Experience the best Sierra Foothill restaurants along with everything else you’ll enjoy in this scenic mountain region. There are fantastic wineries located throughout the foothills, historic Gold Rush towns and caverns to explore, and so much more. We are repeat customers at each of these restaurants.
Nevada County Restaurants
Kane’s Family Restaurant
If you are wine tasting in Nevada County, or visiting Grass Valley, enjoy fine dining at one of the region’s newest restaurants. Kane’s Fine Food Restaurant creates delicious food from fresh ingredients. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A great place to dine during a wine tour of Nevada County!
New Moon Cafe
New Moon Cafe is the place to go for fine dining in Nevada City. Serving lunch and dinner, this restaurant uses local, natural, and organic foods. The food is excellent. It’s a cozy and the servers are friendly and attentive. They offer both small and large plates.
Amador County Restaurants
While enjoying an Amador County wine tour, head for Taste Restaurant in Plymouth to enjoy fine dining in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. This small restaurant offers large and small plates to satisfy all appetites. This is the place for fine dining in Plymouth.
Sarafina’s Italian Kitchen
Sarafina’s Italian Kitchen is a family restaurant specializing in freshly prepared Italian dishes. You can dine inside or outdoors. Warm, friendly atmosphere. Delicious food. Great service. This is a small, popular restaurant. Reservations are recommended especially on weekends.
Calaveras County Restaurants
If you are in Calaveras County Wine Country, plan to dine at V Restaurant and Bar. This is a great wine country restaurant. The food is fabulous and the service is great. Located in the charming town of Murphys, combine a wine tasting trip to Murphys with fine dining at V’s. This is a restaurant that you will want to return to often!
Alchemy Market serves dinner and lunch. The food is consistently delicious. They’re famous for their Gold Nugget Cheese Bread. Everyone raves about this ciabatta bread topped with butter, kernels of corn, green onions, serrano chiles, garlic, cilantro, white cheddar and parmesan cheese. Dine indoors or outside on the patio. The restaurant features live jazz on Fridays and special Winemaker Nights on Tuesday. They feature local wines by the glass and also offer an extensive beer list.
El Dorado County Restaurants
Allez! is a fabulous little place just off Highway 49 in Diamond Springs. They offer gourmet French cuisine to go or to dine in. They have a large menu that includes sandwiches, crepes, and salads. They also feature amazing French dishes such as escargot in garlic herb butter, seafood paella, coq au vin, and Boeuf Bourguignon. Dine at Allez and you are sure to return again and again.
Gold Vine Grill
Gold Vine Grill is located in Somerset. This is a wonderful place to stop for lunch or dinner while wine tasting at the many wineries nearby. They are in the middle of the Fair Play Wine Appellation. Excellent food served by friendly folks!
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