The Independent Restaurant and Bar Placerville California


Monday 11am – 9pm
Tuesday 11am – 9pm
Wednesday 11am – 9pm
Thursday 11am – 9pm
Friday 11am – 10pm
Saturday 11am – 10pm
Sunday 11am – 9pm

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About Us

Restaurant and Bar Placerville CA

Several years ago our family opened the now acclaimed Heyday Café in old town Placerville. The success and community support of “Heyday” inspired us to embark on a new venture, The Independent Restaurant and Bar. Opened in the fall of 2011, The Independent Restaurant and Bar is a dining destination presenting an outstanding American fusion menu and a top-tier full bar staffed by our friendly crew.

Our family is committed to bringing the same high level of service and quality guests enjoy at Heyday Café to “The Independent.” In keeping with this philosophy, our talented cooks and bartenders use only the freshest and finest ingredients in creating exceptional experiences. We invite you to gather with family and friends in our modern rustic setting where you will find cozy dining and a very convivial bar. And in our temperate foothill climate, there will be plenty of opportunities for drinks and dining fireside under the stars, in the private garden patio at “The Independent.”

We look forward to seeing you soon at The Independent Restaurant and Bar, located in the Emerald Street Building on upper Main Street in Placerville, California.


  • Excellent trendy cuisine along with best Wild West steaks and seafood. Mac & cheese with truffles. Beautiful salads. Very upscale, comfortable seating and environment. Lovely wine selections, fabulous desserts. Very creative menu mix. Something for everyone; we all leave with big smiles. Great staffing. Christine Negm -- Google
  • I was very impressed with the staff and service. The food was amazing and fairly priced. We ordered the filet, chicken, risotto, and burger. All was cooked perfect. We also enjoyed a few drinks from the bar that were just as good. Will be back for sure! Shane Kuhl -- Google
  • My girlfriend and I came here for the first time tonight and it was fantastic. I had the salmon avocado burger (amazing) and she had the salmon with rice and green beans (looked pretty legit). Our drinks were also awesome and the second was consistent with the first. The Dew Drop was perfect. Cassidy waited on us, and we thought she was very pleasant and good looking, which is always a plus. Robert Paige -- Google
  • Just had a FANTASTIC dinner here this past weekend. We ate outdoors on the patio as it was a nice warm night and it really couldn't have been more perfect. I had the pork chop with mac and cheese on the side and it was so incredibly delicious I am not sure I can even describe it! Our server (I believe her name is Cassidy?) was so sweet and attentive, and seemed to genuinely care about our experience. The even better news is I got to enjoy it again last night as I had the leftovers for dinner.I would be tempted to stop here every time I come home from a weekend in Tahoe - it was THAT good. Julie Y. --
  • We happened upon this place as we adventured through Placerville last weekend, and was delighted to find a treasure! The food was DELICIOUS and reasonably priced for the portions. The service was excellent from the moment we walked in the door. Great spot, I would definitely come back...check it out yourself! Rachel Tarro-Zylema --
  • We had family visiting from New York and wanted to take them to a new place for us. After many reccomendations from friend we took them here, and so glad we did. The food was wonderful, the service was top notch and very attentive! They loved it and so did I. Defiantly will be coming back! Just sorry we haven't tried it sooner! Mindy Caplan --



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