10Best Romantic Restaurants in Lake Tahoe and Truckee

These 10Best romantic restaurants in the Tahoe and Truckee area have one thing in common: you won't want to leave. Each of these places have cozy and warm atmospheres, amazing food (some of it locally sourced) and excellent wine and drinks lists. They are just what you need for a romantic night out.

Café Fiore only has seven intimate tables and at Nephele's you can get book both an intimate hot tub for wine and a table for dinner. Other restaurants with a romantic atmosphere include Manzanita at the Ritz-Carlton, Pianeta in Truckee and 1862 David Walley's in the small town of Genoa near South Lake Tahoe.

For some excellent dishes, visit The Soule Domain for French Country dishes that include pan-roasted chicken or rabbit. The West Shore Cafe & Inn offers fine dining and a romantic place to stay the night. The Truckee Tavern has an open fire grill and some great side dishes. For amazing views, head to the Edgewood restaurant where you can eat right on the shore of Lake Tahoe.

1862 David Walley's Restaurant and Saloon is especially great if you have just spent the day lounging around in David Walley's Hot Springs. The historical building in Genoa, NV where this restaurant is housed was built in 1862 and they serve up...  Read More

Right in the middle of downtown Truckee sits this charming northern Italian restaurant. Outfitted with a full bar on the lower level and a dining room on the mezzanine, Pianeta offers several dinner options. For a more casual meal, dine on...  Read More

Located in Homewood on the West Shore, the West Shore Cafe and Inn is defined by its long, beautiful pier and buoys that welcome both boaters and non-boaters to dine. The cafe serves lunch, dinner and cocktails as well as some excellent dessert....  Read More

The cuisine at Wolfdale's in Tahoe City is an interesting mixture of California and Japanese. The building in which this restaurant resides was built in 1889 and now houses this semi-casual and very popular restaurant. Chef/Owner Douglas Dale...  Read More

The Manzanita restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton at the Northstar ski resort not only embraces the natural surroundings with its name (a manzanita is an evergreen shrub that graces the Tahoe mountains), but it brings the beauty of nature into its...  Read More

Consistently topping local lists of the area's most romantic restaurants, this family-run Tahoe mainstay has become the go-to place for diners seeking to impress first dates and enjoy a great meal in the bargain. Fresh, organic ingredients...  Read More

South Lake Tahoe

This is the perfect romantic spot for a special dinner. Decorated with white linens and glimmering candles, this cozy Italian restaurant is furnished with only seven tables for an intimate atmosphere. During the summer, you can enjoy your meal...  Read More

Located above the streets of old Downtown Truckee, the Truckee Tavern & Grill not only has some great views from its historic balcony, but during the winter months, it is cozy and romantic for a casual evening out. Truckee Tavern &...  Read More

South Lake Tahoe

Nepheles serves American cuisine in a very creative way. Appetizers appearing often are seafood cheesecake, fresh swordfish egg rolls, and stuffed mushrooms Milano. Entrees frequently featured are baked fresh ahi in Asian peanut sauce or wild...  Read More

South Lake Tahoe

Jimmy's Restaurant is located at The Landing Resort & Spa in South Lake Tahoe. This contemporary and cozy restaurant serves distinctive, wood-fired Greek seafood and locally sourced California cuisine. They also have an impressive wine...  Read More


Meet Christina Nellemann

Christina has lived in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area since she was a baby. A first-generation Nevadan, her Danish parents instilled in her an intense love of travel and the wild, rugged outdoors...  More About Christina