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PlumpJack Cafe Olympic Valley, Olympic Valley, CA

PlumpJack Cafe Olympic Valley

4.5
4.5
595 Reviews
$50 and over
American


PlumpJack Cafe is widely regarded as Lake Tahoe's premier dining destination. Fine dining and exceptional wines are in our heritage, and we'd love to share our passion with you on your next visit. We offer a complete and unique menu that is sure to satisfy you after a long day in the mountains.
PlumpJack Cafe & Bar hours of operation are Thursday-Monday from 3-9pm. We will be serving a limited Après menu from 3-5pm, followed by our full dinner menu from 5-9pm. Please note that we may be closed on select dates for special events. Please call 530.583.1578 or check plumpjackcafe.com for the most up to date hours.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (530) 583-1578

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jack Connell

  • Private party facilities

    Celebrate with style at the PlumpJack Inn! Whether you are planning an anniversary, birthday party, shower or family reunion, PlumpJack offers attentive service and personalized planning to create memories that will last a lifetime!

  • Private party contact

    Rob McCormick : (530) 583-1576 ext. 401

  • Neighborhood

    Olympic Valley / Squaw Valley

  • Cross street

    off of Hwy. 89 South

  • Parking details

    Parking available in Squaw Valley Resort parking lot adjacent to PlumpJack Cafe & Bar.

  • Public transit

    TART (Tahoe Area Rapid Transit)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Available in plumpjack bar from 3-5pm

Apres Menu

  • Market Salad$15.00

    Winter produce, manchego, golden balsamic vinaigrette

    • Caesar Salad$16.00

      Boquerones, garlic croutons, grana padano, parmesan

      • Spring Garlic Soup$13.00

        parmesan croutons

        • Artisan Cheese Plate$25.00

          3 cheesem mixed nuts, cornchons, clover honey

          • Pickleback Wings$16.00

            Pickles, house made dipping sauce

            • truffled lobster mac & cheese$25.00

              • Poke Wonton Crisp$18.00

                ponzu vinaigrette, cucumber, red onion, wakeme

                • Vande Rose Pork Belly Banh Mi Crostini$18.00

                  braised pork belly, pork pate, assorted pickled veg, Vietnamese bbq mayonnaise

                  Last updated: April 12, 2022

                  What 595 people are saying

                  Overall ratings and reviews

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

                  4.5
                  4.5 based on recent ratings
                  • 4.4Food
                  • 4.7Service
                  • 4.5Ambience
                  • 3.8Value

                  NoiseModerate

                  Loved For

                  • Tahoe / Reno Area

                    Hot Spot

                  • Tahoe / Reno Area

                    Neighborhood Gem

                  • Tahoe / Reno Area

                    Vibrant Bar Scene

                  • North Lake Tahoe

                    Best Service

                  • North Lake Tahoe

                    Fit for Foodies

                  • North Lake Tahoe

                    Good for Groups

                  • North Lake Tahoe

                    Healthy

                  • North Lake Tahoe

                    Hot Spot

                  • North Lake Tahoe

                    Neighborhood Gem

                  • North Lake Tahoe

                    Special Occasion

                  • North Lake Tahoe

                    Vibrant Bar Scene

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                  1. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    San Francisco

                    14 reviews

                    vip
                    5.0

                    14 reviews

                    Dined on April 17, 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Awesome place.. Come here everytime we come up to ski. Food is good, staff is super friendly and just an amazing experience.

                  2. MS

                    MrsSC

                    Oklahoma City

                    21 reviews

                    vip
                    5.0

                    21 reviews

                    Dined on April 10, 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Always an exceptional experience at PlumpJack’s! The seasonal menu is fresh and delicious-try the pilaf! The service is exquisite. Lovely intimate interior. Attentive, yet private,

                  3. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    San Francisco

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on April 3, 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Great experience from start to finish with new menu items to try during each visit paired with an exceptional wine and cocktail menu. Friendly service and a can’t miss first class dining experience in North Lake Tahoe.

                  4. GG

                    GayleG

                    San Diego

                    44 reviews

                    vip
                    3.0

                    44 reviews

                    Dined on March 22, 2022

                    overall3food3service5ambience4

                    3 of the 4 choices were good. Recommend the butternut squash soup, ceasar salad and catch of the day which was mahi mahi. Do not recommend the bison hanger steak. Everything was overpriced, $150 for the 2 of us only drinking water.

                  5. W

                    karaW

                    Hawaii

                    1 review

                    vip
                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on March 14, 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Excellent food. We really liked the olive bread, Caesar salad, bison steak and elk rack. Cooked to perfection. Even our usually picky kids ate everything! We had reservations and were seated right away. Our waiter was super attentive and friendly. The tables looked fine dining but thankfully no dress code, since we only bring casual clothes to a ski trip. We hope to come back again if we are in town again!

                  6. L

                    Laurar

                    Tallahassee

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on March 3, 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Great food, great wine, great cocktails and very nice ambiance!

                  7. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    San Francisco

                    1 review

                    vip
                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on February 20, 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                    Great food but very expensive

                  8. VA

                    VanessaA

                    San Francisco

                    7 reviews

                    vip
                    4.0

                    7 reviews

                    Dined on February 12, 2022

                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                    I want the bar menu back! The one menu for the dining room and the bar is lacking in some of the best dishes like the Asian fusion and pizzas. Still one of my favorite places to go in Tahoe.

                  9. LA

                    LizAnn

                    1 review

                    3.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on February 8, 2022

                    overall3food3service3ambience4

                    It was just ok for the price. Wanted more of a variety.

                  10. A

                    Andy

                    Tahoe

                    20 reviews

                    vip
                    5.0

                    20 reviews

                    Dined on February 8, 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Food, service, everything was just great!! Thanks for a really nice experience and evening!

                  11. SP

                    SteveP

                    Orange County

                    29 reviews

                    5.0

                    29 reviews

                    Dined on February 5, 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Excellent food and service. World-class wine list and food. Best option for 4-star dining in Olympic Valley. Cheese plate, pork chop and meatball entrees are a must have. Look forward to returning and trying other items.

                  12. P

                    Paul

                    San Francisco

                    6 reviews

                    5.0

                    6 reviews

                    Dined on January 31, 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Birthday celebration made great.

                  13. D

                    Devoe

                    1 review

                    3.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on January 25, 2022

                    overall3food4service4ambience5

                    Pretty good food, but way overpriced. The appetizers and drinks are fabulous, the $90 steak left something to be desired.

                  14. NB

                    NancyB

                    Washington DC

                    24 reviews

                    4.0

                    24 reviews

                    Dined on January 25, 2022

                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                    The food was good, but some of the items were overpriced. The $31 meatballs were quite good, but the $63 pork chop was nothing special.

                  15. TO

                    ToriO

                    Los Angeles

                    6 reviews

                    vip
                    4.0

                    6 reviews

                    Dined on January 16, 2022

                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                    The restaurant has so much potential and I am rooting for its success. There aren't that many options for delicious food without driving from Squaw/Palisades Valley. But I think that their pricing is way off for what it is. $90 steak? $60 fish? $63 pork chop? Please, this is not a Michelin * restaurant, it's a ski town, and the decor is pretty casual (the carpet, ugh). It's even called a 'CAFE' in the name. Just give us great, simple food. The starters were delicious but the entrees, while pretty, really didn't justify the cost. The server was very nice and overall it was a pleasant dinner. I am not sure if it was due to covid but we tried to get the reservation moved earlier and the hostess said they were completely booked but the restaurant was over half empty. Maybe they were intentionally keeping tables open but it felt pretty unpopular and dead compared to the bar area which has an inviting fire and is always full and lively. And it was actually quite cold and drafty and patrons were sitting with parkas on for the entire dinner. If I were the manager of this restaurant I would work on the dining room atmosphere and fix the menu but keep the nice staff! If you do come, stick to the bar area, which is what everyone else seems to do, and load up on appetizers! Cheese plate- yes! Market salad - yes!

                  16. MB

                    MarcusB

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on August 23, 2020

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    My husband and I were looking for a place to enjoy a nice dinner to celebrate our last night together on our honeymoon. PlumpJack Cafe has really out done themselves. We made reservations, which I recommend doing to ensure you will be seated without waiting! We were greeted with a celebratory glass of champagne! The hostess and servers were very attentive and offered excellent recommendations. I ordered the Toasted Farro Bowl and my husband ordered the Poke Bowl. We both highly recommend our dishes. We drank the argyle brut which was delicious as well!

                  17. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    San Francisco

                    10 reviews

                    vip
                    5.0

                    10 reviews

                    Dined on August 23, 2020

                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                    Had a wonderful time🍷👍

                  18. MB

                    MarcB

                    New York Area

                    24 reviews

                    vip
                    5.0

                    24 reviews

                    Dined on August 22, 2020

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Great experience, wonderful meal as always despite Covid challenges.

                  19. DF

                    DarrellF

                    Sacramento

                    7 reviews

                    vip
                    5.0

                    7 reviews

                    Dined on August 22, 2020

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Service and food were excellent as usual. We dined on the patio because the main dining room was closed due to Covid-19. We dined at the cafe twice this trip because of the service and food. The menu was limited but well thought out. The staff was very attentive and friendly. The manager of the resort, Steve Lamb went through the patio conversing with the guest, serving food, and providing excellent wine service. In fact, we did not know Steve was the GM until our conversation with him during our last lunch. The Plumpjack staff provided excellent food and service during difficult times for restaurants. During our conversation with the staff, many of them have been with this resort for a long time...most likely because of Steve Lamb.

                  20. z

                    zingeoff

                    San Francisco

                    67 reviews

                    vip
                    5.0

                    67 reviews

                    Dined on August 17, 2020

                    overall5food5service4ambience4

                    always special....a special treat during COVID, when they have tables outdoors on a lovely patio, with plenty of distance... food is wonderful as always, relying on the cafe menu... service is excellent

                  21. PW

                    ParkerW

                    Sacramento

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on August 14, 2020

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    What a treat. Great food, wonderful setting, gracious staff.

                  22. LB

                    LeslieB

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on August 8, 2020

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    This was the third time I've eaten a Plumb Jack. The Burrito Bowl is my favorite and totally crave-able. I will definitely eat there again.

                  23. AH

                    AnetteH

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on August 8, 2020

                    overall4food5service4ambience4

                    Great food! The burger is one of the best we have had.

                  24. KD

                    KristyDP

                    San Francisco

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on August 3, 2020

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    The food, cocktails and service were fabulous! We were given assistance in choosing a wine, and were very pleased with the choice. All in all, a wonderful evening. We look forward to returning!

                  25. E

                    Elliot

                    San Francisco

                    19 reviews

                    vip
                    5.0

                    19 reviews

                    Dined on August 2, 2020

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Excellent!

                  26. D

                    Diner71

                    San Francisco

                    2 reviews

                    vip
                    5.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on July 19, 2020

                    overall5food4service4ambience5

                    Wonderful dining experience. Very covid-conscious and we felt very safe. Beautiful outdoor space, great service, very good food. Only about 10 or 15 tables, so very intimate and away from all the crowds -- exactly what we were looking for. Due to covid they are serving a limited (bar) menu, but it is lovely. If you are concerned about covid and crowds, but looking for a nice evening out, this is it. Highly recommend!

                  27. MF

                    MF22

                    San Francisco

                    348 reviews

                    vip
                    4.0

                    348 reviews

                    Dined on March 16, 2020

                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                    Monkfish and lamb shank were outstandi

                  28. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Los Angeles

                    25 reviews

                    5.0

                    25 reviews

                    Dined on March 13, 2020

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Food was excellent and service was quite good, although a bit slow considering that half the restaurant was empty likely due to the coronavirus outbreak worldwide. Also very conveniently located in the village.

                  29. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    San Francisco

                    1 review

                    vip
                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on March 3, 2020

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Wonderful food, attentive service made for a lovely date night.

                  30. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    San Francisco

                    1 review

                    vip
                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on February 23, 2020

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Thank you!

                  31. JL

                    JonasL

                    San Francisco

                    11 reviews

                    5.0

                    11 reviews

                    Dined on February 16, 2020

                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                    PlumpJack Cafe is really nice restaurant! We try to go here every time we go to Squaw Valley. This time out favorites were the Corinsh Hen and the Braised Lamb Shank.

                  32. d

                    doll

                    Orange County

                    48 reviews

                    vip
                    4.0

                    48 reviews

                    Dined on February 15, 2020

                    overall4food3service5ambience5

                    Went to Lake Tahoe in February 2020 before the Covid-19 lockdown. Very busy restaurant. Lots of people waiting. The service was organized, attentive, almost mechanical because it was so effective in handling a full house. Beautiful restaurant. The food was a hit and miss. Maybe the locals know what to order best, or we were too picky. But overall, it was a fine dining experience. Great spot if you stay at the hotel, or after a ski exercise and walking around the stores. A bit on the pricier side.

                  33. CB

                    CristianeB

                    San Francisco

                    15 reviews

                    vip
                    3.0

                    15 reviews

                    Dined on February 10, 2020

                    overall3food3service5ambience3

                    Food was not exceptional. My husband had the sirloin steak and it was overdone. My son has the chicken and the veggies were bitter. My daughter had the monk fish and it was undercooked. I had the Cioppino soup and it was ok. Seafood cones, Cesar Salad and the creme brulee were delicious to be fair! Not sure if the Chef was sick on the day we were at PlumpJack, but the food was very average for the price they charged.

                  34. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Central Coast

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on January 31, 2020

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    This was our third year staying at Plump Jack. We thoroughly enjoy everything about our stay. See you in a year!

                  35. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    San Francisco

                    3 reviews

                    vip
                    5.0

                    3 reviews

                    Dined on January 28, 2020

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Food was great. Service was great

                  36. MP

                    MarcP

                    Orange County

                    3 reviews

                    4.0

                    3 reviews

                    Dined on January 26, 2020

                    overall4food5service4ambience3

                    Food was amazing but noise level was very tough close to bar and would have been better if farther away.

                  37. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    San Francisco

                    6 reviews

                    vip
                    5.0

                    6 reviews

                    Dined on January 26, 2020

                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                    Nice experience, impeccable service, delish food. Loud though.

                  38. DM

                    DerekM

                    San Francisco

                    11 reviews

                    5.0

                    11 reviews

                    Dined on January 23, 2020

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Delicious meal in elegant room. Best apres ski dinner in Tahoe.

                  39. JJ

                    JenniferJ

                    Philadelphia

                    1 review

                    vip
                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on January 3, 2020

                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                    The restaurant was mostly empty. The people next to us were inappropriate. They were here long before us as they were on the dinner portion when we arrived but they were still there when we left. The man got up twice to sit next to the woman and they were kissing at the table next to us. No fault of the plumpjack but it left a sour taste for us. Also the waiter mentioned something about a salad, but we didn’t get one so that was strange.

                  40. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    New York Area

                    4 reviews

                    vip
                    2.0

                    4 reviews

                    Dined on January 2, 2020

                    overall2food2service5ambience4

                    Salad leaves were brown. We requested the ($55) steak be medium. Not sure how they managed it, but 3/4 was well done and 1/4 was medium rare. Very disappointing. Won’t be back.

                  Safety precautions

                  • Cleaning & sanitizing

                    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                  • Physical distancing

                    • Limited number of seated diners
                    • Distancing maintained in common areas
                    • Extra space between tables
                  • Screening

                    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                    • Staff temperature check required

                  FAQs

                  PlumpJack Cafe Olympic Valley offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (530) 583-1578.

                  PlumpJack Cafe Olympic Valley is rated 4.5 stars by 595 OpenTable diners.

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

                  Make a reservation

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                  Google Map for PlumpJack Cafe Olympic Valley

                  1920 Squaw Valley Road Olympic Valley, CA 96146

                  Additional information

                  • Cross street

                    off of Hwy. 89 South

                  • Neighborhood

                    Olympic Valley / Squaw Valley

                  • Hours of operation

                    Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

                  • Cuisines

                    American, Californian

                  • Dining style

                    Casual Dining

                  • Dress code

                    Casual Dress

                  • Parking details

                    Parking available in Squaw Valley Resort parking lot adjacent to PlumpJack Cafe & Bar.

                  • Public transit

                    TART (Tahoe Area Rapid Transit)

                  • Payment options

                    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                  • Executive chef

                    Jack Connell

                  • Additional

                    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                  • Phone number

                    (530) 583-1578

                  • Private party facilities

                    Celebrate with style at the PlumpJack Inn! Whether you are planning an anniversary, birthday party, shower or family reunion, PlumpJack offers attentive service and personalized planning to create memories that will last a lifetime!

                  • Private party contact

                    Rob McCormick : (530) 583-1576 ext. 401

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