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
Chicken Quesadilla

served with guacamole and sour cream $15

Tri Tip Burrito

tequila lime glazed tri tip, rice and black bean burrito, served with pico de gallo, avocado salsa and tortilla chips, cut in two halves $17

Smoked Salmon on Rosemary Focaccia

with Mascarpone cheese, capers, and red onions $15

Beer-Battered Onion Rings

with ranch dip $12

Smoked Baby Back Ribs

with coleslaw and BBQ sauce $16

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


Shrimp Ravioli

three house-made raviolis with Alfredo sauce


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 sauce


Salads and Soup

Red Pear, Gorgonzola & Candied Pecan Salad

with baby greens and sherry vinaigrette


Caesar Salad

chopped romaine lettuce, croutons, and Caesar dressing


Autumn 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


Grilled Angus Ribeye

gratin potatoes, roasted zucchini, gorgonzola cheese, crispy fried onion strings, port demi


Grilled Pork Chop

bone-in chop, mushroom risotto, roasted carrots, 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, shitake mushrooms, sesame ginger vinaigrette


Beef Tenderloin Filet

whipped potatoes, sautéed spinach, cabernet demi


Butternut Squash Ravioli

with roasted shitake mushrooms, candied pecans, Maderia cream sauce


Chicken and Broccoli Fettuccini

with alfredo 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 Alaskan Halibut

Chef's daily special



Susie's Brownie

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

Pineapple Sunday

Sliced pineapple soaked in a rum syrup, topped with tappioca pudding and coconut ice cream

Pumpkin Cheesecake

with whip cream and caramel sauce

Creme 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 '157

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'1334

Pride Mt. Viognier/ Sonoma '1531

Frank Family Chardonnay/ Carneros '1432

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 '1539

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

Cakebread Cellars/ Napa Valley '1550


Wente/ Riva Ranch/ Arroyo Seco '1530

Lumen/ Santa Barbara '1338

Sonoma-Cutrer/ Russian River '1444

Louis Max Chablis/St. Jean/France '1048

Ramey/ Sonoma Coast '1252

Keenan/ Spring Mountain/ Napa '1458

Frank Family/ Carneros '1460

Rombauer/ Carneros '1562

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 '1432

Cooper Mt. Pinot Gris/ Willamette Valley '1433

Elk Cove Rosé/ Willamete Valley '1534

Handley Rosé/ Anderson Valley '1648

Ominikaner-Keller Riesling/ Kabinett/ Germany '1434

Corkage fee18

*Coravin Special Selection

(subject to availability)

By The Glass

Underwood Pinot Noir/ OR '158

Morgan Pinot Noir/ Santa Lucia '1513

Frank Family Zinfandel/ Napa '1414

Blackstone Merlot/ CA '158

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 '1432

Patz&Hall Pinot Noir/Sonoma Coast '1438

Keenan Cabernet/ Spring Mt/ Napa '1240

Seghesio Zinfandel/ Sonoma '1426

Pinot Noir

Pech Merle/Russian River Valley '1338

Benton Lane/ Willamette Valley '1445

Truckee River/ Tondre Grapefield '1562

Fiddlehead/ Fiddlestix/ Santa Rita '1268

Talisman/"Gunsalus"/ Russian River '1376

Twomey/ Russian River '1484

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


Provenance/ Napa Valley '1337

Miner/ Stagecoach Vineyard/ Napa '1160

Schafer/ Napa Valley '1382


Saldo/ Oakville CA '1438

Charlyn/ Old Vine/ Lodi '1246

Frank Family/ Napa Valley '1454

Storybook Mountain/ Napa '1262

The Prisoner/ Napa Valley '1470

Illanta/ Dry Creek Valley/ Sonoma '1478

Cabernet Sauvignon & Blends

Leah Jorgensen "Loiregon"/Cab Franc/ OR '1543

Justin/ Paso Robles '1546

Optima/ Alexander Valley '1355

Rocca/ "Vespera"/ Napa '1158

Heitz Cellars/ Napa Valley '1276

Owen Roe/ Yakima Valley/ Washington '1378

Groth/ Oakville/ Napa '1289

Chappellet/ Napa Valley '1396

Cain Concept/ "The Benchland"/ Napa '10110

Silver Oak/ Napa Valley '11148

Pride Mt. Reserve/ Napa-Sonoma '12199

Alternative Reds

Tempranillo/Parador/ Napa '1258

Shriaz/Torbreck/"Woodcutter's"/ Australia '1238

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, Heineken, Newcastle Pale Ale, Blue Moon, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Deschutes Black Butte Porter, Estrella Daura Lager (Gluten Free), Crispin Cider, Guinness (can)