Kiss Me at the Lake: 10Best Romantic Restaurants in Tahoe

These 10Best romantic restaurants in the Lake Tahoe 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 Jimmy's at the Landing Resort & Spa.

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 Lone Eagle Grille where you can eat right on the shore of Lake Tahoe or enjoy an outdoor fire pit.



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



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



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



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



The Lone Eagle Grille is one of Tahoe's premier restaurants. Located at the Hyatt in Incline Village, this impressive alpine lodge restaurant has a large stone fireplace and a pitched roof and is located on its own private beach with access to a...  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



One of the best deals in North Lake Tahoe is Le Bistro's five-course prix fixe menu, a bargain at only $65 per person. Soup, appetizer, salad, entree, and dessert are included, and a cheese interlude precedes dessert. Since the chef uses only...  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