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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (9)
Fun (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
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Great for Lunch (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Casual (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Healthy (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Cozy (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Live Music (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Organic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Romantic (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (Tahoe)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Hanger steak, pork chop off the charts delicious.

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·Dined on November 26, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 1, 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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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 29, 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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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 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 9, 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 7, 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 30, 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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 (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 26, 2017

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

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·Dined on September 24, 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 17, 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 16, 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 13, 2017

Great meal of Chicken Roulade as recommend by our server

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 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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·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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 29, 2017

First time visit to Moody's Bistro. It was recommended we visit the place by a friend who is a foodie. Fantastic food, especially the Ruben sandwich which my husband claims is the best he's ever had.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on August 25, 2017

My wife requires gluten-free options and I cannot consume alcoholic beverages. But Moody's had enough choices for both of us. We were there for dinner to celebrate my birthday. The reception staffer had noted so on our reservation. Although the food was very good, we were somewhat disappointed with our waiter. He was fairly attentive, but forgot to bring our coffee to accompany a slice of flourless chocolate decadence cake to celebrate my birthday. There was a simple lit candle in a parfait scoop on top of the cake and a fairly brusque "Happy Birthday" verbiage by our waiter. The cake itself was small and way over-priced. I thought that it would have been a complimentary offering.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 21, 2017

The best place in Truckee for a dinner. Nice service, good food (and not getting any worse with years :).

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fun, People Watching, Healthy
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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great dinner in Yountsville. It was raining so the outdoor tables were not available. This delayed us getting seating for our reservation by 15 minutes, but fully understandable.
Highly recommend eating here for lunch or dinner as you visit this quaint little town.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Delightful wait staff - delicious food - good wine - very fun

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Large portions

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 17, 2017

So great that I went 2 nights in a row!
And I would have gone back again had I been in town longer. Hurry and go and bring your family and friends!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on August 15, 2017

We were seated right away, next to a station full of dirty dishes with multiple staff running around. Our appetizer came immediately, although the tomatoes and mozzarella were good. The balsamic reduction was much too sweet. We ordered the fried chicken and the salmon, my son enjoyed his Fried Chicken very much. However these salmon seem cooked ahead of time and came with a barbecue sauce . Definitely not worth $38 . Our main course showed up minutes after our appetizer was taken away. Which lead us to believe that our meal was precooked. The food was average, but the service was so fast that you could have been in and out of there in 30 minutes. It is not the kind of experience you want when you spend $150. We also have to send back our dessert because it was not up to satisfaction. It was not properly cooked, and then stated that they were out. We ordered a second dessert which they charged us for. Overall you dont like to spend 150 dollars and be there for 30 minutes. If I want a meal that will last 30 minutes I might as well go to In and Out for twenty bucks.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Our food was outstanding as was our waiter. My peach salad and my husband's watermelon salad were very creative and delicious (even the table next to us was raving about the same salads). My salmon entree was excellent and husband' s steak bearnaise with fresh crab on top was exceptional. We try to visit this restaurant every time we are in Truckee as it's food and wait staff are always dependable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Food was delicious and I enjoy the ambience. It took 40 minutes after being sat at table to be served our drinks and then dinner was served before our cocktails were half finished.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Extremely loud restaurant that evening. Next time will ask for outdoor seating in rear of restaurant. Food was good, not exceptional for the price paid.

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Always good. Very high energy. Love the music

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·Dined on July 19, 2017

Amazing service and food. Great jazz band! Order the tender's choice drink from the bar.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 16, 2017

I am a regular there and am never disappointed. Food is great and the staff is delightful. Always take our guests there when in Truckee.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on July 16, 2017

We frequently visit Moody's as a half way point. My mother-in-law meets us from Nevada City and we drive up from Reno. Sitting out side allows us to bring our dogs. Always enjoying the food and treated very well. That is why we keep coming back. Good food and great service!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Outdoor seating was comfortable in the back for our evening meal, especially on a hot day. The cocktails were very good and brought quickly. The calamari & shishito peppers were quite good. My peach salad was very summery and full of flavor. My bison steak was prepared perfectly. My wife's watermelon salad looked refreshing and she said it was very good. Another dinner companion had the chicken roulade and remarked that it was a nice presentation and was cooked very well. The vegetarian pasta was to our younger person's liking. Our other friend had the scallops, she didn't quite finish as the portion was generous and delicious. Good coffee to finish.

Our server and busboy were friendly and prompt with their service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

My favorite place in Truckee. But that doesn't do it justice. It's one of my favorite places to eat on the globe.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2017

I love this restaurant... the food is always really good, the service is great, and they allow my little pooch to join us outside (unlike Bar of America across the street).

The wine we had was also really really really good.... I thin it was a Sancerre, although I shouldn't tell everyone in case I want to go back for more :-)

Love this place. Been top of my list in Truckee for about 8 years now!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 5, 2017

This place was a pleasant surprise. The vibe with the music in the front was great, but the back patio was perfect for our intimate family dinner. I highly recommend requesting the outdoor seating.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 4, 2017

One of Truckee's Best place to Stop!!!! Morning, Lunch or Dinner or just to hang out.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Live Sports, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Maybe it was due to being the 4th of July and their "A" team was off celebrating the day? The service was poor and food was extremely disappointing. Our food was brought out randomly after about 30 min. after ordering and it required several requests for bread, water, and cheese to add flavor to a bland pasta dish. If you go here stick to the basics. My kid's pizza and burger were solid. I ordered a rolled chicken dish that was lacking in flavor, texture, presentation and freshness. I think it was premade and reheated. I was very hungry but suspected it was spoiled so I stopped eating; they were kind enough to take it off the bill and the manager came to follow up which was thoughtful. My wife ordered sea food and was not able to finish her meal either. She became ill about an hour later and wasn't able to join us for fireworks at Donner Lake. It's a drag when you're out with your family and have vacation plans unraveled by poor service and spoiled food. We had high hopes but won't be back!

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 3, 2017

First time eating at Moody's and was glad we did! A very unique and exciting menu. Try the truffle deviled eggs and the wild boar rack! Excellent! Their artisan greens are also great. Make a reservation. This place is popular!!

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic
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