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Mountain Dining

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B = Breakfast | L = Lunch | D = Dinner | A = Après / Nightlife | W = Winter Dining Only

Mid-Mountain  Course
Zephyr Lodge

Zephyr Lodge | Lodge Menu | Wines | Cocktails | Z BAR

This is Northstar’s iconic alpine lodge with floor-to-ceiling views of the Sierra Nevada range, featuring original and contemporary signature dishes and cuisine.  Zephyr exemplifies exceptional service in a large, luxurious family-style room.  Enjoy a beautifully prepared meal followed by a craft beer, regional wine or signature cocktail.  Located at the top of Zephyr Express lift/gondola, this gorgeous lodge is accessible to all mountain guests with a lift ticket.

Known For: Asian Fusion Bowl & Bloody Mary’s

Winter Dining Only
Every day 8:30am – 3pm
*Extended hours during holiday and special event timeframes, call restaurant for details

L, W
The Lodge at Big Springs

The Lodge at Big Springs | Updated Menu coming soon!

Located at the top of Big Springs Gondola with immediate access to upper mountain lifts, The Lodge at Big Springs is at the heart of the mountain.  Find fresh breakfast and lunch options including breakfast burritos, the grilled-to-order Epic Mountain Burger, fresh entrée salads, hot chili with cornbread, and more.  Relax and dine on three levels of indoor seating, or lounge by the fire outside with an impressive view of the mountain above.

Known For:  EPIC Mountain Burger 

Winter Dining Only
Every day 7:30am – 3pm
*Extended hours during holiday and special event timeframes, call restaurant for details

B, L, A, W
  Mountain Thai Food Truck | 

Thai Food is coming to the Sierra Nevada Mountains via food truck! Located at Mid-Mountain, next to The Lodge at Big Springs. 
Chilly Peppers Cantina

Chilly Peppers Mexican Grille Menu

Chilly Pepper’s features a beautiful outdoor atmosphere for lunch on the deck at The Lodge at Big Springs, with some of the best Mexican cuisine in North Lake Tahoe.  Enjoy traditional burritos, tacos and more, paired with fresh handmade salsas.

Known For:  Fish Tacos & Chef David’s Salsa Bar

Winter Dining Only
Every day 10am – 3pm

*Extended hours during holiday and special event timeframes, call restaurant for details

L, A, W

Summit Smokehouse | New Menu Coming Winter 2018

Located at 8,610’ above sea level with views of Lake Tahoe, Summit Smokehouse is a true mountain top restaurant with a comforting, backyard vibe.  Summit is home to house-smoked signature BBQ, sides and sauces created by our chefs, and the widest selection of craft beers on the mountain.  Relax inside on storm days, or soak up the California sun out on the deck.  This is the perfect spot to relax before taking on the challenging Backside runs or cruising back down to The Village.

Winter Dining Only
Every day 8am – 3pm
*Extended hours during holiday and special event timeframes, call restaurant for details

L, W
Mid-Mountain (Summer Only)

Downhill Grille + Bar | 530.562.3452 | Menu

The hub of The Northstar California Bike Park. The Downhill Bar + Grille features signature dishes like seared ahi fish tacos, burgers, a variety of salads and a full bar to enjoy a beverage while watching bikers race down the mountain.
L, A
Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
Cafe Blue

Café Blue | 530.562.3000

Café Blue offers a casual, family-friendly counter-service option with indoor and outdoor seating. Breakfast offerings include a variety of freshly baked breakfast pastries, egg sandwiches and specialty coffees. For lunch, Café Blue features a selection of sandwiches and salads.
B, L
Backyard Bar & BBQ at the Ritz-Carlton

Backyard Bar & BBQ | 530.562.3000

With a ski-in/ski-out location off the Big Easy at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, the Backyard Bar & BBQ offers casual, outdoor dining. Menu highlights include St. Louis-style smoked ribs, brisket and pulled pork platters cooked in an on-site smoker, wood-fired oven baked pizzas, and home-style side dishes and desserts.
L, D, A
Manzanita at the Ritz-Carlton

Manzanita | 530.562.3000

Manzanita, located in The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, features rustic, California cuisine with a mountain resort influence prepared in an open kitchen, visible from all vantage points in the restaurant.
B, L, D, A

The Living Room | 530.562.3000

Relax and enjoy the warmth and ambiance of the Living Room at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. Warm yourself near the fireplace or take in the sweeping views of the Northstar slopes while enjoying contemporary American light fare, entrees, cocktails and an extensive wine list.
L, D, A


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