Gar Woods Grill and Pier Restaurant
Valentine's Day Special Menus & More
Join us for a romantic, candlelit evening on the water at Gar Woods for specialty menu items in addition to our regular menu. We like to celebrate Valentines with a Woody, we hope you do too.
Friday, February 14, 2020
Dean's Thai meatball soup was particularly delicious, in fact, I have never had soups like that!
Service was excellent food was delicious the view was breath taking!! Couldn’t have had a better time. Been coming here for years and I’ve never been disappointed.
The ambiance was great, beautiful views. Drinks were good, and the salad was good. The “go to” salmon dish had no flavor, very bland. My daughters hamburger tasted like it had freezer burn and was rubbery. Stick to the soups and salads and the ambiance might be worth it!
The Dinner was everything we expected. Be sure to take a walk on the pier for a great after dinner view. I do feel it was a little overpriced though.
Another great meal with wonderful service!! Always a special treat..
Server Bridget was great, food was great & audio soundtrack was really good!
Great service right from the host and on to our wonderful lake view table. Gunner, our server did a great job attending to us. Food was outstanding! Another good time at Garwoods!
Absolutely LOVE it here
Great Food ! Amazing Servers
Love my Torrie Hostees and her cute sista ❤️❤️
Enjoyed our meal here as a family of 4. Simple menu but good. Better than expected.
Just too expensive. $20+ appetizers, pricey drinks. Loud too.
Always good is so many ways. This place has been doing it so well for so long. Great choice to spend our New Years Eve here!
New Years Eve Lunch
Typical Tahoe overpriced.
Meals were good, but pricy for the Tahoe area. The only BIG negative was that we had fraud on our credit card the next day! I hope Gar Woods will look into this because we believe our card was compromised when we paid our bill.
We were amazed at the excellent Staff, and Amazing Food! More than anything, the View is out of this world! French Onion Soup was my favorite!! Can't wait to return in 2020. Thank you Elliott and Jen for the treat and the great pictures.
We always visit when we are in town, we love coming here but tonight was a little disappointing; the food wasn’t ask good as it normally is. Not sure if they changed chefs but the lobster ravioli has so much herbs in it you could not taste anything else and the lobster bisque came out cold. Not sure what they changed but things need to be adjusted a bit.
Great food, beautiful location - busy holiday night so wait staff was a bit hurried but still a wonderful experience.
Wet Willy was so good if you’re into the frozen drinks kinda thing!
This is a great place to take visitors. Food is good (not great), and the service is always excellent. The Wet Willy is awesome! Views are spectacular.
Great all the way around!!!
Some of the best service and food that you will receive in the north lake Tahoe area. I have been coming here for years and you can tell the whole staff enjoys their work and genuinely want their guests to have a great experience. The food is delicious and worth the price points, you won't be disappointed in their selection of apps and wines!
Christmas Day , we started at the bar. Irish coffees and they were excellent! BUENA VISTA style. Bartender was on point! We were slightly disappointed in our seating as we ended at the same table as our last visit. Guess we should have requested something different! Our waiter Jeff was confident and helpful. Scallops for wifey and halibut for me , superb. We both enjoyed our wine selections. My wife reminds me that we felt rushed to take our table, we had 530pm reservations and wanted to enjoy the bar until then but the hostess was forceful that we take table on her schedule.
Went on Christmas day because there were limited options. Nice view but food is meh. Our server was friendly and attentive.
Great location on the lake, excellent food and service! Highly recommend this place for locations and visitors to the area.
Our second home is 1 mile up the street form Garwoods, and we are there all the time--Honestly, we had an amazing Thanksgiving dinner there in 2018--we were hoping for the same type of experience on Christmas Eve, but in the end, the dinner was just mediocre at best, and very expensive....$175 with tax and gratuity for a family of 4 (with only one glass of house wine?) Felt a bit like a $$$ shake down...sorry Garwoods, you can do better than that!
Great restaurant. However, they should tone down the dumb “wet woody” stuff. It’s gross and very 1980s. Would be much better without that stupid theme.
The steak portion was poorly selected, although well grilled, was ruined by sauce that so sweet beyond believe. Presentation was messy and simply not representative of the price that was charged. Expected much better.
Many of the other dishes, including scampi and scallops, were ruined by the sauces being too sweet.
Fun family Christmas Eve dinner.
Nice Christmas Eve meal just wished for a more festive menu. Wet Woody was awesome!
Always a great experience!
Service was excellent!!
Excellent food and lake views!
Food was ok, but pretty expensive for the mediocre ingredients. We had the filet and scampi and scallops. Filet tasted like sirloin cut into a circle. Scallops were good though. Dessert was fried Oreos. They were kind of dry, don’t recommend those.
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner
Somewhat overprice, nice service, great view.
Ribeye tasted like it was aged w a disinfectant. Very unfortunate.
Filet, scampi was very good.
Excellent Thanksgiving feast and Wet Woodys
This place provided decent food as well as a good that was a good combination and creative. However the quality of the food was mediocre and could have been better for it's price.
Went to Gar Woods to celebrate my wife's birthday. View was spectacular, table was perfect, service was very good. However, I was shocked at the final bill. We each had one cocktail, plus I had a beer with dinner. We had NO wine. I had a Cesar Salad and a filet mignon with a lobster tail. My wife had no starter and a simple fish disk. The final bill including tip came to over $220. Unbelievable.
I would recommend Gar Woods to anyone for whom price is no object, who is looking for a fine meal in a restaurant with a beautiful view of Lake Tahoe ... but if you're looking for a reasonable price this is not the place for you.
Good waiter. Good friends. Good drinks. Great time
Great location on the water; food and beverages were delicious. Highly recommend!