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The Independent Restaurant and Bar

4.8
4.8
519 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
NOW OPEN 5 days/week for INDOOR & OUTDOOR Dining and Take-out Orders (Food/Beverages/Liquor).
The Staff 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Californian, Grill

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sun 11:00 am–3:15 pm Happy Hour Wed–Fri 2:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (530) 344-7645

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Ruben Castaneda

  • Neighborhood

    Placerville

  • Cross street

    Cedar Ravine Rd

  • Parking details

    Street Parking OK. Private lot on left of Restaurant is for exclusive use of Restaurant 7 days/week. Private Lot on Right side of Restaurant is NOT available Monday - Friday from 8am - 5pm only. This lot IS available for Restaurant parking Monday- Friday AFTER 5pm and all day on weekends.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 519 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Best Food

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Good for special occasions

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    American

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  1. LE

    LisaE

    Sacramento

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and welcoming service. Love the cocktail choices.
  2. CL

    CindraLW

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Visiting from the East Coast. Not a white tablecloth venue but outstanding food!
  3. MY

    MYJr

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent birthday lunch! Outdoor seating in front of fireplace was fantastic. Exceptional service as well.
  4. s

    seefudeat

    Sacramento

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was average but priced at well above average. Mushroom risotto was ordered with prawns and the prawns were over cooked. Also two of our party ordered ahi and it was just ok. A bit over cooked and the rice needed some better seasoning. The steak was ordered medium rare and it was more medium and that was after having to wait for it a few minutes after the rest of the meals were delivered. We brought our own wine and with a $20 corkage fee you would think they would at least pour the wine, which they never did. Lastly, the desserts were good but the bread pudding needs a sauce rather than the caramel that was cold and tended to harden with the ice cream on top. Probably won’t be going back as there are better options for less $$
  5. MU

    MarkU

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. We will be back again!
  6. JK

    JulieK

    San Francisco

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great turnip fries and truffle Mac and cheese, and if you are a beet fan, the beet salad is a must!! Challenging noisy group next to us but otherwise a wonderful evening. (Hostess tired without success to contain).
  7. F

    Food4girl

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    My personal favorite is the Buttermilk Chicken with the creamy polenta! Great comfort food! They also make a mean burger and their truffle Mac and cheese, oh so yummy! Highly recommend dining at The Independent.
  8. RR

    RobertR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food at moderately expensive cost. Will go again for special occasions.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful. Thanks, Ty!
  10. GM

    GreigM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was absolutely top notch. Meals were cooked perfectly and tasted delicious.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, excellent service. A fun place for a family Christmas dinner. Even for kids! The only thing that would be a negative was road noise (our table was outside next to the fireplace).But after a while, it didn’t matter anyways!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Requested to be by the outdoor fireplace and we were! Enjoyable evening! Great service, food, drinks and atmosphere.
  13. c

    ccypher

    Sacramento

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful! A gem in Placerville.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Always great food. Good service. However, the frequent blasts of freezing air from the front door and door to outside dining was discomforting.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and great service.
  16. SB

    SandyB

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We decided to go to Independent for a special birthday celebration and we were not disappointed. They had set up a nice table for our party of six. The staff is always friendly and informed about their menu offerings. The food was delicious and plentiful. We have dined at Independent numerous times and have never been disappointed.
  17. KB

    KellyB

    Tahoe

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I usually have the couscous with the salmon but this time they had latkees. I think the couscous is much better, but our meal was fabulous. Lots of folks celebrating the holidays so it was a little nosier, but we will be back.... always are! Thank you!
  18. CC

    CindiC

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely my fav restaurant!
  19. s

    scooter5651

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always a great experience. Food never disappoints.
  20. JC

    JonC

    Tahoe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food took a good amount of time to arrive. Food was excellent. Server attention was slow as first. Improved as drinks, appetizer and dinner was presented. Overall, very good, food delicious, a bit pricey.
  21. C

    Cvcliff

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable evening eating outdoors. Heaters kept things warm. Service and food were great.
  22. DL

    DoriL

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food, drinks and ambiance/Could be noisy when restaurant full and they also can improve on cleanliness of chairs, table and booths. Otherwise we love this restaurant!!
  23. MS

    MichaelS

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, great food and always delivers on a consistent basis.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat by the fire on the patio. All food and drinks were fabulous and server was very patient with us four indecisive women.
  25. DW

    DebraW

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We both had the BLTA with fries and it was delicious. The fries were hot and crunchy, yum.
  26. RK

    RangerKaren

    Hawaii

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Independent is a favorite of ours. Jake is an excellent server; the associated staff are always very attentive. Last night we shared the braised short rib special. The ribs were tender and moist. The Parmesan polenta was rich and delicious! Thank you for your usual quality experience. Karen
  27. LB

    LisaB

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was amazing!! Highly recommend it
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best dinner out we’ve had in years. Calamari excellent, Borscht excellent, Caesar salad fresh, perfect and the Ribeye perfectly seasoned and seared. AND the fresh cooked green beans and frenched carrots….best ever. If a person is ever in Placerville, CA, it’s a must for fine, casual dining.
  29. SK

    SteveK

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    A bit pricey for the neighborhood. Turnip fries were soggy and bitter, burger was greasy. But overall nice dinner and we loved the fireplace outside.
  30. e

    eatr

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food is amazing, good vino from local wineries, service is a top notch highly recommend Independent for any occasion
  31. I

    Ivette

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved our experience here! Our waiter was amazing and nice! Was a quiet ambiance and very romantic too ☺️
  32. E

    Eldestsister

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Independent is our go-to place for any celebratory dinner. The food and ambiance never disappoint.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a nice date
  34. w

    wendiew

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant the food is delicious and Jake is my favorite server there.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time when we came for dinner after wine tasting and cider/donuts at Rainbow Orchards. Trevor was a wonderful server and the bussing staff was equally wonderful.the wine menu has a lot of high quality options. We thoroughly loved our meals (service was slow due to many orders, but that will happen anywhere at times). We will definitely come back next time we visit the area!
  36. KR

    KatieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place never disappoints. I drive from Peninsula to visit my Mom & this is the first place we come too! Lunch and Dinner you will always get a delicious meal. And the Bourbon Ginger Smash is to die for!
  37. RH

    RichardH

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our lunch for six went off without a hitch. Ryan was an attentive and flexible server. Cocktails were excellent. My Caprese salad exuded flavor and freshness. Outside seating was shaded and pleasant though street noise was somewhat noticeable. Overall exceptional.
  38. DM

    DebbieM

    Hawaii

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Food, drinks and ambiance are the best around!!!
  39. MB

    MB13

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious except the potato latkes - they were gummy and not crisp. Disappointing but not the end of the world.
  40. E

    Eldestsister

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food, good drinks, good service, pricey. It's our go-to spot for celebrations.

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

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 4.8 stars by 519 OpenTable diners.

The Independent Restaurant and Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Independent Restaurant and Bar

629 Main St, Placerville, CA 95667-5751

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Cedar Ravine Rd

  • Neighborhood

    Placerville

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sun 11:00 am–3:15 pm Happy Hour Wed–Fri 2:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Californian, Grill

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking OK. Private lot on left of Restaurant is for exclusive use of Restaurant 7 days/week. Private Lot on Right side of Restaurant is NOT available Monday - Friday from 8am - 5pm only. This lot IS available for Restaurant parking Monday- Friday AFTER 5pm and all day on weekends.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ruben Castaneda

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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