West Shore Cafe





Lake Tahoe Lakefront Restaurant Selected as 2017 Award of Excellence Recipient

HOMEWOOD, Calif. – July 17, 2017 – For the third year in a row, West Shore Café has been selected as a Wine Spectator award-winning restaurant. 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 drinkers. West Shore Café’s wine list is curated to feature a well-rounded, world-encompassing offering with an emphasis on boutique and small case production wines that are biodynamic, organic, SIP Certified, and embody green practices.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by Wine Spectator for a third consecutive year. To our team, West Shore Café’s award demonstrates our commitment to providing our guests with a wine list that aligns with the creative culinary offerings our talented chefs have developed. It also speaks to the experience and knowledge of our sommelier team,” said Lisa Small, one of West Shore Café’s certified sommeliers.

To qualify for a Wine Spectator award, a wine list must present complete, accurate information, including vintages and appellations for all selections. Lists that meet the requirements are judged for one of three awards. West Shore Café received a 2017 Award of Excellence, indicating the wine list offers at least 90 selections, features a well-chosen assortment of quality producers, along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style. According to Wine Spectator, recipients of this award feature wine lists that deliver sufficient choice to satisfy discerning wine lovers.

“Our guests can expect staple varietals, but if they’re open to trying new, unique products, our intention is to make them available whenever possible. We believe a high quality wine program includes popular, as well as new to market or small batch offerings,” Small continued.

The 2017 award winning wine list, designed by West Shore Café’s level two sommeliers Lisa Small, Robert Dubben and Jennie Morris primarily features red, white and sparkling wine varietals from California, as well as selections from France, Italy and Spain. Dining guests are invited to enjoy “perfect wine pairings” that include selections from West Shore Café’s extensive wines by the glass list.

West Shore Café’s seasonal menu features fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, a stellar wine list and craft cocktails. The restaurant’s lakefront location offers indoor and outdoor pier seating, and stunning views of Lake Tahoe. During the summer, the restaurant is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and for dinner from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Reservations are recommended for lunch and dinner service. Dining guests are encouraged to check the restaurant’s website prior to visiting as the restaurant is occasionally closed for private events.

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About West Shore Café

West Shore Café includes an elegant, yet casual lakefront restaurant featuring indoor and outdoor pier seating with spectacular panoramic views of Lake Tahoe. The seasonal, California-inspired menu features fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, Wine Spectator award-winning wine list, and craft cocktails. Above the restaurant is a boutique inn featuring lakefront lodging in four distinct lodge-inspired suites and two guest rooms that offer stunning lake and mountain views. Lakeside amenities include 30 private buoys, a private pier, outdoor bar and boat valet service. The spectacular scenery and striking architecture also provide the perfect setting for weddings, rehearsal dinners and special occasions, making it a phenomenal year-round location to celebrate in Tahoe. For more information or reservations, visit