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Gar Woods Grill and Pier Restaurant, Carnelian Bay, CA

Gar Woods Grill and Pier Restaurant

4.6
4.6
4465 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Currently seating on the beautiful lake view deck under Tahoe sunshine or ample cover of heat lamps and umbrellas. Please dress warm!
For 34 years Gar Woods Grill and Pier has been the premier waterfront dining destination in North Lake Tahoe. Floor-to-ceiling windows, large deck and balconies provide breath-taking views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierras. Gar Woods Grill and Pier is an upscale casual restaurant that accommodates groups of 160 just as easily as groups of two. Our Chef has created a menu highlighting California cuisine, hand cut steaks and fresh Pacific seafood, served in a fun-in-the-sun atmosphere. The wine list is a collection of best-known California vintners featuring more than a dozen wines by the glass. Enjoy the waterfront deck while sipping on Gar Woods world famous Wet Woody. With over three million sold, you will be in good company! Or thaw out with a Warm Woody or a Heavenly Bottom. Lake Tahoe sunsets are our specialty.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 174 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch (Mon - Fri) 11:30 am - 5:00 pm (Sat & Sun) 11:30 am - 5:00 pm Brunch menu served Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 am -3:00 pm Dinner (Sun - Thurs) 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm (Fri & Sat) 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Easter - buffet brunch served from 9:30 am - 2:30 pm Thanksgiving- dinner served 1:00 - 9:00 pm Christmas Eve- 11:30 am - 9:30 pm, dinner starts at 5:00 pm Christmas Day- 11:30 am - 10:00 pm, dinner starts at 5:00 pm Bar The bar is open during lunch and dinner hours and never closes before 12:00 pm (Sun - Thurs) and 1:00 am (Fri & Sat)
  • Phone number
    (530) 546-3366
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Dean Lennon
  • Private party facilities
    Private party space available for groups of 15 guests up to 450 guests. Gar Woods Grill & Pier is available to close for private functions.
  • Private party contact
    Amy Grigsby: (530) 546-3366
  • Neighbourhood
    Carnelian Bay
  • Cross Street
    Front and Center
  • Parking Details
    Plenty of complimentary on-site parking. Visit by boat in spring, summer and fall and enjoy our complimentary valet boat parking, or dock at our handicap accessible, deep water 130 foot pier.
  • Public Transit
    All local bus lines drop off and pick up in front of Gar Woods Grill & Pier
  • Entertainment
    Rustler's MoonSteve and TomAcoustic Guitar Duo8:00pm-11:00pmFriday and Saturday Evenings70's through Today
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,465 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Best Ambience

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Great for brunch

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Child-Friendly

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Good for groups

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Hot spot

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Great for scenic views

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Most Booked

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Service

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Ambience

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Good for business meals

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Child-Friendly

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Good for groups

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Hot spot

  • 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

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Most Booked

4,465 Reviews
  1. Nancy

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food experience. Service a bit slow, but friendly. Restrooms not up to par, especially for this level of restaurant.

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  2. BethP

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good but everyone’s fish was overcooked and tough. It was very loud. We had a reservation, but were annoyed we wanted to sit inside. They put us at a small table with an extra chair that was jutting out into the walkway and in front of the door to the patio so we were freezing every time the door opened.

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  3. ClarkG

    Tahoe

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Service was poor. We ordered both appetizers and mains - despite urging to stage delivery, all came and once. Followed shortly by the bill. Then clean up was like a four year old - all the tables dirty dishes were piled up in front of us before being listed away. Fast food restaurants do it better.

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  4. AliC

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celester, our server, was terrific. Very attentive, friendly and helpful. And funny! Food was delicious. Drinks were good bit a bit over the top for price. Food prices were normal resort prices. Views of the lake and surrounding mountains are amazing. Heated outside seating. We had a ribeye and a burger. Both were so delicious. Both draft and bottled beer choices were very limited. Alibi brewing, right down the dtreet, should have more choices on the menu.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great setting but the food was mediocre, seems like they’ve gone downhill on quality.

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  6. Philanthrophy

    Tahoe

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Rockin margaritas were great with fresh lime juice and top shelf tequila. Korean taco meat was chewy but with tasty garnishment. The prime rib tasted too aged or something. Have had better. Maybe a regular steak would have been better? Salmon was very good. Potatoes and vegetables wete great. Service and view were great.

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  7. 121degrees

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful view from the deck, but it’s really over priced bar food.

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  8. Disappointing

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top of the line brunch! Fresh seafood,make your own omelets,decadent pastries. It goes on and on. We loved the Bloody Mary bar. Garwoods is consistently excellent. Excellent service, beautiful setting and top notch food. We highly recommend.

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  9. PamelaT

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My family enjoyed a perfect Father’s Day brunch at Gar Woods! We were impressed with the expansive buffet and the quality of the food! My daughter and I enjoyed the prime rib carving station and the crab legs. My son-in-law tasted pretty much everything on the buffet and gave all of the food high reviews! We will be back soon!

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  10. UkiahPat

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Father’s Day Brunch ever! Got there early before too crowded. Had a very attentive server named Hayden. Food selection was amazing. Yes, the $85.00 per person charge was steep ($20.00 more for bottomless champagne), but what they offered in the buffet was delicious and well prepared, and there was an enormous selection. Something for everyone. Will return, and highly recommend!

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FAQs

Gar Woods Grill and Pier Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 4465 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 174 times today
Google Map for Gar Woods Grill and Pier Restaurant

5000 North Lake Boulevard, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Front and Center
  • Neighbourhood
    Carnelian Bay
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch (Mon - Fri) 11:30 am - 5:00 pm (Sat & Sun) 11:30 am - 5:00 pm Brunch menu served Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 am -3:00 pm Dinner (Sun - Thurs) 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm (Fri & Sat) 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Easter - buffet brunch served from 9:30 am - 2:30 pm Thanksgiving- dinner served 1:00 - 9:00 pm Christmas Eve- 11:30 am - 9:30 pm, dinner starts at 5:00 pm Christmas Day- 11:30 am - 10:00 pm, dinner starts at 5:00 pm Bar The bar is open during lunch and dinner hours and never closes before 12:00 pm (Sun - Thurs) and 1:00 am (Fri & Sat)
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Plenty of complimentary on-site parking. Visit by boat in spring, summer and fall and enjoy our complimentary valet boat parking, or dock at our handicap accessible, deep water 130 foot pier.
  • Public Transit
    All local bus lines drop off and pick up in front of Gar Woods Grill & Pier
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Dean Lennon
  • Entertainment
    Rustler's MoonSteve and TomAcoustic Guitar Duo8:00pm-11:00pmFriday and Saturday Evenings70's through Today
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (530) 546-3366
  • Private party facilities
    Private party space available for groups of 15 guests up to 450 guests. Gar Woods Grill & Pier is available to close for private functions.
  • Private party contact
    Amy Grigsby: (530) 546-3366
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