Lake Tahoe is truly unrivaled for its natural beauty. The landscapes are eye candy for nature lovers, with snow-capped mountains and Alpine forests leading the way to a glistening freshwater lake. The area is a sought-after vacation destination, enjoyed by millions at all times of the year. There are so many reasons a luxury traveler might consider Lake Tahoe as a vacation destination and fine dining is one of them.
If you like exploring the world looking to experience fine cuisine, you might want to have a look at what this destination has to offer!
Here are highlights of three of the best upper-tier restaurants in Lake Tahoe:
Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen Lake Tahoe
Gordon Ramsay is known worldwide not only for his refined cuisine, but also for his larger-than-life presence on several hit television shows including Hell's Kitchen, MasterChef and Kitchen Nightmares. Since opening in Lake Tahoe, Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen has garnered a loyal following. This upscale, high-energy eatery includes many dishes featured in the show, Hell’s Kitchen. Here, you will find offerings such as pan seared scallops, beef Wellington, seared foie gras, pumpkin soup and jidori chicken scallopini.
We recommend: Start with the lobster risotto – a marriage of buttered, poached lobster tail, truffle risotto and crispy onions. Move on to the crispy skin salmon with beluga lentils, shaved fennel salad and citrus herb beurre blanc. Of course, Ramsay’s signature sticky toffee pudding is the choice for dessert.
Evan’s American Gourmet Café
Trip Advisor and Top Zagat have voted Evan’s American Gourmet Café as the number one restaurant in South Lake Tahoe for the ultimate in fine dining. Ensconced within a vintage cabin amidst towering pine trees, Evan’s features unique international culinary creations crafted from the finest ingredients. Your surroundings are conducive to the amazing experience as well since Evan’s is nestled in a vintage cabin hugged by towering pine trees. Connoisseurs will appreciate the extensive California wine list.
We recommend: For an appetizer, hoisin and orange glazed prawns or roasted quail stuffed with crispy duck sausage. For your main – roast venison loin chops with dried cherry-pinot noir bordelaise sauce, exotic mushroom farro risotto and asparagus or pan-roasted veal loin medallions with prosciutto, sage and mozzarella, marsala caper demi glace, mushroom risotto and sautéed spinach.
If you are going to be spending some time in Lake Tahoe exploring the outdoors, you’re going to be ready for a great night’s sleep at the end of each day. Choosing to stay at Villa Harrah – one of the most amazing Lake Tahoe luxury villas – will most certainly have you feeling rested. This grand waterfront home is on a heavenly stretch of coast with water so clear it sparkles like fine crystal. The home has breathtaking views of the mountains across the lake and is the ideal place for an outdoor fire by which you can gaze at the stars twinkling in the clearest sky. The home can accommodate up to 10 guests and features a dock for your boat, an outdoor pool, spa lounge, indoor hot tub, and sauna, just to name a few of the incredible amenities.
Lone Eagle Grille
Located in Incline Village, Lone Eagle Grille offers unparalleled fine dining. Picturesque lake views, a private beach, grand stone fireplaces, chic alpine décor, and an open kitchen make for a stellar fine dining ambiance. Lone Eagle Grille is the recipient of the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator. The eatery offers a unique menu of expertly prepared game meats paired with fresh seafood, along with classic American cuisine and vegetarian options.
We recommend: The French onion soup with country bread croutons and Emmental cheese is a delicious start. For the main – linguini Bolognaise with beef and port ragout, parmesan cheese and fine herbs or Grimaud farm duck breast with farro risotto, English peas, yellow squash, pickled Granny Smith apples and smoked jus.
No matter where your travels take you and for whatever reasons, you will always want to ensure you are familiar with the best fine dining establishments in the area. At LVH we will ensure you have reservations at the most exclusive dining establishments in the world. We invite you to reach out to an LVH client relations associate who will get the planning started for your vacation highlighting outdoor activities. We will build a customized itinerary for you so you will be doing all those things you love. We’re not happy unless you are! Your home away from home comes with full services and 24/7 support so you never have to worry about a thing!