1862 David Walley's Restaurant and Saloon

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Nestled in the Sierra Mountain Valley, with a 360 degree view of the majestic Sierra Mountain range, 1862 David Walley’s Hot Springs Resort, Spa, Restaurant & Saloon is just minutes from world-class Skiing. At our newly remodeled 1862 Restaurant & Saloon you can enjoy a casual fine dining adventure while you entertain your palette with gourmet wild game or fresh seafood. Recently honored with the "Award of Excellence" by Wine Spectator Magazine, you will find the finest selection of wines in our region. Your hunger will be demolished with ample portions for every meal of the day. After dining, enjoy a cocktail and live music in this historic landmark and create a legacy of your own.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Steak, Wild Game
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Hours of operation
Harriet's Cafe
Mondays & Tuesdays Closed until May

Breakfast and Lunch: 7:30 am - 2:30 pm Mon. - Wed.
7:30 am - 5:30 pm Thurs. - Sun.


Dinner: Daily: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm, Sunset Special 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Happy Hour Daily: 4:30 - 6pm
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Phone number
(775) 782-6602
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Richard LaCount
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Private party facilities
1862 David Walley’s Hot Springs Resort & Spa provides the perfect venue for your wedding. We are open year-round, providing the highest quality customer service for each event. We lead our industry with innovative event services, demanding our staff and all our vendors abide by the highest principles of ethics and professionalism. We do all this to support you in creating the wedding / Special event of your dreams. Over the last 150 years, 1862 David Walley's Hot Springs Resort and Spa has hosted thousands of weddings and events for people from all walks of life. In doing so, we personalized each event. You'll find options to customize any facet of your event. Whether it is incorporating family traditions, or selecting the perfect wine. Whatever your preference, we are happy to personalize any aspect of your special day.
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Private party contact
Marie Stokes: (775) 309-4561
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Cross street
395 & 206
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Ample parking
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Entertainment
Friday & Saturday Live Music!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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MF
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was cold espesicaly where they wanted to seat us away from everyone next to massive windows but we ask to be seated somewhere else. I saw a space heaters but they didn’t put us next to it. We were still very cool but at least not cold.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Restaurant had no heat and was very cold. Food was terrible. Would not return or recommend.

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AP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, and the service was exceptional! Great place for a dinner out!

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TF
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

The 3 course meal was small for the cost and only 3 choices. The wait staff could have been a little more friendly.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Restaurant was fine, chicken a little dry. The problem was with your program because it automatically entered another name, my friend Chris, who lives in Washington. I could not get rid of it.

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BE
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love the place! Food is best it’s ever been. Pricey however. The ambiance is the best except that they sat a family down in front of me and my boyfriend. They had 2 crying kids. That was not too cool to have a romantic dinner. Glad they offered the Rombaeur Chardonnay. Would be great I’d they offered tapas at lower prices. They would get more customers. All in all- again- best place!!

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DB
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was barely seasoned. Second time here and not impressed. Will not be back.

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DI
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place for any special occasion and a wonderful history

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JM
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed dining at David Wally’s twice recently , both times the food and service was excellent . Enjoyed the hot springs afterwards . Would recommend for any occasion .

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice evening with my wife for dinner. The waiter was very attentive and the meal was very good. She had the salmon and I had the blue cheese sirloin done to a perfect medium rare. Thank you Wally’s.

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RH
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Based on this single experience, I have already recommended this restaurant to friends. This executive chef REALLY knows his craft! Excellent!

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m
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

First night open with new owners. Service was slow but waiter was accommodating to special requests. Food was pricey but the Prix Fix Menu was a good deal. Desserts were great!

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RI
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Buffalo short ribs were great. The fried calamari was excellent, and my wife loved her Penne pasta and shrimp. The wine list was had nice variety of quality wines. The Pinot Noir we had was excellent and affordable.

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B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed our meal, the Salmon and the CAB steak were both delicious. Service was good.

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RL
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's our new favorite place and will be back soon. Loved the food and ambiance.

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SB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Not very excited about the crab cakes. Kinda mushy and raw
Had the filet mingon....ok veggies consisted of four small slivers of squash Had rice instead of potato. Should’ve had a salad instead of either🙄like to see a better presentation and for Fall especially have something like asparagus or candied carrots
Maybe sweet potatoes???? The bread was dry and boring too...

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J
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We tried this place the other night and loved it. Very historic building, great ambience, food was tasty but hubby said his chicken was dry. Nice views, small cozy bar, quiet enough to have good conversation, nice walking trail behind the facility. We will definitely be back.

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DL
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My husband and I went to David Walley’s for our anniversary. It was the first time there for either of us and we were both really pleasantly surprised. We were seated in a very comfortable booth and the view was amazing! We had very good service by not only our waiter, but several others. It was really nice the way they work with each other and help each other out. The menu was a little pricey, but when our food came and we tasted it, it was well worth it. Especially for a special occasion. We both had beef. My husband had the Price fixed menu (or the prix fee? Sp ?) It included a soup or salad, the entree he was ordering anyway, and also included dessert. He started to order it off the menu and the waiter was very nice and told him it was a better deal to go with the price fix menu. He had the blue cheese encrusted baseball cut sirloin steak, and I had the filet mignon with a brandy peppercorn sauce. I changed my garlic mashed potatoes to the twice stuffed baked potato with smoked cheddar and bacon. Oh my gosh everything was delicious! When it came time for dessert a couple of the choices were lemon tart or creme brûlée. I knew that my husband didn’t hear anything after lemon tart. I would have ordered the creme brûlée but I was too full. The tart came and we shared it. It was honestly the best of both worlds. It tasted like lemon creme brûlée in a graham cracker crust. Complete with a crunchy top and then it was topped with a wonderful berry sauce. Overall the entire experience was wonderful and we will definitely be going back. And by the way, we have eaten in the saloon a number of times and that too is wonderful. The menu is slightly different but very tasty. We highly recommend the house made calamari. It’s seriously some of the best I’ve ever had.
Try it out, you won’t be disappointed.

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SB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was well prepared and the service was top notch.

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It seemed there wasn't a bad place to sit to enjoy the beautiful views of the valley. We had wonderful, very attentive service. Definitely will make another trip out again for dinner and spa day.

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BB
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our servers and their attentive service. The food was outstanding and the views and atmosphere were better than we expected. We are already planning future visits! Thank you Luke!

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MT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Had to return a drink and an entree because both were a disaster. Prime rib was chewy. Most amazingly - mashed potatoes were made from powder mix. Amazing for a restaurant that tries to cater to higher end customers.

Server was very agreeable, yet very stiff. He did his best.

Will not be back. Sorry.

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c
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We always love it here and this was no exception. We had the fixed menu which is 3 courses and always a lot of fun. The food tasted great.

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TK
Tahoe
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

One of our party had a dairy allergy and it was apparent that this annoyed the server. She kept leaving to “check with the chef” and she was quite obviously annoyed. And they still served her a salad with cheese on it! Our reservation was at 7:30 and at 9:20 we still did not have our dessert, so you can understand our service. They were literally turning off the lights in another part of the restaurant while we were still waiting for our dessert. The sauce on the crab cakes was so spicy that even people who liked spice couldn’t eat it. “Greek Salad” had regular black olives instead of kalamata and very little feta cheese. Embarrassed to have brought out of town guests here....

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JI
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

OK FOOD WAS GOOD PUT THE SERVICE REALLY COULD HAVE BEEN MUCH BETTET

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J
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shannon was wonderful!! Polite and kept an eye on our table. Refilled drinks timely without asking. Food was timely and delicious! View is wonderful, great place to dine. Will be coming back again!

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MB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great! We love it here! The last 2 nights the service has been extremely slow though. But, it is definitely worth the wait

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R
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

Salads were awesome!.. We did the Groupon Prix Dinner. Make reservations or you will be left out in the cold ! Or just left out ! Dinner is not served at 1862 on Tuesdays and Wed. I had the Tiramisu for dessert and my husband had the Lemon Tart good, but unload the strawberries ! Almonds instead. Nonpareil. We own a cattle ranch and would have liked our beef not hung so long. Dressing on the filet, not a fan. It tasted like blue cheese. Would have liked something smokey instead. Use open table to get your seat and don't be late. Views are WOW ! Geese land a dusk.

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K
Sacramento
46 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Server brought out wrong entree and quickly acknowledged and corrected. Save the drive from South Lake Tahoe as local options are as good or better for the price. Meals were good but nothing outstanding. Wine selections are also limited.

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VK
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nicely appointed restaurant with room between the tables and booths. Good view across the grasslands and valley. The food was very good, the choices were not vast but good for a somewhat isolated location. The presentation and the taste of the food were both very good. The wine list was somewhat lacking. But again, this is a basic health resort which is isolated from population centers, so the wine is probably not of a top priority. Overall, the experience was very good. I enjoy the rustic yet somewhat modernized atmosphere, and the quality of the food was high. We stayed at the resort and would highly recommend it if you stay there. If you are driving from over an hour away in the area, then I would think that there are other choices in Lake Tahoe or Reno which might be preferable.

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JS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a little loud at happy hour time Groupon saved us $20

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SW
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I would like to see the price come down about $5/ entre. The food was fabulous but pasta with shrimp should not cost $30.

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E
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food. We were there for our anniversary and would celebrate with you daily if we could. Earl

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DL
Denver
34 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The atmosphere @ 1862 was a throw back in time but the service was excellent on both nights we were there. We had the cocktails while the men had their beer & everyone was happy with their drinks. The calamari & crab cakes were surprisingly good in this oasis in a desert. The ribeye was a bit salty. The outdoor sitting with the fireplace would have been perfect had it it been not extremely windy. We were asked to come in 30 minutes ahead of our reservation since the place was supposed to close @ 9pm. Yet, on our way out, there were a lot more couples & families with children still enjoying their meal & the ambience & the wait staff were as solicitous as before.

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RH
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wally’s is not the cheapest in the area, but it ranks in my top 3 for fine dinner. Getting the hostess to seat you, or even acknowledge you, has always been difficult. The joys of dealing with high school girls. But the wait staff go way above and beyond to make your visit great. Especially Luke, the Waiter.

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LK
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We like going to the restaurant because of the atmosphere. It is quiet and very elegant. The service is always the best.

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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We’ve come here quite a few times now. The groupon deal with dinner and hot springs admission is a great value. Really good food. Lemon Tart dessert was delicious.

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CB
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1862 is our favorite restaurant in the valley. The food is always great and you can’t beat the setting.

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JF
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Ask for a window table in Luke's station and you cannot go wrong.
During winter, do not get a window table because it can get very cold.

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BB
Tahoe
36 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Our server, Luke, did his usual fantastic job. He is easily the best server in Northern Nevada. Lamb was excellent. Generous serving. A great meal with great service.

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