We had the Chef's tasting
We had the Chef's tasting menu and wine pairings. Everything was delicious. The service was attentive. We enjoyed meeting Chef Jeremy and look forward to eating at the Ritz again very soon.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
It is a wonderful restaurant
It is a wonderful restaurant in the Ritz Carlton in Northstar. We had an excellent server. She was friendly and professional we enjoyed our dinners and lunches in the hotel.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
We have been there twice for
We have been there twice for dinner. The first time we took our 8 year old daughter and one of her friends. The staff was very considerate of the girls and they enjoyed their dinner. The second time we got a sitter for our daughter and went out on a rare "date" for mom and dad. We road the gondola from the Village directly to the Ritz-Carlton. We had a wonderful quiet evening, with great food, wine and view. Our waiter has worked at Manzanita since the beginning. His "local knowledge" was a lot of fun. We'd go back anytime.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Tahoe gem
Service is fantastic, food is very good, setting spectacular.
Bring money - but for maybe 15 percent than you would pay at a lot of Tahoe restaurants you will be in for a special treat.
Staff was terrific dealing with our large party that ranged from toddlers to grandparents...
It was "shoulder season" so there was no crowd - at all.
Not sure how they would do, service-wise, during a rush - but my sense is the staff would be up to the task.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had burgers that were outstandin
We had burgers that were outstanding and wine. It is very pricey but excellent service, beautiful surroundings in the mountains.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful location and nice ambient. Food was good!!
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Service
The filet mignon was so tender and good! It was cooked to profession. I asked for medium rare and it actually came out medium rare! The appetizer was unbelievably great! It's so hard to descibe it. You just have to try it yourself. It was sashimi salmon, mango, deep fried wonton strips and some cucumbers. As soon I took a bite, it gave me a wonderful sensation in my mouth. It was so refresshing...just so hard to explain. Everything was SO good!
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went back on our next Tahoe visit 2 weeks later. This time, much faster service until the entree. I don't know what the problem is, but entree service is consistently terribly slow. The food itself is outstanding. We started with the charcuterie plate- amazing, Had the Caprese style salad, English pea raviolis (wonderful!) and steak frites. Our server was extremely attentive and very good to our son. She even brought him an extra dish with fresh edible pansies! I am not sure why, but the restaurant was not as busy this time and still excessively slow dinner service... change this and I would say A+
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding service - the
Outstanding service - the wait staff called me by my name - a pleasant surprise.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu has a few more affordable choices and they haven't sacrificed quality fo the food. Bar menu is great, too.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We visited this restaurant twice in one week, and enjoyed both experiences immensely! July 2 we had Karen as our waitress, and July 6, we had Greg. Both provided excellent service, as did Travis, the sommelier. I had the scallops and halibut, respectively, with the Chef, Stanley Miller, presenting these meals and visiting with us. A very humble and gracious chef with superb creative talents! The beet salad and beans was a superb salad, as was the Caesar. The presentation was very creative on all of our meals. Travis introduced us to a delicious Italian wine, which we enjoyed on our second visit, as well.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ritz quality but small portions
We have dined at Manzanita before and enjoyed it, but for some reason this time the portions seemed very, very small. My husband had a beet salad and it appeared to be one large beet cut up. The tomato salad was similar. For my entree, the piece of halibut was on the small side, but the vegetables were very scarce. For the prices, it seems like adding in a few more veggies to make the plate a bit more full would add a lot. Funny, because the portions on the children's menu were quite large - too big for my kids.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Menu was limited but the food was outstanding. We had a filet and scallops, both prepared perfectly. Ravioli appetizer was incredible. The view was disappointing and not what we expected for a mountain top location...overlooked an outdoor dining and play area.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was wonderful. Definitely, for a special occasion. You would think it would have a great view for Tahoe but none to brag about. Service was great and server took great care of us.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Steak was perfectly seasoned
Steak was perfectly seasoned and prepared. Open kitchen fun to watch and the Chefs cheerful and pleasant. They seem to enjoy talking to guests while working.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night out
Great place for any occasion, great service and excellent food for a great price. Really enjoyed our dinner there.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Classic light French-Californian cuisine, using fresh and local ingredients. A great spot, they also give the option for smaller/larger portions for each menu item - which I thought was inventive for smaller portion eaters.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unbelievable service and amazing
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!
8/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
Have dined at Manzanita many
Have dined at Manzanita many times since it opened. The food was very good early on and then it faded off into mediocrity. On our recent visit to Tahoe we were suprised to find the quality of the food had improved dramatically. After an excellent dinner our first evening we eagerly booked several more meals including a Sunday brunch. The food was delicious each time. Very much look forward to coming back on our next visit to Tahoe.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and menu choices.
Excellent food and menu choices. Servers are of different quality and product knowledge. It makes a difference in the experience. We dined twice during our stay at this location. The first much better than the second due to the server quality.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Tahoe Restaurant
Great food and friendly service. Corkage fee was a little high at $35 but overall great dining experience.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Ritz has done a great job creating an elegant, but fitting-for-the-mountain hotel and restaurant. Beautiful setting and good food.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lively atmosphere and good food
We had a small group and had a lot of fun. The Ritz is a great setting and the restaurant is lively, the staff is great, and the food is very good. I might not go out of my way to eat here but if staying in the hotel, I recommend it.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
special dinner and fresh food
I booked a room at the Ritz Carlton and the congerie recommended this restaurant. My husband had the seared scallop which were awesome and quite a large serving and very very fresh. I had the pork chop tender tender, great bread,food and service we would go back to this awesome hotel also. Very relaxing....
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top of the hill and our lists!
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.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous breakfast, ALL five-star
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.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Anniversary with family
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!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, ambiance and pricey
Was a little disappointed that Traci desJardin is no longer affiliated with the restaurant. If we weren't staying @ the Ritz, I doubt I would have eaten there. It was good, not great.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Having dined here before, we knew what to expect, but were blown away by this evening's experience! It started with the very gracious hostess given us a lovely table for two on the window, and continued through the entire dinner! Our waitress, Kristin, could not have been more professional, and at the same time, warm and friendly. Travis chose a delicious Italian wine for us, as he has done on our other visits. I had the beet and and bean salad and the scallops. A perfect meal! The scallops couldn't have been cooked better, and loved the homemade linguine as a side. My husband had the romaine salad and the English pea ravioli which melted in his mouth. We were thrilled with the surprise dessert for our 39th Anniversary!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good meal, outstanding service
Service at Manzanita is outstanding. Personable and attentive service, staff remembers us from previous visits including specific details about our family. We really appreciate the nice touch and gives us one more reason to want to return to the Ritz-Carlton. Reasonable exception requests were accommodated to the menu choices. We enjoyed our halibut entrees and the kids enjoyed their Shirley Temples. The almond olive oil cake was delicious, have not had a dessert like it in a long time - nice!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great unexpected find....
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.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant was to loud
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!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best restaurant in Tahoe area. Always make it a point to stop in when at Tahoe. Would even go there if in Bay Area
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM