The Independent Restaurant and Bar

4.7
380 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
NOW OPEN 5 days/week for INDOOR & OUTDOOR Dining and Take-out Orders (Food/Beverages/Liquor).
The Staff will will try their best to accommodate all seating requests, but cannot guarantee all specific table requests will be available. Current Hours are: Wednesday - Saturday: 11am - 9pm Sunday: 11am - 8pm (closed Mon/Tues)

The Independent Restaurant and Bar offers guests and neighbors in Placerville, California a place to gather and enjoy refreshing fare and drinks. To start, peruse their famous craft cocktail menu, then check out their creative appetizers, including turnip fries, flash- fried calamari, tempura prawns, or their famous ahi tartare. Main courses at The Independent Restaurant and Bar include Buttermilk Fried Chicken, CAB Marbled Rib Eye, Lemon Caper Salmon, Browned Butter Pappardelle Pasta, Molasses-brined Pork Chop, and House-ground Burgers.

Support The Independent Restaurant and Bar during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 380 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our 14 year anniversary there last night and the food and experience was phenomenal. I asked if we could be placed at a romantic table and they sent us right in front of the fireplace it was amazing.

JB
JamesB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Go for the Happy Hour menu! Half price for smaller portions.

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Litagal
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday! Great experience!

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Diner516
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed lunch on the patio. Good menu choices. Food took some time to arrive but otherwise service and food very good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Unfortunately the food was lack luster and quite expensive for what you’d expect with those prices.

DK
DanK
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, customer service, and food. We had a party of 6 and everyone was really happy with our first visit to The Independant Restaurant. We'll definitely be back!

LM
LindaM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were referred by EdenVale Inn. Dinner was fabulous, the best short ribs ever! Tyrell was awesome as our server, made suggestions and he was right on! Would definitely, stop there again when in the area!

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Marko
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening with family. The food and drink are exceptional and the entire staff is always amazing!!!!!

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FNorris
Sacramento
39 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dinner was prepared well. My daughter had the salmon and my husband and I shared a wedge salad and both had the buttermilk fried chicken. The dressing on the salad was a bit skimpy and I had to ask for more which Jake promptly brought. Service was fantastic. Jake was friendly, professional, and responsive but didn't hover over us.
It was a bit noisy inside which made it difficult to have much of a conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Table was set beautifully and we really enjoyed the food & desert. The service was attentive but not a bother

DC
vipDeniseC
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal. Food, cocktails and service all top notch! I highly recommend the double cut pork chop and the short ribs! The old fashions were stellar as well.

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Pegi
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We had a delicious dinner! The food was excellent, worth waiting for!

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SteveS
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of the best steaks Ive had! Good cocktails too!

KB
KellyB
Tahoe
13 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Independent is one of our favorites in town! Never disappoints!!!!

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vipscottmcallister
Sacramento
32 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Other than parking….this is a great place for drinking and dining. The outdoor patio by the fireplace is charming.

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vipjose
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good and plentiful but overpriced. The menu is limited. Enjoyed the atmosphere on Halloween....

KG
KellyG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful main courses to choose from, Filet and Salmon dishes were really good! Waitress service by a long time employee was excellent because she knew the menu, very prompt with refill of water, food came out in a reasonable time.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Special mother son dinner.

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steveS
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

43 years of marriage

VA
VanessaA
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome cocktail and service! Made our anniversary lunch super special. Thank you!

SM
SM8here
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We reserved early and had only outside seating . We were seated at the open parking area. Not great. Service was very good. Menu selection and food not that great. Disappointed. I was really looking forward to eating there again.

LF
LoveFood
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. The ambiance was wonderful. There is outside seating with heat lamps. We'll definitely be back!

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Kllytwo
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We arrived a little early but the super nice hostess was happy to seat us early. Jake, our server, was over promptly and we got our drink order in after he explained the menu addition for the night. French Linen was the cocktail of choice. House infused vanilla syrup, lemon juice, vodka, etc. sounded like a dream! Wrong. Drink was unbalanced. Way too much acid, bartender didn’t taste before sending out. Un drinkable for me. Set it to the side after two sips. Appetizer came out from the very fast and abrupt food runner. Like I almost I jumped out of my seat because he came up so fast behind me and abruptly announced, “how many share plates here? Three?” Promptly tosses down three plates onto our table and walks away. Like was he asking us or just speaking out loud to himself because he didn’t wait for an answer? Anyways…dinner came out. I ordered the miso Ahi tuna dish, my husband ordered the fried Mary’s chicken and my daughter order the Mac n cheese off the children’s menu. So let’s get into the food…my miso Ahi dish was completely cold. Not like it sat too long , like it was meant to be cold I think. I’m still not sure to be honest. But it was cold. The only thing on the plate that was warm at all was the risotto cake. And it wasn’t hot, just warm. The cucumber and green bean salad thing was just poorly done in my opinion. Nothing special at all. The only thing that stood out on my plate was the coconut/wasabi peri peri sauce that was the saving grace to this plate! The fried chicken breast was so overly breaded that the breading wouldn’t hold onto the chicken breast. The moment it was touched it just fell right right off. Jake seemed knowledgeable and very nice but he took my order for a new cocktail while I had a full cocktail in front of me and never asked me why? Bottom line, food was mediocre at best and pricy for what it was. Plates were full of thumbprints on the rim, and sloppily presented IMO. Service could use some polishing to match those prices

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vipLeeW
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch in everything. Patio dining is best. They have two and it's much quieter outside. Turnip fries are not to be missed. Salmon burger is terrific. Service friendly and attentive.

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Just4fun
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good, prompt , attentive service. (Cassidy ?sp)

The patio is lovely and well covered for comfortable outdoor dining. There is street noise but not overly distracting.

I ordered the grilled Ahi Nicoise which I often order, and this was the best yet. Ahi flavorful and cooked perfectly, greens fresh, good olives and fingerling potatoes.

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vipGuernseyman
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan our server was extremely professional and handled a busy patio area with ease.

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4Low
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great local restaurant with some of the friendliest staff around.

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Food4fun
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Filet and salmon where excellent. Chairs a little uncomfortable but over all a very nice experience.

GF
GeorgeF
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place and will be back! We were on the back patio and I’m so glad. Nice atmosphere out there. Service was good overall, sometime feel a little forgotten because it was very busy but great food and drinks. Maybe a little overpriced but we really enjoyed it for date night.

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Raylee
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is Amazing!! Excellent food and Service. LOVE the Ambiance! Beautiful Patio!

HP
HalP
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Loved the prawns. Great steaks and sauces. Don't skip dessert - my favorite was the chocolate, son really enjoyed the cheesecake.
Interesting drinks to try.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a relaxing dinner

PS
PatS
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A thank you dinner.

LC
LisaC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, good time. We had a great table on the patio and a nice visit from the owner! A+

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food like Always. Short ribs are always my go to but the filet was amazing as well.

m
vipmatteoroe
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is always friendly and the food is wonderful!

DJ
DonJ
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Spendy but good food for a special dinner. We don't go out much so a meal like this is maybe once every 2 or 3 years

FW
FoodWicked
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This evening we enjoyed supper on the patio. Tyrel, one of our favorite humans, was our server!
We shared a Caesar salad to start while I had the Bourbon Ginger Smash and hubs had the Prankster Belgium Quad.
For supper I ordered the Sunday night special: Prime Rib!
It was a one pound cut of the most delicious RARE prime I’ve ever had! Perfectly seasoned, super-tender beef to go along with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and fresh summer vegetables. My husband had the Pesto Fettuccine Alfredo with grilled chicken. I had a glass of the Lewis Grace Cab which paired beautifully with the beef while my husband had the Fiddletownn Zin.
We were full as ticks when Tyrel suggested Raspberry Cheesecake 😳 It wasn’t cheesecake with raspberry sauce. It was beautiful, decadent pink raspberry cheesecake and it was delicious
We really love going to The Independent! Jeff has assembled a great team with a top-notch chef!
Yay us 🍽🍷💫

RS
vipRodS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent special of the day

PS
PeaShooter
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Lots to choose from the menu. I didn’t feel like eating a huge meal so I had their ahi Niçoise salad and my husband had a short rib. Yummy.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Independent Restaurant and Bar using the Order Online button. The Independent Restaurant and Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (530) 344-7645.

The Independent Restaurant and Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 380 OpenTable diners.

The Independent Restaurant and Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://independentplacerville.com/gift-card/.

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.