About The Lodge Restaurant & Pub
The Lodge Restaurant & Pub is an intimate venue with two cozy dining rooms and a festive pub. In our main dining room, you'll find a roaring fire during the winter with wooden rafters and beautiful pine accents, floor to ceiling windows, overlooking endless pines with a spectacular ridgeline back drop. During the summer, you can dine and relax on our deck with stunning views of the golf course and the lush Sierra environment. Year round there is always excitement and camaraderie in our lively pub. We have a spectacular wine list as well as a manager's wine list with incredible deals. There are both weekly and monthy promotions and unique events taking place in the restaurant so check out our events page at www.tahoedonner.com. Our award-winning chef will create a meal you won't soon forget (specials change daily). Last but not least, our friendly and welcoming staff will make you feel like an old friend and show you the true spirit of the people and the area that is Tahoe.
Contemporary American, Californian
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: 7 days a week 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. (year round)
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., daily featuring a lighter, fall seasonal lunch menu.
Check website for seasonal lunch hours.
Donner Pass Rd.
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Monthly promotions and great deals. Please call for information or see the events page on our website. tahoedonner.com
The Lodge parking lot is located off the street in the front of the building.
Private Party Facilities:
Please call for details.
Private Party Contact:
Jeanne Kirshner: 5305829643x
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please call Jeanne at 530-582-9643 for details.
The Lodge Restaurant & Pub Ratings and Reviews
We have become regulars at The Lodge, bo ...
We have become regulars at The Lodge, both in the bar and in the restaurant, thanks to its delicious food and excellent service. Both the bar and restaurant have a casual mountain feel that welcomes diners and drinkers alike to sit, relax, and enjoy.
The menu changes regularly and has offerings to fit every budget and taste. The small plates are wonderful for sharing in the bar, or for a light dinner. A recent addition to the menu, red curry black mussels, has become my favorite dish. My husband favors the mac-and-cheese, and we both love the crispy sweet potato fries.
Service is always friendly and professional, and the bartenders seem to genuinely want to be there and want the customers to have a good time. All this makes for a wonderful place to spend an evening.
We love The Lodge and visit both the bar ...
We love The Lodge and visit both the bar and the restaurant regularly. The menu changes often enough that it always feels fresh and seasonal, and the dishes are always very good. I often get the fish special, but a recent addition to the small plates of red curry mussels has won my heart. The red curry sauce is utterly delicious, and the mussels are fresh and perfectly steamed. My husband loves the mac 'n' cheese small plate, which is not all that small and can be eaten as a dinner or shared. The short ribs are tender and succulent, and the new chicken and biscuit dish is delectable.
We often meet friends and neighbors here, and The Lodge has that homey, welcoming feel of a neighborhood bistro. When the deck is open during warmer months, it's a great place to dine with a beautiful view of the golf course. The stone fireplace is wonderful in colder months.
Staff are always friendly and professional, and they seem to want all the customers to have a great experience. The bartenders are great, and the bar is perfect for watching sports and hanging with friends.
We dine at The Lodge on a regular basis ...
We dine at The Lodge on a regular basis and have never been disappointed. This time, they had just posted a new Fall menu, and I was delighted by the red curry mussels. This dish was well-balanced, with a nice spicy kick that was not too spicy, along with the sweetness of coconut milk. The mussels were on the small side, but wonderfully sweet and flavorful, with the perfect texture. The dish came with garlic bread, and you need it to sop up all the delicious sauce at the bottom of the bowl. I could eat this by the bucketful - in fact, I'm going back tomorrow for some more. YUM!
There is always a fish/seafood special worth trying, because the fish/seafood is fresh and they do a good job of cooking the fish so it is moist and tender. Desserts are great, so be sure to save some room. I was heartbroken when Blueberry Buckle was taken off the menu, but the apple crisp is nearly as good.
There is an outdoor patio during the warmer months with gorgeous views of the golf course, and in the winter, the fireplace is a warm, cozy, and romantic place to sit with your honey.
Always love the Lodge but haven't been f ...
Always love the Lodge but haven't been for a while. Took friends who have never been and we all loved our meals. 2 of us got the meatloaf which was amazing! 2 got the salmon and loved it as well. Waiter was great. Look forward to returning soon!
We have dined in the Lodge on a number o ...
We have dined in the Lodge on a number of occasions over the last few years; the quality of food, service and atmosphere has always remained high. When we have first-time guests in our second home, we always like to start their visit with dinner at the Lodge.
Potato leek soup, wedge salad, Mac and c ...
Potato leek soup, wedge salad, Mac and cheese good. Halibut special overcooked and very dry. Short ribs just OK. This was a birthday dinner for our grown daughter and her family. I ordered a very nice birthday cake in town and delivered it before we arrived. When the wait staff served it, they brought it out in the same cardboard box it came in from the bakery, not on a cake platter.
We needed a place to meet friends in the ...
We needed a place to meet friends in the Truckee/Tahoe City area and found The Lodge online. I'm a bit skeptical of reviews and was hesitant about choosing an unfamiliar restaurant for dinner with friends but The Lodge was GREAT! We arrived early and enjoyed a beer and college football in the pub before our friends arrived. I had looked at the menu online and found a variety of appetizers, salads, and entrees and then was pleasantly surprised at all of the specials described table side . All four of us ordered a special; two fresh pastas, one pork chop, and one scallops. We all loved our meal! The entire staff was very friendly and professional and we will definitely be back.
We have been dining in The Lodge for som ...
We have been dining in The Lodge for some time and, as usual, this last time was typical of the good food, good service and overall pleasant atmosphere we have come to expect. It's a great place for us to go when we have guests in our Tahoe Donner home during the summer or during ski season..
Great meal...great service! Initially se ...
Great meal...great service! Initially seated outside...fabulous view! Too many bees out there so reseated inside. They had "bee bait" (bacon) but all it did was attract MORE bees and I am allergic.
The bee situation is horrible. Aside from that....all good!
A very comfortable setting, serving a co ...
A very comfortable setting, serving a contemporary take on American food---Famous for a rich style of Meatloaf--Poke / Avocado was very flavorful---Our server was efficient and knowledgeable on the food an wine offerings---Wine BTG selections were interesting and fairly priced. Unfortunately, the red wines, were served quite warm! -- A s usual, the wonderful view of the golf course and trees, was blocked by the ugly large special event tent==too bad !!!.J
Usually when we dine at The Lodge, it's ...
Usually when we dine at The Lodge, it's just my husband and me. This time, we had a group of six rather rowdy and loud friends. The staff treated us so well, though, just as when it's two of us. Service was prompt, efficient, and professional. We shared a number of small plates and dinners, and everything was delicious. We finished the meal with the fantastic blueberry buckle, a wonderful rendition of this classic that you should try if it's on the menu. Served hot with vanilla bean ice cream, it is a comforting, delicious end to any meal.
A reunion of four women friends at a cab ...
A reunion of four women friends at a cabin near this restaurant was enhanced by having this delightful place to dine. From our first night happy hour to Sunday brunch, the food was inventive and delicious. The halibut fish taco is divine! Our server, twice, was Martha, who was just wonderful. Kudos to this chef!
We love The Lodge and dine here regularl ...
We love The Lodge and dine here regularly. The dinners are always creative and delicious, with specials that change regularly, and small plates that are fun and interesting. The setting is perfect for a mountain resort - warm, comfortable, casual - and views of the golf course from the deck in summer.
Staff are always friendly and professional, and seem to enjoy working here, which seems to be rarer every day. Service is very good, although there can be longer wait times during the busy seasons of summer and winter.
Most people dining here either live or are renting in the resort, which is a shame. The Lodge is not far from Donner Pass Road, and it deserves more traffic from the people crowding into Truckee restaurants.
We have been going to The Lodge almost s ...
We have been going to The Lodge almost since its beginning. We love it. My son wanted to go there on his way off to college and we stopped on our way to Boulder. We had an excellent dinner. The only recommendation I have is the outside tables should have candles. Not only for ambiance but for bees too.
Unexpectedly delicious. In particular we ...
Unexpectedly delicious. In particular we were in heaven having eaten the Crispy Green Beans with Sambal Pork--a "shared plate"--a designation on the menu for several appetizer-like items--and the Watermelon and Arugula salad to start. These were two wonderfully succulent dishes, the bean dish new to me. Then I had the grilled Wild Salmon-a huge portion, perfectly cooked- and my husband had the Pappardelle Bolognese which he thoroughly enjoyed. We ate outside on the deck with a comfortable view of the golf course. It was quiet enough, though there was loud music annoyingly heard due to a private party going on. That was the only spoiler. BTW, the wine list was nice and reasonably priced, another unexpected surprise.
This was our first time to dine at the L ...
This was our first time to dine at the Lodge Restaurant and Pub. We had a very nice time. Our servers were very attentive and pleasant. The food was delicious, I had the scallops, they were excellent and my wife had chicken prepared with panko also excellent. The noise level was a bit excessive however. As this is a part of the golf course and there apparently had been a tournament with a presentation of awards which was about ten feet from where we were seated it got very loud. But as an avid golfer myself I fully understood the crowd's excitement. I would suggest more separation between the tournament participants and the diners.
We were a little unsure of trying The Lo ...
We were a little unsure of trying The Lodge because it had a fairly small menu, but all the food we tried was excellent. Service was great as well - with the extra benefit of having no corkage fee on Tuesday nights.
The people at the nearby tables were also very nice company to talk with during the meal.
Would definitely recommend for a nice night out in Tahoe Donner.
Had another great meal at The Lodge with ...
Had another great meal at The Lodge with friends from the City who were up for the weekend. Such a nice, relaxing atmosphere and conducive to both fine dining and casual for couples, families. It's a great spot. Pricey, with great cocktails and good wine selection and awesome specials every day.
We went to The Lodge for a birthday dinn ...
We went to The Lodge for a birthday dinner. I called ahead of time to ask if they would bring a special desert with a candle for my sister. They said they always brought brownies with a candle - no problem.
The dinner was delicious but quickly the service went down hill. They rushed the salads after the appetizers and pushed us to order. Their was a long wait before the entrees arrived.
It was clear that the message about the birthday never got to the waitress so we brought it up - again they said no problem. We ordered desert and, to my disappointment, the deserts were brought out without a candle. Plus, one of the deserts never arrived.
In addition to all of this, we asked if we could add a 1/2 order to our appetizers so that everyone could try everything. We were told no because the plates are prepared ahead of time. Very disappointing- but excellent food.
Over priced for quality. Short rib was ...
Over priced for quality. Short rib was good, but lacked that usual juciness. Cobbler crust lacked flackyness and flavor. Not enough fruit ---I was hoping for lots of berries and peaches ----fruit got lost inside. The Lodge needs to lower prices ! Also ---move that ugly tent. Don't like looking at it while dining.
We are 3-4 month per year residents of T ...
We are 3-4 month per year residents of Tahoe Donner in Truckee. Simply put, the Lodge is our favorite restaurant, overall. The Lodge building and site are gorgeous. The ambiance on the deck and in the main dining room are especially nice. My wife also enjoys the Bar dining area. The new extension is not to our liking. For lunch they make the best Cobb Salad I've experienced, their specialty sandwich, the Mulligan, is delightful. And they make great burgers. For dinner entrees I would make a couple of suggestions: 1) the turkey meatloaf is tasteless and a real meatloaf would be appreciated, and I think after talking to friends, a better seller. I love short ribs nod I would order it regularly if it were bone-in.
WE had dinner with friends and their kid ...
WE had dinner with friends and their kids. Service was great, we were not rushed, the kids played with the craft sticks and made some great sculptures! Food was fantastic! Had one last drink at the bar, kids sat off from the bar and watched some golf and baseball... Great spot!
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