About Graham's at Squaw Valley
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
In business for 21 years, Graham's is located in the historical Poulsen family home. Built in 1946, Sandy and Wayne raised 8 children here. Their home now is our restaurant and also the Christy Lodge which has 6 hotel rooms. Just minutes away from all of the activities in Squaw Valley, Graham's has been a favorite Apres Ski and Dinner House to locals and tourists alike. Summertime means bocce ball with Hor's D'oeuvres and cocktails before dinner on our heated patio with spectacular views of the mountain peaks. Winter time is the time to enjoy the warmth and cozy ambiance of a true mountain lodge, open wood burning fireplaces, vaulted ceilings create a unique Tahoe experience. Graham's also has an active bar scene with full menu dining at the bar. Award winning wine list with 450 selections. Menu changes weekly with a good selection of fresh seafood, great steaks and house specials such as seafood chowder, cheese fondue, duck cassoulet, osso bocco and tarte tatin for dessert.
Californian, French, Mediterranean
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: 5:00pm-11:00pm Bar Dining
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Private lot for 30 vehicles. Walking distance for additional 50 vehicles.
Free Valley shuttle every 30 minutes. Reno-Tahoe airport shuttle daily. North Lake Tahoe transit bus every hour.
Private Party Facilities:
Graham’s is located in the historic Christy Lodge, the first family house built in 1947 in Squaw Valley and this year we are celebrating our 25th anniversary . .The dining room can seat upto 60 guests. Its high-beamed pine ceiling and rock fireplace gives the distinct feeling of a mountain lodge.
Private Party Contact:
Event Coordinator: (855) 793-2653
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Graham's at Squaw Valley Ratings and Reviews
Arrived during a snowstorm. Waiters were ...
Arrived during a snowstorm. Waiters were not able to make it to work. We were warned may be a little slow. Did not seem to be a problem Food was really tasty. Shares salad with my husband and they split onto two plates. The little things make a big difference. Will go back next time in Squaw Village.
Gosh we want to give this place high ran ...
Gosh we want to give this place high ranks but the food was just terrible. We are business owners and know what a bad social media rating means. But we can not represent this as something good. The king crab was fishy. The duck was chewy and over cooked. The sole was mushy. Positives. The scallops were cooked to perfection. But that is about it for good. Gawwd we wanted to like this place. Peter and Alejandro were wonderful and the wine lost was great and totally affordable. Peter is a go to for wine recommendations.
My family and I went to Graham's the wee ...
My family and I went to Graham's the week of Christmas 2016 to celebrate the holidays. We fell in love with the place as well as Graham, himself.
The "foodie" menu was fantatstic. Luckily my family loves to eat and explore new foods and tastes. Everyone's meal was delicious. We ordered appetizers, soups, salads and entrees. None of our choices were a disappointment. Everything was top notch.
The service is also gold star. We were treated like royalty by our server as well as the rest of the staff. I would recommend this restaurant to all my friends and family.
Hands down the best dining in Squaw Vall ...
Hands down the best dining in Squaw Valley, possibly in all Tahoe region. Great wine collection to go with unique and tasty menu. We have been dining at Graham's for over 10 years when visiting Squaw and never disappoints.
Had a wonderful dinner to celebrate my h ...
Had a wonderful dinner to celebrate my husband's birthday! Everyone very personable, ambiance warm and welcoming, our waiter was superb and shared some interesting stories with us. Will definitely be back! Thank you for making a birthday dinner memorable!
Service is not bad and we had a friendly ...
Service is not bad and we had a friendly welcome. Interesting menu items with Tahoe prices. Yummy duck breast and buffalo ribeye dinner. Server forgot our soda and after dinner coffee menu, but that's ok. Recommend but wouldn't go out of my way to dine.
The food was delicious. Rustic ingredien ...
The food was delicious. Rustic ingredients, with refined technique. The house is gorgeous, and a perfect environment after a long day of skiing. The price point is definitely more than the listed $$, so be prepared to shell out a large chunk of coin.
For such a small place and the few diner ...
For such a small place and the few diners the noise level was not desirable. My wife's drink was served with a bug floating in it. And they still charged us for the replacement
I would not recommend this place for the prices or quality of the food
Menu very limited. Quality and presentat ...
Menu very limited. Quality and presentation of meal is not consistent with the very high prices. Could be a great dining experience if they worked on the menu and quality of food and cooking. Until then, wouldn't go back or recommend to friends.
Our first time but definitely not our la ...
Our first time but definitely not our last time. From the time we walked in until we left we felt at home. The bar was fun, the food was delicious and the service was excellent! We can't wait to return. An extra plus was we got to met Mr. Graham who went out of his way to get an address of a place we were taking about!
I was very disappointed with Graham's,I ...
I was very disappointed with Graham's,I went because of good reviews but boy was that misleading. The food was not great, very basic food that anyone could make. I had duck breast which came with mashed potatoes/mostly butter and tasted like it was a few days old and veggies that were fine. Everything was cold when it arrived. I did not enjoy it and it was very expensive.
People were friendly but that does not make up for bad food, I felt ripped off.
Graham's was a delight. This restaurant ...
Graham's was a delight. This restaurant could be in San Francisco, except for the physical building. Interestingly it is located in one of the first homes built in Olympic Valley, Completely modernized and converted for restaurant/bar. The table was well set with white table cloth and pressed black napkins. The food was excellent. My wife had the stuffed chicken breast and I had a very generously sized duck breast. Both were excellent. Our wait staff Kelli and Alfonso were very efficient and pleasant. Alfonso spent his idle moments standing in a spot where he could keep an eye on his tables, a nice touch often not seen today. Wine list was very good and of course full bar was available. We are putting this one on our "must go" list for North Tahoe north shore.
Old school, good halibut and sauce with ...
Old school, good halibut and sauce with over cooked red peppers and broc with a rice pilaf with peppers again, salad not very interesting. Wait staff was old, slow and burned out! When switching wine had to ask if we needed new glasses. Silverware still had food stains on them.
Cute, old school place that has decent f ...
Cute, old school place that has decent food, with large quantities, especially for the price. We go here when the more popular places are booked or when we just want a change of pace. Always get good service and enjoy their great wine list. As long you are ok without hip and happening, you can get a good dinner here. Owner and servers are all very nice.
Ordered the quail appetizer it came to o ...
Ordered the quail appetizer it came to our table in less than 5 minutes...you can't cook a quail in less than 5 minutes. Wife order raviolis they said were house made...more like Costco Kirkland brand. I had the bison ribeye it was way fatty and mediocre at best.
The waitress was shabbily dressed in clothes that did not fit and looked messy.
I would not recommend this place.
We had an unbelievable and outstanding e ...
We had an unbelievable and outstanding evening at GRAHAM`S !! The food, drink, and ambiance , was excellent . Our server, Peter was most attentive and professional. His personal touch made us feel like we were having an evening with an old friend. Owner and British born, Graham, welcomed us into his establishment and made us feel right at home immediately! His personality, charm, and quick whit is something one MUST experience to appreciate. I highly recommend this restaurant. Thank you, Graham and Peter for making for a most memorable evening.
Best Dining in Squaw Valley
We celebrated our friends birthday at Graham's, our first dining experience at Graham's after hearing the ravwe reviews about this restaurant for a number of years. The food was wonderful and even though it was an off time of the season in the valley the atmosphere was lively with Graham entertaining the locals at the bar. The service was excellent and we highly recommend Graham's when visiting Squaw Valley. You will not be disappointed.
Great local standby
Always great food with friendly service. A bit pricey. Waiter told us about the specials, but didn't tell us the prices. We ordered the specials, and were subsequently taken aback how pricy one of them was. So buyer beware. Otherwise, our usual fine experience with this neighborhood gem.
Great spot after a full day of skiing
We really enjoyed our meal at Graham's. We were greeted warmly and the service was extremely friendly and highly attentive. Each of our meals was very good and the desserts were a real treat. The apple tartin with the vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce was a great way to top off the night.
Needs a Chef
My wife and I have eaten at Grahams 3 times now, the first time was fantastic. The next 2 times were horrible; the food is not prepared well and really leaves you feeling like you need to stop by Taco Bell to get something good. Over priced for what is served.
The staff is very good and don't have a bad thing to say about them, very pleasant.
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