Tavern 6300’, located only steps away from the Big Springs Gondola in the Village at Northstar, offers tempting fare to fuel up midday for an afternoon on the slopes, for après-ski or for a great dinner to finish the day.

Executive Chef Daniel Carter’s reinvented menu features creations inspired by fresh ingredients featuring small plates, sandwiches and entrees from its medium plates to house specialties served during dinner only. Whenever you visit, I recommend starting with the Stuffed Sweet Peppers, a different take on the stuffed jalapenos. Created with sweet red peppers instead of spicy jalapenos, these delightful nibbles are great for the entire family stuffed with goat cheese and topped with toasted pumpkin seeds, butternut squash and a cilantro pesto.

Tavern 6330’ features both a daily chowder and daily soup, and always offers the hearty and delicious 6300’ Vegan Chili, great to fuel up before taking in more runs.

Southern influences run throughout the menu from the Fried Pickles (if you haven’t given this one a try, you won’t be disappointed), to the North Carolina Pulled Pork to the Peaches ‘n’ Bourbon Glazed Brisket.

On a recent visit, I ordered the Butternut Vegan Sandwich while my sister, Michelle Allen, opted for the pulled pork. My sandwich was monstrous with roasted squash and red bell peppers piled high with lettuce, tomato, red onion, hummus and a cucumber Tahini sauce served on focaccia complemented by the tasty housemade chips. The pulled pork did its Southern roots justice with melt-in-your-mouth pork served on a brioche bun for a nice twist with coleslaw and a traditional North Carolina barbecue sauce, which is a vinegar-based sauce opposed to the more well-known ketchup-based barbecue sauces.

Entrees range from the Ancho Braised Beef Short Ribs to the applewood smoked Spicy BBQ Pork Spare Ribs to the Coconut Curry Mussels, Guinness battered Fish & Chips, and the Catch ‘o’ Day.

Tavern 6330’ also is a great spot for enjoying après-ski from the Rock Bar on the patio complete with fire pits. Or, stop in for Speakeasy Thursdays to enjoy Old World craft cocktails accompanied by Big Band, swing and jazz.

Tavern 6330’ is located in the Village at Northstar and is open from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday to Monday. For more information, call (530) 562-3200 or visit northstarcalifornia.com. Reservations are recommended for weekends and holidays. 

Katherine Hill
After receiving a master’s degree from Old Dominion University in Virginia, Katherine decided to head west in search of new adventures. One look at Lake Tahoe and she knew this was the place for her, and shortly thereafter became the Editor at The Weekly in 2001. The call of a daily newspaper drew her away from Tahoe for four years, but the lake’s siren call was stronger and she returned in July 2007 to The Weekly as Associate Publisher & Editor.