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1169 Ski Run Blvd, Suite 6, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8522
+1 530-544-8130
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San Francisco, California
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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
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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187 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
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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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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
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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344 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
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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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 

Edmonds, Washington
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I chose Nephele's based on TA reviews. We weren't disappointed. Try the savory cheesecake appetizer that they are known for. The elk entree was really good, tender and flavorful, and the mahi mahi was fantastic, including the leftovers that I ate for breakfast the next day. Funky place with a pleasant vibe. Attached bar and patio seating.

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

You definitely had the best of the best when it comes to our menu! These are all team favorites, so we're all so excited that you're loving them as much as we do! All that to say, we can't wait to see you again soon to serve up some more of your favorites. Cheers, Tim More 

Sacramento, California
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125 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 

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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, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?