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“Wonderful dinner great service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of River Grill

River Grill
Ranked #5 of 54 Restaurants in Tahoe City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Truckee, CA
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304 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Wonderful dinner great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

We arrived for happy hour, (great happy hour menu...the burger, fries and Cesar for $11.00 looked really good... We'll be back to try), had a couple of really good margaritas before seating done for dinner.
We had the Lamb Shank and beef tenderloin filet, both were very good. The fish of the night sounded wonderful as well...but I have yet to cook a good lamb so I always try it when it's on the menu.
The serving size was more than we should have eaten in one seating for the lamb, and the tenderloin was the perfect size. And we made room for dessert, creme brûlée that was good, but not the best we've every had. (The Lodge in Tahoe Donner has the best creme burllee).
The service was friendly and attentive for being a busy restaurant.
We'll be back!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank ggintruckee
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fremont MI
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66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“great food, casual friendly people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

My wife, adult son and partner and I had great food--the seared ahi starter was very fine, the beet salad outstanding, and the four entrees--sea bass, braised short ribs, turkey meatloaf and grilled pork chop, were all very tasty and well prepared. Service was prompt and friendly, recommendations were helpful, and the place was buzzing with happpy folks. The only potential negative is the relativley high noise level--certainly affected by joyful patrons but also by hard surfaces and a lot of people in the space. That said, we will happily return the next time we're in the Tahoe area.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank mike s
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Tahoe City
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“One of the best restaurants on the North Shore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

The River Grill in Tahoe City is our "go to" place. If you are looking for a great dining experience that includes great food, fun atmosphere with professional and friendly staff at a reasonable price, go to the River Grill. In the summer months they have outdoor dining along the Truckee River and often times there is great live music. Our most recent visit was Valenties Day......

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank TahoeShane
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London, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Good, without being particularly special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

A decent place to eat. Nice location by the river. Centrally located by the main intersection in Tahoe City. But nothing really special. Menu was a bit eclectic. Service was a little bit slow as the place was quite busy. Overall fine without being extraordinary or particularly special.

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Thank BigSur707
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Chicago, Illinois
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185 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Very nice meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

I had the lasagne with Spinich and mushroom. It was really really good. The waitstaff was friendly but it took a very long time to pay the bill. In not sure what the issue was as the restaurant was mostly empty by the time I was done. The bar was packed with boisterous locals. I read my book! :-) I'd eat here again.

    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Jad16
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