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Christy Hill, Tahoe City, CA

Christy Hill

4.9
4.9
2007 Reviews
$50 and over
Californian
A memorable dining experience awaits you as you enter the Christy Hill Restaurant in the center of Tahoe City. The restaurant sits on the shoreline of Lake Tahoe on an elevated embankment offering diners a panoramic vista. The intimate setting offers guests a view that is only upstaged by the cuisine, wine and service. Spectacular sunsets that can be seen from every table is just one of the many reasons that Christy Hill was voted "Most Romantic Restaurant" and "North Lake Tahoe's Iconic Restaurants with World-Class Views" by the San Francisco Chronicle.

Executive Chef, Luis Vallin, focuses on sustainability and innovation, supporting local merchants and farmers. The thoughtful and playful menu pays homage to the tradition of Christy Hill while continuing to uplift and propel the cuisine and restaurant into exciting new territory.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Mediterranean, French
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (530) 583-8551
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Luis Vallin
  • Neighbourhood
    Tahoe City
  • Parking Details
    Street parking or lot in front of the restaurant available.
  • Public Transit
    Bus stop available right across the street.
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,007 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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

    Best Value

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Great for fine wines

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Romantic

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Great for scenic views

  • 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

    Great for fine wines

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Romantic

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Great for scenic views

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Good for special occasions

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Most Booked

2,007 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was imaginative, creative and so delicious. The service was impeccable and the atmosphere and view made the evening. This is a great place to celebrate a special occasion.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Perfectly cooked medium rare wagyu steaks and seared alaskan halibut.

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  3. RickS

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place, great view and the best food in Tahoe City.

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  4. KyleS

    Portland

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    We had really inattentive service. Great view though.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you’re looking for excellent food and great ambiance this is your restaurant. Everything we ordered was ingeniously prepared and served with a genuine quality of hospitality you sometimes find lacking in upscale restaurants. My family (grown children) and I really enjoyed this lakefront experience.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    When visiting Lake Tahoe, Christy Hill Is a must. Ownership, service, food, ambience and lake views are unprecedented.

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  7. AlisonA

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful experience! The food, the wine, the service and the view all perfect. Thank you!!!

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  8. angelaH

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were visiting from Austin, Texas, and found the food. Staff and views of Lake Tahoe to be absolutely stunning. Be aware that it is about an hour from Southlake Tahoe.

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  9. RenoRes

    Tahoe

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb dining experience. The wait staff was knowledgeable, cordial, and spot-on with recommendations. The food was prepared with the greatest care and expertise. Delicious! Ambience was hospitable and nicely suited for special occasions. We appreciate that staff had seen our Open Table notes and special requests regarding our anniversary and desire for a window seat. They added all the special touches to create a beautiful evening.

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  10. RichardF

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous. Alex and Carsten took excellent care of us and the meal with halibut and duck were excellent. Very nice evening.

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  11. MichaelM

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is consistently very good and beautifully presented. The servers are attentive and well versed on the menu. It was an all round enjoyable experience. I recommend it often.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Christy Hill is our favorite restaurant in the North Tahoe area. The quality of their cuisine is outstanding, the wine list is excellent, the wait staff is professional and friendly, the staff is welcoming and personal, and the view is unsurpassed. We have eaten at Michelin Star restaurants, and Christy Hill is right up there with them.

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  13. SamanthaM

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner and I celebrated his 40th birthday dinner at Christy Hill and had a wonderful experience. They were accommodating when I asked for a window seat out after our reservation. Our server was friendly and gave us great recommendations. Would definitely go again!

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  14. StevenS

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the best place to eat in all of the Tahoe area. The food and ambiance and service are just great. We have never been disappointed.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience and service were outstanding. Beautiful location off the lake we missed sunset but the windows overlooking the lake allowed for a beautiful backdrop. The food was really good I had the Mediterranean Lamb Loin and my husband had the duck breast with Oaxacan mole both were pretty good. I loved the squash soup and my husband really enjoyed his octopus. The desert they gave us in celebration of our anniversary was delicious. It was worth the hour long drive from South Lake Tahoe. Overall we would definitely return.

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  16. CiarraR

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful views, wonderful ambiance, exceptional service and incredible food.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service and view. A must if visiting North Shore Tahoe.

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  18. KateF

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Views are incredible and so is the food! Order the halibut!

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  19. Alex

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great selection of wine. Amazing food and outstanding service.

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  20. AlisonA

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, a delightful evening enjoying fantastic and seasonally-changing food and perfectly paired wines.

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  21. JonathanV

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Christy Hill is our favorite restaurant in Lake Tahoe. Excellent food, service, and ambiance.

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  22. JoeDine

    San Francisco

    145 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    145 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Christy Hill is our favorite place to dine every time we visit north Lake Tahoe. The is always exceptional, as it was this time. The views and ambience are the best. And our server, Anthony was terrific. We are returning next week.

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  23. ToddG

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional food & service. Unparalleled lake views. A Tahoe favorite.

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  24. Kathy

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Restaurant for fine dining in North Tahoe!! Every dish is presented beautifully and cooked well. We try to go here everytime we are in town.

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  25. BDDiners

    San Francisco

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and service! We enjoyed the 5 course tasting menu and it was outstanding! We chose a few of the wines in the suggested pairings and we were impressed! It was our 35th Anniversary and this meal made our day special!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a beautiful location and the service was wonderful. For the price, we’ve had better quality food. But I think it’s more the ambiance and quiet romantic feel that it makes up for. I wished that I had paid attention to the fact that it’s beer and wine only. No cocktails. Overall, it was nice for a single time visit. But would I go back? Probably not.

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  27. MattY

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Christy Hill is always such a wonderful experience! Food is amazing. A few highlights: Venison tartare is to die for. Hanger steak was the best steak I have had in a long time. Mole duck is very very good and super interesting dish. Views of Tahoe are amazing. Staff is even better than the food. 4.8/5 stars Will be back soon!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dinner! Excellent service, views of Lake Tahoe, and food!

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  29. AnneB

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous birthday celebration at Christy Hill. Christina coordinated with my daughter to have a beautiful bottle of Le Mesnil champagne waiting at our table overlooking the Lake at sunset. Food was delicious. We had the charcuterie plate, kampachi crudo, and venison tartare to start, then the scallops and wild boar cappelletti as mains. All the flavor combinations and preparations were superb, and service was impeccable as always. We were too full for dessert, but the server brought out a treat with a candle nonetheless. Such a lovely evening. Thank you all at Christy Hill for helping to make my birthday so special!

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  30. Doug

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just a delightful place which has made the transition to new ownership without a hitch

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  31. MarkM

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding, we were seated in time, which in Tahoe is not usual. The view fo the lake is phenomenal, the food is first class, prepared and presented in exquisite fashion. One of the best restaurants in Tahoe City. You cannot miss.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The delacato squash in the kale salad had zero taste.

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  33. WavyGravy

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Christy Hill is a great spot - I’ve been coming here since 1985. Beautiful view, and the food is decent, but not special - For the $300+ that I spent here, I could have done better

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  34. onceayeardiner

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the tasting menu and it was perfectly executed; just the right size, full of flavors and interesting ingredients. Will definitely come back!

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  35. FredC

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Both the Food and Service is amazing.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spectacular dinner! Started with bread and venison tartare - so incredibly tasty. Then wife had scallops and I had the hangar steak - possibly the best steak I’ve ever tasted no joke. And bread pudding was such a warm & tasty way to end the meal. Definitely worth the price!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great views! Would definitely recommend.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend the Crudo. Fish was light and paired perfectly with the sauce. The squash bisque was delicious. Hubby & I shared the scallops with parmesan risotto & it melted in your mouth. Service was attentive and welcoming.

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  39. SugarMan

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful setting on the lake, with great food. A bit in the expensive side but worth it! Dont skip the bread. Wine list is very reasonably priced.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful spot! Just perfect service and food!

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FAQs

Christy Hill is rated 4.9 stars by 2007 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 20 times today
Google Map for Christy Hill

115 Grove Street, Tahoe City, CA 96145

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Tahoe City
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Mediterranean, French
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street parking or lot in front of the restaurant available.
  • Public Transit
    Bus stop available right across the street.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Luis Vallin
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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