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When you’re staying in North Lake Tahoe and you’re looking for somewhere to impress a discerning palate or celebrate a special occasion, not just any Lake Tahoe restaurant will do! While there are many outstanding fine dining restaurants in North Lake Tahoe, each featuring world-class chefs and unparalleled cuisine, we’ve rounded up our favourites in the region to help narrow down your choices! Whether you’re staying near Kings Beach, right in the heart of Truckee or nestled in Olympic Valley, you’re never too far away from some truly inspired dining! Buon appetito


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

Nestled between Kings Beach and downtown Truckee, in the gorgeous Northstar Village, you’ll find a hub for authentic California-inspired cuisine at Manzanita! The restaurant’s dedication to excellence includes a team of chefs who create inspired dishes using coveted Wagyu beef, flavorful local produce and exquisite seafood. Here, you’ll also experience incredible service, and find an extensive wine list, craft cocktails, and an impressive beer selection! With a blend of sophisticated ambiance and a commitment to sustainable, elevated cuisine, this fine dining restaurant is a must when you’re staying nearby! 


Christy Hill 

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

Since it first opened its doors, Christy Hill has been the place to go for fine dining in North Lake Tahoe near Olympic Valley for its exquisite culinary presentations and magnificent lake views. Perched 100 feet above the western shore of Lake Tahoe, Christy Hill offers a menu filled with inspired French-California fusion cuisine that utilizes only the highest quality and freshest, locally sourced seasonal ingredients. Try the juniper berry brined natural pork chop, Moroccan spiced lamb loin, or heirloom tomato and watermelon salad with sweet corn and hazelnuts and be transported to Europe right on the shores of Lake Tahoe! With an expertly curated wine list that is sure to impress, dishes that are truly transformative and a view of the pristine turquoise waters, you’ll be hard pressed to find a place as magnificent as Christy Hill.


Pianeta Ristorante

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

If you’re looking for incredible, authentic and upscale Italian food while you’re staying near Truckee, you’ll want to book a table at Pianeta Ristorante! Known for its refined and romantic ambience and incredible food, you’ll find cozy seating and a menu that showcases the imagination and passion! From handmade pasta to exquisite seafood and meat options, each dish is a work of art prepared with the freshest ingredients with an emphasis on authentic flavors and presentation. With impeccable service, an extensive wine list, and a commitment to culinary excellence, it’s no wonder why Pianeta Ristorante is the go-to destination for an upscale Italian dining experience in downtown Truckee!



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

If you’re looking for the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion while you’re staying in Truckee, you’ll want to check out Trokay’s unique and inventive approach to modern American cuisine! Trokay provides a sophisticated environment for guests to enjoy the impeccable service, thoughtful wine list and  innovative flavor combinations and artistic presentations of each dish. With many photo-worthy culinary moments and an upscale but comfortable ambience, Trokay is a winner when it comes to fine dining in North Lake Tahoe! 


The Sawyer at Schaffer’s Mill

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

Nestled in the beautiful Schaffer’s Mill community, The Sawyer is a relaxed, upscale, mountain lodge that offers incredible food and ambience! Here you’ll find everything from succulent steaks to  fresh seafood and flavorful vegetarian options, all made with seasonal and locally sourced ingredients that celebrate the flavors of the region! With attentive service, an extensive wine selection, and panoramic views of the surrounding natural beauty, The Sawyer at Schaffer’s Mill is the perfect destination for anyone looking for a fantastic dining experience near Kings Beach and Schaffer’s Mill


Soule Domain

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

If you’re looking for an ideal spot to enjoy a relaxed, upscale meal, you’ll want to book a table at the charming log cabin of Soule Domain! Combining a rustic and inviting ambiance and exquisite cuisine, the menu features unique and thoughtful dishes using quality ingredients and exceptional flavors. The fusion of international flavors that showcase the culinary team’s passion along with a carefully curated wine list, and impeccable service, Soule Domain is a delicious way to celebrate any special occasion while you’re staying in Kings Beach!


Wolfdale’s Cuisine Unique

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

If you’re looking for a sophisticated dining atmosphere near Olympic Valley, Wolfdale’s is a great option! Within an elegant and contemporary setting, guests can take their taste buds on a journey through a fusion of global flavors and innovative dishes, from delicate sushi and sashimi to flavorful European-inspired pastas to aromatic middle eastern creations! With a lovely dining room, large patio, an extensive wine selection, delicious cocktails, and attentive service, Wolfdale’s Cuisine Unique is a premier destination in Tahoe City!


Six Peaks Grille

400 Squaw Creek Rd, Olympic Valley, CA | 530-581-6621

If you’re looking for a mountaintop fine dining experience, there’s no better place to go than Six Peaks Grille at Palisades Tahoe! This upscale fine dining establishment combines delicious dishes with a comfortably elegant atmosphere, and a breathtaking mountain backdrop. With attentive service, an extensive wine selection, and a menu that highlights locally sourced ingredients and seasonal flavors, this restaurant is a fantastic place to enjoy a special evening out in Olympic Valley