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Dining recommendations where the prices are over $15 a person ($$$+).

Gar Woods Restaurant & Bar

Gar Woods restaurant is located across the street from our office in Carnelian Bay and offers lakefront dining in a comfortable atmosphere. Lunch and dinner. Gar Woods remains the North Shore's brightest restaurant. It offers floor-to-ceiling views in a comfortable mahogany dining room with the nostalgic ambiance of Tahoe's classic wood boating era. Gar Woods Grill & Pier features lakefront dining year round. Sunsets are our specialty, and so is the huge, sunny deck where you can enjoy cool specialty drinks like the famous Wet Woody®.​
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Phone: 530-546-3366

Sunnyside Restaurant

Located on the west shore of Lake Tahoe, Sunnyside restaurant offers a great outdoor deck setting in the summer. Sunnyside’s Mountain Grill offers a menu with more casual fare of appetizers, sandwiches, seafood dishes, salads and a wonderful selection of beer and wine by the glass or bottle.
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Phone: 530-583-7200

Spindleshanks Restaurant

Serving everything from steak to pasta and fish Spindleshanks is known for pleasing wine connoisseurs. The menu offers something for everyone in a welcoming, Tahoe-esque atmosphere. Spindleshanks is a great bar for wine tasting and appetizers.
Location: Tahoe Vista
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Phone: 530-546-2191

Mikuni Japanese Restaurant & Sushi

Set against the glorious backdrop of the majestic Sierra, our sixth restaurant blends fabulous scenery with equally fabulous sushi. Located in the heart of the village near the skating rink, it boasts decor that successfully blends contemporary Asian design with the ambiance of a European mountain lodge.
Location: Northstar
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Caliente Southwest Restaurant

Southwestern cuisine in a festive environment. Great upstairs patio bar area in the summer.
Location: Kings Beach
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Phone: 530-546-1000

Christy Hill

A memorable dining experience awaits you as you enter the Christy Hill Restaurant in the center of Tahoe City. The restaurant sits just 100 feet above the shoreline of Lake Tahoe on an elevated embankment offering diners a panoramic vista. The intimate setting offers guests a view that is only upstaged by the cuisine. Spectacular sunsets that can be seen from every table is just one of the many reasons that Christy Hill was voted "Most Romantic Restaurant" by the San Francisco Chronicle.
Location: Tahoe City
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Phone: 530.583.8551

Jake's

A Classic Waterfront Grill Since 1978, Jake's on the Lake has embodied a carefree Tahoe spirit in a "Classic Waterfront Grill" offering superb service, a friendly and casual atmosphere and the finest and freshest food.
Location: Tahoe City
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The River Grill

River Grill sits on the banks of the peaceful Truckee River, just downstream of the infamous "Fanny Bridge" and the Lake Tahoe Dam, the lake's only outlet. River Grill offers year-round riverfront dining, featuring enticing California Cuisine from seasonal menus of fresh seafood, steaks and tasty appetizers.
Location: Tahoe City
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Bite

Delicious new restaurant located in Incline Village Bite offers American tapas, approachable wines, & from scratch cocktails.
Location: Incline Village
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Wolfdales

Wolfdale's blends the flavors of the West and the Far East to create "Cuisine Unique." The menu at this award-winning restaurant changes frequently reflecting the seasons, featuring a creative variety of seafood, meats, game, exotic produce, and desserts.
Location: Tahoe City
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Phone: 530.583.5700

Cottonwood

Located in historic Truckee, Cottonwood offers and eclectic menu with full bar and views of Truckee.
Location: Truckee
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Lone Eagle Grille

On the lake in Incline Village, the Lone Eagle Grille offers a variety of steak and seafood in a Tahoe ambiance with stone fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, and lakeviews.
Location: Incline Village
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Soule Domaine

Creative American Dining in an elegant Lake Tahoe log cabin Voted the Best Place to take a Date for 15 years in a row.
Location:    Stateline in Crystal Bay
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Phone: 530-546-7529

Moody's

Some arrive once a week with a friendly knock at the kitchen door, fresh meats and local batch-grown produce in hand. Others step under the lights and let their massive talents engulf the stage. And yet others generously present you their inherent passion for food, wine and entertainment. It’s a combination that makes Moody’s so special. Regardless of their role, each believes in the Moody’s Mantra: “Fresh. Seasonal. Simple. Local.”
Location: Truckee
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West Shore Cafe

The menu at the West Shore Café draws from the best that California has to offer – fresh, seasonal produce, seafood and meats – prepared to accentuate the flavors inherent in each item.
Location: Homewood
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Swiss Lakewood

Cozy, Romantic restaurant on Lake Tahoe's West Shore.
Location: Homewood
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