Tahoe Restaurants: Exceptional Wine List

By Exception Wine List, we don't mean the Tahoe restaurants that serve a couple of choices for every grape. We mean the places where the list is long and properly pronouncing some of them might be a trick!

Beacon Bar & Grill

Camp Richardson
Lake Tahoe Exceptional Wine List
1900 Jameson Beach Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-1801

In a resort town, the restaurants and pubs often segregate into two different groups – the places that tend toward the locals and the places that tend toward the tourists. Beacon Bar & Grill, on the other hand, is an incredibly popular choice for residents and visitors alike. Located lakeside out at the historic Camp Richardson, it's where a lot of people stop by for... read more

In a resort town, the restaurants and pubs often segregate into two different groups –... read more

Boathouse on the Pier

Beach Retreat & Lodge at Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe Exceptional Wine List
3411 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-6722

Boathouse on the Pier is considered to be one of the best sunset-watching restaurants at all of Lake Tahoe. The views of the lake and surrounding mountains are exceptional. It's on an expansive pier that hangs over the turquoise water of Lake Tahoe, and the tables are all situated to give guests an optimum viewing experience. The atmosphere of the restaurant is casual with a sparkle... read more

Boathouse on the Pier is considered to be one of the best sunset-watching restaurants at all... read more

Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar

Lake Tahoe Exceptional Wine List
10142 Rue Hilltop Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 587-5711

If Truckee’s marquee landmark is a tad confusing, it’s understandable: Lit up at night above downtown in glowing red letters is a can’t-miss sign — “HILLTOP LODGE.” But if someone suggests having dinner and drinks at Cottonwood you’ll still aim for those neon lights. The Hilltop Lodge sign sits atop Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar, which is perched on one of California’s original ski hills (hence... read more

If Truckee’s marquee landmark is a tad confusing, it’s understandable: Lit up at night above... read more

Edgewood Restaurant

Edgewood Tahoe
Lake Tahoe Exceptional Wine List
100 Lake Parkway, Stateline, NV
(844) 207-9179

The restaurant at Edgewood Tahoe golf course has long been one of the top choices for celebratory dining. Split-level seating, vaulted wood ceilings and a wall of glass overlooking Lake Tahoe make Edgewood Restaurant a perfect choice for that really special dinner or the event that you will want to remember forever. The food is particularly well prepared, and the offerings are the sort of... read more

The restaurant at Edgewood Tahoe golf course has long been one of the top choices... read more

Jimmy's

The Landing Lake Tahoe Resort & Spa
Lake Tahoe Exceptional Wine List
4104 Lakeshore Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 600-3501

Located at the Landing Resort & Spa, Jimmy’s is an elegant restaurant that serves mountain chic California cuisine. There's brunch and a happy hour offered daily. For your dinner, you can choose a number of the small dishes to share as appetizers or as your main fare. From the larger entree menu, select from dishes such as Mary’s Organic Rotisserie Chicken Breast and Prime Petit... read more

Located at the Landing Resort & Spa, Jimmy’s is an elegant restaurant that serves mountain... read more

Lone Eagle Grille

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino
Lake Tahoe Exceptional Wine List
111 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, NV
(775) 886-6899

Grab a table next to the wall of windows at the Lone Eagle Grille and sip a glass of California Cabernet as you gaze out over Lake Tahoe’s Crystal Bay and the snow-capped Sierra Nevada beyond. Come evening, pull a chair up to one of their outdoor fire pits and light a cigar from their humidor as you listen to the waves slapping the shore... read more

Grab a table next to the wall of windows at the Lone Eagle Grille and... read more

Moody’s Bistro, Bar & Beats

Lake Tahoe Exceptional Wine List
10007 Bridge Street, Truckee, CA
(530) 587-8688

Moody’s in downtown Truckee is all about the three Bs – bistro, bar and beats. In fact, that’s the popular establishment’s formal name: Moody’s Bistro, Bar & Beats (but locals just call it Moody’s). Occupying the lower half of the historic (and maybe haunted) Truckee Hotel, Moody’s is open for lunch, happy hour, dinner and late-night grooving to live jazz. Not hungry enough for a... read more

Moody’s in downtown Truckee is all about the three Bs – bistro, bar and beats.... read more

Obexer's General Store

Obexer's Boat Company & Obexer's Water Sports
Lake Tahoe Exceptional Wine List
5300 West Lake Boulevard, Homewood, CA
(530) 525-1300

Obexer's General Store is so much more than a general store. Of course it offers all the normal stuff that would be found at a corner convenience shop. But the goodies go far beyond that. At Obexer's you will find homemade sandwiches, the super popular Obexer's secret sauces for pasta, salad dressings, BBQ sauce, seafood and marinades as well as specialty olives and mustards. Obexer's... read more

Obexer's General Store is so much more than a general store. Of course it offers... read more

River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant

Lake Tahoe Exceptional Wine List
2285 River Road, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-4264

River Ranch is a landmark destination and local favorite year-round, but it really comes alive in the summer. Nestled on the banks of the Truckee River, River Ranch has a perfect position to catch people tubing down the mellow rapids during the heat of the summer sun. They have an open patio that frames the last rapids that tubers ride before disembarking. The patio is home to an outdoor... read more

River Ranch is a landmark destination and local favorite year-round, but it really comes alive in... read more

Tahoe Tap Haus

Lake Tahoe Exceptional Wine List
475 North Lake Boulevard, Cobblestone Center, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 584-2886

A favorite among north shore locals, this relatively new tap house and brewery provides an exceptional opportunity to enjoy tasty brews, juicy burgers and great views of the lake. The atmosphere is open, inviting and welcoming — it's like walking into your best friend's home, except that there is a huge selection of beers on tap, a robust menu and a wine list that is quite... read more

A favorite among north shore locals, this relatively new tap house and brewery provides an exceptional... read more

The Bistro at Edgewood Tahoe

Edgewood Tahoe
Lake Tahoe Exceptional Wine List
180 Lake Parkway, Stateline, NV
(775) 588-2787

Whether it is for breakfast, lunch or dinner, if you are craving a touch of class to your meal, then you should explore the Bistro located within the world-class destination resort Edgewood Tahoe. The setting is very Tahoe, with tones both rustic and contemporary. A few recipes that deserve extra attention include their Bistro buttermilk pancakes for breakfast, their twisted Cuban sandwich for lunch or,... read more

Whether it is for breakfast, lunch or dinner, if you are craving a touch of... read more

The Idle Hour Wine Bar + Events

Lake Tahoe Exceptional Wine List
3351 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 600-3304

When it comes to combining an amazing lakefront event with exceptional wine, The Idle Hour is a business not to be missed. Created out of the desire to bring together a wine bar with a stunning event space, The Idle Hour offers an ever-changing lineup of boutique wine producers that are personally chosen by The Idle Hour team. Within that offering is their magnificent Wine... read more

When it comes to combining an amazing lakefront event with exceptional wine, The Idle Hour... read more