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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in Tahoe / Reno Area

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in Tahoe / Reno Area? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


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4.9
4.9 (2009)
$50 and over
Californian
Tahoe City
About the restaurant
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.

Top review
Sipanvip
Dined 3 days ago
Christy Hill is always amazing and never disappoints. View and ambience is lovely. Food is delicious and their service is incredible.
A photo of Wolf by Vanderpump - Harveys Lake Tahoe restaurant
4.4
4.4 (212)
$30 and under
Unspecified
Stateline
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
Nancy
Dined 2 days ago
Had a wonderful evening with great service from Hillary. Food was very good, just not over the top. Reasonable pricing on food items, specialty drinks were a bit pricey. We'll definitely be going back!
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4.6
4.6 (2440)
$31 to $50
American
Stateline
About the restaurant
New American Seasonal Fare.

A feast for all the senses, The Bistro is the pinnacle of casual contemporary dining in a breathtaking setting. Savor the finest curated seasonal fare expertly crafted by a team of skilled tastemakers, Fresh, locally sourced ingredients blend with exotic specialty proteins in a setting that will make the entire table relax, open up and share the adventures of the day. The warmth and familiarity of the immaculate architecture and the panoramic views of the property and lake provide a sense of openness and light as diners enjoy hand-crafted meals, and carefully selected wines and cocktails.

Top review
JimD
Dined 5 days ago
Very much lived up to the reputation and high reviews. Service was top notch. We had the mussels, squash soup and venison. All excellent. Sunset view was spectacular.
A photo of Duke's - Casino Fandango restaurant
4.8
4.8 (78)
$31 to $50
American
Carson City
About the restaurant
At Duke's, savor spectacular USDA Prime beef prepared to perfection while enjoying our extensive wine selection. The elegant ambience and extraordinary service is yet another reason Duke's is recognized as one of Northern Nevada's premier restaurants and was voted BEST Steakhouse in Carson City.
Top review
Love2eatfromNDvip
Dined 4 days ago
Great food and service at reasonable prices. Old style atmosphere.
A photo of Atlantis Steakhouse - Atlantis Casino Resort Spa restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2832)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Reno
About the restaurant
Atlantis Steakhouse is proud to be the recipient of the AAA Four Diamond award. Only 2.6% of the 29,000 restaurants across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean rated by AAA receive this prestigious designation. Capturing the cosmopolitan essence of Chicago to San Francisco, the Atlantis Steakhouse is impeccably styled with a design that melds contemporary elegance with classic comfort. Atlantis proudly serves Allen Brothers of Chicago meats, the nation’s finest steaks. These dry-aged USDA prime cuts are the ultimate grade of beef, chosen for their superb quality, marbling and flavor. Experience the art of traditional Steakhouse table side dining, unsurpassed service and unmatched attention to detail. Glowing honey onyx exudes warmth and the plush dining settees create a dining ambiance second to none. Classic cocktails, metropolitan martinis and over 336 selections of wine complete your experience.
Top review
JanGvip
Dined 6 days ago
We absolutely love the Atlantis steakhouse! Everything from the waiter to the maître D and all of the staff is superb! the food, the atmosphere and the ambience are absolutely perfect! I couldn’t imagine going anywhere else!
A photo of Smoke Door - Lake Tahoe Saryo restaurant
4.8
4.8 (80)
$50 and over
Japanese
Kings Beach
About the restaurant
Smoke Door Lake Tahoe Saryo is a Japanese-inspired restaurant using primitive wildfire cooking methods highlighting seasonal ingredients from Japan and the Tahoe region.    

Our Executive Chef, Tyler Burges, hails from notable restaurants such as Michael Mina, Angler, and the esteemed Saison and is driven by seasonality and innovation. 
Nestled in the breathtaking surroundings of Lake Tahoe, it offers an unforgettable dining experience with views of the open kitchen and wood-burning hearth. 

**Notice to all guests**

We will transition into offering only the 10 Course Harvest menu starting Saturday, March 16, 2024.

This experience is priced at $198 per person which includes our Japanese A4 Wagyu. This price is excluding any beverages, sales tax, or a 22% service fee.

Please note, we are unable to accommodate vegans or celiacs within our restaurant. If you have any specific dietary restrictions, allergies, or aversions please contact us via email at info.smokedoor@gmail.com.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on May 13, 2024
This meal was one of the best meals I've ever had in my life (not just the best in Tahoe). From start to finish, every detail was very well considered. Delicious, especially the wagyu, and aesthetically pleasing. I've experienced very expensive meals before, after which I've felt like a fool, but this one made me feel cared for.
A photo of Beaujolais Bistro restaurant
4.6
4.6 (950)
$50 and over
French
Reno
About the restaurant
Nestled in Reno, on the edge of the Truckee River, Beaujolais Bistro is a charming culinary destination that captures the essence of French cuisine. With its rustic elegance and intimate ambiance, the bistro offers an unforgettable dining experience. The menu showcases authentic French dishes, meticulously prepared with locally sourced ingredients and traditional techniques. From escargots to coq au vin, each plate is a masterpiece of flavor and presentation. The extensive wine list features a curated selection of French and Domestic wines, expertly paired with the cuisine. Whether for a romantic evening or a gathering with friends, Beaujolais Bistro invites guests to indulge in the vibrant tastes and warm hospitality that embody the spirit of France.
Top review
LianneK
Dined 5 days ago
Beautiful restaurant, amazing food, service is incredible too
A photo of Big Water Grille restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1207)
$31 to $50
Californian
Incline Village
About the restaurant
Nestled in the mountains of the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, the Big Water Grille has spectacular panoramic lake views that are among the best around. Chef David Dubnick is impressing diners with his fresh/seasonal menu. Join us for a martini in the lounge, a glass of wine on the deck or a fine dining experience in the dining room. Choose from our craft cocktails or extensive wine list from around the world.
Top review
PamelaKvip
Dined 5 days ago
The food is consistently great! Service is tops. The view of the lake is fantastic. We love 💗 this place!!!
A photo of Anthony's Chophouse restaurant
4.5
4.5 (2761)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Sparks
About the restaurant
Anthony’s Chophouse offers a refined steakhouse experience with impeccable service.
Enjoy expertly-sourced fresh seafood, prime cut filets, ribeye and New York strip steaks. Have a classic cocktail or one of our 200 different wine selections; and an amazing array of side dishes and appetizers set against a backdrop of old-school steakhouse vibes with a modern lodge feel.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
I love every time I have been at Anthony’s Chophouse! Excellent staff, excellent food, excellent service, excellent drinks! Exquisite from beginning to end!
A photo of Edgewood Restaurant restaurant
4.4
4.4 (2903)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Stateline
About the restaurant

True elegance of an alpine chateau with terraced levels offering every table an amphitheater view of Lake Tahoe and the Sierras most breathtaking vistas. The contemporary menu marries fresh modern cuisine that embraces the season and region. Mere feet from water’s edge, the dining room’s sweeping wooden archways and vaulted ceilings sets the stage for the spectacle of the flamed sunsets as they paint the skies.

Because of the intimate nature of the Edgewood Restaurant, the maximum party size for indoor dining is 6. We also cannot split tables larger than 6. Multiple reservations made by the same party will not be honored.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
It was a fantastic experience. We really enjoyed the experience.
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