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Christy Hill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.christyhill.com
  • Email: info@christyhill.com
  • Phone: (530) 583-8551
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Andrew Shimer
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Bus stop available right across the street.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking or lot in front of the restaurant available.
A word from Christy Hill
A memorable dining experience awaits you as you enter the Christy Hill Restaurant in the center of Tahoe City. The restaurant sits just 100 feet above the shoreline of Lake Tahoe on an elevated embankment offering diners a panoramic vista. The intimate setting offers guests a view that is only upstaged by the cuisine. Spectacular sunsets that can be seen from every table is just one of the many reasons that Christy Hill was voted "Most Romantic Restaurant" by the San Francisco Chronicle.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Inventive treatment of top flight ingredients, excellent service. Elegant but unpretentious and comfortable. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Perfect in every way. Special thanks to our waiter for his complete explanations and advice."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We were very pleased with the service, ambiance and the excellent food at Christy Hill. The restaurant is attractive and has a gorgeous /view of Lake Tahoe. Our service was prompt and efficient.. The menu is a bit more Middle Eastern than I had remembered but we liked it. I would recommend this restaurant to friends and family"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Eclectic fresh menu and a foodies delight. Friendly servers and great wines by the glass or list. Tahoe's best!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The food was excellent as usual! The lamb shank special was over the top! Service impeccable. We happened to be there when the full moon was rising over the lake right in front of our eyes! How special was that?"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Drove around Lake Tahoe to eat at Christy Hill. A beautiful drive culminating in a very pleasant dining experience. We sipped wine and started our meal: Spinach and Basil (with creme fraiche) Pan Roasted Diver scallop and Pan Roasted Gnocchi Braised Short Rib of Bison. We asked our waiter to pair the plates with selections from the wines-by-the-glass menu and he more than accomplished the task."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We enjoyed a wonderful Chef's Choice dinner. Each course was a delicious delight and the view of the full moon reflected in Lake Tahoe was breathtaking."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "TIRED....That is the only word we used to describe our experience. We all had salads that basically had no flavor.. I like "lightly" dressed, but this was taking it too far. The two pastas ordered at the table were OK at best and a very small portion for the money. The Bistro Steak was nice and was the best entree ordered. We did not stay for dessert. ** Will wait a while before we go back... At that price I want to be wowed!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Christy Hill had been recommended to us by friends that had their wedding rehearsal dinner here a couple of years ago. We found the food, service, stemware and wine list to be outstanding ! I look forward to dining here again!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We ate there on 2/22/14. The food was creative, well seasoned and everyone's meal was excellent. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We have been going to Christy Hill for special family occasions for MANY years. Because our family has so many fond memories, we continue to do so, even though the quality of the food is well below the quality of the service, setting and ambiance. On our recent visit, to celebrate my wife's birthday, several of our main courses were very disappointing (the cassoulet was not properly cooked and was quite bland). After each of our most recent visits, we have had a family discussion about whether we should return. Unless there is a significant improvement in the quality of food, we will not."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We went for Valentine's Day and it was perfect, right down to the chocolates and rose petals artistically scattered on the table. The food was to die for and the service was great! The view was spectacular. I highly recommend the pork chop or the Morrocan lamb dishes. The scallop appetizer was also exceptional!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Way to busy, poor to fair food quality, poor culinary presentation, mediocre menu offerings, fair wine list, long time between dishes"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This is our go-to date night spot. Always have the best service! JD will recommend the best wines if you need assistance. The lamb loin is delicious and spot-on every time. Usually like the clams, but they seemed old this time. Bison short rib was very fatty. Not the norm for Christy Hill. Soup of the day was celery root/parsnip. It was divine! Week ll be back!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "This is such a charming restaurant! The food is fantastic, we really enjoy their gnocchi, they have an unusual preparation. The caesar is great as well as the Morrocan spiced Lamb, the sea bass, the espresso cheesecake...In addition to amazing food, the view is a 10+ we tend to dine earlier than normal there to enjoy it."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We go to Christy Hill for every special occasion. It never disappoints us!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "This lakeside gem is an experience you can count on, literally, all four seasons of the year! As we entered the foyer, I noted a platter of cookies, which was so welcoming. The menu is well crafted, varied and speaks to the diners that appreciate local freshness. Every course was delicious and well paced. We never felt rushed so we enjoyed the intimate, cozy ambiance even more. To top off the evening, our server was JB, another local gem, who also takes credit for the timeless black & white photographs. I have loved these winter scenes for years, as I can practically walk into the snow along those wooden fences! Thank you, JB, for another lovely evening!"
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Every time we eat here, we are always so pleased with the quality of the food, service and ambiance. The food stays current and is always so fresh! The tortellini I had was fabulous. Not the obligatory cream or tomato sauce, but a homemade broth, homemade mushroom stuffed tortellini covered with fresh baby vegetables. Such a refreshing take on an old school dish. We will continue to come back here a lot. Best place in the area,"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "This restaurant is very special. Excellent food, great atmosphere and very personalized service! Could not be better!"
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "Had dinner on a Tuesday eve. It was quiet, as it's off season in Tahoe. Our server was friendly and attentive. There were questions about several of the entrees and each was explained well which helped each of us make a great selection. I've only been to Christy Hill for happy hour before, which is awesome, but dinner was really outstanding. The bison short rib was so delicious we practically licked the plate. The cassoulet was also wonderful. Throughout the eve the service was attentive and friendly. Already looking forward to coming back for dinner again."
    Dined on 10/29/2013
  • "This is a real super restaurant - "Foodie" food. There is one table where you sit "side by side" - we were there and liked it even better than the "view" seats. There are just a few tables in this restaurant and that table allows you to look at the beautiful lake and mountain views PLUS the folks sitting at the window seats!!!"
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "Arrived early, took a leisurely stroll along the waterfront enjoying the lake as well as the foliage. Dining experience was wonderful, good food, excellent service. My favorite was the after dinner Affogato . More restaurants should offer this alternative to dessert!"
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "Food was excellent (particularly the bananas foster - best ever!), the view was beautiful and staff was wonderful helping me out with the birthday surprise."
    Dined on 5/18/2013
  • "Decent meal, but not great. Wonderful view of the lake from all tables, but that didn't make up for three overlooked pieces of fish"
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "great setting; superb service; menu a bit more ambitious than the kitchen can manage"
    Dined on 7/18/2013