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O - Friar Tuck's Restaurant & Bar, Nevada City, CA

Friar Tuck's Restaurant & Bar

4.6
4.6
592 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Steakhouse, Fondue
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (530) 265-9093
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Nevada City
  • Parking details
    Public lot Available on Commercial Street.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 592 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Hot spot

592 Reviews
  1. RebeccaM

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An exceptional evening. Food was wonderful, service was over the top, and beautiful background music made it all memorable. We will be back soon.

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  2. Jeff

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food with great service and live entertainment. Try their fondues!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service excellent response to an issue with meal A must go for date night or anytime . Let’s keep our hometown restaurants thriving!

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  4. Meghan

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved this place and loved the town. Our waitress was amazing and the whole staff was upbeat. We will returning next time we are in the area.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, like always! We enjoyed ourselves, we were seated at a table that perfectly accommodated our group.

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  6. jennyG

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best burgers I’ve ever had !Awesome drinks and entertainment .

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friar Tucks is a legacy establishment that never fails. No matter the day of the week, the year, the economy, is never fails to live up to its excellent reputation. The food and service is amazing, and it’s a joy to be there on a night when Tucks’s iconic proprietor is mingling among the guests.

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  8. GaryB

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, ambience and service were exceptional! Thank you!

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  9. sandman

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal was delicious and our waitress was superb- a wonderful evening***

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  10. LovesFish

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    All the food was prepared perfectly from the jumbo prawn appetizer to the lamb chop entree. My favorites were the escargot and the scallops, I will 100% return for those two things. The fondue was good but needed a stronger heat source to keep it warm and melty. If you are on the fence about going, just go. The quality of food was well worth the price.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service and ambience. Great music in the bar area. Owners are very hands-on, friendly and care about patrons having a great experience at their restaurant.

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  12. GaryS

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal, great service, thank you. My only regret is leaving our leftover bag on the seat next to me. Just means we have to go back sooner than planned.

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  13. CheriS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    food was delicious, well prepared and well presented. Great music fun atmosphere.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic staff and delicious food. Great for a date night.

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  15. MarinaT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place recently became our routine stopover on the way home from the ski trip. We really like the food, the wine list, the general ambience etc. We'll probably be back !

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  16. MicZ

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Been dining here for many years, but sadly it has gone down hill. Food was okay, not great, service very slow. Over priced and rude management. Our bill was $150 and when we asked the owner what happened to the complimentary bread sticks they served for years, he got defensive and rude. Not interested in customer feedback and no appreciation of customers. Won't recommend and won't return. So many other great restaurants in the area

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  17. wkd2454

    Tahoe

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite resturant in Nevada City/Grass Valley area.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding as always! Thank you for the great customer service!

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  19. Mandytory

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Set in a cute, historic town, this restaurant did not disappoint. We got the escargot, which was perfectly seasoned and buttery and the steak fries. The wine was delicious and the server helped me choose which to pair with our dinner. Service was a little on the slow side but it was okay. We weren't there to rush in and out.

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  20. Turtle

    Jackson Hole

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great menu, food service stall and value. The only issue is the bar music is not a good dining mate. Music is probably good if you are in the bar, but not dining in their dining room. Chicken Marsala and fishn chip ,excellent.

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  21. GeraldP

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit, for Valentine's day, and it exceeded our expectations. The food was fantastic and all the staff was very friendly. We're definitely going to go back here.

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  22. GaryB

    Sacramento

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We had not been to Friar Tucks for several years until this week. The French Onion soup had changed, the entree was just ordinary and the service was poor. The bar did not have the drinks that we wanted. The total bill was $189 and was no where worth that expense. We are not planning to come back to this restaurant.

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  23. KeithR

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing but what made our night special was the care in which our hostess and server took with me and my grandmother. Lyla was bettered then we could’ve expected and recommended each of our dinners. Gotta love servers who aren’t afraid to speak up and say what they like.

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  24. LarryB

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The cedar plank salmon was prepared just right and excellent flavoring. The seared scallops were the best I've every had in any restaurant in the US! Love scallops and the cream sauce was rich and scrumptious. The staff was very friendly and professional. Would recommend it if you're in Nevada City. We'll be going back!

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  25. wkd2454

    Tahoe

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply the best restaurant in the foothills. My wife and I have been going here since we moved up into the Auburn area from Monterey, CA back in 2003.

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  26. Andrea

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely gem! So happy I found this restaurant!

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  27. Glamatams

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've not been to Friar Tuck's since the new owners took over. They've improved the decor and cleanliness. The food was presented well but didn't taste as good as expected at their price point. The vegetable, I think it was butternut squash cubes, was seasoned not to our liking. My pork was completey overcooked. My Husband's Lamb was served medium rare with a great pomegranate glaze. The garlic mashed potatoes were the best part for me, creamy and tasty. The plates were served Hot and this is a plus! But the French onion soup was more tasting of wine than I like. Service was Great! With even the hostess helping out. All in all, just mediocre food and that is why we go out, so I'm not sure we'd frequent again.

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  28. DennisJ

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was outstanding, will definitely go back

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  29. Purple

    Washington DC

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service both behind the bar and at the table was excellent. The food was good, not outstanding. We enjoyed the live music also.

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  30. JoshuaH

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pretty good overall. Fast and great service.

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  31. AngelaT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Was very disappointed thinking making a reservation would help to get in the middle of the restaurant but guess I should have asked for it. My filet was almost on the raw level when asked for a medium rare as well as my sons steak and the squash tasted like it had been cooked earlier in the afternoon. This used to be one of my favorite places to go but was a sad situation after bragging about it to my friends. The service was OK but had 3 different people waiting on us causing me to get charged for an extra beer but the waitress called me to apologize after I lowered the tip by that price and put a note making them aware.

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  32. SandyS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Their seasonal salad was absolutely the best. Kale and radicchio with local roasted carrots. We dined on New Year's Eve and they had live music which was festive and much appreciated.

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  33. PaulE

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu is new and improved, we enjoyed the duck and the lamb.

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  34. KaseyO

    Tahoe

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Prime rib is absolutely awful. Appetizers were good. Filet was smothered in gravy.they comped me for the prime rib and gave me free dessert.

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  35. BrianG

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Selection was limited. For example shirt steak and fries for $35. The only other steak was cross rib for $45. They have prime rib Friday and Saturday. Service was good and ambulance. Last time came was before Covid and the menu was very good with lots of steaks and fish dishes. Probably won't go again until the menu improves.

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  36. KriswithaK

    Sacramento

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I must say we live in the area and this is one of our favorite “special” places to eat at, we dine here several times a year and this is the first time they seemed to be “off”.

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  37. southbaymom

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very festive atmosphere, live music is a bit loud. Great services, food came out pretty fast. We ordered a salmon dish, a prime rib dish and two ribeye steaks. The salmon and prime rib were excellent, the ribeye steaks were overcooked and not that flavorful, but they re-did these dishes and the second time were better.

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  38. CHRISTINES

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friar Tuck’s has been our favorite restaurant for over 30 years. Great food, great music and wonderful service. It’s our go to for special occasions or just a night out. We highly recommend.

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  39. JojoH

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All six in our party loved their meal! Service was perfect and we can’t wait to come back.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall it was good. I wouldn’t say it was over the top in any category. I will however give it another try and sit in the bar. I think for me, it would be a much better experience.

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FAQs

Friar Tuck's Restaurant & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (530) 265-9093.

Friar Tuck's Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 592 OpenTable diners.

Friar Tuck's Restaurant & Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Friar Tuck's Restaurant & Bar

111 N Pine Street, Nevada City, CA 95959

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Nevada City
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Steakhouse, Fondue
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public lot Available on Commercial Street.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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