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About Graham's at Squaw Valley
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.
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
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.
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 is located in the historic Christy Lodge, the first family house built in 1947 in Squaw Valley. The dining room can seat up to 60 guests. Its high-beamed pine ceiling and rock fireplace gives the distinct feeling of a mountain lodge.
Graham's at Squaw Valley Ratings and Reviews
This establishment is a real treat. I treated my girlfriend to a birthday dinner, and she was smiling all night long. Graham's always have the best food in Squaw Valley. The experience begins with meeting the owner, Graham, who is also the host. He's a very cheerful chap, and he treats his guests like locals (a rarity at Squaw). The specials tend to be from local farms so the quality is excellent. I've never met the chef(s), and if that were to become a part of the deal, the experience would be 5.0.
The three of us had what was probably the most enjoyable meal we've had in the area. The food was excellent. I had a superb seafood chowder, with generous chunks of lobster, my wife had very good baked oysters, and our son had what was termed asparagus strudel, also very tasty. The three of us all had the sea bass, which turned out to be not branzino but Chilean sea bass (Patagonian toothfish), usually a bit too oily and not firm enough, but in this case it was as perfect in consistency and taste as the best European sea bass, perhaps the best fish we've had in the U.S. It came in a whopping panko-coated slab, a portion so generous that, glutton though I may be, I could not quite finish it. With the meal we'd ordered a bottle of Sancerre, one of our favorite wines, and in this case it was so outstanding we wound up drinking a second bottle. The meal itself was enhanced immeasurably by very pleasant conversations with the owner and with our waiter, himself a knowledgeable winemaker; we had the feeling of dining at the house of friends. Food prices are quite reasonable given the quality, and wine markups are actually slightly lower than average. We look forward to another dinner there on our next ski trip to Squaw Valley.
We had a great dinner at Graham's. The ambiance is always lovely. Particularly good was the asparagus wrapped in a type of puff pastry. Also the pasta with shrimp. Quite delicious. It is a lovely restaurant with a cozy, warm ambiance especially when it is snowing outside.
We were a party of 6, our family get together. The seating was roomy and comfortable, we were not rushed, we could talk privately with no one listening. Food was good, actually quite good. Lots of service w wine, food and water glasses filled all the time. Owner asked us periodically if we were being taken care of. Quite a good experience. Would certainly go back and recommend.
We loved every aspect of this restaurant from the welcome as we arrived and were seated by the proprietor himself, to our friendly server, to the excellent food and wine.
Thank you for knowing what excellent customer service is and keeping it alive in Squaw.
We can't wait to come back many times!
Family of 4 adults had dinner while staying in Squaw Valley. The place was cozy, comfortable and welcoming, the waiter not always entirely attentive and a bit chatty but certainly very friendly, the food just OK. As restaurants in the valley go, it is a nice dinner for a not outrageous price, but if you are looking for either a gourmet or budget meal, maybe not.
Grahams is a local legend and my wife and I have been coming here to eat for over 30 years. Graham is almost always in the restaurant and greets the folks as they enter and/or leave. The food is spectacular, but you simply must try the seafood chowder. Nothing on the menu will disappoint. The waiters are all very competent and the entire restaurant makes you feel like you are at "
Graham's is the best restaurant we have been to in Squaw Valley. Away from the crowds and hustle and bustle. Great service and authentic European menu that is delicious.
We tried the calamari with garlic and wonderfully seasoned green salad to start with a glass of Napa Valley Chardonnay. The Petrale Sole and Chicken Roulade were really tasty with a well made ratatouille side on each.
Honestly, we have not had a better meal or better treatment anywhere in Squaw.
We can't wait to go back for another meal.
Graham's has fabulous food, but even more important is the atmosphere and service! Food, atmosphere and service are all wonderful. Yummy steak cooked to perfection and delicious ravioli. We had a lovely round table right by the fireplace - so cozy. One could not ask for a more welcoming respite from the snow! The owner takes time to greet each guest and remembers your name when you leave. Highly recommend Graham's!
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 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 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.
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 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.
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