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Christy Hill, Tahoe City, CA

Christy Hill

4.8
4.8
1915 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.

The Sandbar, our lakefront lounge is open Wednesday through Sunday from 1:00 pm - 8:30 pm and enjoy live acoustic music each Wednesday & Thursday night!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Mediterranean, French
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sat 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

Experiences

  • New Years Eve 2024 - Seating One

    $125.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for an elegant evening of fine dining, exceptional wines, and impeccable service to welcome the New Year! Our warm and inviting atmosphere will create a memorable experience for all of your loved ones, filled with joy, smiles and laughter. New friends will leave feeling nurtured as everyone finds their way into becoming a part of the Christy Hill family. The first seating New Years Eve event is a six course Pre-Fixe menu crafted at the helm of our Executive Chef, Luis Vallin and Sous Chef Kyle Key and our talented culinary team. A wine pairing option for this menu is also available for $50. Seating One Pre-Fixe Menu Price: $125/person, plus tax and gratuity
    New Years Eve 2024 - Seating One Photo
  • New Years Eve - Seating Two

    $175.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for an elegant evening of fine dining, exceptional wines, and impeccable service to welcome the New Year! Our warm and inviting atmosphere will create a memorable experience for all of your loved ones, filled with joy, smiles and laughter. New friends will leave feeling nurtured as everyone finds their way into becoming a part of the Christy Hill family. The second seating New Years Eve event is an eight course Pre-Fixe menu crafted at the helm of our Executive Chef, Luis Vallin and Sous Chef Kyle Key and our talented culinary team. A wine pairing option for this menu is also available for $65. This experience is accompanied by live music. Seating Two Pre-Fixe Menu Price: $175/person, plus tax and gratuity
    New Years Eve - Seating Two Photo

What 1,915 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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

    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

    Romantic

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Great for scenic views

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Good for special occasions

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Most Booked

1,915 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing, the service was just as good! Definitely worth the money

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  2. MaryA

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fabulous evening with great food, service and company. l loved our table #8.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing staff amazing cab franc. The scallops were unreal

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  4. Local

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again, Carlton and Christina took great care of us! Food was awesome and it nice that it was a bit of a slower night. Kinda a shoulder "season"..... :-)

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely family dinner. Scallops are amazing and great wine selection!

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  6. MatthewR

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were lucky enough to find this restaurant through open table. It was difficult to choose what to eat, with every item offering something special. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful in narrowing it down for us and we weren't dissappointed. The pork chop and black cod were delicious. We will have to go back to nom our way through this menu.

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  7. LauraF

    Sacramento

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Christy Hill remains our favorite restaurant and n the greater Tahoe area. The food is seasonal and delicious, the wine list is excellent, and the service is friendly and attentive. The location is great, with a beautiful view of the lake, even in the winter. I am pescatarian, and there are always several good options, including vegetarian options. We come back every time we are in town, and love it even more!

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  8. Jerry

    San Francisco

    96 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic as was the service and ambiance. Really would be nice if they had a liquor license. Also candles on the table should be in a housing so the flame is below the rim- 1 menu caught fire

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  9. Douglas

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Christy Hill locals/family dinner was fantastic. Aaron our server was great, and it was nice to meet Alex and thank him for a wonderful experience.

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  10. BibyX

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Christy Hill always been one of our favorite restaurant in Town. The million dollar view, the outside firepits and atmosphere all fits well. We've been going there since the beginning of times and my husband parents started the original one back at Olympic Valley and ren it for 30 years. We keep coming back and now with the new owners looking forward to have more of the cuisine get changed up a bit and to have more local, family style options. Good luck to the new owners and looking forward to return soon!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Well the value probably isn’t accurate as it was a special event to show appreciation for locals but everything was wonderful

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  12. SallyH

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hi Alex, Absolutely a fabulous Family Meal🥰 And Tim was amazing as well🌺 Sally

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  13. JoeDine

    San Francisco

    137 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    137 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This local nights was incredible. All of the food items were outstanding. And the wine specials were great. Our server, Tim, was extremely attentive and knowledgeable and handled all of our special requests with much caring. This was a special and memorable night for us.

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  14. JenniferH

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a great meal and dining experience, as always.

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  15. JoeDine

    San Francisco

    137 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    137 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Christy Hill is our favorite restaurant in the Tahoe area and it once again did not disappoint. The food was great. Our server, Carsten, was super and very knowledgeable. And the view is spectacular.

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  16. ChristineR

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband & I go to Christy Hill every time we’re visiting Tahoe. Last time we had our daughter with us. This time we have our son. Now they both know why their parents love Christy Hill. We were not disappointed. Thank you

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  17. NatalieG

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Consistently excellent upscale food in the beautiful Tahoe setting.

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  18. RustyH

    Tahoe

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanks for another memorable evening. Chicken pate, fig arugula salad, duck were Devine shared with my love. His birthday dessert and a crisp sauterne topped it off.

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  19. Gabby

    Tahoe

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice views, noisy. There were quite a few 6 tops this night who were very noisy for such a small space. Perhaps consider moving them to one end and putting 2 and 4 tops at the other Or fewer tables to create more space. A request to replace water glasses with lipstick should not be questioned by the waiter. Also carpets reeaallly need to be replaced.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great restaurant but very noisy when tables are full. Hard to have a conversation without talking loudly and leaning into the table to hear other’s responses

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  21. ScottD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sunday night dinner included pork chop, scallops, hamachi crudo, and burrata salad-all very good, as well as the service. The canoli was OK. Overall, very good! It is a bit pricey, but in line with all the other upper end dining establishments in the area.

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  22. A101

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanks for a delicious dinner with a spectacular view of the lake !

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  23. LaurenH

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, beautiful food and our server Tim was very helpful in selecting a wine that went well. We were blown away by the pork duet.

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  24. jocelyns

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! What a great addition to our town. Might be the best meal we have had in years. Cheers to the new owners and chef.

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  25. KathyB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite restaurant! The duck mole was phenomenal!

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  26. Jimmygoat

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was and service were amazing. Thank you Tim and staff at Christy Hill for a delicious and memorable evening!

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  27. queenie

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Dr. STEVEN KARR ENJOYED tHANK YOU aLEX FOR THE PHONE CONNECTION

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  28. Claire

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Christy Hill delivers every time- love it here. Incredible views, solid & consistent menu and the service is always a top notch blend of relaxed, yet high touch. Best wine list on the lake and Carsten, their sommelier, helped us land on two bottles of wine that we loved despite all having pretty different preferences is wine.

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  29. DinerInDisguise

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was wonderful. The staff very friendly and attentive as well. First time there and definitely will go back.

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  30. melissac

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a lovely experience! Thank you!! Excellent service and atmosphere!

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  31. AmyB

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a lovely evening with stellar service bringing new and favorite gourmet dishes. The intimate setting on the lake is Tahoe at its best!

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  32. david

    San Francisco

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We did not like our appetizers too much , the chicken pate and the fig salad. The pate was ok but we did not like the presentation. Fig salad was just ok. However the scallops were very good, if only there scallops . Nice blend of flavors of the scallops, salty pork belly and sweet corn. For the price, at least 4 scallops should be served. The lamb loin was tasty if a bit undercooked for my taste. I requested medium and it was medium rare. The chocolate croissant bread pudding was very good. It’s a nice room. Service was good after a bit of a mishap on table selection.

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  33. JacquelineB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great for a special occasion. Delicious food and beautiful view.

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  34. StephanieN

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was very attentive and courteous. The food was outstanding! Beautiful presentation and so delicious.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the view and the intimate atmosphere. They have to keep the door closed though to keep the files away

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  36. andreww

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it, food is amazing, ambiance is lovely. Highly recommend

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  37. TruckeeAdventurer

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great selection of small plates and mains. Something for everyone and all we ordered was delicious.

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  38. MilicaB

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to Christy Hill many times and they always do an excellent job. This time we had all of small plates and loved them all! Service was also great! I would highly recommend this restaurant. It is the best one in North Tahoe area. And not to forget that spectacular view they have!

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  39. AnnaMartha

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the sever were spectacular! The chef even modified for my allergy. The view was perfect! This is a very small restaurant and honestly we should have left the minute we arrived because there was a large table in the middle and they were so LOUD. We couldn’t hear each other across the table. Everyone there was leaning toward each other across the tables to hear. The people at the middle table were yelling over each other to be heard and laughing loud ridiculous laughs constantly. It seemed they had been over-served (wine). It was like trying to enjoy an expensive meal in a loud bar. It honestly ruined everything.

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  40. Annie

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the best places for a delicious meal served by professional and friendly staff in beautiful lake view setting.

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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 4.8 stars by 1915 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Christy Hill

115 Grove Street, Tahoe City, CA 96145

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Tahoe City
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sat 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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