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Crystal Basin Cellars Bistro

$$ - $$$
Wine Bar, American, Bar, Cafe, Pub
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3590 Carson Rd, Camino, CA 95709-9348
+1 530-303-3749
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Lake Tahoe
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this place and the variety! Always super helpful and knowledgeable. Great place to learn about local wines.

Thank inTahoe68
Sierra Foothills
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

This is Camino's best kept secret! Located next to the Chevron station/mini market, you will find a custom cafe with a wine bar and draft beer to compliment their fun menu. Small plates, daily specials, sandwiches, salads, soups and desserts....something for everybody! This is one of my favorite lunch spots with girlfriends. Indoor and outdoor dining. They do accommodate large... More 

Thank JanskiKP
Georgetown, California
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Mike Owen has a great personality, is sharp when it comes to wines, and has a passion for his quaint Cellar. They also do a lot of events at this getaway wine spot. Mike is also involved in the community and keeps up on what's going on around him so he can bring the latest and best to the Bistro.

Thank SpiritLilly
Spanaway, Washington
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

Wow, food was absolutely amazing, very large portions, all three of us shared the cheese platter, never have i ever had such delicious cheeses, and the wines, i had the wedge salad, oh that blue cheese, with that smoky bacon, was to die for, oh Lordy, we all left stuffed and happy! The waitress was delightful, all though extremely overwhelmed,... More 

Thank Liz R
Auburn, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

We love this place. On our recent visit we had the Artichoke Jalapeno Empanadas with Cilantro Dipping Sauce (Excellent!), the Caprese with peaches & heirloom tomatoes (Excellent!) & stuffed mushroom caps (Good). We are going back for their Summer Concert Series on a Sat. or Sun. afternoon. Headed West on US 50 from Tahoe? They are right off the freeway... More 

Thank Todd W
Las Vegas, Nevada
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

After a busy day at Apple Hill we wanted to grab dinner locally before heading home to Reno. We went on Open Table and snagged a reservation for Crystal Basin Cellars. Wouldn't have mattered. First of all, our GPS couldn't find the place. This was not their fault, but made us frustrated to start with. So we called the number... More 

Thank caralea09
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Fun for Friday nights. Various musical talent that is pleasant! We love the jalapeno/artichoke dip. Salads are great. Start at Crystal Basin Cellar across the parking lot and pick up a bottle of wine first...no corkage fee for their wines😄. We love the bubbly white. Concerts on Sat/Sun late afternoons too.

Thank Judy H
Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Great food, fun atmosphere, outside dining with music. Go casual. Crystal Basin winery is next door so you can wine taste, pickup a bottle or two and stroll to the Bistro next door.

Thank aproskier
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. Nice sit down menu and very good food. Within walking distance from 3 wineries and snow line hospice. Fresh tasty food

Thank Teresa A
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Ohy gosh best food ever . Everything was amazing. Great wine great company......... definately a must go too

Thank Rayelin M
Crystal_Basin, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal Basin Cellars Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review, Rayelin! We appreciate your patronage and can’t wait to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $9
Wine Bar, American, Bar, Cafe, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3590 Carson Rd, Camino, CA 95709-9348
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Camino
  • Phone Number: +1 530-303-3749
Crystal Basin Bistro specializes in tasty and inexpensive Shareable Plates handmade in our kitchen by our talented staff. We feature wine tasting of 6 of our own Bistro wines, a line of fun food gifts and a comfortable outdoor patio. Free Wi-Fi for business folks! Each Friday evening, the Bistro features a three-course meal for $19.99 accompanied by live music from talented local artists. Our hours are 11am to 8:30pm everyday except major holidays. Live music every Saturday and Sunday, all summer long, no charge to customers! Come in a see what the buzz is all about!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?