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“Great atmosphere and food!”

Cottonwood Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 118 Restaurants in Truckee
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $35
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Cottonwood has been a fixture of Truckee's vibrant dining scene for 25 years, and was voted North Lake Tahoe's "Best Fine Dining Restaurant." Housed in a historical ski lodge, constructed in 1928 to serve as a warming hut for the town of Truckee's ski and toboggan hill, the restaurant is a virtual museum of historic photos and artifacts. With spectacular views of downtown Truckee from the Dining Room or expansive Deck, Cottonwood is the restaurant of choice for Truckee locals and visitors alike. A diverse menu consists of eclectic menu of steaks, pastas, seafood and vegetarian dishes using fresh organic produce and sustainable meats and seafood whenever possible, complimented by a full bar and adventuresome wine list. Home to a vibrant acoustic music scene, Cottonwood features free live music every Thursday and Friday nights, and features a nightly Happy Hour until 6pm. Groups and special events are welcome.
Reviewed February 19, 2013

Went there last night and my husband and I remembered right away (from last year when we visited on a previous ski trip) that we LOVE the atmosphere here. Its in an old ski lodge. We both had steaks and they were top notch. My husband's filet came out quite rare and they had no issues coking it a tiny bit more for him and then it was delish! I still liked my New York better though! ;) We had garlic mash which was also very good.

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Thank Candice S
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

Love the bar and atmosphere. Always a great vibe, great crowd and a place where locals and visitors gather. Beer selections is always surprising and the burger is delicious.

Thank Jane W
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

Wow! We had a table overlooking the town of Truckee covered in snow and lit up like a Christmas tree. Great service. Have to agree that the Caesar salad is outstanding. Food was cooked to perfection. Great happy hour specials. Very busy as the night grew long.

Thank JudgeJim777
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

This place needs a lot of work and the food is very overpriced, all I like is the outside deck open in the summer.

Thank Daniela1224
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

The restaurant is up on the hill opposite Truckee which gives a perfect view of downtown Truckee how great is that. I ordered the Caesar since the dressing is made to order, It is one of the best I have ever had. For dinner I had their scampi special that was to die for. If you are in the area how much better a restaurant can you get.

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Thank Popcorn0908090809
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