Truckee River Front Dining
River Ranch Lodge - 530.583.4264
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River Ranch Lodge - Restaurant & Bar, Alpine Meadows - Tahoe City, CA

Enjoy great food and drink that is fun, creative and interesting while being delicious and familiar with an emphasis in locality, sustainability, and organic ingredients. Whether you choose one of our tables for cozy fireplace dining or one along the curved wall cantilevered over the rushing Truckee River, the service is efficient and friendly perfect for those who really want to relax and enjoy the laid back mountain feel and have a memorable experience. Begin or end your evening with a visit to the River Ranch Bar with great appetizers and lively aprés ski. The warm, friendly atmosphere will have you feeling like a "regular" in no time, discussing places to ski, hike or tour the next day with local "experts" and fellow visitors. Or choose a table by the cozy lounge fireplace - perfect for a romantic after dinner drink.
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River Ranch Restaurant and Bar River Ranch Restaurant and Bar

River Ranch Restaurant and Bar River Ranch Restaurant and Bar

Operating Hours

Operating hours change seasonally. Please call us for specific opening times. As a general rule, the restaurant and bar are open for business as follows:

Lunch: Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m.
Happy Hour & Pub Fare: Available at 4 p.m. View the happy hour menu
Bar: Opens Mon-Fri at 3:30 p.m.
Dining Room: Opens 5:30 nightly View the Lodge menu
Wine List: View the wine list
Dessert: View the dessert menu

View of the Truckee River River Ranch patio

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Lodge Menu

Subject to Change without Notice
We use organic, sustainable, local ingredients whenever possible

Smallish Plates

*Bacon-Bacon Whiskey
Pork belly / candied bacon / maple-whiskey glaze / root puree
Calamari Fritti
Grilled lemon / lemon-basil aioli / marinated cherry peppers
Ranch Cheese Plate
Goat cheese brulee + Chef's selections / house made jams candied pecans / cornichons / flat bread
Ahi Double Double
Seasame seared + Hawaiian poke / edamame seaweed salad / crisp wontons
* Lamb Ribs
Slow roasted / rosemary-mustard sauce / arugula / onion jam
* Chicken Wings
Buffalo style or Orange Sesame / celery / carrots
Hummus Plate
Shishito peppers / marinated olives / naan
* World Famous Nachos
Tortilla chips / jalapenos / black beans / guacamole / olives / sour cream / pico de gallo Add Chicken +4

Soup & Salads

Today's Soup
Lodge French Onion
Crostini / Gruyere cheese
River Ranch Salad
Mixed greens / pickled red onion / feta / cherry tomatoes / candied nuts / olive tapenade crostini / red wine vinaigrette
Caesar Salad
Garlicky / lemon confit / croutons
add white anchovies +2
Spicy Thai Herb & Veggie Salad
Mixed greens / basil / mint / cilantro / carrots / soba noodles / red peppers / cucumber / wonton crisps / peanut dressing *Add chicken satays (3) 5
Spinach & Kale with Grilled Portabello
Goat cheese brulee / sherry carmelized shallots / tomato jam / candied pecans / crostini/ white balsamic vinaigrette
Add chicken to any salad +5 add shrimp +7


from 5:30 nightly
Truckee River Rock Pressed Chicken
Chardonnay-lemon-thyme pan sauce / cauliflower puree / onion jam / maple glazed carrots
* 16oz Pork Porterhouse (The Granddaddy of all pork chops)
Carmelized pears / Laird's Applejack brandy glaze / cheesy grits / pork belly / Brussels spouts
* Rainbow Trout Almondine
Tarragon roasted fingerling potatoes / lemon butter reduction / toasted almonds / grilled green beans
* River Ranch Pepper Steak
12oz NY Strip / Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes / Brussels sprouts with pork belly / green peppercorn demi glaze
Crispy Maple Leaf Duck Breast
Pan Seared / butternut squash polenta / sherry-orange gastrique / garlic green beans
Porcini filled Grantortello Pasta
Truffle cream sauce / spinach / parmesan / garlic flat bread
* Delmonico Steak
Grilled cap on rib-eye / herb butter / sauteed button mushrooms / truffled mashed potatoes / creamed spinach
River Ranch Royale with Cheese
1/2 lb Durham Ranch all natural burger / Gruyere cheese / tomato-onion jam / duck confit / port mushroom demi / arugula brioche bun / fries
* Cervena Elk Loin
Ruby port-mushroom demi / goat cheese-chive mashed potatoes / maple glazed baby carrots
* Shrimp & Grits
Butterfly prawns / pork belly / red peppers / chives / shallot s/ cheesy grits / tomato jam

Tavern Fare

* Local Sausage Hot Pot
Weekly sausages / mushroom & onion demi / mashed potatoes / braised cabbage
Chicken Philly
Sauteed peppers & onions / fontina cheese / fries
Prime Rib French Dip
Carmelized onions / fontina cheese / horseradish cream / au jus / fries
Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich
Hummus/ peppers / onions / mushrooms / naan / fries

Sides 7

Creamed spinach with panko parmesan crust
Roast Anaheim chili mac & 3 cheese
* Truffled Cauliflower Puree
* Sauteed garlic button mushrooms
* Truffled French fries with parmesan
* Butternut squash polenta
* Maple glazed baby carrots
* Sauteed Brussels sprouts with pork belly

Exeutive Chef: Michael Trapula

* Gluten Free

Highway 89 and Alpine Meadows Road | Tahoe City, CA 96145 | 530.583.4264