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For 2
Sat, 2/24
7:00 PM
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Big Water Grille

579 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
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 Manny Baez 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Californian, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Bar/Lounge/Deck: 4:30 / Dining Room: 5:30 / CLOSED MONDAY & TUESDAY
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Phone number
(775) 833-0606
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Manny Baez
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Private party facilities
Wine Cellar private dining for up to 18 people. Restaurant buyout options for up to 120 people. Minimums apply.
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Private party contact
Jack Chinn: (775) 833-0606
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Catering available
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Cross street
Country Club
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Parking details
Ample parking.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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vipJBT5 (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined a day ago

Great food and great service! Will be coming back!

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Great food and incredibly nice waiters

CWBH2O (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

The Hostess/Wait Person was awesome. She knew when to approach at various stages of the evening. My wife had the lamb shank which she thoroughly enjoyed. Again our wait person allowed her to sub the couscous for mash potatoes. I ordered the special NY strip. It was cooked as requested, it was a bit grissely but very tasty. The accompanying scallop potatoes were unfortunately like leather so I requested some mash potatoes. The views were outstanding, the wait staff was very accommodating so we will be back even though I was not pleased with my entree.

AndersonM (Western NC)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

The quality of the food was subpar service was excellent Tommy ounce was excellent but again for the price you’re paying state was grizzly fish was fishy would not recommend either cook at home or save your money for a nice place in your home town or go to Taco Bell

ThomasC (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner, views are beautiful and the food is superb!

EricZ (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The main draw of this restaurant is the expansive view of Lake Tahoe, however we arrived after dark so we couldn't see anything. Our fault for trying to make same day reservations, everything before sunset was reserved.

The Filet mignon was overcooked on one side, and undercooked on the other, the glaze on the pork chops has a slight burnt taste to it, but other than that, the meal was excellent. The person who ordered salmon had no complaints.

Service was also excellent and the deserts are worth coming back for.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

After several attempts of trying to a cold glass of Chardonnay which proved to be fruitless so I gave up. Several samples from several bottles of white wines were served warm.
Attitude from the heavy set bartender (as I was having dinner at the bar) did not set well as it was his problem to serve a cold glass of wine and not mine. I asked him several times to please put the bottle of wine on ice as I was going to have 2-3 glasses from it with dinner. He would not do it.
He was not very friendly even before I had a chance to order anything. Owners: fix your wine fridge and fire the very unprofessional bartender...he is significantly hurting your business.

Dr Jim

Rosie (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Good service, great quality food and a nice environment. Highly recommend when in Tahoe

vipOpenTable Diner (Tahoe)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Service & Food were the very best !!!
Some new items are on the menu, that are delicious.

vipMcElvis (Houston)
3.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Out of four items and service slow

OpenTable Diner (Tahoe)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

One of favorite places in Tahoe! Always great food....beautiful presentation and we like the smaller portion option on many of the entrees!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

Celebrated our anniversary and they brought champagne - it was lovely.

Osueana (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Went here at night, so the view was not exceptional. But the food! Oh my! My hubby had the duck and I had the scampi! Both were amazing! Thank you to all the people who made us feel special on a really good day. They even gave us a complementary glass of champagne. So appreciated and we will be back when the sun is out!

vipButchu (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

We had a birthday party of six for dinner and each of us commented on the quality of the food. The service was excellent and of course we had a beautiful of the Tahoe lights at night.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

We were there for our Thanksgiving meal. Good selection of planned entrees and all was really delicious. Service was excellent!

vipsomany2littletime (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

Always Great-

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

It was a great experience. Everything was excellent, service, food and ambiance.

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Jordan our server was really on the ball, from explaining the days specials to picking out the right wine. it was a pleasure to eat there.......Thank you, John Colla

Margaret (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was very good and the service was excellent. The decor could use a major update but, it made the rest of the experience a nice surprise. Go for the food, service and the view.

vipBsming (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

I really like the art work hanging in this restaurant. The menu is limited. My husband had Lamb shoulder cannelloni which was delicious. My salmon on butternut squash was tasty. This was our second visit to this beautiful place.