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

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants 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!


A photo of Arario Midtown restaurant
4.9
4.9 (566)
$30 and under
Korean
Reno
About the restaurant
Taste of Korea meets the World!! Great food and Cocktails! with Great Service! Can you SMELL our Bulgogi Cooking?? Can you TASTE our Fire Cracker??? Can you HEAR our Bibimbop Sizzling? Can you SEE our Tofu Stew Boiling? We will see you at Arario in few
Top review
LovingGoodFood
Dined 7 days ago
What's not to love about this place?! Back in the day, we used to go out to dinner 3-4 times a week. Nowadays we only go out, maybe twice a month... but Arario is the one place we always love to return to. We've been going there since they opened years ago and have never been disappointed. Service is always great. Friendly, helpful and attentive servers. As for the food, everything is flavorful and cooked to perfection. Last night we stuck to the appetizers: crab tofu, tempura shrimp and brussels sprouts (always a favorite of ours). The plan was to share an entree after the appetizers but we were already pretty full. We did manage to share the lava cake with green tea ice cream for dessert. Always love warm cake with melty, cool ice cream! As said, we love Arario. We don't get to eat here as often as I'd like but when we do go it is always perfect.
A photo of Christy Hill restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2082)
$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
Annievip
Dined 1 day ago
Beautiful seat by water. Great attentive service Food delicious.. a bit expensive. Small size cap
A photo of Le Bistro Tahoe restaurant
4.8
4.8 (704)
$50 and over
French American
Incline Village
About the restaurant
Fine dining, craft cocktails,excellent wine list in a cozy back street location with patio dining. Incline Village Lake Tahoe. Perfect for date night or special occasions.
Soup of the day,Lobster Bisque, Oysters, Foie Gras, Gnocchi, Escargot, Ratatouille, Filet Mignon, Lamb , Duck , Chicken, Fresh Fish, Pork, Veal.
A la carte menu
Thank You

Top review
WynneMvip
Dined 7 days ago
We had a wonderful dinner and the service was amazing. We sat outside and thoroughly enjoyed our experience.
A photo of Wolfdale's Cuisine Unique restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1339)
$31 to $50
Californian
Tahoe City
About the restaurant
North Lake Tahoe’s premiere restaurant and popular bar is celebrating 41 years of exceptional service. As a family-run business, Wolfdale’s provides lakeview dining with a warm ambiance, and uses 'Cuisine Unique' to describe the fresh and simple aesthetic of each dish. Since opening in 1978, Chef Douglas Dale has developed a fusion style of California and Asian influences that is present throughout the menu. Wolfdale's accommodates gluten-free and vegan guests.
Top review
vkes969
Dined 5 days ago
Really wonderful staff and food was great! Weather was perfect and good service!
A photo of Smoke Door - Lake Tahoe Saryo restaurant
4.9
4.9 (99)
$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. 


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.

**We are unable to accommodate any children under the age of 6 within our restaurant.**

Top review
AlvinaLvip
Dined 7 days ago
Best restaurant in the area and the competition is not even close. The staff is so thoughtful and accommodating, and their attention to detail is unmatched. We have only dined here three times since they opened, yet they still remember all of our preferences. The food is incredible and I love that each time we've been in, there were slight adjustments to every course on the menu so it's like a new experience every time. We usually prefer NA drinks and all the ones we have tried so far have been unique and delicious. I cannot sing Smoke Door's praises enough, we pretty much annoy everyone we know with how much we love and talk about this place haha. Highly recommended!
A photo of Atlantis Steakhouse - Atlantis Casino Resort Spa restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2890)
$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
DonaldKvip
Dined today
Superb as always. Top notch in every way. When you experience this, the price is inconsequential. No pretention. They deliver; a genuine rarity in the modern landscape.
A photo of Duke's - Casino Fandango restaurant
4.8
4.8 (95)
$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
gorky
Dined 5 days ago
Still reasonably price and great food and service.
A photo of Bistro Napa - Atlantis Casino Resort restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2277)
$30 and under
Californian
Reno
About the restaurant
Savor contemporary cuisine inspired by Napa Valley with emphasis on seasonal, organic ingredients and simple, fresh flavors. Bistro Napa offers innovative dishes, a Raw Seafood Bar featuring the finest oysters from the Pacific Northwest, and cutting-edge cocktails infused with fresh fruit purees, boutique liquors and bitters. The sommelier will help complement any Bistro experience with thoughtfully chosen wine from our 4,000-bottle wine cellar.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Excellent service and food and they do a good job keeping it separate from the casino
A photo of Friday's Station Steak & Seafood Grill - Harrah's Lake Tahoe restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3857)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Stateline
About the restaurant
No trip to Lake Tahoe is complete without a visit to Friday’s Station Steak & Seafood Grill. Located on the 18 floor of Harrah’s hotel tower, our restaurant’s features include a dramatic entrance, a 1,000-bottle wine cellar and magnificent views.

Friday’s Station specializes in a wide variety of Dry-Aged, Certified Angus, and USDA Prime beef, ocean-fresh seafood specials and tantalizing side dishes, all served up with a breathtaking panorama of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra Nevada
• We have a 15-minute grace period. Please call us if you are running late. There is a $25 no-show fee per guest.
• 1 check per reservation, we cannot do split checks.
• For your convenience, 20% gratuity will be added to the total bill of parties of 6 or more guests
• The entire party must be present to be seated.
• No outside beverages to be brought into the restaurant.
• Corkage: $50 per bottle (750ml) with a maximum of 2 bottles allowed.
• Dress code: Smart Casual. Tank tops are not allowed.


Top review
CarlHvip
Dined 3 days ago
Food was great. Obviously the view is amazing and our server, Bo, was awesome! She was very sweet and joked around with my son about how much he could eat!
A photo of Big Water Grille restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1224)
$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 6 days ago
Wonderful dinner as always. Loving the option for a smaller dinner portion! Thank you!
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