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.
River Ranch Restaurant and Bar River Ranch Restaurant and Bar River Ranch Restaurant and Bar

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:

Patio Bar & BBQ Grill: Weekends only at 11:30 a.m. View the Patio BBQ menu
Bar: Open nightly 4:30pm
Dining Room: Open nightly 5:30pm 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

Hummus Plate
Shishito peppers/ marinated olives/ pita bread
* Lamb Lollipops
Grilled mini chops (3)/ ginger pea puree/ sweet onion jam
Ranch Cheese Plate
Lavender honey goat cheese brulee + Chef's selections/ house made jams/ candied pecans/ cornichons/ crostinis
Tropical Grilled Shrimp Cocktail
pineapple/ red pepper/ onion/ jalapeno/ cilantro/ mango-sriracha dipping sauce
Ahi Double Double
Seasame seared + Hawaiian poke/ crisp wontons/ edamame seaweed salad
Calamari Fritti
Grilled lemon/ lemon-basil aioli/ marinated cherry peppers
Glazed Pork Belly
Honey/ soy/ ginger/ garlic/ green chilies/ sweet corn grits
Fried Green Tomatoes
Mississippi "comeback " dipping sauce

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/ parmesan/ 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
*Summer Salad
Seasonal greens/ zucchini & yellow squash/ shaved asparagus/ green beans/ carrots/ radish/ oranges/ almonds/ goat cheese/ citrus vinaigrette
Add chicken to any salad +5 add shrimp +7

Lodge Dinners

from 5:30 nightly
Truckee River Rock Pressed Chicken
Sherry/ lemon/ garlic broth/ buttermilk mashed potatoes/ sweet onion jam/ grilled seasonal vegetables
* 16oz Pork Porterhouse (The Granddaddy of all pork chops)
Brandy apricot glaze/ sweet corn cheesy grits/ grilled green beans
* Pan Sauteed Rainbow Trout
Shallots/ capers/ lemon butter/ herbed orzo/ grilled spring vegetables
* River Ranch Pepper Steak
12 oz NY Strip/ buttermilk mashed potatoes/ garlic green beans/ green peppercorn demi glaze
* Crispy Maple Leaf Duck Breast
Carmelized pineapple thyme polenta/ black cherry gastrique/ lemon parmesan asparagus
Farmer's Market Pappardelle Pasta
Grape tomatoes/ sweet corn/ basil/ zucchin/ yellow squash/ garlic/ virgin olive oil/ shallots/ lemon
add shrimp +7
* Delmonico Steak
Grilled cap on rib-eye/ herb butter/ sauteed button mushrooms/ buttermilk mashed potatoes/ grilled seasonal vegetables
Smokehouse Royale with Cheese
1/2 lb Durham Ranch all natural beef burger/ smoked pulled pork/ cheddar/ coleslaw/ onion strings/ smoked onion barbeque mayo/ fries
* Cervena Elk Loin
Blackberry demi/ grilled green onion & roasted garlic mashed potatoes/ grilled asparagus
* Fresh Alaskan Halibut
Pan seared/ asparagus/ braised leeks/ Pea shoots/ ginger-lemongrass broth/ citrus-cilantro jasmine rice

Tavern Fare

Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich
Swiss cheese/ grilled pineapple/asian slaw/ teriyaki sauce/ fries
Prime Rib French Dip
Carmelized onions/ horseradish cream/ au jus/ fries
* Chicken Wings
Buffalo style or St Louis dry rub/ celery/ carrots/ blue cheese dressing
Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich
Fried green tomato, grilled red pepper/ hummus/ red onion/ carrot/ pea shoots/ feta crumbles/ fries
* World Famous Nachos
Tortilla chips/ jalapenos/ black beans/ guacamole/ olives/ sour cream/ pico de gallo
Add Chicken +4

Sides 7

*Carmelized pineapple thyme polenta
*Grilled green onion and garlic mashed potatoes
*Buttermilk mashed potatoes
*Lemon parmesan asparagus
Herbed Orzo
* Sauteed garlic button mushrooms
*Grilled spring vegetables
* Garlic green beans
*Steamed edamame with sea salt


Exeutive Chef: Michael Trapula

We serve local and sustainable products whenever possible

* Gluten Free

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