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Moody's Bistro Bar & Beats

4.8
4.8
935 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Moody’s Bistro Bar & Beats is the place in Truckee for great food and atmosphere. Set in the warmhearted ambiance of the historic Truckee Hotel, Moody’s complements its fine dining with critically-praised, nationally-touring Jazz, Americana, Soul and Rhythm and Blues bands with a splash of Hip Hop. Featuring delectable regional mountain cuisine, Moody’s gives visitors an experience reminiscent of the casual supper clubs of the 50’s with a trans-generational style. The cuisine is fresh, seasonal and simple: look for ahi poke, pizzas bubbling-hot from a brick oven, braised lamb shanks, pan-roasted wild game, fresh seafood, and organic beef. Join us for a quick bite or an extended multi-course dinner – our menu hosts many options. The dinning room is warm and inviting that is great for a family outing, business dinner or a romantic evening. In summer dine alfresco surrounded by flowers. From Thursday through Saturday there’s music in the borderline-raucous bar that gets packed with Truckee’s bon vivants!

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (530) 587-8688

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Will Burns

  • Private party facilities

    We have a Private Dining room available that can accommodate up tp 50 guests. Please call JJ Morgan or Sam Le Roque at 530-587-8688

  • Private party contact

    Mark Estee: (530) 587-8688

  • Neighborhood

    Truckee

  • Cross street

    Donner Pass Rd.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Entertainment

    Live Music: Friday - Saturday

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 935 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the rustic ambiance.
  2. s

    shoshannal

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently fantastic food and service. Our favorite restaurant in Truckee!
  3. RM

    RMM2

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Burger is fantastic as is the tomato soup. Service amazing. Can’t endorse the kids pizza- my child is well traveled and not a picky eater. I highly suspect it wasn’t pure mozzarella as we were told- an Italian blend or Parmesan.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Moodys. I have been going to Truckee for years and have only been introduced to Moodys this year. Food, ambiance and service are excellent.
  5. S

    Sheryl

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Highly recommend
  6. S

    Skigirl

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We enjoyed Moody's, the food was very good. Even with reservations, the first table offered was in front of the busboy station. Definitely did not want all the noise of glasses and dishes behind us so asked for another location. We ended up in the bar area which was fine. One other note...we asked not to be rushed with dinner so we could take a few minutes and enjoy our cocktails. We placed our order and it was delivered in less than 10 minutes, so we ended up being rushed anyway. We just acquiesced and enjoyed the food. It was a very nice evening.
  7. HB

    HeatherB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great! Truffled devil eggs were so good. Waitress was great.
  8. TT

    TahoeT

    Tahoe

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Server, while proficient, was not very friendly or informative. Food was OK, but have had better on previous visits. Had a “farm” pizza, which whose ingredients didn’t really mesh with each other. Burgers were good, but nothing sensational. Everything was expensive… I will save a repeat visit for a special occasion.
  9. HM

    HeatherM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Such nice staff!! Great fun place- we will go again !
  10. NC

    NicoletteC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dining experiences as always. We have to dine at Moody’s when we come to Truckee. The food, drinks, and service are always lovely.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Craig was an excellent server in addition to an outstanding meal.
  12. DH

    DallasH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super friendly employees from the hostess and waiters on down. The food was excellent! A bit on the noisy side but, so what! Good pricing. Will definitely go back.
  13. LM

    LindaM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. I really enjoy dining at Moody’s because the food is unique and delicious, something I love be since cooking is one of my passions.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Top quality food, fantastic flavor. I got the striped sea bass and it was wonderful! My husband had to flag down the server 4x to get refills, otherwise, everything was fantastic!
  15. LT

    LaurenT

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Moody’s was one of the best dining experiences I’ve had in awhile! It was truly overall incredible!! Every dish was so fresh, perfectly cooked, a wonderful blend of unique ingredients, and creatively plated. The vibe was so fun - there was live jazz music and a very lively atmosphere. Our waiter was wonderful as well - extremely knowledgeable about the menu, very nice, and attentive. Its a bit on the pricier side but I felt it was worth every penny! I would highly recommend this restaurant and have already booked another reservation to go back!
  16. MB

    MarinaB

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food. The chef is amazing! We booked another dinner which we do very infrequently.
  17. N

    Nick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best Valentines meals my wife and I have experienced. The chef is creative and the supper club atmosphere was amazing. Our server Craig was awesome. We enjoyed our meal so much that we made reservations for the following evening. Worth a stop for anyone who appreciates fine food in a comfortable atmosphere.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentine’s Day!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Special Valentines Date Night, food was excellent, as was the service and the setting.
  20. TM

    TimM

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Menu is always good. One of the go to spots when we are up in the Truckee area. Highly recommend the food. Something for everyone. Bar is good and wine list is very good. We have never had a bad meal at Moody's
  21. s

    shoshannal

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always consistently excellent food and service.
  22. RS

    RichardS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. The scallops were spectacular. We have been dining here for years never disappointed
  23. t

    thehitz

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food, great service! I go there every time I am in Truckee!
  24. E

    Ernie

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Pricey food, not the best tasting and poor service. Would not plan on going back
  25. BE

    BrianE

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    We are traveling and picked Moody’s for our 30th anniversary dinner (and noted that in the app too). There was no one to greet/seat us for several minutes after we arrived. Once seated, our initial impression of the ambiance was loud, dark, and busy. We ordered a beet salad and a tomato soup for starters, and we both chose the Campanelle house made butternut squash pasta for our entrees. The waitress confirmed our order before leaving the table, “Campanelle pasta for two?!” Anyhow, the soup and salad were good even though it was so dark we couldn’t see what was in the salad. When our entrees arrived, we took several bites before noticing that there seemed to be meat in the dish and we didn’t taste/see any butternut squash. We called out to our waitress and asked her, “is this the Campanelle pasta?” She immediately realized her mistake and apologized. Within minutes the restaurant manager arrived at our table and offered us a soup or salad while we waited for our entrees. We declined, as we just finished our soup and salad. Our entree arrived and it was very good, but we couldn’t finish it (especially after the several bites of our ‘mistake’ dinner pasta too) and wanted to save room for dessert! We chose the triple chocolate dessert which was good, but very sweet. When our bill arrived at the table, I had to use my flashlight to see it and discovered that we were charged $75 for the ‘mistake entrees’ in addition to our correct entrees (4 entrees total!). Our waitress apologized again and commented something like, “at least you got to sample the other dish”. It was overall disappointing. Although our anniversary wasn’t acknowledged by the restaurant, I feel at the very least their error with our orders, and bill could have warranted a complementary dessert, or some kind of service recovery…wouldn’t ya think!?
  26. G

    Gary

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and a good bar tender. The only issue was that the menu was fairly limited.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely exquisite and the bartender has a heavy pour. Very happy with my experience
  28. YS

    YoungSusan

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a fantastic dinner at Moody’s last night. Attentive service, great food, and a nice wine list!
  29. TH

    TerriH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and an outstanding server! We will definitely book every time we're in Truckee
  30. W

    Wayne

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Our server Justin was fantastic! Highly recommend!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great waiter.
  32. LK

    LynneK

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best restaurant in Truckee.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always Moodys was amazing. The food, cocktails, service and ambiance were perfect!
  34. d

    drbob

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Overall good experience. Food was exceptional and the bartenders and their drinks are great. We had a new server that never informed us that there were specials. We realized when the table next to us was told about the specials from another waiter. Our waiter also rushed us several times asking about our order. We were only there for 10 min and he was asking what we wanted for our main courses. Overall thought would recommend this place.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it great atmosphere
  36. R

    pattyR

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The service was slow at first. Took 20 minutes to get a glass of wine. BUT she was busy busy. Food was beyond excellent. We love the unique salads. We come here whenever we are in town. One of our favorites!!!
  37. n

    nikki

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The service was excellent and the beef tartare was perfect. This was our second time eating here and it did not disappoint. Would definitely recommend and return.
  38. s

    stevec

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    we generally like Moody's- interesting and varied menu, creative chef, pleasant service. a bit pricey but overall positive. this time it didn't go so well. the phone calls are not being answered to modify reservations. the fish had to be sent back as it was underdone. we had to continually remind the server of simply filling water glasses. the beet salad and pizza were quite good. good social distancing on tables (although mine was dirty). So, this time, pretty mixed experience. we''ll try again sometime.
  39. t

    thehitz

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Moody's is always good. Food is great, service was good and the atmosphere is nice. A Great place to eat in Truckee
  40. SA

    SAaP

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Moody’s is always at the top of our list to take friends that are visiting. As always the food was excellent and the service was great

FAQs

Moody's Bistro Bar & Beats offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (530) 587-8688.

Moody's Bistro Bar & Beats is rated 4.8 stars by 935 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Donner Pass Rd.

  • Neighborhood

    Truckee

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Will Burns

  • Entertainment

    Live Music: Friday - Saturday

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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