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1862 David Walley's Restaurant and Saloon
1862 David Walley's Restaurant and Saloon

1862 David Walley's Restaurant and Saloon Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.1862DavidWalleysResort.com
  • Phone: (775) 782-6602
  • Hours of Operation: Harriet's Cafe

    Breakfast and Lunch: 7:30 am - 2:30 pm Mon. - Wed.
    7:30 am - 5:30 pm Thurs. - Sun.


    1862 David Walley's Restaurant and Saloon

    Dinner: Daily: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm, Sunset Special 5:30 - 6:30 pm
    Happy Hour Daily: 4:30 - 6pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steak, Wild Game
  • Executive Chef: Richard LaCount
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: 1862 David Walley’s Hot Springs Resort & Spa provides the perfect venue for your wedding. We are open year-round, providing the highest quality customer service for each event. We lead our industry with innovative event services, demanding our staff and all our vendors abide by the highest principles of ethics and professionalism. We do all this to support you in creating the wedding / Special event of your dreams. Over the last 150 years, 1862 David Walley's Hot Springs Resort and Spa has hosted thousands of weddings and events for people from all walks of life. In doing so, we personalized each event. You'll find options to customize any facet of your event. Whether it is incorporating family traditions, or selecting the perfect wine. Whatever your preference, we are happy to personalize any aspect of your special day.
  • Private Party Contact: Marie Stokes (775) 309-4561
  • Entertainment: Friday & Saturday Live Music!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 395 & 206
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking
A word from 1862 David Walley's Restaurant and Saloon
Nestled in the Sierra Mountain Valley, with a 360 degree view of the majestic Sierra Mountain range, 1862 David Walley’s Hot Springs Resort, Spa, Restaurant & Saloon is just minutes from world-class Skiing. At our newly remodeled 1862 Restaurant & Saloon you can enjoy a casual fine dining adventure while you entertain your palette with gourmet wild game or fresh seafood. Recently honored with the "Award of Excellence" by Wine Spectator Magazine, you will find the finest selection of wines in our region. Your hunger will be demolished with ample portions for every meal of the day. After dining, enjoy a cocktail and live music in this historic landmark and create a legacy of your own. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We recently spent a Tuesday night dinner at David Walley's restaurant. The menu was different than anticipated - the menu they have attached on the website has more seafood and variety. The menu we ordered off of was completely different, not sure if they just haven't updated the website in a while or the head chef was not working. I say the last point, because we had to wait a while for our entrees. Which we were not troubled about, our server (Hannah) was excellent and apologized for the delay. Overall it was a good experience!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Unfortunately, the potential of Walley's isn't being met. The A/C wasn't working and no one offered a fan or to open a window. My steak was over-cooked and the waitress was nice enough, but she and the staff weren't really attentive enough for a restaurant at this price level."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Overall Walley's restaurant is good (not great) but a little high priced for the combination of food/service. I would have been a little disappointed if we had to have paid for this meal but since I had sat through a timeshare presentation there earlier in the week so had enough credit for a free dinner (not including tip). The location is really nice with a view into the nearby wetlands with lots of birds, etc. and the hot springs are right next door. The food was pretty good but priced a bit high for the area and quality. The service started out very good but we got forgot about near the end (except at bill time of course) and waited for desert quite a while and then it also took a long time for our bill to get sorted out."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We arrived a few minutes early and the hostess was very courteous and seated us right away. We were there with a Groupon coupon, that includes a 20% tip. Never again, we ate here twice in a week and both times, same waiter. He takes your order, everyone else brings you your different courses. From the time we ordered until we were served our soups was 20 minutes. From there it was down hill. We were there for 2 hours and would hate to see how long it would have been if they were busy. Will not return - better to have appetizers in the bar. They seem to get their food faster."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Interesting restaurant, great atmosphere and the people were very kind and genuine. The food was just so so, over cooked steak was our dilemma. Do you enjoy your meal with your loved one or send it back and wait for it to return from the kitchen while your partners food get cold while you both wait? Service was good and we may have to return for another try on the food."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Nice time, good food, great steaks and meats, fantastic view."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "While I know we were there on a weeknight, they didn't have enough staff on hand so being a "good sport", we just pretended we were dining European, where an evening can last for hours on end. We did the Groupon Dip & Dine so I'm happy for that....the dip was a little disappointing, meaning the hot springs tubs weren't actually HOT. Glad we went, not sure we will go back as we live locally"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Excellent dinner as usual. Ambiance is wonderful. Prix Fixe special is a great deal."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Rustic ambiance, live music on weekends, some unusual dishes when available such as rattlesnake ravioli, and wild boar ribs."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The waiter was great but the food was just so so.. Prime rib extremely chewy, onion soup was very good and salmon was OK. The problem we had is that the waiter took 18% automatically for his tip. This should totally be left to our discretion. He would probably had the same tip but it's a real turn off when they decide how much they will get. It's totally wrong "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "The restaurant is expensive but very nice. Food was very good and the service was outstanding. Had a booth by the window which was nice looking out at the pond and mountains. The small saloon hooked on to the restaurant is nice with entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "For a truly great meal, fine wine, and wonderful service, Wally's ts the place to go nerr Genoa, NV. The view of the mountains is an added bonus."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "A beautiful setting on a wildland marsh. A relaxed yet elegant dining experience with a welcoming, attentive and professional staff. The duckling was succulent, velvety smooth in texture and served with a perfectly reduced and seasoned sauce. The prime rib was beautifully served upon a bed of mashed potatoes with a flavorful, perfectly reduced sauce. The only drawback was that it, while med. rare, as ordered, was surprisingly tough and difficult to cut and chew. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Beautiful location at hot springs resort, but lack of attention to detail and sub-standard quality of food would keep us from returning. My pork chop was pretty tough. Calamari appetizer was plentiful, but a bit dry. Server was friendly, but every time she spoke to us she would have to snuff up her runny nose (not too appetizing). Worth a try if you are in the Genoa area. Very nice wine list, but misspellings took away from the status they are trying to present."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "My husband and I took advantage of the mineral springs all day and then dinner at night. What great day. The scenery is absolutely beautiful, the staff was friendly, the resort grounds were clean and the restaurant food was great! I would recommend this place to everyone."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Great view, good if not great food, reasonable menu choices, excellent service, reservations system is painless. In summary we're glad Wally's is serving dinners again. Would have liked greater fresh seafood selection, but understand that is a complex undertaking for any restaurant."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The food, view and service at David Wally's were wonderful!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Pork chop excellent, very moist and tasty. Polenta a bit wierd, good flavor, very crumbly. Steaks with blue cheese excellent. Waitress not very attentive, seemed bored with her job. Threw the bill at the table but never said anything like "how were your meals, etc". Bread pudding on the Pri fixe menu was awful! The waitress did offer to bring another one, but we were done by then, that is how long it took her to check."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "This was a first time visit but we will good back again. My husband had the filet and I had the special which was halibut, both wonderful."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "On the spur of the moment we decided to go to Walley's on Sunday evening. We arrived just at dusk and had a beautiful show of waterfowl flying in to rest f or the night in the surrounding wetlands. Besides enjoying that show, we had very good dinners. The duck breast was cooked perfectly, the chicken skewers were excellent. Service was very attentive."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "It was great evening spent with the family. Dinner was good and the service was great."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The food was incredible, the choices exotic, great selection of wine and the Strawberries 1862 dessert was superb. Our server Heather was just friendly enough to make us feel welcomed and cared for. A wonderful fine dining experience."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "The food was excellent, nice diverse menu. High end choices, well prepared. We had 10 for dinner. A round table would have been much more conducive to conversation and an intimate evening. The service was mediocre. They were not busy and we had to search out staff to get drinks. The ambiance is beautiful and the outdoor fire put was great for after dinner. For a $600 meal I was not wowed.... I wish someone would nail it in this area. It would be great to have something reliable."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "When we want a nice, relaxing meal, we can always count on 1862. The staff is so attentive, to the young lady that seats you, to the folks making sure your water glass is full, and the waiter/waitress who are all so pleasant. We highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The lamb rice soup was excellent. Some had the beet salad and were very impressed. The prime rib was tender and had good flavored. Dessert was a little late in coming out, but tables were filling up. We heard the chef was leaving."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "I ordered the soup dejour lobster bisque. When I received it I was leery. it looked nothing like any lobster bisque I've ever eaten. It was brown, not creamy like I would expect. I tasted it & it had no lobster & tasted burnt. I would never describe it as lobster bisque, but just thought it was their interpretation & left it alone. Then the couple next to me received the lobster bisque & it actually looked like I expected. I was annoyed and still curious as to what I recieved. I didn't end up saying anything because my steak totally made up for it. I got the bleu cheese crusted sirloin & it was perfection. My husband's steak was equally delicious. His only complaint was he ordered a Caesar salad with no anchovies & it had anchovies."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Prime rib was tough, cold and over cooked. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We were seated immediately upon arrival into a very nice and mood-lit dining room. The menu was a four courses and fixed which was great for us. The lobster bisque was a little smokier than we've had at other restaurants, a slight con. The vegetable strudel was wicked good and very filling. For a four course meal a smaller version would have been better for us. The prime rib was outstanding with minimal vegetables/mashed potatoes to get in the way. The chocolate cake and fruit tart were amazing, very rich on both accounts. While the food was excellent our service was unusually slow even for a 'social atmosphere' type of restaurant. We would have liked to have more water refills and quicker courses instead of a 2.5 hr meal."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "A quaint hot springs hotel feels like a turn of the century village. The restaurant is warm and inviting with a roaring fireplace to greet you while waiting for your table. The chairs are a bit too low for the tables. The service is excellent and attentive. The food was quite good and served hot. The wine list was extensive. All in all, a very nice evening which was a good break from the S. Lake Tahoe tourist food."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Although the food was excellent, the pairing of sparkling wines for each course was a bit too much and over kill. The first pairing was appropriate but the subsequent selections should not have consisted of sparkling wines but of a different variety"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This was the first time we had gone out to eat at a really nice restaurant since moving up to this area and we had high expectations because of the menu. Unfortunately, the menu was the most appetizing portion of the meal. I had the prawns and risotto, the prawns were O.K., but the risotto was horrible. Very soft (like it was overcooked) and kind of chalky tasting. My jusband's meal was kind of tasteless and the whipped sweet potatoes were like baby food, no texture. Unforunately, I was disappointed in both the meal and the service. The waiter did not seem like he cared if we were there or not. He did not come back to check on our meal or refill our water glassed or even ask if we wanted more wine. Overall, very disappointing."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "So cold and service slow took two hours for meal! Even with heavy jackets on all through our meal - it was painfully cold! Food was good but difficult to appreciate"
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "Good food, great ambience and service. Beautifully decorated for the holidays. Aspecial occasion restaurant!"
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "We started with the foie gras with chocolate pannetone and cherry gastric which was awesome. I had the clam chowder which had the most tender clams and nice but not overpowering smoked bacon. My wife had the tuna poke which larger in size than expected and nicely flavored. My wife had no complaints with a classic iceberg lettuce wedge with bleu cheese and bacon as her entree. I had the prosciutto wrapped monkfish on wild mushroom risotto. The fish was firm but tender with rich flavor, the risotto however was bland as could be. For dessert we had the lemon tart, which was just a tad runny for us but tasted fresh and tart. The lemon drops were perfect and large. Likewise the 3 wines by the glass portions I consumed were more than ample."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "The groupon was a intimate date-night introduction to what David Walley's has to offer. My wife & I will definitely make plans to return."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "I used Open Table to search for restaurants in the South Lake Tahoe area. Somehow I ended up 18 miles away at this place. The food was ok, and the view was nice. I'll echo the common complaint about poor service. Bottom line is if you live in Genova, this is likely as good as it gets. If you're staying at Tahoe, you have many better choices nearby."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "The Thanksgiving buffet was excellent and the desserts were scrumptious. The staff, especially waiter Bill, were friendly and attentive. And the view while eating cannot be beat!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Unfortunately, we were disappointed in the quality of the food at this interesting spot. The venue is lovely. It was a cold night and we were greeted by a warm fire in the fireplace. We were seated quickly and the service was attentive, providing good suggestions. However, the food was only OK. We tried the rattlesnake arancini appetizer and the rest of the ingredients overshadowed the rattlesnake (although the other ingredients were good). My baby beet salad (one of their specialties) was over dressed. My husband's French onion soup was missing all but a few onions (!). His bison filet, which he ordered "blue" came medium to medium rare. And last but not least, the creme brulee was about 1/4 inch thick...really? OK, but not again."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "To the young lady greeting us at the door, to the friendly and efficient waitress and server (Heather and Kyle), the extremely wonderful meal (we had prime rib on the prix fix menu); the dining experience was excellent. We highly recommend this restaurant. The ambiance, food, and staff are outstanding."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "What a remarkable way to celebrate our 10th anniversary. Aside from being stuffed at the end of our prix fix dinner, this was an amazing experience. Definitely recommend for special occasion celebrations, a romantic night out or even a family reunion. The atmosphere is quiet, the ambience is warm and inviting. The food is incredible. Hope to come again in the future and stay at the resort as well!"
    Dined on 11/3/2013