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The Citizens building has been remodeled under new ownership and relaunched as Lefty's Bar and Grill in Oct 2007.

You can enjoy and eat at a variety of restaurants when you visit South Lake Tahoe, CA, less than 100 miles away.

Citizens Restaurant is a casual dining restaurant located in the heart of Nevada City's historic district. The restaurant is owned by Clay Collins, one of the area's top young chefs. Clay's kitchen staff hand prepares all dishes from scratch, with gourmet pizzas, specialty pasta dishes, unique sandwiches and hand tossed salads on the menu.


The restaurant is located in the historic Citizens Bank building on Broad Street, the "main" street of Nevada City. The building has a great history and ambiance, dating back to the gold rush era. The restaurant's rear dining room was once an assay office. Lore has it that there is gold hidden somewhere in the brick walls, and that there is a resident ghost!

In 1979 the Citizens building first housed a restaurant, Citizens Pizza. In July of 2004 Clay purchased the business. With the goal of providing a great casual dining experience, he revamped the menu and redecorated the dining rooms. Clay is happy to report that the restaurant's reputation is growing and business is great!

Please join us soon for lunch or dinner!

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