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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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:

Inside Bar - Open nightly at 4:30 p.m. View the Café menu.
Dinner - Nightly at 5:30, year round, with patio seating available in the summer. View the Dinner menu.
Wine List - View the Wine List.
Dessert - View the Dessert menu.
Patio/BBQ - Availble Daily throughout the Summer months.
Continental Breakfast - Available for River Ranch Lodge guests only.

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


White Bean Hummus
Shishito Peppers, Marinated Olives, Flatbread
Lightly Fried Calamari
Grilled Lemon, Lemon-Basil Aioli
Ranch Cheese Plate
Chef’s Choice Cheeses, Fig Jam, Tomato Jam, Candied Nuts, Seasonal Fruit
Bacon-Bacon Whiskey
Pork Belly, Candied Bacon, Maple Bourbon Sauce, Root Puree
Sesame Seared Ahi
Sesame Seed Encrusted, Wasabi Cole Slaw, Soy Dipping Sauce
Lamb Ribs
Tender, Slow Roasted, Rosemary Mustard Sauce

Soup Today

Local and Seasonal. Ask your


River Ranch Salad
Mixed Greens, Pickled Red Onion, Feta, Cherry Tomatoes, Olive Tapenade Crostini, Spiced Nuts, House Red Wine Vinaigrette
Caesar Salad
Garlicky, Lemon Confit, Parmesan, Croutons
Add Spanish White Anchovies +2
Red & Gold Beet Salad
Arugula, Goat Cheese, Citrus Segments, White Balsamic Vinaigrette
Autumn Baby Kale Salad
Dried Cranberries, Roasted Butternut Squash, Goat Cheese, Spiced Nuts, Rosemary Balsamic Reduction


Truckee River Rock Pressed Chicken
Rosemary Fingerling Potatoes, Chardonnay-Lemon Thyme Pan Sauce, Onion Jam, Roasted Baby Carrots
Skuna Bay Salmon
Pan Seared, Orange-Tarragon Cream Sauce, Saffron Risotto, Grilled Green Beans
Pappardelle Pasta
Red Bell Pappers, Spinach, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Shallots, Basil Cream Sauce, Parmesan
Add Chicken +6 / Shrimp or Salmon +8
River Ranch Pepper Steak
12oz NY Strip, Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes, Pork Belly Brussels Sprouts, Green Peppercorn Demi Glaze
Shrimp & Grits
Butterflied Prawns, Cheesy Grits with Pork Belly, Red Peppers, Chives, Shallots, Tomato Jam
Cervena Elk Loin
Port-Currant Demi, Goat Cheese-Chive Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Garlic Green Beans
Steak Frites
8oz Wagyu Sirloin, Sweet Potato Fries, Onion Jam, Chimichurri
16oz Pork Porterhouse
The Grandaddy of all Pork Chops, Grilled with an Apple-Pear Chutney, Fresh Corn Cheese Grits, Pork Belly Brussels Sprouts


Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes5 Roasted Maple Glazed Carrots 7
Fresh Corn Cheese Grits7Grilled Basil Prawns 8
Grilled Garlic Green Beans 7Petaluma Farm Chicken Breast 6
Pork Belly Brussels Sprouts 8Salmon for Salad 8

Executive Chef: Jim Bettencourt

We use organic, sustainable, local ingredients whenever possible.

$5.00 Split Entrée Charge
We Accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.

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