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Diners' Choice: Neighborhood gem restaurants in Tahoe / Reno Area

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are the best neighborhood gems in Tahoe / Reno Area? 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 Big Water Grille restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1206)
$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. Chef David Dubnick is 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.
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OT24
Dined on May 13, 2024
Food was delicious. Great views and fantastic service.
A photo of The Lodge Restaurant & Pub restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1397)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Truckee
About the restaurant
The Lodge Restaurant & Pub is an award-winning neighborhood bistro with plenty of outdoor seating and spectacular views. They offer a hand-picked wine selection and craft cocktail menu as well as serve local and organic meat and produce. Order dinner, drinks and desserts the whole family is sure to enjoy.

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FPepoonvip
Dined on May 9, 2024
The Lodge is our favorite go-to restaurant when we are in Truckee. With several cozy indoor dining areas, a friendly and lively bar, and comfortable outdoor seating overlooking the golf course for warmer months, The Lodge has something for everyone. In summer, the patio is a great place to chill, have a drink, meet with family and friends for summer fun. Service is wonderful here - many of the staff have been with The Lodge for years and are seasoned veterans who know how to make you feel welcome and comfortable. They are friendly, professional, and dedicated. The food is amazing! The menu changes seasonally and there is something for everyone. I nearly always get the fish special, but other favorites include the seasonal salads and the pasta specials. Save room for dessert! Donuts or Lemonade Pie are always a great way to end the meal. The wine and cocktails are also very good, with a nice selection of old favorites and new additions to try. The Lodge is truly a wonderful experience.
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4.6
4.6 (185)
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Reno
About the restaurant
We at SKYLINE KITCHEN & VINE are serious about our food, service and hand crafted liquor offerings. We’ve taken all the great things about our original restaurant, Sierra St Kitchen, to Skyline Blvd and infused that into a concept and vibe unique to SKYLINE KITCHEN & VINE! If you’re in the Lakeridge, Caughlin Ranch and surrounding neighborhoods, come in and see what SKYLINE KITCHEN & VINE is all about.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 13, 2024
The food is very good. Service, atmosphere, and value for the money are just okay. Went for Mother's Day dinner, they didn't have a record of the reservation but it was not very crowded, so not a problem getting a table. Service was slow and just so-so. One of our orders was wrong and when we brought it to the attention of the waitress she said she would correct the bill, but didn't.
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4.6
4.6 (279)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Stateline
About the restaurant
Using local, sustainable ingredients, we produce our spin on New Orleans food, in the type of place where tourists feel at home, locals are at home, and everyone is surrounded by family and friends.
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Angievip
Dined on May 12, 2024
We went on Mothers Day and found the service to be excellent. I had the blackened salmon which was cooked perfectly. My husband had the three piggies omelette with potatoes and said it was the best omelette he had ever eaten. Prices were reasonable too. WE WILL BE BACK. 🌹
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4.5
4.5 (181)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Sparks
About the restaurant
Play, Stay and Dine with David’s Grill at Red Hawk Golf and Resort. Our menu features a variety of amazing and delicious entrees for breakfast, lunch and dinner. After a day out on the golf course nothing is more satisfying than relaxing and enjoying a meal with good friends at one of the top golf courses and golf resorts in Reno NV.
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JenniferJ
Dined on May 11, 2024
Celebrate my daughter’s graduation dinner last night. Amazing food and atmosphere!!
A photo of Old Granite Street Eatery restaurant
4.4
4.4 (525)
$30 and under
American
Reno
About the restaurant
Located at 243 S. Sierra St. in a building erected in 1940, specifically for a restaurant, is the home of a unique gathering place. The original address was 243 Granite St. hence the name…Old Granite Street Eatery.

With a menu that reflects a strong desire to provide familiar, comforting dishes having an emphasis on quality ingredients. Combined with constantly rotating craft beer selections, focused wine options and hand crafted cocktails, Old Granite Street Eatery looks to be a casual affordable everyday option for neighbors and community to share in great food and drink. We only reserve 1/3 of our restaurant through OpenTable in order to facilitate walk-in traffic. We also have a large communal table for sit-down service. Please included any children and infants in the total in your party for reservations.

Top review
AndrewM
Dined 7 days ago
Great meals. Great value. Wonderful service. Looking forward to a return visit
A photo of Mangia Tutto restaurant
4.4
4.4 (210)
$31 to $50
Italian
Reno
About the restaurant
Mangia Tutto features both Chicago “Deep Dish,” the perceived Chicago-style pizza; as well as, thin crust square cut “Tavern Style” pizza. As native Chicagoans we will tell you while we relished the occasional “Deep Dish” pizza, they were often only enjoyed on special occasions. The thin crust pie is the true “Chicago Pizza” readily available in any Chicago neighborhood.
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KimberlyE
Dined on May 13, 2024
This is our favorite Italian place! Tried the gnocchi special appetizer and it was amazing
A photo of Granlibakken Tahoe - Cedar House Pub restaurant
4.4
4.4 (151)
$30 and under
American
Tahoe City
About the restaurant
Cedar House Pub is located within the beautiful Granlibakken Tahoe resort and is open to guests and anyone looking for a great meal. It is known for its gastro pub menu prepared by an award-winning culinary team. Indoor and outdoor seating available or surprise your family with a delectable to-go dinner. We offer many dining options for those with specialized dietary needs, family-style meals, and choices for little humans’ distinguished pallets.

A great atmosphere awaits you in Cedar House Pub, featuring a warm wood fire in the winter months, a well stocked bar, and large windows looking out into Granlibakken's quiet, private valley which is surrounded by fir trees and pines.

Our Cedar House Deck is open seasonally. Breakfast buffet served daily in GranHall.

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Robs
Dined on May 12, 2024
We were there for Mother’s Day Brunch. It was buffet style with a mains food line, an appetizer table and a dessert table. The selection was great and everything we tried was tasty and well presented. We got 1 drink token each and got mimosas. There was live acoustic guitar music that was nice and low enough that we were able to chat without problem. Like pretty much all food in the Tahoe/Truckee area, it was a tad pricey but we enjoyed ourselves and my wife was happy with the choice.
A photo of Timber House Brewing & Lodge restaurant
4.4
4.4 (69)
$30 and under
American
Chester
About the restaurant
RESTAURANT & BREWERY

NOW OPEN

Dinner reservations are strongly recommended.

Top review
PEGGYHvip
Dined 7 days ago
Been visiting the area off and on for years. This is by far the best restaurant choice. Good food,nice people, and great cocktails. Try the butter steak tips and brussel sprouts for starters ( delicious). Great pulled pork options and well cooked steaks. We also really enjoyed the wedge salad and the chicken sandwich with well cooked fries. Enjoy!
A photo of Gambi's restaurant
4.0
4 (160)
$31 to $50
Italian
Reno
About the restaurant
Come into Gambi's, where the most sea-worthy ships sail day and night! Gambi's offers delicious Italian food, an exceptional wine list, your favorite craft beers and cocktails, and an ambiance that will transport you to another time and place. Ready for a rendezvous? Grab your favorite pleasure seeker and come dock your glass at Gambi's!

Gambi’s is now open for indoor dining, 7 days a week. Enjoy a meal in our spacious main galley or imbibe with your crewmates in “The Bones,” our lively entertainment lounge. We also serve food and drinks to-go for pick up, pick-up, or delivery.

We do take reservations. Call (775) 622‑4491 to reserve your table.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 11, 2024
Excellent food for a reasonable price. Attentive service.
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