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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

Menu

STARTERS‏
Ahi Poke
Green onion, red onion and cilantro in a citrus soy dressing served with seaweed salad & crispy wontons
$12.00
“the Baked Polenta Thing”
Mediterranean style brick oven baked polenta topped with roasted tomatoes, feta, kalamata olives and pine nuts finished with pesto and balsamic syrup
$7.00
Basket O Fries
Crispy golden‏ brown fries tossed with kosher salt and pepper
$5.00
Basket O Sweet Potato Fries
Crispy sweet potatoes served with apricot chipotle sauce
$6.00
Basket O Garlic Fries
Crispy fries tossed with fresh chopped garlic, parmesan cheese, parsley, a touch of rosemary, kosher salt and pepper
$6.00
Beer Battered Onion Rings
Crunchy golden brown rings served with house made BBQ sauce
$6.00
Calamari
Tender rings and tentacles dusted with seasoned flour & flash fried, tossed with salt, pepper & parsley, served with lemons and house cocktail sauce
$12.00
Mussels Fra Diavolo
One pound of tender north west blue mussels simmered in a spicy broth of garlic, fennel, tomato, chardonnay and chili flake served with garlic pesto bread
$15.00
Crab & Shrimp Cakes
Dungeness crab and sweet white shrimp hand folded and pan seared. Served with a little tomato - cucumber salad and lemon aioli
$13.00
Asian Chicken Wraps
Grilled chicken breast, asian vegetables & crisp romaine leaves with peanut and sweet chili sauces. Enough to share, or great as a meal. Some assembly required
$13.00
SALADS
About Lefty’S Salads
About lefty's salads-house made dressings: blue, ranch, louis, chipotle vin, soy ginger, house herb vin (gluten free)
Garden Salad
Fresh romaine with tomato, cucumber, red onion, carrots and croutons, with choice of dressing
Small $5.00
Large $8.00
Spinach Salad for Tami
Fresh spinach tossed with sliced fuji apples, gorgonzola cheese, red onion, chopped bacon, cilantro and chipotle vinaigrette
Small $8.00
Large $12.00
Caesar Salad with Roasted Prosciutto
Fresh romaine tossed with our house made dressing, (yes it has anchovies) parmesan cheese, lemon juice, roasted prosciutto & croutons note: add organic free range chicken breast $4 or add a crab cake
$12.00
Chopped Greek Salad
Cucumbers, red onion, sicilian green olives, tomatoes, pepperoncini, feta cheese and fresh basil tossed with romaine in our house vinaigrette
Small $9.00
Large $13.00
Crab and Shrimp Cake Louis
Fresh romaine with tomato, cucumber, hard boiled egg, red onion, carrot, half an avocado and a big pan-fried crab cake, served with lemon and louis dressing on the side
Small $11.00
Large $16.00
Asian Chicken Cashew Salad
Fresh romaine tossed with chopped chicken breast, cashews, carrots, bean sprouts, celery, cilantro, red pepper, scallion and crispy wantons, in a ginger soy dressing
Small $8.00
Large $12.00
Cheeseburger Salad
Fresh romaine tossed with louis dressing, tomato, chopped bacon, sliced onion, gorgonzola & cucumber topped with a cheeseburger patty & a pickle
$13.00
Vietnamese Seared Ahi Tuna Salad (Wild Caught)
Rare seared ahi on top of vermicelli noodles tossed with green onions, carrots, bean sprouts, red peppers, cilantro, mint, sliced jalapenos in a vietnamese citrus soy vinaigrette topped with sesame seaweed salad and lemon
$17.00
PIZZA‏
All of our pizzas are individual size, oval thin crust pizzas, approximately 12” x 8” they are great as a meal or an appetizer please no half and half orders add a garden salad, or a small caesar for only $4 sides of dressing or sauce are $.50 each split charge of 2.00 per item
Margherita Pizza
Flat bread with herbed tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese and basil
$12.00
Pepperoni Pizza
Flat bread with herbed tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, parmesan and plenty of thin sliced pepperoni
$13.00
Tuscan Butcher Pizza
Flat bread with herbed tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese,with pepperoni, sausage, bacon, herbs and prosciutto
$15.00
Garden Pizza
Flat bread with herbed tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, roasted red peppers and fennel, onions, mushrooms, green onions, tomatoes and basil
$15.00
Pesto and Tomato Pizza
Flat bread with pesto, mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, feta cheese and basil
$14.00
The Greek
Olive oil & roasted garlic spread, mozzarella cheese, feta cheese, fresh spinach, pine nuts, red onions, kalamata olives, pepperoncini’s and basil
$15.00
The Mambo Blanco
Flat bread brushed with garlic, with mozzarella, garlic, house made ricotta, pine nuts, scallions, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and a pinch of chili flake
$14.00
Sonoma Valley Pizza
Flat bread with pesto, mozzarella cheese, oven roasted fennel & red peppers, prosciutto, pine nuts and fresh basil best of the west pizza & 4th in the world at the 2012 pizza expo world pizza championship! !
$15.00
Napa Style Pizza
Flat bread with virgin olive oil, mozzarella cheese, sliced pear, gorgonzola cheese, balsamic syrup drizzle, fresh oregano & thyme best of the west pizza & 3rd in the world at the 2009 pizza expo world pizza championship! !
$15.00
BURGERS
About lefty’s burgers
All burgers are available with your choice of a pound kobe beef & chuck blend, 5.3 oz turkey breast burger, house made chickpea patty (gluten free), or a 6.oz fresh organic natural chicken breast (add $1.00) are served on a toasted bun with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle on the side and fries if you are feeling adventurous, you may substitute garlic fries, sweet potato fries or onion rings for just one dollar. Cheeses: cheddar, swiss, jalapeno jack, gorgonzola, brie, mozzarella, feta & fresh ricotta add a garden salad or a small caesar for only 4
S.O.P. Burger
Standard operating procedure, a burger & a bun with a pile of fries
$11.00
Garden salad $+4.00
Small caesar $+4.00
Say Cheeseburger
Bun, burger and choice of cheese with a pile of fries
$13.00
Garden salad $+4.00
Small caesar $+4.00
Double Cheeseburger
Bun, 2‏ burgers and choice of cheese with a pile of fries
$16.00
Garden salad $+4.00
Small caesar $+4.00
The Hillbilly Burger
Pecan wood smoked bacon, BBQ sauce, sharp cheddar cheese and a pile of fries
$14.00
Garden salad $+4.00
Small caesar $+4.00
The Shaner Burger
Seared organic free range chicken breast, pesto, roasted fennel & peppers, roasted garlic, house made ricotta cheese and a pile of fries
$15.00
Garden salad $+4.00
Small caesar $+4.00
Garlic Mushroom & Swiss Burger
Sauteed garlic & crimini mushrooms with swiss cheese and a pile of fries
$14.00
Garden salad $+4.00
Small caesar $+4.00
El Paso Burger
Half a fresh avocado, jalapeno jack cheese, grilled green chilies and a pile of fries
$15.00
Garden salad $+4.00
Small caesar $+4.00
Gorgonzola & Cabernet Onion Jam Burger
A generous amount of gorgonzola cheese with house made cabernet onion jam and a pile of fries. Try it with an organic free range chicken breast for $1 more
$15.00
Garden salad $+4.00
Small caesar $+4.00
DINNER / ADD THESE AFTER 5PM‏
Mussels Fra Diavolo
One pound‏ of tender north west blue mussels simmered in a spicy broth of garlic, fennel, tomato, chardonnay and chili flake served with garlic pesto bread
$15.00
Chicken Saltimbocca
Oz organic chicken breast, prosciutto and sage pounded thin, pan seared, topped with brie cheese and zinfandel soaked dried cherries, served with pesto rice and roasted vegetables
$21.00
Sicilian Ragu
Slowly braised‏ ground kobe beef, sweet italian sausage, chili flake, sicilian green olives and pepperoncini’s, simmered in a rich tomato sauce ladled over spinach tossed fettuccini and topped with house made ricotta
$17.00
Butternut Squash Tortellini
Huge tender tortellini filled with butternut squash simmered in a parmesan broth with fresh herbs, honey roasted carrots, pine nuts, fresh spinach and pecorino romano cheese
$18.00
Seared Rib Eye
A seared 12oz. Boneless aged choice rib eye topped with our house made cabernet onion jam and a bacon - scallion gorgonzola butter, served with parmesan au gratin potatoes and roasted vegetables
$28.00
Cedar Plank Roasted Salmon
6oz. Fresh salmon brushed with rosemary honey, roasted in our pizza oven on a cedar plank with lemons, served with roasted fennel & red peppers over pesto rice and roasted vegetables
$25.00
About
Casual white linen dining. Come see our new 1,100 sq ft dining room, featuring a view of Deer Creek. We also offer a full bar with daily drink specials. Enjoy our creekside patios, upper bar and wine tasting room. Think of us for gourmet burgers, pizza, elegant meals, banquets and catering. See us on Wednesday for our Blue Plate Special and Fridays for fresh house-made Fish & Chips, Clam Chowder and Coleslaw-all day, til sold out. Come early!
PRICE RANGE
$11 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night
CUISINES
Bar, American
FEATURES
Television, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed February 23, 2020

Yesterday, my hubby and I went to Nevada City for a hike. We needed lunch beforehand. Of course we wanted to know what people chose on Tripadvisor. Lefty's was a solid yes. The name makes you think you are going to a sports bar....but casual...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 10, 2020

Although we live in the neighborhood, we hadn't been to Lefty's Grill in a long while and decided to try it for a date night dinner. Our server was very personable and attentive. We enjoyed our meal and will probably return again soon.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 27, 2020 via mobile

Selected one of their award winning flatbread pizzas and a can never go wrong cheeseburger. Each entree was perfectly prepared. Food server was attentive without being intrusive. Would go back without hesitation on a future trip to the area. A little pricier than anticipated, but...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 3, 2020 via mobile

We sat in the more casual bar area which was fine. The atmosphere is not barlike enough though. We went in on a slow night so the servers were really bored which was sad. We both had the pizza which was solid but mine (Garden...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 25, 2019

Lefty's was recommended by the owner of one of the shops in town and it did not disappoint. It was a little too cool to sit outside but we had a perfect table by the window overlooking the patio and river. Lefty's offers a chicken...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 18, 2019

Lots of great dining choices in Nevada City. We stumbled onto Lefty's while visiting and were quite impressed. Sat in the bar for quick service before a concert...staff was friendly, attentive, and quick. The Happy Hour options were plentiful and a good value. Beer and...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed September 12, 2019

We walked down to the end of Main Street to Lefty’s for dinner. We were given a table outside on the porch overlooking the river. The place is muncher larger than it first appears but the rooms inside and out provide an intimate setting rather...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed September 6, 2019

It was a very hot day, but we did find a mostly shaded patio table to enjoy our evening meal. I ordered the meatloaf and my partner had the burger. Both meals were done perfectly and delicious.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2019

Instead of ordering dinner last time I was there I had two of the best appetizers to make up my dinner. Their Parmeasan Brulee with Roasted grapes and balsamic glaze was amazing. Sitting on the deck overlooking Deer Creek adds to the delightful atmosphere and...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 31, 2019 via mobile

Yum. Salmon and steak on point. Very surprised by the quality and flavor of the food. Absolutely amazing. Solid. Recommend.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Lefty's is open Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 11:30 am to 9:00 pm. Open Friday 11:30 am to 9:30 pm. This is the information we were given when we were there; HOWEVER, I would call (530.265.5838) to insure this is... More
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