Gourmet burgers, mouthwatering steaks, pastas, specialty salads and decadent desserts are on the menu daily menu at The Ridge Tahoe.

Dining is an important component to The Ridge Tahoe experience. On site there is the Hungry Bear Restaurant, the recently renamed Mountain Side Eatery and the Bear Trap Lounge.

Dining onsite at The Ridge Tahoe and offsite in Tahoe South won't disappoint.

Dining onsite at The Ridge Tahoe and offsite in Tahoe South won’t disappoint.

Cap off the day, quench your thirst and figure out itinerary options for the next day over an ice cold pint of beer or tangy cocktail at the Bear Trap Bar, The Ridge Tahoe’s Happy Hour spot open late afternoons and evenings. Daily happy hour and drink specials are a great way to relax after a day in nature’s playground. Set in a casual atmosphere with a relaxed setting, cool off with your favorite libation from 4 – 8 p.m.

If you’re hungry for some nachos or a burger as you sip your favorite beverage, you can place an order directly from the Bear Trap Bear to the Mountain Side Eatery where they will deliver the food right to you.

The Mountain Side Eatery is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner on the lighter side. The Mountain Side Eatery offers a casual and innovative menu that you can eat-in or take back to your room. Dinners vary daily and include favorites like salmon with wild rice, prime rib with garlic mashed potatoes, fried chicken with roasted vegetables, giant chicken burritos, and other tempting dishes. Pizzas, burgers, and homemade soups are available throughout the day.

The Hungry Bear offers seasonal menus with true Sierra cuisine – simple food prepared perfectly with locally-fresh ingredients to complement the resort’s peaceful and homey vibe. Open some evenings for dinner, the restaurant, led by Executive Chef Stephen Moise, serves steak, seafood, chicken, pasta and a variety of appetizers and beverage choices. For the bear cubs there’s a children’s menu, too, plus a full array of desserts, coffees, and after dinner port wines and cognacs.

While you don’t have to leave The Ridge Tahoe, we understand you might want to explore Tahoe South. Within walking distance to The Ridge Tahoe is the Fox & Hound, known for their outdoor summer dining with a menu of hearty burgers, award-winning ribs and pizzas. Further down Kingsbury Grade is Mott Canyon Tavern and Grill, a local’s pub grub, craft beers, and indoor and outdoor dining.

Off the hill there are dozens of restaurants — from casual to fine dining — with their own specialties and hot-off-the-menu items.

Among some of our favorites listed here alphabetically are:

Artemis Lakefront Café, Azul Latin Kitchen, Base Camp Pizza Co.,  Blue Angel Café, Chart House, Ciera Steak + Chophouse, Cold Water Brewery, Edgewood Tahoe, Friday’s Station Steak & Seafood Grill at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, Getaway Café, Jimmy’s at The Landing, Kalani’s, Lucky Beaver Bar & Burger, MacDuff’s Pub, Primo’s Italian Bistro, Riva Grill, The Naked Fish, The Timbers at Lakeside Inn & Casino and Toast Tahoe.

What are your favorite dining spots in Tahoe South?

Nestled on a spectacular Sierra Nevada ridge above Lake Tahoe, and overlooking the breathtaking and beautiful Carson Valley, this 11 acre hotel resort offers year-round vacation rentals with panoramic views and luxurious accommodations. Complimentary Health Club, Indoor Sports Complex, Indoor/Outdoor Swimming Pools and Jacuzzis, Restaurant, Deli, Market, Full Service Spa and more are all on-site. Complimentary shuttle service whisks guests 5 miles to Lake Tahoe and casino nightlife.

The Ridge provides a variety of great Lake Tahoe lodging options with choices perfect for family vacations or romantic getaways. Options include deluxe hotel rooms, one and two bedroom condominium suites with full kitchens.

Summer offers an exciting array of activities on property and on Lake Tahoe. Our pool, spa, tennis courts, rock climbing wall and hiking trails are all a few minutes from your front door. Just down the hill are Lake Tahoe’s beautiful beaches, boating, paddleboarding and kayaking

. In the winter our Skier Express provides ski in / ski out access to Heavenly Ski Resort’s Stagecoach Chairlift. The Ridge Ski Shop can satisfy your entire ski and snowboard needs onsite, so you can quickly hit the slopes. We also offer a variety of classes and indoor activities when the weather doesn’t cooperate or you’re not up for tackling the great outdoors.

The Ridge’s expansive property is an ideal venue for weddings, meetings and reunions. We have a variety of meeting and gathering spaces that can accommodate groups from 10 – 200.

For your wedding day we have ceremony sites with breathtaking views and the experienced staff to help make it the perfect day. For your business meetings we have all the A/V and technical resources you require to maximize your productivity. For family reunions our variety of lodging choices and countless onsite activities make it the perfect location to bring everyone together.