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BEFORE THERE WAS A HOTEL, THERE WAS A SALOON.

In 1852, thousands of thirsty prospectors filled their glasses at the original Golden Gate Saloon. After Grass Valley was destroyed by a fire in 1855, the owners quickly adapted and sold whiskey and beer to loyal customers from a tent among the rubble the next day.

Golden Gate Saloon

It starts here.

Our favorite watering hole continues to be as tenacious and inventive as its original owners—and one of the longest operating barrooms west of the Mississippi River. Serving classic and seasonal cocktails, regional and international wines and a selection of beers from near and far, with live music nights and plenty of local character.

Dining.

A seamless flow from the bar to the dining room and outdoor patio offers our guests the perfect mix of food and drink. Enjoy a contemporary menu with the fresh flavors of California and a dash of Mexico, utilizing the bounty of our local and organic farms. The Golden Gate menu is updated seasonally.

 

Open every day for breakfast and lunch 7am-4pm, dinner 5pm-10pm.

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SAMPLE MENU

SALADS

 

Caesar

little gem lettuces, cured egg yolk, shallot jam, sourdough croutons, cojita cheese, crispy bocquerones

 

Holbrooke

salanova lettuce, pickled red onion, easter egg radish, pistachio, pancetta, rye crostini, buttermilk basil dressing

 

Panzanella

local heirloom tomatoes, grilled sourdough, pickled squash, charred onion epazote, balsamic + local olive oil

 

Golden Gate Salad

riverhill farms lettuces, beets, cucumber, toasted walnut sourdough crostini with whipped ricotta honey dijon vinaigrette

SHARES & STARTS

 

Pozole de la Cabeza

llano seco pork, radish, red onion, house fried tortilla
oregano, lime

 

Today’s Soup

Hearty vegetarian soup, ask server

 

Clams and Chorizo

house smoked chorizo curado, white wine fennel, shallot, grilled bread

 

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

house bacon, shallot jam cream cheese, chipotle lime aioli

 

House Beef and Pork Jerky

fermented habanero, soy, brown sugar

 

Chicharrone

crispy fried pork skin, house made guacamole,
pickled easter egg radish, red mustard, romesco aioli

MAIN

 

Cast Iron Baked Tamale Pie

early bird farms white corn, smoked pork shoulder, cheesy cranberry beans, cippolini onions, pork jus, habanero crema

 

Crispy Yukon Gnocchi

eggplant, roast peppers,, cippolini, sprouted almond romesco, nettle and chili mojo verde, red mustard

 

Rainbow Trout Veracruz

crispy mountain trout, fennel, potatoes,summer squash
veracruz style stew

 

Smoked Crispy Skin Chicken

early bird farms cheesy white grits, wild mushrooms
Red mustard, mole estofado

 

The Steak

New York strip, seasonal roasted vegetables
laratte potato puree, bone marrow salsa verde

SIDES

 

Warm House Made Bread

rustic sourdough, cultured butter, sel gris

 

Cauliflower Gratin

capers, raisins, smoked cheddar, herbed bread crumbs

 

Cheesy Cranberry Beans

cotija, sierra nevada habanero jack, piment d’espellette

 

Sauteed First Rain Farms Spinach

Shallot and garlic

DESSERTS

 

Crème Fraiche Cheesecake

graham crumble, local blackberry jam

 

Fudge Brownie

whipped cream, toasted black almonds, salted caramel sauce

 

Cobbler

seasonal fresh fruit, vanilla ice cream

WEEKEND SPECIALS

 

Friday BBQ

Oak Smoked Beef Brisket

baked beans, pickled vegetables, local honey
house made dinner rolls, cultured butter

 

Saturday

Pork Spare Ribs

habanero green tomato sauce, potato salad
pepper jam, cornbread

 

Sunday

Prime Rib

au jus, sauteed spinach
house made dinner rolls, cultured butter

TACO TUESDAYS

 

two tacos of your choice

cheesy cranberry beans, chili spiced brown rice + quinoa

 

Pork Belly Al Pastor

crispy house braised pork belly
red onion, cilantro, habanero pickled pineapple

 

Fish Tacos a la Plancha

flat top seared halibut, cabbage relish
pickled easter egg radish, cilantro lime aioli

 

Rajas Con Crema

roasted poblano chilis, cojita cheese

 

**dessert taco +$5

BOARDS

 

Cheese Board

midnight moon, cana de oveja, whipped ricotta,
house made charcuterie, seasonal jam + pickles
house bread

 

Charcuterie Board

housemade and ham stand nevada city meats, seasonal jams + pickles, house bread

 

Nevada County Board

selection of local seasonal produce, cashew & date “cheddar”, hummus, seasonal jams + pickles
house bread

OPEN EVERY DAY.

Breakfast and Lunch 7am-4pm
Dinner 5pm-10pm

 

Guests and non-guests are welcome at The Golden Gate Saloon.