Sierra St. Kitchen & Cocktails

4.3
248 Reviews
$30 and under
American
A creative small plate restaurant with fresh made food and craft cocktails. Set in an intimate setting right in the middle of bustling downtown Reno.
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4.4
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4.3
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4.3
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RebeccaF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were able to accommodate our large party! Delicious, fun and festive!

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vipProfessorJake
San Francisco
363 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Unimpressive dining experience tonight. The food was completely unremarkable. Other reviews were so positive so we gave them a shot. Quite the let down! Service was inattentive and erratic. Ambiance was tight and close, especially considering the times.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was absolutely delicious. Good service.

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HappyEater
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We went for a friends 50th birthday. It felt a little cramped inside, didn’t quite feel like limited capacity, but staff was wearing face masks and customers came in wearing face masks. Cocktails were fun and tasty. I had the bourbon bramble, which I loved and DH had a bourbon drink he liked with an orange peel. I think the other two in our party had beer. I’d give them a 5 out of 5 stars for cocktails! I would absolutely go again for drinks! One group of 3 that was dining at the same time hung out at the bar after their dinner.

The food was just okay. We ordered the scallop entree and they did not look crispy/seared on the outside, like scallops can look, but they were still OK. The polenta and green beans it came with were delicious with lemon sauce, possibly from the scallops, but the scallops themselves disappointed. They were not cooked properly, in our opinion. The Mac n cheese was amazing. The Brussels sprouts had potential but they seemed boiled or steamed and not crispy at all. The sauce on them was tasty, as was the crispy bacon, but they needed work. If they had some crispiness to them they would have been outstanding. The shrimp tacos were okay. We liked the sauce on them. It came with an order of 3, which was perfect because one person in our party does not like seafood. The shrimp dish was not described on the menu and our waiter had to ask how they were prepared because he didn’t know. At first he told us to read the menu. We did, they appeared to be a special. The beet salad was tasty. The beets seemed slightly pickled, which was delicious. The goat cheese (?) they were laying on was good. I’d say that and the Mac and cheese were the winners of the night. The Kobe sliders were a huge disappointment, lacked flavor, the fries they came with were shoestring fries and good.
Service was attentive and the bar tender seemed to enjoy his time as well.

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vipKermeS
San Joaquin
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for a place to go for dinner and everything was full I saw this pop up on open table so we decided to give it a try SO glad we did the food was awesome and the service was great we had the stuffed mushrooms, chicken wraps, Brussel sprouts, caprice s
salad, beat salad and sliders they were all awesome we will definitely be back

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AnnT
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Our dinner and service were excellent. The reason I did not give it a much higher rating is that the tables were VERY close together, which does not follow the 6' Covid guidelines. Other than that, the experience was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Servers were not super friendly, food was bland, wine was meh. Then our server was assumed that we enjoyed our date enough to add a 20% tip without asking - which we would’ve left anyway, but she decided she earned it I guess? Will not be back.

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vipTimdogg
Tahoe
23 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentines dinner
Food was absolutely amazing
Service was spectacular

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SPthatsme
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Staff was all conversing with each other as we entered and an awkward greeting. Food was subpar compared to one of their sister restaurants Skyline. Our experience at Skyline has been excellent and we have been there several times. Gave this a shot and won’t be back. To many options out there. Also on Yelp there was a story pop up the showed Fel Pinot Noir $20 bottle of wine specials which is what drew us in. However when I showed the waitress she was confused and knew nothing about this offer. Then when looking it showed the story was live from 2 months prior which I feel is more on Yelp than on them. They did hooor with one. You’ve of their lower price Cabernets which was kind but it was a disappointment as this Cab didn’t have the same rating as the Pinot advertised on their Yelp story. Also my silverware was dirty and I had to ask for a new one. The napkin also had hair in it which I didn’t tell the waitress because I had a clean one from the new set and I just folded that one a put it aside. Just not a great start to our first visit. Honestly won’t give it another try. There are to many other places to try in Reno with excellent ratings.

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vipJasonC
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice. It was our first time there. The staff was friendly and attentive. Our appetizers and entrees were very flavorful and the cocktails were delicious.
Definitely going back

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JavierO
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would definitely come back! Delicious food, specially the steak

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megdolan
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

New to the area and looking for places to try. This is a sort of dive looking location but it’s a pleasant surprise inside. My old fashioned was the best I’ve had. It was perfectly balanced with a ripe orange peel garnish that when squeezed drops a perfect hint of Orange flavor and fragrance. The scallops were delicious, the sliders were great, the bruschetta was flavorful... all very good. I gave 4 because of Covid, it just dampens the mood and experience wherever you go. Spring, outside, by the river and this could be a 5.

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JustinC
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a date night here. The food was amazing and the service was wonderful.

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Andrew
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The food was good, although expensive. The waiter was rude and inattentive, though. He ruined all experience.

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steven
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered multiple tapas and shared. They were able to stagger the dishes so that not all arrived at the same time. We enjoyed them all with several glasses of wine. Server was great. Will return.

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vipStaple
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The restaurant wasn’t crowded when we got there, but soon after became packed. We sat at the bar as it afforded us better social distancing, however none of the tables were spaced to give proper spacing, and there was even a group of 12 that was seated, when local law states no groups larger than 6.

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Eric
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Very expensive for a small plate restaurant. Left feeling hungry.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and cocktails were both very good! We sampled quite a few dishes and they all came out delicious. Will go back next time we pass through Reno!

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netti
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

was a real nice place to meet girlfriends for dinner , the beet martini was excellent as was our meals. Katelyn , our server was a doll, room was fun.

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StephanieF
Tahoe
10 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, music, and service! Thank you

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vipOpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sierra Kitchen & Cocktail has become a regular spot. ... we’re there a couple times per month. Great staff. Great food. Fantastic flavors.

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Rick
Seattle
42 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for a late lunch & it was just what we were looking for. We put in a quick order for meatballs & crab cakes to share, both of which were delicious. We moved on to mushrooms & sliders, again, very good. The tapas format worked great for us - we felt like we could have grazed all day.

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Jonathan
New England
16 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greta food. Great service. Quick. Nice cocktails. Love this place

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JeffH
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great small plates
Very good service
Nice bistro vibe

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NikaS
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and service. A super surprise on how they serve their food. Small plate portions works so well as you can try different dishes.

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vipNettieo
Tahoe
79 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

SSK is one of Reno's not-so-hidden hot spots. Great food & bev, good vibe, near the river in the heart of downtown.

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MichaelM
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very cute and quaint, the environment was very desirable. Staff was on point. Food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food!!!

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vipNettieo
Tahoe
79 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

SSK is a downtown Reno gem. Great location near the river, open to and above the street. Small plates of genuinely good food and great cocktails. Was disappointed that my favorite Negroni came out mostly Campari, as opposed to their usual balance of liquors, but a minor point in an otherwise great pre-concert dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had high expectations based on reviews and other people recommendations. Thought food quality was average, portions small for the price. We ordered 6 tapas, enjoyed the Thai chicken wraps the best. The seared ahi street tacos were tiny with one piece of fish in each taco and little bit of red cabbage that was bitter. Atmosphere and service was good since it was not that busy at 6 pm.

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Greg
Denver
36 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyable restaurant. We had a great server and a good dinner. The atmosphere was very relaxed. I had taco-of-the-day special, and lamb chop small plate. 3 petite lamb chops over risotto on veal demi. All very good.

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vipAMRD
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Service wasn’t great, we didn’t get refills on our drinks for quite awhile, we weren’t able to order coffee before our dessert, we were mostly ignored throughout the meal, we were disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We would like to try this place again when it’s not a Prix Fix which they had for New Years. We get it. Most restaurants expect large crowds killing time before the ball drops so make it easier for their wait staff and kitchen. It was my birthday and I was in the mood for tapas. I was just excited about trying out their menu, but alas the limited menu just means I’ll have to go another night.

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JulieT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. The small plates are great and fun to share. Very unique cocktails.

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Breakin79
Tahoe
15 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent cocktails, delicious small plates, good value and close to everything in downtown. One of our favorite places.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing! The only reason I gave it 4 out of 5 stars is because the bartender was not very friendly, however, it was a busy night with the Santa Crawl. We had reservations and there was no one around with whom we could check in. So, we sat at the bar and waited for someone to become available. As soon as we checked in with a server, we were immediately sat. From there, the service was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Sierra Kitchen and Cocktails was wonderful. We had steamed clams for an appetizer and enjoyed the three course Thanksgiving meal. The clams are our favorite, they were great. I had the salmon, it was cooked perfectly.

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Leah
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I’ve been wanting to try this place and all the dishes we had were really flavorful, perfect portions and just food all over! Our server was super nice and even told us what the cue was to order because we were talking too much!

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AdventureDiner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great and delivered fresh and hot. If you enjoy sharing and trying new dishes this is a fun dining experience. Be sure to order the meatballs, brussel sprouts, beet salad and the sliders.

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PaulaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The cocktails are terrific. Creative and tasty. The food was excellent. The small plates were plenty for three friends to share. The desserts need some work. We sent one back and the second was just OK. Colby who is also a manager was our waiter. He guided us through the menu and recommended an excellent red wine at a very good price. He was knowledgeable, attentive and accommodating. It was noticed that the clientele was a mix of young and old. I look forward to trying the other kitchen on Skyline.

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Sierra St. Kitchen & Cocktails does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Sierra St. Kitchen & Cocktails is rated 4.3 stars by 248 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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