1862 serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in an elegant dining room with picturesque views of the mountains and Carson Valley. The dinner menu includes unique choices such as rattlesnake ravioli (which we were not brave enough to try), baked mushroom and brie strudel, and a buffalo rib eye steak. They also offer a reasonably-priced prix fixe menu with a chicken, meat and seafood entree option, along with soup or salad and dessert. I enjoyed an organic chicken breast over penne pasta in a spicy cream sauce along with a super fresh spinach salad with goat cheese, strawberries and toasted nuts. Starbucks coffee was the perfect complement to the dense and rich banana bread pudding and gourmet vanilla ice cream. My husband ordered the prime rib special of the night which was enjoyable, but not something he'd choose again. He enjoyed the french onion soup appetizer which reportedly takes 48 hours to prepare and was quite tasty.
The service was excellent, and the padded semi-circular booths and upscale environment are conducive to conversation and feelings of romance. Perfect for date night.
Next time we'll plan to enjoy the hot springs too.