We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Friar Tuck's Restaurant & Bar

111 N Pine St, Nevada City, CA 95959-2511
+1 530-265-9093
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fondue” (65 reviews)
“prime rib” (19 reviews)
“steak” (36 reviews)
Closed Now
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
111 N Pine St, Nevada City, CA 95959-2511
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (283)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 282 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fabulous food! Great margaritas! The service was excellent too! We were there on a Sunday evening. Can't wait to dine there again!

Thank JayDonni11
FriarTucksNC, Manager at Friar Tuck's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the review and we look forward to having you here again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Made reservations for a large party and were seated immediately. Service was attentive but not hovering and the food was excellent. Highly recommend!

Thank Explore61328538414
FriarTucksNC, Owner at Friar Tuck's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for joining us and for the review. We are so glad you had a wonderful evening and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

On a chilly evening this was a warm and inviting place to visit for the first time. It’s a comfortable venue and had the benefit of understated live music. Unfortunately, the food was average to disappointing. One of our meals was served with all the...More

Thank Mark O
FriarTucksNC, Owner at Friar Tuck's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. We're glad you enjoyed our cozy atmosphere and wonderful live music. We regret that you didn't have a better meal with us. Our food definitely should not come out tepid. We hope you let a staff member know so we...More

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

I’ve been a regular customer here since the 1970s. Great food, fantastic staff, nice ambiance. One of the local greats.

Thank mes227
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We made a reservation well in advance to celebrate out anniversary. We asked for the quietest area since my husband has a hearing problem. They didn’t reserve anything, although they did have the reservation in their books. we had to wait 30 minutes to be...More

Thank I6028QIjanices
Reviewed 19 September 2018

We were visiting family in grass valley and celebrated my birthday at friar tucks. Lovely steak meal, chocolate mousse and a server who sang happy birthday. He was so happy, a really fun guy.

Thank lyndacanning1959
FriarTucksNC, Owner at Friar Tuck's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Thank you for celebrating your birthday with us! We are happy to hear we made it a nice time for you. Thank you.

Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

~$100 for two main coursed and one appetizer- are we in SF? Mushrooms for appetizer was ok. NY steak ($30) was disappointing, too much pepper sauce and mediocre quality of meat. Pasta primavera ($20) was almost a scam-the olives which are added are from a...More

Thank odedbd
FriarTucksNC, Owner at Friar Tuck's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your evening with us more. Serving top quality food is a priority for us. All of our steaks are hand cut, certified Angus USDA choice. All of our ingredients are fresh and all our dishes are made to order. Setting...More

Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Nice seating in the restaurant. Prices are in the upper range but might be normal for the very touristic city. Had some pasta which was plenty and would have been generally good if it had not been drowned in a sea of oil. Had to...More

Thank eva1500
FriarTucksNC, Owner at Friar Tuck's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

We are glad you enjoyed the ambiance. However, we are sorry you didn't enjoy your pasta. Please, let us know next time. We'd be happy to remake it to your liking or bring you a dish you'd enjoy more.

Reviewed 16 July 2018

Best band I've seen in Nevada City. Hope to see them again. Had a nice time with friends. We left and came back. No other place seemed as much fun as this place.

Thank George G
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

A bit expensive but if you want to splurge thIs may be your place. Visited twice recently and they have really made some improvements. Food quality is excellent and the service is wonderful. While there is always fondue available, check some of the nightly specials.

Thank Robert B
FriarTucksNC, Owner at Friar Tuck's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Thank you for the review!

Nearby HotelsSee all 5 hotels in Nevada City
National Hotel
120 reviews
.13 km away
Broad Street Inn
201 reviews
.30 km away
Outside Inn
418 reviews
.51 km away
Northern Queen Inn
139 reviews
.86 km away
Nearby Restaurants
New Moon Cafe
315 reviews
.07 km away
South Pine Cafe-Nevada City
286 reviews
.09 km away
Sopa Thai Cuisine
178 reviews
.06 km away
Three Forks Bakery & Brewery Co
168 reviews
.08 km away
Nearby Attractions
Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum
50 reviews
1.51 km away
The Nevada Theatre
46 reviews
.12 km away
Nevada City Chamber of Commerce
25 reviews
.12 km away
Firehouse Museum
13 reviews
.13 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Henri S
28 December 2017|
Response from SuzanneLS | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure. We had a salad, but it was a group deal for a wedding party. Just call them!
14 August 2015|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from FriarTucksNC | Property representative |
Yes, "smart casual" is probably the way to go, however, for those in shorts and a t-shirt you will not feel uncomfortable or out of place (especially in the bar).
22 April 2015|
Response from winterstreet | Property representative |
Yes, they can absolutely accommodate large parties. Please contact Carissa, our general manager, to make arrangements. She can be reached at 530-265-9093.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 N Pine St, Nevada City, CA 95959-2511
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Nevada City
  • Phone Number: +1 530-265-9093
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing