Fodor's Expert Review Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar
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.
10142 Rue Hilltop Rd.
Truckee, California 96161, USA
- Local institution
- Ambitious menu
- Hilltop views
- Early-bird three-course dinner except in high season
- Wine selection
- Hilltop views from atmospheric bar