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The Rustic Lounge at Cedar Glen Lodge - CLOSED

6589 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe Vista, CA 96148-0188
+1 530-546-4281
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (33 reviews)
“duck” (21 reviews)
“salad” (24 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
6589 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe Vista, CA 96148-0188
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Reviewed 4 March 2016

The food was delicious at affordable prices. For a Monday night we didn't have a reservation yet they had one table left, I recommend making a reservation. Overall, the lounge is small, and the service was good. The only issue we had was the noise,...More

Thank 1smartypants
Reviewed 29 February 2016

I don't know how they do it, but every year the meals are even more amazing and delicious than the year before. We have eaten in the lounge every year we have stayed at Cedar Glen since the Rustic Lounge opened and it is one...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Consistently delicious food. A small restaurant that serves excellent beautifully prepared meals.Yummy! Need to make a reservation ahead of time.

Thank Lindarosee
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

We were charmed by our accommodations and could not wait to try the restaurant. We were not disappointed. As suggested, we made our reservation in advance and then had to call and increase by 2, which was not a problem. All items were beautifully prepared...More

Thank DuraMater
Reviewed 13 January 2016

We have had 3 great meals/appetitzers here. The food is outstanding , presentation is beautiful, I like the bar to sit in more than the restaurant-- It is not stuffy at all, very down to earth. As said by others it is not an inexpensive...More

3  Thank jeff p
Reviewed 1 January 2016

Can't give it 5 stars. The food and service are aspirational. The waiter forgot to tell me the "off menu" dish I ordered was an appetizer rather than a main. Overall food was good but too expensive for such small portions.More

Thank Pam M
Martha B, Owner at The Rustic Lounge at Cedar Glen Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your dining experience with us! It is through our guests' feedback that we strive to improve ourselves. Indeed, we are not Chez Panisse, nor try to be. We do not charge $125 for an aperitif;...More

Reviewed 29 December 2015

Best to get a reservation. The dining room is small, and just two world-class chefs prepare everything. The salmon ($30) was remarkable. I ordered it medium-well. This rendered and almost-crispy outside layer of marinade and whatever wonderful herbs the chef used. Inside was tender and...More

Thank Gary W
Martha B, Owner at The Rustic Lounge at Cedar Glen Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2016

Thank you so much for your wonderful and informative feedback! Please know that we are extremely grateful for guests, such as yourself, who understand the intrinsic relationship between our menu prices, our food cost, and the service we provide. Our food, as you kindly noted,...More

Reviewed 29 December 2015

Food was excellent and wait staff provided excellent service. Wait staff certainly knew the food they served as they could explain everything about the menu items. Chocolate smores dessert was "to die for". We met Chef Ana and Chef Dave on the day we left...More

1  Thank Gordon C
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

We came from Venezuela looking for the perfect gateaway in the snow and to eat a good comfort food and this restaurant is amazing and beyond our espectations! Great enviroment, incredible service and amazing food!

Thank Leonor L
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Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Amazing, small and cozy restaurant with great food. Tartar was top notch. Salad with warm beets was our favorite. Roasted tomatoes soup was good also. For the main course we ordered a duck dish which was very tasty too. Overall, I would definitely recommend this...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$22 - US$38
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
05:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6589 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe Vista, CA 96148-0188
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Tahoe Vista
  • Phone Number: +1 530-546-4281
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Cedar Glen Lodge
The Rustic Lounge, is an Award Winning restaurant and wine bar that offers a unique dining experience for the guests of Cedar Glen Lodge while providing the local community a casual fine dining experience. The menu features seasonal offerings ranging from classically-inspired entrees to festive fusions. An adjacent wine bar and cozy fireplace will entice the outdoor enthusiasts as well as those simply looking for a relaxing environment to unwind and reflect on the day. Both the restaurant and bar offer stunning views of beautiful Lake Tahoe.
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