Manzanita at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

4.7
836 Reviews
$50 and over
Californian
Manzanita is a celebration Northern California Cuisine focusing on rustic cooking techniques, local produce and regional farms.

Manzanita Dinner menu available for take-out daily 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Backyard BBQ serving take-out daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., call for more information 530.562.3050.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 836 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
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Sthompson
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here as newlyweds on a week's vacation to NorthStar. Due to covid, we were seated outside but there were plenty of lanterns to keep warm. The attire was more casual because of being outside in the cold as well. We were greeted with a toast to celebrate becoming newlyweds and everything after was great. The food was excellent! I would highly recommend getting a reservation beforehand since it is limited seating. We will be back for sure next time we are in North Tahoe.

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JoeD
Tahoe
19 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great outdoor dining experience. Only item that was a slight detractor is they seated tables next to each other I suppose so that the heaters would get better coverage. Great food and great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure eating at this restaurant! Great food and great service are a common theme here. Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I love this hotel and restaurant and was excited to show my date who had never been. We knew ahead of time we’d be seated outside due to Covid and although it was 30 degrees out I assumed that since it’s the Ritz Carlton they’d have a comfortable heated patio and possibly a tent or other way to block the wind. That wasn’t the case and after trying to brave the cold through our first course (there were patio heaters but nothing close to what would actually keep you warm during a nice leisurely dinner) we asked for our food to go and we ate it in the lounge area next to a fireplace. The staff was attempting to be reasonably accommodating but nothing like I d expect at a hotel of this caliber. The main lounge area hadn’t been cleaned up for awhile apparently - there were to go boxes and dirty plates and glasses sitting around. At least the wine was great!

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vipChrisH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Need to work on COVID protocols. Outdoor tables were not properly spaced 6’ apart.

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DonnaE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was not as good as other times. Heard they changed chef’s

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience!! Food was delicious, impeccable service!

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fairy
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the first snow of the season in the warm, inviting ambiance of the Ritz. The Octopus and Scallops entree was notable. The Caesar and our shared appetizers were perfectly delicious, excellent wine list, and great service.

All around wonderful Sunday evening experience, thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience4

The service was not good. Our food was brought to us cold. I had to get up to use the restroom and while coming back I saw it was kept on the counter. It was brought to us only after 10 more mins. Steak was cold and was cold and tough. My wife ate only half of it.
We were disappointed.

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vipSusanG
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect location. The duck and the chocolate molten cake were both amazing

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GregD
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location - exceptional service!

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MarieB
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great all around experience for a special occasion. Beautiful ambiance, views, gorgeous decor', flawless service and every indulgence you need. The menu changes a lot which I appreciate for variety. Most Truckee restaurants don't do this.

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BarbaraD
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish an amazing experience. Xavier was so accommodating allowing us to arrive 30 minutes early, Tyler did an amazing job selecting the right bottle for our occasion and Kristen our server was incredibly attentive to our needs. That’s not even to mention the spectacular meal that was prepared for us to perfection! We cannot wait to return soon again in the furure!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We advised the restaurant before hand that we had an anniversary. Nobody seem to care. We’re sitting outside and the atmosphere was very good, they had heat lamps. The food was pretty good. We would definitely come back. Pricey but that’s not surprising.

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SashaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were outstanding, above any expectations. Server was Gaby and she was great, Somm was exceptional. We be recommending this restaurant!

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vipricharda
Tahoe
130 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

menu was different but still very good. we will go back!

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ElaineC
New England
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious ! Service was excellent ! And dress was casual which made you feel very comfortable in this high end place.

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PatriciaA
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is top-notch AMAZING!!!! From the moment you walk in, you are warmly greeted. the food is superb, service is fantastic and the ambience is beautiful! I highly recommend, especially for a date night! The ydo have a Ritz Kids menu too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very expensive. Small portions. Great service.

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vipKevinGio
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing NY steak and pasta dinner!

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vipDeniseD
31 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service.

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vipMegan
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patrick took wonderful care of us! We can’t to be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated immediately. The hostess addressed us by our surnames. Very respectful. The restaurant was clean and we felt comfortable where we were seated. We felt safe during the pandemic. The waitress immediately wished us a happy Anniversary and gifted us two glasses of champagne to celebrate. She was very knowledgeable on how the food was prepared. I don’t have the words to explain how delicious the food was other than phenomenal! My husband made a joke about there wasn’t enough carrots on the plate and the waitress brought him 3 more! We laughed so hard. She also over heard my husband mention he might order the lava cake and she gifted us the cake! The average price for a dish is approximately $40 a plate but definitely worth it. We did valet parking and it was validated because we ate there. The valet opened the door for me and wished us a safe trip. Best experience ever! We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
22 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A limited menu but a nice wine list to match the food offerings. We had a great time and the service was top notch, exactly what you would expect in a Ritz Carlton. She was very knowledgeable, made good suggestions and made sure we had everything we needed.

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vipFoodiejoy
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food is way over priced, $40 for chicken, $48 for NY Strip steak and fries that was generous portions but not the best cut. Seems they are trying to make up for Covid times on the backs of the people who are supporting them. BTW $9 for toast at breakfast! Plus $55 a night to park. I feel gouged! Only good thing was the service.

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vipAndy
Tahoe
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We very much enjoyed the evening, food and service and ambience were all lovely. Great Staff thank you.

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vipSusan
New England
20 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The yellow jacket problem made it impossible to eat outside.

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BethN
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent , perfect, delicious . I think you should add more Entrées. other than that it was perfect. We had a lovely time. The servers are excellent .
Thank you so much for staying open through Covid -19.
Beth Niemi

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vipJasmine
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Waited 30mins to be seated with reservation

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

In fairness the restaurant had just reopened. Seemed it was adjusting to the new COVID-19 guidelines. However we waited over 30 mins with no server and no entree. When we spoke with the manager he was very unprofessional and dismissive. During which the entrees arrived which were very over salted. However the food and beverage manger ( Alyssa Beltran) was great at recovery and taking care of the situation.

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vipJanzB
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service. Perfect for special occasion. Kudos to Ryan. Great server!

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vipSassystoltz
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very small portions

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Charlief
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great location, excellent facility, outstanding food and wonderful service.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

First off, it is a beautiful space and our server was excellent. Most of the dishes were exceptional, however, 2 out of the 3 filet mignon orders were very overcooked – and at this price point that is just not acceptable.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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vipRupalc
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, as was the service. While the stay at the Ritz itself left a lot to be desired, this gem of a restaurant redeemed our weekend away.

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vipEeroT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Mid-week, during the off-season, does not seem a good time to catch great food. 4 out of 4 in our small party were disappointed in the main course. But we have had a great experience in the past, and expect good things also in the future. We will be back.

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FuryFood
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, ambiance, noise level - all excellent. My only complaint was that my wife and I ordered a glass of wine that we were familiar with. The wine was superb. The cost for a glass of nice wine was $30.00 each! I could have purchased a bottle of that wine for about the same cost as our two glasses. They lost me on that price for a glass of wine. Sorry.

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vipTamaraB
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Service was absolutely great.

Food was problem.

I ordered the Cioppino and the broth was excessively salty that it just was not tasty. The fish they included ware amazing and fresh. The over salted broth just ruined it.
Growing up in San Francisco, I know what delicious Cioppino should taste like.

My husbands fish dish tasted really blah.

Their Kid’s menu is amazing though. I wish I could have ordered the salmon dish from that menu.

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Vickster
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best! Skied over for lunch for my birthday and sat outside under the heated Terrace on a sunny day. We had the crispy halibut tacos, butternut squash soup, and the ahi tartare. Delish! DO NOT MISS THE CHOCOLATE SIERRA LOG FOR DESSERT! Henry was great taking care of us!

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Manzanita at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is rated 4.7 stars by 836 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.