The Independent Restaurant and Bar
Indulge in a sweet dessert after your meal for the finishing touches at The Independent Restaurant and Bar. Each dessert item is handcrafted and selections include sous vide pot de crème and crème brulee, a seasonal fruit crisp, or their ever popular bread pudding topped with vanilla ice cream and home made caramel sauce.
Excellent service and incredible food!! The burgers are amazing, the rib-eyes are amazing and the buttermilk fried chicken is outstanding. They serve the absolute best swiss chard I have EVER had!! Oh, the pot-de-creme............😋!! Wait, I almost forgot the bread pudding.......YUM YUM YUM. I have never had anything but outstanding food and service there. A must go to place when in Placerville!!
We had the prime rib special, excellent. Great service too.
It was our first visit, and we loved it! Great atmosphere, service, and delicious food. The specialty cocktail menu is top-notch, with the Espresso Martini leading the charge.
Good food and atmosphere. We will return!
A don’t miss experience. Everything exceeded our expectations. Tasty food from appetizers to dessert!
Amazing / healthy food!!!
Nice outdoor seating!
Food was absolutely delicious
Stopped in after going to Apple Hill. Kids liked their Mac and cheese. Adults felt quality was like a diner. Would probably try somewhere else in Placerville next.
We thought the food was pretty good but the service was lacking. We were put at one of those tables where none of the servers knew it was there started fine, ordered drinks and got the fairly quickly and ordered. Waited 45 minutes before salad showed up. Server said sorry it too so long. The salad was soggy and my wife could not eat it. About 2 minutes later the entrees shied up so I had very little time to enjoy it. The entrees were great. Skirt steak and filet were great But server never offered any extra water with the meal and seemed more concerned with the table next to us. They were very quick in getting us the bill however. For $140 I kinda of expected better
A busy spot for our evening meal. Reservation was held in a sort of quiet table. Service from all of the staff was perfect. And the meal entrees we shared were just what we were looking for that evening.
Expensive. Much better restaurants in the area for what you pay at the Independent.
The restaurant’s service and attention to my wife and I made our anniversary celebration ideal. The chef made our dessert presentation special by adding a beautiful anniversary notation in chocolate on the dessert plate!
This is one of our favorite restaurants. The wedge and caprese salads were both excellent. We shared the Mediterranean pasta which was light and fresh, full of delicious vegetables and pasta. Mariel is an excellent server - pleasant, personable, and professional!
Nice place for a celebratory dinner. Good food, good service. Highly recommend.
Excellent everything. Best PrimeRib I have ever eaten. The whole experience was wonderful. Our server Tyler was very attentive. By far a great place to have a nice dinner.
Food as usual was beyond fantastic. Server was nice and effective when we had her but seemed a little busy. Busser was trying to help out but seemed like he could have been new, and we needed to request the server instead.
Great place to enjoy a wonderful evening with great service.
Outstanding food and service. A little noisy and pricey.
I love this restaurant 💕we try to come here often. I love the Tempera Shrimp and Strawberry Prawn 🍤 salad.
The steaks are always great! We tried the seasonal peach crisp with ice cream it was excellent!
Had both our sons in town for a few days and brought them to The Independent and enjoyed our meals. The ambiance was perfect for getting caught up and the service was fast and friendly.
It is our favoritest place in placerville absolutely amazing
This was our first time at this restaurant, and before we even arrived I received an email with a coupon for a free appetizer. When we arrived we were little surprised of just how cramped it was in the dinning area. The tables were so close that we could barely hear each other over the noise. The service was outstanding, and so was the food. I had the Ribeye and it melted in my mouth. My wife had the Filet Mignon and it was the best she ever had. Even though the place was really cramped, we are looking forward to going back.
It took 10 minutes from the time we were seated to get a cocktail order. She took our dinner order and was a long time before we were served. We had to flag her down for another cocktail. Dinner was good but the service very slow. It seems that there wasn't enough staff.
The Independent is always an all around fantastic experience. Food, ambiance and service are 5 star.
The BEST shrimp appear i have ever had!!! And the mac and cheese is to die for! Didnt care for the french onion soup but everything else is amazing!!!
We’ve been coming since opening. Service got much better. Need to expand the menu please.
Awesome food and drinks as well as superior service. Excellent experience!! Will definitely return.
Love this place, great service, great food all around great experience!!
Two misses. We ordered our food and the appetizer didn’t come out for almost a half an hour. Fortunately they held the main course long enough to enjoy the appetizer. Which was delicious. Second. Our table was jammed in against the wall giving us little room to move. Plus it was constantly wobbling. Other than that. Great service and though a bit pricey good food. Will return.
Very good food and good service. A bit expensive for value received. But recommended if you want steaks.
The good and service is always amazing at the Independent. I would recommend highly.
We went to the Independent for our 46th wedding anniversary. We have always enjoyed this restaurant and tried to frequent it on special occasions. We got there at 5 PM and the noise level was low at that point but it does tend to ramp up the longer we were there. The wait staff was exceptional and we look forward to going back again.
Food was great. Service and wait staff was great and we got to sit outside in their great patio that they kept with umbrellas until the sun was no longer in the way
I took an out of town guest because of the good reviews online. My wife had the strawberry prawn salad which was Really good,but could have used a little more dressing. Our friend had the wedge salad which she really enjoyed. And I had the independent burger, I liked it very much. We also had calamari and turnip fries which are delicious. I was allowed to have the truffle Mac and cheese for my burgers side dish. Along with a glass of wine,a beer, and an iced tea. Our total before tip was a little over 96 $. A little high for basically a burger and 2 salads. However I think it’s a good value because our wait staff were very good and the food overall was very delicious. Portion size was very good and I have already recommended it to my daughter and her husband. We will definitely be going back
We love our visits to The Independent - we always get great service and enjoy amazing food! Thank you to The Independent for yet another lovely night out.
Made reservations for the happy hr and didn't catch it there until later that I was charged full price. Not cool!
Both of our steaks came out medium well vs medium (ordered) and both plates looked like they were sitting for awhile before being served.
No utensils/napkins were on the table and none were brought even when the appetizer was served. I had to ask the hostess to bring over.
When we arrived for our reservation, the table was ready and waiting. Our server Mariel was great and patient with us.