Truckee Tavern & Grill

4.5
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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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GB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Came twice with my kids. Ordered the NY steaks. I recommend to avoid the starter bread to leave room for the meat.
It was made exactly to the level I asked.
Not cheap, but worth it.

CD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

The food is always reliable, but they were “out of buns” at 7:45pm, for what is arguably their most popular item on their menu. The service was the worst I’ve ever encountered. Unapologetically slow and inept.

EC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary, 3rd year running. The everything about Truckee Tavern is enjoyable. Hands down the best restaurant, cocktails (Best cocktails in California? Very likely), and food in the Tahoe area.

AL
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend Sons bday

k
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Very disappointed compared to past 3 times I have gone here. Menu has changed and not nearly as good.

k
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day restaurant was crowded staff had it under control food is wonderful

B
Sacramento
15 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great location, vibrant bar scene, but we are not part of that. Pasta dish was delicious! The pork chop was tough, carrots were bland and unexciting.

n
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The service was wonderful. Friendly and efficient Food was just ok. I would not return because of the food. For the cost, it was just ok.

MF
San Francisco
335 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Raclette was perfect appetizer to share. Both the salmon and pasta entrees were just right

W
San Francisco
80 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very bice casual dinner. The burger was outstsnding.

DF
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great atmosphere. They have a very creative cocktail list. We each had a cocktail, and they were very good. One tasted like warm apple pie!! Service was excellent (thank you Justin). We had the grilled shrimp as an appetizer, 1/2 chicken and the salmon. I
love salmon and order it often when I am out. It was just ok. Not very flavorful and for $42 I would expect a little more creativity in the dish . Overall I am sure we will return.

EW
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truckee Tavern is always a good meal. One of our favorites in Truckee!

E
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Hendrix and Cat Stevens in the same loop piped overhead, but not enough to disrupt the conversation. No better cocktails on the mountain, and the pork chop is a must-have! Service has been the best every time we’ve been here.

OT
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for my husband. Excellent food, well prepared. Service was perfect, and the ambiance and noise level were both really nice. Will definitely come again!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Bday but it was not acknowledged.

d
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good restaurant in the central location in Truckee. Food was all really good with a special mention of the "cobb" salad and chocolate bundt cake.

KC
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had an amazing New Year’s Eve dinner there!

OT
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met friends at last minute. This place is so accommodating! Love the food, people and willingness to work with you if your size of group changes!

SF
Frankfurt Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! . We really appreciate your focus on quality organic local ingredients! A great restaurant and please keep your focus on local sourcing of food! Thank you

S
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Fairly pricey for a tavern experience and the staff was somewhat overwhelmed - given it was Christmas Eve, more staff would be good. Our waitress was great just too many diners to attend to.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pretty good option for meat lovers and a low-key date. New york steak and pork chop were tasty and cooked to perfection with a twist of smokey flavor

OT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shannon made sure all of our needs were met quickly! The food is always amazing and the drinks are the best in town!

LS
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Absolutely loved the atmosphere of this gem. The food was delicious as well. It was a little pricey and our service slow, but definitely worth a second visit

H
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

The waiter was very knowledgeable and pleasant. The service of getting the food was extremely slow, 5 tables that sat after us received their food way before us. We were only a party of 2 celebrating our wedding anniversary. My pork chop came out almost cold to the taste. They did make up for it by comping our entrees and corkage fee. Would give them another chance but not on a busy Saturday night in October.

F
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Experience was pleasant.

j
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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

NE
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

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
24 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
15 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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

M
San Francisco
107 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

NS
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice location ambience
Little over prices - especially the wine

RB
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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
Overall2food2service4ambience4

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

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