10Best Restaurants and Cafes for Tahoe Fine Dining

Whether you are in Tahoe for a wedding, to celebrate a special occasion or to pop the question–these 10Best fine dining restaurants will create the perfect atmosphere.

The menu items of these types of restaurants range from locally sourced meat and produce at Six Peaks Grill at the Resort at Squaw Creek to unusual and unique items like Cured Torchon of Humanely-Raised Foie Gras at Trokay. Other menu items include decadent desserts like the Baked Tahoe from the Lone Eagle Grille in Incline Village.

If you want to sit lakeside, visit Christy Hill in Tahoe City or the Edgewood restaurant in Stateline. This beautiful restaurant and bar right on the water has impressive mountain decor and a very friendly staff.

For a more intimate dinner, visit the tiny Café Fiore for their divine Italian cuisine or the famous The Soule Domain for their unique fish dishes, or their delicate Petite Plates–just so you can get to dessert even faster.



Sophisticated and stylish, Restaurant Trokay strives to create beautiful food from fresh, local ingredients. This hip downtown Truckee resturant serves dinners which includes unusual items like Baby Corn, Fresno Chili, Celery, Maryland Soft...  Read More



Offering a distinctive, intimate atmosphere along with pan-Asian fare, Frederick's is a change of pace from the usual Californian cuisine found in Tahoe. Small plates, big plates, and sushi incorporate influences from across Asia, with...  Read More

Christy Hill
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Located in the center of Tahoe City, this restaurant offers excellent food and one of the best views on the lake. It's a small restaurant and reservations may be required during the high seasons, but the staff is friendly and very accommodating....  Read More



This marvelous restaurant is located in the clubhouse of the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. The views of the lake and golf course are outstanding from any table. First-class food and service make for an enjoyable dining experience. As with most...  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

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



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



The Manzanita restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe 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...  Read More



Located at the Hyatt in Incline Village, this impressive alpine lodge restaurant has a large stone fireplace, incredible views of the North Shore and is located on its own private beach with access to a pier. Enjoy High Sierra cuisine, an...  Read More

Olympic Valley


With stellar views of Squaw Valley outside its tall windows. Six Peaks Grille at the Resort at Squaw Creek is the ultimate in fine dining. The chefs at Six Peaks serve innovative dishes made with sustainable seafood, meat and produce from...  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