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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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