Washoe Public House
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The meal was outstanding, but the acoustics were terrible. Some noise reduction should be considered.
Great service and good food. Unique food and very fresh.
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
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.
Exceptional dining; courteous, efficient service, welcoming, modern ambiance and exquisitely prepared food with a nicely varied menu. One of Reno's best!
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.
Great midtown location, easy parking, very eclectic menu.
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.
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.
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.
Love this place! Never had a bad meal here. Staff is very accommodating to your personal or special needs.
Amazing food and service! Wish we lived in Reno to have this more often!!!
Our waitress was wonderful. Saturday at noon is very quiet.
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.
Great food, great service and great for a large group.
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.
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.
Great food. We come here for special occasions.
They did a wonderful presentation on their Easter brunch. The complimentary offering of scones and mimosas was appreciated (and they were delish!)
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.
Servers were polite and sociable.
The food came to us in a timely manner.
We were very disappointed in the short ribs. They were very tough and cause was too sweet.
First time here on a whim. Great food. The best we have had in quite a while.
Always a good time and good food . I have visited many times and never disappointed
The food was AWESOME!!!
I'd highly recommend the rock candy short ribs.
The only thing I wasn't a fan of was that they played country music the whole time. Not sure if that's a normal thing here or not.
Terrible service, ok food, and when complained about stale dessert - they responded by “we will dress it up more”...
All 3 of our meals were incredible and wonderfully creative. We'll definitely be back!
Those pretzel bites are delishiouso!
First time here and will be back. Met friends for dinner on NYE. Venue had a great feel. Casual yet refined, friendly service, excellent scallops, burger was one of the best. Drinks were on point. The only criticism was the fried prawns were over cooked and had to be sent back. Everything else was excellent and everyone at the table said they’d come there again and can’t wait to use the patio.
This was our 3rd visit, and overall the food, service, and ambiance continue to make this a very nice place to dine. I ordered the curried lentils, and while i felt the lentils were a little too firm for my tastes, the flavor of the dish was delicious. Others at our table enjoyed the pork chops and burger very much. Even though it was New Year's Eve, and they were busy, we appreciated that there was no pressure from anyone for us to leave as soon as we were done eating -- we enjoyed lingering over discussion and drinks while waiting for the new year.
Great food and service was not rushed! Easy seating for 6. Can’t wait to come back and enjoy the patio when the weather is warmer!
Only issue was having salad and entree served at same time. Should have had salad first and been given time to eat first course, first