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About Graham's at Squaw Valley

In business for 21 years, Graham's is located in the historical Poulsen family home. Built in 1946, Sandy and Wayne raised 8 children here. Their home now is our restaurant and also the Christy Lodge which has 6 hotel rooms. Just minutes away from all of the activities in Squaw Valley, Graham's has been a favorite Apres Ski and Dinner House to locals and tourists alike. Summertime means bocce ball with Hor's D'oeuvres and cocktails before dinner on our heated patio with spectacular views of the mountain peaks. Winter time is the time to enjoy the warmth and cozy ambiance of a true mountain lodge, open wood burning fireplaces, vaulted ceilings create a unique Tahoe experience. Graham's also has an active bar scene with full menu dining at the bar. Award winning wine list with 450 selections. Menu changes weekly with a good selection of fresh seafood, great steaks and house specials such as seafood chowder, cheese fondue, duck cassoulet, osso bocco and tarte tatin for dessert.

1650 Squaw Valley Rd
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, French, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:


Dinner: 5:30pm-10:00pm

Dinner: 5:00pm-11:00pm Bar Dining

Cross Street:
Christy Lane

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(530) 581-0454

Website:
http://www.dinewine.com/index.html

Parking Details:
Private lot for 30 vehicles. Walking distance for additional 50 vehicles.

Public Transit:
Free Valley shuttle every 30 minutes. Reno-Tahoe airport shuttle daily. North Lake Tahoe transit bus every hour.

Executive Chef:
Graham Rock

Private Party Facilities:
Graham’s is located in the historic Christy Lodge, the first family house built in 1947 in Squaw Valley. The dining room can seat up to 60 guests. Its high-beamed pine ceiling and rock fireplace gives the distinct feeling of a mountain lodge.

Private Party Contact:
Event Coordinator: (855) 793-2653

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Graham's at Squaw Valley Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

service

4.5

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4.4

value

3.9

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86% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (8)
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Notable Wine List (6)
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Cozy (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Authentic (1)
Business Meals (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Once again, we had an excellent dinner at Grahams. The seafood chowder was excellent and the Caesar was very good. The chocolate mouse cake was a delicious ending to a nice meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 5 days ago

I have been eating at Grahams for 20 years or so and have never been disappointed. The Staff, that includes Graham himself, are the best. You just have to go there. If you are not up on your wines, the staff will guide you to the price point and quality on the wine list that you desire. They will also describe the menu items precisely, and that is what you will get. If something is not right, they will correct it if possible. I had the Buffalo Rib Eye last week, first Buffalo Steak ever. I will be ordering that up again, DELUXE. If you like French Fries, be careful, you may want to live there.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Staying at Squaw Valley for Valentine’s week. Read the reviews and made a reservation for Valentine’s Day. Arrived about 45 minutes early, hoping to have a drink at the bar. The bar was full and instead of having us wait, they seated us straight away. We loved the ambiance and the fireplace. Ordered the king crab legs and asparagus dishes for appetizers. Fabulous! The butter for the bread was made from artichoke hearts, basil, garlic, and olive oil. Amazing. For the entrees we had the Elk Chop and Bison Ribeye. Both were prepared perfectly. Kerry, our server, did a great job. No charge for corkage. Our dessert, the Linzer Torte, was over the top. We absolutely loved the atmosphere and the food. Excellent dining choice. We will return as a regular spot each time we are in the area.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was excellent. Desserts wet fantastic. Older lady serving was very brusque and not helpful, like we didn’t belong there

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Wonderful service,food was great!

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We were there an hour before our reservations, but they welcomed us and seated us right away. I had the duck breast and my husband had the special pasta. Both were wonderful. We would definitely recommend it to friends.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Perfect, we have found our new favorite restaurant in Squaw Valley.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

First time to this restaurant and it was fabulous. Jay our waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. They had a creative menu and everything we had was wonderful. We will definitely be back next time we are in Tahoe.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The food and wine are excellent and good value. Ambiance is wonderful. Graham is almost always present and greets his guests. A special place for an apres-ski dinner with fireplaces, no music and no TV.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

It was our first time at your restaurant and the experience was excellent👍 The food and ambience were great ! Graham greeted us at the door and also on the way out, which was greatly appreciated🍷 We will return for sure😁

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Graham's was wonderful. We requested a table near the fireplace and it was amazing. The food was excellent and Graham was a very gracious host. He greeted everyone by name and came by the table often to check on us and share stories. Although fully booked with reservations, he managed to make room at the bar for a couple who came in last minute. He coordinated transportation for diners staying locally and was truly an amazing host. The place is rich with history and three of the staff have been there working with Graham for the past 27 years. Grahams will be our go to place for a wonderful dining experience every time we are in the area.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Very bad experience at Graham's. Kitchen staff left large pieces of cellophane type plastic sheeting in my salad. Server and manager did not respond sufficiently. They picked up our desert but I was still gagging over the salad experience. This place is still operating the same as it did in the 90s. Very dated and overpriced for what you get. Would never go back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This is for sure the best restaurant in the area that has been consistently serving super delicious food with top notch service. What makes this restaurant unique is personal approach, plus unique menu and truly the friendliest service! Portion sizes are huge, you can spend entire day skiing in the mountains and show up starving at Graham’s and you will for sure have the most delicious huge meal that will not disappoint!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was great, the service was warm, friendly and knowledgeable and the great fireplace in the room makes it all come together.

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 (Raum Stuttgart)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great place, great food. Service was excellent. Meet

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Consistently the best dining experience in Squaw Valley!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Sea bass was delicious and a big piece of fish! Brie, asparagus, prosciutto appetizer was delicious but very rich...warm bread, delicious and shows care...bubbles always a favorite...nice place...pricey...

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Fabulous food. Wonderful service. We are regulars and will continue.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Graham’s was a lovely place to recap our day at Squaw Valley and relax. We had a table for two next to a fireplace, enjoyed a bottle of wine, and otherwise had a wonderful meal. Graham and the staff were very attentive to all the guests — great hospitality. We ordered the filet of beef and the elk chop for our entrees — both cooked to perfection much appreciated after a long day of skiing. We definitely want to dine here again in the future!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The asparagus appetizer was great. Thanks to our waiter for telling us to share it as it was very rich. Ample portions of duck and ahi rounded out the meal. Good start to the ski season. Now we just need snow

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

I made this reservation to surprise my husband with a date night while on vacation in the area. The wine and food tasted delicious, but as more families arrived for dinner we were completely ignored. We are a mixed race couple and it became very clear that we were not treated equally by our server or any staff at this restaurant. Every caucasian family or couple that arrived received attentive service whereas we were completely ignored after receiving our dinner plates. I had to ask a hostess for our bill after waiting for over 30 minutes with empty plates and glasses in front of us while all tables around us were checked on and offered refills. We will not be returning nor recommending this restaurant to others.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Fantastic service & wonderful food! We sat by the window with a gorgeous view of the mountains!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Incredible food and outstanding service! Graham's is an outstanding dining experience for either special occasions or a romantic Saturday night out. I highly recommend this establishment!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on September 20, 2017

The food was great, from the appetizer (prosciutto wrapped asparagus), to the seafood chowder, to the elk shank and my wife's chicken dish. It was all delicious! Our waiter, Peter, was a great addition to our dining experience. We will definitely return on our next trip to Squaw!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on September 8, 2017

My wife and I always hit Grahams when we are in Tahoe and are never disappointed. Graham is always there to greet guests as they arrive and is cheerful and glad to see you. The food is consistently good, you have to try the seafood chowder, and there is enough variety to suit whatever mood you are in. The Elk chops are a favorite of ours, but the bison ribeye is a close second.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Great as always. Graham is totally charming. Feeling so welcomed every visit. Highly recommend this spot

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Authentic, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Graham's has a limited menu, but everything is great!! Friendly atmosphere and good service!

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Fun
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 23, 2017

The food was excellent! I had the Salmon and it was a huge piece and It was so delicious, I ate it all. My husband had the duck and enjoyed it.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Graham's is consistently good, a rarity in Squaw Valley. Although the place itself is a little worn, the food and service are excellent, the ambiance is old Tahoe, and it can accommodate a large group or a table for two comfortably.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 17, 2017

We really enjoy Grahams and the staff is great! The duck is awesome as was the gazpacho!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 17, 2017

The food was well prepared with great flavor. The kids loved their steak and mashed potatoes. The buffalo ribeye was cooked medium rare and was delicious. We also had a great tasting and moist sea bass prepared with a macadamia crust. Peter our wait person was very attentive and friendly. We look forward to going there again.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Our first visit and what a treat! Graham greeted us at the door and we immediately knew it was special. The food was delicious and a wonderful selection of wine. Our waiter was a delight, having worked at the restaurant for over 25 years.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Graham's is a rare old gem in this day of trendy new places popping up in destination resorts (such as Squaw Valley). The food, wine and ambiance are true classics, and much of the staff has been there since the beginning over 30 years ago. Something is working, and I think its due to the genial host, the great chef, great wine selection, the overall value, and of course the timeless rustic elegance of this historic Squaw building. All the entrees were prepared perfectly, and I would highly recommend the Elk and the Fish Chowder. Classic European American mountain feel.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We love Graham's. It's a classic Squaw Valley location with a wonderful history to the house. Every time we arrive, we're greeted by name by the owner, Graham, and warmly welcomed. My favorite place to sit is in front of the stone fireplace. Cocktails are always superb, the calamari is light and tender, and I love the buffalo ribeye. Highly recommend this beautiful treasure.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We went to Graham's based on recommendations and reviews I saw on OT. Turned out to be a good decision. Host/chef was very personable and friendly and the French food was very good. Excellent Caesar salad. A fresh tuna entrée also excellent. We skipped desserts but they were probably worth having - apple tatin, etc.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Graham's was the highlight meal of the week for us during our summer visit to Squaw Valley. Within walking distance of the Village, we strolled there on a Friday evening, and enjoyed great service and delicious food! The ambiance was comfortable and friendly, and the service was just right. We enjoyed a lovely rose from the ample wine list, and both our appetizers and main course were spot on with flavor. We will definitely be back next trip!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fun, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (Columbus)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Great local business for fine dining and wonderful service. Peter always takes great care of us.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

overpriced for what it was. The menu on their website is 5 years old and doesn't reflect current prices.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Excellent find! Great personable service, most tasty food. One of the best places in Tahoe.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Great as usual

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