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!

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 this Truckee landmark's marquee 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...read more

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

Edgewood Restaurant

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

Edgewood Restaurant in the Clubhouse at Edgewood Tahoe is one of South Lake Tahoe's hidden gems. With its floor-to-ceiling windows, diners enjoy striking views of Lake Tahoe while indulging in culinary masterpieces paired with a carefully selected and diverse wine list.read more

Edgewood Restaurant in the Clubhouse at Edgewood Tahoe is one of South Lake Tahoe's hidden...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. Brunch and a happy hour are offered daily. For dinner you can choose a number of 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 Filet Mignon....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

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 locals' 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. They have an open patio that frames the last rapids that tubers ride before disembarking. The patio is home to an outdoor bar...read more

River Ranch is a landmark destination and locals' 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 in the Cobblestone Shopping Center provides an exceptional opportunity to enjoy tasty brews, juicy burgers and great views of the lake. Serving lunch and dinner, Tahoe Tap Haus has an atmosphere that is open, inviting and welcoming – it's like walking into your best friend's home. There is a huge selection of...read more

A favorite among north shore locals, this relatively new tap house and brewery in the...read more

The Bistro at Edgewood Tahoe

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

Conveniently located inside The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe is the Bistro, a hub for guests to gather, dine and reminisce about the day's adventures. The Bistro serves as Edgewood's refined yet casual, dining option for breakfast, lunch and dinner. read more

Conveniently located inside The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe is the Bistro, a hub for guests...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

The Lodge Restaurant & Pub

Tahoe Donner Association
Lake Tahoe Exceptional Wine List
12850 Northwoods Boulevard, Truckee, CA
(530) 587-9455

If you’re looking for the quintessential Tahoe lodge with vaulted ceilings, natural wood and stone interiors with expansive windows looking out over mountain evergreens, The Lodge Restaurant & Pub in Tahoe Donner is the place. The Lodge has paired perfectly the Tahoe look and feel with classic menu offerings and a fun pub atmosphere. Depending on the season and one’s mood, the evening could be...read more

If you’re looking for the quintessential Tahoe lodge with vaulted ceilings, natural wood and stone...read more

The Soule Domain

Lake Tahoe Exceptional Wine List
9983 Cove Street, Kings Beach, CA
(530) 546-7529

If you’re looking for a romantic dinner made with fresh, natural ingredients, look no further than The Soule Domain. Housed in a mid-century cabin in the shadow of the Tahoe Biltmore, The Soule has been producing French-based cuisine fused with Asian and Mediterranean influences since 1985. The split-level log cabin dining room is rustic and cozy, warmed by a fireplace. Tahoe memorabilia decorates the walls,...read more

If you’re looking for a romantic dinner made with fresh, natural ingredients, look no further...read more