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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
Expected a LOT more for a Ritz Carlton. It's a long drive up the mountain from south Tahoe for such a disappointing meal. The waitress was rude and abrupt and interested only in another table of fur and diamond clad diners. The clam chowder was nothing but onions and celery in cream. The chicken pot pie was huge, watery and reeked of rancid truffle oil. We received four limp stalks of asparagus for $12. Long drive, weird food, rude help, very costly. My advice, skip it!!
We 've had lunch many times on the terrace at the Ritz-Carlton here and it's always fantastic. This was our first stay at the hotel and it's just excellent. Felt quite European! Dinner at Manzanita was not as excellent as we hoped. It was their first or second evening of their Fall menu and, perhaps not unexpectedly, it needs some tweaking. The steak I had was good but not as tender or as flavorful as one would expect. There was an offering of roasted carrots- heavily spiced and blackened but they were crunchy, not tender-crisp as one would hope! I think the kitchen/chef needs to work a bit more on finessing their offerings. The wait staff/ service was excellent. The Manzanita wisely hires young adults from other countries for summer employment and they are eager, polished hard workers- the hotel does a great job of providing training for them. A win-win all around! Definitely will return. With good feedback, I'm sure quality will continue to improve!
Manzanita is hands down the best high end dining in lake Tahoe. It has a menu that is great for foodies and anyone that appreciates creative dining and a satisfying meal. The service is great and the environment is beautiful. I highly recommend this if you are going to Lake Tahoe.
Anniversary dinner for two couples. With reservation, seated immediately on a busy Friday night. Sara was our waitress and she was excellent in every respect. Each course for all four people was outstanding. French onion soup, scallops and tomahawk of pork all agreed were the best they had ever had. Restaurant comped a nice dessert for all of us for our anniversary. This restaurant is expensive, but for a special occasion, the setting, service and food are worth it. They even validated our valet parking ticket. We do wish this first class restaurant had a recommended dress code - - something like long pants and shirt with a collar for men - - men with t-shirts with all kinds of things written on them are not appropriate for this type restaurant and detracted from an otherwise wonderful experience.
Manazinta did not disappoint. As with all Ritz properties, The customer service was impeccable. Brandon was our waiter and he was AMAZING. He was knowledgeable, engaging, attentive and truly made my birthday dinner feel like a special occasion. The chef prepared interesting and tasty entrees, the wine list by the glass was nice, the views outstanding. We are locals and came out for a special dinner and we were so glad we choose Manzanita.
Stayed at the Ritz for our 5 year anniversary and had a wonderful dinner. We ordered the rolls with 4 dipping sauces, the filet mignon, and pork tomahawk. Everything was delicious and the service was excellent. They brought us over a special dessert for our anniversary - a lava cake with marshmallow ice cream. The whole evening was a great celebration.
The evening started out great. Good service and good explanation of food choices from the server.
It went abit downhill when we got our entrées. My husbands Tomahawk pork chop was very very small and the server did not check in until we were almost finished.
A beautiful spot good flavors and a nice staff will encourage me to go back.
This restaurant is beautiful- wonderful wood beams and aesthetic touches throughout. We had a window table and it was lovely and quiet. Service was excellent by all staff, even down to the waiter who served the water and asked if we wanted lemons or limes in our glass. Food very good- halibut terrific. One thing I would change is the bread option- the only one on the menu or offered- $8 for 6 potato rolls with various toppings. I understand changing for bread when you offer those options, but would have preferred just some local bread.
every year my husband and I come here for a date night when we stay with family at Donner Lake. The past couple years we were underwhelmed by the food. This year we gave it one more shot because we love the ambiance. We were not disappointed. We found out The Ritz brought their chef up from the half moon bay location, which was a great decision on their part. The quality of food was much improved and we can't wait to go back again.
We spent some time at the bar before our reservation. Mike is great! Check out some of the local specialty cocktails. Well worth the effort. Dinner was creative and delicious. We sat outside so the noise level was never a factor. Not sure about inside during dinner. Great spot if you are in the Tahoe area.
Very disappointed. I expected a lot more from a Ritz Carlton signature restaurant property. Ambiance is ok. Mo view. More like a dressed up Applebees. Don't dress up. It's very casual. You can go in shorts. Food was small portions, too salty. We had the scallops, I had the Alaskan halibut. Way over priced. These were the only seafood choices available, so if you like seafood, this is not the place for you. Service was fair. Decided to ask to get the scallops to go thinking that the server would ask us how we liked it or if something was wrong which is usually what happened at a high end restaurant. Didn't happen. When we declined the dessert menu, again no inquiry as to how our meal was. Save your money. Much better options are Edgewood restaurant in South Tahoe or Lone Eagle Grille in Incline Village. Both have beautiful views, much better ambiance, and better food in both selection, taste and price.
We were very disappointed with the food. French Onion soup with a scant amount of cheese is not what I expected; heavy on croutons and onions that were thick & creamy vs. flavorful. The scallop and pork belly plating was awful and the dish itself lacked flavor. Not sure what the white puree was.
We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary here last week. It was perfect! We sat at the bar to start and had a great cocktail devised especially for us by the bartender based on our tastes. Then we moved to the airy and pretty dining room and had a wonderful waiter who made the occasion very special. The food was delicious, lovely wine and cocktails. Hope to return!!
They were under staff, it took the waitress 45 minutes to get a cocktail, our food took 1 1/2 hour and our fish was not cook well. "Looked like hospital food" the waitress was friendly to and over worked. They even ran out of food after you place the order.
I have been to this hotel and restaurant several times. It's usually good and the atmosphere is interesting/nice. This time it took unusually long to get seated but they offered champagne and we were not in a rush. But then dinner itself took a long time and I'm going to chalk it up to being around the 4th holiday even though there were many open tables by the time we left.
It's a good experience - recommend
We are hotel guests who made our 7 pm Open Table reservation weeks ago. We got seated at the WORST table by the door, and had to request to be moved to a table next to it. And it was FREEZING next to the outer door and service door. I requested a blanket I was so cold. The restaurant manager came over after our appetizers to apologize profusely and move us to a better (and warmer) booth before our entrees arrived. He told us they usually try NOT to sit people at those two tables. Food was only so so and way overpriced. We both had the halibut entree and it tasted OK but had a poor presentation. We are making a point of dining elsewhere (Truckee, Squaw Valley) during our 3 night stay here.
I've had dinner at Manzanita twice and lunch once. Every meal has been exceptional. The tomahawk pork chop is juicy, tender and full of flavor. The filet (perfectly cooked to order) is worth ordering simply for the chimichuri. If you like duck, you're in for a treat (breast and sausage!) Be sure to order a side of duck fat tater tots for the table. Service is excellent. The somlier is quite helpful - take advantage. Manzanita is worth the drive, even if you aren't staying overnight.
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