cooking, skiing with his family at Homewood Mountain Resort, playing mandolin and hiking in the Sierras.
In 2020 we won not just one, but two “Best of Tahoe” awards! We are voted as the 2nd Best Boat-Valet Dining and the 3rd Best Water Front Dining in the North Lake Tahoe – Truckee region. These awards are presented by the Sierra Sun and voted online by community votes.
Each year, Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Awards recognize restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine, and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers. West Shore Café’s six-year consecutive awards signal the restaurant’s commitment to providing dining guests with a wine list that aligns with its culinary offering and reflects the extensive knowledge of its sommelier team.
We are proud to offer wines which were created with an environmentally friendly focus; whether it’s produced from certified/sustainable vineyards or those who practice organic/sustainable farming, you can find these wines listed on our menu.
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We’re thrilled to have received a Diner’s Choice Reward from OpenTable for 2020! OpenTable’s Diners’ Choice lists are unique in that they are powered by people like you and are based only on confirmed diners that have shared a restaurant experience with us. Thank you!
We’re proud to have earned TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for the last three years in a row. This certificate accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. Thank you for your support!
Placer County Department of Public Works and Facilities provides the West Shore Cafe & Inn with resources and tools to allow us to operate more sustainably while shrinking our environmental footfrint. Aligning with our strong dedication in pursuing a more environmentally friendly business model, such a relationship is beneficial to both our operation, community and environment as a whole. By utilizing resources within their Organic Waste Recycling Program, we’re able to divert nearly all of our organic waste (e.g. food scraps, landscaping, wood waste, etc.) from landfills. Its efforts and programs like this that contribute to cleaner operations that benefit our entire community.