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River Grill

55 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
+1 530-581-2644
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“corn chowder” (4 reviews)
“salad” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
55 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We weren't even half-way through our salads when our waiter brought our main course. Prompt service is good; rushed because the kitchen is anticipating a larger crowd is unacceptable. Fortunately our server handled our request to re-fire the meals. Unfortunately, my wife's salad, mixed greens,...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice setting outside on deck overlooking Truckee River. The service was on par and salad was enough for 2 people! Got the fish special and that, too, was delicious. The live music topped the night off!

Thank Alise F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The River Grill is a fine restaurant located in Tahoe City. As with most of the upscale restaurants there, it has a patio with a view of the water, although in this case it's the river, not the lake. It's a very pleasant setting. The...More

Thank mikep244
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Last minute stop going through town. They squeezed us onto the patio on a weeknight. The view and atmosphere was nice and family friendly. Three of us had the pork chop and ate every bite.

Thank Christie M
Reviewed 1 July 2017

The food was so great and the atmosphere awesome! The service was right on! Great desserts! Ask for a table by the river.

Thank dmcrp5
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

I had the chicken Alfredo they give you lots of chicken would have liked to have more broccoli the noodles were way over cooked they we're mushy. But my husband had the handburger he said it was excellent I think I'll do the handburger next...More

Thank Redtruckgirl
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Drinks and food were very good. Great customer service. Very attentive. We will go back on our next visit.

Thank coastalgal2017
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had a truly amazing dining experience here. From beginning (prawns) to middle (corn chowder) to end (salmon and braised short ribs) everything was perfectly prepared and presented. We ate on a patio overlooking the Truckee river on a perfect first day...More

Thank Al T
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Second visit in the last year and I was looking forward to this visit. Menu changes with what is fresh and good. Service is attentive. Drinks are excellent. It's always busy so a reservation is a good idea.

1  Thank TerryfromToledo
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Food was very good, as was the service and the setting. The night we were there the soup was butternut squash. It was delicious. So was the grilled pork tenderloin with bourbon bbq sauce. This is worth a visit and we will return.

1  Thank Mike K
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Kathy M
13 January 2017|
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Response from HF-SantaFe | Reviewed this property |
The River Grill is particularly good at calling back to discuss the time & date of the reservation. Just call and leave your number.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Tahoe City
  • Phone Number: +1 530-581-2644
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