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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
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 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.
I went to the Sunday Bruch with 3 of my friends. We were staying at the Ritz for 2 days as a mini-vacation. I was very impressed that I was able to get a reservation just 48 hours in advance. The food was amazing, very fresh and flavorful. Besides the food being great, the service was AMAZING! Catering to our every need and even taking the time to get to know us. It seems as though they could anticipate our needs. I asked for Dr. Pepper (they did not have it) but offered to combine Coke & Root Beer in hopes I would be happy. That is top quality customer service.
The Sunday Bruch was a little pricey at $69 but well worth it. We were there for a little over 2 hours and it just felt like we were relaxing with friends. Highly recommend!
Had our best meal yet at Manzanita and have been regulars when in Tahoe since the onset. Appetizer Crab pasta dish was amazing and strawberry salad was lovely. My husband ordered the mushroom pizza and I ordered the Mary's chicken dish and both were standouts. Normally chicken is a safe and can be a boring option but since I am not a seafood eater except for minimal shellfish, I wanted to try it...Very excited with the creativity and marriage of flavors of each dish that we tried and cannot wait to go back!!! Kudos to the new executive chef....Minor negative is that they need to fix the fireplace on the one side that is not working as if felt like looking into an empty fish tank....
Though previously we thought it was excellent, I think the restaurant has slipped a notch. The staff are super nice, the location and ambience are superlative, but the good, at least at lunch, is not so so. We had the Manzanita club and a salmon club, with salads. The dressings tasted "store bought." I would have preferred the tasty salmon plain, without bacon and the too sweet brioche bun. The Manzanita club didn't inspire being made with packaged turkey. Come for having lunch in the Sierra. If you don't expect too much from the food, you will not be disappointed.
We had heard great things about this restaurant but unfortunately, it didn't live up to its promise. It was a "Hyatt-level" hotel restaurant experience, not a Zagat-rated one. The place was crawling with families with small children, eating mac & cheese and pizza spilled onto the floor. We were seated at a dirty table and when asked to move, were seated at a table next to a door opening to their patio dining. Each time the door open, we got blasted with 50-degree wind. No one offered us a wine list and the server seems confused by our asking. These little things become the BIG things when our meal is $200. for two and we booked our reservation several months in advance. Breakfast was delicious there but dinner was not good enough.
After reading very good reviews, we booked a table at Manzanita as part of our Tahoe getaway. The service all the way around was wonderful. Exactly what you'd expect from the Ritz. The food, however, was a bit flat and forgettable. The one thing I'd mention above anything else, however, was that the restaurant itself was very cold. The ambience was nice, but we never felt like we were having a cozy meal.
We love the Manzanita st the Ritz. We have a house at Northstar and we always eat at least one dinner there when we go for a weekend. Chris was our server and she was superb.
She made great recommendations from the new menu.
We ordered the cheese plate and the ripe and green strawberry salad to start. For our main course we shared the tomahawk pork chop and the halibut. Our meal was excellent. If I wanted to nit pick, I would say the pork chop was very slightly on the dry side but it tasted wonderful.
We were so full there was no room for dessert!
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.
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