River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Double-Cut Elk Chops
Durham Ranch, Tellicherry Peppercorn-Crusted, Port Demi Glace, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Crispy Balsalmic Brussels Sprouts
Bristol Bay Diver Scallops*
Jumbo Dry Pack Scallops, Pan Seared, Citrus, Micro Greens, Wild Mushroom Risotto, Heirloom Tomato Coulis
Durham Ranch Bison Short Ribs
Bourbon Slow-Braised Short Ribs, Soy & Citrus Pan Glace, Smashed Baby Red Potatoes, Crispy Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
Beautiful location, delicious food, and wonderful service round out this place. Love that their patio it is dog friendly as well.
We have been passing River Ranch for years and finally decided to stop. Glad we did! Food was excellent and views are amazing!
Food and atmosphere were excellent. However, server dropped an entree. Everyone else had finished their entrees before replacement arrived. Restaurant should have offered an appetizer or discounted the entree for the delay. There were errors in other orders.
We enjoyed Easter Brunch; eggs seemed to have been sitting awhile before serving, but were good. Good Bloody Mary’s, but didn’t get our napkins and utensils until the food was served. Food came quickly, and overall enjoyed the meal.
Need more servers and the place meeds a facelift
Just re-opened inside. Spacing was very nice. We sat down by the open windows looking right down on the river - beautiful. Food and service were both very good.
Amazing! Food was soooooo good (presentation, variety, quality). Views of the river hit the spot.
We love sitting on the patio by the river and enjoying the incredible food at the River Ranch. The service is incredible and the chef does an exceptional job with everything we have tried so far. Make a reservation the next time you are in the Tahoe or Truckee area. Thank you!!
Great views of the river and order the warm salad!
We love the Experience and the staff was amazing!
5 PM on a Saturday night out on the deck by the river - very crowded with the after-ski younger generation, so noisy and very slow service, but delightful ambiance. Food was good, but not outstanding. The salmon was very nicely cooked but way too much gooey stuff on top of it. The steak was good, but extremely pricy ($50). Wines were very good.
It had been a few years since visiting River Ranch and the first time we've eaten in doors in a year. The restaurant was clean, tables not seated close to one another, food was excellent and service wonderful! Great meal across the board!
Was not what I expected when looking at pictures online.
Great outdoor spot! Beautiful!! Good drinks and good food.
Best stroganoff ever!!!! Best clam chowder!!!
Great dinner! Didn’t mind sitting outside with 2 heaters. We were bummed the duck was out but found other dishes we enjoyed. Great waiter too! We will be back.
Beautiful view. Very friendly staff and excellent food.
Outstanding meal and service
One of the best dinners we have ever had. Great ambience and service!
Great experience! Great menu and great service at reasonable prices!
In a challenging time this restaurant is trying their best. We had 2 very meals. My husband raved about the duck breast and I had a far better than expected cauliflower dish.
I wish I could remember our servers name but he went above and beyond and wanted to give thanks!! But from the food to the atmosphere and service it was all amazing and one of the best dining experience I've had in Tahoe!! A very memorable valentine's day and dinner, definitely will be coming back!
First time eating here, we bundled up for our outdoor meal by the river. All precautions are taken to ensure a safe, socially distanced dining experience. Our table next to the river was perfectly set up with TWO space heaters. It was about 30 degrees outside, but we sat comfortably dressed in ski jackets, beanies, gloves and scarves. :-) Our server, Stewart, was AWESOME!!! (With his mask on, he reminded us of John Krasinsky.) Such a nice guy, very professional, fun to talk to, attentive and knowledgeable. Our party of 3 ordered the Elk, Beef Stroganoff, and kid's cheeseburger. Everything was delicious but they are very large portions - the elk and stroganoff could feed 2-3 adults. Looking forward to our next visit!
Had a wonderful birthday dinner there. So much food and it was all rich in flavor and delicious. The staff were very friendly and accommodating but the wait time was a little longer than we wanted. Overall will definitely come back to River Ranch.
Muy rico ,la comida de excelente calidad y el lugar muy bonito no esperaba q sería una muy buena experiencia lo recomiendo .
We had a lovely dinner at this unique restaurant on a cold February night. The staff were attentive and helpful and the food was great. If you’re a mushroom fan you’re in for a treat. My husband loves mushrooms, and I like them in small doses. Would love a little more variety, but appreciate them even being open during Covid with all the challenges.
It was a great time. Our server Jacklyn was awesome.
Our server was absolutely the best and gave us great tips about the area while accommodating our group perfectly! I felt like I was having dinner at a close friends house, the heaters was only the frosting on top! Don’t forget to try their dessert!
Wonderful setting in the snowy banks of Truckee River! First time dining and was pleasantly surprised by the quality and service! River Ranch will become a regular addition to our dining destinations.
Alex our server was great! We are outside and he made sure we were warm enough and had plenty of heat lamps. He was very attentive and knowledgeable!
The food was ok...tasted fairly decent. I had chicken which was better than the bison short ribs... But i feel it was a little overpriced for what it was($35+ for a "half chicken" that only included boneless breast meat, but it was pretty good. I shared half with my husband). They have some rare choices like bison which was interesting. I LOVED the setting and staff was great. Their appetizer seafood bisque was great and so was their pumpkin spice cheesecake! The river running behind the building was very romantic. We had outdoor seating due to pandemic closures, and it was 28°, but they kept us warm with heaters and had a beatiful party tent. Nicely spaced seating and got us in way earlier than our reservation! Overall a very nice dinner for our 5th anniversary!! Very romantic so worth the price
The staff went out of there way to accommodate everyone. Not easy times to please customers but they knocked it out of the park, all of them! Thank you for a great day.
We sat outside in 29 degree temps, and it was still amazing! The food is full of flavor and portions perfect for sharing. The staff is very accommodating.
The steak was delicious and the sides were more than delicious. I consider this to be a 5 star restaurant
Exquisite restaurant. Charming location. Warm welcome and service. Outstanding food. This one should be on everyone’s “must go” list when they visit Lake Tahoe.
Sitting outside under heat lamps, listening to the river nearby, with beautiful lights and lots of social space. Very welcoming waitress, always checking on us. The scallops were to die for! Never tasted them like that before.
Food was fabulous. Loved the ambiance of the place. It was on a whim that we spent 1 night at the resort & just decided to eat there. Turned out to be a great choice
Highly recommend the scallops on the menu. Very tasty. Our server was excellent ... took very good care of us. We sat inside since it was cool outside but the view of the river was outstanding !! Overall, I would recommend this restaurant!
Lovely evening setting by the river made dinner all the more enjoyable. Heaters outside made night air comfortable.
One of my favorite restaurants in the area. The view is beautiful from inside or out on patio. The menu is pricey but the food was good. The food was slow to arrive for the number of tables that were occupied but it was worth the wait.
River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (530) 583-4264.
River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 599 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.