Manzanita at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
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3 star experience at 5 star prices. The food was displayed very nicely. Appetizer cheese plate was tasty and enough for two people. The cioppino dish for two was a small amount of seafood and the clams and mussels were not completely opened; the small lobster tails were difficult to get out of the shell. The sauce was flavorful, but salty. The cost was $115.00. All wines were served in the same generic shaped glass (for whites and all reds). Complimentary dessert for our anniversary was a nice touch. Valet parking was $15 with validation.
Great meal. However, did not like that I had to pay for the bread. I have been to numerous restaurants across the country and have not had to pay for the bread. Great meal though.
My girlfriends and I eat lunch every year here when they join me in Tahoe. We've always enjoyed Manzanita for lunch. This time the lunch was very disappointing and we will not be returning next year. The bloody Mary's were especially bad. And the Poke was really not interesting and bland.
Seafood is spoilt and the pizza is over cooked.
Excellent restaurant but you will pay more since you are in a captive hotel
1st night-food was fantastic. 2nd night, food was not quite as good. Chicken dish-was terribly boring- but the potatoes leek bread is fantastic & consistent.
We stayed at the Ritz and enjoyed dinners and breakfast in the Manzanita Dining. The food prep and presentation was exceptional, really outstanding job by the chefs. Service was excellent and we would highly recommend this Ritz dining choice in the future. How good....every main dish and side was perfection. Interesting, tasty, savory, and a little adventuresome without going too far off into the culinary wildlands. Just the right balance of very good upscale dining. Thank you!
Excellent as usual. Food and service both outstanding. Ask for Marius to be your server, he's the best.
Excellent dinner!! Consistent food and drink, every time!!
Bland food/slow service/high prices!
We have always enjoyed eating here, but this time was a huge let down.
Dry elk meatballs, boring and bland little gem salad, fishy Alaskan halibut with a charred onion "crust" that was overpowering and a very small filet steak that was ordered medium rare and came out well done. Server was so slow, everything took forever, he never checked on our food after being served, then added 20% tip since there were 8 people (3 adults/5 kids) The best food on the table was the kid's chicken fingers and french fries. Prices typical Ritz, I don't mind paying when you get their experience. What a bummer, we used to tell people that this was a hidden gem near Truckee, not no more.
Great dining experience! Food, Service.... top notch quality all around.
Beautiful place, Excellent food and great service!
Wonderful food, wine and service as is expected at the Ritz Carlton. Enjoyed a wonderful evening...
Just plain wonderful every time we eat here.
The venue and quality of the food did not justify the cost.
Great experience. The food was fantastic, wonderful wine list, the staff were very attentive & sincerely nice, and my husband and I had a great experience for our 15th anniversary. Resort type prices, but worth it since the experience quality is so high. Don't forget to walk around the Ritz after/before dinner and enjoy all the amazing artwork around the hotel.
We sat at the chefs table to celebrate my wife's birthday. All aspects of the meal were outstanding! The steaks were cooked perfectly, the wine list was first rate, and our server Marias made us feel exceptional! Great evening we won't forget.
not as good as usual. Kitchen seemed a bit off, entree's took a LOOONNGG time to get to the table. Food was good, not great. Not as good as usual for some reason.
Excellent food and service. Beautiful alpine setting with wonderful outdoor seating options. Food choices provided something for everyone and was well prepared. Service was friendly and courteous. The one drawback is the restaurant is very expensive.
Manzanita treated us well for our anniversary - champagne upon arrival and a celebratory dessert after our meal. Very festive and we felt celebrated. Food was a bit pricey but it was delicious. You pay for everything on the side, including bread/rolls, so that seemed a bit stark. No vegetables included with main courses....all on the side if you order/pay for them.
Food is always great. Service is very good as well. We love the ambiance of this restaurant. It’s warm and elegant. We had the pork belly, and foie gras as appetizers. Highly recommend these items. If anyone from Ritz Carlton reads my reviews, BRING THE DUCK FAT TATER TOTS BACK!!! Thought about this dish for 6 months, every table ordered it when we came in January. Prime ribeye was perfect. Snapper was decent. Desserts were black and white cheesecake and sorbet. Both we great. Overall, for Lake Tahoe area it’s one of the best meals you can get.
Great time again!!
Had an issue about seating. Had a reservation for 12 that was shrinked to 8. Originally was going to be seated right next to the bar, which I thought was not acceptable for the occasion we are there to celebrate. Most restaurant will call if alternate seating is being offered. After insisting my party get seated somewhere else, we were eventually seated in the dining area.
Great restaurant. A little on the pricey side, but the food was delicious and the service was great. The portion sizes were larger than expected, so bring an appetite.
Not up to usual standards. Manzanita Sunday brunch on fathers day is an enjoyable family tradition for a long time. This year, fewer food choices, less exciting and inventive, and generally not as good as usual. Sadly disappointed.
Food and service were impeccable! Our server was so thoughtful and kind (and we had two toddlers in our party)!
great as always. Highly recommend the Duck entree. Enough for 2 people and delicious.
Our server was great and the food was excellent. Especially loved the charcuterie plate and bread. Each of us had a different entrée and dessert. All were great.
Excellent service by a friendly, knowledgeable waiter. Very enjoyable meal.
This is such a beautiful restaurant! The interior is absolutely gorgeous and the outdoor scenery is beautiful! The food is really delicious. Not many options, but each is delicious. The seafood is prepared to perfection. Same for the meat. The foie gras was succulent. We had dinner (twice) and Sunday Brunch. Highly recommend both.
Breakfast was delicious (crab benedict), but staff was not up to the standards we would expect: tables surrounding us, 6 of them), were not cleared the whole time we were there for breakfast.
DONT GO....The WORST EXPERIENCE EVER WE WALKED OUT AFTER WAITING 30 MINUTES FOR WAITER AFTER RESERVING A TABLE 2 WEEKS IN ADVANCED
I found the service to be exceptional, knowing when to approach the table and when to inject humor and solid information about the menu. Very pleased.
Menu was very inventive. The entree (scallops) ordered by one person in our party was exceptionally small (three scallops) considering the price. The other entrees were excellent with appropriately sized portions.
The parking fee ($50, discounted to $25 for diners at the restaurant) is outrageous, particularly given the remote location of the restaurant. The hotel tried to justify this as the fault of the valet parking company, not the Ritz Carlton. No doubt, the Ritz Carlton negotiated the contract with the parking company and therefore is ultimately responsible for the pricing of parking. I neither appreciated the overcharging nor the finger pointing.
Beautiful dining room. Great service. Had pasta appetizer and halibut. Outstanding
One on the best dining experiences I've ever had! Great staff all around, Friendly and polite! Food was amazing, great wine selection for all. Not cheap by far but that's not what you go to the Ritz for, and you get what you pay for here and it's worth every penny!
Best lemon ricotta pancakes ever. Great vibe in wonderful setting.
No question the food is delicious and beautifully presented. Service is also very nice, as it should be for a restaurant of this caliber. But wow - bring a wheelbarrow full of money when you dine here. Your most modest option for a dinner salad (split) was the Caeser at 16 bucks. For the money, if I had to do it again, I'd choose the more elaborate salad from the menu.
We all loved our entrées ($35 - $60) - halibut and filet. Both were perfectly prepared. Complimentary dessert as we were celebrating both an anniversary and our daughter's birthday helped ease the sting, and they were both excellent, as well.
Parking was a shock. There's no option but valet, which will set you back $25 even after you validate. ($50 if you do not!) That seems nuts. The hotel and restaurant are removed from walkable Tahoe environs. You cannot get here without driving. Slapping a 25 dollar surcharge on each table is excessive, and certainly discourages visitors from the area from coming up the hill for a great dining experience. And it's not like they are busy. We had the dining room pretty much to ourselves until a couple more tables arrived near the end of our meal at 8 pm.
Amazing service and delicious food
The restaurant was lovely with a beautiful setting. We were initially seated by the bar which was extremely noisy and asked to be seated further away. This was much quieter. The dinner was beautifully presented and was absolutely wonderful. Very tasty. We had a variety of foods including scallops and chicken and appetizers. The desert on the other hand was a disaster and almost ruined the whole dinner. We ordered two desserts and one involving ice cream and chocolate chip cookie which was so stale and hard that you couldn’t even bite into it. The other involved ice cream and brownie and stale popcorn kernel balls with stale marshmallows. The dessert was truly inedible and shocking considering how good the dinner was. Really left us with a unfortunate feeling of dissatisfied overall experience.