Friar Tuck's Restaurant & Bar

4.5
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$31 to $50
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American
Friar Tuck’s on the corner of Pine & Commercial Street in Nevada City’s Historic District has been a festive dining and lounge experience since 1973. Friar Tuck’s features a warm, unique atmosphere with friendly staff, an extensive steak, seafood and fondue menu, award winning wine list, classic cocktails and live music 7 nights a week Friar Tuck’s was created in the winter of 1973. It is one of the first wine bars in Northern California and is honored to have received the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine for the past 15 years running. Live music, seven nights a week is also a huge part of Friar Tuck’s. Friar Tuck’s is proud to be one of the oldest privately and family owned restaurants in California and now the Paige Family have become the new Proprietors to preserve this landmark tradition in the heart of Nevada City. Please come and create your own personal experience as many of our 40 plus year customers have done.
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Friar Tucks is always wonderful as is the atmosphere. Our server was great, and food was delivered hot. This is a great place to take out of town guests -it always impresses. It's one of my favorite local restaurants.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and unique cuisine such as the fondue. Great ambiance for dates or other special occasions.

J
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great place to take visiting friends. Very rustic, friendly and great food. Good vibe with live music.

CP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and service, only input is that the cheese fondue was a way too strong as far as the amount white wine in the fondue cheese, it way over powered the taste for me, and the person serving nitro beer needs to learn to pour the beer at a 45 degree angle, and not just turn the can up to gurgle out and make the beer flat. Just FYI, as this seems like a no brainer but a beautiful dinning place here for sure

MA
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friar Tuck's is our family go to for all our special occasions!!

JD
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

We have been going here for years. now New management. Female bartender was extremely unfriendly and the waitstaff was rather rude. We ended up leaving and not getting dinner.

k
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Definitely make a reservation if you're planning to have dinner on a Friday or Saturday night, we were seated next to the hostess booth and they were turning away people every couple of minutes throughout our dinner.

Pro tip: you can eat the entire menu at the bar (with the exception of the hot peanut oil fondue). My 10 year old and I had the fondue, both of us thought it was heavy-handed on the wine. Otherwise, great experience, perfect place for a winter night with friends and family.

JB
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their Tuckhattan is the best drink in town, the service is excellent and the food wonderful.

AE
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always leave happy when I visit Friar Tuck’s. Great food, great ambiance, great service!

TB
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Our food and drinks were delicious! The service level was not what we expected it. There was little interaction with the service staff and we felt rushed to pay our bill and leave.

K
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food. Loved Dream & the Dreamers

TJ
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service was great.
We will come back.

N
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Consistently nice evening. Appreciate the fondue and friendly service.

JB
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great little place in a cute little town. Good food, the fondue is great. Perfect place for a friday date night.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Food was good, and great ambiance. Service was very slow.

OT
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the chocolate fondue!

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always. Love Julie. Always takes care of us. Food was great too.

JD
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of m girlfriends came up from Las Vegas over Labor day weekend. I wanted to take them somewhere special. They loved Friar Tucks, food & drinks were fantastic. Our waitress Tina was absolutley fabulous. She joined right in with the craziness with us. Then surprised us with the funniest dessert. My friends are already talking about going back for our next annual get together.
Thank you to Friar Tucks & especially Tina for helping me make a memorable time for them in Nevada City.

KM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I have been going to Friar Tuck's in December for the last seven years as a tradition. We recently went there in the summer. Friar Tuck's has been a family favorite place to go for a special evening. The food has always been very good. The service has always been outstanding. Ambiance is charming. We would highly recommend Friar Tuck's to anyone who is looking for a special dinner.

SM
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Drinks were wonderful and had cheese fondue as always.
They swapped extra vegetables for the bread. Steak was cooked perfectly and tasted amazing!

OT
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our evening from the moment we walked in. We were greeted by the Hostess and seated in the room we had requested. Started out with one of their creative cocktails and the most delicious Mushroom appetizer. Relaxed at our table listening to the live music coming in from the bar. Our entrees ( Bleu Champagne Steak and Rack of Lamb) were both well prepared and we enjoyed our wine with our meal. The staff was excellent!
Unfortunately we didn’t have room for dessert.

l
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant and Julie. It was great to meet the owner as well.

KZ
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Julie was the best waitress that we have had in a while :)

KK
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friar Tucks has always been our go-to place for special occasions. Our server Julie was, as always, very friendly and attentive. We look forward to seeing her every time we dine there.

w
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well prepared meal.. Great service. Meet the owner who was acting as the sommelier! Good folks. Well worth the time to visit.

R
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our usual go-to place for our anniversary is closed on Monday, so we decided to give Friar Tuck's a try--hadn't been there in many years. We enjoyed the experience. The food was more bountiful than necessary; we both left some on our plate. It was also a little rich for our tastes. But the wine was good, the service was excellent, and the dessert was fabulous. We'll go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love Tucks, been going for decades, always the best place for fondue and great company. Service is fantastic and feel so lucky to have this in my backyard.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fathers bday

HJ
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two nights ago my wife and i had dinner there for the third time.we met the new owner,who was really cool.the food is awsome,drinks are great really nice experiance.we will come back again and again.

KP
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! We stopped in on our way home from Tahoe.

MM
Sacramento
36 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, great service, delicious food and the owner was very attentive to guests. An overall great experience. We will be back.

RL
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife’s favorite spot for her birthday dinner. They never disappoint.

M
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friar Tuck's is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is superb and I enjoy the live entertainment in the bar.

PP
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a real treat to come to FT's after not being in for several years. We brought friends who were there for the first time. Our service from Julie was awesome, the food terrific, and the new owner even came and visited with us after dinner. A super Nevada City experience, and we will be back.

BB
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly staff, quick service. Owner dropped by to check in with us. Overall we had a great experience

PS
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening! We brought out of town guest and the food and service was outstanding! We will definitely be back.

SM
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we were extremely happy with our visit. Server was friendly and knew about choices, brought drinks and bread with olive oil and vinegar. (Think our server was named Melissa - she was GREAT!!)
Our food came out in perfect timing and was BEYOND amazing! We left unexpectedly early and the staff was great about boxing up our food and getting our check right away.
The setting is beautiful and I am so glad this place is still in business. You would never know it changed ownership this year, the quality is just the same!

EL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Friar Tuck's for 26 years. It recently changed ownership and remains just as good as it has always been. The food is excellent and very well priced for the quantity and quality. The bar is excellent. It has a great atmosphere and an overall excellent dining experience.

J
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience4

The entertainment (Bias and Dunn) were A+. Service very good. My roast duck was not up to par; skin not crisp and meat a little dry. Perfect setting for acoustic music.

KK
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My date and I had a fabulous time. Good food and great wine selection.