Every so often in life, you come across a perfect restaurant. The setting is idyllic, the food is heavenly, and the atmosphere is one of comfortable elegance, inviting you to sit back, have another drink, and just enjoy the moment. Cottonwood Restaurant in Truckee is our version of perfection, and we think after just one visit, you will agree with us. Set high above the city of Truckee with breathtaking views of the town and the rivers and lakes that run through it, this moderately priced restaurant offers more expensive meal options, but generally is very easy on the vacation budget!
Twinkle Lights and White Tablecloths
The quiet elegance is what will invite you in, the breathtaking views will have you taking a seat, and the mouthwatering food will help you settle in for the long haul. Outside, this building sided with weathered wood is a charming example of Tahoe architecture, while the inside is warm and welcoming. Strings of twinkle lights add a touch of romance to the industrial décor, while tables topped with white tablecloths add a touch of elegance. Patio dining in the warm summer months offers unparalleled views of the town below, and glass garage doors can be opened to allow for unobstructed views from the inside. Live music on the weekends adds to the ambience and creates a lively hangout for guests of all ages.
The Menu Changes Seasonally
And the new Cottonwood Truckee, CA winter menu has been recently released. With each change we worry that our favorite dish will disappear, but somehow, they manage to keep those on the menu while adding new meals that become our new favorites! Butternut Squash Ravioli on the starter menu, or a Greek Salad with arugula, cucumber, red onion, roasted red pepper, organic cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, olives, and a red wine vinaigrette are tasty ways to lead into the main course. The Seafood Stew and Chipotle Cream Linguini on the specialty menu are hearty and filling, while the Vegetarian Meal offered never fails to please. The Marinated Wagyu Beef Bavette Steak is more than a delicious mouthful; it is a meal so rich and savory, we’ve been known to dream about it more than once or twice. The Grilled House Made Veggie Burger satisfies the same as the carnivore style.
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