The River Ranch consistently presents wonderful food using only the best ingredients! It is situated right on the Truckee River near the entrance to Alpine Meadows, so you not only have excellent food but a stunning view of the river as well.
The inside is dark, warm, and inviting but if you prefer the outdoors they have a cool deck as well.
The service is always very nice, too, which is a plus in my opinion.
You can eat anything from venison, to a fresh fish of the day, to pasta, to chicken...well, I think you get the picture.