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About PlumpJack Cafe Squaw Valley
PlumpJack Cafe is widely regarded as Lake Tahoe's premier dining destination. Fine dining and exceptional wines are in our heritage, and we'd love to share our passion with you on your next visit. For those seeking a refined experience dine with us in the elegant PlumpJack Cafe. Offering dinner everyday from 6:00-9:30 PM. The menu features distinctive seasonal entrees along with PlumpJack Signature dishes. Looking for a relaxed dining experience? Join us at PlumpJack Bar, open daily for lunch & dinner from 11:30-10:00 PM. We offer a complete and unique menu that is sure to satisfy you after a long day in the mountains. PlumpJack Bar is first come first serve and during peak busy times or holidays we experience a wait for bar tables.
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily 7:30am -10:30am
PlumpJack Bar Serving Lunch & Dinner Daily: 11:30am -10:00pm
PlumpJack Cafe : Dining Room : Dinner Only 6:00-9:30 Thursday-Sunday
off of Hwy. 89 South
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking available in Squaw Valley Resort parking lot adjacent to PlumpJack Cafe & Bar.
TART (Tahoe Area Rapid Transit)
Private Party Facilities:
Celebrate with style at the PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn! Whether you are planning an anniversary, birthday party, shower or family reunion, PlumpJack offers attentive service and personalized planning to create memories that will last a lifetime!
Private Party Contact:
Rob McCormick : (530) 583-1576 ext. 401
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Attentive service, extensive wine selections, and high standards of excellence combine to create a world-class dining experience and impressive on-site catering services for your special event. We look forward to making all of your dreams for your event a success.
PlumpJack Cafe Squaw Valley Ratings and Reviews
We arrived for our dinner to find a table of 9 already seated and could tell it was going to get loud. Since the dining area is small there was no escaping this group. The noise level continued to escalate as us other patrons had to raise our voices to be heard. So bad that I asked to speak to manager on our exit to complain that this restaurant is not designed for groups that size.
Service was great and spot on.
On the food - my dining partner got the lamb shank which I thought was weirdly sweet and my halibut special was topped with hot peppers that overtook the plate. Not my favorite visit but may try again after confirming no large groups to be seated. Hopefully management will reconsider allowing groups this large - I would say 6 people is reasonable or sit them outside.
We were excited about revisiting Plumpjack's as it had been almost 10 years since our last visit. Unfortunately, it was beyond disappointing. We arrived at 6:40 for a 7:00 reservation. The hostess informed us that the tables would not be ready before 7, so she steered us to the bar. We waiting 15 minutes for our drink orders to arrive; "only one bartender mixing tonight" we were informed. The waitress was going to transfer our bar bill to our dinner bill. When we checked back the the hostess, she told me no, I had to settle the bar bill first. But the waitress walked up right at that time and informed her absolutely we could move the bill to the dining room. She then steered us to a table that was open when we first showed up.
The cold carrot soup appetizer arrived and the waitress couldn't get it out of the pitcher and into the bowl. She spanked the bottom of the container like getting ketchup out of a bottle. when it sprayed around the bowl and on the table and my cutlery, she seemed ok with that and started to leave. I lifted up the bowl and handed it to her, suggesting the kitchen start over. After the appetizers, the entry didn't arrive for 45 minutes. The hostess even brought us the dessert menu before the entree arrived! My wife's pasta was cold and rigid pre-al dente, so it went back with a cancellation order. To his credit the manage recognized how bad it all was without our complaining to him. He deducted $106 from the bill for the five of us. We then went to Dairy Queen to salvage our night out with a vanilla cone dipped in chocolate, served on time and appropriately cold.
We were stunned by how poorly executed the how experience was, falling short on so many levels, by so many (or likely few) people.
Went Saturday night for a date after an afternoon event in Tahoe. The food here was simply outstanding. Every item we ordered was fantastic. The only niggle was that it took about 25 minutes to get a round of drinks, which would have come from the bar. We waited to continue our appetizer for the drinks, and food was cold by they time they came. Portions are quite large. Surprisingly no view from the restaurant being at the base of Squaw Valley ski area. Would recommend and will certainly go back for the food. No higher end cut of meet for the steak option (flat iron, no filet or NY steak). No chocolate for dessert. Overall great experience, and really some of the best food we have had in recent memory. We dine out quite a bit all over, including Napa and San Francisco, so this is really a high compliment.
We absolutely love Plumpjack! After all these years, we still miss the San Francisco location. It was another option to dine with this exceptional restaurant. The food and beverages are delicious and so creatively prepared. The staff is lovely and couldn't be more attentive. The ambiance and decor is wonderful to be immersed in. The seating is anywhere in the Dinning Room is perfect from any view point.
Always a superb evening! Thank you for offering your guests such a memorable experience!
Michael and Stephanie
Wonderfully creative gourmet cuisine with interesting, savory flavors that paired very well with the Chardonnay selected by the knowledgeable waiter. The wine list is extensive and the wines mostly expensive, but ours was fairly priced relative to retail.
This is sophisticated dining at its best!
Scallops were overcooked and too salty , but salad was even worse, it was bitter salty, like they put a teaspoon of salt on it... It's not because my taste of low sodium, no! My mother in law was exactly the same opinion. My hasband had a stake, he also wasn't satisfied, too much fat. Only the hamburger was just ok.
So we were very disappointed.
This is likely the best dinning at Squaw. The menu is good, though limited, the environment is very nice, and the service was very good. The major knock on such a fine dinning establishment is that the wine list is big and unwieldy, like opening a big California Cab too early, it could use some trimming and the addition of some glaring omissions, like Australian reds. Expect to pay at least $100 per person for food and wine, pre dinner drinks would add another $25 per person.
We had a very nice dinner at PlumpJack Café. It was a very busy night and the noise level was high, but we were still able to converse. We had our five year old granddaughter with us and we were pleased to see that they had a child's menu with reasonable food and prices. The best dinner was the rib eye steak, well-cooked and tasty. The lamb shank with risotto was fine, but nothing special. The grilled fish was also well planned and executed. I guess the main problem with PlumbJack Café is that with the extremely high prices, you expect a higher standard of food than just "good'. The dessert, recommended, by the server, was a chocolate cake, that tasted like cardboard, unfortunately. Nice wine list. All in all, a nice evening.
Another outstanding evening at PJ. We were seated a little late after our rez time. However, the hostess kept us continually alerted to what was going on and made sure we were accommodated. It carried over to our server who seemed to give us a bit of extra attention. PJ is in our opinion the finest overall dining spot in North Shore. It does not have a view of the Lake but the food and service are outstanding. Thank you for another great evening.
Food was good. Fish was a little over cooked but the scallops were perfect. We were comped the shared Caesar salad as entrees took a long time. Waiter took too long getting our wine chilled and the recommended wine was not as crisp as we had hope-- this after the waiter checked with the sommelier !! A little too unprofessional for the prices charged. But it's convenient so we keep going back
We really enjoyed our meals. Pork belly and filet were very good as was the burger that my son ordered. The service was good but it took awhile for us to get our food. We were there during Winter break so this may explain the delay. I would definitely go back.
Our waiter with the stache was attentive but not obtrusive- as we all prefer. Starter of pork belly savory- quite delectable. The lamb shank w/ risotto Milanese excellent but risotto a bit dry but the wine reduction sauce made up for it. A South African Stellenbosch Syrah was suggested- and at $40 was a superb value.
Deeply disappointed because of past great service.
This was a special occasion dinner for a group of eight on Valentines Day. The reservation was made through OpenTable. We were made to wait about an hour and one-half for our table primarily because of one dining couple that was seated against the wall in the eight seat table that we were to be seated. Six seats were vacant for about two hours. The restaurant manager could not figure out how to politely move the dining couple, whom had stayed way beyond an acceptable time after dinner and desert. When we pressed the issue the manager gave us some complimentary wine, pellegrino and some soft drinks. We pressed the issue twice.
The food was excellent and above par.
The service during the dinner was good, except for one dinner coming too late to be acceptable.
The after dinner wait time for the bill was unacceptable. It took about a forty-five minutes before our bill was tabulated and presented. We were the last ones to leave the restaurant just before midnight for an 8:15pm dinner reservation.
This restaurant needs to review its protocol for special occasion dining and not hold up a table of eight in order to seat two people ahead of time.
Valentines, tough night. Back table w/ extreme kitchen noise. Sucks but worst part was leaving with all the 4 tops empty same as we walked In. Food was good, my pork was overcooked but still tasty. we are in town 20 times a year. Not making an effort any longer.
We ate here with friends whom recommended this restaurant and said they sat deep inside the restaurant. Unfortunately, we sat at the first table, inches from the boisterous bar, and couldn't hear each other across the table. We couldn't wait to leave due to the noise. A bummer, since the food and service were amazing.
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