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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had another AMAZING dinner at 1228 Kitchen last night. IMO this is by far the best restaurant/eating experience in Nevada County. Our server Hailey was attentive, amicable & extremely professional. Michael recommended the perfect Chardonnay (Decoy by Duckhorn) to accompany our meal. We started...with the heirloom tomato salad (ray yeung's tomatos, candy cap mushroom and basil brioche stuffed french toast, mozzarella, garlic-sherry caramel, genovese basil, pickled shallots). The most interesting combination of flavors & texture. We both wanted the same entree & it’s a good thing we did, because I wouldn’t have wanted to share a bite. The fig and brie agnolotti (sauce of bellwether farm crescenza and marin french brie cheese stuffed double egg pasta dough, savory black mission flg mostarda, pepperonata, toasted pistachio, fennel butter sauce) was so good, I was tempted to lick my bowl but my husband said it might look bit too tacky 😜. All in all, you can’t go wrong eating here.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 24, 2022

We celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary at Twelve 28 Kitchen and could not have been more pleased with the service, the food and the attentiveness of the staff. When we arrived I was given a rose bud, there was an anniversary card on our table...and the menu had a special acknowledgement for our anniversary. The food was fantastic; everything had delicious and unique flavors. What a treat for the taste buds. We will definitely be returning.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 22, 2022

My wife and I ate here again on August 20, 2022. The "best damn soup of the day" was a chilled one using heirloom melons, coconut, basil and I don't know what else but it was FABULOUS! My heirloom tomato salad was incredible with its...tincture of mushroom sauce that tasted a bit like maple syrup. This came laid on a house basil brioche bread that was like the richest french toast you will have ever tasted. My main course was a very tasty pork chop. My wife had the stone fruit salad that had a scrumptious sweet dressing on it.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 21, 2022 via mobile

Twelve 28 is always on our list when in the area. Food is fabulous and presentation spectacular. Great wine list. We can’t wait till our next visit!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed August 21, 2022

Our first time here and we LOVED it! We felt like the staff honored our anniversary and took great care of us. The food was outstanding, the best in Nevada County to date! Will definitely go back....

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 12, 2022

It took us a couple of years to finally make it to Twelve 28 Kitchen after first hearing about it--we wish we hadn't waited so long! Friendly, attentive staff paired with excellent food--creative choices tastefully presented, and with an outdoor seating option, plus a thoughtfully...curated beer and wine list made for a wonderful evening. I had the little gem salad and the chicken pok pok bak bak and my husband loved the tomato/coconut/peanut soup and his entree was the char siu bao (pork buns). Loved that they had Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc! Dessert was a lemon blackberry tart--yummy! Twelve 28 is now on our short list of favorite local restaurants . . . we'll be returning soon.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 22, 2022 via mobile

I went to twelve28 for my birthday dinner. The staff made me feel so special when I sat down and there was a birthday card signed by everyone and the menu had my name at the top. Amazing!!Everyone in our group raved about their meal...and the samples we had we had of each other's. There was not one bad review. Each plate was unique and delicious.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Laurie S, Owner at Twelve 28 Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2022

Thank you so much for your sweet and kind words!! HAPPY Birthday!!!

Reviewed July 18, 2022 via mobile

We had dinner at Twelve 28 a couple of weeks ago and we are STILL talking about the food! If the smashed potato’s are on the menu, they are a must have. I think they change the toppings (seasonally?) and ours were topped with elote...corn….OMG. Our main dishes were both delicious and creative with perfectly layered flavors in each bite. Service is also just right. It feels like your dining with family. This is my second time here and I now consider it a destination dining experience since we live 2.5 hours away. We will be back! If you live anywhere in the bay are or Northern California, make your way to Twelve 28.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 26, 2022 via mobile

You will never have a better meal, in my opinion! I’ve been here a handful of times, and each time, I immediately want to go back. This time, I’m already booked again for next week. My friend wanted to split the strawberry salad, so I...reluctantly agreed. Salads are salads,right? Actually NO! That strawberry salad had so many textures, and layers that I couldn’t get enough! Then I ordered the fig and Brie agnolotti, and I dare say, I may never be the same again. Once again, the chef layered this dish wit so many flavors that no two bites were the same. My friend ordered the gnocchi, and when I tried a bite, I begged for another! I’m huge on texture, and only typically like my gnocchi because I pan fry it. I was pleasantly surprised to see Chef fries his as well. My other friend also had the agnolotti and loved it. Dessert, was amazing as well, but that agnolotti and strawberry salad are what foodies’ dreams are made of! Btw, this restaurant is over an hour from my house, but an hour of drooling, I mean driving is nothing compared to this dining experience! This family owned restaurant is SIMPLY ANAZING!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Laurie S, Owner at Twelve 28 Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2022

Wow...thank you so much for your beautiful review! We LOVE guest like you!

Reviewed June 26, 2022 via mobile

We love Twelve-28 Kitchen! We look forward to going any time we’re able. The food selections are amazingly interesting, beautifully presented, and absolutely delicious! The service is always too notch!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 6, 2022 via mobile

6/5/22 visit. Oh my goodness, where to begin! Fresh, savory, eclectic yet not overwhelming for this unadventurous eater. Live music in the form of a guitarist who never replayed a piece during our almost three hour dining experience. Allow me to encourage you to give...it a try. I know I’ll definitely return!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 6, 2022

Lovely time with out of town friends. So happy to introduce them to the delightful menu choices. Ambiance was wonderful, lovely quitar playing in the background. The service was kind and gracious. The menu was full of eclectic choices that could tempt the most discriminating...of palettes. My dinner was a fabulous pairing of flavors and textures that melded together to create a beautiful orchestra with every bite!! Thank you for a lovely evening!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 20, 2022

As a Bay Area foodie who frequently visits the Grass Valley/Nevada City area, I look forward to every chance to eat at Twelve 28. It is imaginative, first-rate food on a rapidly changing menu (with a good wine list). It is by far my favorite...in the county, and it rates high regardless of location. Very friendly reception and wait staff; the whole experience is good.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 17, 2022 via mobile

In April 2022, my husband took me to Twelve 28 Kitchen in Penn Valley, California for 65th birthday. We had been there once before, before the pandemic, and remembered how creative and tasty the food was. This was my number one choice for this special...birthday celebration and I was so happy it was open on Monday nights. We spent two hours on a leisurely dinner that was beyond my highest expectations! The staff all knew it was my birthday. There was a happy birthday card on our table signed by the staff and thanking me for choosing their restaurant. A specially printed menu for our table even said "Happy Birthday Martha" at the top! It was all so thoughtful and fun! The evening was a memorable experience and the food inspired and delicious! We will certainly be going back... definitely before I am 66 years old!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 4, 2022

This review is long overdue. We just love Twelve 28. We have celebrated our anniversary and other special evenings at this great place and always have a great experience. We have brought foodie friends from the Bay Area here and they have been blown away....Under chef Zach Sterner, the food is outstanding - delicious, creative, and well presented. The service is also terrific. Owner Michael always stops by for a friendly chat. We truly appreciate the intimate vibe. Keep it going, Twelve 28!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Laurie S, Owner at Twelve 28 Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2022

Thank you ever so much!!

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HI Charlie...Yes, we do take reservations and highly recommend them for bigger parties and definitely on the weekends. Thank you so much for asking!
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Yes. Just tell the wait staff what your dietary constraints are and I am confident that the chef will be able to accommodate your needs. This is not a big monolithic restaurant -- it is family run and has the capacity to... More
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Twelve 28 Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5