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The Lodge Restaurant & Pub
The Lodge Restaurant & Pub

The Lodge Restaurant & Pub Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tahoedonner.com/the-lodge/
  • Email: reservations@thelodge-tahoe.com
  • Phone: (530) 587-9455
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: 7 days a week 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. (year round)
    Lunch:11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., daily featuring a lighter, fall seasonal lunch menu.

    Check website for seasonal lunch hours.

    Memorial Day - Sept. 2: Lunch is served 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., daily
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Lewis Orlady
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Jeanne Kirshner (530) 582-9643
  • Entertainment: Monthly promotions and great deals. Please call for information or see the events page on our website. tahoedonner.com
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please call Jeanne at 530-582-9643 for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Donner Pass Rd.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: The Lodge parking lot is located off the street in the front of the building.
A word from The Lodge Restaurant & Pub
The Lodge Restaurant & Pub is an intimate venue with two cozy dining rooms and a festive pub. In our main dining room, you'll find a roaring fire during the winter with wooden rafters and beautiful pine accents, floor to ceiling windows, overlooking endless pines with a spectacular ridgeline back drop. During the summer, you can dine and relax on our deck with stunning views of the golf course and the lush Sierra environment. Year round there is always excitement and camaraderie in our lively pub. We have a spectacular wine list as well as a manager's wine list with incredible deals. There are both weekly and monthy promotions and unique events taking place in the restaurant so check out our events page at www.tahoedonner.com. Our award-winning chef will create a meal you won't soon forget (specials change daily). Last but not least, our friendly and welcoming staff will make you feel like an old friend and show you the true spirit of the people and the area that is Tahoe. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Great location on the Golf course at Tahoe Donner, with a smart, experienced wait staff of pros. Great service and a the kitchen was at its best, with perfectly cooked halibut and a med/rare burger, Caesar could have had a bit fresher lettuce but the dressing was delicious."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "The food was great and service was fantastic. The scene is is wonderful."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We have eaten at the Lodge about five times and have always found the food to be of quality and variety. The menu seems to provide a choice for a each member of our group. The setting is stellar sitting on the golf course at anytime of year. We ate their recently during a snow storm and the view was amazing. Pricing is reasonable and fair."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Never have had a bad meal. Love the food, staff is very attentive. My favorite Truckee restaurant."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Great specials with reasonable prices. The staff is friendly and efficient. For TD residents it is a great place to dine and see your neighbors."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Chris continues to do an excellent job of keeping things moving and ensuring that the diners are well taken care of"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We really liked this place. All four of us (2 adults/2 kids) were happy. Watch out for the huge portions! The next time we go we will do more sharing."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "The noise level became loud after the tables filled. Why can't you add acoustical tiles like you did in Trout Creek Rec Center?"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "We've eaten here many times. We've always found the food very good, but the service was not very good in the past. I think that the on-premises and attentive manager has turned that around. We had a fairly early (6:15) reservation and there were many children in the dining room so I wouldn't suggest that time for a romantic dinner. We enjoyed our entrees (both of us had specials), but I had to send my cocktail back as it was undrinkable and the salad (which was large enough to share) was under-dressed."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My party of four had Valentine's Day dinner at the Lodge. Everyone truly enjoyed their meal. My husband has a V.D. Special, Lobster and Scallop Pot Pie. He said it was delicious. Friends had Grilled Rib Eye steak and Short Ribs. Both said excellent. I am on a very restricted weight loss diet and am happy to say that my special requests were readily accomidated. I had the Rib Eye and substituted the potatoes with a double serving of veggies. They left off the peppercorn butter as requested. It was delicious. My husband and I eat here often when we are in Truckee and have never been disappointed. A real keeper!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was great. The braised beef short ribs were delicious. The service was attentive and polite. We had to modify our reservations on the night before and they accommodated us with no problem. Overall a very nice experience and at reasonable prices, too. Others at the table had scallops and raved about them."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Tucked away in Tahoe-Donner above Truckee, The Lodge should not be missed. The selections from their short but varied menu are uniformly excellent, and the restaurant has a neighborhood atmosphere to it. The full menu is available in the both the restaurant and the Pub. Our table enjoyed the spinach/bacon salad (large enough to share), and entrees were split between the salmon special and the rib-eye dinner. Both were excellent, and prepared superbly (moist and juicy). In addition to dinner selections, there is an interesting selection of small plates, many of which are enough to act as dinner. The wine list is interesting and well-priced. The Lodge is well worth a visit."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We visit The Lodge every time we go to our home inTahoe Donner. It is a favorite of all our family members! Looks like there may be a wedding reception held there from our family next year! Great food, service, and ambience."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Went in there with no expectations as I had never really heard of anyone going. The dining room was very nice with big windows, fireplace, and good decor. Service was great, but it was also very slow in town this week and we were literally the only people in there, so kind of expected that. The food was excellent. I had the pork tenderloin, delicious. My girlfriend had the house made pasta of the night. Also delicious. Great wine list and dessert menu to add. We will definitely be returning sometime soon. If you are a Truckee local and have not been yet, or just visiting and want a good experience, I would stop by The Lodge. You won't regret it."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Love the ambiance and the food was very good, especially for New Year's Eve"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Lovely,fresh arugula salad - generous portion. We had homemade pasta and pork chops for our main dishes. Both were yummy."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We've had some disappointing meals in Truckee and mostly cook in. However we were pleasantly surprised with The Lodge. We had age ranges from 7 to 76 and there was something for everyone. I especially appreciated the 3 course children's menu. This was a a definite step above the usual plain pasta and chicken nugget fare."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Made a group reservation for New Years Eve, our group size changed, and the Lodge accommodated us no problem. Dinner was a special menu, the Sea Bass and the Beef Tenderloin were wonderful, the scallops so-so. the glazed pear salad was incredible. The Lodge continues to impress, worth the drive up from Truckee"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Very good menu for New Year's Eve. Food execellent, but expensive. Service attentive, server very knowledgeable. Table ready exactly at reservation time on a busy New Year's Eve."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We ate at the Lodge on New Year's Eve, which is anywhere a dicey experience. The Lodge fell into the usual trap. Lots of large parties where a number of the guests were enjoying the evening to their fullest meant that the restaurant was noisy and the service slow and chaotic. Fulfilling the champagne and other alcoholic needs of the already sauced twenty-somethings next to us meant that we only got water for the first half hour. The service quality never really improved after that although our server tried. Unfortunately, she needed support which she didn't really get. Anna had a good personality and enthusiastically supported the menu. Food was good, but very expensive. The festive menu had no options for the cash strapped."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The Lodge is a great choice if you're up in Tahoe-Donner and don't want to trudge down Northwoods for lunch or dinner. Make sure to take advantage of the mid-week happy hour and corkage specials!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We had such a nice time. The service was excellent--the food was excellent--and the entire evening experience was just delightful in this beautiful place on the planet!!! How lucky we are!!! Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "This is a family favorite for special occasions. We love the rustic yet elegant surroundings. In the Winter the view is beautiful, especially when one of the large pines is covered with lights. The service is always excellent and the food yummy. We would like to see vegan entrees offered."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "We have eaten here many times, and are very pleased with their comfort food, especially on a cold night. Our service was excellent and the noise level was very quiet. We welcomed this, since sometimes it can be quite load."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "We have eaten here numerous times and the food has always been great. The Thanksgiving dinner was no exception. Great food, huge portions (had to take most of it home), amazing desserts! The staff was very active and attentive. The Lodge will stay on my list for go to dining! And its a great place to take your weekend guests."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "As usual, this is a great place hidden away in Tahoe Donner. Food is always good, there's enough variety for everyone to find something they like, prices are reasonable and the service is good. Portions are good size too. I always take visiting friends and family here."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "The Lodge is off the beaten path. It's located at the Tahoe Donner Golf Course about 4 miles from downtown Truckee, CA. It's not a place you stumble upon; it is definitely a destination venue but well worth the short trip up the hill. There is plenty of outdoor dining in the warm months with views of the golf course. I believe the Lodge has the best chef in the North Tahoe area. I've been to this restaurant many times and found every dish I've tried to be very delicious and well presented. This time I tried the Pork Tenderloin on Mashed Potatoes and it was awesome. The staff is friendly and attentive. The full menu is also available in the bar/pub."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "Dan was our server--the manager came by to say hi--outstanding service, food and friendliness."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "We are very please to have rented a beautiful perfect home up the hill from the Lodge. It was so convenient to be at dinner in 5 minutes with to traffic or lines and plenty of parking. The Lodge has multiple options for seating and atmosphere for all occasions. It is on the beautiful Tahoe Donner Golf Course with lawn and forrest in all directions. The waiters are well versed and prompt service was all around us. Overall is was a very pleasant experience......."
    Dined on 9/1/2013