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Pacific Crest Grill

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10040 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA 96160 (Bridge St.)
All public transit for the area stops right across the street from the restaurant, including greyhound and Amtrak.
(530) 587-2626
Today
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 12
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Out of business

They have sold out to the new owner of Bar of America and have taken that name for the whole shebang...bar and restaurant. Service is okay but the price of a glass of wine is outrageous. $14 for glass of house Merlot....???? Really! The food just does not warrant the price at this place.

1 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2014
FlyingTiger17
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Truckee
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
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Truckee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

They have sold out to the new owner of Bar of America and have taken that name for the whole shebang...bar and restaurant. Service is okay but the price of a glass of wine is outrageous. $14 for glass of house Merlot....???? Really! The food just does not warrant the price at this place.

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Pleasanton, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Pacific Crest is a long-time Truckee restaurant. It's not pretentious. There isn't an abundance of gold and crystal to blind you. It's just a good menu done well. Prices are affordable so lots of Truckee regulars eat here all the time. Its bar is the world-class Bar of America, so take advantage!

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Truckee, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Really like the old gold rush bar vibe and the food was surprisingly good. I had the buttermilk fried chicken sandwich and it hit the spot. Better food that most of the casual restaurants downtown.

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Stanford, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We hadn't tried this place before, and thought each dish was very good. The portions were very generous, the ambience and type of American food felt 'home spun' in a very nice way. My only complaint was the noise level. The combo of bad acoustics and hwavy drinkers gave us all a headache when we left, but I would go... More 

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Truckee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Closed and now known as Bar of America. Good food with indoor and outdoor seating during summer months. Very convenient location on the corner of Bridge Street and Commercial Row aka Donner Pass Road.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Worst restaurant service experienced in some time! Waitress was inattentive at best. Took forever to take order (wasnt busy), asked for second plate for a shared salad-forgot that. Water glass not refilled, food was ok ( chicken conchigle was good, ribeye was gristly) waitress left someone else's water glass on our table when she cleared dinner dishes!! Witnessed other patrons... More 

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Northern California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

This used to be our favorite restaurant in Truckee but it was recently bought and the name is now changed to Bar of America. We had perfect service but were not all that excited about the new menu. Most every dish had pancetta in it or cream - not great for people who don't eat red meat or are trying... More 

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Truckee, California, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Has a definite bistro feel! Great salads, pasta and pizza, with a glass of wine makes for a very pleasant lazy weekend lunch! One of our favorites when visitors come to town.

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Bay Area, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

It seemed at our last visit to Bar of America in Truckee (formerly known at Pacific Crest Bar and Grill) that it's not what it used to be. We ordered the Ribeye steak. The sauce was fine and the medium rare steak was tasty, but there was way too much inedible gristle for a $38 piece of beef. The $26... More 

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Sacramento, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

We've eaten here before, and out of respect for the nice meals and service on those occasions, I've given them a slightly better rating than may be they deserve. My main complaint is with the service-- perhaps they had a personnel shortage our recent night there-- which ruined our experience. The food is decent. I do hope they fix whatever... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10040 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA 96160
    (Bridge St.)
  • Public Transportation: All public transit for the area stops right across the street from the restaurant, including greyhound and Amtrak.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Truckee
  • Phone Number: (530) 587-2626

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?