The Independent Restaurant and Bar

4.7
237 Reviews
$31 to $50
Grill
CORONA VIRUS DINING UPDATE
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:
https://independentplacerville.eatontheweb.com

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.

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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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 237 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCV123
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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ErinA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The pork chop was amazing. Service was good. Mac & Cheese was terrible.

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Discerning
Sacramento
16 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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KatieF
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It was expensive but my family and I loved the food and our experience here. Worth it.

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Salmon1
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 :)

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Christina
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and staff are always wonderful!

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MisseyM
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to eat. The outdoor patio is beautiful, covered, warm and inviting. Goes along with great food and service.

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DorinaL
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We love the food and all about this restaurant:)
Recommend 100%

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scooter5651
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service. Felt sorry for our server, seems like they were a bit short staffed on bussers. Food never disappoints.

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MimiE
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable and the table spacing was very comfortable.

BM
BradM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Seating outdoors with heaters made it tolerable...
Food was very good… He came hot and quickly...
Happy hour prices were very good

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ReneE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the Independent is always a great place to go for a drink, lunch, or dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best night out in months! Always friendly service, great drinks, great food and atmosphere

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vipBill
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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KellyB
Tahoe
12 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The salmon and vegetables were wonderful. My mom or I did not care for the couscous but everything else was wonderful

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
15 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Independent! The food amazing the service amazing and the ambiance fantastic. We always want to come here.

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Sonj
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Best chicken ever! Great place to bring friends.

ME
vipMimiE
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a festive time to enjoy a wonderful cocktail and food with friends in the nice outdoor dining area.

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MeryllP
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants, food is delicious, the ambiance, service and bartenders are wonderful!

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vipKingderb
Tahoe
111 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Salmon and French Dips. Staff is friendly and very responsive. Outdoor location is very nice with heaters.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BenP
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food service environment weather people! Thanks so much

ME
vipMimiE
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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KathyC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect patio for dining, plenty of heaters and ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon and margaritas were awesome

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

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.

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MeaganD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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vipJBDU
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good service but slow. Very busy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipMimiE
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was a birthday celebration and we had a great time.

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BobbiR
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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...

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vipKingderb
Tahoe
111 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Easy access to location just off the freeway.

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Joanne
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn’t been here in years.
It still shines in all aspects.

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TomC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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GregW
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AWESOME steak and ahi. The Indy Manhattan is the cocktail of the century!!

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MichelleH
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have a delicious dinner out on a beautiful patio. Service was excellent! Food was amazing! We will definitely be back!

JC
JenniferC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lovely outdoor space. Nice service. Food only average for the cost.

DK
DonnaK
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were excellent and the outdoor patio was extremely pleasant and quiet.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!!

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 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.