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The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is home to a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurant, Manzanita. The 94-seat eatery focuses on California cuisine. Emulating a classic mountain feel — a large stone fireplace and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows framed in wood — the restaurant serves as both a destination for romantic dinner dates or an afternoon family lunch. You’ll find menu items such as risotto with wild mushrooms and summer truffle, grilled salmon, tuna niçoise and avocado soup.
The new alfresco restaurant, Backyard Bar & BBQ, is a "blues, brews and barbecue" concept. You'll find traditional barbecue offerrings (think ribs, brisket and pulled pork) alongside pizza and off-the-grill foods (burger, hot dog, sausage). In the summer, families can head to the eatery for cookouts on Friday evenings. In the winter, Backyard Bar & BBQ will become a ski-in/ski-out après hot spot.
The Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel’s other eatery, The Living Room, is decked out with a cozy fire pit and views of the Martis Valley. While mostly for cocktails and light bites, order up food like lobster and chorizo fondue, pulled pork sliders, white cheddar ale soup and bangers and mash. On the even more casual side, Café Blue is a counter-service spot in the hotel that serves fresh-pressed juices, delightful paninis and pastries, and Blue Bottle Coffee.