Still a gem in my eyes
We enjoyed the River Ranch very much, I returned after two years having dined here a number of times over the years and was happy to introduce my family to the restaurant. My wife was impressed on her first time and loved the food. The service was great and when our server made one mistake he just acknowledged it and addressed it immediately. The view is wonderful and worth making reservations to see the river. The homey lodge feeling coupled with the wonderful menu made our day and it was a wonderful break for us from our usually stop at Plumpjacks.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Out of the beaten paths in
Out of the beaten paths in Truckee and North shore but worth the extra drive! Wonderful evening!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
What a wonderful setting - and the food was really good! It is just a fun place to go for a good meal.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Celebrated our anniversary here
We made reservations at the lodge and at the hotel. The staff all worked together, each checking on us. We were seated immediately next to a window seat, windows open overlooking the Truckee river, made it very special. Although the peppercorn steak was not my favorite, it great on me and we shared each other's meals. The chicken was delicious. The peach and cherry cobbler was the perfect finish. Also the bartender made me a lemon drop (I wasn't sure of the name) and he made sure a couple time that it was what I wanted and that it was good.
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Been coming to the river ranch
Been coming to the river ranch off and on for years. Love the view and sound of the truckee river. The rooms are great too and the sttaff is very accomodating. Will not be disapointed with the fresh organic menu. Just wish they had more of a selection.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great meal, great setting
Took a group of 7. We used the online reservation the same day. Our table was waiting for us. The food was very good and the beer selection was good as well. We had an amazing experience.
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
A marvelous escape!
We were seated by the windows, where the Truckee River rippled by, a gorgeous sight. Each plate of food was a work of art, beautifully presented. Just 90 minutes from Sacramento, the River Ranch was a close, welcome escape. We stayed at the lodge as well, driving back the next day, refreshed.
Service was friendly, and not overly stuffy or prudish. Food was well prepared with only the most minor of deficiencies. Overall, a pleasant experience. We will return!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful Setting, Pleasant Food
My husband and I love dining at The River Ranch, mostly due to the beautiful, woodsy and comfortable, elegant setting. On each visit we try one or two appetizers, the soup of the day and/or a salad, one entree special of the day, one regular entree (usually the Portobello Mushroom), and one or two desserts--and every time, we find that a few of the dishes are quite unique and delicious, and the rest are fair to fine. Sure we'd love for every dish to be exquisite, but just to enjoy the stand-out items and look out over the river before and after the sun sets is well worth the visit.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious dinner of elk and
Delicious dinner of elk and venison! Great table over looking the Truckee River!
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We stayed overnight at the Lodge and loved our experience. Our dinner was superb along with the suggested wine. The only complaint - Our server seemed bored with the whole process and like she did not want to be there. Would have been a wonderful experience overall if the service had been much better, but we will try it again. Karen
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great views, food, and service
We had a lovely view of the Truckee River. The grilled salmon was excellent. Our server, Scott, was very capable and knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. One of favorite dinner places in north Tahoe.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I have celebrated
My wife and I have celebrated our wedding anniversary with dinner at River Ranch many times, and each time has been a wonderful experience. This time marked our 34th anniversary and the food, service, and ambience were fantastic. I had the elk (something I had never tried before) and it was outstanding. My wife had the portobella mushroom vegetable dish and it was perfectly prepared. The tuna crudo appetizer however was a little bland. The tuna was beautifu and sashimi sashimi grade but it needed a favorful dipping sauce.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I went to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary. The staff was very nice, helpful, and the food was indeed delicious!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
River Ranch Restaurant delivers
Our party of 7 was seated at a table next to a window with a great view of the Truckee river. It was a beautiful summer night. The staff was attentive and helpful with wine and dinner selections. The food hits of the night were the Elk (melt in your mouth good) and Sole (very tasty and stuffed with crab) and the fruit crisp with ice cream dessert. The definite miss was the vegetarian special Portobello mushroom dish. It had way too much vinegar and the mushroom was like rubber.
The overall space makes it a great place for a special occasion when you want to take your time. Not a place to grab a quick meal. We would go back again.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous food and view
A friend and I capped off our birthday weekend with dinner here. Luckily not too crowded so despite forgetting to ask in advance for a table by the window we were seated by the rapids. Fabulous view! We talked for days in advance about the elk and the artichokes having looked at the menu online, but the artichokes were no longer on the menu when we arrived. The hazards of a place that builds the menu around seasonal items/ changes fairly often. Luckily the elk was still there (and so tasty). The kitchen even accommodated my request to substitute another veg for the mushrooms despite their usually not wanting to do substitutions. Very kind. Also highly recommend the sole stuffed with crab!! Great wine pairing recommendations and fruit crisp.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Came here to celebrate my birthday with my husband. There was a wedding rehearsal dinner going on outside, but we were able to get one of the four tables available right along the river. It was a beautiful evening and an awesome view. I kind of wish that the outdoor furniture was a little nicer than white plastic, but the scenery makes up for it. My husband had the elk, which he said was excellent, and I had the crab stuffed sole. It was good, but not quite as flavorful as I had hoped. Excellent choice for a romantic dinner!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed our relaxing meal on the patio, right next to the river. The food was very good, especially the carrot ginger soup. The service was very slow and absent-minded, but who's in a hurry on a beautiful night, with the river rushing by, the stars twinkling, and the bats flying overhead?
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect place to get reacquainted with your spouse!!!! Super fun!!! Love this place!!!!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really enjoyed the Cervena Elk Entre. Had it both evenings. Also liked the NY strips and the Petrale Sole.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our families River Ranch Lodge Thanksgiving dinner experience was excellent! Food was wonderful! Walter was kind attetative and professionaly hospitable! Our tabe was comfortably situated by a full beautiful view of well lit rushing river combined with real lit candles - white linen -silver all in the rustic Ambiance of a warm fireplace - lit cabin dinning experience - simply made it one of our all time favorite holiday memories! Prices were fair and Well worth it! Special Thanks to both the staff and management for a job well done!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM