The Independent Restaurant and Bar
We are OPEN 5 days/week for Take-out Orders (Food/Beverages/Liquor) and Gift Card Sales. Our current take-out menu is available here:
We are currently NOT seating guests indoors (including bar seats)
Our 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, order a shared appetizer of turnip fries, flash- fried calamari, smoked salmon or their famous ahi tartare. Main courses at The Independent Restaurant and Bar include Buttermilk Fried Chicken, CAB Niman Ranch Rib Eye, Lemon Caper Salmon, Browned Butter Pappardelle Pasta, Molasses-brined Pork Chop, and House-ground Burgers.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
14 oz. Molasses Brined Pork Chop
Double Cut, Apple Shallot Gastrique
Salmon Avocado Burger
6 oz. Certified Organic Pacific King Salmon Patty, Avocado, House-made Citrus Honey Dill Aioli, All the Trimmings
Mac & Cheese
Always a great selection on the menu and Sunday night prime rib is a great treat. A true gem in the foothills out of the hustle and bustle. Service is always great to boot.
The pork chop was amazing. Service was good. Mac & Cheese was terrible.
This restaurant just keeps getting better and better. Not only are they gracious and thoughtful, the food gets more delicious and more creative each visit. I tell my husband that taking me out to lunch or dinner is a win/win because I am so inspired by the beautiful meals (that) I haven't thought of to make at home. Presentations are inspired works of art, and each bite has what I call "The Wow! Factor." After the first bite, one can't help buy say, "Wow! This is so delicious!" Even by the next day we are saying, "Wow! Wasn't that a fabulous meal?" I am so grateful to have this gem of a restaurant nearby.
It was expensive but my family and I loved the food and our experience here. Worth it.
Great place for casual but elevated food in Placerville. We ate there during Covid times but the patio seating was set up great with heaters, etc and was very comfortable. The Wagyu beef special was awesome we will be going back for sure hopefully we can even eat indoors by then :)
The food, service, and staff are always wonderful!
One of our favorite places to eat. The outdoor patio is beautiful, covered, warm and inviting. Goes along with great food and service.
We love the food and all about this restaurant:)
Great meal and service. Felt sorry for our server, seems like they were a bit short staffed on bussers. Food never disappoints.
The service was impeccable and the table spacing was very comfortable.
These guys are doing a fantastic job with their outdoor seating to keep you warm and safe during the pandemic. They are a little on the pricey side, but the food is excellent.
Seating outdoors with heaters made it tolerable...
Food was very good… He came hot and quickly...
Happy hour prices were very good
the Independent is always a great place to go for a drink, lunch, or dinner
Best night out in months! Always friendly service, great drinks, great food and atmosphere
Everything was perfect. Salmon and filet mignon was delicious and the staff were very nice and super efficient. Perfect outdoor dining experience. Had a heater but didn’t need it much. We’ll be back soon.
The salmon and vegetables were wonderful. My mom or I did not care for the couscous but everything else was wonderful
We love Independent! The food amazing the service amazing and the ambiance fantastic. We always want to come here.
Great food and great service! Best chicken ever! Great place to bring friends.
It was a festive time to enjoy a wonderful cocktail and food with friends in the nice outdoor dining area.
One of our favorite restaurants, food is delicious, the ambiance, service and bartenders are wonderful!
Excellent Salmon and French Dips. Staff is friendly and very responsive. Outdoor location is very nice with heaters.
They have the best fillet mignon I have ever had anywhere. The Demi glaze is amazing. The new tents outside because of covid are really nice. The drinks are great. Louis the bartender is excellent. Just a great stop on your way to Lake Tahoe. Or on your way back
Awesome food service environment weather people! Thanks so much
Our time was a delight. The outside patio is cheery and warm and the food and service were great. Look forward to the next visit.
A perfect patio for dining, plenty of heaters and ambiance
The salmon and margaritas were awesome
Food was not good and service was barely there. Three out of three people who ordered the same dish didn’t want to touch the dish after two bite.
The wait staff was great but the hostesses could have been better. This restaurant could have made more money from us had they allowed us to bring more people and order drinks while waiting to get our table. It took 30 minutes to seat us despite reservations.
Good service but slow. Very busy.
We always have the most amazing service, food and cocktails at the Independent. Our server Marielle was amazing, as always, and very knowledgeable about the wine and suggested a glorious bottle. Our favorite restaurant in Placerville. Bravo, keep up the great service!
This was a birthday celebration and we had a great time.
We waited so long for our food watching others who sat down after us get their food first.. I was told it was because I ordered my burger medium.. only to receive my burger rare... I did not eat it and was offered a free dessert and an apology...
Excellent food and service. Easy access to location just off the freeway.
Hadn’t been here in years.
It still shines in all aspects.
I had a wonderful time!
there were no bad experiences. It was quiet, the food was great, the help was excellent, and they were not any flys anywhere to bother us, as we were sitting outside. Thanks, 4 hrs breezed by so quick!
AWESOME steak and ahi. The Indy Manhattan is the cocktail of the century!!
Great place to have a delicious dinner out on a beautiful patio. Service was excellent! Food was amazing! We will definitely be back!
Lovely outdoor space. Nice service. Food only average for the cost.
The service and food were excellent and the outdoor patio was extremely pleasant and quiet.
The service was excellent and the food was outstanding. Hoped to be seated in the beautiful courtyard because we were celebrating an anniversary but was seated inside - offering a preference would have been optimal. The truffle Mac n cheese is exquisite!!
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 237 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.