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Manzanita at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

4.5
586 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Scenic View
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 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.
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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 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
What 586 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
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3.8
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 7 days ago

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 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.

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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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on December 18, 2017

Excellent views... nice appetizers!

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3.0Dined 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

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4.0Dined on December 15, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Great service, great ambiance. Noisy and overpriced.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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!!

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5.0Dined on November 26, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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