Bar of America

4.5
462 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
This comfortable Bar and Restaurant in Historic Downtown Truckee welcomes diners with its warm interior and friendly efficient service. The All American menu has a wide range of classic and modern favorites, from sandwiches to steaks and seafood all distinctively paired with an award winning wine list satisfying a broad taste palate at reasonable prices.
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kevcizzle
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sawyer was a terrific server & bartender. Excellent handling of COVID protocols.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Bar of America is one of our fave Go To spots when we dine out (which is much less frequent in the COVID times.). We always start with Ahi Nachos which sounds the opposite of what it is. Spicy, super fresh ahi tuna on wonton chips. It is delish and the chef always accommodates a sever avocado allergy. Tonight we had the pistachio crusted sea bass which is one of the best fish dishes served in Truckee. They have a wide variety menu to suit just about any taste. Meat, salads, pasta and burgers. But for us it’s all about the fish! Great consistent experience and top notch food! Thank you BoA!

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VirginiaW
Tahoe
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a great evening with family and a good end of summer outdoor dining.

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LaneN
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service ever. Food was awesome. Will be back.

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Maias
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With Family

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vipluv2go
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place with a unique menu. Food is consistently good here, as are the cocktails, and the portions are quite large. The interior is nicely arranged and the outside dining is nice, as well. Our go-to place when we are in Truckee.

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vipALISHAP
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great outdoor vibe. Food was ok.

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Heather
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was great, service was excellent and outdoor ambiance was fantastic. We had a great night at Bar of America.

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vipLinda
Central Coast
51 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and service even better! Love the outside seating area on the side of the building.

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JoMa
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was our Anniversary and it was beautiful night in Truckee. Loved the outdoor seating.

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BoogieWithStu
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

TOM AND HIS TEAM ALWASY DO A TERRIFIC JOB, AND IN A TEDIOUS ARRANGEMENT DUE TO COVID-19 PROTOCOL ARE ALWAYS TOPS IN HOSPITALITY.
THEY EVEN COMPED ME A DESSERT FOR MY BIRHTDAY!

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JohnO
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, great service, awesome cocktails,,,outside downtown truckee, doesn’t get any better!

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Lynn
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Ahi Nachos. Amazing. My husband had the Cod Fish Special with Risotto which he said was the best he ever had, and he's picky

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JamesL
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great meal. Somewhat noisy, since we were sitting outside street side.

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JenniferS
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had such a good experience here, we came back a few days later for lunch!

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vipDinner
Sacramento
301 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and cocktails. Great service too! Would recommend heaters for outdoor dining though.

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BethH
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and wonderful service! Can’t wait for our next visit!

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MeghanM
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding and our server was absolutely delightful, helpful and a very positie person! Thanks Sofie!

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service and Food! Would definitely go again and again.

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vipWilliamB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid food. Similar to Garwoods

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LindaR
Central Texas
9 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We set outside on beautiful day & enjoyed the experience

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vipBGMia
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Always enjoy stopping here to enjoy lunch on our way to Tahoe. We are disappointed that we did not receive points for this reservation with no explanation as to why they were not granted. Arrived on time..ate there & have a receipt to prove it?
Would like to receive reply to clear this confusion

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vipScottD
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had an early reservation for outdoor seating due to Covid restrictions. We were seated immediately upon arrival, and were surprised to find that they were also seating people indoors.

We ordered the filet mignon (me), the burger (my wife) and a pepperoni pizza (for my daughter). The steak and burger were excellent. The pizza .... not so much. The crust was doughy and the sauce lacked any flavor. Fortunately, she also had fries to fill her up.

The outdoor seating is right on the corner of a busy intersection so it was loud throughout our meal. Our server was friendly and attentive.

Overall, good meal for the grownups, not so much for the child, service was good, and atmosphere was so-so. But I’ll attribute that to Covid and having to adopt new outdoor seating in these tough times.

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Jimk
Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Outside for lunch was special. (In front).

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vipDollfaceL
Central Coast
161 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a lovely beet salad here for lunch during a busy weekend. The restaurant is doing a great job at making the dining experience as good as possible despite the covid restrictions.

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vipAmzfitz
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Alli was fantastic and it was the best dinner we’ve had in Tahoe this summer!

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MarkF
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing...the noise level on the sidewalk wasn’t the best, but under the covid circumstances, we appreciate the effort to remain open! We just laughed at all the angry people that honked and don’t understand the 3-way stop!

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KarenB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken and waffles on their weekend breakfast menu was outstanding! They are very considerate and taking precautions seriously. Great experience!

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vipLinda
Tahoe
17 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I had fish and chips and it was excellent. My husband had a philly cheesteak sandwich which came upside down, hardly any cheese. He never leaves a bite. He left half. Didn’t even take it home, Very unusual for this restaurant.

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vipr4dance
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Nick was awesome. Great food and great experience, Yet again. We come here every time we go to Truckee

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StacyB
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food with wonderful staff. I took my mom for her birthday and we loved our choice! She ordered her rib eye medium well and said it was juicy and my swordfish was delicious. Look forward to our next visit!

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vipSFdiner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was too hot to eat outside, but tables were well spaced inside and there was only one other party, so we felt totally safe. Server was really pleasant, and the quality of the food was remarkably good for a suburban restaurant in a strip mall in Utah (sorry, we're from San Francisco).

I was initially concerned when I saw the ingredients for the pasta carbonara - it had miso, and several other ingredients foreign to the dish (I say this as a native Japanese;
true carbonara should only have guanciale, eggs, wine, and parmigianno), but my daughter's pizza margherita was thin-crusted, light, and delicious.

The salmon and plantain dish was beautifully presented, proportioned very appropriately (not huge, but still very filling), and had a wonderfully fresh taste. I think their take on carbonara is worth going back for a try!

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PattyJ
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent from start to finish. Loved the conversation with the manager about the history of the building/pictures on the walls. It was a 10! Thank you

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SunshineTahoe
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, alert and in tune with food allergies. Safe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time dining out since SIP. Restaurant is doing good job following guidelines. All staff wearing masks and super friendly. A few patrons with attitudes about masks when trying to get a table but for the most part very calm and easy. Our waiter was excellent and made our first public experience super enjoyable. Our food was amazing-I’ve missed this place and their amazing fish dishes! Can’t wait to come back.

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AngelaP
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We were greeted right away by the hostess but upon being shown our table a waitress almost ran into my daughter and when my daughter motioned for her to go first the waitress who was wearing sunglasses got upset and under her breath stated next time watch out. We didn’t let it upset our lunch as we were traveling and were hungry. Our waitress at first greeted us was extremely welcome and warm but then completely forgot about us. I get she was busy and expecting so we were trying to not be demanding and didn’t want her making frequent trips to our table but to wait 20 mins for a refill is insane.

I understand businesses are just opening but customer service is huge and if she can’t be nice choose another job

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent all around. They were able to seat our family with a last minute reservation. Ambiance is great. Classic spot in Truckee

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DRich
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best places to eat in the Tahoe area. We had steaks, swordfish and pizza. Everyone loved the flavors, textures and temperatures of their meals.
Kudos to Garrett for another great dining experience with him as our server!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Father’s Day’s

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SAL84
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed with the food or service. And they make the best Irish Coffees in Truckee!

FAQs

Bar of America offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (530) 587-2626.

Bar of America is rated 4.5 stars by 462 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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