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Bar of America

4.5
272 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Lunch
(Mon - Fri) from 11:30 am
(Sat & Sun) from 10:30 am

Dinner
Daily from 5:30 pm

Bar
(Mon - Fri) from 11:00 am
(Sat & Sun) from 10:00 am

The Bar never closes before 11:30 pm (Sun -Thurs)
and 12:30 am (Fri & Sat)
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Phone number
(530) 587-2626
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Peter Brinckerhoff, Chef - Chase Johnson
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bridge St.
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Parking details
Downtown offers ample metered parking during the day and after 6:00pm all parking is complimentary.
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Public transit
All public transit for the area stops right across the street from the restaurant, including greyhound and Amtrak.
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Entertainment
Known for supporting the areas best local talent, the bar hosts small intimate tunes to all out ragers with dancing til the early hours. Almost nightly you can find something happening inside the historic building.
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Special events & promotions
Happy Hour: October - April, Monday through Friday 4:00pm to 6:00pm, Monday Night Football- through the game. Beer and wine specials, discounted appetizers and 'Cock-tails'.

Fish Taco Fridays- Fridays in winter following Happy Hour, raffle every hour and bar specials, grand prize snowboard most weeks, 6:30pm-10:00pm, "The more you drink, the more you win!"

Cock-Tail Tuesdays- May- September, 'Cock-Tails' at nearly half the price every Tuesday- All Day, All Night, All Summer!

Music After the Music - Live Music after Truckee Thursdays. All Summer.

Bi-Monthly Whiskey Tasting - The Wednesday of every other Month. Visit Bar of America's facebook page for details.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 272 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

We've eaten at Bar of America many times over many years. This visit we had five different meals and found the food average in taste and the price high. The presentation of the food was very nice. The Caesar salad was full of capers and tasted just like capers - not Caesar tasting at all.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great truffle french fries! I had sliders which were so thin and over cooked so it ruined my craving. My friends had salmon which was dry and served with BACON??!!! Weird!
Margaritas were served tasteless in a glass that had salt barely dripping from the rim!
I would not recommend or return!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had three "not so greats" about this place and one "outstanding" that pretty much cancelled the negatives.
First the negatives:
The place is called BAR of America. So, I expected a pretty good selection of beer! Craft beer, to be specific. Nope! Only Racer 5 and Lagunitas IPA's. Pretty weak. Then the food. Nothing special and of course, the prices are sky high... touristy Truckee, you know. And finally, our desert was messed up.
But, what makes everything okay was the outstanding service! Waitresses were so helpful and accommodating. They even comped our desert for messing it up. It was overall, a good experience, even though I probably won't go back because of the lack of local craft beer selections!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The Chicken and Waffles are the best I’ve had...and I have eaten in San Francisco, New Orleans, all over L.A. and every where with a great food reputation. The service is pleasant...Truckee laid back but attentive. The atmosphere is quiet but friendly...lots of wood and cloth napkins.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Food is phenomenal and drinks are phenomenal!!

Went back for happy hour... you have to go here at least twice. Once for dinner and once for happy hour.

“The cocktail” is a dream! Recommend the “derailed” floater!

The jalapeño shooters are probably the most special amazing thing I’ve ever had... I’m pretty sure they were in my dreams last night! Seriously, get them (when you go for happy hour)!

For dinner we started with the ribs!!! So freaking good. 6 HUGE ribs... Meat falls off the bone!

The chicken burger was awesome!!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Seated promptly though it was quite busy. Very attentive and efficient server. Food was spectacular especially the grain, spinach and avocado salad whose recipe the chef will send me.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food at Bar of America was outstanding. The Chicken Cowboy Chili was D-lish. I was a bit unhappy being seated in the bar room as it was really noisy. The four of us had to talk really loudly to be heard. Also, we were seated new the front door. BR! Every time the door opened, we felt the chill. Next time, I'll request a table in the dining room.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Food was excellent except for my daughters slider which was over charred.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We came to Bar of America for my sons birthday dinner- there wasn’t a kids menu online but happy to see they had one at the restaurant.
Overall our food was good- CA sea bass buttery and flaky and the pesto risotto with portobello mushroom was just enough, kids had Mac and cheese and the pizza was a little undercooked.
They server brought out a brownie a la mode with a candle for my son- it was fun we all sang happy birthday. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for fine dining that isn’t pretentious.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Always a great meal! Great portions, great variety! Service was outstanding! Highly recommend B of A!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The food was fantastic and the drinks were great! My husband and I will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We have been to Bar of America several times. It always surprises us with food quality and service. It is a lot of fun and a good value.

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Very noisy but food and service great. Made reservation and was placed in dining room with several loud children. Also lighting was poor. Saw a person use his phone flashlight to see menu.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

I had “the usual” pizza-very good! My wife had the cowboy chili and gave it 👍👍 and the Parmesan truffle fries were to die for! Jordan provided exceptional service!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

We had to wait 15 minutes for a table for 2 despite a table for 4 being open, which remained empty the entire time we were there.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Bar of America is always our favorite spot in Truckee.

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

The Poppers are our favorite appetizer, and should be tried by all

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Went with a large group on a Friday night. Great service and reasonable prices for a big group. The live music was fun and the scene was bumpin’.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

First time eating here. Food was good and menu had decent options. Would probably eat here’s again. Good and comfortable vibe.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Good food and great service. Would definitely recommend.

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3.0Dined on January 7, 2018

The service could have received a 4 Star rating if the staff was more focused on the customer. There seemed to have a training going on for the espresso machine and the conversation regarding the proper recipe for coffee drinks could be heard by th customers. Training needs to be completed and up to speed before customers are in the restaurant.
Food was tasty and very ample.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Very loud place! But having said that, the food was amazing, the people watching was on point, and it didn't break the bank. Will absolutely be back!

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Great place. Met friends and their young kids for lunch. Our server, Lisa, was,awesome. Definitely recommend for lunch or dinner.

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4.0Dined on January 2, 2018

We are locals and have dined at Bar of America for many years. It’s a fun place to dine although it can be noisy at times. We usually order the swordfish or sea bass and have not been disappointed. The food is good and the servers are friendly.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Bar of the Americas is located in Truckee. Offers great food, amazing cocktails and overal a great place to eat. The summer is fun because they offer outside seating! Great place for lunch and dinner! Enjoy a must stop if you are in Truckee

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2.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Frustrating experience with the manager. Asked to sit at a table next to the one they suggested. While standing there waiting the manager said he could not make any changes cause “everything would go wrong”. Not a great start to the meal as it was literally one four top to another and within 5 minutes another group of four sat there and we both left at the same time with the same server.

Server was great. Pizza was sub par but martini was great. Too bad as the manager’s lack of any flexibility will make me think twice before returning.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Every time we come up to the Tahoe area we eat here, it’s a great solid staple. Food is always good but I. Suggest making reservations during the peak seasons!

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Service is great - food delicious - good kids menu!

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2.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Not good! Would not return.

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3.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Day, so very crowded, which was expected.
Service was good and server very cordial.
Some of the entrees were fine, but some overcooked and may have been sitting on a warming table too long.
It's probably better to stick with the basics- pizza, hamburger, etc. than to go for fine dining.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Loved this, wonderful Christmas experience. Delicious food and attentive staff. Will come back again when in Truckee.

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4.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Food was very good. A bit noisy.

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Great people work here. Good food and ambiance. Went back for dinner with another friend !!

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

The seabass risotto is always our favorite! We recommend getting a reservation. This place can get very busy during the weekends.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Can always count on good food. Convenient. Right in downtown Truckee.

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4.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Love their seabass rissotto. We always come here everytime we drive up to Truckee.

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4.0Dined on November 24, 2017

A bit pricey, for a relatively basic menu, but they execute well, our waitress was great, and our booth provided a very comfortable view of the TVs over hanging the bar. Good, fun and reliable.

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4.0Dined on November 23, 2017

We travelled through Truckee on Thanksgiving day. Bar of America had a dinner reservation open. We came 2 hours ahead of time and asked if they could seat us. They did! The food was good quality food: A Cob salad with chicken skewers and a Cesar salad with Salmon were fresh, with some creative touches. Good size, interesting twists: Cesar had dried berries (blueberries?) added. Everything is on a spicier side than expected: Kids cheese pizzas were spicier than expected. Blackened chicken skewers, salmon all had a spicy touch. Good for adults, a bit harder for the kids. Overall, good spot.

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3.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Good upscale pub food and atmosphere, service was excellent.

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3.0Dined on November 22, 2017

My second visit to Bar of America was good and I will return in the future, but would be great if they could improve their service a bit. There were plenty of empty tables the evening we were there so it wasn't that it was crowded with winter sport enthusiasts or locals. We ordered their truffle fries as an appetizer but the fries never arrived so we ended up cancelling them when our meals came. Server seemed a bit distracted the whole evening. Salmon with chutney was tasty but was described as being served with asparagus but actually came with broccolini. Not a huge deal, but my son and I both love asparagus and that was one of the reasons we ordered it. Would have been nice if they would have at least told us that as we ordered. My husband had the rib eye (done medium) and said it was good. I like the location of this place and the casual Truckee vibe but was a bit disappointed this time around. Worth giving it a try as I've been their once before and enjoyed it much more. This might have just been an off night.

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