Christy Hill

4.7
1272 Reviews
$31 to $50
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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 1272 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.8
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant on north shore

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alocal
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent.
Staff is wonderfully accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view, patio seating with a fire pit table. Our waiter was attentive and provided great recommendations. Great night out for a special birthday celebration.

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MorganP
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With the pandemic the restaurant only has outside dining which was perfect even in February. We had our fire pit table looking over the lake with an additional heater overhead. I made a note that we were celebrating our anniversary and they gave us a free dessert which was delicious. Great food that was a little overpriced but great quality. Will return again hopefully soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Much too cold!! They had a few nom working heaters ans when we decided to tough it, service became very slow. We froze!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is wonderful - Carsten is so sweet! The owner came and greeted us at our table. The Chef is nothing short of AMAZIng!! The Artisanal cheese plate, the smoked trout - all very impressive. The ramen pairs great with the Shug Chardonnay. Lake side view is beautiful - blankets are encouraged for outdoor dining as we were a bit chilled. Our new favorite place, and will be back on every ski trip!!

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TahoeMollyMollz
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Service and view are both unbeatable!! 5 stars there. Same for exceptional wines. Food was a bit bland (crab app just tasted like mayo) and small enough proportions (udon) that I won’t be back soon.

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vipSaundo
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even under Covid, they do a great job of delivering a quality experience -- on the deck!

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vipLynneK
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all sat outside, safely distanced from each other, and had our own fire pits as dining tables. The food was amazing! Have the Osso Buco! You won’t be disappointed...

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. It was beyond expectations!

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vipRSFresident
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent, unique courses. Always enjoyable!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful all the way around. Stunning views ans even better food.

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Penni
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative, Reliable, and delicious . Amazing views of the lake and mountains

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vipmoragamunchers
San Francisco
108 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining with amazing view of Tahoe, terrific food and service. Our automatic "go to" on visits to Lake Tahoe.

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vipGoWelch
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food anywhere in Lake Tahoe! The menu, the service, the preparation and delivery are world class.

I go there at least once every time I go to Lake Tahoe, preferable 2-3 times.

The Moroccan lamb dish is a must have as is the Gnocchi, spectacular with duck. Make sure to order the bread so you can sop up the incredible broth.

Incredible wine list and service is off the chart!

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trevorm
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant on Lake Tahoe. Excellent food and great service.

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vipMaiS
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant experience was excellent for a birthday celebration. Although it was very cold, they did have heaters outdoors to keep the guests warm and socially distanced the tables. The views of Lake Tahoe and the spectacular sunset set the perfect ambiance. Our server was so friendly and made you feel at home, not to mention, the food was top tier. Inventive flavors and fresh ingredients you could taste. If I’m ever in Tahoe again,I will definitely come back here and try some more stuff on the menu. Pro tip: order the roasted gnocchi for a delicious mix of savory flavors and the apple crumble dessert for a perfectly sweet and warm bite to top off your meal.

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JoeB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always lovely!!!!! Even outdoors in 27 degree weather it is THE spot on the North Shore

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AustinB
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been going to Christy Hill for years because of their exceptional dishes, beautiful ambiance and attentive staff. This is by far my favorite restaurant in Tahoe. Couldn't recommend more highly.

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LarryH
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are Tahoe Locals, this is our favorite go-to spot for celebrations Great view, great staff, fantastic food!

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DebraW
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view, the food, and the service were wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

25th Wedding Anniversary Dinner. Excellent!

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vipMrsCiesielski
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered several items, and all were fantastic. The restaurant is right on the water, so the view is beautiful. They don't serve cocktails though, so be prepared for wine/beer/limited 50 proof options.

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RyanS
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great setting. Had a lovely time on date night with my wife!

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charlesyo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

an excellent and memorable evening at Christy Hill. I had wanted to have an amazing experience for my girlfriend and myself and Christy Hill did not disappoint. The waiter worked with me to assist in finding the right wine pairing with my steak, the hamachi tartare appetizer was delicate and full of unexpected flavors, my girlfriend's dish was beautifully prepared, and we felt perfectly at home, even during a COVID dinner out. Excellent service, and the view from the restaurant over Lake Tahoe on a clear night is, of course, gorgeous.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pan fried gnocchi with duck was delicious. The creme brûlée dessert was great as well. Lastly, the cappuccino was a good finisher.

The view itself was worth going to the restaurant, besides the amazing service and great food.

Would highly recommend Christy Hill restaurant to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding perfectly prepared meal!

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SarahF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbeatable views, great service, delicious and refined food menu, and impressive wine list. Always a treat to dine at Christy Hill.

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JoseC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect and amazing. A perfect getaway for an evening

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vipVirginie
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is creatively crafted and so delicious. The staff is pleasant and very knowledgable. The ambiance is cozy chic.

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melandbl
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the first restaurant that we have eaten at since the pandemic. They had such great protocols in place we felt very comfortable dining there and the food and atmosphere was excellent

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Penny70th
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our most favorite restaurant in the whole Tahoe basin that never disappoints. Food and service is beyond compare.

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GeorgeJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service with a beautiful view of the lake would recommend to anyone!

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ChristyT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Made a reservation online for 8:00 but when we arrived, we were told that reservations were only made for the inside which wasn’t what we had wanted due to the virus so we ended up having to wait for almost an entire hour for a table outside. This needs to be fixed with their online reservation service.

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viphockeygirl
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice intimate adult dinner venue. Excellent food and wine list to pair.

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Yofu
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A real gem: great food and awesome view. Fun staff, who were very helpful. The food was both inventive and executed well. The wine list was limited: they could use a more expanded selection to match the dishes.

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DougG
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal experience from the time we sat down until we got up.

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NYCtransplant
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely seating outdoors...felt very safe! they have lots of heaters, so it's comfortable

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rhondar
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very enjoyable. Great ambiance. Will return next year.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best night ever. The food was out of this world!!

FAQs

Christy Hill is rated 4.7 stars by 1272 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.