Evan's, South Lake Tahoe
Their sophisticated, contemporary California menu includes specialties like seared foie gras with curried ice cream and roast pineapple, and venison in a raspberry demi-glace. The 40-seat dining room is intimate, with tables a little close together. The service and food are excellent. Reservations are a must. Cost run from $16 to $30. They accept MasterCard and Visa. No lunch.
Address: 536 Emerald Bay Rd., South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA
Embassy Suites and Echo Restaurant, South Lake Tahoe
For $16 to over $30, this place offers a full breakfast and evening cocktails. The eclectic in-house restaurant, Echo serves modern and traditional dishes: expect everything from macaroni and cheese to pan-seared foie gras. Check out www.embassysuites.com. Accepts credit cards.
Address: 4130 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA
Phone: 530/544-5400 or 800/362-2779
Freshies, South Lake Tahoe
Looking for a healthy, delicious meal? Tired of junk food? Specialties include seafood and vegetarian dishes, but there are always good grilled meats available, like Hawaiian spare ribs and free-range rib-eye steaks. Freshies is in a mini-mall and often you may have to wait for a table. No worries, it's all worth it. Reservations not accepted. MasterCard and Visa accepted. This eclectic find can fill your stomach with just under $10 for up to $22.
Address: 3300 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA