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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

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (31)
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Cozy (27)
Romantic (26)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Good for a Date (21)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Local Ingredients (10)
Authentic (9)
Healthy (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Seasonal (7)
Business Meals (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Fun (3)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Lovely location, excellent food, perfect service. A great choice for fine dining in North Shore Tahoe. Only improvement would be to have a full bar.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Beautiful view!! It’s one of the nicer places in Tahoe city. Food is a little pricey for what it is. I had the gnocchi it was ok, I prefer mine lighter and theirs are huge and doughy. My mom had the dinner portion of scallops which were only 3, we were confused as to how many you would get for the small plate portion and the veggies it can with were shredded (which was not expected). We had the chocolate croissant bread pudding and the spice cake which were delicious. The staff was very nice, overall a good experience!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Great meal, can’t wait to go back

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We dine here on an annual basis as it's a bit of a drive from Sacramento. It not far from Northstar and getting "first seating" is always possible with a reservation. The food is fantastic, the service is professional and friendly.

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Waterfront
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Christy Hill is by far the rest restaurant in Tahoe City if not the whole lake! Fantastic food, wonderful staff, and a view that is spectacular!!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The owner, Robin (sp?), was very accommodating to let us add 2 people to our reservation on the same day during peak season. We had wonderful scallop appetizers, and each of us had fabulous main courses that left us raving about the food. Our personable server (wish I could remember his name!) was the perfect balance of attentive, yet gave us space to enjoy our experience and conversation. There was background music, but it was soft so you didn’t have to talk loudly over it. Oh, and the sweeping lakefront views are spectacular, although it was very dark during this particular visit.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Christy Hill never disappoints. The food is fantastic, service outstanding, and ambience/views to die for.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Second visit- we loved the unique flavors and presentations. Will make this our go to "special" place when visiting Tahoe. Thank you for the memorable meal this time inside and last time outdoors. Delightful any time of year.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Main meal was cold and was hard to get the servers attention.
In the restaurants defense they removed the main dish from the bill.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great food and service.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Outstanding food preparation and creativity . We love this place so much, every time we come to Tahoe we try to get in at least once or twice for dinner.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Went for my daughter's 19th bday. Unfortunately, the entire experience was absolutely poisoned by the attitude, arrogance and bad service of a waiter who needs to find a therapist's couch. The food is quite good, the ambience very cozy, but I will NEVER go back to this restaurant until they fire the waiter with the bald head and thick framed glasses. We left feeling sour and upset and angry that we dropped upwards of $250 to be disdained by this supercilious creep.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

My wife and I both thought it was one of the nicest dinners we had ever had together.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Scenic View, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food portions were a little underwhelming but taste was amazing.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Every bite of food was spectacular. Veggie salad and the scallops were to die for!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Good food...Quite tasty. Although we were there at night we know that there is a great view and the ambience is nice. I do think the food is priced at the high-end of reasonable for what you get.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Best restaurant in Tahoe bar none! Food is gourmet, so excellent and unique. Thanks again for the great service and thoughtful seating. Will miss you Christy Hill!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We enjoyed a lovely dinner. Our waiter Jason was friendly and helpful. Very high quality ingredients well prepared. The Gnocchi was particularly delicious.
Recommended.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

It's expensive, but well worth it. We are not in the Tahoe area often, but when my wife and I visited recently for a relaxing trip, we knew we had to eat at Christy Hill one night. It is reliably excellent in the service and the food, and we both had a delicious meal. I recommend this restaurant without reservation, especially for any kind of a special occasion.

Tags: Waterfront, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

This has to be the best restaurant in the North Tahoe area. The menu is always unique, the food outstanding, and the service excellent. This is dining at its best.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Most delicious! Bartender/service was great as well.

Tags: Bar Seating, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

We celebrated our 30th Anniversary and enjoyed fabulous food and service at Christy Hill. Our waiter, Charles, was very attentive. He gave us a complimentary dessert to recognize the occasion...as they did for all the folks celebrating birthdays that night too. We didn't get to enjoy the ambiance until the rather loud and boisterous group seated next to us finally left....but after that, it was a wonderfully romantic evening. I highly recommend Christy Hill restaurant as the destination for any special occasion. Lakeside dining at its best!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Simply the best in north Tahoe.....consistently excellent and we eat there a fair amount....very creative. For instance, Hamachi always on apps list, but every time we go prepared totally different....many things likewise.....always a treat. Wonderful for special occasions....

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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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 (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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 (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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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

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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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