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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

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Cozy (9)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Healthy (7)
Live Music (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
People Watching (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Authentic (2)
Business Meals (2)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Romantic (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

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 13, 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 13, 2018

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on January 7, 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 6, 2018

Amazing food, great service

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 6, 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 4, 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 January 1, 2018

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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

French onion soup and cremebrulee are to die for!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 30, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 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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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Always great!

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

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

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 14, 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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 (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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