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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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Sacramento, California
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99 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We had the Orange Roughy and Grouper and those dishes were fantastic. We also bought a nice sauvignon blanc wine recommended by the staff which complimented our dishes. The salads and soup that came with the dinner were equally excellent. Unfortunately we had to skip dessert because we were stuffed. We overheard the table ordering next to us and were... More 

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

The Orange roughy and Grouper are definitely two solid choices when it comes to our menu, so we're thrilled you're loving them as much as we are! As for accommodating for our guests' allergies, we like to make sure that everyone that walks through our doors is satisfied and considered when crafting their dish. As usual, the team and I... More 

Reno, Nevada
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We decided to eat here instead of Harvey's 19 Kitchen because it was within walking distance of our hotel. (And we would rather support small local business.) We made reservations same day and arrived a few minutes early. They were happy to seat us. Nice wine list with affordable prices. Waitress gave good recommendations based on what I was looking... More 

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Thank lpaige23
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this review

While we're thrilled to hear that you definitely enjoyed our fresh salads and Chicken Marsala, we're bummed that you felt we didn't pull all the way through for you regarding the steak and creme brûlée. That being said, we hope to have you in again soon so we can make your next visit with us the five-star one you deserve.... More 

MA
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

The staff is very friendly – though an odd approach is that by the end of the night multiple waitresses have attended to our table. Not sure it is more efficient but you do get to know the full wait staff. The menu is varied and there is a clear intent to offer interesting approaches to the entrees. These approaches... More 

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

I'm definitely take high-level comfort food as a complement! While I'm thrilled to hear that your overall experience ended up being relaxing and full of attentive service, I'm a bit bummed that we didn't pull all the way through for you on the dishes we served up. We train our staff to be consistent in cooking up our recipes, so... More 

Cambria
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85 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Small, intimate dinner place. Very tasty food. I was drawn by the elk menu item. Pricey at $41. Good, but somewhat mushy because of how presented. Should be sliced more thinly.

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

While we're excited to hear that you're thinking the food we're serving up is tasty, we're bummed that you didn't quite experience the Elk that we serve up on the regular. I hope you'll be seeing us again, so we can dish out the elk you'll be loving. Cheers, Tim More 

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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Nephele's food is unique, tasty and delightfully presented. I love to come for dinner, drinks or appetizers. Quiet cozy atmosphere off the beaten track

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

We love having you in for dinner and drinks, Elba. Our team is dedicated to offer up an awesome atmosphere, so we'll be sure to let them know of the awesome shoutout. Hope to see you again sometime soon! Cheers, Tim More 

Richardson, Texas
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132 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Have eaten here at least once every summer for years. Had tasty sampler at bar. Seafood and andouille cheesecake is unbelievably good. Warm spinach salad met my craving for something green. Fish and chips good, and garlic fries a real hit. Wine list adequate and nothing over priced. Wide selection of bottled beers. Bartendress was congenial and had lots of... More 

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

Always happy to have you here, Lee! Creating an experience that has you coming back for more is something we pour a lot of thought and care into, and we're so glad everything from the wine list to the service makes that happen. We're all looking forward to seeing what you try for your next dinner here with us. Cheers,... More 

Mokelumne Hill, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Nepheles is a must for us when we visit the lake. It is small, homey with reliably good food. Wild game of some kind is always a menu highlight and it is routinely excellent,This trip the three of us had elk along with marlin and crab cakes. We shared a bit of everything.Yum. Nepheles is small and intimate, has a... More 

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

Thanks for always making a point to come and see us! There's nothing we want more than for your meals here to leave you refreshed after a day at the lake, so we're thrilled to hear everything from the elk and crab cakes have left you full and happy. I know I speak for everyone here when I say that... More 

middleton, wisconsin
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140 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Went to this restaurant based on reviews and close proximity to our hotel and was disappointed in the nightly special (grouper). Good house salad and bread though. Other entrees were ok.

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Thank msj65
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this review

The last thing we would want is for you to leave feeling let down. A lot of thought and care goes into everything we make here, so it's disappointing to see the grouper special failed to impress. Ensuring that you enjoy your meal is extremely important to us, so we wish we'd had the chance to address the issues you... More 

Cameron Park, California
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

It was our 28th year wedding anniversary and my wife's birthday. First we had drinks the bar is to die for. Thanks Wendy. Then we sat down for dinner and of course our waitress were the best that's way we kept coming back. We have been eating here for 27 years and never once had a bad experience or bad... More 

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

Thanks for celebrating with us, Craig! Welcoming back familiar faces like yours is something our whole team looks forward to, so it's great to see they all take such good care of you. I hope we'll get the chance to fix up some drinks for you and your wife again soon. Cheers, Tim More 

Bakersfield, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

A small restaurant off the main street (hwy 50) good service the special was elk so we tried it was very good. It was pricey

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Thank mar1bob
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by! The elk is our pride and joy around here, and we couldn't be happier that you enjoyed it. I hope we'll get the chance to welcome you back again the next time you're in the area. 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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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