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Nephele's

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1169 Ski Run Blvd, Suite 6, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8522
+1 530-544-8130
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We made a reservation just a few days before we wanted it. It is a small atmosphere with an open dining room. We were concerned that it might be loud, but was surprising comfortable. I didn't even notice the other diners. 3 of our had steak with 1 having lamb. Our meals were all prepared according to our requests. Dessert... More 

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Thank Debra F
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this review

Debra, from the impeccable service to the accommodated requests, we're proud to give you the experience that really stands out. Thank you for giving our local restaurant a try -- we're excited to welcome in new guests. Hopefully, we'll have the chance to see you again soon, and until then, I wish you all the best. Cheers, Tim More 

tiburon
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144 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We stop here every trip for a great meal. American food. Pricy and worth it. Wine list is a little short.

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Thank edwardTiburon
Morro Bay, California
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Nephele's is a wonderful place to celebrate any special occasion with the one you love. A cozy little restaurant with limited seating and excellent food means reservations are a must. Get a window table and watch the falling snow over a glass of fine wine.

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Thank Terry D
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this review

A great dinner experience should always consist of a tasty meal and an awesome enviornment, Terry. The team and I are stoked to hear that you've been enjoying your visits with us and can't wait to see you again soon. Cheers, Tim More 

San Francisco, California
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Creative, well-executed California cuisine. Chef nicely integrates French and Italian cuisine with Asian influences. Extensive wine list. Everything is prepared fresh and the staff treats us like family. You can't go wrong with any of the daily game or fish specials. Rack of lamb is always fantastic. All entrees come with soup of the day or house salad (homemade green... More 

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Thank 16jess
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this review

The team and I always so grateful and flattered that you and your family has celebrated so many birthdays and holidays with us. As usual, the team and I always welcome you and your family and can't wait to see you again soon! Cheers, Tim More 

Reno, Nevada
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This little restaurant is in my top ten. Our timing was good because the little dinning area filled up fast. The wait staff were friendly and efficient. A nice range of wines are offered by the glass and even more by the bottle. We had crispy duck strips with a five spice hot dipping liquid and Ahi tuna appetizers. Generous... More 

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Thank Walt M
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this review

The cream of heirloom tomato soup is definitely a staff favorite, so we're excited to hear that you enjoyed it as much as we all do, Walt! As always, the team and I appreciate the recommendation and awesome review and can't wait to see you again soon! Cheers, Tim More 

Marina del Rey
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183 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The seafood cheesecake is good but very rich, so too the Mac n Cheese lollipops. The lettuce chicken wrap was disappointing. The chicken chunks were too big and not adequately seasoned so the dish was boring even though the peanut sauce was good. And the dessert was ridiculous--a single serving of the ice cream pie was so big it could... More 

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Thank PickyTraveler26
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this review

While we're excited to hear that you're loving the ice cream pie, wine, and service, we're a bit bummed to hear that you felt like we didn't pull all the way through for you. Our team is trained to cook each dish to perfection by using our quality ingredients, so we're sorry that everything didn't hit the spot for you.... More 

South Lake Tahoe, California
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Real Locals hangout. Sit outside in the summer and enjoy the pines. Sit inside during the winter and enjoy wonderful apres-ski ambiance. The food is always reliably good.

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Thank WhapoFishShack
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this review

Having locals hang out with us is such a great time! As always, the team and I We appreciate all the kind words and awesome feedback. Can't wait to see you again sometime soon! Cheers, Tim More 

Austin, Texas
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

My daughter and I planned a girls' weekend to celebrate her 16th birthday. We reserved one night for a "fancy" dinner. Nephele's did not disappoint! I made the reservations online several days in advance (explaining that it was for a birthday) and had an e-mail confirmation the day before our dinner. When our waitress greeted us she referenced my daughter's... More 

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Thank Milaka F
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this review

Birthdays are very special occasions, so the team and I are flattered that you and your family decided to spend such a special day with us, Milaka. As for the service, we want all of our guests to feel comfortable and at home, so we appreciate the awesome shoutout regarding that. All that to say, we hope we get to... More 

Bartlett, New Hampshire
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327 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

There's nothing not to like about Nepheles. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left everything was wonderful. The staff was genuinely friendly and accommodating. The ambiance was warm & cozy, and the food was plentiful, creative, & delicious. Cocktails were ample and served in chilled glasses. The entree's were served with a salad with a tasty house... More 

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Thank KVM101
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this review

Wow. The team and I are flattered by all the kind words! We aim to dish out tasty measl and offer an awesome environment every time, so I'm thrilled that you were able to experience just that. All that to say, we appreciate the phenomenal review and can't wait to serve up more of your favorites sometime soon. Cheers, Tim More 

Roanoke, Virginia
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We are staying very close to this restaurant so on recommendation by a former resident (and my son in law) we walked up the hill to this pleasant looking building.once inside we were seated in a cozy corner, easy restaurant to have a quiet conversation, a very pleasant young lady told us specials and gave us her opinion on a... More 

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Thank Scott W
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this review

I'm so flattered to be considered the best dinner you've had in town, Scott. It sounds like the whole party ordered solid choices when it comes to our menu! That being said, we appreciate all the kind words and fantastic review. Hope to see you again sometime before you head out of town! Cheers, Tim More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
14:00 - 02:00
Monday
14:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
14:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
14:00 - 02:00
Thursday
14:00 - 02:00
Friday
14:00 - 02:00
Saturday
14:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1169 Ski Run Blvd, Suite 6, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8522
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: +1 530-544-8130
Description
Nephele's has been a local favorite since 1977. We specialize in fresh fish and fresh game as well as seasonal specialties. Check out our full service bar and extensive wine list!

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