Washoe Public House

4.3
80 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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C
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

As always the food was wonderful. This particular evening the noise level was quite high which is unusual. Usually it is a quiet restaurant. My only recommendation is that the owner does something to make the decor more pleasing. The decor is very basic and cold, which may be the problem with the noise because there are no window coverings or table cloths.

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SM
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The menu prices are quite high, all of the food items were very tasty, perfect amount of spices used, food was great.
The server wasn’t the most friendly

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MR
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Great food and service, but noise level made it impossible to talk to the person sitting next to you. We didn’t stay for dessert because we couldn’t wait to get out of the noise.

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L
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. Waitress was super friendly. Food was fantastic. Would go again.

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C
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This restaurant is a gem. The menu is diverse and the food is delicious.

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PG
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

I sent an email because I didn't want to write a horrible review in case this was just a bad night for food preparation. No one has responded as of yet, sent to email listed on website. We won't be back but the one person who had the burger said it was good and the server was very nice.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night out with friends!

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L
Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The filet mignon was delicious with Peruvian potatoes because not everyone loves Brussel sprouts and that was the only option on the menu...we were happy with the substitution although a different veggie no starch would've been ideal.
The house Chardonnay was great and the Caesar and desserts were wonderful with the Valentine menu.
There are not enough options on the menu for us to return for a visit however

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H
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

innovative, tasty menu items. Light, airy atmosphere. Will return.

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DT
Tahoe
20 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Dining here in the summer would be fun as they have a patio. Also the selection on the happy hour menu was really good. We tried a mix of plates and they were all good. The ambiance is nothing special, but still worth it for the creative food and drink.

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VJ
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

It was noisy and our server was slow getting our food out to us. I liked this restaurant when it was SoDo and I don't think I'll be back. I ordered the Wild Boar Schnitzel and it was dry with little to recommend it.

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OT
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

First they only gave me a new years menu. Sec the crab bisque tasted like puree cream corn. Fish smelled. Bread pudding was bland. The best thing about the meal was the pecan ice cream on top of a bland bread pudding.

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V
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for New Years Eve, so they had a fixed menu. Never been there otherwise. The food was great, as was the service. It was a nice place, too. Don't expect a private booth. It's just tables, plus a small bar area.

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t
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Brought three friends from out of town.. loved the menu..... no the same ole same ole.... Everyone loved their food .. big time .. !

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M
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Try the cavatapi Mac and cheese. Yum!!!

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i
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
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 on December 8, 2018
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 on December 8, 2018
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 on December 7, 2018
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
14 reviews
Dined on November 23, 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 23, 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
40 reviews
Dined on November 15, 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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OT
Tahoe
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 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 1, 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 19, 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 13, 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 9, 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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r
Tahoe
20 reviews
Dined on September 29, 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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i
San Francisco
97 reviews
Dined on September 14, 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
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 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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P
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on September 1, 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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Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 11, 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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T
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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T
San Francisco
133 reviews
Dined on July 14, 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 11, 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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OT
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 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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T
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 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 25, 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 22, 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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