Wonderful meal, excellent attention to my food allergies, and fantastic service!! Made my birthday special!!
Olivia our waiter wa excellent. Disappointed with th wet woodies. Not as good as before.
We went to Gar Woods for a winter week night dinner. We both ordered the Shrimp & Lobster Bisque soup which we both agreed was very good.
Dinner included the Scallops and risotto and the King Salmon. The King salmon was excellent, cooked just through and the toasted cauliflower & Asiago / chimichurri / pickled sweet onion were done how one would hope.
The Scallops and risotto were lacking in quality. The Scallops were more gritty with 'sand' than one would welcome, and the risotto was just too gummy!
We have really liked Gar Woods for their Sunday Brunch, which have not been to for too long.
We have also had better dinners their in the past!
Live in Hawaii and the Ahi Tower was the best!!!
I’ve eaten at GarWood’s many times ever since they opened, mostly for lunch. The food is always delicious! This time, I had the crab Chile relleno and my husband had the French dip, and of course, a pitcher of Wet Woodys!
The King Salmon was outstanding, and our other guests had equally enjoyable meals. Highly recommended.
It took us an hour and 15 minutes to get our food. Tons of excuses and no empathy or compensation. My wife ordered white wine to have with her Sea Bass and it took so long for the food to come out that her wine was warm. This was a night out for my wife's birthday and the service at Garwoods ruined it.
Chris was our server and did a fabulous job taking care of us!!! Everything was perfect thank you garwoods!
The seating was comfortable, the view was absolutely beautiful. The woman that seated us was not very friendly. The food was good and we would recommend having a “wet woody” 😀
We went for Valentine’s Day and were not disappointed. Excellent food and service. Can’t beat the location.
The food and ambiance was good as always. Our waiter was wonderful. However I was very disappointed with the management who refused to seat us at window table because we were a party of 7 and they have a policy against pushing tables together. What?! The restaurant was empty and it was a Monday night and we were forced to sit at subpar location towards back of restaurant while an entire line of window seats sat empty . This made no sense and represented extremely poor service in my opinion.
Excellent food and a warm and friendly environment.
Our family took our first trip to Lake Tahoe and we where told by friends we had to try your restaurant. It was amazing the food, ambience and service.
Everything about our evening was excellent! The picturesque setting on the lake, set the evening off well along with our attentive waiter. Most of us had the swordfish special which we would all highly recommend along with their tasty house salad. Good wine selection too.
Extremely expensive for what what served. Great view and we paid for it.
This place pretends to be a "higher" value restaurant by having pretty steep prices, but it definitely fails to deliver.
Wine get's served in very thick glasses which ruins the experience, there's no decent alternative to alcoholic beverages; a page of cocktails, a page of wines, but only non alcoholic beverages are water or sodas.
My wife's fish was totally overcooked ruining the taste, my very expensive lamb rack was tasteless.
Very disappointed by this experience
View cannot be beat! Great cocktails & service. You do pay for the view.
Nice place on the lake. Pricey menu, good drinks and average food.
Slow food for a 2pm lunch, and a bit understaffed. Great views though, so still worth it.
Food was served cold and service was very slow. Silverware was dirty. Restaurant was nice location. Two family members fell ill after meal unfortunately.
Let me first say that this place is vey pretensions. Came here on New Year's Eve. And it was so loud I think there was a live dj. All we heard all night was bass and people screaming. We couldn't even hear each other talk. Ok now I know some people might like that because it's New Years and there drinking so I sorta understand, but that is not what was terrible about this place. I just wanted to get that out there if you are looking for a nice romantic intimate dinner with your significant other. GO FAR AWAY FROM HERE.
The door staff here is TERRIBLE. rude as can be. Just a bunch of uptight trust fund girls in there 20s. Our waitress luckily was nice. Don't remember her name but she had curly blonde hair and had personality.
The 2 person table we sat at was the worst. The base was large so yay couldn't push your chair in close to the table you had to lean the whole night in either eating or practically scream to talk to your partner over the music. The chairs, omg the chairs were so rickity we both thought at any movement they would break. They moved so far back and fourth. So dinner was very uncomfortable.
So we get the food and I had the lobster and fillet I asked for medium with a light pink in the middle of my steak. It was rare and it was wrapped in bacon which the bacon was very stringy and chewy. The steak was bland. The mashed potatoes were suppose to be garlic but were also bland. The lobster had no flavor and dipping it in butter if that's what they call it. The butter just tasted like oil it real butter. I think they used margarine. I know most of your clientele is rich white people but season something for gods sake. The shrimp in her dish was over cooked. the food sucked. The best part of the meal was the snickers cheesecake. That actually was very good. The crust was incredible and cheese cake was creamy and delicious.
I seriously wish I would have went to Denny's Hahaha I would have gotten better food and staff honestly.
Came here for a New Year's Eve dinner. The hostess took our name and then proceeded to ignore us. She did this for several other parties who had arrived. It was only until we complained another hostess arrived and brought order to the hostess desk.
Our waitress was fantastic. Was quick and efficient despite the numerous other tables she had to deal with that. She was clearly stressed but maintained a smile and exuded a warm personality.
Toward the end of the evening as it got closer to midnight, the hostess came around and threw hats onto our table without any warning. Didn't even acknowledge that we were eating and throwing items on a table abruptly was rude. She came around a second time and this time handed out New Year's favors to other tables, but for some reason ignored ours. Another hostess came around a little later and did the exact same. Not sure if done absentmindedly or if they were purposely ignoring us. At that point, we chose to abandon our meal and spend our evening elsewhere. Definitely not a place I would recommend due to poor treatment.
Very disappointing on New Year's Eve. We've had many enjoyable lunches on their deck in the summer. If this was typical, the dining room should be avoided.
The good. My wife's Wet Woody and the by the glass viognier were both very nice.
The rest. Upon arrival rather than a friendly "Happy New Year, do you have a reservation" we got a barely audible "hi". The lobster bisque and onion soup were both unremarkable, at best. The kitchen failed to pace the order - our entrees arrived before we'd finished our soup. And at a table of two, the servers weren't sure which entree went to which diner. Our server checked in once during dinner - immediately after the entrees were served, while we each continued working on the soup. My filet, ordered medium, was served medium-rare. My wife found the risotto not really worth the effort after a few bites. Our water glasses were not refilled.
Gar Woods has a great location for a summer lunch on their deck. The summer staff is friendlier and more competent. Don't bother with the dining room.
New Years Eve
Pricey but exceptional food and very pleasant and helpful wait staff. Would go again when there was still light out to enjoy the view. Tables spaced nicely apart. Would definitely make reservations.
Thanks for accommodating our huge group!!
I wanted to love this place. Given the prices, I expected it would be great. But it was just "okay." Steaks were disappointing. They looked great, but didn't deliver on taste.
Gar Woods is a great place for a Christmas evening celebration. The food is is delicious, the ambiance is energetic and fun and the view is always breathtaking. It has become a new tradition for us!
Gar Woods is a great spot. Yummy food in a gorgeous setting.
Too pricey for the service and food.
Maybe good for a drink and appetizer with a friend or spouse, but the food price and quality don’t match.
We often visit Gar Woods when in Tahoe. We love the variety of Wet Woodys and their great bar food. The ambiance is super fun. In this occasion it was Christmas Eve and the first time I had a bad experience which was immediately solved. Maybe because it was late and they were very busy, but I had to send my steak back. It was just not worth the $50 it cost. They immediately got me another one and it was fine. I’m definitely going back again. The service was excellent.
Came to Tahoe for the Christmas weekend. We ate here the night we arrived. Amazing food. Good drinks. And wonderful wait staff! Definitely coming back!
Really expensive for mediocre food.
We had a great dinner there with a wonderful round table for 6. Dinner was delicious.
Good food, terrible service. Didn’t even get our waters refilled once during the meal
Had a family Dinner for 8, including two small children. We were able to get reservations with fairly short notice, location was fantastic for first time Tahoe visitors in our group. Got great Pre- Dinner sunset photos on their pier! Fantastic food, very large portions- split one plate and was glad we did. Pricey kids menu, ($12 PBJ?!?) but other than that it was all delicious food, fantastic fish and seafood options, with good service. Highly recommend this spot!!! We have had casual summer lunches and drinks on the deck and that was just as awesome. More formal and upgraded menu inside.
Service was unprofessional and food was very overpriced. One of the dishes; roasted chicken, was not as described on the menu and the steak was undercooked and not very tender. One of the glasses of wine was served in a dirty glass and when we told the waiter, he just poured it into another glass
Service a little slow but not was a holiday and very friendly. Food was excellent. A little pricey
Reliable good food. Huge portions