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Big Water Grille, Incline Village, NV

Big Water Grille

4.8
4.8
1215 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Nestled in the mountains of the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, the Big Water Grille has spectacular panoramic lake views that are among the best around. Chef David Dubnick is impressing diners with his fresh/seasonal menu. Join us for a martini in the lounge, a glass of wine on the deck or a fine dining experience in the dining room. Choose from our craft cocktails or extensive wine list from around the world.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (775) 833-0606
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    David Dubnick
  • Catering
    Catering available
  • Private party facilities
    Wine Cellar private dining for up to 18 people. Restaurant buyout options for up to 120 people. Minimums apply.
  • Private party contact
    Jack Chinn: (775) 833-0606
  • Neighbourhood
    Incline Village
  • Cross Street
    Country Club Dr
  • Parking Details
    Ample parking.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,215 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Best Overall

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Best Food

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Best Service

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Best Ambience

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Great for fine wines

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Great for scenic views

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Good for special occasions

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Overall

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Food

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Service

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Ambience

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Value

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Healthy

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Hot spot

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Neighbourhood gem

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Great for fine wines

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Great for outdoor dining

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Romantic

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Great for scenic views

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Good for special occasions

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Lively

1,215 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food in a beautiful wooded environment. Our waiter, Jayden, was also terrific.

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  2. ReneeF

    Tahoe

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service. We had the duck and filet mignon. Both were good. The desert menu was lacking, so we past on desert. Unfortunately, the trees are so tall that the views aren’t that special. A good restaurant, but lacks that something special…Hence four stars.

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  3. Gourmande

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated Father’s Day with a great meal, attentive service from our server Max. A favorite place to dine when we are in the area.

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  4. TeddyS

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing views and great food along with friendly staff.

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  5. LindaT

    Tahoe

    42 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We booked this restaurant to celebrate our anniversary and expected a fine dining experience with a great view as noted on the restaurant's website. Instead, we were treated to a fast food experience with high prices and a tiny keyhole lake view even by the window. We felt rushed the entire time. We were in and out in an hour and 15 minutes even though there were empty tables. We expected European standards with better pacing of the appetizers through dessert. The waiter was very friendly and helpful but gave us the check immediately after our table was cleared vs waiting for us to ask for it. The busboy was pleasant but overly aggressive with clearing plates. This is a training issue. He took my husband's plate before I was finished eating (which should not happen in finer restaurants) and quickly whipped the salt/pepper shakers away after dinner as well as my husband's napkin after he put it on the table after dessert. One could argue that might have been a sign he was finished, but I was not. It's also not appropriate to clear napkins and glasses that aren't empty away until after the guests have left. He might as well have taken the tablecloth off while he was at it. The appetizer and entree menu choices were diverse enough, but the dessert menu was clearly lacking in imagination and number of choices. My duck breast was overcooked despite saying I'd take it as the chef prepared it which should have been on the rare side. We had hoped for a lovely and leisurely dining experience but left feeling very disappointed. We definitely won't be back.

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  6. ChrisO

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food for the price was not worth it. Lots of older clientele

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  7. JuneJ

    Tahoe

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fabulous meal at Big Water Grille with the best team and attention to detail. The food is always perfectly cooked, fresh and amazing! Thanks again Jordan for being an excellent server!

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  8. NancyB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a “go to” for good, cocktails and ambiance.

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  9. PamelaK

    Tahoe

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is consistently great! Service is tops. The view of the lake is fantastic. We love 💗 this place!!!

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  10. OT24

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Great views and fantastic service.

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FAQs

Big Water Grille is rated 4.8 stars by 1215 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Big Water Grille

341 Ski Way, Incline Village, NV 89451

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Country Club Dr
  • Neighbourhood
    Incline Village
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Ample parking.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    David Dubnick
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (775) 833-0606
  • Catering
    Catering available
  • Private party facilities
    Wine Cellar private dining for up to 18 people. Restaurant buyout options for up to 120 people. Minimums apply.
  • Private party contact
    Jack Chinn: (775) 833-0606
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