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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.
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
Californian, French, Mediterranean
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: 5:00pm-11:00pm Bar Dining
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Private lot for 30 vehicles. Walking distance for additional 50 vehicles.
Free Valley shuttle every 30 minutes. Reno-Tahoe airport shuttle daily. North Lake Tahoe transit bus every hour.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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