1426 Highway 395 | (775) 782-2074
Open Monday – Saturday
Gardnerville's favorite Family-style dining
We’re somewhat of a Nevada icon. We’ve been serving locals and travelers alike for over 60 years. Our multi-course family-style meals are traditional, plentiful and palate-pleasing. Come experience the tradition and bring your appetite!
BASQUE INSPIRED & CLASSIC
BAR & DINING
A few of the reasons to give us a visit
A Gardnerville Tradition
Though our restaurant has been around for over 60 years, our story starts long before.
On April Fool’s Day of 1960, the two immigrant brothers along with Jean’s wife Shirley, purchased the J.T. The Lekumberrys were proud to continue the traditions of the established sheepherder hotel, bar and dining room. Founded in 1955 by the Jaunsaras and the Trounday families, the Lekumberrys kept the name that highlighted the previous owners’ initials: “J.T.”
The Lekumberry brothers were delighted to move on from sheepherding and join the other Basque innkeepers in downtown Gardnerville. Jean tended bar, Uncle Pete cooked up the hearty family-style meals, and Shirley ran the dining room and the upstairs hotel.
Locally Sourced OfferingsIn addition to working our restaurant, our family also raises All-Natural Grass-Fed Beef on Ranch #1 in Carson Valley’s own Genoa, NV. Free of antibiotics and growth hormones, we are proud to serve such high quality beef direct to consumer through our kitchen. We also feature cuts of meat sourced from neighboring ranches. We are always working towards bringing you the most natural and local products available, including Borda Ranch Basque Lamb raised right here in Northern Nevada. From our pastures to your plates, we serve you with pride and quality.
Let us host your next celebration
Large parties welcome. We accommodate groups from 1 to 100.
Call us at 775-782-2074 for large group arrangements.
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