JT Basque Bar & Dining Room in downtown Gardnerville is a Carson Valley icon serving traditional Basque family style meals. It all started in 1896 when an early Gardnerville entrepreneur bought and moved the building from its original location in Virginia City, Nevada. Since then, the authentic Victorian building has served as a hotel, saloon and dining hall throughout its more than 100 year history in downtown Gardnerville. Read more about "The JT," the Lekumberry family, and their Carson Valley farm where they produce natural grass-fed beef and local produce for their kitchen at the Sierra Nevada Geotourism MapGuide website. Open Monday through Saturday for lunch, dinner and drinks. Closed Sunday. Walk-ins welcome. Good for groups. Kids are welcome. Outdoor seating is available.