Always a good meal, often have wine list specials at a good value price, service usually very good. Nice gas fireplace and good view of the golf course. There is a decent bar scene also which is usually lively. The menu is limited, but varied. The main dining room is small but adequate. Never hurts to have reservations, as it can be busy. Meal prices in the $20-35 range.
Dan was our server and he was very attentive and efficient. We have been here many times.
We have eaten here many times and simply enjoy the lodge hamburger on the small plates menu when we are tired after a long day. And we were pleased again this night with a great burger.
The Lodge has consistently high-quality and creative menu choices. The service is always excellent. Definitely one of our favorite places to dine!
great service, good drinks and consistent food preparation!
The Lodge Restaurant & Pub is our favorite Truckee dining spot. With small plates, appetizers, and full dinners, there is something for everyone. This visit was during one of the more crowded weekends in Truckee and even though the restaurant and pub were busy, the staff kept everything flowing well. I love that we often see managers out and assisting the staff, ensuring that every customer gets the same level of great service.
The soup that night was a delicious tomato with applewood smoked bacon that was creamy and bursting with flavor. I also had a "small" plate of the polenta with mushrooms, spinach, carrots, and caramelized onions that was perfection. And not small at all - with a cup of the soup, this was enough to fill me up.
My husband had the delicious King salmon, which was the evening's seafood special. It is always a wonderful dish - the fish is perfect every time. Normally we would get the donuts for dessert (worth every calorie especially if you've been out skiing/riding all day) but we were completely full. Next time, for sure!
If you're in Truckee during super busy weekends, it's always good to have a reservation for The Lodge. The pub often fills up quickly, too, so be sure to get there early and hang out with the friendly bar staff.
Great place st stop after a day skiing. Really enjoyed the spiced pear and buratta salad and clam chowder had nice large pieces of clam in it. The special pasta of the night was a bolonaise. The sauce was pretty good, but the cheese ruined it. There were large blobs of a cream cheese type stuff. Fresh Parmesan would have been better. Pork loin with cabbage was great and the donuts with dipping sauces were a fun end.
One note, that I suppose is not completely the restaurant’s fault, is that people let their kids play hide and seek and run around like wild animals. The restaurant could have a nice atmosphere in the dining room and has bar space for louder groups, but the restaurant doesn’t differentiate where they seat people and wait staff doesn’t ask that parents control their brats. Actually, it’s the parents that are brats for allowing bad behavior in public an bothering other patrons. I know it is awkward to ask for some decent parenting, but when I go out to dinner, I’m paying for the experience, which shouldn’t include kids running laps and bumping into the back of my chair every 2 minutes.
Always great food, friendly service, local lodge/restaurant /bar in my association.
Menu very disappointing. Only seafood was scallops. A lot of junky foods not appropriTe for high end restaurant. Mac andcheexe. Turkey meatloaf. Thai soba broth tasted like soapy water. GreT service. Great ambience but menu is third rate
I just love The Lodge Restaurant, it's perfect for everything from midweek dining to celebrating special occasions with friends and family. This visit was a weekend dinner apres ski, and it was perfect as always. I tried the roasted acorn squash, kale, and beet salad, and it was superb. With quinoa, it was filling enough for dinner - if you're having it as an appetizer, it's perfect for splitting with a friend. My husband got his favorite cheeseburger and fries, and it was perfectly cooked and delicious as always.
Great news! The donuts are back! If you haven't tried these delectable donut holes, it is worth saving room (and calories) for them. They are crispy and sugary on the outside, soft and delicious on the inside, and they come with three dipping sauces. The dipping sauces (chocolate, lemon curd, strawberry) are good enough to eat on their own.
I can't say enough about the service here. Everyone from the managers to the servers to the buspeople is friendly, professional, and interested in making your experience the best it can be. They always take great care of us, and we love them for it.
In winter, the main dining room has a cozy fire in a large stone fireplace that is perfect after a day on the slopes or in the back country. In summer, the outdoor deck has beautiful views of the golf course. The bar is always a fun place to hang out, watch sports or people-watch, and enjoy the delicious hand-crafted cocktails, beer, and wine.
We always enjoy the lodge! If you live in the area you will most likely run into neighbors and enjoy friendly conversation. The staff is always wonderful and a few favorites; Nathan at the bar, Peter service manager and Olga was our server!!!!
Noticeable decline in food quality...service was nice... convenient location
Although the evening was on the later side, around 8 PM, there were still quite a few people enjoying dinner. Not too slow, not too busy. Setting and ambience are lovely. Service was outstanding. We shared three dishes. The shrimp and pork dumplings were delicious. Burrata frisée salad with poached pears had a lovely delicate dressing. Great combination of flavors, although textures challenging to manage in a salad. We shared the grilled salmon over spears of grilled asparagus and mashed potato. Worth every butter-laden calorie! Generous portions. No room for dessert.
Wonderful evening. Worth the small detour from downtown. We will be back with friends!
We had a party of 6 and the service was great. 20 year olds and 50 year olds all loved it.
Bests scallops we've had in a long time, they were excellent. The only problem we had was the dining room was cold and drafty. They did move us to a table further away from the windows which helped but it was still a little cold and drafty. But the scallops were really really good.
This visit to The Lodge was for Valentine's Day dinner with my husband. We chose The Lodge especially for its delicious food, excellent service, and cozy, romantic ambiance. The Lodge exceeded our expectations.
We were seated by the beautiful stone fireplace in the main dining room, which is one of our favorite spots in the restaurant. Service was prompt, friendly, efficient, and professional, as it always is at The Lodge.
My husband had one of the specials, lobster ravioli, which was fresh, delicious, and quite filling. I had the seafood special, seared diver scallops. I think scallop lovers will agree, this is a dish that when properly prepared, is sublime, and when not done well, is horrible. My dinner was sublime, with the scallops perfectly seared and medium rare on the inside. There was a delicious puree (sorry, cannot remember the veggie used) and delicious grilled asparagus.
We had the special sticky toffee pudding for dessert, and it was the perfect ending to our romantic dinner.
Delicious food . Always good and a very nice waiter as well :)
As good as usual. Went on Monday with lower crowd and the restaurant is quieter (nice). Service was good (has sometimes been of lower quality in past instances)
The Lodge is just a great local spot. It caters to owners and guests in Tahoe Donner but really anyone in the Truckee area would enjoy it. The food is good and dependable, the ambiance is casual and authentic and service is very good. In Truckee, it's our go-to restaurant .
My wife and I stopped by for the first time in a year. Every thing was great; menu, food, and service.
The Lodge is the finest and most consistent restaurant in Northern Lake
This is a bit off the beaten track in the Tahoe Donner part of Truckee, but worth the trip. Service was great, and the food was prepared well with quality ingredients. We all enjoyed our dinner and would definitely go back again when visiting the Tahoe/Truckee area.
Birthday dinner with family.
The salmon special was delicious! Best salmon ever
Great! The chef always does an amazing job! The food is always terrific.
Loved it! Classy yet didn’t feel like I needed to dress up too much. We went to the Lodge after skiing and went in cozy clothes and didn’t feel out of place.
Consistently excellent food and service. Stellar wine selection
It was good
Hooray! Donuts are back! If you haven't had the donuts for dessert at The Lodge, you're missing a wonderful, fluffy, delicious treat.
But I digress. We love The Lodge and are regulars. The menu changes seasonally and there are always delicious specials in addition to the seasonal menu. The seafood/fish special is a favorite for its fresh ingredients and excellent preparation. New on the menu that I love is the Noodle Bowl, a mildly spicy preparation with big chunks of chicken in a delicate broth.
Service is such a joy here. The staff are friendly and professional, and you will always see a manager out and about making sure things are going well. They work hard to ensure your visit is excellent.
I highly recommend The Lodge, and if you love donuts, get there quick before they go off the menu again!
Really good food for very reasonable prices. We weren't able to secure a table in downtown Truckee, so we thought we'd try the lodge.
Lodge is awesome. Server, food great!
My husband and I had an excellent meal from start to finish. The service was excellent as well. The clam chowder is to die for. We topped it off with an amazing lemon pound cake
We were pleased to have Michael wait on us for this holiday meal with our daughter. He is always very pleasant and attentive to our needs. I have to say that he warned us that the Thai Chicken soup was very spicy that day. My husband, who tolerates spicy well, ordered it. He said it was even too spicy for him and had to grab lots of water. So word to the wise, listen to your server. Otherwise, the food was delicious.
Love the service - always friendly.
Food is exceptional - love the "back to basics" approach with meat loaf etc.
We were disappointed in the menu. Not very special and festive for Christmas Eve! Last years' menu was much better, more special and festive. We would like to do Christmas Eve at the lodge every year, but the menu needs to reflect the special occasion. It didn't cut it this year!
Fantastic in every way. The donuts topped off a marvelous evening!
The food and service were both solid and made for an enjoyable evening out with friends. The noise on the enclosed deck was a little loud, but that was mostly due to the large party next to us. The cuisine is not Bar of America or Moody's, but the prices aren't either. Instead, the menu has something for most palates. We came down from Serene Lakes and it was worth the drive.
We are regulars at The Lodge, and love that the menu changes seasonally, so we often enjoy new dishes. On this visit, I tried the seasonal poached pear and Maytag blue cheese salad, which was delicious. The salads are big enough that pairing them with another appetizer often makes for the perfect dinner. My husband had the pasta special, which was house-made pappardelle with sausage and shrimp in a red sauce. It smelled so appealing, a guest walking by stopped to ask him what he ordered. It was every bit as delicious as it smelled.
Service is always perfection at The Lodge. All the servers and the managers are friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. We love coming here by ourselves or with friends, and often visit the bar, where the bartenders are happy to expertly craft you a delicious beverage.
Family favorite in TD
I decided this Thanksgiving I didn't want to spend all day cooking for just two of us. We made reservations for the buffet and were extremely pleased. The entree choices were turkey, ham and salmon. I passed on the ham, but the turkey and salmon were delicious. Many sides to choose from- mashed potatoes, yams, veggies, salad, and cranberry sauce. Three choices for dessert rounded out the meal. The Lodge is our neighborhood restaurant and we go there often. I would not hesitate to eat there for Thanksgiving again.
We have had Thanksgiving Dinner there for several years. Each year the quality and selection gets worse. This year it was a Buffet without at Beef choice. We left feeling let down. I can't tell you how we raved about the Thanksgiving Dinner there in 2008, 09 even 2013 was better - The buffet was horrid.