Christy Hill

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922 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
A memorable dining experience awaits you as you enter the Christy Hill Restaurant in the center of Tahoe City. The restaurant sits just 100 feet above the shoreline of Lake Tahoe on an elevated embankment offering diners a panoramic vista. The intimate setting offers guests a view that is only upstaged by the cuisine, wine and service. Spectacular sunsets that can be seen from every table is just one of the many reasons that Christy Hill was voted "Most Romantic Restaurant" by the San Francisco Chronicle.
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Denver
3 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The views are gorgeous but, unfortunately, the food does not match. I ordered the lamb and my wife had gnocchi. The lamb had so much seasoning that I couldn't taste the flavor of the meat. The seasoning should compliment the flavor of the lamb, not overpower it. My wife enjoyed the gnocchi. The portion size for both dishes were small, but the prices are not.

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m
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing food, ambiance and service!!

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LS
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very comfortable... not rushed... food was prepared exactly the way we wanted. Service was prompt and courteous.

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BB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we eat at Christy Hill it’s a super delicious and romantic experience. The panoramic view of Lake Tahoe is the best and now with the warm weather you can dine on their patio. From first taste of appetizers, through entrees and desserts you’d be hard pressed to find a better fine dinning experience anywhere! The wait staff was courteous and super efficient. This is a place you want to linger and savory and come back again and again

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CD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food I have had in awhile and I dine in Wine country often.
View spectacular!
Food even more so!
Service Exceptional!!

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B
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening. The food was amazing!!! Loved the black cod.

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BS
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the most delicious food we've ever had. Service was great & the staff went over & above to make our 50th anniversary memorable

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very exceptional birthday experience. Got to watch lightening over the mountains while enjoying delicious courses. Will certainly go back (even without a special occasion)

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GW
Sacramento
18 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined here many times over the last 20 years, and we're never disappointed. It would be nice if they could get a full liquor license, as wines can give me a headache, but we go here for the food, not the beverages.

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TD
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

World class views, service and food. This is such a gem and we highly recommend it.

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D
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was excellent! We had the scallops/ravioli dinner plater and the morrocan lamb which were both very flavorful and delicious. The wait staff was very attentive and helpful with food/wine suggestions. It was a great place to celebrate our anniversary!

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PG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and food - great for special occasions.

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GG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, excellent wine selections, best Creme Brûlée ever

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CN
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We made a reservation for 5:30 to celebrate a special wedding anniversary. We noted this in “Special Requests” and wanted a nice table. When we arrived, we were ignored by the hostess, as she was working with a group of people for future business. She didn’t say a word to us, or make any eye contact. We waited a long time for her to finish, when a bar tender took pity on us and tried to seat us. She had us in the far back corner, not near to windows with views of the lake. We pushed back on the table, and she grudgingly gave up a seat (not by windows) but said we had to be done by 7:15. There were 2 tables with people seated, rest of the place was empty. It was not a good experience, regardless of the fact we were celebrating what was a special event for us. It was embarrassing, rude, disrespectful and really unnecessary. Our dinner service was just fine, but unfortunately the evening was spoiled by then. We live in Tahoe City and have been to Christy Hill about 3 other times and have brought guests with us. We had great experiences, and the food was great. This time, the food wasn’t great. I had the sea bass which came with about a tablespoon of couscous. Overall, very under-flavored. Veggies were good. Based on our experience with the hostess, we won’t be returning. Plenty of other options, without the attitude.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were EARLY and the owner/manager still comped champagne because we were waiting for ~20 minutes. Between the service, food, and setting - can’t beat it.

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S
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant in north Lake Tahoe/Truckee without exception.

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KM
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite for all occasions. Great service, food, ambiance.

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P
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, perfect service, amazing view. My only regret is that I didn’t have room for dessert! Next time!

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JL
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food(starter and main course) was well prepared and flavorful. Service was good. Portions were small (we were not looking for buffet sizes, but left unfulfilled) and the pricing was very high based on what you received. The wine list is good. The view is always excellent.

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S
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, fantastic view of the lake, and wonderful recommendations from our waiter David.
Can’t say enough good things about this place. I don’t eat land meat and I’m not a fan of octopus or calamari, but their version (sous vide with a smoky flavor and greens, grape tomatoes and red bell peppers) won me over. Not to mention the Pappardelle Pasta. Another winning dish! My husband had the lamb and it was very good.

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JD
San Francisco
91 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Christy Hill and go there at least once or twice every time we visit North Lake Tahoe. The food is always great and the service is terrific. They also have some of the best views of the lake.

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AB
Sacramento
27 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christy Hill is one of the best, if not THE best restaurant on the lake. The menu is outstanding, as is the service. JB is great. He is versed on the menu and wine list. And you can’t beat the view. It’s a must if you are visiting Tahoe City.

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VR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday

Absolutely delicious!

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J
Tahoe
17 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent menu. Always unique.
Views are magnificent. The owners really care that you are satisfied.

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DH
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening and fabulous view!

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EQ
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had friends from out of town, so chose Christy Hill as our dinner spot, right on the lake. At the end of the evening all four of us were raving about the meal, the service, and the view. Thanks Christy Hill for making our dining experience the best ever!

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JL
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to go eat. Highly recommend, been going for years.

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OT
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience all the way around

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MB
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and exceptional service. A little pricey but worth it. Great view overlooking Lake Tahoe.

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PW
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner to celebrate my birthday. Spectacular view of lake. Black cod was wonderful. Nice wine selection too

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JG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've eaten here many times and always wish I could come again more often. (I live almost 2 hours away.) On my most recent dinner there, I tried the tasting menu (paired perfectly with wines per course) and was blown away. This is a gem!

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PB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant on the lake! Food was outstanding, their wine list is extensive and well priced, and service is friendly and attentive.

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OT
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant right on Lake Tahoe!! Not a bad seat in the house. Staff very friendly

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IK
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christy Hill was the perfect treat for my birthday! Our server, Karson, was very attentive, but not leering. He was very friendly as well, we felt as if we had known him for a while!
The food was outstanding! With myself being a chef and my husband a lifelong restaurant worker, we were totally blown away by the food pairings and tastes we were experiencing.
We would definitely recommend Christy Hill to anyone and everyone!

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E
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Christy Hill! Best place on the North Shore!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was amazing! I think it is the best meal and service we have ever had! We often dine at wonderful spots in Oakland and SF..this was the best for sure!! Awesome experience!

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TS
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Been to Christy Hill many times and always had a great experience. Unfortunately, this dinner was made memorable by the lovely views from Christy Hill and not the meal we have come to appreciate. The food (pork chop and black cod) were not particularly flavorful, and we're labeled mediocre by both of us, no ice in the water, no bread (not everyone is on a keto diet), waiter forgot wine and water refills and dessert (Espresso creme Brulee) was meh. Hope this was just an off night and not the future experience at Christy Hill as we considered it to be the best restaurant in Tahoe City.

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MS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Fantastic view of Lake Tahoe. Food and service was very good.

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AK
Cancun
11 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was very loud I couldn’t hear my husband across the table . And it was my birthday dinner so we eat really fast and left . I felt like I was a party /Bar

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k
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent, well prepared food. Cozy restaurant in a beautiful setting on the lake, what a view. Attentive service. A quality, somewhat pricy meal for an enjoyable experience.

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