The view is amazing! I live
The view is amazing! I live in town and was still awed by it:) Food was amazing, service was great without being "stuffy" and I an't wait to go back!
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Tucked up in the pine trees
Tucked up in the pine trees overlooking Lake Tahoe - the view was amazing; and outdoor dinning is avaialble in nice weather. Food and service were both excellent. Staff very freindly.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fresh, delicious and great view
We've only been here twice. Once in a blinding snow storm so we couldn't see the lake and this weekend when the weather was gorgeous and the lake spectacular. Both times the food & service was excellent. Deliciously fresh, fresh, fresh food. I love that the chef doesn't over salt the food, even the French Onion Soup was perfect. The prices were reasonable too. We recently moved to Lake Tahoe so Big Water Grille is a great find. We will be back.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great views, food and waiter!
Our meals were very good, and the right portion was recommended. I had the smaller portion of the sturgeon and my husband the largest smoked ribeye steak. The views of the lake and the mountains were stunning. We had a terrific waiter named Bill. He was extremely knowledgeable with regards to the menu. He also had a knack to know when to visit the table, follow up, yet give us privacy. My favorite was the upside down pineapple cake. Brought back lots of memories from my childhood as it used to be one of my favorite desert recipes that our mother made. Thank you for making such delicious deserts.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Spot for Special Occasions
Surprised that there weren't more diners at the 5:30 seating. Generally, the six diners enjoyed their dinner selections. One, though, found the Southern Fried Chicken very dry. We liked that was the option of small size entrees. I love steak but know I shouldn't eat too much of it or very often. The service was very good and entire staff pleasant enough. Overall, a pleasant meal to celebrate mother and daughter's Mother's Day (the night before).
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food with a view!
We hadn't been to Big Water Grill for a couple of years and we were so pleased that it was still so wonderful. Food is amazing, staff very friendly and helpful.We will return soon and tell our friends about it.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our experience was very good. Attendant wait staff, very good food, wonderful view. We had hamburgers, cheeseburgers & a veggie pasta dish. Only comment would be that the noise level gets a bit high there. Don't think the acoustics are very good.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good food and atmosphere.
Very good food and atmosphere. Enjoyed the evening.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful view- great food
Went here for the first time - we were quite impressed. The weather was outstanding and made for a memorable view. It just so happened it was still a slow weekend (summer crowd has not kicked in) so the restaurant was a quiet. No loud bar noise.
My husband had the duck entree that he is still raving about. I had the swordfish that was perfect.
Definitly would go back here next time we are in Tahoe.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
A taste of heaven!
Beautiful view, excellent food and service! We visited off season, a Thursday in early June and it was a quiet night. We went with our waiter's recommendation on the appetizers - an ahi poke dish that I could have had again for dessert. I had the special -- scallops and steak -- it was perfectly seared and plated like artwork. The waiter was attentive but didn't rush us, nor "over check" on us. We will go back the next time we visit North Lake Tahoe . Thank you Blue Water Grille!
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went to celebrate a very
We went to celebrate a very special birthday and all loved our dishes and had a wonderful time!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ambbience in the pines
We were celebrating the wedding of friends from England who chose to get married at Hyatt Incline. As a wedding present, we took them to Big Water Grill. They thought that the food, view and service was outstanding so it was a very beautiful celebration.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a most enjoyable evening with friends. The halibut was outstanding. I love that they offer small portions or larger portions. The small portion size is plenty of food for me. The men ordered the large portions. My husband had to send his undercooked pork chop back to the kitchen but it was delicious when cooked. Our group enjoyed their dinners. The waiter was very attentive. The busboys a little too attentive....my pet peeve is "please don't clear dishes from the table when other guests are still eating". It was a most enjoyable evening and we will return.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice local find
Always solid food and service every time we visit. I've taken a few friends here and all have enjoyed their food. Restaurant is big so ask for a lower table near the window. Nice views.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Offers smaller or larger prices for prices according to size of portion.
Food was so tasty.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellentt food with a beautiful
Excellentt food with a beautiful view of Lake Tahoe. We all had three different fish meals and they were all served hot and fresh. Our server Chris was attentive and friendly. We will ask for him again. He was knowledgable about the wine list.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was Excellent
Staff pointed out options we had not thought about and carefully made sure all the basics were covered 100% of the time. Food was excellent so we returned again for a second meal. Much appreciated service in Incline Village.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was delicious and the sunset view was stunning.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was pretty fgood. the
Food was pretty fgood. the Balcken catchfish was really nice, the blackend rice and beans were very ordinary. So I would not order this agqain. My dining companion had quinoa with grilled vegatables and red pepper sauce - which was great. Would like a little more sauce, and would order again.
7/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
I don't eat sweets or carb but because it was my birthday wanted to celebrate a bit more. I called 2 day before our party and asked if they could do a cheese tray with fruit anad put a candel on it. They said "if I called sooner they could do it but I did not give them enough time to get premium cheeses". I askedif I could bring my own cheeses and they said "yes of course" and they would arrange a them with fruit. When it cam time for dessert they brought our a small scoop of ice cream with a candle and abeautiful tray of fruit and my cheeses.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious and well presented
Delicious and well presented food and gracious servers.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic setting and excellent food
We had the halibut and started with crab cakes and tomatoes salad. The view was incredible, wine selection was great and can't wait to go there when We come back.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were very satisfied with
We were very satisfied with everything except our Halibut was dry. Everything else was great.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great local restaurant
We enjoyed BWG so much that we ended up eating there on our last two days in Incline Village. The relaxed atmosphere was a welcome departure from the hustle and bustle we experienced at some of the other restaurants in the area. This is the type of place we would frequent at home.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friends to dinner
Big Water is exceptional for visitors and locals alike. The food is excellent and features from gourmet offerings to Southern Fried Chicken with brown Garvey and mashed potatoes that are to die for. This is real comfort food. John the owner is hands on and every guest is special.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food and great lake view
We had a very good dinner and we appreciate the offer of smaller portion options. Our only compliant is that the restaurant is very noisy, loud music making for louder conversation.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and service.
We've been coming to Incline Village for 20 years and have driven by this restaurant several times. We decided to dine here during our recent trip to visit our son. We regret not having dined here previously and will be back on our next trip. Definitely have the lemon cheesecake!
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wedding Reception - Outstanding
Our Wedding Reception Dinner at Big Water Grille was outstanding! The staff was tops - they responded to every need and presented the beverages and food in a truly professional manner. The Chef did a fabulous job and the portions were perfect - all were satisfied!
Big Water Grille is the BEST of Tahoe!
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great evening.
Went there for our anniversary. We had a lovely drink outside and a relaxing dinner inside. Didn't feel rushed, enjoyed a nice bottle of wine and had one of the best meals. A good choice!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great North Lake Tahoe Restaurant
Very good but inconsistant! We ate there twice while in Lake Tahoe last week ... the first night it was AMAZING - the food was GREAT, and so was everything else! But the second time it was a BIG disappointment. The rib-eye steak, although cooked the way my wife ordered it, was full of gristle. The waiter apologized, but did nothing to appease us. And my rack of lamb was mediocer from the presentation to the meal itself. Perhaps the "master" chef was off for the labor day holiday this night, but that's really no excuse. But I will return on my next visit to Tahoe since this appears to be the class of the area! Not to be missed is the view of the lake from this location. Be there at sunset and you won't be disappointed.
9/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
A great surprise
A friend recommended this restaurant to me. My dad was in town for the weekend, so after mentioning it, we decided to go and see how it was. It was fantastic. While do pay a bit of a premium because of the view, it is worth it because they treat you well, the food is good, the cost, while a little on the high side, is where one would expect given the location of the restaurant. View their menu on line, and if you like what you see, you should go.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Not Outstanding
We were looking for a memorable meal this past weekend. We chose BWG because it seemed to offer a combination of good food, good ambience, and good views (based on open table reviews). It was definitely all of the above. Also notably, we showed up early for our reservation and were seated in a view table without hesitation by the hostess. Everything was great but not spectacular. The food was well prepared, nobody had a bad meal and everyone liked what they ate.( Ribye, fresh swordfish, duck) The view was great but not spectacular as the trees pretty much blocked any view of the Lake. Good ambience. Good waitstaff. Solid! Will go back.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I enjoyed a lovely anniversary dinner at Big Water Grille. The food and service were outstanding from the mouth watering crab cakes to the incredible juicy filet cooked to perfection). Great experience all across the board. Highly recommended!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my second time for dinner at BWG. Both experiences were oustanding. The food was top quality and perfectly prepared. The menu was fairly short, but diverse. Including the non-menu specials, there was plenty to choose from. The view is outstanding from almost anywhere in the dining area. The only complaint is that the noise level is high.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
food was fabulous service
food was fabulous service was a little off. will certainly return and recommend to friends
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was excellent. We asked to be seated by the window so we could watch the sunset, beautiful.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The buffalo prime rib or something with lentils had a funky salty flavor. Caper butter pasta with clams and mussels was excellent and paired with a pinot grigio.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Weekend in Tahoe
My husband and I traveled to Incline, NV for a weekend of sightseeing and relaxation with two other couples. Our group made a plan to dine out one night only, and selected Big Water Grille for this event. As expected, the restaurant was beautiful and the service professional and friendly. The only negative would be that the menu selections were limited, but the staff accommodated our requests and steered us towards dishes we would enjoy.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great view of Lake Tahoe!!
Great view of Lake Tahoe!! The food was very good. We will go back.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food and Location
Beautifully perched on the northern slopes above Lake Tahoe the diner is treated to deliciously prepared food. The salmon was perfect, and the vegetarian quinoa vegetable mushroom dish served with an alternate sauce was a real treat. The staff was attentive, friendly and accommodating, timing their visits flawlessly, and gave great personalized service.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM