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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.

341 Ski Way
Incline Village, NV 89451
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Bar/Lounge/Deck: 4:30 / Dining Room: 5:30 / CLOSED MONDAY & TUESDAY

Cross Street:
Country Club

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(775) 833-0606

Website:
http://www.bigwatergrille.com/

Catering:
Catering available

Parking Details:
Ample parking.

Executive Chef:
Manny Baez

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

Additional:
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

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Business Meals (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Casual (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Great food and incredibly nice waiters

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Western NC)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·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

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 28, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Casual, Healthy, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Out of four items and service slow

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 (Tahoe)·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!

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

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

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 (Sacramento)·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!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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vip
 (Sacramento)·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.

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 (San Francisco)·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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Always Great-

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2017

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

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 (Charleston)·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

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·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.

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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on October 19, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great Dinner! Really like the "small" plate portion. My Ahi was amazing and the pumpkin cheesecake was to die for. The staff was fun and vary accomodating.

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on October 6, 2017

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.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Food and service were very good, although expensive.
I had reviewed your menu online prior to making the reservation, was disappointed to find the current menu was different and several items were missing.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Anniversary

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 13, 2017

The seared ahi dish is particularly good as is the duck. Go early to catch the view before nightfall. Nice ambiance.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on September 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Service was awful took us 50
Minutes to get a meal after a reservation of 8'pm not that busy got ONE awful free dessert

We won't be returning or recommending too bad used to a favorite

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Big Water Grill was a wonderful experience for our group. Excellent service, delicious food and a beautiful view. Perfect for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Limited menu. Corn soup delicious, but served luke warm.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Reservation for 7:30, quickly seated, very good service, entrees and specials offered several good choices, good experience.

Tags: Casual, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2017

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!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Beautiful view, ambiance and great food. The service was attentive and friendly. My young adult children were very happy with the meal too.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Awesome restaurant
Yummy good
Pleasant servers
Lake Tahoe gem

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Healthy, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Great views and wonderful food. The steak my wife ordered was the best steak she has ever had.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 5, 2017

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!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Romantic, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Great food and better service. Great venue. Wonderful experience

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Food & wine all delicious! Service was great! Beautiful view of Lake Tahoe.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 3, 2017

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 .

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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