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“Wonderful Meal” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Christy Hill Restaurant

Christy Hill Restaurant
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Ranked #4 of 55 Restaurants in Tahoe City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Bus stop available right across the street.
Auburn, California
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Wonderful Meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We have tried and failed in past years to get a reservation because we waited to the last minute, but this year we finally got lucky and got a window table for 4 due to a cancellation. I am so glad we kept trying as it was well worth the wait! The restaurant is small but laid out very well. Even if you don't have a window seat (one entire wall is windows!) you still get a view unless you're at the bar. Our server Jeremy was great, very knowledgeable about several of the wines we asked about and more than happy to get us a taste if there was an open bottle. The wine list had a great selection that fit all tastes and wallets. (Don't overlook the $8 Malbec - really tasty!) The menu is small but has a variety of every type of food you could want, from vegetarian pasta, seafood, fowls, bison, and beef. We had the duck and goat cheese rillette for the appetizer and it was delicious. Our mains were the halibut, lamb lion, and diver scallops, which can be either small plate or main sized. Although one in our party thought his halibut a bit dry, the rest of us were extremely pleased. The service was unhurried, which made for a really relaxing evening. Reservations are a must, especially on the weekend. I would not recommend waiting until the day you want to dine, however you might get lucky like we did!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Encinitas, California
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103 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Great Food with a view!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This is our second time at Christy Hill once for lunch and recently for dinner. We had halibut and a pork chop. Both were excellent, very tasty and cooked perfectly. Our server was was adequate, it was difficult to get recommendations on the food from him. He was a bit quirky but at the same time the overall service was good. The view is really nice so get there before dark.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Sonoma, California
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83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“A special date place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

My husband and I were here in the winter for a birthday for the first time. We will be back! It sits above Lake Tahoe with floor to ceiling windows so your view is outstanding. Our food and service were the same. A romantic atmosphere.

Visited February 2013
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Las Vegas
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Simply wonderful in every aspect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

If you like great food and superb service with a fantastic view, then this is the place to go. The wine list is extensive and the menu fabulous. We had the duck duet which appears to be a signature dish and the halibut which was very fresh and perfectly cooked. Both were excellent as well as the wine we selected. The service was very good and not intrusive. If you insist on the best, then this is a great choice.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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La Quinta, CA
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Good food, slow service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We decided at the last minute to phone for a reservation and were able to secure a table inside. Outside looked nicer overlooking the lake, but no tables were available. Inside was just fine. We enjoyed a nice glass of wine while waiting for our salads. They were good, but then there was a long wait between courses that we felt was too long. We ended up being there about 2 hours for dinner which was a little longer than we'd planned. The food was really good so the wait was worth it. Next time we'll allow more time and will call earlier to get an outside table to enjoy the view.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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