The Independent Restaurant and Bar
We are STILL OPEN 5 days/week! Lunch Service is from 11:00am-3:00pm and Dinner Service is from 4:00pm-9:00pm Wednesday through Sunday, CLOSED on Monday and Tuesday. Per State of CA Mandates, as of Tuesday, November 17, 2020, We have OUTDOOR DINING available (Patio/Sidewalk/Tented Parking Lot). We provide patio heaters and have a partially tented (waterproof) area for those rainy nights. As seating is still very limited, please call ahead to check availability.
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
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!!
For Covid times, sitting outdoors here was very nice and relaxing. It took a while for the food to come out but we had a nice time nonetheless.
My husband and I ate here for our anniversary dinner and had a wonderful experience. The food was excellent, and we enjoyed the small intimate restaurant atmosphere.
Not good value for money. Food was okay but quite expensive for what it was and menu items not very well thought through in flavor profiles. Nice turnip fries.
Service was excellent. They worked really well together as a staff( probably had 4-5 different people help our server with various things). Outside patio was beautiful. All food was excellent with very unique flavor profiles. The only thing I would change was the mixed veggies. It’s probably because the apps and mains had so much flavor, but they were bland and sub par compared to the rest of meal. But everything else was high quality. Being a ex restaurant manager for 20 years I notice the little things that make a person want to come back and they hit just about every one! So the manager/ owners are to be commended.
One of our favorite restaurants. Consistently excellent food and superb service.
Great!! We have been going there since opening day. So nice to have a fine restaurant in area. Would recommend to all.
Great ambiance! We love the high top seating in the bar. Excellent service every time we dine.
It was a wonderful evening with great service, food and ambiance.
Love the food. The only problem I have is it’s all so good I have a hard time deciding what to have. I always start with the ahi tartar.
We waited an hour for our dinners.
The Porterhouse steak was done as requested, but it wasn't even a half inch think.
The pork chop was good, but the honey and apricot(or was it apple?) jelly was more of a distraction from the chop, not an enhancement.
The craft drink was good, but the value was not good.
It was a surprising disappointment.
Hello EDHDiner- We apologize for the extended wait time for your meal. As we adjust to the most current COVID19 regulations (this was the first night of being allowed by the State to seat more guests), we will continue to improve or workflow and ticket times. Cheers! The Independent
Enjoyed the meal. Nice atmosphere for the time we are dealing with.
Had a bad experience when attempting to pay with Visa gift cards. Restaurant management claimed "they can be flaky at times". End result is I am out $74 dollars in what appears to be a scheme. Tracked all of the transactions on the Visa website. The cards were drained during the closing transaction in 10 minutes. Cards were returned with $1, and $0.1
To Rod Simpson: As we've previously responded to you: A $50 Visa Gift Card you tried to use for payment came back “declined” after 2 attempts and was returned to you. A $25 Visa GC you presented was processed for a $20 and returned to you. Accusing a restaurant of performing a “scheme” to “drain” gift cards is slanderous. Please perform due diligence before making a public accusation against an honest business, especially if, as in this case, every effort is made to explain your error to you.
We come here often and are never disappointed. The food is great and the service impeccable.
We had a reservation and were seated immediately. Swordfish and fried chicken were both excellent!! Had the lemon raspberry cheesecake for dessert which was also exceptional. We will keep coming back!!
Always a a great meal and great atmosphere!
I went to the Independent with my sister and a couple of friends for lunch. The food was still very good but the service was a little slow. I have been to this restaurant many times, it is one of my favorites. The slow service is not new and it should not prevent anyone from going. Very small quaint restaurant that I really enjoy.
The Independent has been our favorite restaurant since its opening. The atmosphere is relaxed but classy. The bar is superb, with specialty craft cocktails made with house made ingredients. The menu features seasonal specialties using the freshest ingredients and unique recipes and presentations. Service is friendly and attentive. We were lucky to be served by Tyrel for our fiftieth anniversary dinner. He has always been our favorite! Highly recommend The Independent for a great meal, great service, and lots of fun!
Love this place in Placerville!
Best food.. Salmon is great!
Drinks are amazing,
This is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is amazing and the cocktails are delicious. This was our first visit since the COVID lockdowns but we felt safe .We had the Caesar salad which was awesome as always. I had the special Hangar steak and my husband had the pesto Papperdel pesto with a side of chicken. It was yummy.
Other than some annoying flies in the outside patio area, it was great. Good food and nice service.
This is a Must Go To Restaurant. Drinks are excellent and Food is even better. Make reservation for a guaranteed seat.
The beverages, food and services were great and everyone on the patio was having a good time.
Carrie is awesome! We really enjoyed our dinner and sitting outside. Thank you
The outdoor patio area has a nice ambience and service was great!
Unfortunately had to sit outside due to state mandated rules right now, and the ambiance inside is far better than patio. However, food is excellent. It is expensive for what you receive.
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 4.6 stars by 213 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.