The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe’s Backyard Bar & BBQ to offer on-mountain, outdoor dining |

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe’s Backyard Bar & BBQ to offer on-mountain, outdoor dining

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Construction of a new al fresco dining establishment, slated to open early this winter, recently began at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe.

Located on the resort’s back patio, The Backyard Bar & BBQ will offer guests a year-round casual dining experience with winter ski-in/ski-out access and poolside convenience during the summer on the slopes of Northstar California.

“The Backyard Bar & BBQ will offer resort guests the opportunity to enjoy lunch and après ski dining and drinks mere steps from the slopes,” said Joseph Mattioli, general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. “Along with other recent upgrades, including the expansion of the patio and additional outdoor seating, our guests will find The Backyard to be much more animated, and a welcoming place to relax and enjoy the mountain setting.”

The restaurant will feature a “blues, brews and BBQ” concept, with the menu offering traditional barbecue favorites, including St. Louis smoked ribs, brisket and pulled pork platters cooked with an on-site smoker, a selection of house made barbecue sauces, wood-fired oven baked pizzas, traditional burgers and bratwurst along with home-style side dishes and desserts.

A seasonal beverage program with saloon-inspired cocktails and local craft beer selections will also be offered. During the winter, the restaurant will offer après ski food and beverage specials, with casual outdoor cookouts during the summer months — perfect for Lake Tahoe family vacationers.

Designed by Lake Tahoe-based Ward-Young Architecture & Planning, The Backyard Bar & BBQ will offer walk-up counter food service and a full bar.

The building’s design will complement the architecture of the hotel and is scheduled to open mid-December 2013.

For information about The Ritz-Carlton contact your travel professional, visit or call reservations toll-free at 800-241-3333.


The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is the first Forbes Four-Star and AAA Five Diamond resort in the Lake Tahoe area. The 170-room resort, nestled mid-mountain at Northstar California is a contemporary mountain retreat featuring slope-side ski-in, ski-out access in winter and mountain concierge services for golfing, mountain biking and hiking in the summer. Manzanita, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe’s signature restaurant, features seasonally-inspired California cuisine with a regional mountain resort influence. The Highlands Spa is a 17,000 square foot spa and fitness center with treatments and therapies themed around water and the woods. Guests will also enjoy preferred tee times and access to Old Greenwood and Gray’s Crossing Golf Courses in the nearby historic town of Truckee. An inter-mountain gondola connects guests between the nearby Village at Northstar and The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe resort, a 10-minute drive from the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. The year-round destination resort includes 170 guest rooms and 23 private Ritz-Carlton Residences.


The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 80 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award which recognizes outstanding customer service. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR).

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