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“Elegant, Gourmet, Great Service and Fabulous Setting”

Cottonwood Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 117 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 June 15, 2014

This restaurant is always elegant, good, creative, many choices in entrees, salds, wine, etc. The view is exceptional and has never disappointed throught the last 15 plus years.

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Reviewed June 9, 2014

We arrived a bit late-around eight o'clock. Our waitress was very accommodating but brought the dinner way too soon as we had just been served cocktails. Perhaps it was because we were some of the last guests to be served for the evening. The food was very good but not just fabulous. The seafood stew lacked adequate seafood, and the dinner of petrel sole was good but not excellent. It is a convenient plea to dine while in Truckee, although a bit on the expensive side.

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Reviewed May 2, 2014

Great personal service, excellent wine menu and terrific food. Yes, it was closest to my hotel but that's why I chose my hotel. I enjoyed the halibut in a lovely light coconut curry broth, tasty salad as well. lovely service and outstanding view

Thank antywet
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

this is rated very high by the locals. Its a fun place on the weekends, they have great entertainment. Menu has food that you may not find in other restaurants. Service is good, waiters also into customer service.

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Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

This is a nice spot with great views of the city and live music. Food is however overpriced so I world not recommend it as a Restaurant. Worth going in but only for a drink.

Thank Gio_barcelona
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Mike B, Owner at Cottonwood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2014

Hi Gio....Thank for visiting us. We attempt to create a diverse menu with a lot of choices and a wide range of prices. Food costs are certainly a challenge, and the current drought in California will make this an even bigger issue going forward. We always try to provide large portions at a fair value, and use the same formula for pricing, which is based on the costs we incur for purchasing our ingredients. Our nightly Happy Hour (every night, 4:30-6) is a good way to find bargains. Again, thank you for visiting, and we hope to see you again soon. Mike

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