Gar Woods Grill & Pier

★★★☆☆
  • 5000 N Lake Blvd

    Carnelian Bay, CA 96140

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  • 530-546-3366

About Gar Woods Grill & Pier

Hours
Sat: 11:30am-1am, Sun: 11:30am-11:30pm, Mon-Thu: 12pm-11:30pm, Fri: 12pm-1am

Food

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The view of the lake is great. It's the perfect place to come enjoy a drink and the nice weather with friends. The food is mediocre, but that's not really why people come here.

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The view of the lake is great. It's the perfect place to come enjoy a drink and the nice weather with friends. The food is mediocre, but that's not really why people come here.

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This is a place to go for the atmosphere, not the food, unless you get something basic like a hamburger. The entrees are mediocre and expensive for what you get. The outdoor deck has a great view of Lake Tahoe. This place is always busy.

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★★★☆☆

This is a place to go for the atmosphere, not the food, unless you get something basic like a hamburger. The entrees are mediocre and expensive for what you get. The outdoor deck has a great view of Lake Tahoe. This place is always busy.

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We went with my family here and my aunt and uncle. Everyone in our party was more than pleased with the wine, champagne and food! Three of us ordered Lobster which was the best I have had since my visit to Costa Rica, my husband agrees with me also on this one.

The only complaint I would have for them, that I am not counting against my rating, was the waiter, he asked my husband 'if he could really afford the lobster?" NOW what kind of question is that? I thought this was soo inappropriate from a professional restaurant with a supposed good reputation. It really made us feel inferior and I thought it was very rude, being that we could afford the lobsters, and the champagne and the wine and all the other items in which we spent money on! I hope they read this and tell their waiters to be more polite and not ruin their great reputation for good food!!

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★★★★☆

We went with my family here and my aunt and uncle. Everyone in our party was more than pleased with the wine, champagne and food! Three of us ordered Lobster which was the best I have had since my visit to Costa Rica, my husband agrees with me also on this one.

The only complaint I would have for them, that I am not counting against my rating, was the waiter, he asked my husband 'if he could really afford the lobster?" NOW what kind of question is that? I thought this was soo inappropriate from a professional restaurant with a supposed good reputation. It really made us feel inferior and I thought it was very rude, being that we could afford the lobsters, and the champagne and the wine and all the other items in which we spent money on! I hope they read this and tell their waiters to be more polite and not ruin their great reputation for good food!!

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One of my fiance's favorite restaurants in the Tahoe area. We came here one night on our way out of town and the view of the lake at dusk was amazing. The food is pretty good, but kind of expensive. I only gave it four stars because I don't eat seafood so I really didn't have much to choose from.

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One of my fiance's favorite restaurants in the Tahoe area. We came here one night on our way out of town and the view of the lake at dusk was amazing. The food is pretty good, but kind of expensive. I only gave it four stars because I don't eat seafood so I really didn't have much to choose from.

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Dined at Garwood after a local recommended the restaraunt to my wife and I. The restraunt is right on Lake Tahoe and the view is absolutely incredible. The service was excellent and we were seated promptly. I had the Lobster Bisque, which was average as far as flavor goes, and the Mahi Mahi Tacos, again average and lacking any true flavor other than the 'grilled' flavor. I won't comment on my wife's meal as she had soup and a grilled cheese sandwhich. The meal: two sodas, two soups, tacos and a grilled cheese put us back just over $50, rather expensive for what you get. I guess their is a built in supplemental charge for the lakefront rent and a surcharge for the spectacular view. Overall, only average. If this restaurant didn't have this location, I wouldn't recommend it at all...

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★★☆☆☆

Dined at Garwood after a local recommended the restaraunt to my wife and I. The restraunt is right on Lake Tahoe and the view is absolutely incredible. The service was excellent and we were seated promptly. I had the Lobster Bisque, which was average as far as flavor goes, and the Mahi Mahi Tacos, again average and lacking any true flavor other than the 'grilled' flavor. I won't comment on my wife's meal as she had soup and a grilled cheese sandwhich. The meal: two sodas, two soups, tacos and a grilled cheese put us back just over $50, rather expensive for what you get. I guess their is a built in supplemental charge for the lakefront rent and a surcharge for the spectacular view. Overall, only average. If this restaurant didn't have this location, I wouldn't recommend it at all...

Pros: Spectacular Lake Tahoe views

Cons: Food only average, expensive for average food

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Visiting my family nearby for lunch. This Restaurant as great potential... location for one! We were walking to our table... I notice our neighboring tables' entree salad... I thought that is crazy! 1/2 case of Mesclun Greens with 3 thin slices of beef tenderloin? Our waiter was pretty good for being so young. "THE FOOD NEEDS ATTENTION"! My burger was over cooked and torn-up from using tongs to turn it on the grill, missing cheese and it was paste together with 1/2 cup of mayo, old lettuce & tomatoes. My Wife ordered the Filet Migon, look very good... but the waiter said she would be able have mashed potatoes or a baked. Never happened! She ended up with a side of Red Bean-Gorbonzo Bean-Pimiento Salad that shouldn't be serve in any restaurant! My Mother order the Clams, She lives in Reno... I guess that is why she didn't complain... her expectations are not high, one she doesn't eat-out much. I'll ask her question for her... Why so many capers? It was nice in Lake Tahoe, but I'm not sure where we'll eat next time?

2
★★★★☆

Visiting my family nearby for lunch. This Restaurant as great potential... location for one! We were walking to our table... I notice our neighboring tables' entree salad... I thought that is crazy! 1/2 case of Mesclun Greens with 3 thin slices of beef tenderloin? Our waiter was pretty good for being so young. "THE FOOD NEEDS ATTENTION"! My burger was over cooked and torn-up from using tongs to turn it on the grill, missing cheese and it was paste together with 1/2 cup of mayo, old lettuce & tomatoes. My Wife ordered the Filet Migon, look very good... but the waiter said she would be able have mashed potatoes or a baked. Never happened! She ended up with a side of Red Bean-Gorbonzo Bean-Pimiento Salad that shouldn't be serve in any restaurant! My Mother order the Clams, She lives in Reno... I guess that is why she didn't complain... her expectations are not high, one she doesn't eat-out much. I'll ask her question for her... Why so many capers? It was nice in Lake Tahoe, but I'm not sure where we'll eat next time?

Pros: Location... View!

Cons: Food Quality (Attention to detail)

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The restaurant takes its name from Garfield Wood, who designed many of the gleaming mahogany pleasure craft that once carried Tahoe gentry as they swanned about the lake. Wooden boats still dock at Gar Woods' pier in summer, heightening…

 

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