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Artemis Mediterranean Grill

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2229 Lake Tahoe Blvd Suite A South Lake ahoe, CA 96150
+1 (530) 542-2500
11am-10pm daily (or until they run out)
Brian Luke/Nelson
40 Persons

Every so often a restaurant comes to South Lake that is not only good by the local standard, but by international standards as well. These places are few and far between, but Artemis Mediterranean Grill would have a line out the door whether in San Francisco, Beijing, London, or at home in Tahoe. Located at 2229 Hwy 50 in the Kings Trading Post center, Artemis stands above the rest in the Tahoe Basin and honestly is one of the best dining establishments in town, if not the Sierra…

On the windowpane fronting the exterior of the restaurant, you’ll read the following, “Everything Made Fresh Daily 11am-10pm—Or Until We Run Out.” In one sentence, this says it all.

Before opening every day the folks at Artemis run just next door to Overland Meat Co., where they buy fresh stocks of supply for the day’s business. The same dedication to freshness goes into the vegetables, pita, and just about everything else you are likely to order from this kitchen. Whenever possible, they utilize organic and free-range ingredients—never processed foods.

Chef and owner Brian Luke started Artemis about five years ago with the intent of bringing Mediterranean cuisine to the Tahoe Basin without compromising on quality and freshness. Meeting this challenge with enormous success, Luke is now expanding his original vision and is currently working on another location in the Ski-Run area!

Never a disappointment, ordering at Artemis can be a difficult challenge. Not wanting to compromise, I usually combine the best of both worlds and order the Greek Gyro (lamb) and supplement it with a healthy portion of the incredible Babba Ghanoush. Ana, a longtime Artemis manager confided that she has a deep loyalty to the Spinach-and-Feta Stuffed Chicken. While I’ve never tried this dish, I would order it without hesitation. In fact, that’s the best thing about Artemis—you don’t have to be timid with the menu because everything on it is fresh, authentic, and amazing…

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