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Manzanita at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

Manzanita at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Phone: (530) 562-3050
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private dining room can seat up to 34 people. We require a minimum of $1500 during the week and $2500 on weekends to book this room. Please contact for reservations.
  • Private Party Contact: Cher Roesch (530) 562-3050

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hwy 267
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is $5.00 when dining in Manzanita.
A word from Manzanita at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
Manzanita is a celebration Northern California Cuisine focusing on rustic cooking techniques, local produce and regional farms.
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Diner Reviews
  • "we try to go once a month. no better place in north lake tahoe to dine."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Hello, My husband and I have a place in the village and try to dine at Manzanita's whenever we are in Tahoe. We love it! Doesn't feel like a trip to Northstar without dining here. Our waitress saturday night was so sweet. I have forgotten her name, but she has dark brown hair, lives in Reno and is originally from Canada- BC, I believe. She was very kind to my daughter!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We reserved through Open Table for a celebration dinner for our family- noted that we had two kids with us and were celebrating two occasions. This fact and the fact that we reserved in advance were not mentioned or played no part in our seating as we were seated at a small four top in the center of the restaurant- crowded in with another table, even when there were more expansive empty tables on the sides of the restaurant. A plus was a great kids menu. Food was ok, but not the stellar experience we had when we visited 2 years ago. It was much more feeling like a hotel restaurant (where people had to go rather than made special plans to go). Our service was ok. We waited 20 minutes for a dessert (not a specialty dessert)."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We went back here 3 times within a 5 day visit for lunches and dinner. The white bean soup is great, although I'm not seeing it on the menus online. We liked the Winter Squash Porridge so much that we begged Chef Tony for the recipe. And at dinner we enjoyed the pork chop with pear. The bartender was friendly and got creative making a drink off menu for us. Our waitress during our large group lunch was extremely friendly and accommodating. They have coloring for the kids and a delicious grilled cheese sandwich. I highly recommend eating or visiting the bar at Manzanita."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "I have read negative reviews but the four of definitely had a "5 star" experience. Wholeheartly recommend the Manzanita."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Fantastic food and service. WE have eaten here several times and always great!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Nice restaurant but very limited menu considering the location and price"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Food was overall good. However, less butter should be used for kid's plain pasta. My daughter's pasta with literally soaked in a soup of melted butter. It was quite gross. Service was mediocre for a normal restaurant, but horrible for the Ritz. We ate at 2:30 pm, when the restaurant was very slow, yet our server only came to check on us couple of times. We had to flag her down to get utensils, and our drinks were not refilled. Very disappointing experience."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We enjoyed our meal here very much. The service was attentive and pleasant and the food was very good. They have a great selection of appetizers, some individual and some labeled as "for the table." Our only complaint is that we ordered a bottle of wine that was listed as costing $42 on the wine list that was on our final bill as costing $58. When we pointed this out to our server, she fixed it immediately. This has happened several times at other restaurants, which leads me to wonder if charging more for the wine than its listed price is a widespread practice."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "We have eaten here many times and unfortunately the food was a real disappointment - way too expensive for mediocre food quality."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This is a great date restaurant - perfect for Valentine Day. There were a lot of families with young children also. However, the menu was limited in selection. The salads were unimpressive. The pumpkin souffle was outstanding."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We love going to this restaurant every time we are in Northstar, but for the cost, you would think we would get better service. The food came out cold (a lasagna dish was actually frozen in the middle). We asked to have our bottle of wine decanted while we enjoyed our cocktails, and the waitress put the wine in the decanter and immediately poured everyone a glass. We would expect more from this restaurant. The food is decent, but not spectacular. The ambience is what you go for. It is a great location."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Manzanita is a wonderful restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton. Last Fall we had a wonderful dinner at an amazingly reasonable price. When I called Manzanita directly for reservations around 8:00 pm, I was told the earliest table would be available at 9:00 pm. However, Open Table showed a reservation opening at 8:15 pm so we booked it and drove over from Tahoe Donner. We were seated upon arriving at 8:15 pm and the first thing we noticed was the substantially higher prices. Most entrees were $35 which was an increase of over 30% from our Fall dinner, so we just had more drinks to compensate."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Great restaurant in a spectacular setting. Have never been disappointed. It's always the first reservation we make when visiting Northstsr"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "We met friends who drove up from Reno for lunch, and we skied part-time. Everything was wonderful. Our waiter was superb. I asked for a glass of wine with few sulfites (preservatives), and he knew immediately what to suggest. This was not true at another large-chain hotel in the area, where the "Sommelier" had no idea what wines had fewer sulfites, and refused to acknowledge that it was his job to know. The rotisserie chicken was superb, perfectly grilled, the squash porridge very tasty, the salmon salad melted in your mouth, and the burger perfectly cooked. I can't say enough about the entire staff--each person is friendly, but more importantly, very professional. There is no "attitude" in this establishment, which is wonderful."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "As the only restaurant on the property for a nice dinner it was good quality but not up to usual ritz standards. Wait staff was nice but distracted by other patrons coming to surrounding tables. We ordered the pork chop and brussel sprouts to split but specifically requested to bring an extra plate and we would split it. Got delivered split by the kitchen. They took it back and provided a new order as we originally requested. Remedied but waitress didn't seem to concerned. Food was very good."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "One of the great things about the Manzanita at the Ritz, Lake Tahoe is that it is only 5 minutes away. And! One can ski in for lunch or, on Mondays, everything is half off for registered locals, but the food and service remains at its high level."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "The staff was great. Helped with the surprise meeting the new in-laws and the new bride to be. Had a great time."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "This was the fourth year in a row that we vacationed at the Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe and the fourth year that we enjoyed a number of meals at Manzanita, the hotel restaurant. Dinners were superb with exceptional food and wonderful service - very much a five-star experience. The only reason for one star less was brunch. The selection and quality seemed a bit off this year, though still quite delicious. Next time, we might skip breakfast, but we'll definitely be back for dinner!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "First time we had a terrible meal. Food virtually uneatable. The Cod was fair but the Short Rib was unacceptable."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "It must be one of the best restaurants in Lake Tahoe area. Nice ambience, service and food."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "We came here for Christmas break and spent time with my parents and siblings without the kids. It was fun to be with family with great food an atmosphere that was beautiful. I was surprised how many people brought heir kids because it is a long time for dinner to come. The souffle was amazing and we all had a moment in time we will never forget!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Thought the restaurant was lovely as it's in the Ritz Hotel in Truckee. Food was good but not great for the reputation it has in the area. Also the food came out of the kitchen too fast, felt like they needed to turn the table. Felt rushed. The service was excellent and the waitress was very good."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "This is the hands down best restaurant in the Truckee, Northstar, North Shore area. Worth every dollar."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "Best restaurant in Tahoe area. Always make it a point to stop in when at Tahoe. Would even go there if in Bay Area"
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "The restaurant was to loud for us but then we like a quieter place to eat. The waitress was awesome!!!! She help us pick a wonderful wine and shared her stories with us as we did with her. She presented us with a special dessert to celebrate our wedding. She was awesome. It was a wonderful meal!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "I took a friend here for her birthday and the service and meal were outstanding. Kristen our server, was awesome! She recommended several items including the wine selection. Each course was delicious and prepared well. My steak and side was perfect to order. Joseph runs a nice business there. The kitchen was lively as was the bar. Everyone was friendly and helpful. I will be going back as soon as possible."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "The restaurant is beautiful, with reflective lighting meshing with pines and mountains. Loved the open kitchen with all the chefs in their tall white hats and crisp jackets. The waiter was professional and helpful and the food was delicious. Loved the crisp fries, first rate steak and beet salad. Great for a special occasion or romantic dinner. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 9/5/2013
  • "The food, the view, the setting, and all presented w/excellent service....a favorite! We'll definitely return to Manzanita. They spoiled us and made for a perfect end to a long day of travel and settling in to the hotel. If we were local, I've no doubt our top list of ideas for holiday parties, romantic dinners, down to casual evenings out, would have Manzanita towards the top. Not to mention a little staycation with or without kids. Five star everything, and Patrick brought it all together, setting a professional and client-oriented mood w/his team at Manzanita. Thanks for making our memories of our night in Tahoe such that we'll be looking forward to coming back soon."
    Dined on 9/2/2013
  • "We were lucky enough to be staying here, but even if we weren't, I'd say this location and restaurant are worth the visit. The food was outstanding, service attentive, and the view is of nature. The restaurant itself is lovely as well! No problems w/special detail requests, and all were met. We'll most certainly be back."
    Dined on 9/3/2013
  • "Great food and friendly service. Corkage fee was a little high at $35 but overall great dining experience."
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "Unbelievable service and amazing food! We truly appreciate a restaurant who understands and acommodates my wife's gluten allergy. The chicken was mouth-watering; I'm not one to order chicken but I couldn't resist. My wife had the scallops with quinoa...I'm still wishing I had ordered it too. We will definitely return!"
    Dined on 8/8/2013