Manzanita at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

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Manzanita is a celebration Northern California Cuisine focusing on rustic cooking techniques, local produce and regional farms.
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GR
Los Angeles
54 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We were lucky to have server (Kristen) whom we bonded with last year to serve us again on this trip, one year later. Kristen is great, the Manzanita bartender's drinks were great and the food was great:
filet mignon, scallops, veggie pasta and Manzanita green salads. BTW, Kristen (and the bartender at Manzanita) went out of their way to get us specially drinks prepared earlier in the day by Naysha in the Living Room bar. We really love and highly recommend Manzanita!

b
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fabulous experience at this very special restaurant at the Ritz. Our waiter was particularly impressive and every dish amazing! One of my world wide favorites!

M
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from start to finish. Very attentive and the food was amazing!

AT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Waitress was unengaged and seemed annoyed that she had a table at the end of the night. Food was good but nothing spectacular to justify price.

DK
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As we’ve experienced before the food and service were the best we can find in the area. Being from the local area we still find the forced valet parking at $15 to be undesirable. We almost feel like the Ritz doesn’t want us there.

AN
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was very good. Service was good at dinner not always at breakfast. It was very pricey for what it is but that maybe normal for the area

AR
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We started our weekend stay with a ride up the gondola for our dinner at Manzanita. Got there early so enjoyed drinks at the bar waiting for our table. The staff was very accommodating and friendly. Appetizers and dinner was amazing - halibut ceviche followed by pan seared alaskan halibut and brown butter asparagus, Dungeness crab pasta and crispy cauloflower and beef tenderloin pappardelle. Can't wait to go back again.

M
Toledo
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fabulous the wait staff was very good food was excellent price well not so much

C
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Overpriced. The meal and service were acceptable, but no view and extremely overpriced for the quality

OT
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Ryan, made our dinner experience over the top.

AS
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 14th anniversary in Manzanita by staying at the beautiful Lake Tahoe Ritz-Carlton and this was our second visit in three days to Manzanita for dinner and dinner was excellent again. Chef Alexis and the dining room staff are very talented and impressive.
Thank you for the warm memories!

PM
Tahoe
13 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a Social Hour meetup at Manzanita... Venue is lovely... Staff was so friendly and attentive..
Appetizers were very nice.. Great value for money... Super nice time...

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never had a chicken cooked to such perfection- great dish! Cauliflower app was to die for.

MH
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One is always taken care of; from the valet etc; should you valet park the car fir lunch it’s only 15.00 and they cater to you; worthwhile for being spoiled

F
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The menu is VERY limited! They really need to provide more options for diners. The 40 ounce porterhouse for 2 is ridiculous. Seating is not user friendly - very few round tables for parties of 5 or 6. This location has the potential to be a wonderful restaurant, but currently TOTALLY misses the mark.

FT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delicious restaurant - definitely the best restaurant in the entire area. Amazing scenery, great food, great service. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Brunch on Sunday is especially good and worth every penny.

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect evening in every respect.

TW
Tahoe
25 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary at Manzanita. The ambience was great. The service was excellent. But the food was only ok for the value. Too expensive for our taste.

S
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance and food is Excellent! The food was delicious and the Quesadilla is a must! We loved the open kitchen and seeing the chef prepare the food.

OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing service paired with exquisite food quality!

p
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and excellent, attentive service.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great atmosphere! Great food and great service! Would definitely recommend the Filet ! Perfectly cooked!

PM
Tahoe
13 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had s lovely dinner outside with our dog.
It was cool but heaters helped.

YJ
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our meal here, we had the brioche buns, the branzino ( perfection) ,the manzanita salad and the strawberry shortcake, the food was right on point, service was very good,
( Saturday early evening was a busy time for them as they had different parties to attend that evening)
Definitely will comeback

SS
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 1

The staff weren't friendly from the moment we stepped in to be seated.
We were seated inside with all other guests sitting outside in the beautiful patio. We were literally the only people sitting inside. We were ignored by all the staff walking past our table positioned right next to the door to the patio. We didnt get refills on beverages even when I asked for coffee it took 10 minutes to get a refill.
Not the same experiences I've had at other Ritz locations.
Very disappointed

k
Central Coast
21 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Manzanita is a wonderful dining experience in the Mountains! We love going here for special occasions! Terrific food, great staff and atmosphere.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Honeymoon brunch

K
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was AMAZING! My husband declared his filet mignon as the best steak he has ever had. I had the halibut and it was one of the best fish I have had in a long time. The ambiance is beautiful and the service was wonderful. The only thing I was little annoyed about was that you had to pay for the dinner bread. Overall, delicious food and worth every dollar.

Z
San Francisco
94 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at the Manzanita was a special treat, although not an inexpensive one. First off, take the gondola from Northstar Village, a short ride, but adds to the ambiance of the evening. The service was friendly, attentive, but not over powering. All courses arrived in a timely fashion. The portions are good size and enabled my husband and I to share an entree, a dessert, and have our own salads. The Manzanita Salad was superb. Loved the Yuzu Vinaigrette. The PAN SEARED ALASKAN HALIBUT was thick and very tasty. We added the mash potatoes which was plenty for the two of us. If you like spicy, I recommend the dessert with the spicy chocolate ice cream. Yum!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was slow!

RF
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Our new go to place in Tahoe

A
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious food!

e
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was delicious. The wine list has been reduced quite a bit. Travis, the somm, is a Dwight.

F
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food & decor and wonderful wait staff!
Thank you very much!

EK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have had dinner at Manzanita multiple times. The location is always spectacular and the food was the best it has ever been this visit.

OT
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere and friendly service. The food was fresh and very flavorful. Delicious. I would go back, just need a few more options on the menu.

OT
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome service

SW
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We could always count on the manzanita touch to impress & savor the tasty yet the light and delightful. Impeccable service. The cocktails are marvelously creative.
Humm, the new chef has really added some extra dimension to the menu. If you like octopus, it is amazing!

KS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

This place has gone downhill, especially in service. We used to spend special occasions here, but will pick another restaurant in Truckee. So sad to see, must have had a change in management?

PB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff ( hi Sofie) was amazingly professional, friendly and helpful. Their avocado toast was delicious and the fried cauliflower mouth tantalizing.

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