Truckee Tavern & Grill

4.5
310 reviews
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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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TG
Tahoe
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the ingenious craft cocktails. Soups and salads are great. And if you just want a great burger, they have that too!

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AD
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great in terms of food quality, service and experience. One of Truckee's finest options.

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ID
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here with some friends that we hadn’t seen in a while! Didn’t wait long to be seated, our waiter was very friendly and welcoming . Hamburgers and Steak were delicious and a big shout out to the truffle mashed potato.

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D
Sacramento
224 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and cocktails here are fantastic!!!

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TH
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Carefully crafted cocktails. Much thought goes into each entrée. Local trout was delectable and properly prepared with the skin left on and crispy and not overcooked. One of the better Truckee restaurants for sure. Only complaint: with the caverness ceilings it is very loud when all the tables are filled. Perhaps some sound baffles hanging from the ceiling would help. A go-to place though.

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RD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

We wait 25 minutes before setting at the table I had booked the day before.

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JF
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been up to Truckee so many times in the last 10 years and have never been to Truckee Tavern. I had the best experience with the bar tender Ian and our waitress when we got seated named Becky. The service was wonderful. The drinks and food amazing. We will definitely be back!! Can’t wait!

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JW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Made a reservation for a Friday night. Got there and waited 15 minutes to be seated even though there were plenty of tables open. Not sure why the host made us wait but the food and wait staff were great!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Restaurant has potential, however the menu choices needs much work!

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PB
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and cocktails in a cool atmosphere!

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OT
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!!!!
I have been coming to this restaurant since they opened. Every time I go skiing at North Tahoe , it is my favorite place to go before I head back to SAN FRAN.

The owner has done a fantastic job. Sorry I missed you this time. Karen

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KD
San Antonio
16 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the live music and cheese and meat board was delicious!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in Tuckee! The house made pasta and ricotta was amazing. Pork chop was delish - super tender and juicy. Nice, low-key love music in a Thursday night... Highly recommend!!

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SA
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was well prepared and service on spot. The grilled shrimp app was tasty and the New York cut was delicious!

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SS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The shared Porterhouse was great as were the drinks. They were quite accommodating to our friends young child as well.

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S
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ambience nice. Priced comparable to decent dining in north shore. Would go again

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LB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Second time visiting Truckee Tavern and Grill - first time was phenomenal; unfortunately our second time (most recently) was not as good for a couple of reasons. One the food - steak was over cooked and pork chop was extremely fatty. Secondly, we had an OpenTable $25 gift card to use towards our $300 dinner - the manager of Truckee Tavern and Grill said they did not accept and to take up with OpenTable. Fair point, however for $25 on $300 bill of repeat customer I would think he should've accepted the gift card and restaurant should've taken up directly with OpenTable. Probably won't be back to Truckee Tavern and Grill as there are other more economical restaurants in the area with great food.

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ML
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was fantastic There signature cocktails were also delicious.

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KG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding and unique cocktails, baked Raclette appetizer and Trout dish were both exceptional, great service and nice view overlooking downtown Truckee. An overall wonderful experience!

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k
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! Food was delicious and the atmosphere was perfect after a day on the mountain.

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V
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Felt for price, should have been better experience. While our waitress was very nice, polite and good, the food came out cold. Which wasn't surprising because we were served well past other diners that came in after us. Hard to reco, even as there aren't a ton of spots for fine dining in Truckee. But we'll try other places next time in town. The bartendress also had an attitude, as we waited over 30 minutes for our table. Politely asked for a drink, and she went on about how busy she was. And the bar wasn't that full. Odd.

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JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truckee Tavern just keeps getting better and better. Best bone in pork chops in the Truckee/Tahoe area.

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JM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

The good - We enjoyed the food. The rest was a bummer. When picking a wine I asked our server a question about the wines, she fully admitted that she didn't know and hadn't tried most of the wine but told us she would be happy to send over the "sommeiller"- Great. When the "sommeiller" walked over it was the host, but okay, he must know his wines, right? umm, no. I explained that we liked big, full-bodied whites with some oak and he then recommended an un-oaked light wine. I thought he must have misunderstood me so again explained no un-oaked. I then asked about an Italian wine listed under their "full bodied" whites and he said he didn't know about that one. Over it, I said, great, we'll try the french one, assuming he finally understood what we were looking for (after explaining twice) that I meant the french wine listed under their full bodied whites. I didn't remember the name of the wine we ordered when it was brought over and presented to us, but figured their sommeiller would know, we accepted it and even though it was lighter than we normally like, we didn't want to send it back, it was only $30 and we just wanted to enjoy our time Fast forward to the bill and the wine is $68. I looked at the wine list again as I was sure the wine we ordered was $30, and it was, but there was a $68 french wine listed under the un-oaked wines. Okay, clearly their "sommeiller" had made an honest mistake, no biggie. I called over the server and explained the mistake. She sent over the host/sommeiller who basically asked me if the server had presented the wine to me insinuating that it was my mistake and I *again* explained to him that I was very clear (twice) that we didn't want un-oaked. Long story short, he continued to imply that this was my mistake, humphed off and said he would see what he could do. He returned 5 minutes later and let us know he had taken 10% off the price of the wine. So a whole $6.80. Terrible service. Ruined a good night.

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T
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Worst service I’ve had in a restaurant in years. I’ll never be back and it seems that was their goal

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

Always enjoy this place!

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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 4

The hostess was terrible. We had a reservation for 8:30 pm, but did not seat until 9:10 pm. The hostess didn’t gave any explanation. Actually she disappeared after the second time we asked about the delay.

The waitress service was pretty good. But the food take too long to arrive. The food overall was ok, but a bit pricy.

I would not go back or recommend this place.

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OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The restaurant is beautiful. Old charm. The staff is very friendly and the food is fresh with great flavor. Everything we tried was awesome.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our anniversary here and the evening was just perfect!

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H
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Horrible food saturated with salt. First glass of red wine was "corked" but they didn't charge me. Staff pleasant but overworked.

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BA
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for dinner and a glass of wine and was incredibly treated to both! My second time there and another great meal!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

This place was wonderful - we went to dinner for my son’s 25th birthday. We were seated right away. We ordered appetizers

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T
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Premium cocktails, simple menu, something for everyone.

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Tahoe
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time! We loved the atmosphere, and our server was perfect! She even took part of the porterhouse back to Cook more for one of the people eating it. We will be back!

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OT
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Enjoyed the ambience and food. Server was knowledgeable but service was slow, it was a busy night! Food was good, but on the pricey side. Overall, we enjoyed our meal and dining experience.

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s
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Server and hostes didn't get proper information from the kitchen. Wrong information was given to us.
Noisy.

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TC
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Best cocktails in Truckee/North Lake Tahoe! Food is great too.

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VS
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The servers were super friendly and attentive. The cocktails were innovative and delicious. The food was good. Two of the dishes were too spicy for some of the people in our group. The metal chairs are uncomfortable (especially for one of us suffering from sciatica.) The vibe is energetic and fun. We had a good time.

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WM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, cocktails outstanding and unique, excellent service. Desserts were also great.

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t
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

For a restaurant with a respectable wine list, they need to do better at wine service. Food was very good, but room for improvement. Restaurant was nearly empty, but they couldn’t seat us 15 min early. Very close to being excellent, but they need to learn/execute the “little things” with respect to service.

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KS
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a delicious meal here. The agnolotti were superb.

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