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Moody's Bistro Bar & Beats
Moody's Bistro Bar & Beats

Moody's Bistro Bar & Beats Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.moodysbistro.com
  • Email: jj@moodysbistro.com
  • Phone: (530) 587-8688
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 5:30pm; Dinner Daily: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Guy Frenette
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Music: Friday - Saturday

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Donner Pass Rd.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Moody's Bistro Bar & Beats
Moody's Bistro Bar & Beats is the place in Truckee for great food and atmosphere. With soulful music and delectable regional mountain cuisine, Moody’s gives visitors an experience reminiscent of the casual supper clubs of the 50's with a trans-generational style. The cuisine is fresh, seasonal and simple. Moody's is all about accommodation, offering different dinning experiences that fits multiple purses and wallets budgets with service that is superior and friendly. Join us for a quick bite or an extended multi-course dinner, our menu hosts many options. Our bar and lounge features live music Thursday through Saturday, two 50" televisions and a large projection screen all synchronized together. The dinning room is warm and inviting that is great for a family outing, business dinner or a romantic evening. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "I stayed at the Truckee Hotel for the week-end, so this restaurant was VERY convenient. The food was amazing, and the staff was super friendly. The truffled deviled eggs are to die for. They have different rooms you can eat in depending on what type of ambiance you are looking for. You can be in the front room with the band or in the Parlor room with the fire place- a little quieter spot to dine. I would recommend this spot to a friend."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This place is very good. Comparable to Bar of America's across the street. Slightly better quality but fewer selections."
    Dined on 8/11/2013
  • "Very good spot in Truckee Fresh fish, fun atmosphere and very good service Our server had the kitchen make a non gluten poke which was excellent. Great place to stop if going to Tahoe."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The kitchen and wait staff were very attentive to our gluten-free needs. And the food was delicious. Try the house specialty tomato soup with large dough covering, and the new asparagus, burrata cheese, and egg salad. My daughter loved the hamburgers and mashed potatoes."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The Truckee food scene has come of age! Great chefs = great food. Two hungry skiers enjoyed the imaginative menu all executed to perfection. From the truffled deviled eggs to the hearty smoked pork chop, lamb shank and persimmon cake for dessert. The the lamb braising reduction was exquisite. Parsnip puree-WOW! Thanks for the recipe! cipollini, swiss chard, Brussels sprouts, spaetzle all yum! Must be busy since some wine picks were sold out. Gin Martini was shaken to perfection. Will be back during next ski trip so restock your pinot!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "As Moody's has garnered a good local reputation in town I decided to try their mid afternoon lunch on Valentines day of this year. I ordered a hamburger medium rare and was disappointed. It was dry and overcooked and not as good as others available in town e.g. at the Blue Coyote."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Have been frequenting for ten years, and will return, but... 2 complaints this time: Host was horrible...asked our name, did something on his list, then marched us to a tiny bar table right next to the music, threw our menus down and walked away. Did not greet us nor ask if the bar was ok, or if we had a preference. We had reservations, place was not sold out. We ordered appetizers & oysters.... all brought out at same time (no biggie) BUT our table was mini... think candle, S&P, bread, 2 bread plates, waters....Twice we suggested a larger table and twice we were ignored. Waitress actually chuckled and walked away. Calamari was awful; soft inside and out. Poke & paté always great. Miss the cheese plates and classic desserts."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "And we have never been disappointed. Food and service were great. This is where we had Valentines Day dinner."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I was not expecting fine dining or luxury setting, I believe that it was great for what we were looking for. Simple food but great taste. I ask for chicken and mashed potatos."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "As above - food slightly better than average. Waiter was really arrogant (tall, glasses - yes, you know who you are) - after taking the order he never came back to the table to check on us. I really wanted another glass of wine but was never able to order it or attract his attention. The restaurant was NOT busy this night (Superbowl play offs were on at the time) so no excuses there. Rest of the staff seemed very warm and friendly. I guess we were just unlucky to get this guy."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Recently had a great business lunch at Moody's. The food was terrific and atmosphere was perfect."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Had dinner here the steak was ok but no bread no side with the overpriced and minimal portion For an expensive resturant please some bread and side with your $30+ entree just a plate of steak seriously"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "We arrived 90 minutes early for our reservation and they were able to seat us after about 15-20 minutes even though it was a very busy night. Food and service is always very good at Moody's. Be sure to try one of their homemade soups. Smoked pork chop was perfectly cooked and seasoned. One vegetarian in our group had excellent choices. Chocolate fondue for dessert was great. Only reason I gave four stars for service is that the waiter's assistant/busboy seemed pretty green (interrupted us, reached over us but, fortunately, not too often). The waiters and waitresses themselves are professional, very helpful and knowledgable. Moody's has been on our top list of places in the north Tahoe region for several years and remains so."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "The food is always amazing - creative, beautifully presented, delicious! we love the bar seating the fires outside are a lovely place to sit and enjoy the town."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "We really enjoyed the table, the ambiance and Craig was fantatic. For the price, I was a bit disappointed in the taste of the food as the vegetables didn't jump out. I am used to Farmer's Market veggies with plenty of taste. I liked the idea of half glasses of wine- very astute and loved the French Fries. My friend liked the chard and felt the same way about the vegetables."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "Great spot for lunch, nice outdoor area. We had an amazing pizza with prosciutto, goat cheese, arugula with a balsamic glaze!!"
    Dined on 8/14/2013
  • "Excellent food, a good band but it did make it a little to noisy"
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "My wife and I enjoyed a great meal with excellent service. The brunch special (omelet with sausage/bacon side) and shared a desert. We had a wonderful lunch here Thursday while shopping in Truckee. both meals were outstanding."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "The food and ambiance would have made for a perfect evening but the service at our table in the bar was beyond bad. Our appetizer, ordered when we sat down, was forgotten. Our wine orders never refilled, even while we were eating! We waited over 20 minutes for our meals after the first course. Then had to wait over 15 minutes after eating for a waiter to appear! I could go on but you get the idea. I'm hoping it was a BAD night for one waiter. Don't you hate leaving a nice dinner in a bad mood because of poor service?! argh!"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "I have been going to Moody's for over 10 years and it just gets better and better! JJ and his entire staff are fun, friendly, energetic and professional! We own a VRBO rental within walking distance of the restaurant and ALWAYS recommend Moody's to our clientele for the best experience in Truckee! A true gem in historic downtown Truckee!"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "I am a foodie, and very picky. It was one of the best restaurants I have been to in a long time. The service was stellar, the food was spectacular. My husband had the hanger steak with truffle fries and the tomato soup. I had the bison short ribs and the special salad. everything was cooked to perfect. A great Dining Experience"
    Dined on 10/12/2013