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About Manzanita at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

Manzanita is a celebration Northern California Cuisine focusing on rustic cooking techniques, local produce and regional farms.

13031 Ritz Carlton Highlands Court
Truckee, CA 96161
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Hwy 267

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(530) 562-3050

Parking Details:
Valet parking is $5.00 when dining in Manzanita.

Private Party Facilities:
Our private dining room can seat up to 34 people. We require a minimum of $1500 during the week and $2500 on weekends to book this room. Please contact for reservations.

Private Party Contact:
Cher Roesch: (530) 562-3050

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Manzanita at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (13)
Creative Cuisine (8)
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Worth the Drive (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Good for a Date (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Seasonal (6)
Scenic View (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Cozy (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Business Meals (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Fun (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Authentic (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Foursome visiting from out of town. Service was exceptional. Ambiance was perfect. In town for skiing and friends wanted tips try for the first time. A wonderful experience and they will return. Pastrami sandwich split and turkey sandwich split were perfect in proportion, with side salad, hot tea. I do have to say that I wouldn’t order the pastrami sandwich again. Less pastrami portion, and fatty. Turkey sandwich was good. Lovely environment. Our friends were happy we showed the, this restaurant. We always come back.

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Fantastic and delicious

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Beyond a certain point, in even the best meals, you're paying for service. For individual care and attention, feeling like you're the only person in the places even when the place is buzzing.

We had a fantastic server (Kristin!) and a great sommelier. From the moment we stepped in, from the host to the staff as we departed, we felt cared-for.

And the food! Of course, the food was phenomenal. Delicious, well-portioned, and beautiful. Thank you for a wonderful evening!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

For Open Table - I originally wanted a 7 PM reservation but there was nothing available until 8 PM. Though suggested, there was no phone number in the reservation area to call restaurant directly and verify the availability of 7 PM to change my reservation time. So, we were anticipating there will be a lot of patrons; however, when we arrived at 8:00 in Manzanita, there was only a few patrons, and lot of empty tables. We could’ve had our dinner earlier, I thought. Why did Open Table show nothing was available at 7PM?
Our dinner experience, the food, the servers, were exceptional!

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great menu and wonderful service. Pleasant dining experience.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 22, 2018

My best friend and I had a wonderful lunch served by our super server Valentino. Our food was phenomenal. I highly recommend the persimmon and pomegranate salad with added chicken. The pumpkin pie dessert was delicious. I highly recommend Manzanita!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The restaurant is beautiful, with a nice menu and wine list. The food was well prepared with the exception of far too much salt, which unfortunately ruined the otherwise exceptional main courses.

We stayed in the Village and travelled to and from the restaurant by gondola in the dark. That was a pretty amazing experience, even if the stops midway were a tad unsettling.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great service + wonderful ambiance + good food = a night to remember.

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I tend to eat out here once a ski trip, so not too often. The last few years I was consistently very impressed. On the plus side, the service on this year's visit was every bit as outstanding as in the past. Alas, I have to say I was a bit disappointed by the food -- it was good, but nowhere as subtle and interesting as it had been in years past. A change in chef maybe?
Quality of food is my main reason for going out, so I have to give it a 3-star rating; last year it'd have been a *solid* "4".

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Not very special just everyday

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 2018

We were the last reservation (21h) and a waitress tried to push us to the bar... The attendant caught that and tried to correct the attitude. Our waiter also recognized us and was very apologetic.... He saved the evening. The food was good as usual and he even gave the table several deserts to apologize. Things happen, even at the Ritz, but what matters is what you do about it. Thank you!

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vip
 (京都)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Excellent views... nice appetizers!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I’ve eaten here several times before and was really wowed in the past. This time, not so much. One-note, overwhelming flavors, too salty. A lighter hand would make the ingredients shine—top quality ingredients don’t need to be buried in salt/sauces. Had lunch and dinner here during my stay at the Ritz-Carlton—quite expensive for decent, but not amazing food. A bit disappointing considering what the restaurant used to produce. Hoping it bounce soon back as the space is so pretty

Tags: Seasonal, Bar Seating
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Our server Sophie was awesome! Made everything easy and wonderful! 20th anniversary diner was great!!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Our service was impeccable and the food was delicious! The chef must have changed because the food was much better than what I've had there before!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great service, great ambiance. Noisy and overpriced.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The dood was tasty and entrees were paired creatively with sides. The mix of flavors worked well together. The server was attentive and provided a dessert on the house once she found out it was our 20th wedding anniversary. The Mountain View dessert was fantastic and had us wanting more hours later.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Best server we've ever had at Manzanita (too bad I can't list her name here because I forgot it.) Bartender was helping seat us, and was a little inappropriate in his crankiness, for which this unnamed wonderful server apologized appropriately. Consistently the best food, prepared perfectly, at this spot I love. I always feel like a VIP when I hand my car over to the guys who park it, and then get treated so well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Manzanita is a perfect place for a special date. Food is amazing, service is impeccable and ambiance is wonderful.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent food and service. We plan to experience the dining here again

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Wonderfully attentive service which saved the occasion. Food was skimpy in amount and featured weird combinations - ? pork belly with scallops, ? shredded crab mixed into hash browns. The affogato dessert was served on a dinner plate which prevented the shot of espresso from being poured over the scoop of ice cream!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Celebrated a birthday. The staff surprised us with a delicious birthday dessert.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Manzanita is our go-to place for special occasions! The bar experience was so enjoyable with Mike and Sage - they made us feel at home and created the best Cosmopolitan I've ever had!!

Our meal was incredible - sea scallops and halibut - cooked perfectly, blending flavors that awakened our taste buds and ceased all conversation!

Manzanita restaurant is a jewel in the Ritz crown. This Tahoe/Truckee resort is an upscale, down-to-earth mix of elegance and mountain living. It's perfect for travelers and locals alike!

The photo shows us at the bar with Bob in his new birthday hat!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Beautiful place. Even if you don’t stay at he hotel, they will validate your parking. It’s worth driving.

Tags: Romantic, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 21, 2017

The service was excellent. Our waiter, Elliott, was fantastic. We could not have received better service from all. All our meals were very good. Nice to see salmon and shrimp on the kids menu - that is appreciated. Very enjoyable dinner. We will be back!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

great food and atmosphere for our anniversary

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Rich rich rich comfort food. Excellent service. Reasonable wine list. Ribeye was devine.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Our first night staying at the Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe we decided to eat here. It was honestly terrible, each dish we had was so overpowered by truffles. I barely ate half of my chicken pot pie and left there hungry. We are not opposed to spending money on good food.. however this was terrible food and expensive. Would not recommended this place.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We eat here often when in Tahoe each Fall. It's off-season, so the place is usually empty for lunch, but we enjoy the food and service anytime. The room is high end, not a diner/bar. While it is a sort of Italian leaning kitchen, there is something for everyone. We usually get a starter and a pizza. Over the years, they have ranged from fabulous to just so-so. Today ours was undercooked and a bit soggy, but we chalk it up to the time of year I guess.

Still, it is a really nice venue and we always enjoy the experience! Our waiter was attentive and generally a blast to have "with us"!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Totally worth it!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The meal was fantastic: Hamachi Tartare, Dungeonous Cavatelli, Filet Mignon & Short Ribs. The wine selection was massive: something for everyone (type, geography, price). It was a wonderful experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Nice evening, food was prepared well and tasty. Service was smooth and consistent. A little lag but if you are in a hurry. This is not the place for you..

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was well beyond expectations and the service was likewise

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We were disappointed by the food after being told great things about the restaurant. The signature chicken pot pie was overwhelmed by a strong dried garlic flavor. I specifically requested that my streak by prepared medium rare, but not raw. The steak and the sauce were cold and the meat was very undercooked. The wine list is huge, but way overpriced. Lastly, a newly presented cooked pear dessert tasted just like pears from a jar, the pears were not soft and the desert was served in a glass that made it difficult to eat. On the upside our server was very attentive. Despite being at the top of a spectacular mountain the view from the restaurant is a pool area and a uninteresting patio, so don't go thinking you will have a view.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food, though small selection on lunch menu. Ambiance is really nice, upscale yet totally laid back modern Tahoe-style. Would have appreciated the server coming by more often to see if everything was ok or if we needed anything. Overall, would recommend for a nice outing for friends or dates.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 9, 2017

The four of us were celebrating birthdays. Nothing beats the ambiance of this Ritz. The service was excellent without feeling they were breathing down our necks. The pace was perfect for a nice relaxing evening with friends. For a special occasion this is the place!

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This is a review for Sunday buffet champagne brunch. The buffet had many choices. Seafood, salads, charchuterie, soup, veggies, breads, meat and potatoes. Hand carved Prime rib, seared scallops and grilled shrimp were also offered. Breakfast eggs, potatoes and bacon/ sausage were included. The server offers to have waffles, pancakes or eggs Benedict ordered for you. All included in $69 price. Champagne and Bloody Mary station is set up as a self serve station. At the station are many juices to add to champagne for a mimosa. Orange, pear, berry, grapefruit and more.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Got married at this property. Celebrated our 5 year anniversary. Awesome service. Staff and food always great

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Fabulous food, wonderful service! I would highly recommend this restaurant for special occasions!

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The service was wonderful, and our waiter was so helpful and friendly. Also, the pumpkin soup was absolutely fabulous!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options
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