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Nephele's

1169 Ski Run Blvd, Suite 6, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8522
+1 530-544-8130
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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1169 Ski Run Blvd, Suite 6, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8522
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superb spot for a quiet dinner. My husband's Charred Aged Top Sirloin was perfectly cooked and beautifully presented; my Hawaiian Style Crab Cakes were perfect and again, perfectly presented. We shared a toffee ice cream cake for dessert. There are only eight tables, so reservations...More

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Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your high praise! I'm so pleased you enjoyed our creative cuisine and tasty desserts. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you're in the neighborhood. All the best, Tim

Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had a fabulous experience dining at Nephele's. We started with 1st class martinis and then enjoyed a wonderful Elk tenderloin with crusted pesto.

Thank Daniel M
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for dining with us, Daniel! I'm so pleased the martinis and elk made for a lovely evening. Come and see us again soon. Cheers, Tim

Reviewed 9 September 2017

Stopped in for a drink before dinner. Our initial greeting at the bar was less than friendly and the locales were very obnoxious and swearing up a storm. Now I know this is a bar, but it's a restaurant bar where patrons wait and it...More

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Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

I'm very sorry you felt put off by your initial greeting here. While our bar area is a local hangout, we encourage folks to be respectful at all times. I do hope you'll give us another chance to give you a warm welcome and show...More

Reviewed 4 September 2017

Nepheles has the best calamari in the area. The restaurant is small but excellent. We have eaten in the bar area which is again small but intimate. The locals love this place and I'm thinking that visitors must be over shadowed by these folks. A...More

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Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

I'm glad you appreciate our local charm! Thanks for recommending the calamari and appreciating our team. See you back soon, Tim

Reviewed 31 August 2017

Been coming here for more than 20 years; we call it the "Bear restaurant" because of the large bear carving 'looking' into the front of the restaurant. We asked to be seated by the bear when we made our reservation and that's where we found...More

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Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2017

Thank you so much for reaching out again! We always enjoy seeing you here and love that you appreciate our homey charm. We look forward to serving you more of our favorite recipes the next time you're in town. Tim

Reviewed 30 August 2017

First visit we ate in the bar and the bartender was excellent.Great food and service. Second time we stopped in for a drink. Very good wine selection, fun place and same bartender . He is entertaining and works fast. The last night we ate in...More

Thank Dave G
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2017

Thank you so much for joining us, Dave. I'm glad our bartender took excellent care of you, but am sorry our local favorites didn't impress you. We really do aim to please and hope you'll give us another chance to get it right the next...More

Reviewed 30 August 2017

Great restaurant, excellent food, distinguished and cordial treatment. Internacional cuisine Congratulations

Thank Carlos L
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2017

I'm thrilled to hear our welcoming team made you feel at home, Carlos. Thanks for coming by for a bite, and we look forward to serving you more of our specials soon. All the best, Tim

Reviewed 26 August 2017

We had a reservation booked for Evan's for our "fancy" dinner during our honeymoon week. My husband decided at the last minute to do some searching for restaurants, and felt we should change our reservation to have dinner here, based on the (year old) menu...More

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Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

I'm very sorry our place wasn't what you were expecting. We do use the finest ingredients for our unique recipes and normally do a better job of describing them to our guests. While we do offer fine dining options, we do like to create a...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Elk was amazing; salmon was mediocre and fishy. We went for our wedding anniversary and maybe expected too much: ambiance is very pub-like and decor of the dining room is rustic. Service was prompt and professional, but a bit frantic. For $32 I expect to...More

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Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you for celebrating your anniversary with us. I'm glad you loved the elk but am sorry the salmon was disappointing. We love using fresh and seasonal favorites and hope you'll give our seafood another chance in the future. As for our atmosphere, we do...More

Reviewed 3 August 2017

We visited mid-week and were rewarded with one of the best meals we have had in years. I had baked halibut and wife Judy had the Ahi tuna done to perfection. The wine selection was also excellent and we had delightful house Sauvignon Blanc with...More

Thank James T
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

We're truly honored to be considered as one of the best meals you've enjoyed, James! Thanks for dining with us. The halibut and Ahi tuna are two of our favorites. We look forward to seeing you back soon. Until next time, Tim

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Monday
2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Tuesday
2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Wednesday
2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Friday
2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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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