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Crystal Bay Steak & Lobster, Crystal Bay, NV

Crystal Bay Steak & Lobster

4.6
4.6
63 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
The Crystal Bay Casino and New Chef Travis Kroell cordially invite you and guests to dine with us at the famous Steak & Lobster House. Set in a cozy Victorian Style dining room, experience great food and accompanying a playlist of vintage music. Enjoy a variety of USDA Certified Angus Beef Steaks, Huge Maine Lobsters and a great selection of Sides, Sauces and Appetizers. Choose from a massive variety of wines from all over the world or enjoy our elegant full bar.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Fusion / Eclectic, Wine Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (775) 833-6333 ext. 1206
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Veteran, Women
  • Executive chef
    Travis Kroell
  • Private party facilities
    -Full restaraunt buyout is available for parties of up to 50. -Nature themed room with Full bar, fireplace & multiple large screen tv's also available for buyouts of up to 25 people.-Crown Room buyout available for parties of up to 150.-1 month ahead of time notice required.-Custom Tailored Menus, Cuisines & Dietary Restrictions Available.
  • Neighborhood
    Incline Village
  • Cross street
    14 NV-28
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    The Tahoe Transit has a bus stop directly outside the casino as well as access to the TART app most hours of the day.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 63 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Great for fine wines

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Good for special occasions

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Steakhouse

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Good for business meals

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Good for groups

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Great for fine wines

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Romantic

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Good for special occasions

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Lively

63 Reviews
  1. AndreasJ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was better than expected, the cocktails were done well and the service was spot on.

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  2. TrulyScrumptious

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal with friends at CBC. Cozy ambiance with mostly plush booth seating, which was a bit tight/crowded feeling. Nice to have a steakhouse in the Tahoe area that was quite good. Excellent service by our server, Crystal. Food was steakhouse fare with choices of beef, sauces and toppers. Surf and turf was huge as was the wedge salad which could easily have been shared by two people. Perfect martinis and old fashioned. Will go back - note that casino had heavy cigarette smoke smell.

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  3. TomH

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Fun time and good food and service. The restaurant is in a casino and it’s decor is dated.

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  4. MikeP

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our Server was incredibly helpful, incredibly cheerful, with a pleasant attitude and smile

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience although there was 1 person working the front and back of the house. Although she was super sweet, patience and kind so we didn't mind the wait. We will be back!

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  6. FlySkyGirl

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Very disappointed in service we received ! I and 2 friends went for dinner to celebrate a birthday, only to be seated in a back room by the kitchen where there was 1 large party near by. We had wanted to sit in a booth in the main area of the restaurant. But was told that we had not ordered a booth- even though most of the booth tables were empty. There was no option when making a reservation to request a booth. The service was awful, took forever to get bread, had to pour my own wine (which I didn’t mind) , and were given no plates for the appetizer’s that we ordered. It was quite disappointing for being such a nice place to have dinner. The food was very good was the only plus. I will not be coming back. There are better restaurants in the area with outstanding food and service.

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  7. TahoeSuzie

    Tahoe

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was excellent. James is so nice and Jeremy is the best bartender. Our steaks were perfect. If I had any criticism it would be that the music wa a bit too loud. A comfortable, happy and delicious dinner. Thanks.

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  8. TarynP

    Tahoe

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every dish and every drink were absolutely delicious!! We were there during a blizzard and were treated so well! We will definitely be back for more yummies!!!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Not informed about changed of menu on website or during reservation process. Place inside casino outdated and overpriced. Food is good but does not justify the price. This is a one time and done experience.

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  10. PaulA

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    EVERYTHING about our filet mignon and lobster meal was outstanding! Highly recommend this place.

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  11. BernieT

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere as well as great service. Very good menu with lots of options. Steaks are delicious as is the seafood. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful dining experience with our family. Excellent food! Great service! The filet was one of the best! Old fashions are a must!

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  13. SamL

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I have really good experiences here in the past but this visit was disappointing. It was a very quiet night - just one other table leaving as we arrived. Service was great. Food was disappointing for such a high end restaurant. No cucumbers on the Greek salad, baked potato wasn’t cooked through and serveral of the steaks were way undercooked.

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  14. BarbG

    Tahoe

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great, we had the Caesar salad, steak and pork chop. The smoked Rye cocktail was superb.

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  15. heymcs

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had another wonderful evening and meal at Crystal Bay Steak House. We had the filet minon and a scallop entree and both were beautifully plated and perfectly cooked. Our server, Crystal also presented us with a new appetizer plate that we thoroughly enjoyed and hope she gets a raise for! It was a board of small tastings made up with ingredients in their main entrees - really perfect and gave us an idea of some other entrees we'd like to try in the future. Service was impeccible - it's our favorite restaurant and one we will definitely be back to.

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  16. DateNight

    Tahoe

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed our visit in the shoulder between seasons. Innovative food. Oysters, lamb lollipops, onion soup (!) Also fine wine and cocktails!! Thanks Crystal

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  17. GailA

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    this was to celebrate my daughter and son-in-law 38th anniversary - we were a party of four (4) - it was absolutely outstanding - the food - the service - excellent - truly a special event - thank you

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  18. KyburzGeorge

    Greater Boston

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super cool place. Reminds me of mid-century gangster hangout. Great staff. Excellent food but way overpriced.

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  19. TedC

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dined here for many years, but for some reason only on special occasions. It really is special. It's old school fine dining experience. Great for romantic dates! The food and service are simply spectacular.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Ordered Sea Bass and the bell pepper sauce and rice were both very cold. I sent it back and once again came out cold!!

    1 person found this helpful

  21. HeatherB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    So bummed that this place has changed. We’ve been here 4 times and this time was different. Maybe different owners? Our appetizer came out after our food and our food tasted like nothing. We had the filet and sea bass. So much history here they just need to get a hood chef.

    1 person found this helpful

  22. Highlands15

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A delightful find on a recent trip to North Tahoe! The brussel sprouts were out of this world and the service staff very kind and attentive. My only complaint was having to walk through a smoky casino.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chef Travis did an outstanding job on every entree, salad and soup we ordered. And he even let us try his new appetizer Mediterranean plate that he is working on. Delicious!

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  24. JoJo

    San Francisco

    97 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Marilyn Monroe used to dine there. Spacious booths. Great ambiance. Delicious food.

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  25. barbarap

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful ambience good conversation with friends love the decor and Crystal was a wonderful server

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The steak and pork were great! Excellent service.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Good service. Excellent gimlet cocktail. Highly recommend!

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  28. AimeeH

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We very much enjoyed my husband's birthday dinner. They have a great menu and wine list, and nice cocktails. Service was excellent, although they appear to be understaffed. Our waitress was very attentive and knowledgeable. Most businesses are these days, including my own. My scallops with risotto were amazing and perfectly cooked. My husband had stuffed chicken, that would have been good had it not been over cooked. I'll return and I know they'll get it right. We're all still recovering from the pandemic.

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  29. lisah

    Tahoe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious food prompt seating service, kind of slow but I could tell that the waitress had a big party by herself. I feel like they could’ve used a little more staff, but overall it was good and I would definitely go back.

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  30. ring3578

    Indiana

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Cool old school steakhouse. Food was good, staffing was short handed. 50/50 if I would go back.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been eating at the Crystal Bay club since the mid 80’s. The food quality has always been spectacular. This is an old fashioned steak house with high back booths. You can enjoy a conversation with everyone at the table. Not loud like most restaurants. Will continue to include this place in our dining experiences for the North Tahoe area.

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  32. RosalieO

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    To much butter on food. Steak was real fatty and had to much butter.

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  33. SheriB

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    food and service was good. A little pricey. Very limited menu, but we were told that they will be expanding their offerings later this summer

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  34. Joyce

    Hawaii

    265 reviews

    5.0

    265 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A classic steak house with a large wine list. They have steak specials on some days that are such a deal! Very personable service.

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  35. JoniM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We were advised the chef was having problems keeping up with ord we rs but it wasn’t that busy. To there credit they took the ruined lobster off the bill.

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  36. SandraT

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Never knew about the restaurant. The article in the Tahoe magazine made us want to try it. Glad we did.

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  37. karenw

    Hawaii

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the old school steak house atmosphere. And food. Frank Sinatra could have dined here!

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  38. KathyK

    San Francisco

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had not been here for dinner for years. We heard there was a new new chef and revised menu. We were delighted with both! The atmosphere is iconic and the staff is friendly too. I would encourage a visit!!!

    2 people found this helpful

  39. DavidW

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food (T-Bone and Sea Bass). Service was very good too!

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  40. DonM

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this tradition steak house restaurant. I always wonder who else was here.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

Crystal Bay Steak & Lobster offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (775) 833-6333 ext. 1206.

Crystal Bay Steak & Lobster is rated 4.6 stars by 63 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Crystal Bay Steak & Lobster

14 State Route 28, Crystal Bay, NV 89402-7700

Additional information

  • Cross street
    14 NV-28
  • Neighborhood
    Incline Village
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Fusion / Eclectic, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    The Tahoe Transit has a bus stop directly outside the casino as well as access to the TART app most hours of the day.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Veteran, Women
  • Executive chef
    Travis Kroell
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (775) 833-6333 ext. 1206
  • Private party facilities
    -Full restaraunt buyout is available for parties of up to 50. -Nature themed room with Full bar, fireplace & multiple large screen tv's also available for buyouts of up to 25 people.-Crown Room buyout available for parties of up to 150.-1 month ahead of time notice required.-Custom Tailored Menus, Cuisines & Dietary Restrictions Available.
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