Washoe Public House

4.5
65 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Washoe Public House features fresh, seasonal, local and hand crafted food. We offer only the best ingredients prepared from scratch every day. Our goal is to provide you with the highest quality service and experience in a casual and fun atmosphere. People of all ages are welcome and we have patio seating so you can bring your furry friend.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Monday through Saturday 11 A.M to 9 P.M.
Closed Sunday
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Phone number
(775) 322-2710
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Brett Moseley
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Catering
Private Room Available
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ridge St.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 65 People Are Saying
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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was unique and flavorful. We had nothing that wasn't extremely tasty.

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JY
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My risotto was a little under cooked, but aside from that, we had a wonderful meal and received excellent service!

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great meal before heading to the theatre for the Nutcracker. Good food, good drink, great time.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great - from apps to entrees. Nice atmosphere and very friendly staff. Accommodated a large party on short notice.

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DD
Tahoe
13 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a very nice dinner. Staff was most accommodating.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I usually love this place and go there often. It might be time to change up the dinner menu. Seems like it’s been the same one for about a year.

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K
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Happy Hour Menu! Our server was warm and engaging, made us feel welcome. So glad we saved room for dessert.

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Tahoe
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal, service was perfect. Thank you for a nice evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Went in with a group of 4 on a weekday night. Food was just "meh" - it wasn't bad, but it wasn't creative, properly seasoned, well crafted or properly cooked. My salmon was cold in the middle. One of our guests fish skin was soggy with cold rice sides.

Service was good, not great. A little pushy, like they really needed to turn the table, but the restaurant was nearly empty.

We still had a fun night, but that was mainly due to the company. The food was certainly not the star.

That said, I would probably give them a second chance - everyone has an off night.

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AD
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Easily some of the best food I've had since moving to Reno and the service was fantastic!

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SL
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Too dark inside, out light by our table was out, so that did not help. Portion size for price on some items was not a good value. MP on a NY strip is a bit excessive. Just was not that overall impressed by the place. Their craft cocktails however, were really good. But they were out of a few we ordered.

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PL
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was very good, great flavor. Our waiter had many large tables to take care of besides us, so as a result, he was overwhelmed. Other waiters helped him a little, but could have helped a lot more instead of standing around.

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Tahoe
17 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had dinner at the Washoe Public House in advance of attending a concert at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. The restaurant is located just a short walk from the center main parking area, very convenient! It was a fairly quiet night, but we were eating kind of early to get to the show. Really enjoyed our Grilled Salmon and Washoe Burger entrees. Had to try a cup of the soup of the day, which was a delicious mushroom soup - great for a chilly fall evening. Menu is a bit limited. Lots of interesting small plates. The burger was very reasonable for $15. All the other entrees were $28 and higher. Would like to see some options at various price points. Drinks were very good, but a little expensive also. Service was very good.

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San Francisco
95 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were pleasantly surprised by the dinner we had. The poke lettuce wrap appetizer was delicious especially with the cilantro on top. Our family had the elk steak, duck and tomahawk pork chop that were all excellent. The lemon cake dessert was delicious, but the peach cobbler was hot but runny. Overall the service was excellent, and we will come back.

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TF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Discovered Washoe Public House at the Yelpstronomy event. They have the most amazing Rock Candy Short Ribs. Everything was really tasty and inventive. Noticed upon sitting down that there was no salt and pepper on the menu so I figured I would have to ask for it but neither of us needed it - it was that good. Dinner prices are up there but they also have a great lunch menu if dinner is out of the budget. We will definitely be returning.

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Tahoe
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I loved sitting outside with my husband and daughter at sunset. It is in a nice neighborhood and felt like I was in a different city than Reno. Our waiter was excellent. Dogs were welcome which was fun. The food was good. We had the ceviche tostadas as an appetizer (it was a special that night). My husband ordered the Irish nachos which was huge and the waiter did warn us. My daughter had the New York steak which she really liked. I had the halibut which was good but just a tad overcooked. My husband enjoyed his burger. Overall we had an enjoyable time and good food.

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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The meal was outstanding, but the acoustics were terrible. Some noise reduction should be considered.

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Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and good food. Unique food and very fresh.

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San Francisco
130 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nick and the team was superb and you can't get better service.
A little summer storm forced us to sit inside, but it did not damper our experience.
The bartender was flexible in creating two cocktails after I shared my likes and both were really really good.
My Veggie burger was delicious, could have been warmer for sure
The Lettuce Poke wraps were outstanding
The duck tasted good
We'll be back the next time we visit

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NT
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Risotto was undercooked (chalky and crunchy). Scallops were $8.50 apiece, and the “potatoes” that came with them were a small and runny afterthought on the plate.

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Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional dining; courteous, efficient service, welcoming, modern ambiance and exquisitely prepared food with a nicely varied menu. One of Reno's best!

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Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a great experience with a great host, chef and bartender. The food was awesome with specials you will not find in other local restaurants. We will go back many times to enjoy this restaurant.

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JH
Tahoe
8 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great midtown location, easy parking, very eclectic menu.

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DM
New England
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

First time we had been here since SoDo (former occupant of same space) closed a couple of years ago. There were some things on the menu that sounded good, but a lot of the dishes sounded like they had a sweet component, something we're not generally fans of. Pork belly spring rolls were really good, despite the honey mustard on the side. Rabbit shepherd's pie sounded good, but ended up having that sweet edge that just didn't seem right. Mains came out of the kitchen before we finished our apps. In general, not a place we're eager to return to.

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RM
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was spotty at best. Took 10 minutes to be asked if we wanted water or a drink. 10 minutes after ordering our drinks and food at the same time, the table next to us was seated and informed of the special for the evening. I had asked our waitress prior to our order if there were any specials this evening and she stated no. We felt a bit like second class citizens. Setting is beautiful, but I wish it was still SODO. Much better service for the customers.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my go-to places. Friendly & open to special orders. Kale salad and dressing are great. Fine soups, sandwiches, and grilled protein. I've a number of food allergies and this is not a problem.

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Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Never had a bad meal here. Staff is very accommodating to your personal or special needs.

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Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! Wish we lived in Reno to have this more often!!!

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New Mexico
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was wonderful. Saturday at noon is very quiet.

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GB
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's been under new ownership and the few times I've been there the food has been consistently awesome. I love the unique menu.

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Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Graduation party

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MM
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and great for a large group.

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MR
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We had a wonderful time at Washoe Public House. The food was well prepared and quite a variety of selections and unique dining. Our determiNism was excellent and made our experience more enjoyable.

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Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pioneer show.

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Tahoe
57 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

The food was very good but it didn’t go with the super casual atmosphere. They need to either make the menu more casual or the restaurant more formal.

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Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. We come here for special occasions.

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KP
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They did a wonderful presentation on their Easter brunch. The complimentary offering of scones and mimosas was appreciated (and they were delish!)

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m
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were a party of 12 and the service was right on. They didn't flinch at special requests, served our food all together and were fun.

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MS
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food!
Servers were polite and sociable.
The food came to us in a timely manner.

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Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We were very disappointed in the short ribs. They were very tough and cause was too sweet.

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