Truckee Tavern & Grill

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$31 to $50
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American
Truckee Tavern and Grill is a sophisticated American Cuisine restaurant with a rustic feel located in Truckee, California. Our specialty is wood fire cuisine featuring local grown produce and meats. Our approachable cocktail program utilizes fresh herbs, juices and house made concoctions. Our wine list specializes in a mix of hard to find producers as well as known names that compliment our food.
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New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truckee Tavern was GREAT! Made the rez online just a few days before. Friendly greeting upon arrival and seated promptly. Our waitress was professional and personable and after our dinner gave us great suggestions as to where to go & what to do while in town. Our drinks were great and the food was delicious! The restaurant itself was a cool space, warehouse vibe with high ceilings, wide plank floors, huge arched window, & tons of brick. I would definitely recommend a fun & delicious dinner here!

VB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Experience was pleasant.

j
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place, very good service, food was good but not great

NE
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Maybe I would recommend to a friend. With reservations, we waited to sit down, we waited for drinks and also for food. Wine was very expensive--drinks fairly priced. Steak was very good but nothing at all with it but half of a hot tomato. Needed some accompaniment--veggies or potato. Nothing green on the menu except one salad. When they say al carte, they mean it!

C
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting Truckee from out-of-town. Relied on Yelp for dinner recommendations and this place did not disappoint. Upstairs and away from street level noise, deck overlooks the little town, ambiance, food and service where perfect.

DR
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and service. The bar is wonderful. The food was outstanding.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here before with my husband and little ones. The food is amazing, very chill and the staff is wonderful. This last visit here was to celebrate by sisters engagement and it was a huge hit. If you want to show up relaxed dress shirt/jeans or if you want to dress more formal the ambiance fits both desires. The food is impeccable and again- the staff is what ties it all together. Just good people in a great environment enjoying amazing food. It is worth the travel for sure.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We’ve dined here many times and it’s our go-to place for special occasion celebrations. But this time, the service was truly poor and the ambiance on the deck outside was annoying at best. The food is still pretty good overall.

SK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Menu very limited, but food and service was very good.

M
San Francisco
105 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a great spot for groups or a date with reasonably priced food.

NS
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice location ambience
Little over prices - especially the wine

RB
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truckee Tavern is charming and a delightful dinner spot. Eating outdoors on a nice day or evening is a special treat. And the bar - perhaps the restaurant's greatest assets are the very talented bartenders (they eschew the label "mixologists") who are not only knowledgeable about a wide range of classic and modern cocktails, but also devise their own creations using extraordinary ingredients to create sublime imbibing experiences. Five Star and Two Thumbs Up!

DJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great deck above Main St to have a family dinner on a summer evening. Steak, fish, and vegetables were very good.

LW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, wait staff was polite, attentive and informative. Always worth the splurge when we come here. Definitely worth it. Highly recommend.

RM
Tahoe
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a great palace to eat. The menu is varied and well presented. The service is terrific and the ambiance nice. In summary, it is a really good place to eat in Truckee

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Not good value for price. Pork chop came absolutely naked; no veggies, nothing!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

great service 1 good food

MF
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

The food was sub-par at best. We had a steak and a pasta dish. The pasta was bland. The steak was just plain. The veggies were good. The service was very poor and the waiters were inattentive. We would have to stop our waiter to order drinks and wine.

JL
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Solid food, good drinks, and quick service. Really enjoyed the burgers and the linguine with seasonal vegetables. Would definitely go back.

P
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were three couples and were celebrating a birthday. Evening started with excellent cocktails from the bar while we waited for a table. Some of us had the “Feeling Alright” cocktail and in no time it was living up to its name. Delicious and hard not to drink it down like lemonade. Dinner was a shared affair. Each couple ordered a steak to share and we shared a couple of salads, Mac and cheese and the squash. Overall dinner was very good and service excellent. Will definitely return.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good options and great cocktails. Steak was tasty as were the sides. Fabulous salads and great view from the deck.

T
San Francisco
69 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Went on a Thursday during Truckee Thursdays. Waited about 15 minutes before our wait person came over to the table. Ordered a pulled pork salad the pork was very dry and tough like jerky. There was so much dressing it over powered the rest of the salad and the lettuce was limp. The rest room was in need of cleaning which makes me concerned about the rest of the restaurant!

CH
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great First Time Experience and had an excellent dinner on the patio!

LS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

July 26Th. Great evening, seated us early and we all enjoyed our evening.
Will definitely go back…especially to try another specialty cocktail.

D
Sacramento
249 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Expensive but the food is outstanding and the service is excellent. They take pride in their cocktail menu, and they should because their cocktails are amazing.

s
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 5

Table was not completely set, ordered after a bit of a wait. We ordered two hamburgers and two dinner salads for the four of us. Hamburgers came out first with no cutlery at table. When salads came out, asked for forks, knives and napkins. Also asked for mustard, ketchup and mayo. Wait, wait, wait. Finally a completely different server was asked and she brought it out. However, by then our hamburgers were cold as were the french fries. Salads were okay but nothing to write home about. Better places in town for sure. Very nice venue - that is what this place has going to it!

j
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The setting was beautiful, the food delish, and our server (Becky) patient & attentive!

PJ
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I was so happy and excited to try this restaurant when we arrived we saw all the awards they received and I thought we were in for a real treat.
I wish I had visited in 2015 because I couldn’t find anything outstanding including the service that would be worth an award.

KB
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

I was looking forward to trying out this new restaurant in Truckee. However was disappointed. The food was very bland. The potato and leek soup was thick and tasteless. The linguini pasta was also bland.

n
Sacramento
69 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service. Nice place in truckee area. Amazing cocktails and really fun and social bartenders. Bar was busy, but bartenders got drinks out quickly.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

JK
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!

LB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, but a little overpriced for what you get.

TD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was great!!!

G
Montreal
13 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice bar atmosphere with good food and an inventive drink menu.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. We did notice a five top who sat down after us on the patio receiving their food before us. We waited an hour or more which honestly wasn’t that bad because my mother and I like to chat but I was disappointed that my NY steak was very tough. For $33 I would expect the one item would be wonderful. Sadly it was pretty bad. I usually come in for the fabulous drinks and a burger. I think for now on I will stick to that!! I do not like to leave negative reviews but this is the second steak I have ordered that wasn’t worth the price.

WD
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service.
It was our last day at Tahoe and it was the perfect evening sitting on the balcony overlooking the Truckee river and the pines in the distance.
Under a cloudless sky and a lite breeze .

LC
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friend and I made a reservation Friday afternoon for Friday night. Sat outside overlooking downtown Truckee. Beautiful night.
The service was prompt and excellent throughout the meal. The cosmopolitan and margaritas were DELICIOUS. Had the spring green salad, shrimp appetizer ( only 6 pieces. For the price I expected more) and the veggie burger and fries. All of the food was delicious and perfectly cooked.
Overall had an excellent experience tho a little pricey. Highly recommend.

OT
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Disappointing....very limited menu and average at best food.

DE
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

The waiters and waitresses were very nice and accommodating, but the food was bad, and not worth the price. My husband ordered lingiuni with vegetables and the vegetables were undercooked and raw. This took away from the whole dish. The waitress asked how the food was, and he told her. She apologized and offered to get him something else, but he put up with it because he did not want to take the time. My black bean vegetarian burger was too liquid from the bean perspective and not possible to eat by hand. Besides, it was not good. We will not go back.

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