Accompanying a stunning wine list will be a wide variety of micro brews and signature cocktails available at our full bar inside or outside at the Rock Bar on the patio, equipped with 2 firepits, an outdoor grill, heat lamps and a signature Après scene.
Kids menu way too over priced. $16 for Mac n Cheese!
First thing we noticed was how run down the place was. Filthy carpet that needs replacing-furniture that is nicked up and scratched. In need of a complete restoration/renovation.
Service-bit snippy at first (I think she was the only waitress in the restaurant) but later warmed up to us and even fulfilled a special request that was quite appreciated.
The menu. The reason we picked Tavern 6330" was the menu looked diverse and full of choices. When we received our menus we thought we were at the wrong restaurant (they only had ONE out of eight of the promised "First Courses." Before we even got the chance to ask we were told that two of the items that were on their "new" menu were unavailable that evening (both the brie and the squash soup which were the only things I wanted to try). When we asked about the menu being so different to what we saw online , the waitress sighed and said, "Yeah, we can't Yelp (not just Yelp-OpenTale too) update it-that was like four chefs ago."
We decided to order SOMETHING so we asked for the "toasted cauliflower" it wasn't toasted, or grilled. It was steamed large pieces of cauliflower dressed only in a red pepper seasoning thrown on a plate with three dipping sauces: Ranch, spinach & hummus and the third pesto mayonnaise. Not so appetizing.
As for the Second Course listed on the "OLD MENU" were enticing salads and other cold/refreshing dishes, of these the NEW menu had NONE.
Of the seven entree choices there was only one holdover to this new menu. And the old menu had many -bland macaroni and cheese (How do you mess up macaroni and cheese?) There was literally not a single seasoning of any kind. I asked for salt and pepper which marginally improved the taste. The NY steak was pretty good. the menu looked like and looked like what one would expect from a small town Diner (May be an insult to diners.)
There is much more I can tell you about how bad the food is. But there just aren't enough characters to write more.
Good quality is amazing! Treat yourself at least once while you are Innocent northstar
Felt that this place bills itself as fine dinning - but it’s really not. Service was great food was ok and because it was just ok it was very overpriced .
Food's really good but there is not a lot of food choices on the menu. Honestly, I was expecting more variety of items. I got the Wagu Burger for $22, and it was a great burger with lots of flavor and presented beautifully. However, I asked for mustard on the side which was forgotten. After I ate half my burger, I flagged down the manager who promptly brought the condiment. She informed me that she fired a server that night which explained the short staff.
All-in-all, it's a decent place to get drinks and few bites.
We wanted to try out a restaurant in the Village one night of our stay at Northstar... last year we were disappointed with the quality of food at a different restaurant, but wanted to give the village another try. We were VERY disappointed in the quality of the food. The roasted cauliflower bites appetizer were sad - big chunks, obviously steamed not roasted, covered in a spicy thin sauce, served with two dips (which were fine). Our server was helpful and offered to bring them back to the kitchen to 'put back into the oven'. She brought them back, and they were the same, although hotter. She did not seem surprised when we sent them back. The wedge salad was fine, the burger was fine (although why pastrami on top... just weird!), but the other food was bland and not good. Although the service was good, and the ambiance was okay, there is no excuse for the dismal quality of food at a resort of this calibre and at these prices!!
Northstar village has very slim pickings when it comes to dining options. This is one of your better bets, but only if you, like us, are staying in the village and don’t want to drive anywhere for dinner. The food is decent (but not great) and an odd limited selection, all of which is extremely overpriced. The service is friendly but clumsy and the atmosphere is like a cheap hotel conference center. It does have nice wines, including by the glass, but otherwise it is sad that this is one of your better options at the otherwise lovely ski resort.
To be honest a little disappointing. At our first night at Northstar we thought we'd try a village restaurant and I have to say I wouldn't go there again. Just soulless and uninspiring.
Food was mediocre, and grossly overpriced. Nonetheless, we dined here as a group for dinner, had a subpar experience with the overall value and food quality and called the manager the next day. Considering our total bill exceeded $450 for a group of 6, you'd think that the food quality and taste should be up to a certain standard. We politely relayed this to the restaurant manager, whose reaction was rude, condescending, and bottom line inappropriate for one in the hospitality industry, especially towards paying patrons. He even had the audacity to accuse our party of being "inebriated" (which we are not), claiming that was the reason we thought his restaurant's food quality was inadequate, especially given the prices they charge for each dish. If we were so "inebriated" as he had assumed, why would he have served our party two bottles of wine?
Bottom line- wouldn't recommend this restaurant on the food quality alone. But considering the restaurant management (or lack thereof), and how we were treated when we gave him feedback, I've resorted to write this review so others are aware of what they are getting into when they walk through that restaurant door.
Table Service was excellent Liz was our server she was great
, table small for 4 people
Bar was backed up so drinks were slow coming
We had a nice evening. The food was good and the service was excellent. I would go back.
This was my husband and my anniversary dinner. The menu sounded Great and nice ambiance. Once we got our entree meals things went downhill. My prime rib was so chewy I had trouble eating it and my baked potato didn’t have anything but sour cream on it. I only got about 1/4 of the food down. We then ordered the fried French toast for dessert. It was supposed to be a banana foster French toast. The half of a banana sitting on the plate didn’t have any caramelization on it and the French toast was so tough we couldn’t and I mean couldn’t cut it with the spoon given to us. My husband had to hold the bowl while I tried to get a piece off. The waitress didn’t come back for over 10 minutes so by then the desert was cold, ice cream melted and we never got a knife to cut it.
Service was great, though they were probably understaffed a little because of the snowstorm; with that in mind, I thought our server was excellent. My wife and daughter split the prime rib, and my daughter has become a fan of prime rib in the process. They also loved their flan dessert. I had the burger, which was nice and tasty. The grilled cauliflower appetizer was a bit unimpressive, but other than that, dinner was very nice. Price was a little high, but it is at the village, so not unreasonable given the location.
Excellent food, healthy options and a great vibe to the place.
The restaurant only had a couple of patrons in the dining room. I thought we would have received more attention from our server since they were not busy. We had to ask a couple of times for bread and water refills. Service could have been much better. The food was very good. The Merlot I ordered they were out of and I was offered a local label as a replacement. I decided to go with a Zin but they still charged me for the Zin. If you're out of a stock wine you shouldn't charge me since I had to change. It's only $2 but its the customer service that sets restaurant's apart from average to excellent.
Service was excellent some of the best in Northstar. Our waiter was always visible and checking on you but not overly so. The food was very good. My only issue was that the menu was very limited and was not the same on open table vs what we received when we arrived. Too many items were different to even be close. And the current menu has been in place a while so it wasn’t a “we missed updating our website” excuse. There were a number of larger groups, which is to be expected during ski season, and this made the noise extremely loud. It made it difficult to talk.
One final note. The wine is list is very limited. It would be nice for them to nearly double the options available. They said, there high end Pinot Noir was excellent.
For what we spent on our meal we would expect a little higher level of service. The waiter could not recommend a wine, and didn't seem to really know the menu very well when we had questions. He recommended the prime rib which was the special that night. It was pretty flavorless and the au jus was a little oily and also not much flavor. The New York steak on the other had was delicious - full of flavor!
Great atmosphere. However, Beer too warm, soup not warm enough, burger under-cooked, food slow to come out.
Nice restaurant in Northstar Resort - though it does not have a fine dining atmosphere - more like a family restaurant with higher prices than a typical family restaurant. Having said that - the food was very good. For a better experience, but also considerably more money, Manzanita at the Ritz is better. But they give preference to Ritz Carlton residents. It also means a 10 minute gondola ride, so not as convenient for the Village as Tavern 6330
The food was awful. Undercooked. Daughter has gluten allergy. Discussed with them before arrival and at arrival and with server. Was served gluten twice. She couldn’t eat.
Ran out of lemonade, no wedge salad available after ordering, overcharged on beers, skimpy meat and potato portions for $40 (had to ask where the au gratin potatoes were on the plate it was so little).
We have been there multiple times in the past but were disappointed with the limited menu this time. Since it was during the holiday, the place was packed and noisy, especially noisy one table which made our experience with our guests not overly exciting. The waitress was very good.
We eat here every time we come to North Star. Our son has a food allergy and the restaurant and staff are great about making us feel comfortable and enjoy the meal. The food is always great too!
Christmas week, great food and services
Great food and service. If you go to Northstar, you should definitely try it. If you’re in Truckee, it’s worth the drive to the Village.
Some dishes (Foie gras and beet salad) were excellent, others missed the mark (scallops Venison Wellington). Prices felt excessive. The waiter tried hard but was not super knowledgeable. Would probably not go back.
We had delicious food and excellent service. Both the waiter and manager checked in on us several times and got everything right.
It was good food in a nice atmosphere. The service left something to be desired.
Great food and service!
Great food and atmosphere.
Service was really good however the food was horrible.
They would let us buy the dessert from the price fixe menu without ordering the whole dinner....really
We have been here a couple of times now and the food is excellent. Definitely pricey, but you are at Northstar Village. Definitely worth it! Live music has been great both times. We will be back!
Our reservation was for 8:30 and the restaurant closed at 8. They did not notify us.
Very noisy due to a child's birthday party that was totally disruptive to the entire dining room.
Food mediocre at best.
Food was amazing and live music was very enjoyable! Hostess wasn't having a great day, but service was good.
A couple years back we tried to have dinner here and were treated pretty poorly by the hostess. Nonetheless, we always had in mind this would be a really nice experience following skiing Northstar.
We entered on time for our reservation and were seated right away (nice). The wall of horrendous stench that met us as we walked through the door was absolutely shocking. It was the smell that they create when they really need to disinfect something... like ammonia and bleach combined. Regrettably, the smell did not just stop at the door; but continued to waft throughout the entire restaurant. Fortunately, I was less prone to smell it; however, the rest of my family smelled it throughout the entire dinner.
The atmosphere inside is pretty rough. Scattered tables throughout 3 small rooms. We were seated in the front of the bar area which ended up having live music. For us, that's a plus. However, the manager of the restaurant didn't see fit to turn the television off above the performer which, is just plain rude. My wife asked to have the television turned off... it was in like 10m.
Our food was pretty good I must admit. My biggest issue comes down to the bartender. I get it; I'm kind of a drink connoisseur. The manhattan was advertised as using a Luxardo cherry and I got a Shirley Temple quality maraschino. On the way to the bathroom, I saw it... the jar of Luxardos on the bar. Boooo. I switched to a bourbon, neat, for the next drink. How can that go wrong? Well, it came on the rocks; a million rocks. I quickly ran it back and let them know. What I got back blew my mind... cold, chilled, watered down bourbon. They had taken my bourbon rocks and strained it into a glass to pass it off as neat! Neat is no water... this was beyond.
At this point, I just got the check and left.
The saving grace was our bus-person; he was friendly and amazing. I regret to this very minute that I didn't get his name to be able to celebrate him.
Our dinners were of mixed qualities. Two people had the crab pot pie and thought it lacking. One had the calamari which were very good as was the salad.
Great service and staff. Megan was our waitress we had a table of 5 adults and 7 kids and she was terrific
Meh. Our appetizer (beet salad with goat cheese) was good but the chicken chili was bland and uninspiring. I felt like the menu was overpriced for what it was. Our server was very nice and did a good job.