This waterfront café and lodge is a lake-lover’s dream. The building’s architecture alone is worth a look, with its dark teak wood, soaring ceilings, and massive windows that show off the lake. As soon as you walk in the front door, you’ll understand why so many couples hold their wedding receptions here. Every seat has a water view, but none more dramatically than the outdoor tables on the pier, where guests dine with Tahoe’s gentle waves lapping beneath their feet. The menu offers a wide range of beautifully presented standards (Niman Ranch beef, king salmon, ahi tuna), and the kitchen manages to hit the right note in any season, whether you’re seeking an après-ski snack or a summer supper on the deck. Thanks to the café’s west-shore vantage point, moonrises over the lake are unforgettable.