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Christy Hill, Tahoe City, CA

Christy Hill

4.7
4.7
1704 Reviews
$50 and over
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.**

Please make note that a standard reservation is for indoor seating.

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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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Mediterranean, French

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (530) 583-8551

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Shimer

  • Neighborhood

    Tahoe City

  • Parking details

    Street parking or lot in front of the restaurant available.

  • Public transit

    Bus stop available right across the street.

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,704 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Best Overall

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Best Food

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Best Service

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Best Ambiance

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Innovative

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Great for fine wines

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Romantic

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Great for scenic views

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Overall

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Food

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Service

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Ambiance

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Value

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Innovative

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Great for outdoor dining

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Romantic

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Great for scenic views

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Good for special occasions

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Most Booked

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  1. SP

    SusanP

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go to Christy Hill for special occasions and it never disappoints.
  2. CJ

    CelesteJ

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The ambiance and service was great! The food was average. Presented as high end but did not delivery. Had the carrot and beat salad. Very plain and something i could easily put together at home. Had the pappardelle pasta and it was underwhelming. Was almost watery. Very little flavor. Dull. My husband had the steak and the potatoes w it were still raw. It was as if the chef showed up 30 min before dinner was served.
  3. C

    Cb123

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had a very lovely dinner! We both did the course menu and each dish was absolutely amazing. The staff were very professional and attentive. Everything was perfect from the food to the service. I highly recommend!
  4. CC

    ChrisC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Place was fabulous, just wished we made the resi for an earlier time to appreciate the scenic views.
  5. I

    Imnotyourmomma

    Denver

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific foodies haven! Eclectic, original creative small plate offerings! Black Cod entree was beyond excellent! Mushroom, maple ice cream—stop it! Chocolate croissant bread pudding?…. WOW! W/30Yr Tawny! I’m in! Professional, friendly competent service! A winner!
  6. KM

    KatieM

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasting menu was divine
  7. TB

    TruckeeBob

    Tahoe

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We're Truckee locals. YuhVery nice off season mid week evening. Restaurant wasn't really busy, could have a nice dinner conversation, no obnoxious background music so prevalent in restaurants today. And the food - beautifully prepared and beautifully presented. Our go to restaurant in North Tahoe.
  8. d

    dcw1

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner for my wife. Food was wonderful (The sweetbreads were a tad bland but I wouldn’t assess any strikes for that. It's a tricky dish.) They were aware that my wife is gluten free, and--without asking--provided her with a GF menu. (Same selections; just edited to note GF choices.) I had the Moroccan Spiced Lamb loin which was really tasty. Spiced perfectly; not delicate but not overpowering. My wife had the scallops. Also very good. And, as a birthday dessert, a really delish GF sweet potato and crème fraîche pot de crème with caramel and candied apple crumble. Perfect dessert, without being over-sweet. Compliments of the house (!), unrequested and a definite repeat if the option is available on the menu. (We're not fans of over-sweet, gaudy desserts. So this was PERFECT.) Our server Tim was terrific. Attentive but never hovering. Didn’t need to be told that we were not ordering wine, but intuited that from our being happy with water instead of a cocktail or wine. CH remains one our favorite places for a special/nice dinner in North Lake Tahoe. A true standout for any location, but especially so here where many restaurants seem to think everyone is a visiting tourist who won’t be back. As locals, we really appreciate having such a reliably top notch option. Will be back--frequently and enthusiastically--and highly recommend.
  9. PA

    PaloAltodiner

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautifully prepared food with interesting combinations and complex tastes.
  10. ST

    SweetTooth

    Boise

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    My husband and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary and tried Christy Hill for the first time. They immediately wished us happy anniversary and seated us right away. I was a little disappointed that we didn't get a window table, but that was really the only downside. The scallops and cod dishes were excellent! They even surprised us with an amazing bread pudding and candle at the end of dinner for our anniversary. Wait staff was attentive and friendly. We would definitely visit Christy Hill in the future.
  11. L

    Localeater

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Hard to find better than Christy Hill. The food and service are outstanding. We have been several times. My only complaint it’s the price has doubled in 10 years but that’s not totally their fault. This time we had duck confit and “bistro” beef. Both were well prepared and very tasty. The service was very good and they even gave us a complimentary dessert for our anniversary. The dining room itself is small and intimate. I would have preferred fewer people but that’s understandable. It made a little noisier than I would like but it was a minor detail. We hope to go again to help keep them in business!
  12. C

    Cayler

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful variety of dishes, reasonable prices, and impressive technique by the chef and staff. Definitely a place to go for more adventurous eating.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. A bit slow on greeting and drinks after sitting down however.
  14. BB

    BarbaraB

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an exceptional experience at Christy Hill! We love everyone who works there. This hard working staff have turned into family after 17 years. Love this place! Coming back for Christmas Eve for our annual traditional dinner.
  15. AL

    AlanL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love going to Christy Hill for the fabulous views of the lake, the consistent high quality of their cuisine and excellent service. They also have an impressive wine list, as well.
  16. JS

    JeffS

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Osso bucco was flavorless, and the meat firm and chewy, not what was expected?? Wine recommendation very good, view EXCELLENT, was better 3 years ago when our first time! Darn, with their ratings so high, I expected so much more, so we will look elsewhere!!
  17. BW

    ByronW

    Las Vegas

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire team and the food was amazing. I had some allergy issues and Chef adjusted the dishes to make flavorful dishes without the allergen. Thank you so much for an amazing evening.
  18. DO

    DanO

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was beautifully presented and the staff excellent.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and ambiance 🙂
  20. DP

    DouglasP

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve known about this restaurant for many years but only tried it last night. My wife and I were astonished by the incredible entrees and attentive service (we were seated at the bar.) Halibut and scallop offerings were perfectly prepared and quickly delivered. Just a great experience overall!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service are always outstanding at Christy Hill, and of course the views are remarkable. It is also great to see a few of the staff are still as part of the business. They also have a wonderful staff benefit process in which you can donate a $20 beverage gift in addition to the tip. Makes for a happy team. If you are in the North Shore area, Christy Hill is a must restaurant visit.
  22. A

    A101

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious tasting menu dinner. Carson gave us great service. Thank you
  23. m

    mkinthehouse

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner at Christy Hill is always a fantastic experience. The food, the views, and all of the staff are top notch. Our favorite spot in the Tahoe area.
  24. M

    Mickey

    Phoenix

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining at Christy Hill is such a treat twice a year when we are in the area. Every dish is exquisitely presented and delicious. The sweetbreads were the best I have ever tasted; the chicken liver pate was the same. The wine list is great and the view- no words to descibe it. A 5-star experience!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Great service. Go hungry. Order an extra small plate to share if you want.
  26. CM

    ChacoM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dining experiences possible. Time your reservation for sunset.
  27. JF

    JacquelineF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    My date and I were sat at the worst table on the patio
  28. B

    Burton

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pricey, but in my opinion, the best restaurant on the Lake
  29. LG

    LorraineG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great place! Drop dead gorgeous location perched right above Lake Tahoe and the service was friendly and very attentive. We were celebrating our anniversary and really enjoyed ourselves. The food was very good— varied and thoughtful menu all the way around and the wine list had great choices as well. We will definitely be back!
  30. PM

    PennyM

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our favorite go-to places on the North Shore. Excellent food, excellent service and they really make your evening super special. Magical for us ❤️
  31. GG

    GrahamG

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening celebrating our anniversary. Food and service were top notch.
  32. JM

    JaeM

    Birmingham

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for our 31st anniversary. Everything from start to finish was amazing. The staff were exceptional as was the food. Small, quaint setting with amazing lake views. We sat indoors but all the outdoor tables were full with the hearers going. We had the shishito peppers and cauliflower dishes as starters, followed by the beet and carrot salad and the octopus dish, and our mains were the Farfalle pasta dish and the bay Scallop dish. We finished with the bread pudding. For drinks the Boont Amber beer and the pilsner. Nothing i would do differently. It was all yummy!
  33. AS

    AnnS

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable! So so good! Amazing service, fantastic food. Great portions. Amazing start to finish.
  34. JO

    JohnO

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The restaurant has an amazing view. the food was Okay, nothing to brag about. the noise level was extremely loud and the service was very slow. Not what I had expected for suck a highly rated restaurant.
  35. NF

    NancyF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a beautiful dinner outside on the deck to celebrate my husband's birthday. The service was outstanding [thanks so much, Tim!]. The view of the lake took us from sunset to moonrise and was simply stunning. And the food--it was delicious from start to finish. Whiskey-glazed pork belly with grits to start, pan-seared scallops, steak with creamed kale, and bread pudding were all prepared with great care. Nothing heavy-handed here. All the flavors melded beautifully. We couldn't have enjoyed it more. Can't wait to return!
  36. l

    luvtoeatout

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Location was amazing but for the price the food was just okay. Was disappointed overall
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner outside food outstanding and the service wonderful
  38. A

    Anne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite place to eat. Gorgeous views, consistently great food and excellent service.
  39. A

    Anon

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful dinner. Great service, Lovely food. Amazing ambience. Perfect for special occasions.
  40. SC

    SoCalGal

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    This restaurant trades on its location with a beautiful view. Inside is crowded with too many servers rushing around. Food was mediocre, and lacking the correct silverware (soup spoons please) and appropriate glassware (champagne served in a wine glass). Price was too high for such a awkwardly rushed experience. They even have the nerve to charge$10 for a bread basket of stale bread slices and 2 miniature corn muffins. Disappointed all around.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Christy Hill is rated 4.7 stars by 1704 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 21 times today
Google Map for Christy Hill

115 Grove Street, Tahoe City, CA 96145

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Tahoe City

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Mediterranean, French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking or lot in front of the restaurant available.

  • Public transit

    Bus stop available right across the street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Shimer

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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