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Christy Hill

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1135 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
**WE ASK DURING THESE TIMES TO WEAR YOUR MASK UPON ARRIVAL AND WHILE NOT SEATED AT YOUR TABLE. BE AWARE DUE TO LIMITED SEATING HOW MUCH TIME YOU SPEND WITH US {please try not to linger} AND PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING.**

A request for outside seating is only a REQUEST. We cannot guarantee an outdoor table. Please call the restaurant for further assistance with the request. 530-583-8551

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1135 people are saying
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AnitaR
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An extraordinary night! The venue, right on the lake at sunset.. we ate on the sand patio was spectacular! The service from hostess to wait staf was super friendly, accommodating, and relaxed. The food, omg, the food almost rivaled the view! It was delicious. It was expensive but well worth it. We will be coming back!!!

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Arielle
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a MUST GO when you are in the area. The food is exceptional, the view is unbeatable and all of the staff is friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Great for date night or a special treat.

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vipcasahomewood
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to be able to dine out in Tahoe again, and especially nice to have our favorite restaurant, Christy Hill, open and cooking amazing food to ease our shattered nerves. The entrees were some of the best we've had at CH, with the lamb and pasta and chicken dishes absolutely superb. The gnocchi appetizer was a favorite too!

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service.

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JoeS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Views are amazing! Food was great! They followed the COVID 19 precautions.

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DedeH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary and had a wonderful time! The tables were spread far apart (for Covid-19 reasons) and loved the hand sanitizers at the tables. The service and food were both amazing! We will be back soon! 😊

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vipGailG
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Christy Hill! This was our first dining out experience since mid March and we were very pleased at their adherence to safe dining guidelines. The food, as always, was excellent as was the attentive service. A visit to Christy Hill is tops on our list when we are on the north shore!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal! Staff was cheerful and friendly..did I mention the food was fantastic!

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ArleenS
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent restaurant! We ordered the Alaskan halibut and the pappardelle pasta with peas, pine nuts and “perfect egg”. The service was excellent and we were served in good timing. Never felt tushed either. We celebrated our 44th Wedding Anniversary and received complementary dessert which was chocolate croissant bread pudding. Well worth the money!

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BrianB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing anywhere beats the best fine dinning food and panoramic view of the entire lake !Christy Hill is simply the best! You

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vipDianaH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and view is exceptional. The service was excellent. When I am in Tahoe, I always go here!

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carolscrits
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Christy Hill is our favorite restaurant, so we looked forward to a birthday dinner there despite the pandemic guidelines. We sat outside and enjoyed the view of the lake during dinner. The tables were properly distanced, and the staff wore masks and gloves. We were required to wear masks everywhere except at the table.
We both enjoyed the excellent chicken liver mousse for our appetizer. I tried the special shrimp bisque ( a bit spicy for me) and we both had the halibut, which was excellent. Because it was my birthday, I was treated to a dessert of chocolate bread pudding. My husband had the affogato. Everything was up to their usual standard.
While the food was excellent, the service no so much. We were not able to have our usual server, and the one we did have spent most of his time chatting with another table. He forgot to bring our drinks, and was in a hurry to be somewhere else.
We will certainly go back again, and hope that the service will be up to its usual standard.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!

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RaemeK
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a great dinner here. Beautiful spot! Good service.

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vipZman
Las Vegas
32 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Delicious entries, wonderful ambiance and views of the lake, the cheese aperitif was tasty but small. Lamb and fish.....excellent.

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vipTallfoodie
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten at this fabulous restaurant many times over the last 15 years. The food and location have always been spectacular and I have never had a disappointing meal there- no less each one has been a superb taste experience .
With reopening our world under Covid-19, this was our first meal eating in a restaurant since the lockdown. The service staff were perfect, the food outstanding, and the sunset over Lake Tahoe unreal in its beauty , surrounding us as we dined.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to Tahoe for 30 yrs first time to Christy hill, I will be back often!!!

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vipSteve
Columbus
36 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences I have had. People say “ great for Tahoe” I would say wonderful for anywhere. Great view, creative food, friendly people...what else do you need

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48thAnniversary
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

This was our 54th anniversary. Made reservations two weeks in advance and requested an outside deck table. When we got there they had not made note of our request. We were seated inside at a table with no view.

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susan
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service great and the presentation was exceptional. We will be back!

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vipDinerout
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love Christy Hill. Their food is about the best in Tahoe!

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OpenTable Diner
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience overall with one of the best views in Tahoe!

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vipEFS3
Tahoe
23 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, view and felt very safe. The staff all wore masks and customers wore masks when not seated. There is seating both outside and in and the tables were spaced at least 6 feet apart, usually more. It was our first time dining out in three months and it was a very enjoyable experience.

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riverw
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing! Favorite restaurant on Tahoe. The Moroccan lamb is incredible

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vipSacramentoReviewer
Sacramento
24 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first dinner out after the Covid 19 lockdown. We are repeat customers and always enjoy the restaurant.

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WalterM
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I have enjoyed Christy Hill in the past, but had not visited the resturant in several year. I was very impressed with my dining experience. The online menu did not match the actual dining menu, but with social distancing, etc, that is a minor point.

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MariaK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so great to get out. Beautiful views, excellent service. Proper attention to safety. Thank you!

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vipLUCYK
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special restaurant, lovely views, felt very safe & delicious food.

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vipricharda
Tahoe
130 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good service, nice atmosphere, food very good. We will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was outstanding! Staff was very conscientious of safety, but still managed to be engaging. We sat outside to celebrate my husband’s birthday. It was a lovely evening and the food was amazing!

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winecountryfan
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chose our favorite venue for a birthday celebration. Service was outstanding, great wine selection and dinner fit for foodies. Atmosphere is very inviting with a great lake view location.

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vipJimM
Tahoe
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. Great ambiance!! Favorite restaurant on Lake Tahoe!!

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vipRSFresident
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Bistro steak and shrimp bisque was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We took friends from Lake Tahoe there for the Second time.
They love the food!
I’ve been going to Christy Hill for years.
The food is outstanding

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vipChad
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in Tahoe City. And the view doesnt hurt either...

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retiredprofs
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would give this restaurant all 6's if they were available! Food and service are exceptional and prices are very reasonable. What I especially have appreciated in several visits is that the food does not shout, nor does it simply try to impress: each dish is well-thought out, perfectly prepared, and marvellously presented. From the time you enter until you leave, you are treated like a guest, not simply a customer.

Bottom line: each time we visit this area, Christy Hill will be on our "must" list.

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vipRonaldR
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food service and lakeside dining. Definitely in the top tier of Westshore dining options

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LeeV
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is amazing here. Its been over 15 years since I have been here for dinner and it did not disappoint as the last time. Service is attentive but not obnoxious, which can sometimes happen. I will say that on some menu items the portions are not really large for the $$ spent. So if you are starved and have a huge appetite choose your selections wisely. My date had the pork chop dinner and it was extremely large, big enough for two. However I had the scallops and beef rib meat ravioli. Probably the best scallops I have had but I got 3 and two ravioli. Kind of small in my opinion. There was a smidgen of broccoli to accompany it. Same goes for appetizers. They are not large in portions either but very tasty. So it just depends on your appetite and what you are in the mood for. This would not deter me from making a return trip for sure and still recommend the place

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LisaL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live in Tahoe City and always enjoy going to Christy Hill. The service, food and gorgeous lake views always impress! I recommend this for a romantic night out, special occasions.

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