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“Nice Birthday Dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Big Water Grille

Big Water Grille
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Country Club
Los Altos, California
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Nice Birthday Dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

Definitely an elegant place to dine at north Lake Tahoe. Service and food were excellent, good wine list, table are not packed in so close that you hear three other conversations and have to shout to make yourself heard. Strong recommendation.

  • Visited September 2012
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Tahoe City, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Awesome view, great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

Great food and a great staff. Somewhat pricey but in line with other North Tahoe restaurants, but better food here.

  • Visited August 2012
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Reno, NV
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“big water alright”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2012

Views, views and pretty good food. Oh yeah, how about the view. It's just a little hard to find without gps but well worth the side trip. Actually it's right down the way to the Ski Incline parking lot. This is a favorite of Incline locals who want to get away from the tourist hoards.

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1 Thank johnnyreno
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great view, great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2012 via mobile

We were a little skeptical after reading some reviews but were very pleased with everything. They offer small portions of most dinners and we chose those. Adequate but a bit pricey.

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Thank Tolron
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New York City, New York
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great dining experience with majestic views.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012

During a recent trip to Tahoe, a friend recommended a sunset dinner at Big Water. We arrived early for our reservation, so we opted for a drink on the outside patio - dining was available outside with open seating. While the patio views were great, our outstanding waitress told us that our inside table had even a better view. She wasn't wrong as we were seated near the windows. The menu was solid - tried the ahi starter and the pork chop entree - both were winners. Some of the entrees have a small portion option which was welcomed by some in our party. Would definitely return and recommend highly - the sunset did not disappoint either.

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Thank drdave60
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