we are staying in north lake tahoe (incline) and focusing on that area. any opinions on the big water gril, garwoods? would like some fine dining and good but not quite so expensive as well....local jems? this is our first trip to the area so i am getting all the recommendations i can. greta lunch & dinner suggestions appreciated. thanks all!
Big Water Grille is great for high end, with nice views of the lake. Le Bistro has excellent French food at a very fair price. Bite is less expensive and serves American tapas. Caliente in Kings Beach has great upscale Mexican but is pricey. Old Range is your best bet for steak. Spindleshanks, in Tahoe Vista has good, American food.
T's Rotisserie is good for lunch, as is Sunshine Cafe and Bakery. The new deli in the Hyatt is also serving good sandwiches. Make sure to go to the Lone Eagle Grille for a drink at the Hyatt. It's on the beach with beautiful views. Stick to the bar. Dinner is very expensive.
I'd have a drink on the deck at Gar Woods but not eat there. I've not been impressed with it. They're famous for their Wet Woody, a rum/fruit juice drink. I don't like that type of drink but they sell a ton of them --- and they're half price on Weds. I know that because we decided to go for a cocktail at the last minute not realizing the 1/2 price thing. It was mobbed and really, really loud.