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.
Truckee, CA 96161
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: (530) 582-9643
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
The Lodge is our neighborhood restaurant ...
The Lodge is our neighborhood restaurant and most of the time our choice for dining. We will eat in the restaurant or the pub depending on what we plan to eat. The pub is a bit noisy so the dining room is a good choice for quiet. This time we had a table in front of the fireplace and it was cozy and comfortably warm. We both had the short ribs which is to die for. Michael was very attentive and friendly. I highly recommend the Lodge.
We regularly dine at The Lodge, and this ...
We regularly dine at The Lodge, and this visit, we brought guests with us. We all ordered shared plates, and everything was delicious. New on the menu were pork belly "pigs in a blanket", that were slices of pork belly wrapped in puff pastry. They were so good, especially with the dipping sauces that accompanied them.
As always, service on this very busy evening was perfect. The staff work hard here to ensure you have a good experience, and they seem to enjoy their jobs. The wait staff are knowledgeable about food, wine, and drinks, and are happy to share information with you.
On cold, snowy evenings, The Lodge is particularly inviting, and the pub is a great place to hang out with friends to warm up after a day on the slopes.
The Lodge is our go-to restaurant in Tru ...
The Lodge is our go-to restaurant in Truckee. Their menu is diverse with appetizers, small plates, and main courses, plus delicious desserts if you have sufficient room. Their specials change regularly and are always excellent.
Service is friendly and professional, and the staff seem to enjoy their jobs. They want everyone to have a good time and work hard to provide the right atmosphere for that to happen.
Our waitress and the bus people did a fi ...
Our waitress and the bus people did a fine job of serving New Year's Eve dinner. However, the front of the house was another story. I had called the day before and asked about the restaurant's corkage policy. I specifically said that we had a reservation for New Year's Eve. When we walked in to the restaurant with a bottle of wine, the woman at reception immediately told me a higher corkage fee. When I informed her that I had called to specifically ask what the fee would be, her answer was that they raised it for NYE. There was no apology of any kind. Granted, the difference in fees was small, however, this immediately started off our dinner on a sour note. We had an early dinner reservation, so when we were shown to our table, there was only one other party seated in that dining room. I asked if we could be seated at another table and was told that all the other tables were reserved. Yet later on, we saw another party being accommodated when they made the same request. The food was fine, but nothing to write home about. We will not be returning for another visit unless all other restaurants in Truckee are totally booked!
As Tahoe Donner members we always enjoy ...
As Tahoe Donner members we always enjoy at least one dinner at the Lodge during each visit to our home here. On this occasion we enjoyed the Kale and Applewood Smoked Bacon Salad, the Braised Short Ribs and the Sea Bass Special.
The lodge is a great restaurant. It is ...
The lodge is a great restaurant. It is a good place to go to when staying in Truckee or especially if living in Tahoe Donner. Very convenient when in TD. The food is always very good. I only wish the menu changed more often. Used to think it was very expensive but it seems that all quality places have caught up or are more expensive.
We are regulars at The Lodge, for severa ...
We are regulars at The Lodge, for several very good reasons. In Truckee, there are a number of "fine dining" restaurants, all of which charge more for dinner than The Lodge, and very few surpass The Lodge. It's worth a drive "up the hill" from downtown Truckee to this restaurant tucked away in the Tahoe Donner Resort.
The service is always excellent, and you have a choice of eating in the formal dining rooms or in the friendly and upbeat bar. The menu has both small plates and dinners, and the specials are changed regularly enough to keep the menu fresh. Our regular favorites are the red curry mussels, mac 'n' cheese, the salad special, and the fish special. Desserts are worth the calories, so save some room!
The wine list has some good choices at reasonable prices, and there are often excellent wine and drink specials, so don't forget to check for those.
In the summer, the outdoor deck has beautiful views of the golf course and woods; in winter, the fireplaces provide a cozy and casual atmosphere for relaxing after a day on the slopes or in the back country.
While The Lodge is well-known to resort owners and guests, the rest of Truckee hasn't found out how great it is yet, so you can usually get reservations at a moment's notice.
I ordered FISH TACOS which I have had se ...
I ordered FISH TACOS which I have had several times before and the seasonings were alittle too spicy I felt. Not my favorite choice this time around. ALL IN ALL THE LODGE HAS AMAZING GREAT FOOD! We love going there. Thanks.
After reading many reviews on how Lake T ...
After reading many reviews on how Lake Tahoe does not have many great dining options, we were pleasantly surprised. We shared the ahi poke dish and we each had the fish of the day, which was salmon. The ahi was excellent and there was a generous portion. The salmon was cooked to perfection and again, the dish was large. We would definitely go back if we were in the area again.
We went here for my wife's birthday and ...
We went here for my wife's birthday and brought our own wine. The food was great. We had some food restrictions and they were not a problem for the server or the chef. The food was really good and our server was terrific. When the check came, he waived the corkage fee for our wine and my wife's dessert. We will be going back often.
We are frequent guests at The Lodge beca ...
We are frequent guests at The Lodge because it represents everything we love about dining out. Service is always friendly and professional, the staff seem happy to be there, and they want you to have a good experience.
The menu is updated regularly and always includes small plates, appetizers, dinners, and desserts. The daily specials also change regularly and I usually go for the fish specials. The fish is always fresh and delicious. My husband loves the mac 'n' cheese and steaks. The sweet potato fries are highly addictive, crunchy and sweet, and the portion size is huge...be careful or you'll eat them all. Best to share!
In summer, the outdoor deck is the place to be for the views of the golf course. In winter, the roaring stone fireplace is the perfect antidote to stormy weather. The bar is always hopping and the drinks are all well-made. Can't think of a thing I'd change about The Lodge.
I am tired of ordering a garden salad in ...
I am tired of ordering a garden salad in a nice restaurant and being served a plate full of lettuce, a few shreds of carrots, and being charged $10. When I mentioned this to my waitress, she was genuinely concerned. She handled the situation professionally. Come on folks, serve a creative garden salad or call it a plate of greens--calling it organic doesn't count.
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
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