Nevada City Dining Al Fresco

Nevada City Dining Al Fresco

Sushi in the Raw is among several Nevada City restaurants that are now offering outdoor dining, complying with State mandates while offering a refreshing, outdoor break. Photos: Pamela Biery & Ken Teichmann

A quick break, especially if you can get outdoors to eat, can do wonders for your concentration, stress levels, and creativity. While restaurants turn to new ways to safely seat their patrons during COVID-19, the benefits of dining outdoors are considerable, from stress reduction to fresh air, to a scenic view of Nevada City life at street level. Experience a bit of charm along with delectable meals and remember that table space is limited due to mandatory seating requirements and that policies are changing during COVID-19, so it’s always a good idea to check in for current hours and consider reservations or take-out, too.

These restaurants (mostly) combine the great European tradition of street cafes with Gold-Rush scenics:

Bistro 221
221 Broad St
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-0221

Open for outdoor dining and take-out. Reservations recommended. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday from 12pm-7pm. Friday and Saturday 12pm-7:30pm. Closed on Sundays.

California Organics
135 Argall Way
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-9392
Open for outdoor dining and take-out. Dining area open 11am-8pm Monday-Friday,
11am-3pm, Saturday and closed on Sunday.

Calla Lily Crepes
214 Broad St
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 470-6045

Open for outdoor dining and take-out. Open 11am-7pm Monday-Thursday, 11am-8pm
Friday, 9am-9pm Saturday and Sunday 9am-7pm.

Golden Era
309 Broad Street
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 264-7048

Serving drinks with small plates provided by Antonio’s Catering in side Breezeway and back patio from
5pm -midnight Thursday-Sunday. Music 7-10pm. Call for reservations at 530-264-7048.

Jernigan’s Tap House & Grill
123 Argall Way
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-6999

Outdoor dining and take-out. Fresh craft beer on tap with food orders. Watch for Sunday
evening food truck specials in addition to menu. Open 12-9pm Tuesday-Thursday. Open
until 10pm Friday and Saturday. Closes at 8pm Sunday, closed Mondays.

Lefty’s Grill
101 Broad St
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-5838
Open for outdoor dining and take out 4:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday – Sunday.

Nevada City Classic Cafe
216 Broad St
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-9440
Open for outdoor dining and take-out. 8:30am-2:30pm Thursday-Tuesday (closed

Northridge Restaurant of Nevada City
773 Nevada St
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 478-0470

Check for availability, open for take-out, Monday-Friday 11:00am-9pm. Open 11:30am-
9pm Saturday and 11:30am-8:30pm on Sunday.

One 11 Kitchen & Bar
300 Commercial St
Nevada City, CA 9595
(530) 470-6099
Open for outdoor seating and take-out, 5-9 pm daily, closed Wednesdays.

Sushi In The Raw
315 Spring St
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 478-9503
Open for outdoor dining by reservation from 5:30-9pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

The Willo
16898 State Hwy 49
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-9902
Open for outdoor dining from 5-9pm daily.

Three Forks Bakery & Brewing
211 Commercial St
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 470-8333

Open for outdoor dining and take-out from 8:30am-10pm Thursday-Monday. Closed
Tuesday and Wednesday. Offering curbside order pick-up (take-out orders encouraged!).

Social Distancing Mandate Spells LOCAL
Living locally means reinvesting in the place that we call home. Keeping it local has new
meaning during COVID-19—including safer practices for all. Let’s keep loving the good
where we are and support services locally.

Watch for changes and be aware that there are many local businesses offering services
who would love to see you, providing safe practices are in place.

This is an unprecedented time, one that asks us to be mindful of ourselves, our family
and our communities. Please wear masks and wash your hands to help keep Nevada
County open.