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

Sweet Potato Fries

with ranch dip


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


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


Pork Dumplings

six steamed, homemade potstickers with ponzu dip


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


Seared Scallops

rice, prosciutto wrapped gorgonzola stuffed fig, lemon beurre blanc


Salads and Soup

Red Pear, Gorgonzola & Candied Pecan Salad

with baby greens and sherry vinaigrette


Caesar Salad

(ask for without croutons for gluten free)


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, sauteed zucchini, cabernet demi


Grilled Pork Chop

bone-in chop, gratin potatoes, sauteed kale, bourbon bbq sauce


Stuffed Chicken Breast

stuffed with arugula, mozzarella and prosciutto, served with whipped potatoes, steamed broccoli, cabernet demi


Grilled Fresh Salmon

baby bok choy, edamame, shiitakes, sesame ginger vinaigrette


Braised Colorado Lamb Shank

whipped potatoes, carrots, onions, crimini mushrooms, lamb demi


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

Apple Crisp

served warm with vanilla ice cream

Pumpkin Ginger Bread

with wine poached pears, dulce de leche ice cream, and caramel sauce

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

La Fiera Pinot Grigio/ Veneto/ Italy '14$7

Sterling Sauvignon Blac/ Napa '13$7

Bogle Chardonnay/ California '13$7

Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay/ Russian River '12$12

Frank Family Chardonnay/ Napa Valley '13$15

Dr. Heyden Riesling/ Kabinett/ Germany '12$9

Elk Cove Rose'/ Willamette Valley '14$9

Half Bottles 375mL

Gruet Brut/ Albuquerque/ NM$25

Rombauer Chardonnay/ Carneros '13$33

Pride Mt. Viognier/ Sonoma '13$31

Sparkling Wines & Champagne

J Cuvee/ Brut/Russian River$40

Perrier-Jouet/ Grand Brut/France$69

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin/ France$86

Sauvignon Blac

Sterling/ Napa Valley '13$26

Nautilus/ Malborough/ New Zealand '14$33

Frogs Leap/ Napa Valley '14$37

Groth/ Napa Valley '13$38

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

Cakebread Cellars/ Napa Valley '13$50


Wente/ Riva Ranch/ Arroyo Seco '13$30

Starmount/ Carneros '12$33

Veedercrest/ Unoaked/ Napa '10$35

Lumen/ Santa Barbara '12$38

Sonoma-Cutrer/ Russian River '13$40

Keenan/ Spring Mountain/ Napa '13$48

Ramey/ Sonoma Coast '11$52

Frank Family/ Carneros '13$54

Rombauer/ Carneros '13$60

DuMol/ Russian River Valley '12$82

Alternative Whites

Pighin Pinot Grigio/ Grave del Friuli/ Italy '13$30

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

Elk Cove Rose'/ Willamete Valley '14$33

Dr. Heyden Riesling/ Kabinett/ Germany '12$32

Corkage fee$18

By The Glass

Snapdragon Pinot Noir/ CA '13$7

Morgan Pinot Noir/ Santa Lucia '13$12

Ottimino Zinfandel/ Russian River '11$10

Blackstone Merlot/ CA '13$8

Fitch Mt. Cabernet/ Alexander Valley '12$9

Rutherford Ranch Cabernet/ Napa '13$12

Rosenblum Syrah/ CA '11$8

Half Bottles 375mL

Seghesio Zinfandel/ Sonoma '14$26

Chehalem Pinot Noir/ Willamette Valley '13$32

Patz&Hall Pinot Noir/Sonoma Coast '13$38

Keenan Cabernet/ Spring Mt/ Napa '11$40

Pinot Noir

La Follette/ North Coast '13$36

Pech Merle/Russian River Valley '12$38

Benton Lane/ Willamette Valley '12$45

Truckee River/ Tondre Grapefield '14$63

Fiddlehead/ Fiddlestix/ Santa Rita '11$68

Penner-Ash/ Willamette Valley '12$76

Arcadian/ Sleepy Hollow/ Santa Lucia '07$77

Twomey/ Russian River '12$84


Provenance/ Napa Valley '10$35

Miner/ Stagecoach Vineyard/ Napa '11$60

Schafer/ Napa Valley '12$86


Ottimino/ Russian River '12$38

Carol Shelton "Wild Thing"/ Mendocino$39

Charlyn/ Old Vine/ Lodi '11$46

Frank Family/ Napa Valley '12$60

Storybook Mountain/ Napa '12$65

The Prisoner/ Napa Valley '14$72

Cabernet Sauvignon & Blends

Reckless Love/ Sonoma '12$40

Leah Jorgensen "Loiregon"/Cab Franc/ OR '13$43

Justin/ Paso Robles '13$44

Rutherford Ranch/ Napa Valley '13$46

Heitz Cellars/ Napa Valley '10$76

Owen Roe/ Yakima Valley/ Washington '12$80

Groth/ Oakville/ Napa '12$90

Cain Concept/ "The Benchland"/ Napa '07$134

Silver Oak/ Napa Valley '11$152

Pride Mt. Reserve/ Napa-Sonoma '10$199

Alternative Reds

Torbreck "Woodcutter's Shiraz"/ Australia '12$39

Zaca Mesa Reserve Syrah/ Santa Ynez Valley '10$68

Trapiche Malbec/ "Broquel"/ Mendoza Argentina '13$32

Nevada City Winery Barbera/ Sierra Foothills$27


Draft Beer

Stella Artois Lager (Belgium)

Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA (Bend, OR)

Rotating Tap from the Auburn Ale House (Auburn, CA)

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