Wine Spectator honors Friar Tuck’s restaurant in Nevada City

Friar Tuck’s Restaurant & Bar of Nevada City has received a 2012 Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine.

The selection is announced in the August 31 issue of Wine Spectator as part of its 31st annual international awards program. The magazine’s list includes restaurants across the U.S. and in 65 nations around the globe.

“In our entire region, there are just four restaurants listed; three in the Lake Tahoe and us,” said Friar Tuck’s founder and longtime owner Greg Cook. “That’s pretty cool.

“This is a very prestigious award in the restaurant industry and a great honor for us,” he said.

Friar Tuck’s was recognized for its extensive California wine selections and moderate pricing.

Cook, who opened Friar Tuck’s in 1973, continues to operate the popular downtown restaurant with his wife, Rona. Friar Tuck’s seats 185, offers two wine cellars with more than 300 wine selections and attracts a clientele from across the region.

“We work hard on our wine selections and we’re proud to be part of the wine community in Nevada County,” Cook said.

Friar Tuck’s is located at 111 North Pine Street in historic downtown Nevada City. Call 530-265-9093 or see

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