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“WOW”

The Rustic Lounge at Cedar Glen Lodge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $38
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Reno, Nevada
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“WOW”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

All of the reviewers of this restaurant are SPOT ON. Excellent food, wonderful service. Staff is very friendly and well trained. We had read all the reviews before making our reservation. Our expectations were high. They were exceeded!
Each dish was as described by the reviewers. Presentation was superb. We brought our own wine. Corkage was reasonable and our waitress was well skilled on handling vintage wines. Cork extraction and decanting was perfect. Dinner cost for four complete meals, 4 courses each, plus corkage was under $250.00. An excellent value for the experience.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank John E
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tahoe
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Yum yum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

I was worried if the restaurant would live up to my expectations because I had read so many great reviews. Happily it was just as wonderful as I hoped. Very small. Only about 7 tables. A reservation is really needed but fortunately I called Friday am and had a Saturday eve reservation. Started with 2 orders of scallops and one order of truffle Mac and cheese for the 4 of us. Only 2 large scallops in each order and they were so good I wish we had each ordered our own. One scallop each was not enough. The mac and cheese was plentiful and delicious. Perfect amount for 4 people. Cesar salad split between two people since portions are large. For entree we all were in a filet mood so we have to go back to try other entrees Everyone's steak was cooked perfect to there request. The accompanying potatoes were silky smooth and the flavor was unbelievable. Service was top notch but not overwhelming. DO NOT MISS DESERT. They change it up a bit and for this night we had a molten chocolate desert and the chef,s trio of truffles. Sometimes you get a delicious desert that is so sweet you are done after a couple bites. The pastry chef here balances his deserts perfectly. Not too sweet and not to bland. I noticed from our table and throughout the restaurant that plates were literally scrapped clean. Not one bite of goodness was left behind. I am really glad we found this special restaurant and can not wait to go back and try the shrimp and grits with the salmon. Other than they need a larger place and a few more items on the menu, I could not give a higher recommendation.

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Thank tahoekat
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Bullhead City, Arizona
2 reviews
“Best.Restaurant.Ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

The Rustic Lounge hosted my rehearsal dinner in Oct, and it couldn't have gone better.
The atmosphere, servers, chefs, and food were fantastic. The filet and chicken were outstanding.
The caesar salad was the best i've ever had. My family and friends were talking about how wonderful it was all weekend, and are still talking about it.
Oh, and they also have a great selection a beers.
Thank you Rustic Lounge for an AMAZING dinner, and we'll be back soon!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank rivermart619
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East Bay
2 reviews
“EXCELLENT!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

Celebrated New Years... could not have been more perfect and over the top for the value.
We had a 6 course meal with a bottle of champagne per couple. Every course was delicious.

Visited January 2013
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Thank LMG1225
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San Francisco
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Super tasty dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

I thought the Atlantic salmon and the filet mignon entrees were out of this world -- easily San Francisco quality. My friends thought the Mac and Cheese was the best thing on the table. Great choice of wines by the glass, and the youngest in our group filled up on 4 slices of the warm, housemade bread and could barely eat dinner. Success!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank JudyDe
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