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.
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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
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.
Graham's at Squaw Valley Ratings and Reviews
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.
Good but not great
I'd say everything about the meal was just...good. Steak was prepared well, just not a flavorful cut. Price was high, even for a ski area. However, given its the one of very few restaurants of quality near the village, I'd recommend it. Its a quaint place though. Ask for a table by the fireplace if you have a group of 4
A true Cassoulet
My husband and I had our first cassoulet in France some 12 years ago. Ever since then, we order the dish when we see it on the menu, always with mixed results. None have ever been as good as our first experience. Graham's Cassoulet? Outstanding and just what we have been searching for these 12 years! Our Ceasar salad was not particularly of note but the hot bread with artichoke tapenade was delicious. The staff is ver friendly and the atmosphere cozy. This was our first experience. We will definitely be back...... for more Cassoule.
I had heard about Grahms for years but h ...
I had heard about Grahms for years but had never tried it. I took the opportunity to go with a friend and his girlfriend and we had a very nice time. Good service and good food. I must say that after all these years I expected it to be better.
Food was well prepared but lacked serious imagination. Plating was not very nice. If the food had had a little more care in the presentation it would have been far better and more appealing. Don't get me wrong. The food was tasty just not visually impressive.
We brought our own wines that fit the dinner well but found that our glasses had an odd Oder to them. It was quickly fixed but still. They should never have gotten to our table like this.
All in all a nice evening but the restaurant played a back seat to the event and could have been so much more.
I also found it odd that the owner was at the bar drinking as we left and blurted out. See you soon buddy. Thanks for coming with out even getting out of his seat. It was kind of a see you later. Some might find it charming but after spend 100 plus Per person in Tahoe I would have expected more.
Corkage at 25 bucks per 750ml was way too much for the service and the quality of the stemware.
A good place but could be SO MUCH MORE.
Great Find in Snow Country
You don't often find such a well crafted fine dining experience in the midst of a ski village ... and we did. The welcome was warm and genuine, the table was perfect, the service was full of charm and character, and the meal was as nicely crafted as one can find, anywhere. Don't miss this great old- world dining experience.
We LOVED this restaurant from start to finish! Let me start out by saying Graham is an absolute delight. Greets and welcomes all of his guests at the door as if they were coming to his home for dinner. Very Special! During our three night stay in the Squaw Valley area, Graham's was hands down our best dining experience. The Buffalo Rib Eye was melt in your mouth delicious and I'm still dreaming about the Apple Tarte Tartin. Table B5 is the best seat in the house for a party of two. Don't miss this little gem of a restaurant if your in the area.
Not quite what we'd hoped
Graham's didn't quite live up to expectations, or reviews. The people are lovely, the space is fabulous, but the food was just so-so. Salmon was overcooked and the elk was undercooked. The foie gras was boring. It wasn't worth the price.
We went here for dinner with a couple friends based on some favorable reviews we had seen. The Sea Bass was great, and the Elk Chops were very good also. Peter was our waiter and was very knowledgable about the food and wine menu and had some great stories about the history of the restaraunt.
Great spot for dinner just outside the village
Our visit to Grahams started with a warm greeting from Graham himself. We started with the Carese salad which was one of the specials. They were nice enough to split it so we each had our own generous plate of fresh deliciousness. My husband ordered the lamb shank which was served over couscous. The meat was tender and the portion was huge. I had the chicken roulade which has a lovely marsala sauce and mushrooms. The chicken was tender and moist and it went perfectly with mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables. Service throughout the meal was stellar!
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