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“A truly superior dining experience”

The Rustic Lounge at Cedar Glen Lodge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $38
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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.
Rochester, NY
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A truly superior dining experience”
Reviewed February 27, 2014

Our meal at the Rustic Lounge was outstanding. The service was top notch from beginning to end. There is an excellent wine list and knowledgable staff to make suggestions. The menu was very interesting with delicious meat and seafood choices as well as vegetarian and vegan options. We ate here two nights in a row and loved every dish we had. The chef is really top notch, her dishes were creative and unique while still being somewhat familiar and comforting. Don't neglect the salad and desert menus. both had many truly outstanding offerings. We'd eat here again in a heartbeat!

Visited February 2014
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Martha B, Owner at The Rustic Lounge at Cedar Glen Lodge, responded to this review, March 21, 2014
Thank you for your review! We are glad that you enjoyed your dining experience, and that you found our staff knowledgeable. We try to provide our staff with ongoing training from wines all the way down to the cheeses. If you ever find your way back to Lake Tahoe, please come dine with us again!

Ana Bryan, Executive Chef
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London, United Kingdom
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189 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Brilliant meal and highly recommended”
Reviewed January 23, 2014

We were drawn to this place based upon the previous reviews and it truly deserves 5/5. The chefs in the kitchen are producing excellent food. We had delicious scallops and a twist on peppers de padron (a japanese spice kick) - both great starters. Mains were fish based and they know what they are doing. Lovely salmon dish, cooked to perfection and an amazing tuna steak with a superb cilantro reduction. The flavours were perfectly balanced. Glad we shared one dessert as the pastry chef is highly trained and turned out a fine olive oil panna cotta with peach sorbet. Balanced and not too sweet (usually the challenge when dining in the US...). Decent wine selection with wine by the glass, half and full bottles. Mainly US and some European wines. Selection of cheeses too - looked good but we were too full!
The atmosphere is rustic, open fire place and small number of tables. Lovely staff headed by Martha. Congratulations to them all - we were well looked after on a very quiet night (there is no snow so tourist slump when we went). Book ahead if high season as there are only 24 seats.
A winner!

  • Visited January 2014
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San Jose, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful”
Reviewed January 21, 2014

So a lot of excellent reviews on TripAdvisor led me to try this restaurant in Tahoe Vista and I was not disappointed. Do not be put off by the tiny tables or that it is next to the lobby of the Lodge. the chef has created a delectable menu that rivals 3 star restaurants. the salmon was the best I have ever had, tender, juicy and so flavorful. my favorite though was the dessert, sounds campy but the pastry chef's take on the S'more was fantastic. even though i was already stuffed from eating every part of my appetizer and main course and the addictive fresh baked bread. Highly recommend it and be sure to make a reservation, this place is going to be popular year round.

  • Visited January 2014
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Perth, Australia
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74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Wonderul”
Reviewed January 12, 2014

Had such a wonderful experience here, it is so cosy and the food is incredible. A perfect way for us to spend Christmas Eve. Service was excellent, one waitress wrote a list of all these restaurants to visit on our travels and everyone was so happy!

  • Visited December 2013
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Santa Clarita, California
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Charming”
Reviewed December 13, 2013 via mobile

Such a cozy little place! The staff is very friendly. You'd never expect to find this little gem in the lobby of this hotel. Chef really puts out some excellent food from the fresh baked bread to the mouthwatering steak we loved every bite. It's small and popular so make a reservation.

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