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“Good food in pleasant surroundings”
Review of Lefty's Grill

Lefty's Grill
Ranked #3 of 58 Restaurants in Nevada City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $30
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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!
Reviewed July 6, 2014

Lefty's used to be at a different location and a lot of people were concerned when they moved to this one because, as nice as it is, it's been a bad-luck spot for the five restaurants that preceded it here in less than nine years. But Lefty's seems to have broken the mold.

The bar is upstairs. You can eat there at the bar, or a few tall tables, or a couple of standard tables. There's also a small deck outside where you can sit. The main dining-room is downstairs, though.

The downstairs has a fireplace in one corner - a real, wood-burning one - that is often lit in the winter. there are tables both inside and out on the deck, some with umbrellas. Below the deck is the Deer Creek, so it's a very pleasant spot if you're in the shade.

The menu offers a variety of foods - starters, sandwiches, meal salads, burgers, and dinner entrees. All of it is generously portioned and tasty. I especially like the albacore poke starter, which is a decent small meal for me. I also like the Vietnamese seared tuna salad. The cheeseburger salad is very good but is too much food for almost everyone so it's a good one to share.

Bar service is available.

Service is friendly and competent.

Prices are reasonable, although my favorite Vietnamese seared tuna salad is $17, but it's a big meal with a lot of protein.

The place is big enough that we've never had a problem being seated, even without a reservation.

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Thank Adeliegentoo
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

Wait staff was so very nice and helpful! Suggested we go downstairs and talk to the hostess and perhaps she could save us a table on the deck overlooking the creek that runs through town, which she did! Our waitress suggested the special of the day, chicken breast salad with heirloom tomatoes for me and my husband chose a ribeye steak that was perfectly prepared! Very special evening!

Thank ktneal
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

Food was tasty, but service left a lot to be desired. I'm all for a leisurely meal, but our meal lasted just under 1 1/2 hours....too long.

Thank Maxine M
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

I had a Chinese chicken salad and a wonderful New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Really delicious. You can sit outside and over look the river. Inside atmosphere is nice as well.

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Thank Trav4c
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Reviewed June 28, 2014

We ate out on the upper deck off the bar overlooking the creek. A lovely spot on a hot day.

The food was excellent and the portions were large. Each of the 4 of us enjoyed our meal and the atmosphere thoroughly.

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Thank Kathy E
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