Fodor's Expert Review Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar

$$$ Truckee Eclectic Fodor's Choice

Perched above town on the site of North America's first chairlift, this local institution has a bar decked out with old wooden skis, sleds, skates, and photos of Truckee's early days. The ambitious menu includes grilled steak, baby-back short ribs with chipotle barbecue jus, and house-special pasta dishes like chicken linguine. On summer weekends, enjoy brunch or lunch outside on the deck.

Eclectic Views Casual Dinner $$$ Fodor's Choice Lunch Brunch

Quick Facts

10142 Rue Hilltop Rd.
Truckee, California  96161, USA


Known For:
  • Local institution
  • Ambitious menu
  • Hilltop views
  • Early-bird three-course dinner except in high season
  • Wine selection
  • Hilltop views from atmospheric bar
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch Sept.–May or weekdays in summer

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