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Diners' Choice: Good for special occasions restaurants in North Lake Tahoe

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best special occasion restaurants in North Lake Tahoe? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Wolfdale's Cuisine Unique restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1343)
$31 to $50
Californian
Tahoe City
About the restaurant
North Lake Tahoe’s premiere restaurant and popular bar is celebrating 41 years of exceptional service. As a family-run business, Wolfdale’s provides lakeview dining with a warm ambiance, and uses 'Cuisine Unique' to describe the fresh and simple aesthetic of each dish. Since opening in 1978, Chef Douglas Dale has developed a fusion style of California and Asian influences that is present throughout the menu. Wolfdale's accommodates gluten-free and vegan guests.
Top review
CarolynA
Dined 1 day ago
lovely evening. wonderful food. great service and cocktails.
A photo of Smoke Door - Lake Tahoe Saryo restaurant
4.9
4.9 (101)
$50 and over
Japanese
Kings Beach
About the restaurant
Smoke Door Lake Tahoe Saryo is a Japanese-inspired restaurant using primitive wildfire cooking methods highlighting seasonal ingredients from Japan and the Tahoe region.    

Our Executive Chef, Tyler Burges, hails from notable restaurants such as Michael Mina, Angler, and the esteemed Saison and is driven by seasonality and innovation. 
Nestled in the breathtaking surroundings of Lake Tahoe, it offers an unforgettable dining experience with views of the open kitchen and wood-burning hearth. 


Please note, we are unable to accommodate vegans or celiacs within our restaurant. If you have any specific dietary restrictions, allergies, or aversions please contact us via email at info.smokedoor@gmail.com.

**We are unable to accommodate any children under the age of 6 within our restaurant.**

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Smoke door was fantastic. Besides the exceptional food, our Non-alcoholic cocktails were the best I’ve ever seen offered at a restaurant. We will absolutely be back soon.
A photo of Christy Hill restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2095)
$50 and over
Californian
Tahoe City
About the restaurant
A memorable dining experience awaits you as you enter the Christy Hill Restaurant in the center of Tahoe City. The restaurant sits on the shoreline of Lake Tahoe on an elevated embankment offering diners a panoramic vista. The intimate setting offers guests a view that is only upstaged by the cuisine, wine and service. Spectacular sunsets that can be seen from every table is just one of the many reasons that Christy Hill was voted "Most Romantic Restaurant" and "North Lake Tahoe's Iconic Restaurants with World-Class Views" by the San Francisco Chronicle.

Executive Chef, Luis Vallin, focuses on sustainability and innovation, supporting local merchants and farmers. The thoughtful and playful menu pays homage to the tradition of Christy Hill while continuing to uplift and propel the cuisine and restaurant into exciting new territory.

Top review
JohnG
Dined 5 days ago
Excellent customer service! Staff upbeat and very efficient. Food was exceptional! Can’t wait to go back…
A photo of Le Bistro Tahoe restaurant
4.8
4.8 (705)
$50 and over
French American
Incline Village
About the restaurant
Fine dining, craft cocktails,excellent wine list in a cozy back street location with patio dining. Incline Village Lake Tahoe. Perfect for date night or special occasions.
Soup of the day,Lobster Bisque, Oysters, Foie Gras, Gnocchi, Escargot, Ratatouille, Filet Mignon, Lamb , Duck , Chicken, Fresh Fish, Pork, Veal.
A la carte menu
Thank You

Top review
ChiaP
Dined 3 days ago
We all chose the four course course menu and shared the delicious appetizers, salads and entrees. The food is exquisite; someone at the table has to get the lamb chops - they never disappoint!! Cold asparagus and hericot verts sides were pure and delightful!
A photo of Duke's - Casino Fandango restaurant
4.8
4.8 (96)
$31 to $50
American
Carson City
About the restaurant
At Duke's, savor spectacular USDA Prime beef prepared to perfection while enjoying our extensive wine selection. The elegant ambience and extraordinary service is yet another reason Duke's is recognized as one of Northern Nevada's premier restaurants and was voted BEST Steakhouse in Carson City.
Top review
gorky
Dined on Jul 13, 2024
Still reasonably price and great food and service.
A photo of Big Water Grille restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1226)
$31 to $50
Californian
Incline Village
About the restaurant
Nestled in the mountains of the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, the Big Water Grille has spectacular panoramic lake views that are among the best around. Our Chefs are impressing diners with his fresh/seasonal menu. Join us for a martini in the lounge, a glass of wine on the deck or a fine dining experience in the dining room. Choose from our craft cocktails or extensive wine list from around the world.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Everything was perfect from start to finish and we had a magical evening. We had the scallops and halibut which our lovely server paired a beautiful wine with. Also, very much enjoyed the special salad with goat cheese and figs.
A photo of Chambers Landing Bar & Grill restaurant
4.7
4.7 (73)
$31 to $50
American
Homewood
About the restaurant
Where modern elegance and rustic Tahoe charm, align. Enjoy an open air unparalleled lakefront dining experience! Choose from three different menus. Lunch and dinner are two separate services offered in the restaurant. Poke on the Pier is served dockside. Checkout the oldest bar on the lake and try the famous Chambers Crush- our signature fruity frozen rum cocktail!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Beautiful, small place with wonderful lake views! Food was delicious!
A photo of Six Peaks Grille restaurant
4.4
4.4 (284)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Olympic Valley / Squaw Valley
About the restaurant
Six Peaks Grille redefines Lake Tahoe fine dining, offering a feast for your eyes as well as your palate. Surrounded by spectacular views of the majestic six peaks of Olympic Valley and the meadows below, Six Peaks Grille presents an innovative menu of distinctive regional cuisine that features the freshest produce, seafood and steaks. Enjoy romantic indoor dining by our beautiful stone fireplace and panoramic views through our floor-to-ceiling picture windows. Six Peaks Grille also features signature cocktails and martinis, as well as an extensive wine list. Our relaxed mountain atmosphere provides a family-friendly setting for dinner. We recommend reservations. Please note that days and hours of operation may vary based on business levels and seasonality.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jul 13, 2024
Incredible food, service ambiance and view. The food by chef Chris is world class!
A photo of Sunnyside restaurant
4.3
4.3 (1592)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Tahoe City
About the restaurant
We will be hosting a wedding on Sunday, January 14, 2024 and will be accepting walk-ins only at our Mountainside Bar. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you!

Welcome! We are open for lakeside dining. Visit our website for the latest Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge updates!

This iconic lakeside lodge and restaurant is the ideal Tahoe getaway. With a charming lakeside hotel, fantastic food and a panoramic lake view, it is nothing short of a magical mountain experience. It’s everything you hoped Tahoe would be and more, from the mouthwatering cuisine to the largest seasonal lakeside deck in all of Tahoe. With community farmer’s markets, a lakeside bike path and some of the best ski resorts in California, life on the lake never gets boring. There’s always something fun and exciting for the entire family at Sunnyside.

Top review
DiscerningDiner
Dined 6 days ago
Excellent Sunnyside burger and fries! I think the burger could use a bit more seasoning or extra cheese.
A photo of River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant restaurant
4.2
4.2 (1006)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Tahoe City
About the restaurant
Located on the banks of the Truckee River between Truckee and Tahoe City, this rustic old Tahoe lodge has been a Tahoe dining favorite for many, many years. Choose between a cozy table in our Alpine Dining Room or along the river in our River View Dining Room. In the summer, dine on our patio that overlooks the river. Enjoy great food and drink that is creative and interesting while being delicious and familiar. The menu changes seasonally to ensure use of the most available sustainable, fresh ingredients.
Top review
DianeM
Dined 1 day ago
Lovely experience. Our waitstaff were very attentive. Food was yummy!
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