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Jimmy's at The Landing Resort & Spa
Jimmy's at The Landing Resort & Spa

Jimmy's at The Landing Resort & Spa Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://thelandingtahoe.com/dining/
  • Phone: (530) 600-3501
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast: Daily 7:00am-11:0am
    Lunch Daily 11:30am- 3:00pm
    Dinner Daily 5:00pm -9:30pm


  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Greek, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Maria Elia
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Stateline Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Jimmy's at The Landing Resort & Spa
The Landing Resort & Spa, Lake Tahoe’s first lakeside five-star luxury resort, has hired British celebrity chef Maria Elia to oversee Jimmy’s Restaurant, serving wood-fired Greek seafood and locally sourced California cuisine. Elia is known for her thoroughly modern take on the traditional dishes from her Greek heritage, an approach that served as the basis for her recently published third book, Smashing Plates: Greek Flavours Redefined (Kyle Books, September 2013), and is playing a key role in the menu at Jimmy’s. Some of the menu items Elia has created for Jimmy’s include carrot keftedes with pomegranate skordalia, rabbit and white bean baklava with lemon chard salad, a pulled lamb burger with beetroot tzatziki, and a tahini, chocolate and lime cake.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We were warmly greeted and enjoyed a beautiful sunset during dinner. Everything was delicious. Exceeded our expectations."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Jimmy's was excellent. We had 5 small plates for $45 and every dish had its own unique flavor and portions were enough for 2 people. Service was excellent. The server answered our questions and was attentive throughout the meal. I would definitely go back and recommend Jimmy's without hesitation."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We had was one of the most special meals of our lives here. Gorgeous patio with an unobstructed view of the lake. Great service. Refined and knowledgeable but not stuffy. For dinner, we decided to go with 12 small plates, + each was more delicious than the next. standouts include a savory baklava, gazpacho, + flatbread with apricots, almonds, and Greek cheese. On the way in, we noticed the restaurant selling cookbooks, including "Smashing Plates"by Maria Elia. As it turns out, Chef Elia is executive chef here and was cooking that night. Get here any way you can! The kitchen will show you a side of Greek cuisine most people haven't tried."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "What a gem. The English chef combines California Cuisine with a touch of Greece. Incredible flavors. Exceeded our expectations. With a name Jimmys and a Greek influence...One would expect ....Also, our server Michael was exceptional."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "This was our 2nd time to dine at Jimmy's. The first was for our 51st anniversary and this time was to celebrate my wife's birthday. We selected 5 of the "small plates" to share and the quantity of food was entirely adequate for the 2 of us. Each dish was excellent and the presentation was very artistic. Our server "Teryn" (I'm not sure of the spelling) was a delightful South Tahoe native. She was very attentive and friendly and made some recommendations which were spot on. We're looking forward to returning."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Stayed at The Landing and ate here on our first night. We were seated at an extremely small table for two right next to a group of 12 25-ish kids getting ready to attend the Lady Ga Ga concert at Harvey's and you can just imagine how loud and boisterous they were! We asked to be moved but were told by the manager that there were 4 large groups in attendance and there were no available tables, even though there were 2 open tables distant from the group in the same room and one across the aisle. Just as we finished dinner, a hostess offered to move us to one of the 3 tables mentioned above that were still unoccupied! Very disappointed in the food, service, and personal concerns from restaurant personnel!!! Eat elsewhere!!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I can't say enough about this place. Service was exceptional, food on par with a top San Francisco dinning experience, a true mixologist at the bar working with high end spirits, an impressive wine list all in a beautiful space and setting. There is nothing like this in Lake Tahoe, this is it."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "During this past two weeks, I have dined at Jimmy's on two separate occasions, and both times the food was creative and delicious. This restaurant is new to the Lake and a place where adults can have a special dinner or just drinks and appetizers. There are times on vacation where adults need a place to escape, and I believe that Jimmy's accomplishes that need. Since I heard that the kitchen has a wood-burning oven, adding pizzas to the menu would be a great idea, especially since this is a mountain resort area."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "When the host seated us she asked if we would like something from the bar and my husband ordered a beer. Our server came over with menus and came back to take out order, still no beer. My husband then ordered a beer from the server. When were ready to leave we were asked to give our valet parking tag to the hostess. She told us to wait out front and she would call for the car. 30 minutes later no car, so my husband walked around to the back and picked up the car from valet. The valet attendants told him they never received a call from the hostess and were sorry for the delay. The hostess is the first, and in this case the last person we had contact with. Wasted 1 hr waiting for drinks and the car, probably won't go back."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Everything about this restaurant was fabulous from the service to the food to the atmosphere. The presentation of the food was wonderful. Oh, and don't forget about the view. I can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Sitting outside across the beach from the lake watching the sunset... how does it get better than that? Oh! The amazing Mediterranean small plates, entree's... so different and delicious!!! Topping it all off was Kelly, our amazing server and guide through the sometimes unfamiliar menu... a perfect date night on a perfect Tahoe evening!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Jimmy's at the Landing. We were greeted by most courteous and friendly valets and shown to the restaurant. We were seated immediately in a very private corner with a view of the lake. The menu was astounding. Everything was exquisitely prepared and delicious. Our servers were also very attentive and informative. We couldn't ask for a better dining experience!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Found this on open table reviews and booked before we came to Tahoe. We were NOT disappointed in any way. Part of the menu are small plates that you can get and share to get a variety of the selections. There were 3 of us and they made sure there was 3 of everything on each plate. We ordered an Amaretto Sour and waiter said they were out of Amaretto but bartender would make from scratch. It was the best cocktail I have EVER had! Service was exceptionable, food was tastey and unique, and the view of the lake incredible. Will eat here every time I come. You must have the White Polenta. Best thing I've ever eaten!!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Our dinner experience at Jimmy's was simply one surprise after another. After taking in the Landing's nice, modern lobby, we had to take a slightly odd route through the hotel to get to Jimmy's. However, once we rounded the corner to the restaurant, that familiar, modern and fashionable decor reemerged. The decor just outside Jimmy's and throughout its interior was hip and stylish. Coming from Vegas, it had a familiar boutique vibe of the Cosmopolitan Hotel which was a pleasant surprise. As for the food, we were blown away by the unique and different flavor profiles the chef was able to create with novel Greek ingredients. Despite a couple of minor errors with our order, the service was great and the food was definitely memorable! A+"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Spouse and I shared 5 of the small plates - they were all outstanding. Special mention for the tomato, feta, and almond baklava which was sublime - and melted in our mouths. Entree of whole fish, on the other hand, was more average. Beautifully presented but fairly dry, and fairly bland. Excellent wine cellar. We partook of the Roederer '04 champagne (it was a special evening) and bought a case when we got home."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We ate at Jimmy's our last night in South Lake Tahoe and thoroughly enjoyed our evening...from the friendly, beautiful and knowledgable waitress to the handsome wine connoisseur who suggested our unique bottle of wine. The wine was excellent, and the food very unique and delicious! We ordered the small plates for dinner and went straight to dessert. This allowed us all to try everything. I would highly recommend this restaurant. You will leave feeling very satisfied!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We had hoped for a romantic dinner to celebrate our anniversary. Instead we walked into a poorly managed venue with a 'General Manager' standing around watching a bunch of disgruntled customers waiting for their food. We were told they were backed up so to take a seat at the bar. despite there being spare tables. We were never shown to a seat but walk ins were seated ahead of us- and we were getting hungry. Good job the cocktails were excellent! The staff were doing their best but the place was just poorly managed; we discovered the owner was there watching everything but did nothing to help the serving staff who were totally overworked. Until he called the cops when a customer got impatient! Such a missed opportunity...."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Beautiful decor and nice views from some areas, but the hostess "forgot" us, and we weren't seated until 20 minutes after our reservation time--and then tucked into the far corner without a view. The waitress was too busy, the food was ok, but nothing I would order again or that hasn't been better someplace else. We had the 5 for $45. small plates. They were out of several things on the menu. There was a dirty table in the room where we were seated, which was dirty when we arrived and remained dirty until we left over an hour later. Had to beg for a water refill. The waitress brought us clean plates after we had finished all our food--she was too busy with her other tables to keep up with us. It was a very unpleasant experience."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This is a great new option for fine dining in the South Tahoe area.... fantastic menu, prepared extremely well. We loved the greek influence to the menu. Great location for a special occasion dinner (my wife and I celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary here at Jimmy's while on vacation in Tahoe). Some may find it a bit pricy, but the menu, preparation, and ambience are worth it."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Best view on the South Shore a very friendly and attentive staff and the food was fresh, lots of organics and reasonably priced."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Well prepared, interesting food. California cuisine with a strong Greek influence. You can make a meal of the small plates. There was also a very good lamb entrée. Interesting wine list including Greek wines. Our server was exceptional. The sommelier was very helpful. The staff in general is young and, very service oriented. Not all are experienced in serving so service can vary depending on who you get. Breakfast was decent with service that was very friendly but lacked some coordination and execution."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This was the best and most unique dining experience we had while on vacation in Lake Tahoe. We enjoyed several of the small plate. The ingredient combinations were phenomenal."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Jimmy's has a premium location with windows that look out over Lake Tahoe. The resturant features a nice layout and tasteful decor. Jimmy's an extensive wine list. An attentive sommelier insured timely service with wine orders. Any other drinks coming out of the bar were SLOW to arrive and everything on the drink menu was not available. The kitchen works hard to bring an upscale menu to the dinner table. There are distinct hits and misses coming from the kitchen. The incorporation of Greek cheeses in many dishes was much appreciated for the salty and savory quality in a menu that runs on a sweet theme with a heavy hand on fennel as a flavor enhancer. Wait staff was oozing pretense and uneven in their execution."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "For some reason the name Jimmy's Landing led me to expect a rough hewn seaside place, the antithesis of this elegant restaurant. Gorgeous decor... B&W chic modern appearance, original artwork. Seated in a triangular alcove. We had a five course tasting menu, each dish elegantly presented and delicious. The waitress was also terrific, knowledgeable and very attentive. One of the best places in South Lake Tahoe."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I can't say enough about Jimmy's. They are the new kid on the block in South Lake Tahoe and they have wasted the competition in all areas. I have never had such superb and yet unpretentious service. The general manager introduced himself to us and engaged in very sincere conversation, as did our server and the sommelier. The food selections are unique and wonderfully prepared and presented. In addition to the entrees, there is a selection of "tapas style" small plates which are ideal for sharing. My congrats to Jimmy's for providing such a great dining experience."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "My children bought me a coupon for mother's day and I decided to use it when friends came to visit from out of town. I was a bit nervous because I had never been there before but from the minute we arrived it was a fabulous experience. The staff is friendly and welcoming. The food was well presented and delicious...of course we will return! what a gem...thank you"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Best new restaurant we have tried in a long time! We had the calamari and the lamb loin, both cooked in the wood oven. Both were excellent, as was the chicken liver pate and the octopus. Don't miss the Greek mojito with a touch of ouzo. Restaurant was short staffed the might we went, but they worked really hard to compensate for it. We will return and leave room for the very interesting dessert menu."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Beautiful location, easy walk from casinos, delicious and different vegetarian dishes (I had a grilled cauliflower steak and couscous, so yummy!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We sampled seven! ...and we like it all! What a great way to try all the different dishes for the first time. All beautifully presented. Great for the "foodie vegan"."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Stayed at the new Boutique Hotel and didn't feel like heading to the main strip to eat. I was surprised by the wonderful ambiance of both the Hotel and the restaurant. The menu is upscale modern Mediterranean, so don't go there if you want comfort food. Do go here if you would like a twist on traditional Greek food. Although the atmosphere is geared more towards adults, they do have a nice children's menu. Our server was excellent and the management was very gracious and attentive."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "1. The internet advised there was a 3-course menu for $35 but this had not been available for at least 3 weeks. The internet description should therefore have been amended. According to our waitress she had mentioned it to the Manager on two previous occasions following requests from previous diners. 2. Two items we chose from the small plates menu were not available on the night we dined so substitutes were offered. 3. The food was delicious and beautifully presented - we would dine there again. 4. The staff were efficient, friendly and helpful. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The wine list is impressive. The cocktails were fantastic, as good as we have had. I'm a foodie and expected more from a resort claiming to be five star. It was not there are better. The appetizers were forgettable, and the service was no better than a corner coffee shop. We were only the second party to arrive at the restaurant and were not given any choice for a table. We were seated in a corner in the back of the restaurant with no view of the lake. Very disappointed in the whole experience. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We loved the fact that the restaurant uses their grill to make many of the offerings plus many small plates makes this the perfect dining experience. Being right across from the picturesque lake is a definite must. I highly recommend dining here when in S. Lake Tahoe. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Right on the lake. Superior service. Food is out of this world! A nice break from the traditional steakhouse and chain restaurant. It's very apparent a lot of thought was put into this restaurant. I'm not a huge fan of South Lake Tahoe - I usually prefer North shore, but I will definitely return just to eat at Jimmy's!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Fantastic time at Jimmie's the other night. We tried the tasting menu and I was blown away with every single dish. Only complaint was timing of the courses...highly recommend"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "We had a super evening out at Jimmy's. From stepping through the door we were made to feel welcome and special. The tapas style starters were amazing a wonderful collection of Greek inspired bites with a unique twist. Truly delicious. The sommelier was very helpful guiding us through the extensive wine list to find something that he thought we would really enjoy. Our waiter was very gracious and the timeing of the food delivery was spot on. We had a wonderful view of the lake and mountains. We loved it all!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "I heard about this place from a friend who has quite the list when it comes to places she's been and food she has tried. I decided to try it out and I was very pleased with the entire experience. The food is awesome... I can't even begin to compare it... But it makes you feel like you're at a restaurant in Greece or Turkey. Everything was very authentic yet still had a nice California twist to it. Order the 5-10 appetizers so you can try a few dishes and share an entre (best if you have two people dining). Finally, we ended with a Greek cheesecake for desert and that too, was mouth watering. Looking forward to hitting up this spot when Ike and Martin start playing music! "
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Sitting next to the bar you can get some rowdy, flip flop/shorts/ baseball hat wearing guests that take away from the charm. If you dress up, as most people do, you might not want to sit next to the bar. Ask for the dining room. "
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We tried 10 of the 15 small plates and they were all perfect. There were 3 of us and it was enough to share although some of the items came for two, ie two shrimp, two slices of tuna, two chicken wings. The flavors were well balanced and nothing was so out of control over the top, just very good ingredients made into beautifully presented dishes. I chose this place because of other reviews that said, finally Tahoe has a place fit for foodies - they were not wrong!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Excellent food and great service. A winning combination."
    Dined on 4/2/2014