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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.

10007 Bridge St.
Truckee, CA 96161
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 5:30pm; Dinner Daily: 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Donner Pass Rd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(530) 587-8688

Website:
http://www.moodysbistro.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music: Friday - Saturday

Executive Chef:
Guy Frenette

Additional:
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

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Kid-friendly (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Healthy (6)
People Watching (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Quick Bite (4)
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Great Beer (3)
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Local Ingredients (3)
Romantic (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Authentic (2)
Organic (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Celebrated my “30-30” birthday there and it couldn’t have been better! The waitstaff treated us like Gold and the food was fabulous!!!! Love Moody’s!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

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!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Tried for the first time. Service was somewhat slow but the food was excellent. Very creative menu. The drinks were handcrafted and tasted great. Overall it was a great exoerience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Innovative but approachable food. Great combinations of unexpected ingredients. Excellent service. Can be noisy but worth it for the food. Great live music too!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The hamburger was juicy and flavorful. Our waiter said it was the best in Truckee and he was right!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Great Beer, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

My family, especially my 2 kids, loved the varieties of foods they liked. The service and staffs were very attentive and therefore, the service was excellent!

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Authentic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Good food and lively atmosphere. Great spot for a Friday night date.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food is absolutely incredible. Everything from the Maine Lobster Roll appetizer, to the Scallops main course, to the creme brule! So tasty!

Tags: Live Music, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Amazing food, great service

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Always a nice atmosphere and attentive service. An early reservation insures a great table with moderate noise level.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Highly recommend this restaurant. Food was excellent. We arrived at the time of our reservation and were seated immediately. Staff was very attentive and at no point did we feel rushed. Give Moody’s a shot if you haven’t visited before.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 31, 2017

French onion soup and cremebrulee are to die for!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for a Date, Cozy, Live Music, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Always great!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Nice atmosphere and great food, a great choice near Northstar resort.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Loved it all! Moody’s is our go to place!

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Wonderful evening of music and great good. Love music with Truckee jazz bands. Food was AMaZIng! Especially loved the Pork chop.

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent food and service, as always. These guys know how to run a great restaurant.

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vip
 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Hanger steak, pork chop off the charts delicious.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 31, 2017

The highlight of what we ordered was the bacon, gorgonzola, fig pizza. Tomato soup was watery, and burger was just ok.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Always one of the best in Truckee! Great for any occasion.
Service and food excellent!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Organic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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!

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 6, 2017

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!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Moody's never disappoints!! We were able to change our reservation, the food was perfect, and the music was upbeat and fun without being too loud. Another successful evening.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Wow! What s discovery! Visited Truckee Verizon store & was recommended to go to Moody's for lunch. Food was delicious, best vege 🍔 ever! Elana our server was delightful! Can't wait to try dinner! The menu looked delish!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Cocktail was awesome.
Food was overpriced and very average. Very disappointed. Bad choice.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on September 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Always a winner. This is one of our go-to restaurants for a casual lunch/dinner at the bar or a special occasion at a table. Consistently great food and service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Staff were extremely helpful, knowledgeable, friendly and prompt. Food was delicious and creative.

Tags: Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Vegan, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Great meal of Chicken Roulade as recommend by our server

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We loved having Sherie (sp) for our waitress!

The wine list is good - try their house red in 1/2 liter

Tags: Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Live Music, People Watching, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Good food great service I have nothing more to add. It was a really nice experience

Tags: Fun
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