My girlfriend and I went here for happy hour. They were having a special that they offer on Tuesdays. Not sure if it is an off season offer or year round. Wine was 1/2 price which is the price I think it should be anyway. $13 for a glass of wine is a bit steep considering it is a carefully measured portion in a huge wine glass so 1/2 price puts where (in my opnion) it should be priced all the time. The appetizers were $5. This is a good deal. We both had the butternut squash risotto and it was very good. The table we were were sitting at had low chairs so that makes the table a bit high. My friend and I were sitting across from each other and somewhat hunched over and leaning forward to each other in order to carry on a conversation. The server picked up (with one hand) and clanked the wine decanters right in our ears.
Then the server reached between us (over our heads) and put the silverware (wrapped in a cloth napkin) in between us whereas she could have just put it next to each of us. One of the servers and/or bartenders kept crashng the dishes behind the bar. Sounded like they were putting the bussed dishes in something but the noise was very loud and sounded like dishes broke. This was quite annoying and you could see other guests were annoyed by it as well. Many restaurants have that bad habit. Dishes should be cleared quietly. The live music entertainer arrived and had some set-up problems with some speaker noise feedback but hey, things happen! We did not stick around long enough to be able to say if we liked the music or not.
The view of Lake Tahoe is fantastic and this really is a nice place. I think for the money, the servers should be more attentive. I would go back here again. It really is a special place.