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Carbear99 Apr 25, 2012 10:37 AM

Going to be in the Grass Valley/Nevada City area this weekend...

Looking for some restaurant rec's.... We are very adventurous eaters, open to any cuisine. As far as restaurant style, looking for casual places as well as fine dining. We are gluten free, and restaurants are usually able to accommodate us. Looking for good local places, lunch, dinner, snacks, ice cream/other treats..

Thanks for your help!

  1. PolarBear Jan 8, 2014 05:13 PM

    Bumped this up on another thread to say eight of us had fabulous meals at New Moon this past Saturday. The Scallops were out of this world and one of the specials, Rack of Lamb served with a loin that was fork tender with the ribs perfect medium rare. I shared the lamb with Lady PB's Prawns and Tasso in Creole sauce over cheese grits. There were a couple other dishes ordered and loved but my mind's stuck on the one's we woofed down, along with a couple of beautiful blends of 2003 Ramazotti (Ricordo and Regale) given to my pal by his brother who makes wine with Joe R.

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      bennyboy1 May 8, 2012 05:59 PM

      The chinese place at Brunswick Basin is great. Asian Garden.

      Kanes is great in downtown Grass valley. Mostly Italian but always delish.

      In Nevada City try Matteos. For the money the best in the county. All housemade, local ingredients great beer selection etc..

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        marmarl777 May 6, 2012 10:20 PM

        New Moon Cafe is the best restaurant in the area. Yes, it is expensive, but it is all made from local and organic food, to order. The fish is wild, line caught and fresh. The meats are grass fed and organic. It's delicious. There are 53 beers to choose from and a giant wine list with bottles from $16 to $160

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          glbtrtr May 7, 2012 09:01 AM

          Yup, exactly the hype we fell for too. Terrible dinner and pricy too. Avoid.

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          bennyboy1 Apr 26, 2012 08:11 PM

          Kane's (Grass Valley) is pretty good.

          Diego's is AMAZING.

          Matteos in NC is really good.

          Villa Venezia in Grass Valley has the most adventurous food in the area.

          Cafe Mecca has the best coffee ever. Summer Thymes is great for coffee and so is Caroline's. Flour garden bakery is really good too.

          Goomba's has really good Italian. Love the meatballs.

          Pine Street Cafe is great for breakfast. So is Ike's.

          1. PolarBear Apr 26, 2012 11:48 AM

            Diego's – Chilean
            217 Colfax Highway Grass Valley
            530. 477-1460
            http://www.diegosrestaurant.com/about.html

            Sopa Thai Cusine
            www.sopathai.net
            312-316 Commercial Sr.
            Nevada Ctiy, CA 95959
            (530) 470-0101

            Ike's Quarter Cafe
            401 Commercial
            Nevada City
            530-265-6138

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              glbtrtr Apr 25, 2012 12:21 PM

              Stay away from New Moon in Nevada City, if it is still in business. Unless you want to dine on hype and attitude, and pay for the privilege at the same time.

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                Carbear99 Apr 26, 2012 09:03 AM

                Ok, do you have any suggestions on where I should go?

                Thanks for your help!

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                  glbtrtr Apr 26, 2012 09:41 AM

                  Villa Venezia in Grass Valley was very good, changed management and got terrible, and recently heard it is back in the good column again. A worthy option to explore - charming old house.

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