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Rustic Lounge at Cedar Glen Lodge

6589 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe Vista, CA 96148-0188
+1 530-546-4281
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $19 - $36
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
Description: The Rustic Lounge, is an Award Winning restaurant and wine bar that offers a unique dining experience for the guests of Cedar Glen Lodge while providing the local community a casual fine dining experience. The menu features seasonal offerings ranging from classically-inspired entrees to festive fusions. An adjacent wine bar and cozy fireplace will entice the outdoor enthusiasts as well as those simply looking for a relaxing environment to unwind and reflect on the day. Both the restaurant and bar offer stunning views of beautiful Lake Tahoe.
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English first
Incline Village, Nevada
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The property is very small and thus tight. Though this could create a quaint romantic atmosphere, but no. It is very noisy, one negative. Once sited the service is outstanding, very professional, well coordinated discreet service. The menu is varied enough to satisfy a majority of people. The food is fresh, flavorfull with strong presentation. The wine, beer and beverage... More

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Roseville, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The Rustic Lounge is the restaurant at the place where we stayed. I usually don't like to eat at the "hotel" restaurant but this is an exception. The food was very fresh, the wine list extensive, the wait staff very attentive. You can tell that they put a lot into their presentation of the food. The restaurant is very small... More

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Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Good - nice atmosphere. Presentation excellent. Family owned business and we were told everything is prepared in their kitchen - no freezer. Fresh. Great service - we loved it.

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a very small restaurant, and reservations are highly recommended. The food quality was excellent in both presentation and taste. The only negative is that with our party of four, three of us all thought the food was too salty. The one in the group who liked it always pours the salt on in other restaurants; but not this... More

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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

After a week of fine dining in Napa Valley, our expectations were low for this modest dining room in a rustic lodge. But of our 14 day vacation in N. California, this was the best meal we had anywhere. Each course was exquisite, from appetizer to dessert. Our only disappointment was that we were unable to book a table for... More

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Quality ingredients cooked exceptionally well - excellent. The butter lettuce salad with goats cheese was divine - the orange in the vinaigrette was subtle and complemented rather than over-powered. Also I had the most chickeny chicken dinner I've had in a long while. The desserts were fab too. Yummy. The waitress was amazing too. Thanks.

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Fremont, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We stayed at the lodge and made an effort to dine at the lounge at least once (reservation made ahead of time), to celebrate my father's 70th birthday. It turned out to be fantastic. Their place is somewhat small (hence requiring reservation) but the experience is nothing short of goodness. From the courteous reminder call earlier that day, to the... More

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San Rafael, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

There were four of us and we all ordered different dishes so we could have a taste of each others. All four entrees were excellent. Desserts were delicious too!

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This little restaurant is simple outstanding. It only accommodates about 24 seats but the food is amazing. The friendly service is excellent and fast, but not rushed. Nice wine selection to accommodate everybody. The Scallops were perfectly cooked and the Fillet Mignon Steak was unbeatable. The knife just sliced through it like butter. The menu is not massive, so the... More

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Sacramento
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Excellent dinner cooked just right. Expensive but worth it for a special occasion. The staff were friendly and the food really good. Small and reservations a must! I had the filet and it was wonderful! Really good bread. I would definitely return.

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