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

Friar Tuck's Restaurant & Bar

4.6
4.6
436 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

11:30 PM


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Fondue

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 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 436 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Hot spot

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  1. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, great service, can be loud when busy but great place to eat
  2. TalorB

    Tahoe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was great! We came after obtaining our wedding rings from a local jeweler & they made it extra special. Food was good as well, got everyone’s order correct, even with modifications, and the apps & main course came out hot!
  3. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great prime rib, one of us ordered teriyaki steak well done and it was med-rare at best. Drinks were good, chocolate fondue was outstanding. Unfortunately, as much as we enjoy live music, we were seated near the bar and could barely hear each other over the music. The guitar player was highly impressive- just wish we would’ve been seated somewhere we could enjoy our company a bit more.
  4. DOFLG

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Our biggest problem was cold food. Our escargot arrived with its serving dish hot, but unfortunately the actual escargot was cold (and even had unmelted butter in some of the escargot pockets). The mahi-mahi special was warm, but I am 100% sure that it was plated on an ice cold plate (the plate was actually cold to touch). The chicken piccata was so-so, almost like full thickness chicken breasts (not flattened), and no color at all on the plate. Flavors were good.
  5. JamesW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, was seated right away. The crab cakes were delish. The basil martini was very fresh, and an overall wonderful experience.
  6. NicoleM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service! We were seated in a booth just down from the bar and the live music was a fantastic addition to dinner. I ordered scallops and they are some of the best I’ve ever had.
  7. AstridC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and great service. Will definitely be back on a regular basis. Was an amazing end to a really tough week at work.
  8. DavidS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our overall experience was amazing! We’re definitely going to be dining there again soon and we have shared our experiences with other friends and family members who are interested in coming to your restaurant the noise level wasn’t bad but the music, all though incredible was a little bit too loud for the people in the dining room areas but we really enjoyed our time and the food as well as the atmosphere
  9. JohnP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our reservation was at 6:45 on Valentine's Day, so it was busy and we ended up having to wait in the bar for about 10 minutes. But there was nice music and we got a seat at the bar so it was okay. We could have been seated earlier at a table right near the front door so we opted to wait. We got a table in the tree room against the wall so it was nice and warm and comfortable. Servers were very attentive and easy to laugh with. We know their plates are large so we opted for each getting a soup or salad and then we shared the cheese fondue dinner. Which was more than enough for two people. The owner was on site making sure everything was going smoothly. It was an enjoyable evening
  10. JohnQ

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service was good as usual. Best place in town for a good dinner!
  11. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and great meal, however parking was difficult. So plan extra time for parking.
  12. Missd

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Ordered soup and meal. We got served these within moments of each other, causing our small table to be overcrowded. Do we finish our siuo and let raw fondue meat sit? We tried. Spilld. Ok, forget the soup. Fondue was ok but we felt rushed and sad about the soup. Desert was lovely, as the table was clear for that course.
  13. Ethan

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great restraint, we have been coming for 15 years and it is always good
  14. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Caesar salad too tart Waitress forgot to bring things
  15. AmorT

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful. Price was a bit steep. Hailey (sp) gave excellent service!
  16. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic evening, the food and service were both excellent. The icing on the cake was the live music in the bar area! We’ll be back!!
  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I love to getaway to NC every once in awhile and everytime we do we come to Friar Tucks. We’ve often had the hot oil fondue - which is amazing. But this time we both opted for the prime rib and it did not disappoint. Mine was a bit more done than I prefer but it was still tender and flavorful. The wine is a decent sized pour and the crème brûlée is yummy! We’ll be back soon.
  18. JohnQ

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and a pleasant atmosphere with excellent service
  19. RobYen

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Escargot was rubbery and therefore I couldn't eat it. But no other complaints. 99.9% of the time we always love this restaurant. The live music is an added plus!
  20. JohnV

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were great! Nice ambiance and I would definitely go back.
  21. Musician

    Tahoe

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate there on New Year’s eve. We had the salmon and the pasta special. Also the Dungeness crab appetizer. Delicious food! The service was excellent too.
  22. JojoH

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was excellent! The lamb dish was a bit sauce heavy but my husband love the steak with blue cheese.
  23. DanaM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my daughter’s 18th birthday. The food was delicious, the staff was friendly and efficient, the restaurant is beautiful, and there was live music! It was a great night!
  24. TerriH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything thing was amazing. I highly recommend dining here.
  25. Great

    Sacramento

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Amy was fantastic. Great fondue
  26. MitchH

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Having eaten here many times pre-pandemic, we were disappointed to see just how much the quality of their food has declined. Service was great, but both my ribs and my wife’s Beef Wellington were over cooked.
  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu, quality dishes, super customer service.
  28. MichaelH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    I would return more often if the staff wore masks to protect my health and well being.
  29. AmeliaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! We had a wonderful time! Very relaxing, great live music. Thank you!
  30. MarkA

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Hard to give a good review when neither of us enjoyed our main course. My Beef Wellington was raw and waitress never came around to send it back or ask why both of us left almost full plates. It took an hour to get it so I tried to eat around the edges with no luck My wife’s prime rib was very fatty and unappetizing. Won’t be back.
  31. Mugwumpe

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, food was excellent, and prepared as requested. Filet was cooked to perfection, and my wife’s lobster was exceptional and presented nicely. Owner Ken and his wife are on site and greeting arriving customers and generally making the place run smoothly. We have been eating at Tucks since 1975 and Ken has restored the quality of dining here, thanks Ken!
  32. JohnT

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I LOVE this place !! Every time I go to Nevada city I make sure to have dinner there. The mushrooms for an appetizer are my favorite. The steak Diablo and chicken Marsala are great also !!
  33. AnitaD

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Friar Tuck's and go there often. We enjoy both the restaurant and the bar. The bar has a lighter fare menu that we often chose. The local entertainment is the BEST! We particularly enjoy Dominic and Kris!!! Their music is incredible!
  34. DeanM

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great second visit, going for third visit tonight. Excellent service , drinks, food .
  35. Pebsmax

    Sacramento

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The BEST place to have dinner before or after the holiday fair - or ANYtime! Great table service, wide selection on the menu, chef specials - and they have FONDUE! Several type or kinds to pick from - was a fun night for my girlfriend and I - treated ourselves
  36. Copnhgnangel

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Raw Oysters and Steamed Clams were outstanding, paired with Prime Rib, Lobster and a bottle of Meomi...YES PLEASE.
  37. Susie

    Sacramento

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The majority of our party had prime rib and it was delicious.. but we were not a fan of the mashed potatoes. my husband was disappointed in his beef Wellington. Loved the wait staff and ambience.. will definitely go again.
  38. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have been to FT a few times. Like before, great dinner and service. Love their menu and prices.
  39. KurtB

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    I like this restaurant and been going for many years when I visit family in the area. They were out of the prime rib which was disapointing. I had the fried shrimp which was excellent. My partner had the halibut, my sister had the filet and my Mom had the clams which were all very good. The problem I have with this place is the loud music. It's so loud you can't have a conversation. We had to move to another table which was better but still loud.
  40. HoneysPot

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a wonderful time and the food is fantastic.

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 436 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for Friar Tuck's Restaurant & Bar

111 N Pine Street, Nevada City, CA 95959

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Nevada City

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • 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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