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Big Water Grille, Incline Village, NV

Big Water Grille

4.5
4.5
1021 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian

Nestled in the mountains of the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, the Big Water Grille has spectacular panoramic lake views that are among the best around. Chef Evan Roa is impressing diners with his fresh/seasonal menu. Join us for a martini in the lounge, a glass of wine on the deck or a fine dining experience in the dining room. Choose from our craft cocktails or extensive wine list from around the world.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (775) 833-0606

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Evan Roa

  • Catering

    Catering available

  • Private party facilities

    Wine Cellar private dining for up to 18 people. Restaurant buyout options for up to 120 people. Minimums apply.

  • Private party contact

    Jack Chinn: (775) 833-0606

  • Neighborhood

    Incline Village

  • Cross street

    Country Club Dr

  • Parking details

    Ample parking.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,021 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Scenic View

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Ambiance

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Value

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Notable Wine List

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Romantic

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Scenic View

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Special Occasion

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Most Booked

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  1. BC

    BelindaC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the deck. A bit pricey for chicken, but tasty

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was great fresh well prepared food.

  3. SM

    SM10

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Locals, one of our favorites

  4. g

    golfcookie

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent professional service. Well prepared high quality food. Attention to the freshest ingrdients

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We dined at big water on may 28 2022 and our waiter was fantastic (I believe his name was Ian). Highly recommend the drinks and KFC cauliflower. The venison was delicious and the tiramisu was the perfect dessert to end with!

  6. DO

    DavidO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food is good, service is good, and views are lovely. Prices? Quite steep in my opinion, e.g., 28 for a hamburger $42 for a piece of salmon. That’s expensive!

  7. ST

    SkiTahoe99

    Tahoe

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    There are always 2 or 3 dishes on the menu that you just have to try. We went all out on ordering, but stopped before desserts. The Caesar Salad was the real deal down to the egg and anchovies. We dined at 5:15 pm in daylight with clear skies...just a stunning view. We always get seated before sunset. Service just keeps getting better. The staff is friendly but circumspect in conversation...just the way I like it. And the cocktails a strong, so everyone was happy. And everyone enjoyed their dinner. We each rang up around a $100 bill, but it was worth it.

  8. K

    Kathie

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bianca our server was very attentive and so was the team in the kitchen as everything was delicious! I highly recommend the KFC (cauliflower) appetizer! Beautiful Restaurant and the view!

  9. HF

    HootietheFoodie

    Houston

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Cauliflower appetizer and cocktails were awesome! My chicken saltimbucca had an odd texture. Frozen chicken breast? The halibut didn’t have much flavor. Items served with the main entrees were prepared well and tasted lovely. All in all, a nice evening with a lovely view.

  10. KH

    KrisH

    Houston

    46 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    I hate to be too critical given what restaurants have gone through for the past few years but Big Water Grill must have had a bad night when we were there on 5/19. The halibut was so bland as were the veggies. Also ordered a burger medium and it arrived medium well. Disappointing as this was our final nice meal out while vacationing in Lake Tahoe.

  11. D

    Doug

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From the greeting by the hostess to their farewell, we had a wonderful time. We were there for our anniversary. They acknowledge that with some complimentary champagne. We both had the chef soup of the day and we each had a different chef special of the day. The mushroom soup was some of the best I have had. The chef is spectacular. The specials were a sole seafood dish and a smoked venison tenderloin. Both were delicious. Combine all that with spectacular views and a very attentive wait staff and we feel it was the best restaurant we experienced in our 5 days in Incline Village. It is on our must return to list.

  12. K

    Kristina

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is always consistently good! Great Service!

  13. SD

    StacyD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious, beautiful views. Service impeccable

  14. KM

    KarenM

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    The service was a little slow. The food was just ok, but given the NYC prices we paid it should have been fabulous. It was a cool night in the mountains and they had the air conditioning blasting. Lovely views and ambiance, but it’s the food that you go for. I’d go elsewhere if I had a chance.

  15. RG

    RuthG

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5

    We love Big Water and had not been for awhile. My husband's food was delicious. I ordered a medium rare burger and received one well done. Waitress offered to return it, but there is too much food waste and insecurity in our country for me to do this.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    PERFECT scallops, and going for the Korean cauliflower alone is worth the trip. I’m not even a vegetarian, and I could make a satisfying dinner from that and a salad!!

  17. s

    sandie200

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Jordan is terrific!!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The chicken parmigiana pasta + chipotle tomato soup special were both yummy 😋🙌🏼

  19. JS

    JimSkifreak

    Tahoe

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Consistently wonderful.

  20. O

    Olof

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Poor ambience, noisy, lighting more like a surgery room than a romantic restaurant, ridiculously over priced, as in absolutely comically expensive for the experience given, slow service, average food at best. Advertised as an up market establishment, general impression more like a road side diner, complete with neon signs, blue plastic glasses, TV screens in the background, pastel colored paper menus and staff that clearly wished they were somewhere else. So did we.

  21. DW

    DavidW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic Location with great Views of Lake Tahoe and the Surrounding Forest. The Reservation system worked well and our table was waiting for us when we arrived. The Service was Courteous Patient and Unobtrusive. The food was Delicious, Beautiful Plating and Potions were just right. The Perfect Location for our Anniversary. Cant ask for anything more than that ! We will return soon !

  22. JJ

    JuneJ

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So glad to have gone back to Big Water Grill after Covid! The view, service (Ian was fabulous) food and entire evening were perfect! We will be back soon!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our favorite spot ❤️

  24. DA

    DayleA

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best lobster, scallop risotto I have ever had. Very creamy and flavorful. Beet salad was delicious also. Great evening!

  25. C

    Cats

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Very nice evening.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    The manu changed. Not as good as last year. The pasta is very usual, not impressed.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We LOVE Big Water ❤️ Jeremy, John, Taylor, Chris, Jordan - the entire crew is excellent and we look forward to our time there! Thank you, see you tonight!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great spot , amazing food , fun bar area . Never disappointed after a night here !

  29. MS

    MarkS

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    Rather boring menu, except for a few unique appetizers (Korean Fried Cauliflower was great). I had the pasta special that was poorly done- dried out salmon, overcooked tomatoes). Other in my party had the pot pies and enjoyed them. We ate early a were able to enjoy the beautiful view. Service was great.

  30. BL

    BruceL

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, great food brought to the table by attentive servers...with amazing views. One of our favorite places to go in Incline (as residents it's about every 2 weeks).

  31. RB

    RobynB

    Houston

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A lovely meal with fabulous service from Jordan!

  32. BV

    BrentV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My family and I ate dinner here 2 nights in a row while visiting Lake Tahoe! We received Amazing service and dinner both nights from our waitress Jordan. Thanks Jordan! Server was very attentive and accommodating. 5 star service and restaurant top to bottom. Delicious food and beautiful views of the lake. Will definitely be coming back

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service from the staff and excellent food.

  34. OG

    OlgaG

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love it. Also CF is $25, which is very reasonable.

  35. LM

    LeslieM

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Wonderful experience, our server Jordan was great and food was excellent.

  36. BL

    BruceL

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, great food and Jordan is a amazing server. As locals, we look forward to dining there often.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing!! Great food and service. Cannot wait to go back! Make a reservation

  38. Y

    Yummy

    Detroit

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had great service and the food was delicious! Really enjoyed the mussels.

  39. JM

    JamesM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Big water grill consistently delivers great food, great service and a terrific atmosphere.

  40. SS

    SunSnowBluewater

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Big Water is a must. Jeremy is your best bartender as well who can offer any "best adventures" in the Tahoe area.

FAQs

Big Water Grille is rated 4.5 stars by 1021 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for Big Water Grille

341 Ski Way Incline Village, NV 89451

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Country Club Dr

  • Neighborhood

    Incline Village

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Ample parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Evan Roa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (775) 833-0606

  • Catering

    Catering available

  • Private party facilities

    Wine Cellar private dining for up to 18 people. Restaurant buyout options for up to 120 people. Minimums apply.

  • Private party contact

    Jack Chinn: (775) 833-0606

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