We know that not just any Lake Tahoe restaurants will do when it comes to your discriminating palate. Whether you simply enjoy the finest foods or are planning a special occasion, there are many outstanding fine dining Lake Tahoe restaurants, each featuring world-class chefs and unparalleled cuisine.
Evan’s American Gourmet Café
536 Emerald Bay Rd.
Ranked #1 in South Lake Tahoe by Trip Advisor and the top Zagat-rated restaurant in the Sierras, Evan’s American Gourmet Café is Lake Tahoe’s ultimate fine dining experience. Ensconced within a vintage cabin amidst towering pine trees, Evan’s features unique international culinary creations crafted from the finest ingredients available. Featuring mouthwatering fare such as hoisin and orange glazed prawns, roasted maple glazed quail, and rosemary and garlic marinated rack of lamb, it’s easy to see why we’ve included Evan’s on our list of best restaurants in Lake Tahoe.
Manzanita at the Ritz-Carlton
13031 Ritz Carlton Highlands Ct.
Located between Lake Tahoe’s north shore and Truckee, Manzanita features elegant, locally sourced organic cuisine with a California flair. Natural wood, spectacular views, fireplaces, and comfortable seating make for a casual yet upscale dining experience; Manzanita also is host to special events such as the Tahoe Long Table Harvest Dinner and the Summer Winemaker Dinner Series.
Christy Hill Lakeside Bistro
115 Grove St.
Perched 100 feet above the western shore of Lake Tahoe, Christy Hill is acclaimed for its French-California fusion cuisine, exquisite culinary presentations, and magnificent lake views. Utilizing only the freshest of locally sourced seasonal ingredients, Christy Hill’s unique menu includes offerings such as juniper berry brined natural pork chop, Moroccan spiced lamb loin, and heirloom tomato and watermelon salad with sweet corn and hazelnuts. An extensive wine list completes the picture, making Christy Hill one of the best restaurants in Lake Tahoe.
Scusa Italian Ristorante
2543 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
Located in one of the oldest freestanding buildings in South Lake Tahoe, Scusa features authentic Italian fare highlighting the regional and coastal dishes of Italy. Traditional cuisine such as osso bucco, veal marsala, and chicken piccatta grace the menu along with mouth-watering Tuscan fare crafted from the freshest of seafood. Set in an upscale, lively atmosphere, you can experience Lake Tahoe’s finest Italian dining either inside or al fresco in the clean mountain air. Live jazz saxophone on Friday and Saturday nights completes your perfect Italian fine dining experience.
Lone Eagle Grille
111 Country Club Dr.
Located lakeside in Incline Village, Lone Eagle Grille offers fine dining par excellence. Commanding lake views, a private beach, massive stone fireplaces, alpine décor, and an open kitchen make for an inviting and comfortable fine dining atmosphere. Boasting the Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator, Lone Eagle Grille offers a unique menu of expertly prepared game meats paired with fresh seafood; menu items also include classic American cuisine and vegetarian selections.