About Manzanita at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
Truckee, CA 96161
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
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
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.
Excellent by all measures. The best restaurant in the Reno/Tahoe area. Start with stunning views of the Sierra Nevada, terrific mountain exterior and interior archecture, an indoor/outdoor dinning room, professionals at every level from the front door to the kitchen. An always changing and interesting menu, an excellent, thoughtful wine list. Just the latest in a long line of wonderful meals we've enjoyed at Manzanita over nearly ten years.
OVERALL THE FOOD IS GOOD. ONLY DOWNSIDE IS THEY WERE LATE IN BRINGING ME MY DINNER. AN HOUR AND 15MIN LATE. SEEMED LIKE SOMEONE FORGOT TO PLACE THE ORDER IN OR COOK IT. I WAS GIVEN A FREE SMALL BOWL OF CAULIFLOWER AND TRUFFLE SOUP WHICH I DID NOT EAT BECAUSE I DON'T LIKE EITHER. THEY DID NOT OFFER FREE DESSERT, GLASS OF WINE OR EVEN A PERCENT OFF THE MEAL. JUST SAID A SORRY FOR ME TO PUT INSIDE MY POCKET.
We annually visit friends at Northstar and part of the whole weekend is our dinner at the Ritz. This year, as usual, was terrific. The Fall menu was being introduced and it was fantastic. The special treat of the evening was having Chef Carolyn stop by our table and share her time with us!
Mitch our server made the experience outstanding as opposed to just good. He was very knowledgable, not only about the food, but also the background of the resort. We were interested and asked many questions. He remembered all our names as he addressed us individually to make sure all was satisfactory.
Eh - kind of so-so. Nice setting and nice decor. The Lodge itself is pretty magnificent. Went on a last minute whim as a date night with my wife. Not really worth the drive from Incline other than it is something different. We had an octopus appetizer that was pretty darn good, and the bread was great. I had Cioppino, which was good, and my wife had a flatbread which was fine but not quite as good as it looked on the way in. Pricey wines even by the glass, so I skipped it (plus I was driving). The sommelier stayed at the table behind us for almost their (and our) entire meal - which they must have enjoyed if he was THAT engaging!
Overall not the best value, but it was nice to go somewhere else. Had the added bonus of 6 extra miles on my car - the valet garage is only 100 yards away.
Went here with friends to celebrate both couples wedding anniversaries. Lovely atmosphere, wonderful food. We were greeted with complimentary glasses of champagne, called by our names throughout the evening, then surprised with a complimentary "Happy Anniversary" dessert for each couple. The filet mignon, although expensive, was worth it - - very good. The French Onion Soup, Ahi, Swordfish and Cioppino were all very good. You don't mind paying a little more for a nice atmosphere, terrific service and excellent food. We'll be back.
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 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. 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 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 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, 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 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.
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