Fine Dining Tahoe City
“Old European Restaurant”
A Tahoe Landmark

We will be open Wednesday November 21st – Saturday Nov 24th.

Open Thanksgiving Day!!

Call to reserve for holidays and holiday parties.

Please call for our schedule and reservations

(530) 583-3102


The Pfeifer House is one of the oldest restaurants at Lake Tahoe. It is also one of its finest. It was established in 1939 as the Lake Inn and it became known as the Pfeifer House in 1954 when Herman Schaffer and Lois Pfeifer purchased the the restaurant. In 1972, Franz Fassbender, bought the well known dinner house – a Tahoe landmark.

These days Angela & Kirk Fassbender prepare all of Franz’s unique German food recipes. All of our food is prepared fresh daily.

The Pfeifer House is unique and very popular for both families and banquets (with facilities for up to 45 persons)

It was the site of the 1982 movie “Forbidden Love”, with Yvette Mimieux and Andrew Stevens.

Located 1/4 mile North of Tahoe City “Y” on Highway 89
10 minutes from Alpine Meadows & Squaw Valley Ski Areas
Happy Hour @ the bar 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Dinner from 5:30pm
Open Thursday thru Sunday

Closed Monday thru Wednesday for the rest of the season.


  • Happy Hour

    5:00pm – 7:00pm

  •  Drinks

    $5.00 Well Drinks / House Wines
    $5.00 Draft Beer

  •  Appetizers & Dinners

    Escargot “Bourguignon” …$9.00
    Potato Pancakes …$4.00
    New York Steak Sandwich …$17.00
    Hungarian Beef Goulash …$16.00
    Vienna Schnitzel w/ noodles …$14.00
    Bratwurst Sandwich …$14.00


  • Bar Menu

    Escargots “Bourguignon”… $13.00
    Bismark Herring…$11.00
    Casesar Salad…$6.50
    Spinach Salad…$6.50
    Soup du Jour & House Salad..$10.00
    Wiener Schnitzel, Garnie…$20.00
    Swiss Bartwurst, Red Cabbage…$16.00
    N.Y. Steak Sandwich…$20.00

    • Drinks

      Tropical Chocolate…$7.00
      Tia Maria…$7.00
      French Chocolate…$7.00
      Choco Royale…$7.00
      Manhattan Chocolate…$7.00

    • Coffee

      Hot Chocolate…$3.50
      Café au lait…$3.50

    • Specialty Drinks

      German SidecarAsbach brandy, Cointreau, lemon juice, sugar rim, served up
      Hendrciks Gingertini
      Hendricks gin, ginger simple syrup, candied ginger sugar rim
      California Cooler
      Kraken black spiced rum, Bacardi gold, pineapple juice, OJ, Angostura bitters
      East Shore Lemonade
      Absolut citron, Chambord, lemonade, soda water
      Summer Crush
      Absolut mandarin, Absolut citron, triple sec, OJ, fresh lime juice
      Around the World
      Hendricks gin, pomegranate liquer, agave nector, St Germaine liquer, fresh lime juice
      Tahoe Blue Margarita
      Milagro siler tequila,Blue Curacao, agave nector, fresh lime juice
      Cherub’s Cup
      Muddled strawberries, simple syrup, St Germaine liquer, Korbel Brut champange

    • Desserts

      Ice Cream / Sherbert …$4.50
      Chocolate Sundae …$5.50
      Homemade Bavarian Apple Strudel …$8.00
      Kahlua Mousse …$7.00
      Cheesecake with Rasperbeery sauce …$7.00
      Strawberries Romanoff …$7.00

    All prices subject to change.
    Minimum charge $5.00 per person.


    • Appetizers

      Escargots “Bourguignon” …$13.00
      Smoked Salmon …$12.00
      Hearts of Palm …$12.00
      Bismark Herring Garnie …$13.00

    •  Fish & Fowl

      Breast of Chicken “Estragon” …$26.00
      Breast of Chicken “Hunter Style” …$26.00
      Chicken Cordon Bleu …$29.00
      Grilled Salmon Filet …$22.00
      Broiled Rock Lobster Tail…market value
      Lobster and Filet Comb. …market value

      Fresh Seafood only when available

    • For Two

      Chateaubriand …$85.00
      Long Island Duckling Feast …$65.00

      Order 24 hours in advance

    • Specialties

      Vienna Schnitzel …$27.00
      Vienna Schnitzel Holstein …$28.00
      Cordon Bleu Schnitzel …$29.00
      Jagerschnitzel …$28.00
      Rahmschnitzel …$28.00
      Schnitzel “St. Moritz” …$30.00
      Lemon Piccata …$27.00
      Scaloppine “Oscar” …$32.00
      Hungarian Beef Goulash …$27.00
      Sauerbraten …$28.00
      Peppert Beef Filet-Tips …$30.00
      Pork Tenderloin Sautée …$27.00
      Geschnetzeltes “Zuricher Art” …$27.00
      Koenigsberger Klopse …$21.00
      Bratwurst …$21.00

    • A la Carte

      Potato Pancakes …$6.00
      Caesar Salad …$6.50
      Spinach Salad …$6.50

      • Child’s Plate

        Chicken Breast …$15.00
        Cheese Burger …$13.00
        Vienna Schnitzel …$13.00

        served to 12 years and under – with Soup or Salad

      • From the Broiler

        New York Cut Steak …$40.00
        Center Cut Filet Steak …$40.00
        Medallion of Beef …$40.00
        Entrecôte Pepper Steak …$42.00
        Center Cut Filet Pepper Steak …$42.00
        Entrecôte Garlic Steak …$42.00
        Rack of Spring Lamb …$42.00

      • Desserts

        Ice Cream (Vanilla, Sherbet, or special of the week variety) …$4.50
        Chocolate Sundae
        (Vanilla ice cream with chocolate, whipped topping and cookie garnish) …$4.50
        Cheese Cake
        (Delicious cheesecake with a drizzle of raspberry sauce) …$7.00
        Bavarian Apple Strudel
        (Fresh apples with cinnamon and raisins in a pastry baked to perfection) …$8.00
        Kahlua Mousse
        (Rich delicious mousse made with chocolate and coffee liqour) …$8.00

      • Beverages

        Coffee, Tea, Milk …$3.50
        Espresso …$5.00
        Irish Coffee …$8.00


    Dinner Includes:
    Your choice of Soup du jour or crisp green, hot French roll & butter.

    Substitutions add $3.00.
    Split Entree add $5.00.
    Dinners without Soup & Salad deduct $3.00

    One check per table
    We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone
    No personal checks
    Not responsible for lost articles
    Sales tax added to all items served in the dining room
    Private parties by reservation.
    All prices subject to change. Minimum charge $5.00 per person.

    Reservations Advised (530) 583-3102

    Private Parties & Banquets by Reservation


    * excluding Saturdays and Holidays