Group Dining in Lake Tahoe

By: Lake Tahoe Staff

Wine glasses in Lake Tahoe

Raise a glass to Lake Tahoe’s eclectic dining scene. Here, you’ll find cuisine inspired by cultures all over the world – including European, Asian, Italian, Mexican, American and more – as well as a few local breweries and wineries mixed in for good measure. Our world-class restaurants and group dining options are sure to please any palate. 

Read along to learn about local favorites and get started on your lakeside culinary exploration.


Group of friends dining in Lake Tahoe

Divine Dining Options at Heavenly Village

Indulge in the culinary creations at Heavenly Village. The cobblestone streets are lined with shops and eateries that are certain to leave you satisfied. 

FiRE+iCE is a unique, interactive grill and bar that lets patrons create their own delicious meals. Their upbeat atmosphere, outdoor patio and fire pits make for an unforgettable dining experience that is perfect for large groups.

Enjoy the lighter, fresher and healthier side of dining at Azul Latin Kitchen. Please your entire party with their extensive menu of Cal-Mex dishes, generous portions, signature craft cocktails and friendly service.  

Gunbarrel Tavern & Eatery serves up classic cuisines with unique twists. Signature items include the crispy Berkshire pork belly salad, pulled duck sliders, brie grilled cheese and the PBR beer can chicken – as well as hand-crafted cocktails at the bar.

Taste At The Loft is an award-winning American Tapas and Small Plate restaurant that features an array of shared-plate options, a dining room, an outdoor deck perfect for groups and a full bar. The Loft is also home to a lounge and live performance theater – which hosts Lake Tahoe’s #1 show, Magic Fusion

Kalani’s Lake Tahoe restaurant offers unique Hawaiian and Pacific Rim flavors that tantalize taste buds. Grab a cocktail from their Puka Lounge or appetizer from the Sushi bar and relax and enjoy a comfortable evening in one of the nicest dining rooms in the area. 

You’ll taste the difference at California Burger Co. The family-friendly restaurant is all about gourmet burgers – the best in Tahoe – and features a casual atmosphere with live music and art every day of the week.


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Local Fare with a Side of Spectacular Views

You’ve come to Lake Tahoe to meet, but also, in part, to indulge in the beauty of the lake and the mountains, which is why we recommend dining at one of our many restaurants with a view.

The Beacon Bar & Grill sits right up to the water and features award-winning food and the signature Rum Runner cocktail. Take in the views from inside, or out on the patio – the best in Tahoe – which is perfect for accommodating groups. 

Riva Grill on the Lake is a premier lakefront dining destination that features American fare, rum drinks, a mahogany interior & lake views. The venue is perfect for small meeting groups or breakout sessions and even offers private fine dining for special events. 

Artemis Lakefront Cafe offers fresh Greek and Mediterranean meals, a full espresso bar and a great selection of beer, wine and specialty cocktails. The cafe is just steps away from the beach and offers beautiful views from a dining room and spacious outdoor patio.

Beautiful lake and mountain views are found at the casually elegant Chart House. The seafood restaurant is known for its creative dining and outstanding service and offers private dining for groups.


Heavenly Village in Lake Tahoe

Quaint Cafes and Delicious Diners

Terrific and affordable breakfast options are plentiful in Lake Tahoe, ranging from well-known chain restaurants to renowned and unique local favorites.  

Kick off the morning at Driftwood Cafe, a downtown breakfast and lunch eatery that’s known for serving large portions, or at Bert’s Café, which features an American-style breakfast made from scratch daily. 

Voted Tahoe’s Best numerous times by locals and visitors alike, Ernie’s Coffee Shop is a great spot for groups to grab breakfast or lunch before or in between meetings. The cafe touts a wide selection of classic American cuisine, as well as, locally roasted Alpen Sierra coffee and espresso, as well as fresh-squeezed orange juice mimosas, bloody marys, and a substantial beer selection.

Residents and visitors have started their day off with breakfast at Heidi’s since 1964. This distinctive breakfast spot is known for quality ingredients and plentiful portions sure to impress your attendees. 


Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe Exterior
Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe

The Famous Flavors of Resort Dining

Lake Tahoe resorts are filled with superb accommodations, amenities, entertainment and the very best in fine-dining options. After a full day of meetings or adventure, fill your stomach with the famous flavors of our award-winning resort restaurants – many of which offer private space for special events.

The award-winning Lodge at Edgewood has several exceptional group dining options. The Restaurant at Edgewood features stunning floor-to-ceiling windows and an elegant lodge aesthetic, and fresh and masterfully prepared cuisines. Reserve a table just before dark to secure a front-row seat to the vibrant Sierra sunset. For a more casual option, check out Brooks Bar & Deck, and enjoy award-winning pub fare on the water that creates an all-around relaxed experience.

Fine dining with incredible views can also be found at  Harveys Lake Tahoe Resort & Casino. The Sage Room is a classic Lake Tahoe steak house featuring unique appetizers and salads prepared tableside, along with black angus steaks, seafood, poultry and more. 

Treat your group to famous flavors at Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen restaurant in Harveys Casino and enjoy some of the celebrity chef’s signature dishes. Be sure to make your group reservation well in advance – the guestlist for this illustrious restaurant is often stacked.

No trip to Harrah’s Lake Tahoe is complete without a visit to Friday’s Station Steak & Seafood Grill. Located on the top floor of the hotel tower, the restaurant features panoramic views of Lake Tahoe, the surrounding Sierra Nevada and a 1,000-bottle display wine cellar.

Indulge in some of Lake Tahoe’s finest fare at Ciera Steak and Chophouse located in  Bally’s Lake Tahoe (formerly MontBleu Resort). This high-end restaurant offers delectable steaks and seafood and has a selection of over 300 international wines to pair with your meal.

For a stylish atmosphere and live music, try Park Prime Steakhouse at Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe. This modern steakhouse features local grass-fed, free-range beef, premium seafood, shareable appetizers, an approachable wine list and specialty cocktails in a cozy lounge and bar setting. 


Bars, Pubs & Lounges

Lake Tahoe’s bar scene features a wide range of options including sports bars, cocktail lounges, local barrooms with live music and welcoming alehouses – plus many of them have space for groups. Whatever your libation of choice is, you’ll find a watering hole to suit your group’s fancy. 

Lake Tahoe AleWorX allows for the customer to be in control of their craft beer experience. The taproom displays a selection of brews where visitors can pour their own pints. Customers can also walk through the brewing process and see what makes AleWorX unique

Cold Water Brewery & Grill is ideal for large party gatherings and is a local and tourist favorite because of its premium handcrafted all-grain beer that’s brewed on-site. Their beer goes perfectly with their seasonal-driven menu dubbed “California comfort food at its best.” 

Sidellis Lake Tahoe Brewery & Restaurant is a relatively new establishment that features a rotating variety of taps. Some examples include the Mangoana, a mango habanero white ale, and the Nut’Hella, a chocolate hazelnut amber ale. Their menu also has something for everyone, from classic bar food fare to specialties such as the Peri-Peri spiced pulled pork.

Stateline Brewery & Restaurant offers a full bar with a great selection of microbrews and wines, serves a variety of fine dining dishes and has a private room available for special events and large groups.

South of North Brewing Co. at the Basecamp Hotel is an “off the beaten path” local favorite. With its cozy atmosphere, patrons can gather around fire pits to unwind after a long day while sipping on refreshing pints. 

South Lake Brewing Co. introduces a line of taps inspired by the natural beauty and essence of Lake Tahoe. Sample the Angora IPA with hints of mango and pine or Marlette Blonde with notes of pear, honey and tangerine.


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