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About Moody's Bistro Bar & Beats
Moody's Bistro Bar & Beats is the place in Truckee for great food and atmosphere. With soulful music and delectable regional mountain cuisine, Moody’s gives visitors an experience reminiscent of the casual supper clubs of the 50's with a trans-generational style. The cuisine is fresh, seasonal and simple. Moody's is all about accommodation, offering different dinning experiences that fits multiple purses and wallets budgets with service that is superior and friendly. Join us for a quick bite or an extended multi-course dinner, our menu hosts many options. Our bar and lounge features live music Thursday through Saturday, two 50" televisions and a large projection screen all synchronized together. The dinning room is warm and inviting that is great for a family outing, business dinner or a romantic evening.
Truckee, CA 96161
Hours of Operation:
Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 5:30pm; Dinner Daily: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Donner Pass Rd.
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Music: Friday - Saturday
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Moody's Bistro Bar & Beats Ratings and Reviews
Moody's does not disappoint! I was up there for a girls' weekend and visited Moody's for dinner, drinks and dancing. The babette steak and frites with bernaise was so good we came back the next night for seconds. The entertainment was delightful, with Christopher Hawley Rollers providing a great soundtrack for dancing. The first night we sat in the midst of the front dining room where all the action was, and the second night we sat at the bar. Sarah was amazing and attentive with a fantastic Old Fashioned, a healthy pour of a delicious French red, and oh those truffle fries. Can't wait to come back for more!
We enjoyed a delicious & creative rib eye with veggies which my husband & I shared. This is a cozy place which was full on a Thursday night. This is not "knock your socks off" food but it is very tasty & well-done. We will return for sure when we return to Truckee. Friends recommended this place to us and we will recommend it to our friends as well.
We were sat at an extremely small 2 top table in the corner with the wall on one side and the next table less than a foot to the other side. Table was not even big enough to place a pizza and drinks on it. Thankfully the 4 people at the adjoining table were friendly. The French onion soup was excellent as was the wine. The pizza had no flavor. Great service but the table location made it one of the most disappointing dining experiences we had on our trip to Lake Tahoe.
Made a reservation and made the drive up from Sac for date night for food and live music. Good atmosphere, drinks a bit pricey,
food is ok but a bit overpriced. I guess you can do that when your hot spot in town. Had
fun. Shoulda checked the bill before paying. Got charged for two extra high end glasses of wine we didn’t order. I guess that’s what happens when your getting a buzz and having fun.
Waitstaff was very attentive. Food very good. Unfortunately the manager was terrible. A large table of men (sorry, just a fact) behind ours was very roudy and loud. Why do some diners act as though they are in their own homes?!
We asked the server to ask the loud table to keep it down. He did not. We asked again and the manager came over to ask us what our problem was. We explained and asked that he request the loud table to turn the volume down. He refused, saying that it’s a restaurant. The implication being that they had every right to their raucousness and lack of consideration for other patrons. The manager said he’d move us to another table. We were almost done with our meal at this point so we declined.
In my opinion, poorly handled and we will not return.
We have gone to Moody's for the last 3 years on our family ski trip. Their prices have risen since then. On our recent visit, they were busy but not packed. Certainly we have been there when they were busier. We waited 45 mins for our food to arrive. My husband and I both ordered the black cod. It was only lukewarm, the dish it self was visually pleasing but very bland in taste. The entree cost $34. I felt that it was overpriced for what we received. My son ordered the hamburger and fries. The hamburger bun was soggy, the fries were tasteless. My daughter ordered the campanelle dish, the pasta was rubbery. We will not be going back to Moody's again.
Great little spot. Nice atmosphere. For appetizers we had ahi poke which was as good as I've had anywhere and an interesting dish made with romanesco which neither my wife nor I had ever had before. I had spaghetti with lamb ragout which was very good and my wife had duck which was rich and flavorful. All great but the star of the meal was the pizza my daughter ordered. Wasn't expecting anything special but it was probably the best pizza I've ever had in California and most places on the east coast. Only negatives were that when the place gets really busy - which is probably every weekend - you need to walk a bit for parking and service gets slow since the waiters have to weave through the crowd at the bar.
We always have a fun time at Moody's, and the food is solid. We live in the Bay Area, and we typically come to Moody's as part of a ski trip to Soda Springs/Tahoe to give us one night free from cooking on our own. Our 8-year-old likes the pizza and burgers, and the adults love the higher end comfort food, like duck, pork chops, and "fancy" burger. The food isn't cheap, but the quality is high. We often end up in the bar portion of the restaurant, which is a bit louder and livelier, and good for kids who can watch the old black and white cartoons projected (without sound) onto one corner wall. We like the cozy, friendly vibe, and we'll certainly return again on future trips.
I’ve been wanting to go to Moody’s for a while and it was a great date spot. It’s always busy on weekends, so get a reservation. The French onion soup is amazing! I had the hanger steak and my boyfriend the bolognese, both were delicious. Our server was fantastic, food came at a great pace and perfect temperature. It was noisier and more crowded than I would prefer, but not unbearable.
We had a great time at Moody's. We had reservations and our table was ready and waiting for us when we walked in the door. Our server was friendly, knew the menu well and was able to make recommendations for us. I had the scallops... they were perfectly done! There was a lot of activity the night we were there, but not so much noise that you couldn't have a good conversation with those at our table. We'll be back!
Seated quickly for our reservation. Food was delicious, all three courses. Service was just okay -- not terrible, just okay. Dirty appetizer plates and empty glasses left on the table throughout dinner, even after we stacked them in the middle. Had to ask for more water, had to ask for another drink as neither were offered.
Love the fact the Waiter recognizes us and gives us personal service. The food was awesome and unique. They were gracious and accommodating when we didn't want to sit in the bar where the live music was going to be loud. We eat here every time we're in Truckee!
The service was average, our waiter seemed rushed and not very attentive. Our date salad came out with no dates and rather than take the whole salad back and fix it... he brought us some dates on a plate. The salad was delicious however. The fried green tomatoes appetizer was outstanding.
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