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.
Memorial Day - Sept. 2: Lunch is served 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., daily
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: 5305829643
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View
Special Events & Promotions:
Please call Jeanne at 530-582-9643 for details.
The Lodge Restaurant & Pub Ratings and Reviews
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!
We are frequent diners at The Lodge, a g ...
We are frequent diners at The Lodge, a gem hidden away in the Tahoe Donner resort. Every dinner we have had here has been exceptional. The dishes are inventive and delicious, and I almost always get the fish special because it is fresh and well-prepared. My husband loves the small plate mac 'n' cheese, and usually pairs this with a salad or poaches from my plate.
Service is wonderful, with attentive, professional servers who seem to enjoy their jobs and want their customers to be happy. The wine list is quite interesting, and I've found a number of wines on the manager's list that I never had before (that's something, as I drink a lot of wine) that are delicious.
The setting is beautiful. In winters, sitting by the beautiful stone fireplace is a real treat. In summer, the deck is the way to go, with gorgeous golf course views. Don't forget the bar, though! It's a fun, vibrant spot with great bartenders and lots of TVs for watching the amazing northern California sports teams, golf, and tennis.
Our first time at the Lodge since buying ...
Our first time at the Lodge since buying in Tahoe Donner. Service was attentive, food was varied and interesting. We started with Asian dumplings over a bed of salad, they were delicious. I had homemade vegetarian burger with kale salad( lemon dressing)- portion was huge and tasty. My son had turkey meatloaf and loved it. We ordered two desserts for the table, blueberry coffee cake with ice cream on top and chocolate lava cake with ice cream and fresh fruit. Desserts were excellent suggestions from out waiter. Sitting on the deck in perfect weather was the best! Would highly recommend
Superb service, killer menu, high quali ...
Superb service, killer menu, high quality. Worth the price. I'm a Tahoe Donner local, and the Lodge has been outstnading for the past several years in a highly competitive market. There are lots of eateries in Truckee, but The Lodge stands out.
Wonderful Neighborhood Restaurant
The Lodge has become our go-to restaurant whenever we are in the Tahoe Donner area. We love the rustic lodge decor, and the fireplace is especially welcome during the winter. In summer, the deck is a fun place to see and be seen.
Service is always excellent here, the staff seem to enjoy their jobs and want to provide the best service possible. Servers are knowledgeable about both the food and the wine, and they are willing to assist in your decisions.
The food is the real star here, though. Specials are always interesting and delicious, especially the fish/seafood specials. I like that they offer small plates and appetizers so if I'm not in need of a full meal, I have many options. Every meal I've had, the food has been fresh, perfectly prepared, and delicious.
First time and likely last time
Made reservations online. The menu looked nice and reviews were favorable. We were expecting to be in a dining room like setting- we were seated at the exit in the outer edges of what was called the Pub. When booking it should be made clear that there are a few different areas you may be seated. The warriors game was on so all through dinner it was loud shouting and screaming. We didn't bother ordering a starter or dessert to get out as soon as we could. I asked the host when we left about the different seating arrangements. We were planning on a more quiet evening out enjoying conversation with 2 other couples. Impossible in this setting. A dining room menu and prices for a coffee shop or cafeteria like experience.
We've dined numerous times at The Lodge, a place that seems to be known only by owners and renters at Tahoe Donner Resort, which is a shame. Our dining experience is always excellent, from service, to wine, to dinners. The menu is a nice mix of standards and specials, including appetizers, small plates, and dinners. I almost always get the fish/seafood special because it is delicious and the chefs do an excellent job of cooking the fish to perfection. The "small" plates are big enough to share or to have for dinner. The wine list is eclectic, interesting, and reasonably priced. Service is always wonderful - one of the reasons we bought property at Tahoe Donner was because staff seem so happy to be working there. The Lodge is no exception - the staff seem to enjoy their jobs and want you to have as good a time as they are. Next time you're in the Truckee area, turn left on Northwoods Blvd. and head to The Lodge. You won't be sorry.
Welcomed break from home cooking.
We tried the chefs tasting meal, and we were very pleased. It was the right size and high quality, and a good value. We asked for a very quiet table,and they found one for us. As usual, we enjoyed our evening and will return.
The Lodge never disappoints. A beautiful ...
The Lodge never disappoints. A beautiful setting in the Tahoe Donner resort, it seems to be known and popular with residents and visitors but not many others. The food is excellent, especially the chef's specials. The wine list is very good, with most selections reasonably priced. Service is friendly, professional, and timely. We have become regulars at this hidden gem.
We've dined at The Lodge on several occasions now, and we have never been disappointed. From the moment we are greeted to the end of the meal, everything is always wonderful. We especially enjoy the chef's specials, which are creative and delicious, and take advantage of local fresh ingredients. The menu has a very good selection of appetizers, small plates, and dinners.
Service is wonderful, the staff are so pleasant and friendly, and they certainly know both the menu and the extensive wine list well. They are happy to make recommendations and help you select the perfect wine to accompany your meal. The wine list is not just comprehensive, it is relatively well-priced, and there are often wine specials. On Tuesdays, the corkage fee is waived, so that's a great time to BYOB.
The Lodge is a beautiful building with a real Old-Tahoe feel to it. On cool or cold evenings, sitting by the large stone fireplace is especially pleasant. In summer, the deck is wonderful. The bar is large and often busy, and a good place to meet friends or just hang out with the locals (who usually are very friendly!) The Lodge has become one of our favorite dining spots in Truckee.
The black angus beef burger is great. It has great taste, fresh vegetables and comfort food extras. We order it frequently and never have been disappointed. Our waitress,Tessie was very thoughtful to order for us the various sauces like mayo to come with it as the order is delivered to the table. This allowed us to start eating immediately instead of waiting for them to delivered. We were so pleased with her service.
The lodge is beautiful. The service is great. The fireplace tables especially nice on cold Tahoe snowy nights . The bar menu and the dining room menu offer a wide variety to choose from.
The burgers are among my favorites as is the meatloaf. Usually have the fish special unless it is salmon.
High Class - Only Location in Tahoe Donner
This is only high-quality (and high price) location close to Tahoe Donner. Hence, it is always full. Food quality is very high although the chef tends to dispense salt rather freely. Selection is somewhat limited and includes mainstream dishes with interesting twists. Pork tenderloin on grits was very good. Service is exquisite - very attentive without overbearing.
Great Place if you are tired of cooking
This is our first choice for the weekday night when you are tired or board with cooking dinners. We enjoy this menu because you can have small plates, salads, and/ or a great hamburger for evenings you just want to get out of cooking and not spend a lot for a weeknight dinner.
Great food and service (Chris is wonderf ...
Great food and service (Chris is wonderful). But, why can't you do something about the noise level?
Suggest felt hangings or acoustical ceiling tiles like in the Trout Creek Rec Center to help with high noise level.
Valentine's Day Dinner
The food was excellent. One of the best steaks we've ever had. The service was very good (although we did see one of the male waitstaff serve a man first when he should have served his female companion first). However, as a couple celebrating their wedding anniversary with dinner on Valentine's night, we were very disappointed that Valentine's Day was not recognized in The Lodge. No special dinner menu, drink or dessert. No flowers or hearts anywhere--no one even said Happy Valentine's Day to us. We would recommend The Lodge for dinner, but not for special occasions.
Unfortunately, they ran out of our favor ...
Unfortunately, they ran out of our favorite entree ( turkey /mushroom meatloaf ) choice before 7:00. We were quite surprised they ran out so fast. Our second go too, short ribs, were very good.
The apple/pear bread pudding was wonderful. Good thing we split it 4 ways- it was large.
We had a fabulous dinner at the lodge in Feb. to celebrate my daughters birthday. All the food was very good, the service excellent. We love that our vacation home is less than a mile away so we can easily come for a great dinner without having to drive to downtown Truckee.
Good as always
Our waiter, Chris, was very attentive and professional. This is our neighborhood restaurant and we know most of the employees who make us feel welcome. The pasta special was not that good according to my husband, but the salmon and meatloaf were delicious. My recommendation for someone who is not familiar with the menu is the Skirt Steak. Even though I did not order it this time, I have had it before and it is delicious. We will be back.
We love The Lodge. The atmosphere is comfortable and relaxed. The servers are very attentive and knowledgeable to the menu and wine pairings. The potato leek soup was divine and so was the ceasar salad. We both ordered the New York steaks and they were scrumptiously grilled to perfection. Dining here is a wonderful event when visiting Tahoe Donner.
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