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About Big Water Grille
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.
Incline Village, NV 89451
Californian, Steak, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Bar/Lounge/Deck: 4:30 / Dining Room: 5:30 / CLOSED MONDAY & TUESDAY
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Big Water Grille Ratings and Reviews
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
It was very special, and just what we wanted. The food was amazing, and the staff was friendly and attentive. Our server, Kate, was fantastic, and took the time to make sure our meal, and evening, was special. The view from our table was equally amazing. Thank you to Big Water Grille for a very special, and outstanding experience.
We've been to The Big Water Grill many times and it did not disappoint. I had the duck breast which was superb and my husband had the filet. We both were so impressed with the food and our server. We had a table at the window overlooking the lake and they started us off with a glass of bubbly for our anniversary. Had a bottle of Belle Gloss Pinot. Great time! You've got to try it when you're anywhere near Incline Village.
Overall very pleased, but my lady’s vodka tonic was flat, both of them and we returned them, the second never should have arrived. My dish, Mary’s chicken was great! The wine was great, both white and red and the port was awesome. The ambiance was outstanding with a lake sunset and early evening lights on Lake Tahoe.
Alex was the consummate waitress: friendly, attentive, and spot-on, though casually aware, with our orders. The deck was nicely heated and allowed late evening dining on the deck so we could enjoy the incredible ambiance of the lake and the setting sun over the distant hills . Food was spectacular in presentation, flavor and temperature: they really were attentive to serving up gourmet dining in a way that could be truly appreciated.
When the weather is clear and warm, their outdoor patio offers very pleasant dining surrounded by tall pines and great views of the lake. Inside, the tables are comfortable and not crowded. The food was very good - ahi prepared perfectly and an excellent caprese salad. If you're in the Incline Village area, the restaurant is very convenient.
Big Water Grille never disappoints and this was no exception. Salads were superb and we shared an appetizer portion of the grilled ahi which was to die for. Since we were drinking an aged hearty wine, we both ordered the filet mignon. It was perfection on a plate! This restaurant is always a good choice!
This was the second time in recent weeks that we've brought guests to BWG. The service, facility, view, etc. was as one would expect being in Tahoe. What really differentiates BWG from their competitors for us has been the food. Our last trip split ordered with the men having Halibit and the ladies having Ahi. This time we had Halibit and Pork loin. Absolutely over the top both times with us and out guests!!
This was our third visit to Big Water Grille and we were pleased to find that the food was outstanding this time around . The ingredients were all fresh and well seasoned . We found the portion size to be appropriate as I ordered the halibut entrée in a smaller size but it was still satisfying . The coffee rubbed pork tenderloin was cooked well with a touch of pink and the fresh peach side was the perfect accompaniment . We also enjoyed the ganache and caramel dessert as a great ending to a lovely meal .
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