A table at sunset, ready for North Lake Tahoe Food

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, if you’re looking for an unforgettable evening in North Lake Tahoe, we’re here to help! We’ll walk you through the most romantic restaurants that North Lake Tahoe has to offer and highlight what makes them so special so you can find the perfect place for the perfect night. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply indulging in a spontaneous escape, let the magic of these dining experiences elevate the romance of your Tahoe getaway! And if you’re looking the perfect setting for a romantic weekend with your special someone, our exclusive vacation rentals are nestled amidst the breathtaking beauty of North Lake Tahoe, where gorgeous sunsets light up snow-kissed mountains and sparkle off crystal-clear, serene waters, creating the ideal backdrop for romance! 

Soule Domain

9983 Cove St, Kings Beach, CA | 1-530-546-7529

Why We Love It: It’s the perfect, romantic restaurant near Kings Beach. This charming log cabin effortlessly blends the rustic allure of the Sierra Nevadas with culinary excellence creating an idyllic setting for intimate, upscale dining.

Soule Domain, a culinary gem founded by lifelong Tahoe resident Charlie Soule, offers a menu that transcends ordinary dining. Enjoy a delightful fusion of international flavors expertly crafted with quality ingredients. Whether you’re starting with the lobster wontons or escargot, savoring succulent scallops or treating yourself to filet mignon this is going to be a meal to remember! With impeccable service and a carefully curated wine list, Soule Domain is a beautiful destination for a romantic dinner in North Lake Tahoe.


10096 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA | 1-530-587-4694

Why We Love It: Combining the charm of the American Old West with a distinctly European twist, Pianeta Ristorante, nestled in historic downtown Truckee, makes a great date-night spot with its cozy ambience and incredible Italian cuisine. 

Renowned for its upscale dining and authentic Italian dishes, Pianeta offers guests a fabulous dining experience in Truckee. With a menu curated by Executive Chef Bill Arnoff using only the freshest ingredients and traditional techniques, each dish is elevated, beautiful and delicious! Here, you’ll find paper thin carpaccio, handmade pastas, vibrant salads and juicy meat dishes, friendly, knowledgeable service and an extensive wine list–making it easy to elevate your meal with the perfect pairing! There’s no doubt that Pianeta Ristorante offers a rare, upscale Italian dining experience that’s both refined and romantic. 


The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, 13031 Ritz Carlton Highlands Ct, Truckee, CA | 1-530-562-3050

Why We Love It: Perfect for anyone staying in or near Northstar, Manzanita epitomizes romantic resort fine dining. With a menu curated from a love of California cuisine and an elegant dining room, Manzanita offers delicious food and an enchanting ambiance, perfect for a romantic evening in Northstar. 

Manzanita, located within The Ritz-Carlton at Northstar, offers a romantic fine dining experience with a focus on elevated Californian cuisine crafted with locally sourced ingredients. The upscale contemporary dining room, featuring an open kitchen, is the perfect blend of edgy sophistication and cozy romance with stunning details that nod to the natural surroundings. Start the evening with a show-stopping craft cocktail and and pair you meal with one of the wines on the expertly curated wine list! With a seasonal menu that highlights locally sourced ingredients presenting the best of Californian cuisine, Manzanita is the perfect place to celebrate love and great food in the beauty of the Sierra Nevadas.

Christy Hill

115 Grove St, Tahoe City, CA | 1-530-583-8551

Why We Love It: Perched on the shores of Lake Tahoe, Christy Hill offers panoramic lake vistas making it the perfect place to enjoying one of Lake Tahoe’s famous sunsets. 

Offering awe-inspiring vistas, incredible wines and exceptional European-inspired dishes that showcase the creativity and culinary expertise of the chef, Christy Hill is the best place in Olympic Valley for upscale, romantic dining. At this charming bistro, you can bask in the spectacular views of the sunset over the lake while sipping on a fantastic vintage and enjoying delicious dishes. With stunning dishes like grilled octopus, porcini agnolotti, and wild boar cappelletti as well as classic New York steaks, the flawless service, extensive wine selection, and panoramic lake views make Christy Hill the perfect destination for a remarkable fine dining experience in Tahoe City.

Wolfdale’s Cuisine Unique

640 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA | 1-530-583-5700

Why We Love It: For 43 years, this restaurant has been one of the busiest romantic restaurants in Tahoe City. 

Wolfdale’s Cuisine Unique, a culinary institution since 1978, is a romantic escape in Tahoe City. Chef-Owner Douglas Dale’s ‘Cuisine Unique’ melds Asian and European flavors and influences while keeping the spirit of Californian food at the heart of every dish. Embracing the farm-to-table movement that has taken the culinary scene by storm, the primarily gluten-free menu constantly evolves–but you never have to worry about finding stunning, delicious dishes on this menu! With a dining room that offers lake views, an inviting courtyard perfect for the warmer seasons, and a focus on accommodating all guest needs, Wolfdale’s creates a welcoming and unforgettable culinary experience perfect for a romantic evening out. 


10046 Donner Pass Rd #2, Truckee, CA | 1-530-582-1040

Why We Love It: Between the use of inventive molecular gastronomy, the simple yet stunning dining room, and five star, fine dining service, Trokay impresses even the most discerning diners.

Trokay’s menu redefines culinary boundaries with their inventive twists on modern American cuisine. The use of creative molecular gastronomy elevates each dish, making dining here fun, unique and delicious! At Trokay, you’re not just enjoying a meal, you’re embarking on a fascinating journey through avant-garde flavors and artistic presentations. The contemporary dining room, simply decorated and highlighted by a rough hewn, rustic stone wall, provides a sophisticated backdrop for your extraordinary culinary adventure. Impeccable service, a carefully curated wine list, and a commitment to culinary innovation solidify Trokay as the go-to destination for an extraordinary and romantic fine dining experience in downtown Truckee.  

The Sawyer at Schaffer’s Mill

9055 Heartwood Dr, Truckee, CA | 1-530-214-7385

Why We Love It: With a relaxed mountain lodge vibe, The Sawyer is ideal for a casual romantic night with a unique blend of elegance and comfort. Here, you don’t need to dress to the nines for a great date night, just show up and enjoy! 

Nestled in the exclusive Schaffer’s Mill community, The Sawyer has a captivating, casual mountain lodge atmosphere. Celebrating Truckee’s lumberjack heritage, this casual fine dining gem offers diners a romantic setting to enjoy the menu filled with locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. With lots of elevated comfort food options, the dishes range from satisfying appetizers and delicious pizzas to juicy burgers and succulent steaks. Whether you’re looking for outdoor fireside moments, cozy date nights in the high ceilinged lodge or a table with views of Lookout Mountain, The Sawyer at Schaffer’s Mill is a great option for a casual date night.