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Rustic Lounge at Cedar Glen Lodge

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6589 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe Vista, CA 96148-0188
+1 530-546-4281
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Rustic Lounge, is an Award Winning restaurant and wine bar that offers...
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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Good for:
Romance

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  • 135
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent restaurant

This is a great restaurant situated in Tahoe Vista Despite appearing to be part of the less sophisticateed looking cedar glen lodge lodge the restaurant was excellent with very good food, friendly helpful staff and a great atmosphere No wonder it's popular with locals

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Steveroyle
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a great restaurant situated in Tahoe Vista Despite appearing to be part of the less sophisticateed looking cedar glen lodge lodge the restaurant was excellent with very good food, friendly helpful staff and a great atmosphere No wonder it's popular with locals

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Los Altos, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I was staying at CGL for a few days in February. Came in last minute hoping to score a reservation. They were booked up, so I sat in the lounge area, buy the windows overlooking the lake. I opted for the truffle mac and cheese with pecan roasted bacon. I thought that would just be the highlight of the night.... More 

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Oakland, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We followed Yelp and Tripadvisor reviews and dined here for my birthday. The space: quaint dining room (call ahead for reservations) The scene: mix of younger and older adult diners The food: amazing! Each course was well-prepared. The course sizes were all very large--so bring your appetite. The ahi tuna was PHENOMENAL as was the S'mores dessert. The wine--nice wine... More 

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Small and intimate so get reservations early. Loved the gnocchi and salads. Great service. Parking is a challenge, but worth it.

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
323 helpful votes 323 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I took my wife here for her birthday. The restaurant is located right off the registration desk for the hotel facility and can't be missed when you ask directions to the restaurant. It's on the small side so reservations are a must. Unfortunately, they don't have a full bar but the food is outstanding and excellent service greatly make up... More 

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San Carlos, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The salmon and tuna were perfectly cooked and the sauces were outstanding. The service was excellent combining knowledge of the food and the wine list. The atmosphere is soooo inviting. We will be back soon!!

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Auburn, California
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We were excited to try this place as it was relatively new to the area, and we had never been there before. The reviews looked good, so we chose to go there to celebrate our birthdays. (Yes we have the same birthday, although my husband is MUCH older than me - by 3 years!!) Before the first course came, we... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Went to this restaurant on a recent ski trip to Tahoe and I must say, we really couldn't fault it. The food was outstanding and the service spot on. I would definitely recommend the Rustic Lounge!

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Tahoe Vista, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This relatively new small restaurant run by a family (and the chef is family) has become a favorite of those living on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. It may be difficult to get a last minute reservation, since they fill up quickly and cannot serve large groups. The food is routinely excellent, creative, and served with panache. We have... More 

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Chico, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The Rustic Lounge serves food and beverages of the very highest quality. We indulge as often as we can when we visit Lake Tahoe. Between the three of us, we've tried many of the entrees and most starters. They serve mouth watering, top-notch cuisine in a comfortable, friendly environment. The combinations of flavors are thoughtful and creative. The staff is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6589 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe Vista, CA 96148-0188
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Tahoe Vista
  • Phone Number: +1 530-546-4281

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 36
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance

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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