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10046 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161-0367
+1 530-582-1040
Fri - Tue 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

everyone at this place is professionaly trained. Serive is excellent, autmosphere/place is well designed, and course of food is well performed. Absolutely cant find anything to complain. job well done. I wish I could cook like them

Thank Joukigen
South Lake Tahoe, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

A great place to experience molecular gastronomy. Don't go if you are expecting much of a full meal. Interesting menu items, verbose and frequently poorly informed wait staff who don't really understand the menu and often speak down to the clients. Kind of an odd choice for Truckee but some patrons rave about it. Not on par with similar SF... More 

Thank Rothhome
Longview, Washington
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Four course or chefs tasting menu, whichever you select you won't be disappointed. The four course offers two choices per course. The wife and I chose different options so we experienced the full range of this delightful dining experience. Who knew that we'd find such great eats in trucker California. I had the wine pairing and the wife had the... More 

Thank betweentwoworlds
San Francisco, California
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128 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

We loved it. It definately is expensive but I think is a fair value for what you get. Knowledgeable and timely service provided by friendly and respectful staff. Food was very flavorful yet subtle and presentation was beautiful I was honestly give then 4.5* if that was an option Hamachi, sweetbreads and lamb were my favorites

Thank JVDZ7
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

For a special dinner my husband and I choose the prix fix menu with wine pairing. We both thought the wine pairings were exceptional and added a lot to the dinner. I was also very impressed with the breads, biscuit and small cheese puffs. The pastry chef is very good. The service was first class and the food beautifully balanced.... More 

Thank Bearfrits
Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

Celebrated my 30th birthday here with a group of friends. The staff was extremely entertaining and we had a great time. We all had the chef's tasting menu, and the food was great. Highly recommend!

Thank ymhong86
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

It is amazing to me how a restaurant like this can gain a positive reputation for tiny servings of so-called gourmet food at expensive prices. Suggest you weigh your cheese slices served as a verbosely complicated and expensive gourmet platter. And, when a private party arrived, our waitress abandoned our table never to be seen again. Yes, the owner apologized.... More 

Thank Berolz
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is very open and welcoming. All service people were extremely friendly, attentive and willing to provide guidance. The dos was spectacular. I order 3 appetizers instead of an entree and was very satisfied and full. The little treats provided like their bread and palate cleanser were excellent. With six of us there, we tried a wide variety of... More 

Thank 11MGB
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

Wonderful staff. We sat at the bar without a reservation. Had the white wine and port at the end and the cheeses for the cheese tray chosen for us and it was all amazing. Incredible flavors on the cheese tray. Great experience.

Thank DJonestravel
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Wow! A spectacular birthday dinner for my husband. An amazing assortment of food! Five small tastes to start,then unusual flavors and new ways to prepare familiar ingredients as we moved through the courses. We had the wine pairings with each course. The cheese course was interesting. It would have been wise to skip as we had so much food through... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10046 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161-0367
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Truckee
  • Phone Number: +1 530-582-1040

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