The Depot

4.1
73 reviews
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The Depot is located in Reno, Nevada and offers a restaurant as well as a craft brewery and distillery. This restaurant uses traditions from the past but puts an innovative spin to them. The drink menu is vast and includes unique cocktails like the silver donkey, with whiskey, honey, lime, St. Germain liqueur and ginger beer. Draft beers at The Depot also run the gamut from traditional to modern. The ranch hand is an excellent choice for those who enjoy a light malt.

The Depot provides many options for snacking or eating. Some light snacks offered are the poutine, cornbread fritters and pork belly tacos. Those looking for a bit more can try the fisherman�s stew, lamb shank or the vegetarian stuffed poblanos.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(775) 737-4330
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Kevin Clement
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Private party facilities
We have a downstairs dining area that seats 24-30 people in a private setting.
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Private party contact
Justin Stafford: (775) 737-4330
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lake Street
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Parking details
We have 60 private parking spots, with lights and security cameras.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Tahoe
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, everything about this dining experience was excellent. The chef (maybe the owner?) even came out to make the rounds and seek opinions. Best restaurant in Reno.

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Tahoe
62 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

This is our second time at this place. The food and the service were both way worse than they were the first time we were there. It's a really cool place if only they could get their act together.

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Tahoe
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2015
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

When seeking a place to celebrate the New Year, overall cost is certainly expected to be more than a usual night. The Depot promised a reasonable price for food that seemed interesting, and paired with special choice beers ($60-80). However, the appetizer grilled endive salad was very bitter and lacked flavor; the salad included pears that were seasoned well, but quite hard in texture. The accompanying pheasant was very dry (and looking around the room, it seemed everyone was experiencing the same disappointment.) Dry pheasant on dry noodles was tough to get down. However, the entree was a roasted acorn squash with curried risotto and that dish had a lot of flavor. The desert was a bland white chocolate brownie, again, not worth finishing. Needless to say, we left unsatisfied and hungry. The Depot, in general, has pretty good food, but the other menu wasn't available that night. The beers were good, but not worth the $80 per person.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2015
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Atmosphere and venue were great as most reviewers wrote. However, we were disappointed with the menu and service.

The cornbread fritters lacked seasoning. You get some hints of the jalapeno and sweetness from the glaze but overall they were somewhat dry and bland.

Banh 'Merica suggests that it's a play on a Banh Mi but the sandwich left you feeling heavy due to the aioli. It was missing the freshness of the Asian elements due to the under use of cilantro and pickled vegetables.

When the Depot Burger (ordered medium) arrived at the table, the bun was cold, the beef patty was dry and cooked well done.

Service: our server was attentive but we had to request that our water bottle be refilled. The first time he left with our bottle but never returned with another one. We ended asking another server to get us water. He also asked my wife if she ordered a drink a couple of times but she never placed drink order or indicated she wanted one.

This place has promise. I'll come back but maybe just for a drink for now.

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Tahoe
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Noise levels were high, it would be great if they installed some kind of noise absorbing material on ceiling or somewhere to bring down noise levels. It was hard to engage in conversations at my table due to noise levels.

Also, add support to pay with "Apple Pay" via the Open Table iOS app

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Tahoe
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2015
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

The food was wonderful, however we couldn't order more drinks or dessert as we couldn't get any service. And it took 30 minutes to track down a server for our check.

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Tahoe
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife and I recently stopped in for lunch, and found the service and menu to be top notch. We both enjoyed our experience here and highly recommend this spot for a romantic moment to remember.

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Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I arrived early for my lunch reservation and was greeted warmly by the hostess and seated promptly. The server was attentive without being intrusive and my friend and I were well cared for. The menu is interesting and innovative, not a repeat of every other place in town. We both had the soup of the day, which was delicious and appropriately hot when served. As the dining room filled, we were still able to talk without shouting at one another and we enjoyed a leisurely meal and conversation.

I'll be back to The Depot for more creative cuisine.

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Tahoe
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was great, even as we were a large group. Food and drinks came quickly and he checked in often.

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Y
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2015
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Yummy food and drink

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Central Coast
21 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place is always great, and Saturday night was no different. This is my fathers favorite place and it was our turn to take him out. Great specials that are always fresh with locally farmed produce. I had the salmon wth a beet salad and my wife had the veal. Not sure what my dad(Papa) had.
We shared a very nice Barolo and a fantastic chocolate torte.
Service is exceptional, but that my be because they know him as he's a Local and frequents often.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2015
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Had been here once previously and ordered cocktails and a meat/cheese board. Food was good, drinks not so much- may have just not been my taste. This time however, We ordered five dishes all together and each was disappointing. I had one of the sour beer options which was okay- not the best one i've ever had. Its a nice location and building but food is expensive to not be impressive.

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Tahoe
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great find. Good food, great service and the beer was delicious too.

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Tahoe
17 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It's a beautiful, renovated building inside and out. The servers were friendly and prompt. We came for Sunday brunch and our party included my two nieces, ages 11 and 5 respectively. This was my choice for brunch since my birthday is on Thursday, but unfortunately, there was no children's menu, and, as their parents are kind of picky as well, all they would eat were pancakes. We were a bit dismayed to see that a $9 small order included only two, average-sized pancakes. I was told that the pancakes were just "okay." My father, did, however, enjoy his Eggs Benedict and my dish was good. It's a neat place, decent food, but overpriced in my opinion.

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Tahoe
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you,
Wonderful people, great young crowd the happening place of Reno!!

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Tahoe
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

the mac and cheese was AMAZING and the shrimp ceviche was the best I've ever had!

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Tahoe
68 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Got here late (after a show) and eat / drank at the bar....service was great...friendly, informed, etc. Food was equally good (they were serving the full menu at 10:30 PM). Nice.

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Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, it was a pleasure to dine at The Depot!

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San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Depot is really well designed and thought out to enhance the existing building in the decor. Menu is balanced with excellent choices throughout the range of price and offerings.

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LW
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food in a renovated historic building. My halibut was delicious. Excellent service too.

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Tahoe
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a great time at the depot. The food and drinks we're great! Cool little spot.

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Tahoe
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Good over all restaurant and a beautiful building. Nice bar area to sit and have a drink. The staff was friendly, however the bartender could have been a bit more upbeat and friendly.
Tried the bone marrow, not too excited about that. Kind of like conjealed meat. Tried the pork belly tacos also, just so so. a little dry and flavorless. The flat iron steak with mash was great!

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TO
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

While visiting Reno, we were looking for a local "find" and got that with The Depot. This is in a historic, brick building, which adds to the ambiance.

We were seated upstairs next to one of the bars and had a fantastic server. She was beyond attentive and even created new drinks based upon our party's preferences.

I highly recommend The Depot - a great, local restaurant in Reno!

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BB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I recently enjoyed an amazing brunch at the Depot. Everything about my meal was perfect. All staff were very friendly and attentive to every need that my friend's and I could possibly have. The food was fantastic (a sentiment shared by everyone at my table). We thoroughly enjoyed the Traitorous Benedict with artichoke hearts, asparagus, red bell peppers, etc., fig and goat cheese salad, and hash. The $10 bottomless mimosas were also very popular at my table, as were our tastings of the house-crafted Ranch Hand Ale and gin. We also loved the ambiance and decor of the restaurant. After a very disappointing meal at a steakhouse at a nearby casino the night before, we couldn't have been more impressed by every aspect of The Depot. I highly recommend that your next meal be at Depot!

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Tahoe
21 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2015
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The steak came out much too rare, but rest is good. Menu has many options. Wine list not too great, much more of a beer and hard liquor place. The chairs at the tables are horribly uncomfortable. Atmosphere is that of a bar. Not private, so much better for groups rather than couples and very casual.

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Tahoe
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2015
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The noise level was pretty high, that is just didn't seem to fit what we were looking for for a large group outing—we could hardly hear the person sitting across from us, let alone down the table. However, this place is pretty cool for small groups: the atmosphere is pretty cool looking, its nice and clean, and if you enjoy beer, their beer selection is really pretty good. I would go back with a much smaller group to try.

Also, while I made reservations on Open Table, and even called to confirm my reservations that day, the restaurant accidently gave away my table, so my group ended up sitting more in the middle of the restaurant, which likely made the noise more noticeable.

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Tahoe
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was all good, but the kale salad was the best. And, you have to have the warm pretzel with yummy mustard.

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Tahoe
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit and we were not disappointed. The building and the restoration was beautiful, the service was personal and attentive and the food enjoyed by all. We only tried two beers, the stout and the double IPA, looking back I wish I had tried the 4 beer sampler.

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San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anchoring the edge of Reno's formerly sleazy, now hipper and hipper E. 4th St. Brewery, distillery, obviously well-capitalized renovation of historic building. Young energetic attentive staff, great Father's Day brunch with a bottomless mimosa for papa!

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Tahoe
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Well though out menu with something for all. Simple done well with great service. Only downside was the noise level but that's a personal taste thing.

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Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and atmosphere here is great! Very hipster place, and great for groups.

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Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food and service are outstanding. But, they could improve the acoustics. Very noisy!

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RE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The Depot brings a wonderful new addition to the Reno food scene. The beers are fantastic and the selection rotates as they brew and refine new ones. The food is very tasty and the portions are very nicely sized. Manager Leslie is a great guy too. Took my wife there for our anniversary and he made sure to really make the evening special. Love the Depot.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great innovative food. Very good service. However table for four is too small to comfortably seat four people sharing small plates as a meal. Bentwood chairs were chintzy and uncomfortable ... Restaurant space is very attractive but they could have done better with the choice of tables and chairs to purchase. Also noise level was exceptionally noisy. But good food!

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I went to the Depot for lunch. Since the day was beautiful, we ate outside. The service was great, and the food was outstanding. The inside of the restaurant is very nice. A bar downstairs and one upstairs. After lunch, Brandon, a co-owner, took us on a tour of the brewery/distillery. We all had a great time, and really enjoyed our lunch. We'll be back.

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Tahoe
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2015
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Went there with an open mind. Very cool setup untill you are seated at cramped tables that have horrible spacing. My party of four had a party of 8 next to us and it was like they were hovering over us. Food is delishious but pricing for food and booze is on the high side. The beer needs work and the bread pudding is awful!

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L
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The depot people were very friendly, funny, helpful, and quick! The food was amazing, and the atmosphere, well, simply a balanced blend of a historical restoration of a land and modern clean lines. Such a wonderful evening

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Tahoe
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my son's 23rd birthday. Service and atmosphere was great and the food was delicious! The place is absolutely beautiful, great job with the remodel!

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Tahoe
9 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2015
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I was looking forward to going to check the place out. The bottom line is the food is fair at best. With so many great local places popping up in Reno, this place had better up its game. It was my first shot and the food wasn't horrible, it was just average. I'll give it one more shot at some point and will hopefully up my review. On a side note, the service was quite good and they did an amazing remodel on this old building, so my great hope is that it does make it.

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Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this new addition to Reno's microbrew scene. I think they have the best beer.

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