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: Weekends only at 11:30 a.m. View the Lunch menu
Happy Hour & Pub Fare: Available at 4 p.m. View the happy hour menu
Bar: Open nightly 4:00pm
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

Ahi Poke
Sesame/ soy/ sambal/ seaweed/ avocado/ wonton crisps
* Lamb Lollipops
Grilled mini chops (3) / carrot-coriander puree/ sweet onion jam
Ranch Cheese Plate
Lavender honey goat cheese brulee + Chef's selections/ house made jams/ candied pecans/ cornichons/ crostinis
Add Charcuterie: (2) +7
Trout Toasts
Smoked trout/ creamy shallot horseradish spread/ crostinis
Crisp pork belly/ celery root and cauliflower puree maple-bourbon sauce/ candied bacon
Calamari Fritti
Grilled lemon/ marinated cherry peppers/ pineapple-wasabi cocktail 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
*Autumn Salad
Mixed greens/ apples/ roast butternut squash/ almonds/ shaved fennel Manchego cheese/ dried cranberries/ sherry-mustard vinaigrette
Add chicken to any salad +5 add shrimp +7

Lodge Dinners

from 5:30 nightly
* Roast Chicken with Wild Mushroooms
Sauteed wild mushrooms/ celery root and cauliflower puree/ sweet onion jam/ roast fall vegetables/ sherry chicken jus
* 16oz Pork Porterhouse (The Granddaddy of all pork chops)
Apple cider gastrique/ butternut squash spaetzle/ beer braised greens/ apple slaw
* Pan Sauteed Rainbow Trout
Shallot- caper lemon butter/ sauteed spinach/ parmesan polenta/ grilled paprika cauliflower
*14 oz Ribeye
Peppersteak style: Peppercorn sauce/ buttermilk mashed potatoes/ sauteed autumn squash/ creamed greens
* Crispy Maple Leaf Duck Breast
Butternut squash polenta/ port cherry reduction/ caramelized Brussels sprouts
Porcini Ravioli
Riccotta and porcini filled pasta/ mixed wild musroom cream sauce/ grilled crostini
add chicken +5 shrimp +7
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
* Braised Bison Short Ribs
Carrot-coriander puree/ crisp Yukon golds/ roast fall vegetables/ burgundy jus

Tavern Fare

Prime Rib French Dip
Carmelized onions/ horseradish cream/ au jus/ fries
*Chicken Wings
Buffalo style or sweet hot teriyaki glaze/ celery/ carrots
*World Famous Nachos
Tortilla chips/ jalapenos/ black beans/ guacamole/ olives sour cream/ pico de gallo Add Chicken +4
*Bangers and Mash
Locally sourced sausages/ mashed potatoes/ mushroom gravy braised red cabbage/ beer braised greens
Hummus Plate
Shishito peppers/ marinated olives/ pita bread

Sides 7

Truffle / herb French fries
*Butternut squash polenta
*Caramelized Brussels sprouts
*Sauteed Autumn squash
*Creamed greens
*Buttermilk mashed potatoes
*Grilled spring vegetables
*Roast fall vegetables
*Crispy Yukon gold potatoes


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