We dined here last week for my husband’s birthday. This is an upscale restaurant in the ski village at South Lake Tahoe.
When dining at a restaurant in this price range, I expect a plate of food that includes a reasonable serving of vegetables/sides. Sadly, Kalani’s falls into the category of restaurant that I call “meat on a plate”. That is, a piece of meat or fish is the star of the show, without adequate complementary side dishes. None in our party were vegetarians, however, we had trouble ordering because of the meat-centric menu. Vegetable sides could be ordered, but they weren’t very appealing.
In addition, the food was just OK-my salad was limp and swimming in dressing, the crab cakes were gooey and salty. The waitress made a number of small service gaffes and entirely forgot my daughter’s cocktail.
And...one of the factors that shows attention to detail.... the rest rooms were not clean.
In summary, I was looking for a fine dining experience and felt like I was eating at a restaurant designed to sucker a tourist out of their dollar.
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