Best Restaurants: Truckee, CA

Expertise Provided By: “Best Places Northern California”

Moody’s Bistro & Lounge

Paul McCartney once sat down at the piano and sang a few tunes for the patrons at this art deco establishment that would be right at home in New York. Hip staff, jazz combos, and an equally ritzy menu, ranging from seared Sonoma foie gras with Bing cherry compote to all-natural pork chops served with peach sauce. Lovely patio.

Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar

Perched high on a hill with great views, especially from the comfortable deck. Eclectic seasonal menu roams from Southwestern to Creole to Mediterranean. Garlic slathered whole leaf Caesar salad is a highlight, and entrees might include a rabbit cassoulet or a seafood stew. Don’t miss the fresh apple-berry crisp for dessert.

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