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Take in the View at These Waterfront Restaurants

Any dining experience is instantly made better with a waterfront view. In Reno Tahoe, you can experience waterfront dining on Lake Tahoe, along the Truckee River or at the Sparks Marina. Whether you want a fine dining experience or a quick coffee and pastry pairing, check out some of the best places to enjoy the view.

Reno and Sparks

Lighthouse Coffee Co.

Lighthouse Coffee Co. is locally brewed coffee in a waterfront setting. On their menu is a variety of espresso drinks, coffee, tea, and smoothies as well as quiche, waffles, bagels, scones and a variety of pastries. Lighthouse Coffee Co. has two locations to serve you, but their waterfront spot is located at the Sparks Marina.

Smith and River

In the Riverwalk District along the Truckee River, you will find Smith and River, a new family-owned American Bistro. Expect fresh ingredients in its innovative cuisine and friendly service in a vibrant ambiance.

Wild River Grille

The Riverwalk District is home to some fine dining options paired with magnificent views and Wild River Grille is no exception. On a warm day, enjoy your meal on their beautiful patio and catch a view of the Truckee River. Located inside the historic Riverside Hotel, their specialties include poke, freshly squeezed lemonade and locally sourced lamb chops.

The Shore Room

Located inside the Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel & Spa, The Shore Room features a Greek/Mediterranean-inspired menu in a casual fine dining setting overlooking the Truckee River. Their menu showcases local, seasonal ingredients with a cultural spin, providing guests the opportunity to explore and discover native flavors through exciting and unique interpretations. Start your evening off with one of their amazing cocktails on the patio while admiring the Truckee River below.

Smee’s Alaskan Fish Bar

If you love fresh seafood, you have to make a stop at Smee’s Alaskan Fish Bar. Located along the Riverwalk District, this restaurant gained a cult following as a food truck but has found a permanent home along the Truckee River. They serve only the freshest fish but are best known for their Fish and Chips served with Smee’s house-made tartar sauce. Grab a seat inside or enjoy the view and fresh air on their riverfront patio.

Beaujolais Bistro

Reno’s very own riverfront bistro, Beaujolais Bistro is French dining at it’s finest. The menu changes daily to showcase Chef Gilbert’s talents and take full advantage of the freshest local and seasonal products available. Their offerings celebrate traditional French cooking and bistro fare with a modern flair.

Sparks Water Bar

Enjoy dinner and a view of the Sierra Nevada mountains and the Sparks Marina at Sparks Water Bar. Their menu includes tempting appetizers, a selection of mouthwatering steak, seafood and pasta entrees, and the always-popular  Wet Woody, a refreshing blended cocktail that’s a legend in its own right.

Lake Tahoe

Lone Eagle Grille

Lone Eagle Grille, located on the private beach of the Hyatt Regency, has a menu featuring American cuisine that changes from season to season to reflect the freshest, locally sourced flavors. The vaulted ceilings, two-story stone fireplace and panoramic windows make for an indescribable ambiance. Indoor diners enjoy the view just as much as those seated outside on the terrace.


Garwoods is a premier North Lake Tahoe waterfront dining destination. Located in Carnelian Bay, their floor-to-ceiling windows, large deck and balconies provide breath-taking views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierras. Whether it’s a warm summer day or relaxing after a fun day on the slopes, enjoy their famous Wet Woody cocktail and delicious California-inspired cuisine.

Looking for more dining options? Check out the best outdoor dining in Reno.

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