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“Well worth a visit ...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Owl Grill & Saloon

Owl Grill & Saloon
134 Mill Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-274-1144
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Ranked #22 of 96 Restaurants in Grass Valley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit ...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

My husband and I frequently visit our daughter and son-in-law in Brown's Valley and often eat out in the area. However this was our first visit to The Owl - but it will certainly not be our last! We dined on 13 January, arriving very early for dinner (at 4.40pm) as we met my son-in-law after he had finished work. This wasn't a problem, we were seated and offered drinks and appetizers immediately. Our server was very pleasant, and very knowledgeable about the building itself - someone who seems to like his job and it showed! He made us all feel very comfortable but was not intrusive. What can we say about our meals? Just fantastic!!!! We all had different, ranging from halibut, salmon, chicken and lamb - all of which were cooked to perfection. All in all, a very pleasant evening. We'll be back!!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Valencia, CA
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Better than ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We live in Grass Valley and have dined many times at a The Owl. It's always been the nicest place for a pretty good steak, however, our dinners last night were excellent. My rib eye was a beautiful cut cooked to perfection. The Caesar salad was very tasty. I wish they had more local wines on their menu. We love the atmosphere it really feels like a much loved mining town restaurant. The service was excellent and I appreciate seeing the owner checking in the tables. We will not wait as long to return!

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San Francisco, CA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Excellent food, great ambience and friendly owner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Excellent dinner at the Owl Grill and Saloon. Two "must haves". The pan roasted brussel sprouts appetizer (fabulous with cheeses and garlic) and the "Blu Billy bread" Yummy! The Halibut was cooked to perfection. A good wine list. Staff was attentive without being over bearing. The bar from the 1800's is wonderful. Every dish ordered by our group was excellent. HIGHLY recommended!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Grass Valley, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“love the Owl Grill!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We eat at the Owl at lest once a month. This is by far the best food in Grass Valley. The service is also outstanding, they make you fill like your their best customers every time. The bar is worth coming in to see even if you don't drink!!!

Visited August 2013
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Roseville, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Nice burger patty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

They do not offer a gluten free menu so you have to search for items to order. The burger patty with bacon and cheese is one of the best I have ever had. From there you have to build your own plate to make sure it is GF. One thing I did notice was that the owner was behind the bar and pouring his own drink and drinking it behind the bar. This is the fastest way to loose your liquor license, first time is a fine and second time a suspension, and third time you loose it. So why would an owner be drinking behind the bar knowing he could loose everything ?

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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