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About Christy Hill

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. 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.

115 Grove Street
Tahoe City, CA 96145
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(530) 583-8551

Website:
http://www.christyhill.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking or lot in front of the restaurant available.

Public Transit:
Bus stop available right across the street.

Executive Chef:
Andrew Shimer

Additional:
Beer, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Christy Hill Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (49)
Waterfront (48)
Romantic (42)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (38)
Special Occasion (38)
Fit for Foodies (35)
Good for a Date (35)
Creative Cuisine (34)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Local Ingredients (24)
Cozy (23)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Worth the Drive (23)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Notable Wine List (18)
Authentic (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Casual (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Healthy (10)
Organic (10)
Fun (9)
Seasonal (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Hot Spot (5)
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Disabled Access (3)
Happy Hour (3)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Business Meals (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Christy Hill is our favorite place to dine in the North Lake Tahoe area. The food is always really great and the service cannot be beat. We usually dine there at least two times on every visit that we make to North Lake Tahoe and we get there about two times per year from the Bay Area.

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Cozy, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 7 days ago

Food and service eye great. Steak as amazing

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Christy Hill never disappoints! Food and service are always top notch! We went for our anniversary and they gave us a dessert to celebrate. We don’t like sweets, but the bread pudding was amazing and may have converted us to dessert eaters!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner! Each dish was beautifully presented and most of all delicious!

We even had the pleasure of meeting the owner Robin;)

We will definately return for many more delicious meals! Thank you!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was disgusting, the service was terrible. I wouldn't even go for a drink.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Brook and her crew made this an excellent experience.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Awesome service! Really enjoyed the steak and wine pairings. First found this on Yelp - and saw how good for food looked and it was just like the pictures but better. Highly recommend.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Most impressive view for dining on Lake Tahoe with cuisine to match. Foi gras a must. Excellent wines and service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Beautiful food, great service, warm welcome. Our favorite place in Tahoe City.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Amazing food, atmosphere, view, and service! Highly recommend for a business meeting or impressing a loved one!

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Christy Hill is a family favorite. We look forward to our fancy annual family meal there each October. It is a little expensive, but the food, service and experience make the splurge worthwhile. We will be back again soon and recommend this place to anyone looking for an extra special dining experience - DEFINITELY the best restaurant on Lake Tahoe b

Tags: Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 11, 2017

My wife and I came in ahead of our scheduled reservation after weeks of off-road camping and before going to our hotel to clean up! Just too tired. The hostess understood, set us up at a small (and only available) table and made sure we were taken care of throughout our meal. The courses were delicious and well-presented. The owner did classic short visits with her local regulars, adding to the atmosphere of causal elegance. Overall, the restaurant was exceptionally pleasant and friendly - a recommended stop on a Lake Tahoe visit.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Limited menu. Food over priced for quality. Salad was good and the dessert was good

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

One of the finest restaurants I’ve ever eaten at in the world. Chef is creative, imaginative, and truly tasteful in blending flavors, colors and textures. View of Tahoe also hard to beat. Service is friendly but at times overwhelmed given the popularity of the place. Not cheap, but you will not feel robbed.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Wonderful restaurant- best in Tahoe for elegant dining

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 6, 2017

One of the best restaurants on the lake. Food and service is always great. The lamb entree is incredible. The foie gras is amazing. We have never been disappointed. No better waiter than JB!!

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 (México)·Dined on October 3, 2017

We loved our first visit to Christy Hill. The food was delicious, especially the Morrocan lamb and pumpkin spice cake. Don't miss out on dessert. The staff was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Plus the view is wonderful from anywhere in the dining room. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2017

As usual the food was delicious. Our waiter was so sweet and attentive. The view is hard to beat. A new fall menu was a treat!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Read great reviews, but found the food to be average. Bistro steak was very good but the Chicken was rubbery and my husband didn't even finish it, which is unusual for him.
We expected more for the price.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Over the top Resturant. A must try ! Service and view are incredible!

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Our server Kurstin was GREAT. Always there, good suggestions, and great descriptions of the food offerings. Pork Chop was juicy and perfectly cooked. Halibut was great as well.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Lunch, Waterfront
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Right on Lake Tahoe... try and get there for sunset!
Food and service were excellent... if it's warm enough you can dine out on the deck. Also very nice inside as each table has a view of the lake.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Perfect place for our anniversary dinner! Really enjoyed the setting,and the wait staff was friendly and professional.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Finally found a dish that was not oversalted-the duck duo-yum! Glad I tried this place again, as I'd been disappointed so many times with oversalted dishes. My friends had the pasta and did say that was still over salted. However, service was impeccable, fabulous wine and a delicious fall dessert, a spice cake with caramel ice cream was spectacular. I just think as long as you know thisnchef loves his salt and you work around it, it's a nice, comfy restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We visit Tahoe two weeks a year and make dining here a MUST! The view is breathtaking, the food adventuresome and excellent and the staff charming. Wish they would open up a restaurant in Phoenix! Definitely a place for foodies.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Seasonal, Romantic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Our favorite place to get desserts in Tahoe. Can't recommend it enough.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

This is my favorite dining place when visiting Tahoe North Shore. Nothing comes close.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Excellent food and service with great Lake view. Wife had the lamb and I had the steak and both were excellent. Have not had a more enjoyable meal and experience in a long time. Highly recommend this place.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Instead of a sunset glow we were treated to a dramatic look at a thunderstorm over the Lake.Our server pointed us in the right directions to satisfy our culinary wishes leading to a fabulous meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Exceptional service from the moment you step in the door. Excellent food and good wine selection.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Organic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 11, 2017

My husband took me for my birthday. It was our first time at Christy Hill. The food was very good and the service was excellent. Our server Ben made our experience most memorable!!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Never disappointed. A very pretty restaurant inside with afair amount of tables outside also. Try the grilled octopus appetizer and the Moroccan lamb entree. Th papardelle is also very good. This is a wine and beer only place it the wines are really well selected.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great dinner! We started at The Sand Bar (sister spot); they were a little disorganized and messed up our order AND the bill. I'm being a little picky, though; they DID fire up one of the cozy outdoor fire pits for us. The restaurant itself was nice; we had the "Bistro steak" which was really very good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Anniversary dinner. Amazing food, ambiance and service!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great food and service. Noise level makes conversation a bit of a challenge.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on September 9, 2017

This was our first time at Christy Hill. We would definitely go back. Food was great.

Tags: Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Casual
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We specifically visited this restaurant on our travel to the Lake Tahoe area based on recommendations, from the Ritz-Carlton concierge, for fabulous views of the lake and superb food.
Fabulous views of the Lake: Possible.
Unfortunately, the seating/table choices offered by the hostess were less than optimal ... table for two with one of us seated with our back to the lake (what view?) and a confined (literately) two-person bench where the table required moving to enter or exit ... despite making an early 5:30pm Thursday reservation and the availability of other better seating (indoors and outside deck) which we witnessed assigned to patrons arriving after us.
Superb food: Mixed.
We started with the Bibb Lettuce Salad with Manchego, Herbed Avocado Dressing & Candied Almonds and were not disappointed -- it was superb.
For our mains my husband selected the Pan Roasted Alaskan Halibut with Torpedo Onions, Young Carrots, Flageolets, Herictos Verts, Saffron Artichoke Barigoule which was cooked lovely, but under seasoned -- bland.
I opted for the Scallops which were excellent -- perfectly prepared and seasoned.
We finished with the Affogato Dessert of Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, Shot of Espresso which was also superb.
Bottom-line: If we decide to return to this restaurant whose best selling feature is the view of the Lake we'll likely have the hotel concierge make the reservation to see if that assures better seating, as there seems to be a formula to table assignment which didn't seem to extend to Open Table reservations.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2017

An absolutely perfect meal!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Rainy evening. Waiters did a good job accommodating people inside. Food was average, but below expectations.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 5, 2017

I've been eating here for 35 years. This restaurant is run for tourists and profit in the summer. The chef does a fine job, but the service and ambiance are what you expect from a middle market chain, not fine dining. Too many outdoor tables in too little space with disinterested servers do not do the cooking staff justice. Come winter, when the temp staff is gone and they have 1/3 the tables, the restaurant is better balanced.

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