About Manzanita at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
Manzanita is a celebration Northern California Cuisine focusing on rustic cooking techniques, local produce and regional farms.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
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Valet parking is $5.00 when dining in Manzanita.
Private Party Facilities:
Our private dining room can seat up to 34 people. We require a minimum of $1500 during the week and $2500 on weekends to book this room. Please contact for reservations.
Private Party Contact:
Cher Roesch: 5305623050
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Manzanita at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe Ratings and Reviews
It was our 10th wedding anniversary and ...
It was our 10th wedding anniversary and we had a spectacular evening and meal here. The server geeted us w/ 2 glasses of complimentary champagne, which was a lovely surprise. The food was amazing and although what I ordered seemed like a "pedestrian" dish (roasted chicken) at the time was anything but -- it was perfection!
The menu needs a major overhaul. The di ...
The menu needs a major overhaul. The dishes are too haute cuisine and nothing is particularly wonderful. The roast chicken was dried out; the cioppino was thick and creamy rather than seasoned and brothy. Onion soup way too sweet.
Servers try very hard but coffee always arrives without the milk or the sweetener; anything requested (like hot sauce) comes after a real delay.
Highly overpriced and poor quality food. ...
Highly overpriced and poor quality food. Had great expectations for what was to be a special dinner with guests. Disappointed in all fronts. Service slow. Ordered a $40 filet mignon which at that price should have been like gold but we've had better meat from Safeway. Presentation very dull.
This is hardly a fine dining restaurant ...
This is hardly a fine dining restaurant and it is overpriced beyond all expectations. It made me think that I was in New York City. The portions are tiny and the prices are way over the top. Beyond the food prices, the wine list was exceptionally over priced. Six or so Pinot Noirs of approximately fifty on the list were under $100. Same with the cabs. On a positive note, the food was good.
I've been here for breakfast twice and d ...
I've been here for breakfast twice and dinner 4 times over the past 5 years and this recent dinner was my last time eating here. Prices are high, portions have shrunk, and most of the dishes we had were just okay. It has definitely gone downhill.
Valet charges $10 (not including tip) and there is no other parking option.
Could not have asked for more pleasant, ...
Could not have asked for more pleasant, friendly, attentive waitstaff. Appetizers and entrees were fantastic, but dessert was awful. Chocolate cake was dry, strawberry shortcake boring, and the donut type dessert was chewy. Almost spoiled the overall experience. But we wrote it off as a one-time failure, and will try again sometime.
My husband and I were celebrating our 54 ...
My husband and I were celebrating our 54th wedding anniversary and were treated like royalty with a complimentary glass of champagne and a beautiful dessert plate with Happy Anniversary written in chocolate. We sat on the patio as it was a delightful evening at the Ritz Carleton in Northstar, Lake Tahoe. My only criticism would be the loud music coming from the grill near the pool, it could have been toned down a bit. Our waitress was outstanding and the service was excellent not to mention the fabulous food and we loved the portion size. We had a wonderful evening and hope to celebrate there again next year.
Was disappointed with the quality and va ...
Was disappointed with the quality and variety of choices on the menu. Expected better. Not on par with other frequented restaurants like the Hyatt in Tahoe, Sterlings in Reno or the Atlantis restaurants. The service was very good. Very professional and great customer service.
It was a lovely meal with lovely service ...
It was a lovely meal with lovely service. We sat outside and regrettably there was a group of children whose parents were MIA. This group of children were running, jumping, yelling (kids being kids) while tearing up the small garden that we were seated next to. It would have been nice if the missing parents realized that this area wasn't playground and supervised their children
I have been to restaurants all over the ...
I have been to restaurants all over the world and I rank this in the top 5. The service is 5 stars. We were celebrating our anniversary at the resort for the weekend . The resort is located on a mountain away from the hustle of most tourist areas. We will definitely be returning .
The service was excellent as is the view ...
The service was excellent as is the view. The filet was tiny and the food was otherwise very expensive and very unremarkable. I would go back for the view--definitely not for the food. Perhaps you should eat something small before you go there.
Menu is very eclectic and complicated, s ...
Menu is very eclectic and complicated, so if you are looking for a simple, yet superb meal think twice. For us the meal was less than ideal. Not crazy about the bbq chicken pizza, artichoke soup was okay. Nothing special and quite overpriced for the value, but at the Ritz that's expected. In the end very disappointing and doesn't live up to the hype.
Good, overpriced food. The service is am ...
Good, overpriced food. The service is amateurish. If the restaurants were not part of the hotel property, it would fail as a destination dining experience. It's a better deal to take the cab ride into Truckee and eat at Pienetas or another local restaurant.,
Food quality (taste and appearance) was ...
Food quality (taste and appearance) was below my expectations for a Ritz Carlton restaurant. It wasn't bad, just nothing special. Bread brought out on a board with over-salted butter. Service was sub-par. Server took away Coke glass to refill instead of bringing a fresh one, we had to ask for refills numerous times, bus-person asked to take away plates with at least one still eating.
Just overall a disappointing experience for a $250 meal for three.
Unless you are staying at the Ritz Carlt ...
Unless you are staying at the Ritz Carlton skip this restaurant. We have stayed at the property before and enjoyed our stay, however tonight was not an enjoyable experience. The gondola from the Village stopped operating at 9:00 so we were forced to order a cab which was recommended by the front desk. We agreed with the driver to be at the front desk at 9:30, and when we arrived he was pulling away with another fare! 40 minutes later he returned and we were told that when it is snowing the Ritz shuttle doesn't operate, which is understandable since the road to the hotel hadn't been plowed for hours! Not what anyone would expect from a Ritz Carlton property, but clearly the rough few winters had caused them to cut corners wherever possible. Not what you would expect from a 5 star hotelier. Expect the property will be sold as it feels like a loss leader. The customer shouldn't ever have to pay the price for poor management.
Beautifully prepared food with a view to match.
I have eaten here about six times now. The room is very beautiful but maintains a comfortable yet elegant vibe. Our favorite items have been the fish. We have had the sea bass, the salmon and my favorite, the Mt. Lassen Trout. All are impeccably cooked with interesting ingredients enhancing the flavors. We also love the duck confit salad. And the staff is terrific.
Best Service! Great Pancakes
I had family from out of town and went for brunch at the Ritz Carlton. I don't usually give out reviews, but this time I really wanted to because of our server Patricia.
She was outstanding! Attentive and friendly and always on top of things, Patricia made our brunch very memorable. Loved our experience there, best service I have had in a long time. The food was good, she recommended the pancakes, and rightfully so, they were delicious.
Ambience is very friendly in general, food was good, had good options at the buffet, and the hotel is lovely. I highly recommend it.
Nice dinner while staying at Northstar
Good food. Great service. But a little pricey. Our martinis were excellent and huge. Caesar salads were very good. I had the short rib with mashed potatoes and broccolini. Excellent comfort food. Wife had the artichoke pizza and liked it. Too full for dessert. The only negative was that it was too pricey. Over $200 for our two dinners and a bottle of wine.
We will return on our next ski trip.
Great date night
Had a great dinner. Get the hawaiian mero! It was in the top three dishes I have ever eaten, and definitely the best seafood dish I have ever had. The filet mignon was cooked well but the flavor was a little underwhelming. The rest of the meal was excellent. Service was excellent. Definitely recommend overall.
Food & experience not up to expectations
A friend recommended Manzanita so we went with our two kids for dinner- I would not go back there, especially with young children. The ambiance was okay but it was dark and noisy. We were seated next to a gas fireplace that was like an inferno and they couldn't adjust it. The waiter (who provided great service) said other people complained about it being too hot so finally they shut off the fireplace. The food was disappointing. I had the veal cheek pappardelle appetizer, which was tasty but really rich. For my entree I had the guinea hen which was pretty fatty and underwhelming in terms of flavor and texture. My husband had the short ribs which were also quite fatty and unappealing. They only had whole wheat pasta which we ordered for our kids and they did not care for it. The kids steak was good. For the amount we spent we expected higher food quality.
Great place for special occasions
Went here for Valentine's dinner. Enjoyed cocktails at the bar beforehand and the service there was outstanding as well. Dinner was fantastic with both sommelier and wait staff catering to every need. Food was excellent as well. Not cheap but you truly get what you pay for. We will be back!
High-end on-mountain dining
Our extended family group of 8 adults and 1 infant dined at Manzanita on a Monday evening on a recent ski trip to Northstar-at-Tahoe. The restaurant decor is attractive, warm and inviting. The food was very good. Everything was good. Of course, it is always expensive at a major ski resort, especially a restaurant located in a Ritz-Carlton. But, that also is generally your best guarantee of excellence at the same time. So, I would say it was a relatively good value for the price, all things considered. I would definitely try to include an evening dinner at Manzanita on a subsequent ski trip to Northstar.
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