The Lake Tahoe and Truckee area has a wide range of steakhouses that include the peanut-shells-on-the-floor restaurants to four- and five-star restaurants that have been written up in gourmet magazines. No matter what you are craving (even if it's a little seafood with your steak) you can find it at these 10Best Steakhouses at the lake.
For a more casual night out, head to Gar Woods on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe. The food is great, the bar is lively and the views off the balcony and the pier of the lake and the mountains are wonderful. Another casual location is the Old Range Steakhouse in Tahoe Vista or the very fun Red's Old 395 Grill down the hill in Carson City.
For something a little more dressy (but no requiring high heels or a tie) head to the Cottonwood in Truckee where you can also get a view of the railroad town from their large windows. Another great view can be had from Friday's Station at Harrah's. The restaurant is located on the 18th floor of the hotel and has amazing views of the lake. The Lone Eagle Grille at the Hyatt in Incline Village is another place to get a fantastic view of the lake.
For that really special occasion, head to Wolfdale's in Tahoe City for their highly rated steaks, burgers and seafood with an Asian flare. The Chart House just above Stateline is another place to wear your "dress-up" clothes. This award-winning restaurant has excellent steak, prime rib, seafood, wines and drinks.
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