Moody's Bistro Bar & Beats
Maine Day Boat Scallops
Bacon Marmalade, Harissa Carrot Puree, Braised Romaine, Soft Herbs
Moody’s Famous Tomato Soup
Served En Croute
Durham Ranch Hanger Steak Frites
Hand Cut Kennebec Fries & Sauce Béarnaise
Excellent date nite. Great service and exquisite food. Truffle fries were perfect starter and compliment to beet salad. Pasta dishes were fantastic!
We came to Moodys last year around February. We had an amazing experience, cocktails, food and service were impeccable.
The experience this time definitely did not live to our expectations. Clearly they are struggling with the restart post covid....
The server started giving us attitude when I cut him through his “48oz daily special steak” spiel, explaining that this would not be for us since we do not like steak. We ordered promptly and knew what we wanted to eat. That clearly did not sit well with him as he stopped coming by to check on us for the rest of the dinner.
Then it all went downhill:
They served our bone marrow with a massive soup spoon, when I kindly asked for a dessert spoon I was told “we do not have smaller spoons, use a knife”... are you kidding me?
We ordered fries to come with our appetizer which were left in the kitchen until I asked for them to the busgirl. She came back with the pretext that they were “made to order” and needed more time. Minutes later, the dry, sad fries that had obviously been sitting for 15min in the pass showed up with a weird apology on why they were never delivered.
Main dish came. While the scallops were great, everything else on the plate was dead cold. Rabbit pasta dish was good, filling but very rich.
I had to chase down the server to order a glass a wine midway through dinner.
Cherry on top is how kind they were to bring me an unrequested mousse cake for my birthday... until we found the friggin thing on our check later!! What is this?! This is an unwritten rule in the restaurant business that you do not charge a dessert that you seemingly brought as complimentary.
Altogether an extremely disappointing experience, not to mention the prices went up by at least 25-30% from a year ago.
Will be trying new restaurants in town...
Great to be indoors again! Limited initial post-pandemic menu but excellent as always and reasonable price. Great bartender and servers.
Good selection of drinks and tasty appetizers. The beef tartare was so fresh and tasty and comes with delicious crostini’s. I Highly recommend! Wife had the house green salad with a wonderful vinaigrette and I had the flank steak medium rare and top with béarnaise sauce, the latter comes with a side of crispy string fries. Our kids devoured almost half by themselves. kiddo one had the spaghetti and red sauce. She loved and she is usually a picky eater. While kiddo #2 had the noodles with butter. Everyone was happy all around!
Moody's is our favorite restaurant in the Tahoe area. Service and food are always very good and there is always something appealing to everyone in our family including 2 teens and a vegetarian.
The food is always delicious. The service is great. Its a little gem
Dined at Moody's this past Sunday and we were invited to sit inside which was so nice since it was in the 30's outside. We were seated at least 6' from the nearest party. Fantastic service, clean restaurant with proper cleaning precautions, and yummy food. I'd return in a heartbeat!
Exceeded our expectations. It felt like being in France again... will definitely be back.
Wonderful service and delicious food!
The food and service were outstanding on Date Night!
Always a great time. Say at the bar and had a great dinner and drinks. Bartender (Peter) was great to chat with.
We had a wonderful experience and an outstanding dinner! Our waitress was lovely and we thoroughly enjoyed it!
Outstanding meal and service! Thanks for a great evening.
I’m not generally one to write reviews on OT, but I felt like I needed to give Moody’s props for doing such a great job during Covid! The outdoor area that they’ve created is not only ample space for many tables more than 6ft apart, but also delightfully attractive! You don’t feel like you’re at a table thrown onto the sidewalk like most restaurants. The area is a well built platform on the street with plentiful heaters, beautiful lighting, translucent cover and side drapes that “shield” you from the street, but allow airflow. Moody’s clearly understands that Covid will be a part of our lives for longer than a few months and they made the investment in a space that makes it comfortable for their guests to feel safe. It was lovely!
On top of that, the food and drinks were excellent and beautifully presented! We are vegetarian and there were plenty of options without having to ask for a menu item to be altered. Our non-vegetarian friends were very happy with their options as well. The tomato soup en croute is a “must order”, the vegetable entree was delicious and flavorful and the roasted chicken was “one of the best I’ve ever had” according to my friend.
One more note as it relates to Covid restrictions, I did notice when I went inside to the restrooms that the interior dining room was more crowded than I would have expected. I am not sure exactly what “stage” the county is in now, but tables were closer together than I would have been comfortable with. To each his own though because they have the great outdoor space that is very well spread out. Great job Moody’s!
The service was very good and the food was reasonably good as well. I am giving this opinion for $45-dollar a plate setting. We were greeted nicely and everyone was very welcoming.
Moody’s is doing a great job during Covid. We ateindo
Created a great outdoor eating area, even in the cold weather.
Another great meal at our favorite Truckee local. The lobster roll app was outstanding and the hanger steak is a family favorite.
You can’t go wrong here.
Our group of 4 dined at Moody's in October, during Covid. Seated in covered outdoor patio structure, tables were well spaced, felt totally safe, with heaters to keep us warm. Food was great, especially the appetizers. Good, friendly service.
Go to restaurant in Truckee.
Ate outside in the back which was nice. They had heaters so it wasn’t cold. We had the deviled eggs which were delicious!! For dinner I had the chicken breast, it was nothing special. My friend had the scallops which came 5 minutes after everyone else’s! My other friend loved the spaghetti. The waiter Craig was great, very friendly. For the prices, I probably won’t come back.
Wonderful food and the outdoor seating was delightful and felt safe.
Awesome outdoor experience; great food + service
Everything was great and our server, Samatha was awesome
Wonderful Family gathering, service and atmosphere awesome. Looking forward to going back soon!
It was great - food fabulous. Only complaint is that it was a little had for our gluten free guest- server wasn’t sure what was gluten free
We’ve eaten dinner here several times this summer and the food has always been very good. Service on the back patio is consistently strong. However, I’m disappointed that I’ve requested outdoor seating on the stage each time and never have been seated there. We have also had to wait 15-30 minutes to be seated for our reservations, which is very frustrating for 8 pm reservations.
We were seated (for the second time in a month) in the street pavilion, which is quite pleasant. The noise from the street and railroad can be excused as Truckee ambience! The service was prompt and pleasant, with no excessive hovering. The food was excellent as usual; both old standards, such as New York steak, and California cosmo, such as the "bastardized lobstah roll" were quite tasty. The innovative cocktails are also good.
Best restaurant in Truckee, near Reno, anywhere!!!
Food was prepared well, great service and entree choices. Never thought I’d rave about an appetizer of Deviled eggs, but they were the best we’ve had after trying several different places.
Our server, Sierra, was very friendly and attentive, and all the staff were concerned with following proper COVID protocols.
We’ve eaten here before when we visit the area and will definitely visit again.
Outstanding service. Our food was exceptional.
The outside seating is awesome.
With Covid part of our life this establishment hit all the CDC & State mandates with flying colors.
All tables are distanced, super sanitized, space heaters.
We will return.
Congratulations on making your patrons safe during these times.
Excellent food, great outdoor ambiance, very attentive service, a bit pricey but worth it for special occasions.
Amazing great food and service
Always, always superb! Moody’s is always on our list!
We had a fabulous dinner and great ambience with the new outdoor set up. Very impressed. Heidi was our server and she was friendly, knowledgeable about the menu, and checked in with us along the way. Excellent!
It was perfect!
Excellent food and service. My favorite place to eat dinner in Truckee.
Food was so so for the value. A little disappointing. Service was slow though we have been before and the service was great.
Moody's Bistro Bar & Beats offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (530) 587-8688.
Moody's Bistro Bar & Beats is rated 4.8 stars by 786 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.