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Christy Hill, Tahoe City, CA

Christy Hill

4.9
4.9
1955 Reviews
$50 and over
Californian
A memorable dining experience awaits you as you enter the Christy Hill Restaurant in the center of Tahoe City. The restaurant sits on 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" and "North Lake Tahoe's Iconic Restaurants with World-Class Views" by the San Francisco Chronicle.

Executive Chef, Luis Vallin, focuses on sustainability and innovation, supporting local merchants and farmers. The thoughtful and playful menu pays homage to the tradition of Christy Hill while continuing to uplift and propel the cuisine and restaurant into exciting new territory.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Mediterranean, French
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (530) 583-8551
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Luis Vallin
  • 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

What 1,955 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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

    Best Value

  • 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

    Healthy

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Great for fine wines

  • 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

1,955 Reviews
  1. TedS

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alex the new Owner is great. Food was outstanding. I had the Hanger steak and it was cooked perfectly. One of the better steaks I have ever had.

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  2. timothyB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional food, exception location, exceptional dinning experience.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Awful. Would give zero stars if it were an option.

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  4. Activefoddie

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and ambiance. One of the best meals we’ve had in Tahoe

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  5. Michael

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing views, amazing service, and excellent food and wine! They took great care of us! Good vibes (proper, chill, but not stuffy) and very memorable!

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  6. NY1907

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice and romantic place with excellent service and crew . Variety of food selections was good for winter and everything was tasty. I would recommend the Lamb and duck breast Also, I definitely recommend to go before sunset to enjoy the lake view.

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  7. HappyDiner

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very very nice. Great menu, flexible chef offerings and substitutions within reason with knowledgeable, attentive, friendly and helpful wait staff, really enjoyed the meal and the price was not nearly as outlandish as so many others nearby.

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  8. AndrewB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love it hear. This is our first place to go if we are having dinner out.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good was exceptional and the staff were so nice and friendly. We had a great time! Can’t wait to come back!

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  10. DivyaK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Christy Hill is a must visit whenever we Tahoe and this restaurant has not disappointed here. The food is top notch quality, service is great and ambiance is pleasant. I highly recommend you visit this when you are there.

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  11. MarkP

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing staff amazing food and wine will forever be one of my favorites

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  12. JayfromHermosa

    Los Angeles

    201 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    201 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our very favorite for a romantic evening out with a beautiful view of Lake Tahoe or any night out for that matter. The food and service are first rate and can’t be beat. Thanks JB for recognizing us and welcoming us back. Our waiter Aaron was attentive and very responsive to our needs as well.

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  13. ZacharyS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal food and wine. We got the pre fix and wine pairing. Planning on going back next special occasion.

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  14. George

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was always great at Christy Hill but it seems to have gotten even better. Great food, great views, and great service. What else is there.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had our valentine’s night dinner at Christy Hill. Absolutely perfect. The food was outstanding and the views are unmatched. The bartender was terrific while we waited for our table. Couldn’t have had a better experience. Very romantic spot for a special dinner.

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  16. DerrekM

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Whenever the owners are onsite you know you’re in for a very special experience. The ambiance & atmosphere was electric. Our hostess was fantastic, she knew exactly how to bring us an amazing experience. Now the good part, the food was a 10 in every aspect. Presentation & prepared to perfection! My wife and I were so impressed and grateful to be able to dine at one of the finest restaurants in North America, Tahoe City! I’m biased as I grew up in this lovely town! Hats off and cheers to owners, Alex, Amanda, our hostess Janice the chef and amazing staff! What gifts you’ve all been given! Derrek & Marci

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  17. MikeR

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our food was exceptional and the service top notch. This might seem a bit old-fashioned but, a restaurant this good should have table cloths.

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  18. LordMayorofMontague

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve loved this restaurant for years. This was my first visit under new ownership and it was a great experience. It doesn’t seem like the new owners missed a beat and are carrying on the tradition of excellent food and a killer wine list.

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  19. DanellW

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner last night was over the top - it was our wedding anniversary and they gave us a beautiful table, the service was incredible, and overall it was a magical evening.

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  20. LHSH

    Detroit

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful evening with a delicious meal. Servers were great

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  21. local

    Central Coast

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent in all aspects ! From location to service and outstanding food presentation and beautiful curated menu.

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  22. BillandSherry

    Pittsburgh

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beat the rush Valentine’s dinner the day before. This restaurant never disappoints. Service and food were excellent.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dinner and outstanding wine list. The service was impeccable.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the most wonderful meal at Christy Hill. All the online reviews were excellent and we have to agree. Food, service, ambiance, it has it all. We booked early, 5:30 pm so we could have a view of the lake. Perfect and stunning. We will return when we have the chance.

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  25. Sluggo

    Dallas

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alex, the new owner has continued the incredible dining experience at Christy Hill. We enjoyed the 5 course chefs menu with wine pairing and it was incredible. Presentation, ingredients, service, ambience, wine service, all on point. This is truly one of my favorite dining experiences in the country. Bravo!

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  26. DonnaP

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience, great service, food fantastic.

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  27. DKershaw

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappoints as our favorite local restaurant experience. Always a delight to dine here.

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  28. DuncanC

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great. Thanks for being there on a snowy night. See you again soon.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently great restaurant! The lamb is just the best. Service has never failed to be amazing. Love this restaurant.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Christy Hill never disappoints. I brought a friend for her 70th with a last minute reservation. As always they treated us as we were their only customers. I absolutely love this secret gem.

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  31. MaxJ

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visit, wife's BDay. Romantic atmosphere. Small restaurant, on the lake with deck seating. Full bar...in which our waiter was either doubling as the bartender or he just couldn't stay away from behind it. The busser/water/bread/runners was like 3 separate people -seemed wasted. They stood in a corner just waiting for something to do. It's like the restaurant is trying too hard to be elevated and not pulling it off. Clearly the waiter needs more to do. The mashed potatoes were instant, the steak was over cooked. It's an experience but been there done that so we'll try again during the Spring or Summer out on the deck for lunch and give them another opportunity.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a special place. Its cozy and elegant with the most wonderful friendly service. The food is top notch. Never disappoints!

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  33. LandreaS

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely exquisite. The spot is very intimate right on the Lake. The dishes were very creative and everything was just fabulous. The wine list is very extensive with very fine choices at not over the top prices. We shared 5 sharable plates for 4 people; we each ordered a different entree and 4 different deserts. We all tried each others' entrees and deserts, and everything was wonderful. Christ Hill holds itself out as Lake Tahoe's premier dining experience and they did not disappoint. Just a wonderful dinner and wonderful evening.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve lived in the Tahoe area for over 40 years. This was my first visit to Christy hill. We brought our 2 young girls and met Alex the owner at the door. He was personable and very attentive. The first thing you will be impressed with is the spectacular view of Lake Tahoe. It is truly an impressive location. The interior was very tastefully done. The service from Carsten was top notch. The cuisine was second to none. From soup to dessert. It was all truly delectable. This was one of the finest and delicious restaurants we have had the pleasure of visiting. Do yourself a favor and make a reservation to a place you will remember for a long time.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice and cozy and amazing food . We will comeback

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  36. Doug54fromNC

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been going here for over 30 years and they have never let me down. The creamy vegetable soups are always a hit, and the spicy squash puree last night was as good as ever. Another hit was the venison tartar! And then the view over the lake is also hard to beat. Enjoy!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The duck was incredible!!! And the service was great!

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  38. Diningdiva

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the tasting menu, and every course was delicious and beautifully presented. Service was great, well paced--we were not rushed. Wine pairings were intriguing, enjoyable. We had a noisy table behind us, but they were happy, so we didn't mind.

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  39. GregoryM

    E. Tennessee

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! Food and service were exemplary, perfectly executed. I can’t wait to return

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  40. RustyH

    Tahoe

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such a special New Year's dining experience. The first seating was winding down so we waited at the bar to be greeted warmly by JB. Alex, the owner was gracious and accomodating to seat us in a cozy corner. The eight course prix fixe and wine pairing was superb. Each dish was an elegant presentation infused with exotic vegetables, herbs and spices. Kampachi Crudo, White Surgeon Caviar, Black Truffle Capelletti beyond our dreams. Then Quail with amazing black rice congee, Chelean Sea Bass with hazelnut crust, and melt-in-your mouth Wagyu Hanger Steak. Wine pairings were perfection. We've been here many times over the years and have come to appreciate the best food and service in Tahoe City. The new owners and chef have definitely kicked it up a notch.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Christy Hill is rated 4.9 stars by 1955 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Christy Hill

115 Grove Street, Tahoe City, CA 96145

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Tahoe City
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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
    Luis Vallin
  • 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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