19 Kitchen & Bar - Harvey's Lake Tahoe
19 Kitchen & Bar - Harvey's Lake Tahoe

19 Kitchen & Bar - Harvey's Lake Tahoe

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.harveystahoe.com/casinos/harveys-lake-tahoe/restaurants-dining/19-kitchen-bar-detail.html
  • Phone: (775) 588-2411
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lounge: Tuesday to Thursday 4:30pm - 10pm Friday and Saturday 4:30pm - 11pm

    Dinner : Tuesday to Thursday 5:30pm - 8:30pm, Friday and Saturday 5:30pm - 9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Gerry Evangelista
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, View, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Blue Go Transit - Corner of Stateline and Hwy 50 Across the street from Embassy Suites
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet and Hotel Parking
A word from 19 Kitchen & Bar - Harvey's Lake Tahoe
At 19 Kitchen * Bar, located on the 19th floor of Harvey's hotel, you'll find spectacular views of the Lake and an eclectic and welcoming menu.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
19 Kitchen & Bar - Harvey's Lake Tahoe reviews from OpenTable diners
90 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (80)romantic (61)special occasion (60)fit for foodies (39)notable wine list (23)vibrant bar scene (9)hot spot (8)good for groups (7)late-night find (3)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Not as good as before
    DennisVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We have been to 19 several times, this time started off, not so good. We had a 7:30 reservation, arrived at 7:15 and were told we could not be seated until 7:30, wait in the bar. The restaurant was about 25% full. everyone after us was told to go to the bar. At 7:30 I went back to the hostess and asked to either be seated or we would go somewhere else. We were seated, service was very slow so I can only assume there was not enough staff in the kitchen. As for the food it was just OK but not up to it's usual standard.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    it was Awesome grear meal and service love the staff and the prices are great for what you get !!!!! 5 Star
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • beautiful view and wonderful food
    trucowgrl
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Loved the views, food was so good we wished we lived closer. Waiter was very knowledgeable and was able to direct us on what was his favorite and why. We were there fit a romantic evening and shared both entries with each other. It was cooked to our liking and melted in our months... We didn't have room for dessert but because we told them it was a special night they brought out a bowl of cotton candy to our table. Such a sweet thought and really hit the spot.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    a little spendy more than what web site said. I will most likely not return.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 19 KITCHEN AND BAR
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The food was fantastic! Special mention lobster mashed potatoes and fresh cooked donuts!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A SPECIAL PLACE
    COWBOY
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    OUR TABLE WAS IN THE CORNER, THAT IS WITH A 240 DEGREE LOOK OVER SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, THE BEST TABLE IN THE HOUSE, BUT THERE ISN'T A BAD TABLE. BEING IN NOV. IT IS TURNING A LITTLE COOL AND YOU COULD FEEL IT FROM THE WINDOWS, IT WON'T TAKE LONG TO ADJUST THAT. WE HAD PIZZA BUT A PIZZA IS NOT JUST A PIZZA, AT 19 A PIZZA IS A DINNER, JUST TRY IT, YOU WILL BE BACK. SERVICE WAS GOOD, COULD HAVE USED ONE MORE PERSON ON THE FLOOR, AT LEAST YOU WEREN'T BOTHERED EVERY 5 MINS. TAKE A CHANCE, YOU'LL BE BACK.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's about the view
    Cardhu2
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Special occasion dining. Lovely restaurant with happy, efficient servers. HOWEVER... Limited weekday menu during the shoulder seasons is a huge mistake! We've obviously come in knowing this meal will cost big... We should get a better selection. Very disappointed that the lobster mashed potatoes they are known for were not available. There was a choice of only 2 desserts%#! We will not be back on a weekday.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful meal w/ jaw dropping view
    sandiegofoodie
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Service was top notch, with my seafood crepes just melting in my mouth. My husband had wild boar and was not disappointed. We requested a table with a view and got a corner table with windows surrounding our fabulous dining experience. We even got to experience a wedding proposal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • outstanding
    favoriteplace
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    This is by far our favorite restaurant in Tahoe. We stop here every time we are in Tahoe. The bar is amazing. The staff is on point. The food is amazing each and every time we go. I would recommend this place over any other place in Tahoe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice upscale restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The restaurant is located on the top floor of Harvey's and the first thing we noticed was the gorgeous scenic view of the lake and the mountains. The lighting was just right, not too bright and not too dim. We thought that the food was not quite 5 star but overall very good. Service was prompt and courteous which I also rate as a 4 star. The interior design was nice overall but I rated this a 5 star for ambiance because of the spectacular views. I personally reserve the 5 star as a standard for the "true" 5 star restaurants that I've frequented all over the country but around Tahoe, I think this is the closest thing to a 5 star you will find in this area.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place!
    8emallVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    First time to visit and was not disappointed. The food and service was awesome so I will be back. Would prefer to have a reservation at sunset for the views from the 19th floor but could not get there in time. The surprise at the end was the cotton candy. It was a fun way to end a great meal!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special Anniversary
    thoman
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Had a great dinner at the window with a wonderful sunset and great food and service. The menu was excellent. The appetizers were cry unique and good portions. The entries were also varied and we had the Sea Bass that came with lobster risotto that was to die for! We travel all over the world, and this was a world class evening. We loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unhappy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    great place nice view good floor plan but poor service and very overpriced for what you receive.....ribeye steak of poor quality.....per person cost near $80 and would be better priced at 1/2 that.........the poor wait staff killed the deal and for four people spending $350 for a 45 minute rushed dinner because we finally had to request service after waiting 30 minutes....too much.....left a 10% tip and seriously considered nothing....the waiter was good but completely overwhelmed with too many tables and nobody knowing who was who
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't beat the views.
    BobdbestVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We watched the sunset over the mountains while dining on thr 19th floor. The food is high end and well portioned. The service is less attentive and food more modern than Friday's Station across the street. This give two great options. The cotton candy given at end is a great touch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Anniversary Dinner to remember
    JustinSane
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My wife and I recently shared an anniverary dinner with her sister and brother-in-law. We had reservations for 7:PM. We requested a window table and even stopped in around 4 to confirm they were aware of our request. Upon arrival we were immediately seated at a corner-window table with stunning views. Our server knew the speacials, had excellent input/opions about the main menu and happily waited for a final decision on one of our drinks. The scallop risoto was excellent and while we had to double check for our oysters, they were exquisite. All of our entree's were well presented and cooked perfectly. The sides, especially the lobster-mash potatoes were fantastic and are suitable for sharing. Over-all, an excellent experience!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 19 Great food, service and ambience
    JW272
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Coming to Tahoe since 2005 and had always relied on Fridays Station for our go to dining spot .. No more. First tried 19 in July now back for 2 different nights this past week, both outstanding. Service starts at the front desk, both nights different staff but both met with a smile. Brian was our waiter both nights, friendly and well versed on all entries. Try the wine flight, nice way to get taste of all. Tuna tartar, heirloom salad, lobster bisque, oysters, chicken entree all well prepared and presented. Won't try to describe the views, amazing. Will say that service drives the experience for me and this crew makes it happen. Tahoe prices are on the upper end so service should be as well...19 gets it, Fridays Station has lost it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 19 kitchen n Bar at Tahoe
    Cerfer
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Quality service, great menu and food, with a wonderful view overlooking Lake Tahoe. Perfect place to celebrate our anniversary
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dj says
    djmintman
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    A world class view opportunity to enjoy a fabulous meal. I enjoyed oysters and antelope!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The waiter was in a big hurry, didn't even bring us water,had to finally ask someone to bring us water. The food needed salt. Had to ask another waiter for that, better food at Fridays Station and better choices. Sorry!! and we were looking forward to eating there.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pretentious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We made reservations and since it was off-season and during the week, thought we would get a great table. We ended up being seated in a corner with lake views to one side and parking lot views to the other side. We asked for another table since there were so many empty tables, but were told all the empty tables we were interested in were reserved. Since I made my reservation via Open Table, I wasn't given an option as to which table I could reserve. Disappointing. The food was very good, but also very over-priced. Everything was ala carte on top of that. At the end we were offered a plate of cotton candy (really???who does that). Especially considering the amount of money we paid. A small bowl of gelato would have made more sense.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cobbs
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    This is the location we held our wedding dinner at and we return every year for our anniversary and the staff is always top notch and the food always perfection. We try to come as often as we can for the amazing view in both summer and winter and for amazing food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dinner with a view
    suchan
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We reserved a table at 19 Kitchen for the South Lake Tahoe Labor Day fireworks display, as most of the restaurant has a clear lake view. When we arrived, the maitre d' insisted there were no lake view tables left, but we were then seated where we had an excellent view. The food is good, if pricey. Our server, Jimmy was great. The fireworks were spectacular, although several bar patrons wanting a look, including an amorous young couple who thought their actions were being hidden when the lights were dimmed for the show (not!), had to be reminded not to block our view. We used to go to Friday's Station in Harrahs for special occasions, but 19 Kitchen has better view, better seating, as good food, and as of late, better wait staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eatingwellhighup
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food, service and view were spectacular... the setting sun was tad too bright, reflection off the lake and all... but all in all lovely.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 19 floors up
    MiloDean
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Good service both at front desk, bar and dining room. Order appetizers and main course. Steak cooked to order (medium), a little over seasoned but still very flavorful. Sautéed green beans were delicious along with lobster mashed potatoes. Cotton Candy included with dinner so don't order dessert
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best at Sunset
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This is a must try for those wishing to see a great sunset with outstanding dishes to choose from.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid Choice for S. Lake Tahoe
    Frequentdiner1
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had salmon, filet mignon, and seared ahi. Salmon the low point, sent it back for replacement. First try was dry as though it had sat a long while. Replacement was better, not great. The steak was good, nothing special. The Ahi was spectacular, the best we have encountered in the 40 years plus that we have dined out. Melted in the mouth leaving a wonderful flavor. Side dishes were good but nothing special. We had one glass of wine, one beer, and a soda among us. Service was very attentive, knowledgeable and helpful. The view is of Lake Tahoe from 19 floors up. Very nice dining room. Nice separate bar. Price a little over $200 with tip. Overall, good food and good value. Probably about as good as it gets in that area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre Food and Service
    outandaboutVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    19 Kitchen & Bar priced like a top restaurant but offers tasteless food and poor service. New York steak was over $50 dollars as were most entrees but had no taste was like a lump of meat. Came with mushrooms and garlic bulb, both could have been canned and were over cooked. They were too busy trying to sell me a side of mashed or macaroni to focus on that my short rib app came with a whole basket of fries, that when you ask whether they have djion mustard to go with the fries they might get back to you with an answer, that if you want to order a glass of cab they might give you the wine list and not bring you the house cab. Never asked how was anything but pushed the sides and the check.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Desi Vasquez
    Muffin
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Could not find our reservation (confirmed by phone). We were seated, but the ones behind us were sent to the bar to eat/wait saying there was at least a 45 minute wait, although we saw MANY empty tables as we were shown to ours!! The servers were attentive and very nice. Enjoyed them. Were annoyed by a LOUD table of 6 across the room, with no attempts to quiet them down. The temperature was very cold and was glad I had brought a wrap, although it was in August!! Had been here many times before, but doubt we will go again. Food was okay. But, have had better tasting and nicer presentations for less money. Don't mind paying the price for good quality. Were disappointed, as we came to Tahoe, specifically to dine here. Will not return!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a great Birthday Dinner!!
    Royce
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The View was incredible & timed it perfectly for an unforgettable sunset. The Lobster Mashed potatoes & Heirloom tomato salad were to die for.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food & View are amazing
    DarlingCatVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great view on the 19th floor, food was delicious (got the crab chowder, ceaser salad, and shared the lamb).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • loved it!
    Hooper
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The best sea food I've ever had. Great service,friendly staff. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful view but that's about it!
    aimeezing
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Went here to celebrate our anniversary. We were looking for a romantic place with a great view of the lake at sunset and good food. The view is great but that's where it stops. The food was very busy with too many different flavors that didn't go well together and it's extremely overpriced. We love to visit different restaurants and try new things but it was definitely not worth the price. The waitress did her job but she wasn't friendly. For the price you pay the service and food should be impeccable. We definitely won't be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Noise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    There was one table that was allowed to be loud and noisey and used foul language. Other patrons including our party seated several tables away were annoyed and experienced an unpleasant dinning. I complained to management but nothing was done about it. We paid over 200.00 for a unpleasant dinning experience. It was also a birthday celebration.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great views
    Postrawb
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great views and great food. A lot better service than Friday station and actually about the same price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • what more could you ask for?
    legs
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    the view of the lake is amazing...especially at sunset. the round booths are set up high and offer a very nice view over the tables at the window. the oysters, the creative cocktails, the fresh fish, the truffle mac n cheese...yummy. very kind, helpful, informed waiters and bus staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    KathyO
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The food, service, wines all amazing. The ambiance is wonderful and we would always recommend 19 Kitchen, and we do! The chef is a 10 across the board. We have never had a bad meal and we love the cotton candy at the end! We will always go to 19 Kitchen when we are in Lake Tahoe, it's the best overall restaurant in town!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A must restaurant to visit and eat
    Julie
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The view from the 19 Kitchen and Bar is beautiful. The Chilean Sea Bass and Filet Mignon was cooked to perfection. The best dessert was homemade donuts with a dark chocolate dipping sauce. and then the final last minute sweet was homemade cotton candy.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Amazing food ! Sunset Amazing! Can't wait to go back for dinner again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One time dinner.....
    Stacie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The ambiance was nice with a pretty view of the lake. The staff was friendly, but seemed to be overwhelmed with tables. The food was alright, my steak was slightly over cooked, my husbands was way under seasoned. The sauces were cold, but the mashed potatoes were alright. Decent wine menu. The most fun part of the evening was getting cotton candy at the end with our check. Usually places like these ask if you are Celebrating anything special, they never asked. Tried it once but we will find another nice restaurant next time we are in town.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing early reservations.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Reserved a table 40 hours ahead, asking for a window view of the lake and was seated on the side, even though a window view table was open for 60 minutes while we ate. The table we wanted and asked for sat open for one hour, until someone more IMPORTANT came to sit there!!!! We were almost done dining when the important people got the best view!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not fair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will never go back because of that.. RUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate