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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.
Truckee, CA 96161
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
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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: (530) 562-3050
Banquet, Bar Dining, 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
My husband and I wanted a quick getaway from our very busy and active lives. I found a really good deal on their website for the month of April for 2 night and 3 days. We checked in on Sunday and immediately fell in love with the place. The drive up there was not bad either coming from Sacramento. It was only 1 hour and 45 minutes. Driving up seeing the majestic mountains covered with snow was so breathtaking. The staff at the front desk and concierge were very nice, even the valet staff. We had dinner in The Living Room and enjoyed it! My husband had the burger that was fantastic! (I know it's just a burger but it was sooo good)! I had the lamb and the spicy pear fizz cocktail that was so refreshing. We really like the casual feeling of the lounge. The next day, we got in the heated pool and used the spa amenities. Our view from the pool watching the skiers go by was pretty cool. I forgot to mention the ham and cheese croissant at The Blue Café was super yummy...we had two each! We went back to our hotel to change and took the gondola down to The Village at Northstar to walk around and do some shopping and had lunch at the Rubicon Brewing Co. I found a pair of leggings on sale at North Face and my hubby found a hoodie he really liked. We headed back to the hotel for their complimentary Marshmology. Have as many s'mores as you want! I could see why the kids go crazy. I saw how many s'mores a kid can consume in a half hour. I'm pretty sure they were sugared out! Then we headed to Manzanita for dinner. My hubby had a lamb shank and I had the scallops. It was the best scallop dish I've had in my life. I'm a food enthusiast and trust me when I say I have eaten a lot of scallop / seafood dishes! It was just fantastic! I went to the gym the next morning. Their gym is really clean and has the best equipment. Too bad they didn't have a yoga class that day like I was told. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We'll be back for sure!
Every aspect of the meal was excellent, but the strongest aspect of the meal was, bar none, the service. Our waiter, Marius, demonstrated the utmost professionalism. He was informative and personable, and his timing was impeccable. The food was also great, especially the pork tomahawk, which was perfectly cooked. We loved the ambiance as well, and enjoyed sitting near the fireplace, an accommodation that the host made with a smile. Thanks for an awesome meal!
I believe our servers' name was Mario who is from Romania and he was very good: attentive but not intrusive, knowledgable and very pleasant.
Three of the people had the filet and they all raved about it. I had the lamb shank which was very, good and very rich. The onion soup to start was delicious and the desserts were all wonderful, especially the homemade raspberry sherbet. This restaurant is quite expensive for the area but we are local and used our school cards which helps a lot...both our wallet and the schools! It is great that they support the schools this way.
The menu is a bit limited, but what they prepare here is unbelievably good. The lamb shank completely fell off the bone - I did not need a knife at all. The most shocking and pleasing item was a unique desert - a lemon ice cream with pound cake, a meringue shell, in a glaze of carmel. Oh, and a sugar-encrusted sprig of Tarragon. It was a shared desert that I did not expect to like, and I LOVED it. Really unique.
Nice place, but food nothing special.
Out of the chicken on early Friday evening??
First order of mussels was cold!!
Pizza as an alternative for the chicken was so simple!! Not worth 20$. Maybe the 4,95$ type
Server, we ate at the bar, wss excellent
Overprized for the quality. And I love to pay for quality as a rule
Family and I ate here several times while staying at the Ritz - mostly for breakfast, twice for lunch and once for dinner. Service was good to great - mostly pretty darn good. Food was tasty. One item that stood out was the Huevos Rancheros at breakfast. Huevos Rancheros were different than any I've had before, but really awesome! With the drunken beans and pulled pork? Really good!
A few disappointments at breakfast:
Watch out for the "would you like avocado with that?" which we heard several times at our table and others and amounts to a few slices of avocado and $5 charge for the avocado per menu item.
The ability to fry an over-medium egg seems to be lost at this place - experienced this over multiple days. Some days it means well done, others, barely-fried (not even over-easy). In general there is inconsistency in the kitchen when it comes to eggs so either order fried and hope for the best or order scrambled.
The food was decent but saturated in butter, kids options were uninspired and unhealthy. We were seated at the back booths, it required a step up, hard for my 73 yo mothers hip, once up in the booth the table was way too high relative to the seating. I felt like requesting a booster seat and I'm 5'9". Not a memorable experience for the price. On the plus side, the servers were attentive, helpful and on point.
Let me preface this by saying the food/bartenders were great and that I visit this restaurant multiple times a year with my family and we have never had a bad experience. We went here for my husband's birthday w/ a group of 7 people so, while large, it was by no means too much for an experienced server to handle.Our waitress was horrendous;her attitude and negativity completely ruined our night.She never checked in on our table after taking our order, never asked if we wanted to order more drinks after our first round was finished, nor how our food was after the busser had brought it out.She only reappeared to put the bill on the table, w/o even asking whether or not we wanted dessert, coffee, or an after dinner drink.My husband politely asked if it was possible for her to split the check by couples and she said that she didn't remember what we had eaten and that we would have to initial on the single check so she could split it up.While I can understand that, if not previously disclosed that we wanted checks split, this can be frustrating, she did not even make an effort to hide her dissatisfaction with our request.This is the freaking Ritz Carlton;requesting for a check to be split should not be a big deal at all.After we complied with her demand that we initial next to each item on the tab, she brought back 2 checks that listed the incorrect items, after we had specifically spelled it out for her.Her reaction was to rudely say to my husband "Well, I TRIED to get you all to tell me who had what or just not split the check."My husband, as well as our friends, complained tactfully to the manager and to the waitress herself, and neither of them acknowledged that this was handled inappropriately.Again, this is the RITZ CARLTON; we were not looking for a special accommodation, but one that is standard in the service industry, especially with an upscale player like the Ritz Carlton. We will be sure to tell others how we were treated and to spend their money elsewhere.
Lovely setting and very friendly staff. We did order cauliflower soup for a starter; it was lukewarm. We informed our waitress,apologies flowed and another soup was produced, which was exactly the same. We were later informed that the burner for the soup had gone out. I would have expected that the temperature of the soup would have been checked prior to the second delivery. More effusive apologies from the waitress and maitre d and no charge for the soup. Overall quality cuisine and a pleasant night out.
Horrible service by the waitress-seemed preoccupied with something else. Never got refills for water. We bought a $250 bottle of wine that the Sommelier opened and never came back to pour it the entire evening. We had to pour our wine. We had two bad experiences at this restaurant
Last ski season and Decided to give it another try. Very disappointing, all the way around and we won't be back.
This was a 3rd year to dine at Manzanita while on our annual family ski trip. (Parents night out!). Been wonderful the last couple of years, but this year the quality of the food was a BIG disappointment, especially considering the price. Only 1 of us thought our entree was good (the scallops). Even the Caesar salad was bad. Ambience and service was good.
Scallops dish - excellent. Pork chop - excellent, better than the lamb. Fried cauliflower was awesome, better than the Brüssel sprouts. Sophie was a phenomenal server, super fun, easy going but took care of us, and made great recs. The wine list is quite good for a mountain resort -- some nice values on international wines.
The food was fine, where this place flopped was service across the board. We had our coats checked in front of the restaurant for an unrelated event, which was closed by the time we wanted our coats. We were served soup with no spoons. We asked for a sommelier, we got the same 17 yr old hostess who knew nothing about anything.
Nice place, great ambience, same sides on all the entrees. Priced to perfection and did not deliver on service.
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