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Taste Restaurant - Plymouth
Taste Restaurant - Plymouth

Taste Restaurant - Plymouth Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.restauranttaste.com
  • Email: info@restauranttaste.com
  • Phone: (209) 245-3463
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Served: Monday, Thursday & Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm and Sunday 4:30pm to 9:00pm. Lunch is available on Saturday and Sunday 11:30 to 2pm

    Lunch Served: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30-2PM

    CLOSED Thanksgiving Day,Christmas Day OPEN for New Years Eve Dinner
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Mark Berkner/James Ablett
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Taste can occasionally provide catering services outside of our restaurant. Special Events: Every Monday Taste offers a three-course Prix Fixe menu priced under $30 per person in addition to our regular dinner menu. The second Thursday of each month is corkage free night.
  • Private Party Facilities: Taste is perfect for parties under 30 people. Each of our 2 dining rooms can accommodate just about 30 people. We regularly host Pharmaceutical dinners, private cooking classes for your gourmet group and wine society dinners. We gladly welcome private parties on Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Private Party Contact: Jeremy (209) 245-3463
  • Entertainment: Taste is a great place to enjoy an evening with friends and family. Our wine bar offers the full menu and a bar menu with great values without reservations. If you don't know when you'll be arriving we always have a space for you at the wine bar. The wine bar is great for a dessert date too! The main dining room adjacent to the wine bar looks out on the rolling green lawn and gazebo of the town park. Our secluded dining room known as the Tasting Room offers beautifully restored craftsman style wood paneling and built-in buffet. The Tasting room is perfect for those wanting to enjoy a quiet cozy dining experience.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Taste features a “Monday Supper”, a three-course prix fixe menu for $30 or less. The menu changes every week. The menu is posted at the Taste website on Sunday afternoon. The second Thursday of every month is Corkage Free Night

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mineral
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is available on Main street. The green zone 20 minute parking does not apply. Please use caution when exiting your car curbside as the sidewalks are higher than most cities. There is also a parking lot across the street from the restaurant at the park.
A word from Taste Restaurant - Plymouth
Taste, Amador County's highly acclaimed restaurant is located on Main St. in Plymouth. Taste features a seasonal menu, expansive beer selection and Wine Spectator Award winning wine list that represents the foothills and regions from around the globe. The dinner menu features our popular Mushroom Cigars, three types of mushrooms, goat cheese and herbs rolled in a buttery phyllo dough and baked until golden. Our melt in your mouth steaks and fresh seafood are accompanied by local produce. The house made desserts are seasonally driven and offer creative twists on classics. "The three blocks that put the "down" in downtown Plymouth are an improbable location for a restaurant with a loud foodie drumbeat. Taste is small and comforting, its food a cure for the blahs." Sacramento Magazine. “With its urbane atmosphere and first-rate service, …provides a polished food-and-wine experience that would be right at home in a big city.” Wine Spectator Zagat Rated Top Restaurants in America 2012Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Delightful lunch in downtown Plymouth. The Taste Sandwich is always a favorite, but the special last week was a New York Steak with the Tempura Asparagus and that was amazing...both were heavenly. I'm so glad that they serve lunch on the weekends now. It is a real treat to have at least one finer dining restaurant around the wine country here to treat ourselves to a nice weekend lunch out."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "There are few choices for Foodies the go for wine tasting in Amador or El Dorado Counties. That's unfortunate since food and wine should be enjoyed together. But this is one place worth your consideration. It's a bit on the noisy side but the food is very good, just a bit short of the best restaurants in the Bay Area. For example, the Filet Mignon was quite tender and cooked medium rare, as requested, but was not very juicy. The duck, on the other hand, was excellent. The Neapolitan was something whose name had little to do with the portion of Italy it describes. The chocolate was tasty but extremely dense so that the pistachio ice cream, which could have been a good foil didn't quite go. The appetizers were generally quite good."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The Taste restaurant is a quiet, small venue with and attractive bar, extensive wine list and proper portioned sized menu. The food was well prepared and presented in an excellent manner. The staff was very courteous however it did appear as though we were forgotten about (no bread, late tea refill). Otherwise very good experience and I would not hesitate to eat there again."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We only come to the area once a year, and always look forward to our dinner at Taste! This year we decided to order all small plates, so that we could experience more of what they have to offer. Everything we had was just delicious! The asparagus soup was so flavorful and the mushroom cigars are not to be missed! l Make room for dessert! Chocolate chocolate chocolate was amazing! We had wonderful service! Our waiter was so helpful--the whole staff was! They go out of their way to enhance your experience. I really can't say enough about this restaurant!! If you happen to be in Amador Co., don't miss an opportunity to dine at this first class restaurant!!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Taste never disappoints. Each course is an experience in presentation, texture and TASTE!"
    Dined on 7/20/2013
  • "This was my second time dining at Taste. I continue to be impressed at the innovation in the menu, and the exceptional attention to detail in every aspect of the meal. Service was impeccable, and the setting was comfortable; elegant without being stuffy. Two dishes deserve special note: 1. The restaurant had run out of halibut, but they modified their halibut entrée to a dish using trout from Passmore Ranch. They didn't just plop down the trout in place of the halibut, they re-imagined the dish to make it work, and it worked MAGNIFICENTLY. The crisp skin on the trout was sublime, and the fava greens were an excellent foil. The smoked sweet potatoes provided yet more complexity, and were delicious. 2. The "Matilda" dessert is astonishing."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Our wait staff, Michael, was excellent. The food was fresh and inventive. Overall excellent!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "When planning a visit to the area, the first thing we do is make a reservation at Taste. We enjoy the diverse menu, the quality and freshness of all ingredients, the range of novel flavors, textures, and combinations. The servers are very attentive and accommodating. It's a bit pricey, but the portions are generous."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This is our second time to Taste and as before, excellent. You will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Loved everything about our dining experience! Waitress was so knowledgable, food was excellent & dessert was even better!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Had heard high regard comments prior to visiting this restaurant for the first time but must say that our experience exceeded even our high expectations and hopes. Food was beautifully presented and the "tastes" we enjoyed were delightful. Enough unique items were also available to encourage our party of four to share tastes with each other. Wonder if this restaurant even needs daily special in that everything on menu seemed special."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "A long drive (1 hr 15 minutes each way) for us to get there but well worth the trip. For starters I had the mushroom cigars (a little salty to my taste) while my wife had a superb soup and both had excellent presentations. I had the beef filet and my wife had the lamb for our main courses and both were cooked to perfection, tender and very flavorful. For dessert my wife had vanilla sorbet while I had their no guilt desert and again they exceeded our expectations Despite the long drive we are looking forward to returning. Heath from Rocklin, CA"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "What a way to celebrate the big 6-5! The food and wine were fabulous (local Noceto Zinfandel was to die for!). Our waiter knew the menu and the wines and did a wonderful job in recommending the dishes we chose, although they were all delicious. He heard I was celebrating my big birthday, and so for dessert, happy birthday was written on the plate in chocolate. Truly a memorable experience. I definitely plan on coming again!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We, and another couple spent 3 days taking in the local wineries. We stayed in Plymouth at a VRBO and Taste was highly recommended by our host. We were pleased with the recommendation. The food presentations were beautiful, the food cooked appropriately and the food combinations were often unique, but worked well. Totally unexpected in such a small town. The waiter/sommalier was knowledgeable, helpful and the kitchen very accommodating. One of us didn't feel she could eat entire rack of lamb, so they kindly halved the order. It was perfect! We would definitely go again. The menu changes frequently to allow them to include local, seasonal foods."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I took my husband here for his 60th birthday and what a wonderful time we had. The staff are very friendly. The service is impeccable. The food was beyond fabulous. We enjoyed ourselves very much and for an added treat they gave my husband a birthday card. So much nicer than a dessert with a candle and singing by the staff. It is a very classy restaurant."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This is our third time to taste. The first was wine and apps at the bar and was enough to make us want to return. The second, we went with friends who dine their frequently and it was amazing. This last time, my husband and I were hosting our daughter and her boyfriends first wine tasting and thought ending the day at Taste would be perfect. The food was very good as usual and we were seated right away. My big complaint was that I felt we were being very rushed and that perhaps they were over booked that night? The evening just felt short of my usually wonderful experience. So for me the overall experience was just okay. My husband loved his filet mignon and our children loved their mushroom cigars and burratta app and their pasta entree's."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Took my Father for his 89th birthday. Taste is more than just a great place to eat, it is a dining experience. Tentative wait staff, interesting menu, great food. Thanks Taste for making my Dad's birthday lunch a memorable experience."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "From the Mushroom Cigars to the Tortellini,and everything in between it was Heaven!!! Gnocchi that melts in your mouth. We had I think 5 different dishes between the 3 of us and they were happy to split them for us so we could share. It was a wonderful experience , can't wait to go back!!!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had been told Taste Restaurant was wonderful and it did not disappoint. The service was top notch. The staff were welcoming, kind, and extremely knowledgeable. The food was absolutely amazing! Everything was fresh and practically melted in your mouth. The flavor combinations of each dish were unique and made you savor each bite. We had appetizer, entree, and dessert and each course was incredible. We cannot recommend Taste enough and look forward to our next visit."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "As usual, the food was outstanding and the service was great."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I have taken friends here twice ... once before wine tasting, and once after wine tasting at Legendre Cellars! Different dates! We had aperitif wine before and beers after, Taste has a wonderful wine and beer list. We were running late for our reservation, we called, and the staff was able to accommodate us graciously. The guests had a variety of dishes from pork, to trout to vegetarian - all delicious. The dining experience was most enjoyable."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "In the past, when we came to the Gold Country, we would have dinner at Taste - and every time it was delicious. This visit we were very disappointed. My wife ordered the filet mignon - and it was so salty she could only eat a few mouthfuls. I ordered the duck (which I had ordered before) and was also disappointed. It was a small portion of duck with a lot of oriental vegetables (sort of like cow mein) - not expected and not very good. As for the wine, we ordered one of their pinot noirs and was surprised that it was very thin - again disappointing for a $60 bottle of wine."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "We enjoyed our first night's dinner so much we cancelled other reservations and returned to Tastes the next night as well. The restaurant itself is lovely and on the quiet main street of Plymouth. The menu is creative, leverages local farm produce and does a lovely job of showcasing local wines. The lobster appetizer was amazing, and the local meat selections are beautifully prepared. The service was friendly and responsive, and the manager stopped by both nights to check on us. Great find in a small town!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We enjoyed our first night's dinner so much we cancelled other reservations and returned to Tastes the next night as well. The restaurant itself is lovely and on the quiet main street of Plymouth. The menu is creative, leverages local farm produce and does a lovely job of showcasing local wines. The lobster appetizer was amazing, and the local meat selections are beautifully prepared. The service was friendly and responsive, and the manager stopped by both nights to check on us. Great find in a small town!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "What a wonderful way to spend a milestone birthday! Service perfectly attentive and food outstanding. The four of us shared two sardine appetizers- a wonderful change of pace and one we agreed we would order again! Seamed up our minds that one doesn't need a special occasion to visit this jewel, so we will be back soon!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "This is my third time to this restaurant and they do not disappoint. Great food, great service!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Taste was recommended by a business associate. Drove down on a beautiful, early spring day to celebrate my birthday with friends. The food and service were wonderful. Fantastic!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We loved this restaurant however our last two visits in January and March have been a disappointment. The food was not hot and the service was not up to their usual level."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "The creative combination of fresh ingredients makes Taste a consistent winner! The Staff is knowledgeable and unobtrusively attentive. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Food is unbelievably delicious and creative! Wish this restaurant was closer to Folsom or in Folsom. I would be going at least 1x a week!!!!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This is a destination restaurant. The food is worth the trip out to Plymouth. Exceptional preparation and.presentation. something for all.food tastes. You can ask for a vegetarian menu. The chefs are.creative. Take someone here for a special occasion. They will feel special. Save room for dessert or just eat it anyway. Great wine selection. You can have them do the pairing. Enjoy. While you are out in Plymouth, stay overnight in the area and do some wine tasting at nearby family owned wineries."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Every time we go there is something new with every bite FULL of incredible flavor! Must have the mushroom cigars... They are the epitome of taste! I can't believe there are so many awesome flavors in such a small bite. Going to Taste is an evening of entertainment for your tongue."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Taste chefs know how to combine flavors to amaze. Everything on the menu is outstanding and the staff is very knowledgable. Friendly, efficient and gracious."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Taste is a wonderful dining experience for all the right reasons. The menu is not overdone and our meal was delicious. The service was perfect. Try the grilled sardines, they were the best we have ever had. The staff makes it very clear they love the restaurant and the owners, so the vibe feels good the moment you walk in. Happy place to dine."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Taste lived up to all the great reviews we read, The mushroom cigars and cheese plate was outstanding! The baby walnuts in the cheese plate were so good we bought a jar if them. Never tasted anything like them - simply amazing. My lamb was perfect and my husband loved his steak. Lastly the apple dessert was a perfect end to a perfect meal!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We finally got to taste. Get there. Outstanding. Perfect. No wonder it won a James Beard award."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Great food, great service, great restaurant ! It is worth the drive!!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Perfect evening from beginning to end. Best lamb chops ever, don't miss them . Outstanding, attentive ( but not too much) service. Overall wonderful experience. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We chose to celebrate our anniversary at Taste as we had heard great things about this restaurant. Everyone I had talked to and the reviews I had read, said this was a great place! From the moment we walked in, we were pleasantly greeted by the staff and wished a happy anniversary. The entire staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Joy, our server, made our evening very special. We are so glad that we were told about Taste. We will most definitely be back and tell others about our great experience!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "First class, in every way. Truly a gem in Amador wine country."
    Dined on 3/8/2014