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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
Houston, Texas
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Rustic Lounge was so delicious that we dined there twice during a recent visit to Lake Tahoe. The menu is interesting and creative, and its selections are numerous and varied. Beginning with scrumptious hot bread with parmesan black pepper butter, we enjoyed the piquant and flavorful (but not overly spicy) Jimmy Nardello peppers in a citrus sauce. Salads were generous... More

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Phoenix
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We stayed at the lodge and had dinner on night at the Rustic Lounge for our anniversary. The restaurant is very small and cozy. Great food but casual, rustic atmosphere. Everything we had was fabulous. I would highly recommend. The only negative thing I could say is that I ordered the scallops for dinner. At the time they were ready... More

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San Francisco, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Great little place with filtered lake views from the bar. The appetizers are soooo good that you never have to go to the main courses. The truffled macaroni, corn soup and the over the top Wild shrimp and Grits ( can order the number of shrimp that you think you can eat) will fill you up and then split a... More

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Petaluma, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We ate here during our stay at Cedar Glen Lodge. We were greeted by the restaurant staff, who were attentive and knowledgeable througout, without being obtrusive. My wife and I shared the Artisan Salad, which was huge, too much for just one person. The raspberry red wine vinaigrette was one of the best vinaigrettes I have had, and went perfectly... More

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Petaluma
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Found this little gem on TripAdvisor and it was perfect. The food was delectable. Creamy corn soup, perfect bay scallops, wonderful salads, and a good selection of wine. We were able to get a table without reservations, but this is late September and tourists are few. The staff is pleasant and attentive. We definitely will return to dine there again.

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Danville, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a real find in the North Tahoe, CA region. One would not expect it, being next to a motel. The rack of lamb dish was just amazing. We ate there in April 2014 and my wife and I will eat there again when we go to North Tahoe.

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Gardnerville, Nevada, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I am a foodie and this was one of the most amazing meals I have ever had. The wait staff was extraordinary and the salad, entrée and dessert were beyond delicious.

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

WOW..Small place with BIG delight. The atmosphere, food and presentation were all exquisite! The service was impeccable. Try the Mac & Cheese Truffle.. Totally recommended.

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Sacramento, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We read the great reviews on the food and wanted to try this tiny restaurant. We were only in Tahoe Vista for the weekend, and could only get 8pm reservations on the Sunday. This was a bit late for us, but we really wanted to try this fine dining experience. The food and the service lived up to the previous... More

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

After waiting for two weeks to dine at this Restruant we were very disappointed. The experience will be remembered for quite sometime. The Restruant only seats 24 and there were only 3 tables taken when we arrived. We were seated next to the kitchen door, why, who knows. I had a view of everything that went on inside the small... More

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Martha B, Owner at Rustic Lounge at Cedar Glen Lodge, responded to this review

This response is from Ana Bryan, Executive Chef: This is the most offensive, hurtful and inaccurate review I have ever seen. I HAVE NEVER OR EVER WILL SERVE ANYTHING THAT HAS TOUCHED THE FLOOR. Hot sauté pans are put on the floor to cool for safety purposes before cleaning. This is an industry wide practice. We have a very small... More

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Additional Information about Rustic Lounge at Cedar Glen Lodge

Address: 6589 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe Vista, CA 96148-0188
Phone Number: +1 530-546-4281
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Tahoe Vista
Average Prices: USD 19 - 36
Cuisine: American

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