As we savor the last weeks of ski season, we’re looking forward to après-ski dining at restaurants around the Reno-Tahoe area, home of the 1960 Winter Olympics. Whether noshing on the North Shore, South Shore, or West Shore, or in cities nearby in California or Nevada, there are plenty of terrific places to eat after a day working up an appetite on the slopes. Here’s where to dine like a local in Reno-Tahoe.
Wild River Grille
This warm and lively restaurant in the historic Riverside Hotel serves contemporary American food. The Berkshire all-natural Tomahawk pork chop is a massive 14 ounces and is served with roasted cherry demi-glace. The Fried Zeppolis are a must-order for dessert. Take turns dipping the freshly fried donuts in salty caramel, raspberry, and chocolate ganache sauces. Make a reservation at Wild River Grille.
True to its name, this French-inspired restaurant located in Reno has been a local favorite for more than 10 years. Beaujolais Bistro is the place to come for soul-soothing renditions of classic French dishes, such as Onion Soup à la Gratinée, Duck Confit, and Gnocchi à la Parisienne. Plus, Steak Frites? Mais oui! Make a reservation at Beaujolais Bistro.
Classy and elegant the level of service and quality of the dining experience are as stunning as the decor in this modern steakhouse in the Atlantis Casino in Reno. Their specialty is tableside service with dishes including Steak Diane, Bananas Foster, and Cherries Jubilee. Each time the cart rolls out, it brings not just drama but irresistible aromas. Make a reservation at Atlantis Steakhouse.
Rapscallion Seafood House & Bar
Rapscallion is a seafood house that opened 40 years ago in Reno. The cozy booths and waiters in white jackets lend the place a timeless aura. You can order seasonal dishes, poultry, and steak, but it’s the seafood that’s the star of the show. Some specialties include Diablos on Horseback, which are bacon-wrapped scallops, Linguine and Fresh Manilla Clams, and Wharf-Style Cioppino. Make a reservation at Rapscallion Seafood House & Bar.
Wolfdale’s Cuisine Unique
Wolfdale’s is a concept that blends the East and West, and the cuisine changes reflecting the seasons. Open since 1978 and now located on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore, the restaurant boasts a cookbook authored by the chef that tells the history and evolution Wolfdale’s. The menu is diverse, offering Japanese sashimi, Truffle Fries, Khao Soi (a Thai seafood stew), and a good old cheeseburger. Cocktails are also a specialty. Make a reservation at Wolfdale’s Cuisine Unique.
Lone Eagle Grille
Located in Incline Village, Lone Eagle and its interior with plush leather seating and a two-story stone fireplace with soaring ceilings featuring wooden beams are in perfect harmony with the lakefront setting. Lone Eagle Grille offers high Sierra-inspired cuisine with plenty of wild game as well as a very impressive and appealing list of vegetarian starters and entrees. The award-winning wine list is sure to please. Make a reservation at Lone Eagle Grille.