Smith Flat House

4.6
96 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
"In 1853 in Smith Flat, over the top of the Deep Blue Channel, the Three Mile House was built. Named for its distance from central Placerville on the trail to Carson City, today it is known as the Smith Flat House. It originally consisted of a general store, post office, bedroom, dining room and dance floor. Over the next century and a half the Smith Flat House served many purposes; operating as a wagon stop during the bonanza days of the Comstock mines, as well as a hotel and restaurant, run by the Fossati family, for decades. The Smith Flat House has long been a part of the history of El Dorado County, changing with the times, always enduring and providing a wonderful gathering space for the people. Today, we strive to continue this tradition as an inviting destination for excellent food, events and activities that nourish our community and those who visit our region."
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NicholeneJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most amazing steak I’ve ever had! Beautifully charming atmosphere.

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KellyB
Tahoe
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our go to places for sure. Food and service are always spot on!

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Lupyn
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with the weather cool it was still nice under the beautiful wooden overhang. Service and food was outstanding. Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipHappytodrink
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Little awkward on arrival. Zero clue on if there was a hostess. We had to actually stop a server for help. They don’t have wine tastings as we assumed since it’s a winery. Food was decent, but a little over priced. Seating was spaced out and they cleaned well between patrons which is good. Facilities weren’t the cleanest.

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Samantha
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Unfortunately the service was terrible. Waited despite our reservation then was not able to sit outside on the patio. We were taken inside but never got waited on:( we ended up leaving. Really disappointing.

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RussellR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

meal was superb and service was attentive without being intrusive.

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vipMccyawl
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dropped in for the weekend brunch on our weekly drive through Placerville. Pleased we found it. Very attractive and maintained venue. Patio closed given the weather, but can see the attractiveness of this area in the summer and fall. Menu very good as lunch options as well as the brunch items. Well prepared and all enjoyed. Service attentive and friendly. Will return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday Brunch menu

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a great time on the patio. Scrumptious food and tasty local wine from Madrona.

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DarleneN
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Our Rib Eye steak was tasteless, Appetizer was the shrimp and that was chewy.
after expressing our disappointment we were offered dessert at no charge.
Our server was very good.

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JeffM
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They would get 5 stars for better chairs. Hard to stay comfortable enjoying great food and music

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MichelleK
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My lamb shanks were delicious and highly recommended. My partner's rib eye wasn't to his standards which are quite high. The wine list was good, but I've seen better in the foothills.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
77 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

I’ve been here before and I was quite good. I wanted outdoor dining and they offered it. The $10 glass of Cab was the highlight of the meal. I ordered the special - grilled salmon with a cucumber salad. Salmon was over cooked on a bed of unseasoned clumpy rice. The cucumber salad was a mess of mayonnaise cucumbers and dill. Service was sparse

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Liza
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good but disappointed that the outside dining area wasn’t open on a beautiful fall afternoon.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was nice and friendly and food was good. Biggest down side for dinner time was being cold outside. They had a couple heaters, but not enough.

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KatieM
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here over Halloween Weekend. They have a beautiful outdoor eating area complete with fireplaces, space heaters, and patio lighting. The food was excellent and cooked to perfection. We have been here one time about 4 years ago and were eager to get back! Our server Shelby helped us work through the menu and pair a great wine with our Filet as well as dessert.
I have recommended Smith Flat House to my parents, as well as friends and family who visit Placerville. If you want a wonderful dining experience perfect for a date night this is the spot to be!

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Ssexton
Tahoe
13 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining at Smith Flat House and we were so impressed! The ambiance and the food quality were fantastic! We will definitely be back!!!

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LaurenS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my husbands must go spots in the area. Everytime we come for the weekend we make sure one night we go to Smith Flat House. We are never disappointed.

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JimC
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here. Very impressed for Placerville. This restaurant would go over well in the Bay Area. Outside seating, friendly servers, great food and music to boot! The Asparagus bisque was an incredible way to start the meal. I had the salmon and my folks had the Ribeye and a Pasta Carbonara, all excellent. We finished with a Creme Brulee that truly was special. This will be on our return list!

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TinaT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love sitting on the patio at night, it is beautiful there. Food is really good. It’s even more special when you go on Wednesday night and listen to the live music.

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vipdervin
Sacramento
47 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in Placerville!!!! Ate outside, they have heaters so it’s comfortable.

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Boomer
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing setting with great food. I thought they had the best outdoor seating Arrangement of any restaurant I have seen. The food is delicious but rich, so don’t order too much

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JasonsReview
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio dining at Smith Flat House was superb! Great atmosphere, delicious food and they even had live music!

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Lupyn
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. The atmosphere with the band playing was really good. Grounds were gorgeous. Surf and turf was excellent.

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BKuhl
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, atmosphere. Had live music on a Friday night, not too loud, just right. Must have reservations right now.

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RobertL
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the best pea soup I have ever had. And the live performance was lots of fun and very entertaining. And the staff was just top notch. Great time. :-)

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Karolina
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved everything about this place, from food, to service, to location. A true gem in Placerville.

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bnmystr
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

The food here is amazing with unique items such as scallops with pork belly which has many great flavors.

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Zach
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited the Smith Flat House for my wife's birthday. This was our first time and we will definitely be back. The patio seating was wonderful. The food was amazing, the wine was delicious, and the service was perfect. They came when we needed us but we never felt like they were pushing us out to fill the table with the next guests. Best dining experience in the Placerville area!

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KellyB
Tahoe
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moms 85th Birthday

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MaxB
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Smith Flat House for a magical night for our friend’s surprise birthday party!

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DeborahS
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The courtyard at Smith Flat House is very pleasant and has plenty of room for social distancing. We enjoyed the food, and the service was top notch-thanks to Shelby who made our friend’s birthday extra special.

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vipSteveM
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful large patio, perfect for Pandemic dinning. Food and service were excellent!

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vipCrystalH
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

This restaurant is usually top notch on everything but they fell short this trip. Service was slow...very slow. Our server, who we always ask for, didn’t seem phased at all. We brought this to her attention and she said “it’s like that sometimes”.

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HillaryA
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ended up having a great experience. Our server was fantastic - attentive, courteous, accommodating. Patio only seating and the iron chair/table set up wasn’t very comfortable and it was awkwardly quiet with no background music but the heaters and lighting were a good addition. Food was next to none, service was fabulous.

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places to eat in Placerville. Can't wait to go back.

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TrayLo
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was delicious and fresh. We sat outside, and the atmosphere was charming. It was everything I was hoping for.

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BeckyS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place! Great food! The black and white was so good! Best filet mignon I have ever had! The sauce was amazing. The butternut squash soup was absolutely outstanding. For dessert we have a cheesecake. Very large peace and so rich and delicious.

FAQs

Smith Flat House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (530) 621-1003.

Smith Flat House is rated 4.6 stars by 96 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.