Experience Casually Elegant dining on Tahoe City's 'other' waterfront

River Grill sits on the banks of the peaceful Truckee River, just downstream from the infamous "Fanny Bridge" and the Lake Tahoe Dam, the lake's only outlet. River Grill offers year-round riverfront dining, featuring enticing California cuisine from seasonal menus of fresh seafood, steaks, and tasty appetizers.

During the summer months, enjoy our spacious two-level patio with live music from local musicians playing every night.

Fall and winter at the River Grill offer a cozy respite from the day's activities with good cheer, great food, and a warm and inviting atmostphere to gather with family, and friends old and new. Springtime at the River Grill is glorious as the river fills and the trees and flowers bloom.

Happy Hour at the River Grill

The River Grill Bar is a popular and lively spot for apres-activity (work or play) and was voted Best Happy Hour in North Tahoe. Our Happy Hour features nightly drink specials and special pricing on appetizers at the bar. Happy Hour is every night from 5:00-6:00 in the bar area ONLY. Happy Hour availability can change anytime at the discretion of the River Grill.




55 West Lake Blvd. Tahoe City, CA, 96145


Open every night at 5pm

Happy Hour in the Bar area from 5-6:00pm

Happy Hour

Every day 5:00-6:00

House Margaritas $5
Vodka Lemonade $4.50

Happy Hour Food

The Johnny Burger with caesar salad and shoestring fries $12

add cheddar, gorgonzola, bacon, avocado, guacamole $1 each

substitute sweet potato fries $2

Appetizers listed below are 50% off during Happy Hour!
Shrimp Taco

spinach, cheese, shrimp and cabbage rolled in a large flour tortilla and grilled, served with guacamole and pico de gallo (two tacos per order) $16

Steamed Mussels

served in a Thai red curry sauce $14

Pulled Pork Sliders

two sliders with pineapple and cabbage slaw $12

Chicken Wings

spicy wings served with celery sticks and blue cheese dressing $13

Pork Dumplings

six steamed dumplings served with ponzu sauce $12

Sweet Potato Fries

with ranch dip $8

Happy Hour also includes 25% off starters, salads and soups on our regular menu - excluding the Ahi Tuna Sashimi

Limit one drink per customer at a time. Please no Split Checks on Happy Hour. Please tip on pre-discounted total. Offer not good with any other promotions.


Peppered Seared Ahi Sashimi

jicama citrus relish, spring roll, wasabi and soy


Spicy Chicken Enchilada

guacamole, roasted chili crema, and feta cheese


Crispy Fried Calamari

with chipotle aioli and cocktail sauce


Prawn Dynamite

crispy, sweet, hot, and spicy with cilantro and green onions


Macaroni & Cheese

applewood smoked bacon, tomatoes, N.Y. sharp white cheddar


River Grill Spring Roll

grilled in a flour tortilla

with edamame beans and ponzu dip


Tempura French Green Beans

with ponzu dip


Mini Crab Cakes

four crab cakes topped with chipotle aioli


Salads and Soup

Roasted Baby Beet & Apple Salad

with candied pecans, crumbled goat cheese, apple compote and beet vinaigrette


Red Pear, Gorgonzola & Candied Pecan Salad

with baby greens and sherry vinaigrette


Caesar Salad

chopped romaine lettuce, croutons, and Caesar dressing


Farmers Market Salad

baby greens, marinated sugar plum tomatoes, sherry vinaigrette


Add chicken to any salad


Today's Soup

bowl $8, cup $5


Today's Fish

Market Price

Braised Beef Short Ribs

boneless ribs, gratin potatoes, roasted carrots, cabernet demi


Grilled Pork Tenderloin

gingered sweet potatoes, steamed broccoli, bourbon bbq sauce


Rack of Lamb

herb crusted rack, gratin potatoes, steamed broccoli, lamb demi


Grilled Salmon

vegetable risotto, seasonal vegetables, and Thai green curry sauce


Turkey & Shitake Meatloaf

wrapped in applewood smoked bacon, served with roasted carrots, whipped potatoes, turkey reduction


Beef Tenderloin Filet

whipped potatoes, sauteed spinach, cabernet demi


Butternut Squash Raviolis

roasted shiitake mushrooms, candied pecans, Madeira cream sauce


The Johnny Burger

caesar salad & shoestring fries $16

add cheddar or gorgonzola $1

add bacon $1 add avocado or guacamole $1

substitute sweet potato fries $2


Susie's Brownie

Served warm with dulce de leche ice cream and Valrhona chocolate sauce


Two puff pastries filled with ice cream, topped with warm chocolate sauce, caramel sauce and candied macadamia nuts

Granny Smith Apple Bread Pudding

served warm with whipped cream and whiskey butter sauce

Crème Brulee

vanilla bean crème brulee served with fresh berries

Class V River Float

Traditional favorite with root beer and vanilla vodka

River Float

Same as above without the excitement

Ice Cream

Choice of Vanilla, Dulce de Leche, Coffee or Raspberry Sorbet

Wine List

By The Glass

Segura Viudas Sparkling/ Spain/175ml(split)$8

Moet&Chandon Champagne/Brut/France/187mL$20

DaLuca Pinot Grigio/ Sicily '14$7

Teira Sauvignon Blac/ Dry Creek Valley '14$8

Bogle Chardonnay/ California '14$7

Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay/ Russian River '14$12

Frank Family Chardonnay/ Napa Valley '14$15

Paul Anhauser Riesling/ Kabinett/ Germany '13$9

Elk Cove Rose'/ Willamette Valley '15$9

Half Bottles 375mL

Rombauer Chardonnay/ Carneros '15$33

Brocard Chablis/ Premier Cru/ France'13$34

Pride Mt. Viognier/ Sonoma '14$31

Sparkling Wines & Champagne

Adami Garbel/ Proseco/Brut/Italy$34

Perrier-Jouet/ Grand Brut/France$68

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin/ France$86

Sauvignon Blac

Sterling/ Napa Valley '14$26

Nautilus/ Malborough/ New Zealand '15$33

Frogs Leap/ Napa Valley '14$37

Groth/ Napa Valley '15$38

Sancerre la Crele/ D. Thomas & Fils/ France '14$44

Cakebread Cellars/ Napa Valley '15$50


Wente/ Riva Ranch/ Arroyo Seco '14$30

Veedercrest/ Unoaked/ Napa '10$35

Lumen/ Santa Barbara '13$38

Sonoma-Cutrer/ Russian River '14$42

Keenan/ Spring Mountain/ Napa '13$48

Ramey/ Sonoma Coast '12$52

Frank Family/ Carneros '14$54

Rombauer/ Carneros '15$60

DuMol/ Russian River Valley '13$78

Alternative Whites

Pighin Pinot Grigio/ Grave del Friuli/ Italy '14$30

Cooper Mt. Pinot Gris/ Willamette Valley '14$32

Elk Cove Rose'/ Willamete Valley '14$33

Paul Anhauser Riesling/ Kabinett/ Germany '13$32

Corkage fee$18

*Coravin Special Selection

(subject to availability)

By The Glass

Hidden Crush Pinot Noir/ CA '14$8

Morgan Pinot Noir/ Santa Lucia '13$12

Frank Family Zinfandel/ Napa '13$14

Blackstone Merlot/ CA '15$8

Fitch Mt. Cabernet/ Alexander Valley '14$9

Rutherford Ranch Cabernet/ Napa '14$12

*Owen Roe Cabernet/Yakima WA '12$24

Rosenblum Syrah/ CA '11$8

Terrazas/"Altos del Plata"/Malbec Arg. '14$8

Half Bottles 375mL

Chehalem Pinot Noir/ Willamette Valley '14$32

Patz&Hall Pinot Noir/Sonoma Coast '14$38

Keenan Cabernet/ Spring Mt/ Napa '12$40

Seghesio Zinfandel/ Sonoma '14$26

Pinot Noir

Pech Merle/Russian River Valley '13$38

Benton Lane/ Willamette Valley '13$45

Arcadian/ Sleepy Hollow/ Santa Lucia '07$58

Truckee River/ Tondre Grapefield '14$62

Fiddlehead/ Fiddlestix/ Santa Rita '12$68

Penner-Ash/ Willamette Valley '13$76

Twomey/ Russian River '14$84


Provenance/ Napa Valley '12$35

Miner/ Stagecoach Vineyard/ Napa '11$60

Schafer/ Napa Valley '13$86


Gordon Binz/ Shenandoah Valley '13$28

Carol Shelton "Wild Thing"/ Mendocino '14$38

Charlyn/ Old Vine/ Lodi '12$46

Frank Family/ Napa Valley '13$54

Storybook Mountain/ Napa '12$62

The Prisoner/ Napa Valley '14$70

Cabernet Sauvignon & Blends

Leah Jorgensen "Loiregon"/Cab Franc/ OR '14$43

Justin/ Paso Robles '14$44

Rutherford Ranch/ Napa Valley '14$46

Optima/ Alexander Valley '13$55

Heitz Cellars/ Napa Valley '12$76

Owen Roe/ Yakima Valley/ Washington '12$78

Groth/ Oakville/ Napa '12$89

Chappellet/ Napa Valley '13$96

Cain Concept/ "The Benchland"/ Napa '10$112

Silver Oak/ Napa Valley '11$148

Pride Mt. Reserve/ Napa-Sonoma '12$189

Alternative Reds

Tempranillo/Parador/ Napa '12$58

Torbreck "Woodcutter's Shiraz"/ Australia '12$38

Ex Umbris Syrah/ Columbia Valley/WA '13$46

Terrazas Malbec/ Mendoza Argentina '14$29

Nevada City Winery Barbera/ Sierra Foothills$28


Draft Beer

Stella Artois Lager (Belgium)

Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA (Bend, OR)

Rotating Tap from the Alibi Ale Works (Incline Village, NV)

Rotating Tap from the Brewing Lair (Blairsden, CA)

Bottled Beer

Bud, Bud Light, Coors Light, St. Pauli Girl N/A, Corona, Heineken, Newcastle, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Blue Moon, Deschutes Black Butte Porter, Estrella Daura Lager (Gluten Free), Crispin Cider, Guinness