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Manzanita at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

4.5
601 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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Manzanita is a celebration Northern California Cuisine focusing on rustic cooking techniques, local produce and regional farms.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(530) 562-3050
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party contact
Cher Roesch: (530) 562-3050
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hwy 267
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Parking details
Valet parking is $5.00 when dining in Manzanita.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 601 People Are Saying
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4.4
service
4.5
ambience
3.6
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

great as always. Highly recommend the Duck entree. Enough for 2 people and delicious.

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Excellent service by a friendly, knowledgeable waiter. Very enjoyable meal.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

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.

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1.0Dined on June 3, 2018

DONT GO....The WORST EXPERIENCE EVER WE WALKED OUT AFTER WAITING 30 MINUTES FOR WAITER AFTER RESERVING A TABLE 2 WEEKS IN ADVANCED

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Beautiful dining room. Great service. Had pasta appetizer and halibut. Outstanding

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Best lemon ricotta pancakes ever. Great vibe in wonderful setting.

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4.0Dined on May 21, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Amazing service and delicious food

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

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.

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2.0Dined on May 19, 2018

$25 for Valet and no validating for dinning!Everywhere else you park for free or 3 bucks in Truckee for Two Hours. Dining room was only 1/3 full. Must not want locals to dine here. We usually dine here 10 times a year. Won’t be back.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

While hotel restaurants seem to be hit or miss, you would think a restaurant inside a Ritz would be exceptional. That doesn't seem to be the case here, or the Chicago Ritz, but I digress. While the food was excellent, I would expect something much more for the cost. It was not overly crowded, yet the waiter was pretty slow and the attentiveness of the wait staff was lacking. We had to ask to have our waters filled and there seemed to be only one bus boy clearing tables. Our waiter was actually bussing tables which seemed odd given, again, we're at the Ritz. Overall the interior is nice, it had good food, but we expected a lot more from a restaurant of this supposed caliber. There are other restaurants on the North shore with a much better view and ambiance that is worth the money.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Always a good choice!

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The food was excellent as was the service. The meals are very expensive, even for an area that has expensive meals. The wine list extensive, but way overpriced. ( my favorite wine at the local wine shop is $24. Their price a whopping $72!
The building and setting are beautiful. The worst part was the $25 charge for parking just to have dinner. I won’t return, just for that reason.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

It was my kids 14th Birthday & they brought a candle on his Truckee Toast, it was a nice touch! Thanks!

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

As always, the personal service and quality of the meal were superb. However, there is evidently now a practice to charge $25 for parking. To add this on top of a fairly expensive meal seems inappropriate.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Very pleasant dinner spot with good food and very friendly staff. Recommend for anyone staying in area.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Exceptional service and an amazing food and drink menu resulted in a truly memorable experience for a 10-year anniversary.

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Manzanita felt like what it is...a breakfast, lunch and dinner house. The food is over priced and a below verage value your money. Be prepared to pay for the bread too.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We chose Manzanita for our anniversary dinner and was not disappointed. We were a little leary at first because of the bad reviews. My wife had the Halibut and she loved it. My Filet was cooked to perfection.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

After spending a lot of money on dinner we wanted to go have a cocktail by the fireplace. We were asked to leave because we were not guests of the hotel.

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Food is good but not great. At the Ritz I expect more.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

This was our second time at the Manzanita and both occasions the staff accommodated my spouses allergy needs. We enjoyed the Manzanita so much the first time we were here seven years ago that this trip we were staying in South lake Tahoe and drove the hour to have our anniversary dinner.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Excellent halibut. We split the cavatelli with dungeness crab and the Lollo Rosso Salad. The dishes were split in the kitchen and served to us as though we had ordered each item individually - a very nice touch. The dungeness crab in the cavatelli dish was o.k., but a little dry. The blue cheese in the Lollo Rosso salad made the dish. Wine pours were very generous. I love the doughnuts stuffed with espresso cream for dessert. Our waitress was very attentive and suggested compatible wines for each course. Riding the Highlands Gondola to the restaurant and seeing the beautiful Martis Valley as you ascend is a great way to begin and end the meal.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We were seated in the back room and I think in the future we prefer the main seating area since it has better ambience.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

We love this spot! The waiters are personable and professional. They address you by name and make sure you are 100 percent satisfied. We have never had a bad meal. The presentation of each dish is beautiful!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Foursome visiting from out of town. Service was exceptional. Ambiance was perfect. In town for skiing and friends wanted to 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 them this restaurant. We always come back.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Fantastic and delicious

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Great menu and wonderful service. Pleasant dining experience.

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

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

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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Not very special just everyday

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