Bar of America

4.4
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394 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Naughty or nice, you're welcome at Bar of America on Christmas! Join us for lunch starting at 11:00 AM or dinner starting at 5:00 PM with 3 delicious Christmas Specials and a decadent dessert! Visit www.barofamerica.com or call 530-587-2626 for more information.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us for a Fabulous New Year's Celebration in beautiful historic Truckee! Bar of America is offering a full dinner menus as well as New Year's Eve Dinner Specials. Dancing all night with Live Music! Ring in the New Year Bar of America style with PARTY FAVORS AT MIDNIGHT! Cheers to a New Year!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 394 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.5
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4.4
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n
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fun to go to Bar of America- a go to for us!

OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The ahi nachos are amazing. The wife had a wonderful New York strip and I had fall off the bone short ribs that I will gladly return for.

OT
Sacramento
34 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely LOVE everyone!! Great Food
We love Tom the Manager !

TA
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bar of America is a nice place to eat at. They have a lot good menu items. One of our favorites is the jalepeno poppers. Tonight the sever was good but seemed a bit moody. We did nothing wrong, don't lay your troubles on us! Also my ribeye was unevenly cooked. I ordered medium rare which 70% of it was. The other part was almost raw. At $48.00 I expect the entire steak to be cooked to perfection. Still, I'd go back again.

KQ
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We have enjoyed quite a few meals at BofA and this one was for my son’s 60th birthday. The staff was great about letting us add more people and the service was terrific.
The food was just bad. My rib eye was overcooked and tough...no juicy taste. Two of the filet mignonette were also overcooked and tough. One was brought back and was so salty it was not edible! The sliders, always a favorite, were like left over from lunch...overcooked and hard.
We were compensated by having the dinner deducted and the drinks were comped.
Sadly, it soured is on dining there again. It used to be great! What has happened??
Though I will be back for the poppers...those are awesome and I like the friendliness of the serving staff. Thanks

PM
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed special of evening although not quite as described.Prime burger delicious but no bacon or avocado I. It? Still yummy. Beef and chicken entrees also very good!

KW
New England
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Our food took forever to arrive, and finally did as the band started playing. That killed the dinner conversation.

GA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food located in old town Truckee. Good sports in the bar area as well.

K
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from our waiter and everyone loved the food.

MH
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Appetizers were good. Cocktails were ok and dinner food was not good. Appetizers were the best part!!!

M
Sacramento
43 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We liked this place very much and will definitely be back on future trips through Truckee. The menu choices were great and the food was excellent. Our server was not the greatest but in his defence I think he was being stretched pretty tight that afternoon. We were planning on going through Truckee for breakfast on our return home but are seriously considering waiting until lunchtime just so we can go here again.

FL
San Francisco
77 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This place gets busy on a Saturday night, but the service was very good. We had the fish and chips, the batter was a bit thick and oily and small pieces of fish. Was just ok. The poke nachos were flavorful, but could have used some more ahi tuna on them. The bison burger was really tasty, but a bit charred on the edges. The chicken Cesar salad came without the chicken, but the server noticed this, blamed it on the kitchen and brought out 3 skewers about 15 minutes later. The Cesar salad comes with sun dried tomatoes and capers, which is a bit strange and on long strips of romaine lettuce. The mixed drinks were good, though none are priced on the menu and the wine selection is good. All is all a good place to go, but rather pricey for a bar! Not sure if I’ll return.

AN
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there the burger was amazing!

OT
Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We love the big bird- too bad that can’t be available at Garwoods

L
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I’m disappointed and I won’t be back. We made reservations several days in advance. When we arrived our table was “being set up” and it was in the back, adjacent to the kitchen, even though the restaurant was not full and windows were open to a beautiful evening. My BBQ chicken was so dry that I couldn’t cut it. The vegetables accompanying it were delicious and so was my cocktail, but for a night out in a great town it really felt like a waste.

ML
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

It was too loud and too dark. Our table was in the bar area and people we talking really loud over my head. Super unpleasant. And the food was way overpriced.

MT
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always enjoy our experience at Bar Of America

E
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food is overpriced and nothing special. The kids meal was pathetic. My 6 year old ordered the macaroni and the serving was so small she was still starving after she ate it.

LI
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes with the expectation that it wouldn't be a quiet meal!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great wings
Good sliders
Good pizza
Risotto primavera not so good

JM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely place and awesome food but be aware of the close trains and horn blowing as it goes past. I still highly recommend it!!!

F
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The best dish was the ahi tuna nachos. Granted, the Cobb salad and pepperoni pizza were okay...but nothing to scream about. Our waiter seemed like a "newbie", since there were so many errors with our drinks.

TM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

cocktails and mains seemed a overpriced. the food was good.

ZD
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great spot in Truckee Reno has a tough time competing with the overall experience this place has to offer well worth the 30 min drive.

PF
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I've been to this restaurant many times. One of the times I want to share with all is my husband was having surgery at a surgery center. He had to be transported to emergency and then ICU for a couple of days. After he was settled I went to dinner here. When I walked in I said to the host that I know in this day and age no one has the yellow pages but I needed to stay at a hotel due to the above circumstances. The host said go have dinner and he would take care of it. He brought me 4 pages of places to stay in Truckee. He went above and beyond and I'm sure his mother would be proud. Another thing happened I enjoyed the salad dressing a different visit and the waitress brought me a container with additional dressing to take home. She also gave me the email of the chef so I could ask him for the recipe. He provided me the ingredients although it was for 90 people I was able to find a site that can cut it down the home cook. I can't rave enough about the staff, food and what a special place this is. I hope you will get a chance to visit and experience it all.

P
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service in historic Truckee.

HG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was very good, also loved the habiscus mojito.. favorite. Service was good... overall too pricey. Prices were more like those of nice steakhouse not a bar/grill.

TL
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Have been here 4+ times, every time it exceedes our expectations. Service is quite amazing & Speed of the kitchen, everyone is on top of everything! Not in Inexpensive - but for the quality and service worth every bit of it!
Very welcoming and a good local vibe!

Highly recommend! Teresa

B
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overall, it was pretty meh. Great vibe and people watching, but service was fairly slow and food is definitely overpriced ($46 for ahi tuna with wasabi mashed potatoes that were almost inedible because there was SO MUCH wasabi). Orzo was fairly bland as well. Would definitely go back for drinks / appetizers, but I think better food can be found elsewhere.

G
Montreal
13 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice atmosphere and good service. Food is innovative and the drinks will knock your socks off!

j
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great dining experience, great service, fun atmosphere.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great waiter. Wonderful place. Best Old Fashion in California. Truffle fries and Poke natchos very good. Downside is margaritas not good at all.

MB
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Sat us in the annex, at a cold drafty table. Not what we wanted or expected. There were table is the main room and they declined to seat us there. The service was awful, the food worse. Been going to Bar of America since early 60's, in all of its variations. Have enjoyed them, all, except this one McDonalds is better

FP
Sacramento
159 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar of America has a fairly standard American menu that produces some pleasant surprises in terms of ingredients and preparation. This visit was to celebrate our anniversary, and it was on a quiet Wednesday night where we had the restaurant nearly to ourselves. We split a Caesar salad that was whole-leaf romaine lettuce with a fairly standard dressing, but with fried capers and sun-dried tomatoes, the salad was elevated from pedestrian to delicious. I had a wonderful rendition of seared ahi that was served with a cabbage salad that was reminiscent of kimchi and quite delicious. My husband had a beautiful filet mignon that was served with a lovely rosemary demi-glace. Our server, who was attentive and professional throughout the dinner, treated us to dessert for our anniversary. It was a lovely dinner. The restaurant has a nice space with a few outdoor sidewalk tables that are wonderful in nice weather.

v
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

our lunch courses were very good, but the service was terrible. It took 45 minutes from the time that
we ordered to get our food. We ordered dessert and that took over 30 minutes to appear. The hot
fudge sundaes were served in a milkshake class with the fudge on the bottom and then the ice cream.
We never had a hot fudge sundae served that way and it was not good. One of our party had the brownie with ice cream and he was unable to even slice the brownie - it was hard as a rock. I am not
sure if we will return after this experience

OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Mother’s Day weekend brunch

OT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

My husband and I had such a terrible experience having dinner here several days ago. The room that we were seated in had 2 tables of girls having a bachelorette party. One had maybe 6 and the other 12-14 people. There were other diners as well seated on the perimeter of the room. As, the evening progressed the bachelorette party at the larger table got progressively louder as more and more alcohol was being served, the alcohol was flowing. By this point the girls were not talking anymore they were screaming. There was no way at this point that my husband and I could hold a decent conversation. We are looking around the room and many of the other diners were starting to get agitated. Finally, the girls at the larger table got up and started screaming even louder without any regard to the other diners. I finally said something to several of the girls to please stop screaming and her response was she was going to scream louder. I explained they were not in a private room and they were disrespectful to us and the other diners. At that point I asked to speak to the manager not realizing he was right next to me in the doorway. I indicated the situation and he said yes the table was getting very boisterous as the alcohol flowed. During my conversation with the manager 2 girls came forward and started mocking me and the manager pushed them away from me. I said to the manager why didn’t any of the help ask them to please quiet down.:The manager indicated that he wasn’t aware.He must of known because he was standing in the doorway to the room and he had just said how the girls are getting louder as more alcohol was consumed. Several of the girls started mocking me and the manager pushed them away from me as words were exchanged. The manager was not very sympathetic, which was most likely because that table generated a lot of income from all of the alcohol consumption. Based on this experience we will not be dining here anymore.

CW
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks and food were all awesome!
The service was on point. Their Manhattans are crave worthy.

HM
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliable good food and service. Nice beer selection. Love the live music. Don’t pass up the garlic fries. Chicken sandwich is delicious, crispy and juicy. Many good dishes!

3
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Nothing to special food was Average at best

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