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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

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

86% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (27)
Romantic (17)
Scenic View (15)
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Good for a Date (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Cozy (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Healthy (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Business Meals (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Fun (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Seasonal (4)
Authentic (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
People Watching (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Live Music (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Casual (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 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 2, 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
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Totally worth it!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 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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 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 16, 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 15, 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 15, 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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·Dined on October 10, 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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 (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 7, 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 3, 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 October 1, 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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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 24, 2017

I'll start by providing the staff appropriate kudos for their customer service. I found everyone genuinely interested in my experience.

To illustrate, when I expressed minor disappointment that the waffle bar didn't offer fresh whipped cream for the waffles, one staff emerged moments later with a small bowl of whipped cream for me. How cool was that?! When leaving, my server asked if she should get a to-go cup for my coffee. Minutes later, when leaving the restaurant with my to-go coffee, the restaurant manager invited me to stop by for a refill when I caught my ride later that morning. Zach, an equally service-oriented valet, had seamlessly retrieved my coat and added it to my checked luggage when my Uber driver brought it back after realizing I left it in his car.

Bottom line, is the staff are genuinely service oriented. That said, I couldn't leave great scores across the board because of other aspects of the dining experience. The overall food selection and quality weren't quite on par with other Ritz breakfast experiences.

Granted, my other experiences were with the same two flagship properties (Laguna Beach, CA and Maui, HI) so it could be that I am simply using a unfair standard. However, after having experienced the breakfast buffets at those properties, I found this one less compelling.

In sum, I would enjoy dining here if I found myself at this restaurant in the future. By comparison, I have, and will continue to go out of my way to dine at the other properties.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Expected a LOT more for a Ritz Carlton. It's a long drive up the mountain from south Tahoe for such a disappointing meal. The waitress was rude and abrupt and interested only in another table of fur and diamond clad diners. The clam chowder was nothing but onions and celery in cream. The chicken pot pie was huge, watery and reeked of rancid truffle oil. We received four limp stalks of asparagus for $12. Long drive, weird food, rude help, very costly. My advice, skip it!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We 've had lunch many times on the terrace at the Ritz-Carlton here and it's always fantastic. This was our first stay at the hotel and it's just excellent. Felt quite European! Dinner at Manzanita was not as excellent as we hoped. It was their first or second evening of their Fall menu and, perhaps not unexpectedly, it needs some tweaking. The steak I had was good but not as tender or as flavorful as one would expect. There was an offering of roasted carrots- heavily spiced and blackened but they were crunchy, not tender-crisp as one would hope! I think the kitchen/chef needs to work a bit more on finessing their offerings. The wait staff/ service was excellent. The Manzanita wisely hires young adults from other countries for summer employment and they are eager, polished hard workers- the hotel does a great job of providing training for them. A win-win all around! Definitely will return. With good feedback, I'm sure quality will continue to improve!

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Very good food and the service was excellent. Would absolutely go back next time we're in Tahoe.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Romantic
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great service and ambiance! Beautiful place to dine .

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Very attentive service. Limited but very good menu with several unusual (good) items.
Pet friendly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Manzanita is hands down the best high end dining in lake Tahoe. It has a menu that is great for foodies and anyone that appreciates creative dining and a satisfying meal. The service is great and the environment is beautiful. I highly recommend this if you are going to Lake Tahoe.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 3, 2017

A Must go. staff is very knowledgeable and friendly . Management is second to non at the Hotel and restaurant .... A Must if you are in the Northstar area....

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great food taste but a little overpriced for what you get. Service was great.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Anniversary dinner for two couples. With reservation, seated immediately on a busy Friday night. Sara was our waitress and she was excellent in every respect. Each course for all four people was outstanding. French onion soup, scallops and tomahawk of pork all agreed were the best they had ever had. Restaurant comped a nice dessert for all of us for our anniversary. This restaurant is expensive, but for a special occasion, the setting, service and food are worth it. They even validated our valet parking ticket. We do wish this first class restaurant had a recommended dress code - - something like long pants and shirt with a collar for men - - men with t-shirts with all kinds of things written on them are not appropriate for this type restaurant and detracted from an otherwise wonderful experience.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Outstanding service, food and drink. One of the things we love about Manzinita is that the menu changes every year ... and every year it seems to get better. Absolutely outstanding experience all around!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Excellent experience with all areas! From the moment we were greeted and ending with exceptional service from our waitress Kristen! Thank you for the wonderful service! Will recommend to family and friends! We will be back!!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Manazinta did not disappoint. As with all Ritz properties, The customer service was impeccable. Brandon was our waiter and he was AMAZING. He was knowledgeable, engaging, attentive and truly made my birthday dinner feel like a special occasion. The chef prepared interesting and tasty entrees, the wine list by the glass was nice, the views outstanding. We are locals and came out for a special dinner and we were so glad we choose Manzanita.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 28, 2017

The food was outstanding! Especially the scallops and duck entrees.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Stayed at the Ritz for our 5 year anniversary and had a wonderful dinner. We ordered the rolls with 4 dipping sauces, the filet mignon, and pork tomahawk. Everything was delicious and the service was excellent. They brought us over a special dessert for our anniversary - a lava cake with marshmallow ice cream. The whole evening was a great celebration.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Always a great experience, and now some new, creative menu choices

Tags: Live Sports, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The evening started out great. Good service and good explanation of food choices from the server.
It went abit downhill when we got our entrées. My husbands Tomahawk pork chop was very very small and the server did not check in until we were almost finished.

A beautiful spot good flavors and a nice staff will encourage me to go back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 10, 2017

This restaurant is beautiful- wonderful wood beams and aesthetic touches throughout. We had a window table and it was lovely and quiet. Service was excellent by all staff, even down to the waiter who served the water and asked if we wanted lemons or limes in our glass. Food very good- halibut terrific. One thing I would change is the bread option- the only one on the menu or offered- $8 for 6 potato rolls with various toppings. I understand changing for bread when you offer those options, but would have preferred just some local bread.
Great night-

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Our best meal in the Tahoe area! See photo of amazing Sttaeberries and Basil dessert.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Fun, Bar Seating, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Did not have our Open Table reservation. There were NO OTHER diners. They had just stopped serving breakfast, which was why we were there. $10 parking too!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 7, 2017

12th anniversary celebration at Manzanita. Great food, amazing hospitality and a terrific setting.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 5, 2017

every year my husband and I come here for a date night when we stay with family at Donner Lake. The past couple years we were underwhelmed by the food. This year we gave it one more shot because we love the ambiance. We were not disappointed. We found out The Ritz brought their chef up from the half moon bay location, which was a great decision on their part. The quality of food was much improved and we can't wait to go back again.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Breath of fresh air in North Lake Tahoe. Beautiful restaurant with spectacular food and service

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Food was great- staff was actually annoying for dinner- brunch a few days later had ONE server that was great

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 28, 2017

We spent some time at the bar before our reservation. Mike is great! Check out some of the local specialty cocktails. Well worth the effort. Dinner was creative and delicious. We sat outside so the noise level was never a factor. Not sure about inside during dinner. Great spot if you are in the Tahoe area.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Scenic View
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