Four strangers walk into a bar...
... and 30 years later they open a restaurant
30 years ago, four people working in the hospitality industry met in a bar on Toulouse Street in the great city of New Orleans. Over time they became friends and when the first one moved away he stated, "our paths will cross again." Sure enough, over the next three decades, they worked together and apart in cities across the United States, including Telluride, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Washington DC and of course The Big Easy. In early 2021 an opportunity presented itself and Toulouse was born.
Using local, sustainable ingredients, we produce our spin on New Orleans food, in the type of place where tourists feel at home, locals are at home, and everyone is surrounded by family and friends.
Prime decision in South Lake Tahoe. Great southern Cajun with an extra touch of French elegance.warn and inviting. Will return. Portions were substantial.
The best food I’ve ever eaten at Tahoe and up there with some of the best food I’ve had in California. The catfish po boy was cooked perfectly and seasoning was top notch. So good that I had to try the bread pudding which is also excellent. Not cheap, but it shouldn’t be— the quality is superb and service attentive.
Tay F 01/06/22
This place is amazing!!!! Shrimp and grits were amazing! Friendly, and efficient staff! Took our party of 11 and treated us with some of the best hospitality I've experienced in Tahoe!!!
Food was amazing! Came here for dinner after hitting the slopes and my brother was craving southern comfort. Touslouse was the perfect spot that fulfilled our group of four's craving. The food was A1, tasted authentic like it was from the south. Quality that beats many of the southern restaurants in the Expensive Bay Area. Plus the portions will leave your stomachs full!
Herrick H 01/02/22
If you’re going to spend money on a nice dinner, skip the cheap Costco fried dishes in the village and go to Toulouse. Our server, Alex, was attentive and friendly, and made sure our dining experience was top notch. The food was phenomenal, drinks were unique and well poured, and the atmosphere was exactly what we wanted for a night out. We will definitely be back, this is our new favorite spot in Tahoe!!
Amazing food, wonderful service and a great atmosphere. We just happened to drive by and had an amazing time. Highly recommend.
Adrienne (how French!) was the absolute best! Friendly, hilarious and a pleasantly knowledgeable delight. We enjoyed warm outdoor seating quaffing delicious amber beers + well drinks as well as food, especially the gumbo. Yum wings, too. Next time we're in the area, will definitely return for more yum.
Benny M 11/08/21
This place is a hidden Gem. Went there for brunch 10/17/21. The food was awesome. He said it was a scaled down covid menu and will ad more back to the menu soon. Worth trying for a small restaurant on way down to the beach from the casinos. Great find!!!
Ron H 10/18/21
Phenomenal! Made a reservation for 10 here and when we walked in we were taken immediately to our table that was set with ice waters and our drink orders were taken. Throughout the dinner service was attentive, friendly, and prompt. Everything our table ordered, from the salmon to the gumbo was delicious and not a bad price for what you got. I highly recommend this place for larger parties that require a reservation in Tahoe. The perfect dinner after a long day of skiing or exploring the mountains.
Good food and good service get you 4 stars. Awesome food and amazing service get you 5! I would give 6 if it was possible. We actually went twice on the same day. Lunch was tasty and light which made our day. But let's talk dinner- Crawfish Etouffee and the Hot Tahoe Fried Chicken Sando. One word- DAMN! Worth every penny!
Pete S 07/26/21
901 Park Ave
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Breakfast Sat - Sun - 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Lunch Sat - Sun - 11:31 AM - 2:00 PM
Dinner Everyday - 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM