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 $5.50
Vodka Lemonade $5.00

Happy Hour Food

River Grill Johnny Burger $13

served with shoestring fries and caesar salad

add cheddar, gorgonzola, bacon $1 each

add avocado or guacamole $2 each

substitute sweet potato fries $2

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

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

Smoked Baby Back Ribs

with coleslaw and BBQ sauce $16

Pulled Pork Sliders

two sliders with pineapple and cabbage slaw $12

Buffalo Chicken Salad

crispy boneless buffalo chicken on romaine lettuce with ranch dressing $14

Pork Dumplings

six steamed dumplings served with ponzu sauce $12

Sweet Potato Fries

with ranch $9

Happy Hour also includes 25% off starters, salads and soup 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


Crispy Fried Calamari

with chipotle aioli and cocktail sauce


Gulf Prawn Dynamite

crispy, sweet, and spicy with cilantro and green onions


Tempura French Green Beans

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


Spicy Chicken Enchilada

with guacamole, roasted chili crema, and Feta cheese


Mini Crab Cakes

four mini crab cakes topped with chipotle aioli


Salads and Soup

Roasted Beet and 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


Arugula Salad

with warm roasted squash and red bell peppers, pomegranate seeds, goat cheese, balsamic dressing


Add chicken to any salad


Today's Soup

bowl $8, cup $5


Braised Beef Short Ribs

boneless ribs, gratin potatoes, roasted carrots, Cabernet demi


Grilled Salmon

whipped potatoes, seasonal vegetables, lemon beurre blanc


Butternut Squash Ravioli

with roasted shitake mushrooms, candied pecans, Maderia cream sauce


Beef Tenderloin Filet

whipped potatoes, sautéed spinach, cabernet demi


Rack of Lamb

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


Grilled Angus Ribeye

gratin potatoes, grilled asparagus, gorgonzola cheese, crispy fried onion strings, port wine demi


Turkey & Shitake Meatloaf

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


Grilled Pork Chop

bone-in chop, gingered sweet potatoes, steamed broccoli, bourbon bbq sauce


River Grill Johnny Burger

caesar salad & shoestring fries $16

add cheddar or gorgonzola and/or bacon $1 ea.

add avocado or guacamole $2 ea.

substitute sweet potato fries $2

Today's Fish

Chef's daily special



Susie's Brownie

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

Granny Smith Apple Bread Pudding

Served warm with whipped cream and whiskey butter sauce


two puffed pastries filled with ice cream, topped with Valrohna chocolate sauce, caramel sauce and candied macadamia nuts

Crème Brulee

with strawberry

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/187ml(split)8

Moet&Chandon Champagne/Brut/France/187mL18

DaLuca Pinot Grigio/ Sicily '147

Matua Sauvignon Blac/ Marlborough/NZ '158

Bogle Chardonnay/ California '167

Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay/ Russian River '1512

Keenan Chardonnay/ Napa Valley '1416

Ominikaner-Keller Riesling/ Kabinett/ Germany '149

Elk Cove Rosé/ Willamette Valley '169

Half Bottles 375mL

Billecarte Salmon/Brut/Champagne/France 48

Brocard Chablis/ Premier Cru/ France'1434

Pride Mt. Viognier/ Sonoma '1531

Frank Family Chardonnay/ Carneros '1532

Sparkling Wines & Champagne

Adami Garbel/ Proseco/Brut/Italy38

Perrier-Jouet/ Grand Brut/France69

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin/ France86

Billecarte Salmon/Brut Rosé/France118

Sauvignon Blac

Teira/ Dry Creek Valley '1530

Nautilus/ Malborough/ New Zealand '1634

Frogs Leap/ Napa Valley '1642

Sancerre la Crele/ D. Thomas & Fils/ France '1544

Cakebread Cellars/ Napa Valley '1650


Wente/ Riva Ranch/ Arroyo Seco '1532

Lumen/ Santa Barbara '1438

Sonoma-Cutrer/ Russian River '1444

Louis Max Chablis/St. Jean/France '1448

Ramey/ Russian River '1452

Keenan/ Spring Mountain/ Napa '1558

Frank Family/ Carneros '1560

Rombauer/ Carneros '1662

DuMol/ Russian River Valley '1382

Roche De Bellene/Chassange Montrachet/

Vielles, A.C./Beane, France '14112

Alternative Whites

Pighin Pinot Grigio/ Grave del Friuli/ Italy '1632

Cooper Mt. Pinot Gris/ Willamette Valley '1433

Elk Cove Rosé/ Willamete Valley '1634

Ominikaner-Keller Riesling/ Kabinett/ Germany '1434

Corkage fee18

*Coravin Special Selection

(subject to availability)

By The Glass

Underwood Pinot Noir/ OR '168

Morgan Pinot Noir/ Santa Lucia '1513

Frank Family Zinfandel/ Napa '1414

Blackstone Merlot/ CA '168

Fitch Mt. Cabernet/ Alexander Valley '149

Rutherford Ranch Cabernet/ Napa '1412

*Owen Roe Cabernet/Yakima WA '1324

Rosenblum Syrah/ CA '118

Terrazas/"Altos del Plata"/Malbec Arg. '157

Half Bottles 375mL

Chehalem Pinot Noir/ Willamette Valley '1532

Patz&Hall Pinot Noir/Sonoma Coast '1438

Keenan Cabernet/ Spring Mt/ Napa '1340

Seghesio Zinfandel/ Sonoma '1526

Pinot Noir

Pech Merle/Russian River Valley '1338

Benton Lane/ Willamette Valley '1445

Truckee River/ Tondre Grapefield '1562

Fiddlehead/ Fiddlestix/ Santa Rita '1368

Talisman/"Gunsalus"/ Russian River '1376

Twomey/ Russian River '1584

Radio-Coteau/"La Neblina"/ Sonoma Coast '1390


Provenance/ Napa Valley '1337

Miner/ Stagecoach Vineyard/ Napa '1260

Schafer/ Napa Valley '1382


Saldo/ Oakville CA '1538

Charlyn/ Old Vine/ Lodi '1246

Frank Family/ Napa Valley '1454

Storybook Mountain/ Napa '1262

Illanta/ Dry Creek Valley/ Sonoma '1468

The Prisoner/ Napa Valley '1570

Cabernet Sauvignon & Blends

Justin/ Paso Robles '1546

Wm. Harrison/ Cab Franc/ Rutherford '1250

Optima/ Alexander Valley '1355

Rocca/ "Vespera"/ Napa '1158

Heitz Cellars/ Napa Valley '1276

Owen Roe/ Yakima Valley/ Washington '1378

Groth/ Oakville/ Napa '1389

Chappellet/ Napa Valley '1496

Cain Concept/ "The Benchland"/ Napa '10110

Silver Oak/ Alexander Valley '13135

Pride Mt. Reserve/ Napa-Sonoma '12180

Alternative Reds

Tempranillo/Parador/ Napa '1258

Shriaz/Torbreck/"Woodcutter's"/ Australia '1234

Syrah/Ex Umbris/ Columbia Valley/WA '1344

Malbec/Terrazas/"Altos del Plata"/ Mendoza Argentina '1429


Draft Beer

Stella Artois Lager (Belgium)

Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA (Bend, OR)

Rotating Tap from Loomis Basin Brewing Company (Loomis, CA)

Rotating Tap from the Brewing Lair (Blairsden, CA)

Bottled Beer

Bud, Bud Light, Coors Light, St. Pauli Girl N/A, Corona, Firestone Walker 805, Heineken, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Ballast Point Sculpin, Crispin Cider, Guinness